Is Your 2017 Ford F-150 a Lemon?

transmission problems, Ford F-150 10-speed
Ford and General Motors collaborated on the 10-speed transmission for the F-150, although Ford had the engineering lead on it. Not long after Ford started rolling out F-150s with these transmissions, Chevrolet launched their 2017 Camaro ZL1, also with the 10-speed transmission. It didn’t take long for consumer complaints to start rolling in.

The main complaint we’re hearing about the 2017 Ford F-150 is that it shifts too hard, or gets stuck in gear.

Other serious problems with the F-150 transmission include:

  • Hard downshift; skipping gears
  • Engine suddenly stalls or shuts down
  • Transmission slipping
  • Engine vibration
  • Sudden loss of brakes

Some of the transmission problems with the Ford F-150 10-speed transmission can be found in the 2013-2017 Jeep Cherokee 9-speed transmission as well.

If you think your F-150 may be a lemon, the best evidence in making a lemon law claim in California is the repair order and subsequent repair invoice provided to you by the dealership. When you take your car into the dealership for a warranty repair, make sure that:

  • your service advisor accurately records your complaints on the repair order
  • you do not leave the dealership without a copy of the repair order
  • after the repairs have been performed, make sure that the repair invoice actually states what was repaired on your vehicle or what parts were ordered
  • you do not sign the repair order until you have read it and you have made sure that what is written on the repair invoice actually matches with what your service advisor told you, and
  • never leave the dealership without a final closed out copy of your repair invoice

The only way to know for sure whether or not your Ford F-150 is a lemon is to Contact us before you take any action on your own. We may be able to negotiate a better deal than you can negotiate for yourself, but only BEFORE the automobile manufacturer agrees to buy your vehicle back from you. Once you have been offered a buyback by an automobile manufacturer, we cannot step in any longer. We have a 100% success rate! The California Lemon Law is an important tool for consumers who purchase defective vehicles. We are here to help you — FREE OF CHARGE!

LEMON LAW CONSUMER TIP

A Dealership Cannot “Buy Your Car Back”

Putting someone in a new car at the same payment with no money down is TOTALLY DIFFERENT from a true Lemon Law buyback.

Manufacturers bank on the fact that the average consumer doesn’t know the difference between having the dealer put them into a new car through a “buy back” offer and a lemon law repurchase.

The only entity that can truly buy your car back from you under the California Lemon Law is the automobile manufacturer. A dealership may offer a “buy back” and they may even tell you that they are “buying your car back” under the lemon law, but the dealership does not have that ability. What the dealership is usually doing is a dealer assisted trade-in. This solution does not give you all of the benefits of a lemon law repurchase.

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