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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,367 miles

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2005 Ford Excursion electrical problems

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2005 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #18

Nov 122016

Excursion

  • 88,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving the truck the accelerator becomes nonresponsive and soon after the truck shuts down, complete power loss. Very difficult to steer and brake. It will start back up most of the time, but on occasion it will take 20 to 30 minutes to re-start. Ford has a recall for this # 05S34. My VIN indicates that my Excursion isn't under this recall, but this is exactly what is happening. This event happens on city streets and highways, while driving or sitting at a stop sign or stop light. This event has become more frequent as my wife will no longer drive it do to the vehicles handling/breaking issues without power so I only drive it on weekends. It happens at least once a day sometimes repeatedly within seconds after restarting and sometimes never again during the weekend. It also is not time or distance related. It has happened leaving our house and it has happened 20 minutes into a drive. Very sporadic

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #17

Aug 152014

Excursion

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was able to start on the first attempt. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the instrument panel and the fuel injection control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #16

Jun 052015

Excursion

  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 70 mph. The contact was able restart the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the failure could be related to the fuel injector. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 146,000.

- Fair Lawn , NJ, USA

problem #15

Jun 032015

Excursion

  • 61,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The failure mileage was 61,000.

- Port Lhueneme, CA, USA

problem #14

May 032015

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. After several attempts, the vehicle was able to restart, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000.....updated 07/22/15 the consumer stated after the vehicle was repaired the failure recurred. Updated 9/22/2015

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 302013

Excursion

  • 69,900 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the vehicle stalled as the battery warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that both of the batteries needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred several times later. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 69,900.

- Flagler Beach, FL, USA

problem #12

Jul 132005

Excursion

  • 25,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated while driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled and power to the headlights, door locks, and radio was lost. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Vinemont, AL, USA

problem #11

Sep 012011

Excursion

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving at various speeds. The vehicle operated as normal upon restart. An independent mechanic stated that the failure was due to a malfunction of one of the cylinders. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #10

May 012011

Excursion

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred four times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring) but was advised by the manufacturer that the VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #9

Dec 212011

Excursion

  • 80,000 miles
TL- the contact owns 2005 Ford Excursion diesel. The contact was driving 5 mph when the engine stalled. The vehicle was able to be restarted after the failure but while in neutral. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer confirmed that the ignition control pressure sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and they confirmed to the contact that the VIN did not qualify for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 05V270000 ( electrical system:wiring). The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 80,500. Kmj

- Litchfield, NH, USA

problem #8

Nov 102009

Excursion

  • 94,210 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. While driving approximately 20 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact waited until the engine completely cooled down before resuming operation. The failure recurred whenever the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where they detected that the malfunction was contributed to the wiring harness. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number 05V270000 (electrical system: Wiring); however the VIN was not included in the recall defect. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 94,210.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 212011

Excursion

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure was repetitive with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was advised that the fuel injectors, pressure regulator and valve assembly modulator needed to be replaced. The repairs were performed but did not correct the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 05V270000 (electrical system: Wiring) which required replacing the fuel injection control module and injection control pressure sensor but the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 114,000.

- Thornton, CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 202011

Excursion

  • 114,000 miles
There was no warning. We were on the freeway going 75mph. The Ford Excursion stopped running. There was no power to the brakes or steering. I got it to the side of the shoulder of the freeway where we waited for 2 hours for help. This is the third time this has happened. Each time we have had the vehicle towed to the dealer. Each time we have taken it to the dealer they give a different reason for the event. It was rekeyed, put new batteries, and this time they said it was a clutch fan. The clutch fan could have not possibly caused this type of mechanical failure. We noticed that the 2005 Ford Excursion was on a recall list for wiring problems. In Ford's description of the failure that may result it states "the vehicle may quit running in traffic and may or may not start again...resulting in a crash". however when we discussed this with the dealer he said our VIN was not a part of the recall. This problem has yet to be remedied. I am afraid for the safety of my family.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 202011

Excursion

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact was driving 75 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact mentioned that she was able to maintain control of the vehicle as it continued to coast but the vehicle would not restart. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring). The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 114,000.

- Apple Valley , CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 172010

Excursion

  • 61,500 miles
Driving and then suddenly the 2005 Ford Excursion begins to stall, parked the Ford, and than the engine would not start, stalled while I was driving on the freeway.

- South Gate, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 202009

Excursion

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. While driving at any speed, the vehicle stalls and loses complete power. The failure has occurred at least four times. The vehicle has not yet been taken to a dealer. Through research, the contact discovered NHTSA campaign id number 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring). The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in the recall, even though the failures were identical. The current and failure mileages were 75,000.

- Peorra, AZ, USA

problem #2

Mar 022009

Excursion

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact heard noises coming from the vehicle. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The failure occurred without warning and the vehicle could not be restarted. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The power steering and brakes failed to operate. The dealer speculated that the fuel injection control module (ficm) wire harness may need to be replaced. The repair would cost between $3,000 to $4,000 and is not covered under the warranty or NHTSA campaign id number 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring). The failure mileage was 42,000.

- Newburgh, ME, USA

problem #1

Mar 012008

Excursion

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. While driving 70 mph on the highway, the vehicle shut off. The vehicle was unable to be restarted. The dealer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 05V270000 (electrical system:wiring). The contact feels that this issue is very unsafe and wants the manufacturer to repair the vehicle. The current mileage was 69,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

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