A piece of wisdom says there are two things you fix in a vehicle right away: the brakes and the transmission. The 2010 Ford F-150 suffered from a bad six-speed transmission that plagued the entire model, causing vibrations while driving, inconsistent shifting, and difficulties changing gears unless you put your back into it.
However, this problem disappeared when the 2011 model rolled off the line. For such a legendary line of trucks, the F-150 has had its fair share of issues, but at least this one didn’t last very long.
Early 2010s Dodge Ram HD Was Wild on the Road.
During the early 2010s, the Dodge Ram line was plagued with issues, and the HD model suffered for several years as well. The last thing you want while driving a heavy-duty truck (that's what the HD stands for) is feeling like you aren't in control of yourself or whatever you're hauling, and that's just how many felt from 2012 to 2015.
Uncontrollable steering and powerful vibrations made drivers uncomfortable while on the road. There was more: the Dodge Ram's shaky suspension makes a return, and something that drivers and reviewers called a “death wobble” was a big problem as well. That is a very unfortunate name.
The 2015 Chevy Colorado Could Barely Shift
The 2015 model of the Chevy Colorado was supposed to be a return to form for the problem-plagued pickup. However, it still suffered from problems. It had fixed many of the issues that had cropped up when the line first debuted, but 2015 had a pathetic transmission.
The biggest issue seemed to be slow downshifting, which meant the truck couldn't take full advantage of the otherwise powerful V6 engine. However, it was still a big step forward for the line. The rust issue – so far at least – seems to have been fixed.
The 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Was an Oil Guzzler
Silverado appears on this list a couple of times, but we don't hold that against them. They have plenty of examples of quality trucks. We can't say that about the 2007 model, unfortunately, which had the bad problem of burning through oil at a record pace, which caused a lot of other problems.
The solution was a total engine replacement, a job that can cost around six or seven thousand dollars – a painful price for any car owner. At the very least, we can still say that 2007 was a good-looking truck. Even compared to today's models, the design holds up.
The 1978 Chevrolet C/K Diesel's Borrowed Engine Couldn't Keep Up
For the most part, the Chevy trucks that rolled off the line during the seventies were reliable and dependable, but the 178 Chevrolet C/K Diesel had one big problem – the engine.
It was a Diesel 5.7 Liter V8, which the line borrowed from Oldsmobile, and it could only deliver 125 horsepower. Not only was it underpowered for what a truck demanded, but it was also extremely unreliable. All sorts of problems like emissions issues and head gasket breaks eventually led to this model being buried in bad reviews. Thankfully, it was just a blip on the Chevy timeline.