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FORD F-150 Problems with Power Train

 
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2004 FORD F-150 Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2004 FORD F-150. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2004 FORD F-150 by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (1956 Complaints)
Date reported Jun 30, 2009
Location MIRA LOMA, CA
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2004 FORD F-150
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Power Train

ON JUNE 29, 2009 WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE ON A BUSY CITY STREET THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SUDDENLY AND WITHOUT WARNING APPEARED TO SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL. THERE WAS NO NOISE OR ANY INDICATION OF THE CATASTROPHIC FAILURE THAT HAD OCCURRED. THE ENGINE REVVED WITH NO RESPONSE FROM THE TRANSMISSION. WHILE TRYING TO AVOID TRAFFIC AS THE VEHICLE SLOWED I ATTEMPTED TO CLEAR TRAFFIC LANES AS SAFELY AS POSSIBLE. THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHIFTED DOWN INTO SECOND GEAR AS I SLOWED TO SEE IF THIS HAD ANY EFFECT ON THE TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLE IMMEDIATELY RESPONDED AND I PULLED OUT OF TRAFFIC LANES. I IMMEDIATELY CHECKED THE FLUID LEVEL AND IT WAS IN STANDARD OPERATING RANGE. I THEN DISENGAGED THE OVERDRIVE OF THE TRANSMISSION AND THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN HOME. AN INSPECTION OF THE VEHICLE FOUND THE OVERDRIVE CLUTCH PACK FAILED. THIS VEHICLE IS WELL MAINTAINED, DOES NOT TOW ANYTHING AND IS DRIVEN TO AND FROM WORK, 30 MILES EACH WAY. THE REPAIR IS $2500.00 FOR A 5 YEAR OLD VEHICLE WITH 69,700 MILES. I BELIEVE THIS STANDARD EQUIPMENT FROM FORD WAS NOT DESIGNED TO PERFORM AT AN ADEQUATE PERFORMANCE LEVEL AS EXPECTED FROM A CONSUMER. THE CONSUMERS WHO PURCHASE NEW FORD VEHICLES SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPECT THE PRODUCT TO LAST LONGER THAN THE PAYMENTS ONE MAKES ON THE NEW VEHICLE!

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