definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,586 miles

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problem #1

Apr 232005

F-450 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,586 miles
No warning-upon attempt to engage shift selector into "R", the entire shift selector broke in half at the shaft connection inside the column. The structure appears to have been manufactured from a material often referred to as "pot-lead". had to have vehicle towed home at my personal expense. Could not disengage transmission from the "park" position and could not remove the ignition key.

- Long Beach, CA, USA