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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,550 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2004 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 122009

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles


The contact reported that the exhaust is going into the 2004 Ford Excursion. This has been happening for 3 months. When the vehicle is idle or stopped at a light the exhaust comes through the heating grate. The vehicle has 30000 thousand miles on it and had 24000 miles when problem started. The dealer has tried to fix the problem but nothing has worked permanently. They driver is suffering headaches and drowsiness when driving. Updated 01/20/10 the dealer replaced the left exhaust manifold gasket. Updated 01/22/10.

- Halifax, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 072004


  • 5,100 miles
While driving at any speed with the windows down consumer can smell exhaust fumes. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

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