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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,046 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.

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2004 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 152010


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Excursion. While having the vehicle serviced for routine maintenance at an independent repair shop, he was informed water was leaking around the egr cooler and anti freeze was leaking into the exhaust system. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continues. The failure and current mileages were 95,000.

- Lafayette, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 262009


  • 74,231 miles
My 2004 Ford Excursion threw a spark plug from the cylinder head last week. This caused me to leave my car on the side of the road and try and find a ride home. Once I got the truck home I found the coil had broken off of it's mount and the plug was resting in the hole of the head. The threads are mangled on the plug and stripped out in the head. I have researched this online and found hundreds of complaints about this same issue. Please make Ford take responsibility... thank you.

- Discovery Bay , CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 122009


  • 85,000 miles
My 2004 Ford Excursion just ejected a spark plug and it's threaded bushing. This is a factory defect and should be addressed by Ford and/or your office.

- Paragould, AR, USA

problem #2

Oct 012006

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was maneuvered off the road and restarted. The vehicle was driven to the dealer on several occasions for the problem where a turbo and a sensor were replaced. Although the problem persisted, the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. Updated 1/10/2007 -

- Mimbres, NM, USA

problem #1

Sep 292004

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • 13,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle surged. The consumer would smelled gas fumes inside the vehicle. The dealership was aware of the problem, but did not resolve it. The turbo would not turn on and would not go over 3500 RPM's and there was a flutter type of sound coming from the driver's side rear quarter panel when the A/C was on only by the rear A/C controller.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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