2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Long Term Road Test

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Maintenance Summary

May 18, 2011


We bought a 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 9 months and 23,000 miles ago. Many long-term cars struggle to reach 20k. So when the truck recently requested another round of service it made me wonder. How many times has this truck been in for service so far?

8,266 miles
Routine maintenance: oil and filter change, tire rotation ($87)

15,630 miles
Routine maintenance: oil and filter change, tire rotation ($87)

15,630 miles
Transmission shifting hard: replace main control valve body, clean and lubircate driveshaft slip yolk splines, replace associated gaskets from tran-pan removal (warranty); 17 days out of service

20,658 miles
Satellite radio antenna inop: replace antenna (warranty); 1 day out of service

23,508 miles
Routine maintenance: oil and filter change, tire rotation, air filter replaced ($136)

Not bad. We've spent just over $300 to date. Would DIY maintenance have saved a lot of dough? Definitely. Doing so would make the ownership experience that much more attractive. But that just wasn't the route we took with this truck.

Concerns remain about the transmission. The previously noted hard shift when cold is back. It is far less dramatic and more sporadic than before, but certainly present. During our last visit the dealer checked for error codes and found none. We are going to monitor the issue closely for now. If it progresses we'll send it back to the dealer.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 23,510 miles

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