I'm having problems with my new 2011 F150 with max tow package. I have 3500 miles and the problem is getting worse. My dealer says the valve body and all clutches need to be replaced in order to correct this issue. The dealer went on to say that this is a known issue with the 2011 F150 transmission. I have not heard nor can I find anything about this "known issue". I'm looking for feedback from fellow forum members as to whether others are having this problem and if this really is a known issue. Any other feedback is also welcome. Very frustrating since this is a brand new truck and my first Ford at that.
Here are the symptoms:
1. Upshifts hard and shudders from 1st to 2nd
2. Shudders in 2nd gear especially when towing a load or driving up hill
3. Upshifts hard from 2nd to 3rd with a little shuddering (not as much as 1st to 2nd though)
4. Horribly rough, shuddering downshift from 2nd to 1st . It almost feels like you've been rear ended. (normally it downshifts from 3rd straight to 1st so I see this symptom in stop and go traffic where it never makes it to 3rd gear before I stop again)
5. Distinct metal to metal clunk when shifting into drive sometimes (but not every time)
6. Truck bogs down badly in 3rd gear right after it shifts into 3rd
7. Occasionally feels like you've been rear ended while traveling at interstate speed even though you haven't been. Basically feels like the vehicle suddenly downshifted even though it didn't.
If you want to see if your truck has this issue simply drive until the vehicle shifts to 2nd gear then apply the brakes and come to a stop. If you get the shuddering stop then you have the same issue.
Thanks in advance for any feedback and help.
Edited by zydico, 26 July 2011 - 07:16 PM.