really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,982 miles

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problem #15

Feb 262014


  • miles
5 people in my vehicle driving 55mph on I40 around midnight when air suspension went out and everything in the dash went crazy. Things cutting off and on moving backwards and forwards, when I cut it off so to not drive with air suspension down it would not restart unless you started it in nuetral but the battery kept dying and exploded driving to shop, .got another battery, it exploded to. Nothing electrical worked. Door locks, windows, speed ometer, stereo wouldnt come on then would come on by itself, lights to. Air suspension would not work, been in the shop twice. First time they didnt know what was wrong. This time they know but I can afford to fix it. The GEM module and fuse box is over $600 plus labor! im disabled with a fixed income and I havent driven anywhere since Feb I cant get to my doctor, grocrey store, to get medicine for heart attack and other disabling illnesses. I cant afford another car or to fix my expo. This could have been dangerous I sure need some help with this.electrical system failure NHTSA preliminary evaluation #PE05033 status:closed date opened:June 15, 2005 date closed: October 13, 2005 recall: No recall issued component(s): Electrical system equipment:electrical visibility:windshield summary: ODI has received 39 reports alleging that water leaks around the windshield causing electrical failures, including but not limited to the windshield wipers and the headlamps.Ford reports that water entering the vehicle can wet the power distribution box (pdb) and the generic electronic module (GEM).these components control various electrical systems in the vehicle.this investigation has been upgraded to an engineering analysis, EA05015, to allow further investigation of the issue and to assess the nature of the potential safety consequence.NHTSA: For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA investigation#PE05033

- Nebo, NC, USA

problem #14

Feb 112014


  • 155,000 miles
Just stopped at stop light, pulled away and heard a small popping noise, slowed down to turn corner to try to pull over and look and vehicle started popping like a popcorn popper. Thought it was muffler(s). Got under car to look nothing wrong there, proceeded to go back home. ( less than 5 blocks away) driving on (coasting) only using gas pedal to make it into driveway. Got under hood and seen spark plug laying on engine, coil looing like it had caught fire. Replaced wire, plug and put a helix coil on it. Drove for about a month. Same thing happened again. Had mechanic "rethread" the head and use "sleeve". this lasted about another month. Had to replace it 3 more times (always the same plug that popped out) until August 2 when it didn't even make it out of my driveway before it popped again. Now it is sitting in my driveway, a 5100 pound "lawn ornament" not looking forward to replacing the head.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #13

Jul 022012


  • 90,000 miles
Exhaust manifolds leaking and fumes entering vehicle

- Northfield, NJ, USA

problem #12

Nov 222012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 182,789 miles
My 2000 Ford Expedition will not stay in park. And when it is in park after a couple minutes it will just go backwards. My Ford has already hit a parked vehicle. I was warming her up. I got out to shut my back hatch it just took off backwards while still in park and hit another vehicle. I tried jumping in the my truck put was dragged and unable to stop it. I don't feel safe but have no choice but to deal with this issue. Many mechanics looked at it said they don't know what's causing the problem.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #11

Nov 022013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 190,000 miles
It was Saturday morning and I was taking my daughter shopping for some school clothes, driving down ell T grasso blvd going to look for the interstate 95 driving 20 mph I hear this loud pop and my daughter screams and smoke comes out of the hood, and this loud noise from the engine I had no other choice but to pull over in heavy traffic open the hood and see my spark plug out of the engine never seen this happen before I was stuck there for about 3 hours until family members came and help this is my 2nd Ford Expedition but after reading this is a common problem I will never by another Ford again, I just think and wonder what would had happen if I was in the interstate 95 doing 55mph I probably wouldn't be writing this right, now thank god my daughter and me never made it to the interstate 95.

- Hamden, CT, USA

problem #10

Oct 102013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 179,000 miles
Spark plug blow out.

- Clinton, WA, USA

problem #9

Aug 242013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
After an approximate 30 minute drive, vehicle was parked with the ignition off and key removed from vehicle. While unattended, the vehicle caught fire and burned completely to the ground. The vehicle was completely destroyed and is a total loss. Witnesses reported smelling a strong electrical smell before fire was observed, and stated that flames and smoke were first observed coming from under the hood in the engine compartment. The vehicle was not parked near combustible materials such as dry grass, etc. The outside temperature was approximately 70 degrees.

