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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,704 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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2001 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 222012

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


This has been an issue since acquiring this vehicle. The brakes are very soft, they will pump up but when a quicker slow down or stop is needed an individual doesn't have a lot of time to remember that. There have been no injuries or crashes as of this date. Master cylinder was replaced on mechanic's advice however this did not improve this issue. As well the vehicle seems to need the lower ball joints wear out quickly. Also please note that each time it rains there is water coming in from somewhere on the top driver's side of the windshield and post. It drips from that hand grip down to light switch and into vent on driver's side as well. There have been times where there is an electrical smell which causes concern of a vehicle fire possibility.

- Salem, OR, USA

problem #3

Jan 262014


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph and applying the brakes, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The contact stated that no injuries were reported and a police report was not field. The vehicle was neither diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Cincinnati , OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 192013


  • 125,818 miles
I have so much going on with rust, I forgot about my brakes lines bursting and having no brakes after having the front brakes repaired. They burst due to rust!!!!!!

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022013


  • 110,000 miles
Ford Expedition 5.4L 2001 - sudden brake failure while traveling 25 mph in parking lot. Brake lines rusted through caused sudden brake failure. Car had undercarriage cleaning frequently during winter months and there was no indication of any problems. When replacing the brake lines, owner was informed that the upper and lower rear control arms were rusted through as well and that immediate replacement was necessary to avoid the rear track arm failure which results in dropping the rear axle and complete loss of vehicle control. Vehicle was purchased new in June 2001 and maintained continuously.owner has possession of corroded control arms after repair for evidence in NHTSA investigation. NHTSA is encouraged to contact the owner of vehicle for inspection of failed parts for investigative support.. this is a manufacturers defect and vehicles need to be recalled and parts replaced to avoid loss of vehicle control, accidents, injury and fatalities due to Ford Motor Company negligence.

- King Of Prussia, PA, USA

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