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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,500 miles

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2001 Ford Expedition body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 282013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 134,000 miles


Approximately 15-20 minutes after I got home from work my 2001 Ford Expedition catches on fire. We, my wife and 3 kids here a loud pressure sound go off outside. Not sure what was going on, we run to the front door and as my wife opens the doors she screams that the house is on fire. We run back inside, she calls 911 and I take kids safely through the back yard. I got back inside the house and open the garage door and find the entire one car garage filled with smoke. Luckily, neighbors grab the hose and one a fire extinguisher to put out the fire. The flame reached the garage door and frame including gutters and roof tiles. Thankfully to the neighbors the entire house did not catch on firm said, the local fire department when they arrive at the scene. The loud pressure sound we heard was the driver side tire blow out. Apparently, the fire had started several minutes prior to us heading the sound. Considering the garage was filled with thick dark smoke, it may have been approximately 5-10 minutes since the fire started. It was the scariest moment our lives. Ever since our family has never been the same, any little sound we hear outside we're alerted.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012007


  • 75,000 miles
Similar to other complaints, paint on hood started bubbling and peeling about 18 months ago and continues to worsen even though the SUV is garage kept and there is no rust anywhere on the vehicle. Cost to replace and repaint hood - $1500 -

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

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