2011 F250 issues

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by matt10486, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. matt10486

    matt10486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    Is anyone having transmission issues with their 2011 super duties? Mine just hit 1000 miles and it sometimes doesn't seem to know what gear to shift into., especially on hills. I look forward to seeing if anyone else is having an issue and what the dealer did.

  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Fanatic
    from zone 6
    Messages: 6,058

    Let then reflash the computer
  3. matt10486

    matt10486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    I just dropped it off. Was a little scared the other day, driving down a hill, not steep at all, truck went from 2nd to 4th skipped 3rd whole truck jerked i thought someone hit me.

    I am also only getting 9mpg, could this be due to transmission issue?
  4. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807

    With my 2011, I had horrible mileage for the first while, but it did get better. I know that there was one transmission re-flash available (november ?) and that there are some reports of some deeper things that Ford is looking at with the tranny.

    I'll be taking mine into the dealership before the season starts to get it re-flashed and am hoping that they solve this current issue before then as well.
  5. matt10486

    matt10486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    Gas or diesel? I love the truck dont get me wrong, just when i bought it i was told how great the gas milage was going to be, and my 04 was getting 12-14mpg.
  6. bobw

    bobw LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 807

    I"m running gas. Had enough of finicky Ford diesels for a while. BTW... it's the same transmission for both engines....

    Edited to add: The 6.2 gasser is giving me better mileage towing than my 05 6.0 diesel did
  7. matt10486

    matt10486 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    Oh ok, i asked gas or diesel in reference to gas mileage question.:hammerhead:
  8. dplawn

    dplawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 382

    What engine does it have in itGas or diesel ? What size?
  9. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 2,548

    A computer reflash should fix it from what I have heard. I have 6000 miles and mine will occasionally gear hunt. It hasn't been bad enough for me to justify dealing with the stealership.

    My mileage is excellent, but I did notice it went down several MPG when the weather got cold.
  10. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,268

    I remember watching a "car and driver" video (or some company that does reviews) and they had mentioned that the Super Duty they tested always seemed to hunt for a gear and never liked to stay in one gear for long. I think they were doing towing tests when they mentioned this.

    I'd be bringing that thing back to the dealer and let the reflash the computer. Its got a warranty, use it!

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