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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,310 miles

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.

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2001 Ford Excursion fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 212009

Excursion Diesel

  • 79,500 miles


Smelled diesel fuel like odor when I opened the hood at home, but I did not see any problem. Traveled to work (15 miles) and left a pool of diesel in the parking lot. Fuel was streaming from behind the oil pan. Idiot smoking threw a cigarette in the fuel and managed to start a small fire that I extinguished with an extinguisher from work before it burned the truck. I opened the message boards at home and it turns out that all of the diesel Excursion are affected. A bracket is rubbing the passenger side fuel line and wears through causing fuel to pour out over the hot motor and header. Fuel line replaced after tow.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 022003

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,121 miles
After purchasing my 2001 Excursion with power stroke diesel I had problems with a hunting and sometimes surging when starting the engine. After two trips to the dealer and them stationing that there was "no" problem, the vehicle shut down while driving three days later. Luckily I wasn't in traffic I was just getting ready to pull out onto the road. After having it towed to a different dealer (due to location) I was informed that the cam pick-up sensor was bad and there was a service bulletin on this. I returned about two days later complaining that the hunting and surging was still present. Again, I was told that there appeared to be "no" problems. (they plugged the computer into it and got no codes. But, did not drive or run the vehicle.) now three dealers, less warranty and months later I'm still having lack of power, acceleration and poor fuel consumption problems. But, still being told by the dealer that nothing is wrong. Finally I took the Excursion in to the dealer while is was demonstrating the problem. The service tech agreed that "this isn't right". they replaced the fuel injector on number 8 cylinder. And the turbo charger under the warranty. The vehicle still exhibits lack of acceleration on take off and now shuttering when first placed into reverse. Service tech states that it is the torque converter and that is not covered under warranty now and will cost approximately $3000. The cost of the vehicle new is $50,000 I would think the engine and transmission would last more than 40,000 miles? Ford is ignoring and not standing behind a manufacture defect that is noted on multiple Excursion and F-250's.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

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