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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,500 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.

2005 Ford Excursion fuel system problems

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2005 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #6

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 #5

Jan 312011

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle would not start or was very difficult to start if it was cold soaked for more than 6 hours. When it did start it was not drivable for approximately 5 minutes and during that time it ran extremely rough (shaking the entire truck) with excessive black exhaust. This situation has occurred for all winter.

- Sun Prairie, WI, USA

problem #4

Nov 162010

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • 102,000 miles
The ficm in my diesel 6.0 is bad. Ford claims my vehicle is not one of the ones affected by their recall on this item. However, the 6.0 engine was not a good engine it caused Ford a lot of money in repairs because of this same problem. My issue is if Ford knows the ficm is bad in these engines why do they not replace them and add them to the current recall. I have the 200,000 extended warranty and my original 100,000 warranty just ended about 2000 miles ago. Under the 100,000 mile warranty the replacement would have been covered but under the extended 200,000 warranty it is not. I feel that this is just a paper push type cover up. 1. Ford knows this engine was not as good as their 7.3 engine B/C they immediately started producing the 6.4 engine to replace the 6.0 2. Ford knows the ficm is bad in theses engines and it has had to replace many of them because of this problem 3. if they admittedly know the engine was crappy. And had a problem with the ficm why will they not fix the problem. I would not have a problem with paying for a repair on any vehicle if I knew it was from wear and tear. But this is due to faulty manufaturning Ford says quality is job 1... this is not a quality engine and I don't feel that I should be penalized because of it. I have always driven Ford and this is my 4th diesel engine. I have never had a problem with any of them but they were all 7.3 diesels. How can I get my truck added to the recall with the faulty ficm to get it repaired by the dealership?

- Chesnee, SC, USA

problem #3

Jul 172010


  • 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 #2

May 112010

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • 43,000 miles
2005 Ford Excursion stalled in traffic and wouldn't restart. Diagnosed as defective fuel injector control module. This module and wiring harness was recalled on this model in 2005, however my VIN wasn't included in the recall. Ford refusing to cover the cost of repair. It only has 43K miles.

- Parker, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 142010

Excursion Diesel

  • 98,500 miles
2005 6.0 L diesel Excursion engine light illuminated. Took vehicle to private garage who determined that fuel injection control module is bad. This is a recall (#05V27) on many similar vehicles, but not mine. I feel the recall should be expanded to the oxford plant vehicles.

- Pemberton, NJ, USA

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