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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,880 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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2004 Ford Excursion electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202008

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,880 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Excursion. After the vehicle had been parked for eight hours, the contact smelled something burning when it was restarted. He noticed smoke coming from the engine compartment and the vehicle burst into flames two minutes later. The fire burned through the air conditioner hose and erupted. The eruption also extinguished the fire. The contact is a mechanic and he inspected the vehicle. He was able to start the vehicle and drove to the dealer. The dealer stated that the failure was caused by a loose wire. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 04V327000 (electrical system:battery) for the 2003 models. The current and failure mileages were 56,880. Updated 03-04-08 the consumer believed the problem he experienced was related to the recall. Updated

- Pismo Beach , CA, USA

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