- The Ford F-150 10-speed transmission class action lawsuit includes any consumer in Pennsylvania who formerly or currently owns or leases a 2017-2020 Ford F-150 truck equipped with a 10R80 10-speed.
- The all-new 10 speed automatic transmission is the first 10 speed automatic for a volume production car. The performance 10 speed transmission transfers power and torque with quick shifts and maintains more engine power after each shift. The 10R80 is a ten speed automatic transmission developed jointly between Ford Motor Company and General Motors.
— Ford F-150 10-speed transmission problems have caused a lawsuit which alleges truck occupants can suffer whiplash because of how hard and erratically the the transmissions shift.
The Ford F-150 10-speed transmission class action lawsuit includes any consumer in Pennsylvania who formerly or currently owns or leases a 2017-2020 Ford F-150 truck equipped with a 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford F-150 owner who sued says he purchased a 2018 F-150 SuperCab in September 2018 when the truck had 10 miles on the odometer. The plaintiff says by 6,000 miles the F-150 was making a loud clanking noise from the 10-speed transmission, causing rough shifting and shift times much too long.
Noting that the 10-speed replaces a 6-speed transmission in many cases, Ford has made great efforts to minimize its mechanical friction spin losses. The result of these friction-reduction measures is that each of the gears operates more efficiently than those of the transmission that it replaces.
The lawsuit alleges the transmission caused the F-150 to decelerate and created safety hazards while driving.
The truck was brought to a Ford dealer where technicians were allegedly told about the problems with the 10-speed transmission. The plaintiff says the truck should have been repaired under warranty, but technicians allegedly said there was no fix because all F-150 trucks with 10-speed transmissions made the same noise.
In addition, the plaintiff claims he was told the alleged slipping and jerking was normal for 10R80 transmissions.
The plaintiff claims Ford knew or should have known about the alleged transmission problems that cause hard shifting, jerking, lunging and hesitation between gears.
The class action makes reference to a 2019 Ford recall of about 1.5 million 2011-2013 F-150 trucks equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The recall was issued because the trucks could suddenly downshift into first gear, a problem blamed on a loss of signal from the transmission output speed sensor to the powertrain control module.
According to the lawsuit, the 2017-2020 F-150s are infected with the same defects which Ford allegedly refuses to acknowledge.
The class action also alleges Ford issued at least two technical service bulletins (TSBs) concerning transmissions with harsh shifting. The TSBs said 2017-2018 F-150 trucks 'may exhibit harsh/bumpy upshift, downshift and/or engagement concems.'
According to the bulletins:
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The trucks were 'equipped with an adaptive transmission shift strategy which allows the vehicle's computer to learn the transmission's unique parameters and improve shift quality. When the adaptive strategy is reset, the computer will begin a re-learning process. This re-learning process may result in firmer than normal upshifts and downshifts for several days.'
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Dealerships were told to reprogram the powertrain control modules.
According to the lawsuit, Ford has not recalled the vehicles to repair the 10-speed transmissions and hasn't offered to reimburse owners and lessees who paid money for related transmission problems.
The plaintiff says Ford should pay damages to all affected customers and order a recall to repair the alleged 10-speed transmission defects.
The Ford F-150 10-speed transmission class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania: Orndorff, et al., v. Ford Motor Company.
The plaintiff is represented by Greg Coleman Law, the Carlson Law Firm, and Brent Coon & Associates.
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|Ford 10R80 · 10R140GM 10L80/10L90 · Allison 10L1000|
|Manufacturer||Ford · General Motors|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||10-speed longitudinalautomatic transmission|
Ford 6R80 · 6R140
This transmission is part of a joint-venture between Ford Motor Company and General Motors to design and engineer two transmissions, a longitudinal 10-speed transmission and a transverse 9-speed trans-axle. Each company will manufacture its own unique version of the transmissions in their own factories. The 10-speed transmission was designed by Ford, while GM designed the 9-speed transmission which is used in transverse applications.
A unique triple-clutch assembly on a dedicated intermediate shaft, placed in the middle of the architecture, replaces two ordinary clutches and is the key for packaging the 10-speed trans into the same space as previous transmissions. The transmission provides small steps between each gear ratio, improving performance and maximizing engine power during acceleration. A wide gear ratio spread and a lower numerical top gear ratio reduces engine speed at vehicle highway speeds, resulting in improved efficiency.
|Gear Teeth and Ratios||Planetary Gearset: Teeth||Count||Total||Avg.|
|800 Nm · 590 lb·ft · 2017|
900 Nm · 664 lb·ft · 2018
|1400 Nm · 1033 lb·ft|
|1356 Nm · 1000 lb·ft|
- 2020- Ford Explorer
- 2020- Ford Explorer HEV
- 2020- Lincoln Aviator HEV
- 2017- Ford F-150
- 2018- Ford Mustang
- 2018- Ford Expedition
- 2018- Lincoln Navigator
- 2019- Ford Ranger
- 2019- Ford Everest
- 2019- Ford Mustang
- 2020- Ford Transit
- 2021- Ford Bronco
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- 2018- Chevrolet Suburban RST
- 2018- Cadillac Escalade
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- 2019- Chevrolet Camaro SS
- 2019- Chevrolet Silverado
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- 2017- Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
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- 2020- Cadillac CT5
- 2020- Cadillac CT4
10L100 (Allison) MGM/MGU
- 2020- Chevrolet Silverado HD
- 2020- GMC Sierra HD
The 10R80 was first produced at the Ford Livonia Transmission Plant in Livonia, Michigan, and the Hydra-Matic 10L80 is made at the General Motors Romulus Powertrain Plant, in Romulus, Michigan. Ford's Sharonville Transmission plant started 10R80 production in 2018 and is scheduled to start 10R140 production in 2019.
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