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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,192 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.

2003 Ford Excursion brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 102005

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,011 miles

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

Vehicle experienced a problem with the front ball joints. This vehicle had 60,000 miles on it. Owner took the vehicle to the dealer for a check up on the brakes when it was discovered that the ball joints had worn out, and there was plenty of movement with in the wheel. Dealer replaced left front lower ball joint. And machined the front rotors.

- Roscoe, IL, USA

problem #4

Dec 192004

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles
While traveling on the road at about 45 mph consumer had to slam on the brakes, seat belt did not lock and driver hit the windshield. (second consumer for this letter: Christopher erosion walters) the tires blew out and the vehicle flipped over. The driver's seat belt problem remained the same.

- Sanford, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 202004

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Consumer complained of a brake problem. When applying the brakes vehicle pulled to the left gradually, and some times it would pull violently. Consumer took the vehicle back to the dealer, and dealer performed several different services, including changing the ABS module, but problem recurred.

- May, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 272004

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • 33,950 miles
While driving and upon pressing on the brakes, the vehicle pulled to the left. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs and the problem became worse. The consumer got rid of the vehicle. However, he got another Excursion vehicle of the same year, but the new one was a four wheel drive. However, the problem with the brakes continued. Upon pressing on the brakes, the vehicle pulled to the left. The consumer was traveling and pressed the brakes and they locked up.

- May, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 122003

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
2003 Ford Excursion 6.0 Triton diesel engine stalls (both high and low speeds), brakes and steering lock up.

- Ennis, TX, USA

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