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2011 Ford F-150 repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (4%)

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2011 Ford F-150 transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (5%)

< $100 (76%)

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

7100 mi Preventive TSB for transmission pump. 
36000 mi Rear end limited slip locked both wheels causing noise when turning. It was as if rear wheels were locked in 4x4. 
9920 mi Hard 1-2 up shift. 
13020 mi very hard shifts up and down as well as lack of power on hard acceleration 
50840 mi Rough shift at very slow speeds occasionally 
49000 mi Engine was unable to find a consistant RPM, TC appeared to unlock and relock constantly on downhill grades with T/H or Cruise engaged. PCM was reflashed, issue appears to be resolved 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

26040 mi LSD clutch pack replaced 
41540 mi LSD clutch pack replaced (2nd time) 
57660 mi

C $15
Vacuum check valve failed in 4x4 system, causing partial engagement of left side IWE (vacuum hub. Replaced vacuum check valve (Motorcraft YG-429) 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

123000 mi Trans temp reached between Yellow & Red when climbing long steep winding highway grade. No load in truck. Happens on the same section of highway every time. Mechanic could not duplicate in a 2 mile drive in town. NOTHING DONE! Once when passing another car stepped hard on gas to downshift and pass, trans when to a "neutral" position, rpms when to about 5000 before I backed out, once rpms dropped trans when back to high gear. Mechanic could not duplicate it on 2 mile drive. NOTHING DONE! 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

302-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

22700 mi Improper shifting since day one. Hard slamming shift in all gears eventually before they finally replaced the whole thing. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

302-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed automatic RWD

16500 mi On accel from a stop, clunk felt in drive train. Cleaned and lubed splines of drive shaft slip yolk per TSB 12-7-13. Repair drive shaft boot. When slowing to a stop at about 2 or 3 mph feels like transmission will not disengage. Vehicle jerks then slows normally to a stop. Advise 110812A Reprogram PCM and TCM, perform adaptive strategy learn. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

7500 mi Bad batch of transmissions from 4/11/11 to 6/8/11 caused transmission pump leaks. Fixed under TSB.  
20800 mi Harsh shift. Fixed by lubing slip joint and reprogramming transmission. 
24000 mi Transmission not shifting. Transmission pump replaced. 
18500 mi Transmission leak. 
22800 mi Oil leak @ bell housing. Dealer investigated and found a TSB for the front pump on the tranny. Bad batch of pumps around the time my truck was built. Dealer replaced pump and tranny pan gasket. 
24000 mi After the pump replacement, there is a loud resonanting vibration/noise when the engine/transmission is cold and the RPM's about 850. This is especially noticeable when backing out of the garage first thing in the morning. Bolts tightened. 
32700 mi Oil leak @ bell housing. Front pump leaking again. Replaced pump assembly and main transmission housing, seals, filter, etc. 
46900 mi Rough 1-2 and 2-1 shifts at lower throttle. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

29140 mi Transfer case or front hubs grinding when 4x4 engaged while driving. Only happens at Temps below -20C 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 6.5ft bed

302-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

19500 mi Truck began smoking. Transmission leak repaired under tsb 11-8-4. Pump and seal in bell housing area. Happened towing travel trailer in hilly area. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

41000 mi

US $1500
Tweaked transmission computer software adjustment 
101000 mi

US $350
Rear end seal leaks again and had to repaired 
12300 mi Drive would slip and bump when starting from a stop. 
30400 mi Slippage and jerk from a stop and sometimes when accelerating from a cruise speed. 
22300 mi CV joint dry causing rough shifts and shuddering while braking. Dealer used a Ford kit to repack joint. 
39000 mi Rough shifting problem returned. Dealer removed and greased the U-joint. 
24000 mi Had to grease the spline and replace the boot. Also did a update to transmission program 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

37000 mi Truck would lurch forward after a full stop. 1-2 SHIFT VALVE STICKING IN BORE CLEANED AND RECONDITIONED MAIN CONTROL. REINSTALLED REFILLED AND ROAD TEST VEHICLE RESET KAM AND REFLASHED TO LATEST CALIBRATION. 
3000 mi Transmission was experiencing a rough 2-1 downshift. Service repair bulletin existed for known problem with limited number of 6R80 transmissions - friction plate replacement done. 
33000 mi transmission replacement 
35320 mi The rear seal bearing needed repairing as water had entered it. 
15000 mi Rear end was clunking when going into gear. They replaced the left axle, shimmed the driveshaft, adjusted back lash, replaced ring and pinion. 
27000 mi

US $210
the drive train still clunks, pop, bangs and rattles 
36000 mi Transmission bangs when shifting from 1st to 2nd about 5% of the time. 
42000 mi Rear differential TSB for clicking 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

24000 mi Perform TSB 12-7-13 for Rear Driveshaft Slip/Bump. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

411-horsepower 6.2L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD

60760 mi

C $800
cracked boot on front driveshaft leading to worn ujoint and vibration at slow speed 
83080 mi

C $1700
both front and rear pinion seal 
88660 mi

C $1300
and cv boot 
93000 mi

US $520
Grinding noise from front end when turning at low speed. 4WD system inspected. All diff & PTU fluids replaced. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

18000 mi leak at bell housing pump and seal replaced 
27000 mi drive line pop on hard acceleration 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Transmission Leak - Pump, seals and tranny bolts replaced 
31300 mi Ring and pinion seal leaking. Repaired under drive train warranty. 
10000 mi Transmission leak and shuttering while driving. Dealer replaced pump and seal as per TSB 11-8-4. 
14000 mi Hard shifting and shuddering. 4 tranny solenoids need to be replaced per TSB 11-11-11, parts on national back order. Truck still at dealer going on 3 weeks. Hard shifting and shuddering. 4 tranny solenoids need to be replaced per TSB 11-11-11, parts on national back order. Truck still at dealer going on 3 weeks. 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

57000 mi drive shaft needed to be lubricated 
26000 mi Driveshaft slip joint needed to be lubed 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

360-horsepower 5.0L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

79000 mi

US $563
Transmission fluid flush and reprogramming; kept slipping going into third gear 

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2011 Ford F-150 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

302-horsepower 3.7L V6 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

22000 mi

US $780
Transmission seals repaired 

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