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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,551 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 092003

(reported on)

Excursion

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles

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

While driving over bumps in the road vehicle inadvertently veered to other lanes of traffic. Dealer attempted to fix the vehicle several times, but had not resolved the problem.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #9

Apr 152003

Excursion 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,500 miles
Shock broke in half and severed the brake line and vehicle could not be stopped. Also, damaged windshield wiper motor. Reported to Ford.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #8

Jun 032002

Excursion

  • miles
While driving 55-60mph vehicle hit a small pothole and began bouncing erratically, and consumer lost control. Consumer was not able to keep vehicle in lane, and was only able to regain control once vehicle came to a complete stop. Problem has occurred twice; 1st incident 06/03/02, and 2nd incident 07/16/02. Vehicle is currently being checked by dealer.

- Crozet, VA, USA

problem #7

Dec 012001

Excursion 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When the consumer applies the brakes, the vehicle will vibrate and the pedal will pulsate. The dealership is aware of the problem. Consumer also stated the windshield wiper blade was missing which caused the wiper arm to break, also vehicle was pulling to the left when braking, the dealer performed suspension work on the vehicle, vehicle was experiencing a coolant leak, dealer replaced the radiator hose.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #6

Feb 122002

Excursion

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle sways a lot when driving, consumer constantly has to counter that. Dealer cannot find a problem.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 222001

Excursion 4WD

  • miles
Truck keeps pulling and jumping across lanes at speeds of 50 it has been at freedom Ford 3times and the last time had an accident hitting into a tractor trailor as it jumped from right lane to left smashing my mirror and door I use this vech. As a livery (limo) and are afraid it might kill me or some one else fmcc says I have to wait 5 times for lemon law and they are fixing door and mirror but still dont know why it pulls that way. I dont know what to do and are scared of driving this vech again.

- Newwindsor, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 182002

(reported on)

Excursion

  • miles

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

While driving vehicle pulls continuously to right, had to pull to left to keep vehicle straight. Please provide any further infformation, and indentification number.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #3

Aug 242001

Excursion

  • miles
There is a slight vibration at 30 mph, and at 70 mphn it gets worse. Steering wheel starts to shake. Took to dealer, and they put a damper on vehicle, vibration stopped just a little. Consumer stated that dealer could not find a solution.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 152000

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at highway speeds and road is just a bit uneven, vehicle bounces all over road. Hard to control, this does not happen when towing trailer. Consumer states that the front bottoms out and causes the front end to rise suddenly, consumer feels the problem is with the rubber stoppers that are bolted to the frame that keep the spring from hitting the frame, the ones on this vehicle are only 3/4 inch clearanced from the top of the spring to the stopper, consumer states most vehicles have 4 inches.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 60mph on highway without prior notice front end of vehicle started bouncing up and down to the point that driver almost lost control of vehicle. Dealership aware of problem.

- Lawrenceviile, GA, USA

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