Ford has lost it.
Before the chip shortage was even in full swing, I test drove the new Ford Expedition to see if they made any improvements. The odometer literally read 1,000 miles and the transmission already acted weird. The guy who I drove with from the dealership said that's normal. He mentioned that he's been working with ford for over 20 years and he never experienced a problem like this.
Just wait until the 2023 model year for the year after the refresh or buy a 2019 which is the most reliable year. How was the transmission acting? If you’re not 100% confident in the Expedition I would recommend also checking out that Jeep Wagoneer since it has everything a Navigator would for the fraction of the price and the transmission is a lot more reliable than the 10 speed and Jeep says reliability was a huge concern when designing but it’s also a Chrysler.
Those 10R80's had a few issues with age, but not with 1,000 miles.
If it feels 'weird' it was probably just you not used to the truck's specifics.
Modern transmissions program themselves to the driver. I'm not sure if the 10R80's do specifically, but I can't imagine a transmission going out on a brand new truck like that.
You know honestly if Ford would just take accountability and admit then fix the issues and perfect the 10R80 I really think it could be a decent transmission. The problem these days is the manufacturers do no kind of real long term testing on these motors or transmissions. Rather they put it out and let the consumers do the long term testing and when they are constantly going in and paying for these repairs they take the data on what’s failing the most and then slowly fix the issue or in some cases don’t at all. The 3.5 Ecoboost is a prime example.
The 10-speed on my 2018 F150 died completely at 6k miles.
The 10-speed in my 2020 Accord 2.0T has run flawless for 40k miles.
10 speeds is not the problem. Poor quality control and cheap parts is the problem.
Also based on that mileage I guarantee it was a rental or loaner so the people who had it before probably drove it hard or did something to it since renters typically don’t care as much as people who actually owned it
Good gravy, are we all headed to automotive hell?
Ford had a good package in the 4.9 in line 6 and a 4 speed auto. Why didn't they just keep it?
Or at least let you order a new truck the way you want it?