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#1 SugarTits

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

Unexpected down shifting causing accidents. Oopsie.

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#2 TonyBrown

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:24 PM

given how everything is computer controlled lately, I don't know how any down shift is really 'expected' (and that goes for any truck really, in particular these 9-10spd monstrosities).  are they talking about aggressive downshifting that could send a truck into a skid on a slick surface like ice or rain??  article didn't really say much about the actual problem.  kinda curious about it really, wish they had more info


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#3 SugarTits

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:30 PM

It is a six speed transmission going from drive to first gear! Yowza.

Ford said select 2011-2013 model year trucks with six-speed automatic transmission could experience an unintended downshift into first gear without warning, which could result in the loss of vehicle control. Ford is aware of five accidents, including one report of whiplash potentially related to the issue.


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#4 TonyBrown

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Posted 13 February 2019 - 10:31 PM

It is a six speed transmission going from drive to first gear! Yowza.


https://www.theepoch...799553.html/amp

ya, that's kinda fecked up, that would definitely be a problem on slick surfaces at highway speeds.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 11:22 PM

My 2013 ram started jumping into 4th from 6th on its own. $235 worth of shift solenoids and $120 in gaskets and fluid later it’s fine again. Not just a ford failure, it was just worn out solenoids at 180k. Not bad for a dodge trans, I’d figured on a rebuild by this point so I’m not whining
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