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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,150 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 engine problems

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2003 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152011

Excursion 10-cyl

  • 109,000 miles


Our Ford 2003 Excursion speed control/cruise control stopped working after the recall repair has been performed. There is brake fluid leaking from the master cylinder on the wiring harness. Ford states they will not repair again for no charge. My complaint is that I believe this should be taken care of at no charge to the consumer. Thank you

- Warrenton, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 062008


  • 31,600 miles
Driver used cruise control on tollway, got off tollway fire started 1/4 mile from exit. Ford Excursion V 10 gas engine, cruise control deactivation switch failure got hot causing engine fire. The diesel engines were recalled for the same reason. This vehicle is a limousine/qvm. NHTSA campaign # 07V078000 manufacture campaign # 05S28.

- Burbank, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 112011

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • 219,000 miles
2003 Ford Excursion 7.3L diesel engine experiencing accelerator pedal failure pedal becomes unresponsive, engine returns to idle. All symptoms match "accelerator pedal failure" as described in Ford fsa#03B03 dealer service dept states its not uncommon in this vehicle but Ford will not do anything about it. Dealers quoted me a cost of over $1000 to repair. VIN#[xxx] parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lloyd Neck, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 062008


  • 57,000 miles
Cruise control stuck; does not release with pressure on brake pedal. The cruise will only release with the cruise 'off' button on the steering wheel or if brake pedal is pushed to the floor. This is dangerous and has the potential to cause a rear-end collision. Plan to take it to dealer next week; hopefully this will be covered even though vehicle warranty has expired. I won't use cruise until then.

- Livingston, MT, USA

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