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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,925 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Excursion brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #4

May 072004

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,700 miles

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

After purchasing a used vehicle from internet auto sales in reno, Nevada, the brakes were not working correctly. The brakes pulled the vehicle violently to the right. The dealer replaced the calipers and pads and turned the rotors and told me the problem was solved. After test driving the vehicle, the brakes had the same problem. The vehcile was sent to the local lithia dealer and they ended upreplacing the ABS sensor once. After that the vehcile did not improve. So, the vehcile went back to the dealer and the dealer took the brake system apart and could not find anything wrong with it. They returned the vehicle and soon as I drove it, the brakes failed to operate correctly. They took the vehcile back and they replaced some more brake parts, but it did not solve the proble, . in fact, the problem got worse. Now, the brakes are pulling both left and right. There is no rhyme or eason as to why it will pull one way or the other. The vehicle is unsafe and I have asked the dealer to purchase the vehicle back because it is a lemon, but they refuse to buy the vehicle back. My only option is to continue to take it back to the dealer and hopefully, they will replace everything so that the brakes will work correctly. This is the same problem I am having with my Ford F-350 Super Duty.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 262004

(reported on)

Excursion

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle jerked and the ABS light illuminated. Also when braking, the vehicle went to the right.

- Oakland, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
2002 Ford Excursion. Two instance of the vehicle not responding to pressure applied to the brake pedal at low speed. Vehicle continues to roll with very little stopping action. Taken to dealership where nothing was found.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 012002

Excursion

  • miles
While applying brakes vehicle will not stop. Consumer will shift vehicle in park to come to a complete stop. Dealership ship is aware of problem.

- Fair Liss Hills, PA, USA

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