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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
107,028 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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2005 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #6

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 #5

Apr 152014


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. While driving approximately 10 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the spark plugs detached from the cylinder head. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The helicoil was installed and the spark plugs were replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Sinnamahoning, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 012013


  • 125,165 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact was driving 5 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection but the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 125,165.

- Pauma Valley, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 022007

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


While towing a camper, the engine overheated about 4 hours into the trip. The truck and trailer had to be towed home. The truck was brought to Ford and it was determined that the head gaskets blew out. The dealer said this was common with the 6.0 diesel engines. He stated that it was caused by the head bolts stretching. He repaired it, but, told me I would be back again unless I purchased arp racing head bolts($600). I researched it online and found he was correct. I provided the bolts and Ford did the repair under warranty. In 2008, the egr cooler/oil cooler ruptured and had to be replaced (under warranty). In 2009, the ficm module malfunctioned. Since the truck was now out of warranty, Ford wanted $700 for the part, plus labor. In 2010, the egr cooler/oil cooler ruptured again. Since the truck was out of warranty, I was told it would be $4000 to repair. I researched online again and found the whole egr design was flawed. I purchased an aftermarket designed cooler and, since then, have had no more problems.

- Fort Salonga, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 232012

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • 106,000 miles
While merging onto 75mph highway, without warning, vehicle lost all power making steering nearly impossible. We were able to move onto shoulder just at the point where highway and on ramp met. We could not restart vehicle and had we made it onto highway, could have very easily been rear ended by oncoming traffic. This is the second time we have lost complete power with this vehicle. We had same situation in July and had paid over two thousand dollars to have fuel system repaired. Ford had recall on this but our truck's VIN did not fall under recall. However, have concerns for others who have vehicles whose vins are not part of the recall. Another family may not be as fortunate as we were yesterday. Ford is aware of these issues and I hope Ford does not wait until lives are lost due to their faulty vehicles!

- Chapman , KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 072012


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that she took her vehicle to the dealer for an oil change and was informed that the egr cooler would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 106,000.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

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