Last post on Sep 12, 2013 at 4:02 PM
You are in the Ford F-Series
What is this discussion about?
Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-350, Transmission, Truck
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
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#204 of 613 Re: Ok Here's a good one for you [allstar1]
May 11, 2008 (6:19 am)
I originally posted my transmission problem about a month ago. Since then we have gotten the truck fixed by an independent transmission mechanic and ran to the tune of $2000 before all was said and done.
The mechanic said that the back side of the transmission was basically "gone". All of the gears were destroyed, especially reverse, it had sheared off completely. He has no explanation why a truck this new with this low mileage is having issues like this already. He did say the Ford tranmission gears are as thin as a penny and break very easily.
I have been looking today at the replies we have received to our problem. It looks to be about 6 of us with 2004 F-150 having the same issue, around the same miles. I have done research to see what needs to be done to have this problem listed as a recall. Apparently, we all need to file complaints with the NRTSA. If there is enough reason, they will begin an investigation on parts sold with Ford and autopart manufacturers to see if there is reason to begin a recall. If a recall is issued, you must also be reimbursed for the out of pocket expense you have put into you vehicle to have this problem fixed.
I think we all need to get on board and write our letters of complaint and see what comes of it...worse case, we are still out of pocket on the repairs. But we may get our money back and right now, I think we could all use that.
I will be writing my letter today and getting it out tomorrow. I hope all of you will do the same.
#205 of 613 Re: Ok Here's a good one for you [delisae]
May 12, 2008 (4:04 am)
Thanks for the information & i agree with you I wil owrk with my Husband & get a letter written. Intersting to know ford gears are so thin!!!
#206 of 613 '04 tranny problem alliance
May 12, 2008 (9:25 am)
Did you mean 'NHTSA'? I can't find anything under 'NRTSA'
thanks for the suggestion. I am happy to write to NHTSA to see if together we can find some compensation for our transmission failures.
I will scan some other car forums to see if I can't find some others who have encountered the same problems.
#207 of 613 Re: '04 tranny problem alliance [aspesisteve]
May 12, 2008 (9:59 am)
for what it's worth, I placed my transmission failure complaint with the NHTSA along with 29 others who have already complained about a tranny failure with their 2004 F-150.
I believe this is a defective part (an expensive one) that Ford needs to step up to the plate on. I had only 28,000 miles on my well maintained truck before the tranny completely failed.
May 15, 2008 (8:59 am)
08-08-11 relating to 3-4 shift quality
#209 of 613 Re: tsb released [fordfan_17]
May 15, 2008 (9:34 am)
can you help me understand your post?
#210 of 613 Re: tsb released [aspesisteve]
May 15, 2008 (10:19 am)
I was informing f-series owners that a new tsb was released yesterday concerning shift quality complaints on 2007-2008 4R75E transmissions if you look up the tsb number i posted all info will be on it
#211 of 613 how to file a complaint
May 16, 2008 (7:14 am)
how do i file my complaint?
#212 of 613 Unusual Trans leak on mt F350
May 18, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I have an 02' deisal f350. 197k miles, and my 3rd transmission , this one has 100k on it. When I'm going uphill it leaks and seems to be coming where the trans and engine meet. Any idea what this could be? My garage is getting to be a mess.
#213 of 613 Re: Unusual Trans leak on mt F350 [tahoeguy1]
May 18, 2008 (6:55 pm)
If you are having to add tranny fliud all the time then more than likely it is the Seal in the Torgue Converter. With out seeing it it's a little hard to know. Pull the plate off the bottom where you can see the Flywheel and Torgue Converter, if on the side where the Converter butts up against the Tranny and it look like it clean down the middle then it's the Seal. If you are not replacing tranny oil then of course it's your Rear Seal on the Motor.