- Lehi, UT, USA

problem #8

Aug 202010

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would shake lunge and stall. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where the contact was informed that the fuel pump would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued to recur. The vehicle was returned to the mechanic several times and various sensors were replaced but, to no avail. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been further repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000...updated 10-21-13 the consumer stated the vehicle would shutdown while driving. Steering column became hard to turn. Updated 10/25/2013

- Fort Valley, GA, USA

problem #7

Jun 032013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
On June 3, 2013 my 2000 Ford Expedition that I had just purchased 7 days prior exploded in my driveway after being parked for 2hrs. The fire also caught our 2008 cobalt ablaze and caused significant damage to the property that both vehicles were parked at. As of right now there has not been a cause of the fire determined but I did find a recall notice on the Expedition that was issued in 2005 from Ford. Apparently this recall effected the speed control system that led to an electrical fire in the motor compartment causing these explosions. I was never told of this recall from the previous owner who is a Ford employee and he swears that he was never sent any recall letters from Ford in regards to this problem.

- Whitmore Lk, MI, USA

problem #6

Mar 112013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 170,110 miles
Driving to town motor backfired and stalled, speed was about 5 mph. No power steering at the time. Lucky I was pulling up to a traffic light. Mechanic said #4 spark plug blew out of the engine block damaging coil pack and fuel injector. Just bought vehicle not to long ago and now have to spend a small fortune to repair a clear design flaw by Ford Motor Company. They are not going to recall until they are required to. So much for made in usa quality. Now I just hope the vehicle does not catch fire sitting in my driveway!

- Coldspring, TX, USA

problem #5

Feb 232013


  • 131,828 miles
I was returning home from a family trip going the posted interstate speed limit of 65 mph when I heard a loud popping noise that sounded like a major leak had just occurred. When I pulled over to check out the problem I discovered the rear spark plug on the passenger side had ejected itself destroying the threads that hold it in the cylinder head and also destroying the heli coil pack that sits on top of the spark plug. I have never filed a complaint or safety report on any vehicle I have owned. This time the only reason I am filing a report is due to the frequency this problem seems to have on Ford Triton motors. It seems excessive and upon very little investigating on my part I have found that every person I have talked to about it either owns a vehicle with the said motors in them and have experienced this problem on multiple occasions, or is someone who knows a person who has experienced this issue. I am a dedicated and loyal Ford owner and always will be, however I also believe that when a problem occurs with such frequency that they should be required to step up and make good on issues that clearly have been going on for well over a decade at this point in time.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #4

Feb 132002


  • 20,000 miles
Coil on plug failure, blown plug in engine or multiple coil failure recurring problem continue on two vehicles on multiple occasions causing loss of power at varying speed requiring towing and repair purchased two vehicles for family use same day, do not intend to buy Ford again when Ford approach is it is not Ford defect or problem.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #3

Sep 152012


  • miles
As I was slowing to stop at a stop sign the engine made an extremely loud noise. After investigating we found a spark plug loose under the hood. The spark plug blew out of the head and stripped out the threads. After looking this up on the internet I found it happens often but that there has been no recalls. My Expedition has a Triton 5.4 engine.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 142012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 195,000 miles
We are the lien holder on a 2000 Ford Expedition. Out customer said that his vehicle exploded beside his mobile home after sitting there for 2 days. The mobile home received burn damages but was not a total loss. The car was a total loss and burned all of the car. Our customer said that the vehicle had two more explosion after the first one. All the explosion were in the engine compartment. The sheriff''s department listed the incident status as unfounded. No one was injured.

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #1

May 252012


  • 151,000 miles
I have had no problems with my 2000 Ford Expedition until May 25, 2012. I had taken my husband and daughter to my parent's house and was going to go into town. I was about 50 feet from the stop sign when I suddenly heard a loud bang and my vehicle started sounding like a lawnmower! I was not sure what had happened and was afraid if I turned off the vehicle it would not restart, yet I didn't want to leave it to continue to run because I did not want to further damage the motor. Luckily, since I was only a block away, I just decided to drive it right back to my parent's house; where I had to have aaa come and tow it back to my town to the shop. Come to find out, I blew the #3 spark plug. I was not aware of this ever happening; but I am now. I drive my children to and from school every day in this vehicle. Now I am afraid to drive it because I am afraid it will happen again, and I am not in a position to buy a new vehicle. Ford should own up to this design flaw in their motors.

- Amery, WI, USA