Where Drivetrain Complaints Happen

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Recent Drivetrains News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Ford is recalling a problem that can cause a sudden loss of power while driving or an unexpected rollaway while parking. Neither of these things are ideal.

    The issue revolves around excess vibration that can prematurely snap a link shaft bracket somewhere in the powertrain. I'm guessing the transmission? Maybe the flux capacitor? Who can say for sure.…

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  2. Ford needs to repair 18 driveshafts that they believe have fractured weld seams.

    Only trouble is they'll have to recall a heck of a lot of vehicles to find them. The affected vehicles are all 2020 Ford Explorers or Lincoln Aviators built in Chicago between 08/24/2019 and 09/30/2019. That's roughly 12,200 vehicles.

    So while less than 1% will actually have the problem, it's imperative that all affected owners bring their SUVs in for inspection.…

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