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Ford F-150 Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

1545 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford F-150. 237 of these members (15.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 176 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Ford F-150s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Ford F-150 problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Ford F-150 problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Ford F-150 problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

25% of the Ford F-150 repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 11% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1197 repairs.

Ford F-150 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Ford F-150 transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 15% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 22% between $500 and $999, 16% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 169 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Ford F-150 Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2004 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 70000    
71000 380 Electronic 4x4 transfer went out 
 
Ford F-150 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 20000    
21000 0 Rear end would shudder when turning. 
 

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2004 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford F-150 in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 60140    
60760 0 When I test drove the truck in December I was noticing a shutter running through the vehicle when I started turning out of a stop. Apparently the wrong fluid had been put in the diff, they sent it to a Ford dealership to have it drained and replaced. 
67580 0 Oil change guy noticed that fluid was spewing out of the rear diff. Brought it back to the dealer who had it fixed immediately because it was about the seize up and cause more damage. 
Ford F-150 in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 26000    
29000 1200 Trans Fault warning came on and trans starting acting funny. Had metal shavings in the pan and a new reman trans is being installed. 
 

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2004 Ford F-150 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford F-150 in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 31000    
35000 940 Clutches in rear end causing shudder when turning. 
 

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2003 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 55000    
61000 50 Transmission seal replaced. 
 

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Ford F-150 in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 68000    
68000 430 Rear end pinion seal leak. 
84000  

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2002 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

202-horsepower 4.2L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Ford F-150 in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 72000    
80000 700 Clutch slave cylinder failed. 
82000 300 Replaced slave cylinder and clutch assembly. 
139000  

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