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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,778 miles

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2001 Ford Excursion electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #9

Sep 282015

Excursion

  • 120,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Drove to local high school around 7:30am and returned home around 7:45 am about a hour later I was notified by my neighbor that my Ford Excursion was on fire, the fire flames were coming from the engine compartment. The Excursion was park in the driveway.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 042015

Excursion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that while parked, the vehicle caught on fire. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed and there were no injuries reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Nacogdoches, TX, USA

problem #7

Oct 122013

Excursion

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the front driver's side heated seat warmer overheated without warning. The contact mentioned that the wires burned through the seat cushion, emitting smoke. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the heated seat element needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- Long Mont , CO, USA

problem #6

Jan 202009

Excursion

  • 95,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We purchased a 2001 Ford diesel Excursion in February 2005. There were frequent mishaps with various electrical components (e.g. blown fuses, dash lights, heated seats malfunctioning, back-up signals). In January 2009, the Excursion caught fire in our driveway; per the insurance inspection, it was a total loss. Today we heard about a recall due to an electrical problem that could lead to a fire...we're concerned.

- Marquette, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 142001

Excursion

  • miles
Excursion was bought 7-01 approximately 3months after purchase head lamp switch broke off. Took truck into dealer and was told this was not covered under warranty and would be $190 to fix. Upon research found that the 2000 model Excursion had a recall for this same problem [NHTSA recall no. 01V075/Ford recall no. 01S09] the part no. For the 2000 and 2001 has been replaced. It would be logical to me if the part number for the 2000 Excursion and the 2001 Excursion are the same then they both should be recalled. In addition the passenger front and side door do not lock when internal button is depressed. The interior lights do not shut off if the back hatch is opened and moisture is present. Drivers seat is stuck does not go forward or back, motor works seat will not move.

- Elyria, OH, USA

problem #4

May 162006

Excursion

  • 75,000 miles
I have a 2001 Excursion and the driver's side seat belt pops free by it's self several times during a couple of hours of driving. Dealer said it wasn't covered. I also had the windows & door locks stop working back in 2006. It needed a new GEM module and some fuse panel work (due to a leak in the windshield seal from the factory). I finally saved up enough money to get everything fixed-- roughly $1100. The rep. From the window company said he has seen several like this himself.

- Thurmont, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 262007

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We have the exact part that is in recall for several other vehicles that Ford produces and is causing fire under the hood. When we took our Excursion to a Ford dealer they deactivated the speed control deactivation switch. This was done because we also have some oil leak in our cam shaft position sensor which was recalled and the two problem can cause a fire. Even though this is the exact part that is recalled in other vehicles they are not recalling it in the larger trucks. So now I have no cruise control feature because of the deactivation. Speed control deactivation switch, Ford just deactivated it since my vehicle is not on the list. Same part, same #,

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 132007

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles
Cps, cam position sensor, failed in traffic. Intermittent hiccup while driving, stopped in traffic facing downhill truck died. Re-started and continued with intermittent stop/start for several more miles. Replace with new. No more problems.

- Holly Hill, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 182003

Excursion

  • miles
Electrical socket inside the vehicle will come on and off intermittently.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

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