Just one month past the extended warranty and Ford won't honor the warranty or extend it. Vehicle taken to dealer for testing , but results show that everything is normal. Would never buy a vehicle knowing that it would end up shifting like this as normal wear and tear while under warranty. The current mileage was 22,229 and failure mileage was 22. The second problem revolves around a transmission that skips in an out of gear. The first one I drove 237,000 miles.
Transmission will not hold vehicle in place! Now i see this terrible design of the placement of the transmission cable and it makes me wonder. I guess it is going to take someone getting seriously hurt or killed before a recall is sent out. They did fix the issue. I was driving over Echo summit after a weekend out of town and it started slipping between gears. Nothing long about here somewhere us when i asked about the coolant lines and the cooler or their good. Thought I woud need no extended warranty for a vehicle with this low of milage! The truck made it to the dealer service dept, however by that time the serviceman indicated that the truck would not go in drive, only reverse.
The dealership said that it was stress related. However, now I'm a disatisfied and pissed off former Ford customer! On the way to the dealer service dept. Since I have had the truck the rearend has developed a loud whining sound and slung the rearend lube out and under the bed. Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler. I have to pay for a new transmission for an obviously lemon of a transmission, however I have read on message boards that alot have complained about the same thing happening.
Mechanic dealership said it was a known problem. They pulled the tranny apart and it was trashed. But now I don't know what brand to buy. Tested 4 other vehicles, same condition resulted. Ford used them, figuring the vehicles would be out of warranty,sold or wrecked before the transmission went bad.
But no where in the owners manual is this condition stated. The truck then developed a stall like it was low and gas and blew black smoke on cold starts and take-offs. My father drove ford products when I was a child , most of the time the transmission would go out after 80,000 miles. Guess I'll have to go back to a Chevy for my next truck. All the scheduled maintenance was performed on time at the dealership Joe Cooper Ford.
My father retired from ford. I'd get rid of the truck but who wants a truck with a bad tranny, or once you fix the thing, you now have a lot money in the vehicle however - no payment. I had my truck since it was new and never had any serious issues with it other than the rusted hub actuators. Just got an early retirement because of budget cuts and look where I am - Carless. I thought Ford had solved their transmission problems. I only have 1000 miles left on my extended service plan. I had just had it flushed 3 months before and there were no leaks.
All I can say is that Ford, will not be my next truck. The purchased item may need to be repainted, refinished, or reupholstered for proper color match. Me being somwhat sceptable at this point i posed the question tell me exactly where you got them? Oh ffom the junk yard down the street. The engine has a noise, sounds like if were a diesel engine - do not even want to think how much it would cost to repair it. This transmission unit has been inspected, tested and ready to ship. So, who is worse, Ford or government? I've almost got my parents convinced. Sometimes truck would jerk while changing gears.
Then proceeded to show me a part on a diagram that he said ford took out of there transmissions in 2000 and he has seen this problem plenty of times. Do your research and find out that this particular year will eat your wallet! I had a jiffy lube representatives inspect my brakes and they said the rotors looked scarred. What a croc, luckily my transmission guy is going to put that plate on that ford took off in 2000 and said i should not have a problem again and if i do i am trading this baby in and going back to Chevy. From talking to one of the service employees I learned that there have been many complaints about this problem. I cannot believe there is not a recall on this! But I don't want to buy a vehicle more than once. It typically takes us approximately 3-5 business days to process a credit back to your account and 2-3 business days for the credit to appear on your account. One day when I started driving it I noticed a whine coming from the floor.
When I brought it back to sunstate Ford to let them try to fix it again, they say the problem is normal. Check also our 2004 Ford F-150 manual transmission catalog. Next a hum and then jerks in between shifts. There should be a recall on the 2004 F-150. This is hard to stomach! He changed jobs that required him to travel and I ended up purchasing it. However, I am concerned as they happen frequently and the dealer states that the conditions are normal. Disclaimer: -Some of our units used engine, transmission, axle, etc.
Currently the truck is at my dealership unmoveable because the transmission just recently went out. This is six months after my warranty expires. I'm even more appalled that Ford would not stand by their product! I was lucky enough to limp it back home and load everything into my car. When Ford came out with the overdrive transmission , his cars had no more transmission problems. I have been a Ford person for a lot of years.