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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,640 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.

2004 Ford Excursion lights problems

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2004 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 252013

Excursion 10-cyl

  • 101,280 miles


While checking "all" lights prior to a road trip, I found that my exterior "parking" lights failed to work. I checked for any recalls and found one dated July 13 2011 NHTSA # 11V352000 and Ford recall # 11C18. I took the vehicle to my Ford dealer who said he could not find a recall on my vehicle. I was quoted a price of, min: $130 to diagnostic the problem and find the cure. I'm under the impression this is a "safety recall" for my vehicle, for failure to meet Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard # 108 "lamps, reflective devices, associated equipment, and strongly feel it is Ford irresponsibility to repair this problem as per the recall listed above.

- Guthrie, OK, USA

problem #1

Sep 192011


  • 154,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Excursion. While at a traffic light the contact was informed that the exterior brake lights were not illuminated when the brake pedal was depressed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 11V352000 (exterior lighting:brake lights) that may be related to the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 154,000.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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