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About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Ford Econoline engine problems

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2003 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012007

Econoline 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford econoloine. The contact received a safety recall notice in September of 2007 for the vehicle speed control. The cruise control was disconnected in October. Each month since October, the dealer has informed the contact that the parts would be available the following month. There had been no failure to date. The purchase date and recall number were unknown. The current mileage was 60,000. Updated 03-18-08 the consumer stated the recall number is 05S28. Updated 03/18/08

- Galesville, WI, USA

problem #3

Sep 072007

Econoline 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I received a recall notice in 9/07 from the Ford company concerning my 2003 motorhome. It involved the speed control deactivation switch, which they said was defective. When I contacted a local Ford dealer as instructed by the letter, I was told the repair had to wait till the parts arrived in December. When I called the dealer lst week, I was told the parts wouldn't arrive until at least February. I called the Ford toll-free number and was told the same thing. Why are they dragging their feet on this" why does it take so long to get the parts"

- London, KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 012007

Econoline 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Econoline. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number 07V336000 (vehicle speed control) in August of 2007. The dealer stated that the part would not be available until March of 2008. The contact felt that the wait time for the repair was unacceptable. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 40,000.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 182007

Econoline 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Econoline speed recall defect I was told to have cruise control disconnected and repair not available until Jan. 2008.

- Monaca, PA, USA

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