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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,287 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Excursion steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #3

May 122015


  • 68,860 miles


Car steers side to side and extremely difficult to keep within the have to hold steering with 100 % concentration and constantly maneuver it to keep it straight.also tend to veer to the left.lot of steering play.

- Virginia Beach, VA, 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

Feb 272010

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • miles
Was traveling approximately 65mph on the freeway merging onto another freeway when the truck suddenly stalled. There were no brakes, no steering, and the truck would not restart. We had four children with us, three of them small and in car seats. We had to transfer the children into a tow truck with moving traffic on both sides of us. It was a very dangerous situation, that could have resulted in a major accident causing major trauma or death. Ficm is good, we are still trying to figure out the problem, but could possibly be the high pressure oil pump. This 6.0L diesel engine should be recalled and fixed by Ford. This issue has been addressed with pick-ups and vans, but not the Excursion.

- Corona, CA, USA

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