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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,388 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.

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.

2002 Ford Excursion engine problems

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2002 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 052012

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 62,550 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Excursion. The contact was driving 45 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted after the failure and taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic confirmed that the camshaft sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and the vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 62,550 and the current mileage was 62,600. Updated 02/22/12 updated 03/01/12

- Pinson, AL, USA

problem #3

Mar 312008

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Excursion. The contact received two safety recall notices for NHTSA campaign id number 07V553000 (engine and engine cooling: Engine: Diesel). He took the vehicle to the dealer for repair and was informed that there were no safety recalls on his vehicle. There had been no failure to date. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 104,000.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #2

Sep 052007

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
Crank position sensor failed without warning, vehicle motor immediately shutoff and was unable to restart. Vehicle was towed to dealer for repairs. Fortunately this happened in a parking lot. If this happened on the highway while towing 10,000 lbs, loss of engine power would cause a inability to control the vehicle resulting in a likely accident with possible injuries or deaths.

- Stillwater, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 132004

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A sensor fails and causes engine to stop running - has happened while going 65mph on an interstate hiway - engine may restart but car is left coasting, totally without power at hiway speeds. Engine has stopped 4 times now. Only last occurrance is listed here.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

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