Rpm's were very high and the brakes would not stop it. We I pulled the vehicle to the side of the road, the engine went into a lockdown mode with the engine and wrench icons illuminating. To me it felt as if the torque converter was staying locked up stalling the engine. I have researched this problem and this is not an isolated case. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000.
It has done this once every year since 2011. If I had been towing my car trailer or travel trailer this could have been catastrophic. I drove the vehicle at a slow speed straight to the dealer and reported what had happened. I think the moral of the story is that the 2nd dealership was actually interested enough to check around for the parts. I bought my truck off of a used car lot, and a week or two after I brought it home it the transmission bulk head connector was leaking.
Dealership said the transmission failed. Complaint Number: 10448612 Incident Date: February 2, 2012 Date Added to File: February 21, 2012 Description of the Complaint: I have had the vehicle in the shop 4 times since new with various transmission problems, including harsh shifting, shudder, and now the drivetrain locking up or violently downshifting, etc. This in my opinion is a safety issue. I called the dealership to report it and they asked me to start it again. I was able to drive it home though at a reduced speed and not using the cruise control. I bought my truck off of a used car lot, and a week or two after I brought it home it the transmission bulk head connector was leaking. No braking system problems, and no rear end differential problems were found.
The truck was stopped in road and would not move. Could see a drip hanging from the oil plug. The contact stated that the issue with the vehicle was identical to a 2011 ford f-150 recall pertaining to unexpected transmission downshift. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. While driving 70 mph, the transmission suddenly downshifted into first gear. Remove the transmission fluid pan and allow the transmission fluid to drain.
I have not experienced any transmission, brake or other power train issues since owning the vehicle new. This design flaw is extremely life threatening and hazardous. Complaint Number: 11179956 Incident Date: August 10, 2010 Date Added to File: February 13, 2019 Description of the Complaint: Transmission or torque converter causes the truck to shakes and shudder. The Ford dealer verified it was a bad bulk head connector and the parts would take like 30 days to come in. He swerved and narrowly missed rear-ending my vehicle at full highway speed. I figured it made since to turn it into a transmission service while they had the pan off, and dropping the old fluid anyway.
I pushed the accelerators pedal several times verifying it was not stuck. Mountaineer, Explorer Sport Trac, And F-150: Replace Connector Sleeve Includes Time To Remove And Install Transmission Fluid Pan Do Not Use With Any Other Labor Operations 110325A 2009-2010 Expedition And 1. Thought this had happened again. The vehicle was diagnostically checked and inspected at a ford service center. Had the same thing happen on mine. While driving 65 mph, the rear wheels locked and the transmission automatically shifted into first gear from the sixth gear.
It shows no trouble codes and won't do it for the Ford service technicians. Both dealers were unable to diagnose the problem. The vehicle was repaired but I could not trust it. The failure mileage was 99,000. The dealer said that the current repair is not covered under warranty as the truck is passed its 60K power train warranty that previous repair completed back on Feb 2015 completed under warranty as the truck had 57K miles at the time. Also experiencing vibration when slowing down. Vehicle has a non-serviceable transmission cooler.
The part number is in the tsb area under f-150 '10 Just discovered this on the wife's 2010 Expy. Since the truck was in warranty, I did not have to pay for the bulkhead connector, the transmission fluid, or the labor. The service manager recovered a code which had been stored when the incident happened. My Dealer did mine back in Dec. A little more detective work and it's the bulkhead connector. Fortunately I was able to shift into neutral and safely get it off the road, but this transmission problem has been going on longer than the current recall reports. Complaint Number: 10495941 Incident Date: January 1, 2012 Date Added to File: February 6, 2013 Description of the Complaint: 2010 ford f-150.