- March 31, 2019
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- City, State
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 07 Premier V8 AWD
Could be a fight getting the dealer to do anything about it. It seems like a design or production issue affecting most all of them. Could be the transfer case. I'm not sure I've driven any 2wd models, but if I do I'll keep a close ear out for any whining noises.Now those with whine should complain to your dealership. That is a mechanical issue, and you should make sure that is resolved while under warranty.
The 10R80 performs better in the F150, Expedition, and Mustang. F150s and and Expeditions commonly make subtle grinding noises from the transmission area. They occasionally shift poorly but nowhere near the rate of Explorers.Everyone I have met in person has complained about the 10-speed transmission on the F-series and Mustang. Even the newer model years (2019). Non-gearheads usually comment that the transmission is often jerky or hesitant, and basically has no clue what it wants to do.
I haven't heard as many complaints from the Silverado and Camaro owners who have the same 10-speed, but GM probably has a better tuning setup and maybe tweaked the solenoids.
GM's 10L80E variant doesn't seem to have any of the mechanical/tuning issues of the 10R60.