2009 Ford F-150 Consumer Review: Research the transmission befo

2009 Ford F-150 - Consumer Review

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XL Regular Cab Pickup (4.6L V8 4-speed Automatic 6.6 ft. Bed)

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Research the transmission before you buy the '09
By testagrande on


2009 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


I absolutely love my truck, except for the transmission.
I developed a leak in the tranny case within the first 1500 miles of owning it.
Also, I don't believe Ford worked out all the bugs with this new 6 speed.
I have hard shifting in the first 4 gears (anything below 35 mph) and a stuttering downshift from 2nd to 1st.
The dealership keeps 'flashing' the transmission computer, because it is supposed to be adaptive.
I have had mine flashed 4 times, and I still have the same problems.

Best Features

I absolutely love the size, styling and overall comfort of the interior. The backseat is huge, the technology is great (iPod & Bluetooth integration) with the Sync system - it all makes it a fun truck to drive. The exterior styling is also an improvement.

Worst Features

Hopefully the transmission issues were fixed in the 2010 & 2011 models.
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