Below is recent information on various problems affecting Ford F150 pickup trucks and the Ford Expedition SUV. Various transmission problems have been discovered, and in some cases have resulted in legal action.
In a proposed class action lawsuit, transmissions in the Ford F-150 truck allegedly will not shift into reverse gear unless the vehicle is shut off, and subsequently restarted.
According to the lawsuit, the transmissions have defects that prevent the vehicle from engaging reverse gear when drivers shifted. The plaintiff in this case has claimed he was told the reverse gear failures are a “normal characteristic” of the transmissions.
According to the lawsuit, Ford issued a special service message in 2015 admitting the reverse problem exists in 2015-2017 models but told technicians “no repair should be attempted.” In addition, F-150 drivers were advised to “cycle the ignition on and off” to fix the problem. Read more at www.carcomplaints.com
And in other Ford news, Ford is recalling 350,000 vehicles for a transmission issue that could result in the car moving after the driver has placed the transmission in park. The recall applies to some 2018 Ford F-150 trucks and 2018 Expedition SUVs with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and some 2018 Ford F-650 and F-750 vehicles with 6-speed automatic transmissions.
Additionally, there may be no warning light or chime to warn the driver the vehicle is not in park upon exiting the vehicle. This could mean the truck rolls away after the driver has left, if the emergency brake is not engaged.
Please remember: if you have a problem with your vehicle which occurs during the manufacturer’s warranty, you are entitled to fair treatment and getting the problem fixed in a timely manner. In many cases, the manufacturer will repurchase your vehicle, and may even have to pay civil penalties and/or reimbursement of your expenses. It helps to understand your rights as a consumer, and the California Lemon Law expert is here to help you, or someone you may know, who is in this situation. Call us today for a free, no charge consultation at 916-672-8443.