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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,867 miles

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2001 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 172002

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,600 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My wife was driving in the middle of traffic when she suddenly had no brakes. The brake pedal went all the way to the floor and failed to respond. She then began to pump them wildly and got some braking action. (this is in an new Ford Expedition with only 47,000 miles on the odometer. ) she drove in first gear to our local Ford dealer a few blocks away. A right front wheel bearing had already worn out-apparently a manufacturing defect, causing the wheel to become loose from the axle. As it came loose, the brake shoe and piston mechanism of the brake ceased to function. She was lucky that she hit no one else and that the wheel did not come off causing the vehicle to flip. She was fortunate she was not on the freeway at high speeds when this incident occurred. The service manager said she was lucky to get in before the wheel fell off the vehicle. I am appalled to think that an SUV that has only had soft on- road use and never used off -road could have a wheel bearing go out at such low mileage. Because of the high profile nature of the vehicle, the potential for flipping is even greater with this type of problem than poorly constructed tires. I am very angry that such a problem occurred with this vehicle, when it is not even two years old.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #5

Dec 172002

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,600 miles
My wife was driving in the middle of traffic when she suddenly had no brakes. The brake pedal went all the way to the floor and failed to respond. She then began to pump them wildly and got some braking action. (this is in an new Ford Expedition with only 47,000 miles on the odometer. ) she drove in first gear to our local Ford dealer a few blocks away. A right front wheel bearing had already worn out-apparently a manufacturing defect, causing the wheel to become loose from the axle. As it came loose, the brake shoe and piston mechanism of the brake ceased to function. She was lucky that she hit no one else and that the wheel did not come off causing the vehicle to flip. She was fortunate she was not on the freeway at high speeds when this incident occurred. The service manager said she was lucky to get in before the wheel fell off the vehicle. I am appalled to think that an SUV that has only had soft on- road use and never used off -road could have a wheel bearing go out at such low mileage. Because of the high profile nature of the vehicle, the potential for flipping is even greater with this type of problem than poorly constructed tires. I am very angry that such a problem occurred with this vehicle, when it is not even two years old.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 172001

Expedition

  • miles
While coming to a stop or yield car resited braking, and vehicle started trembling, causing vehicle to shut completely off. Vehicle took 3-5 minutes before starting.

- Tamrack, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 152001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2nd time service alarm comes on followed by total loss of brakes. Required engine to be shut off and restarted before brakes would function. Very very lucky that I had space to act and there was no traffic in lane.

- Great Falls, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 122001

Expedition

  • miles
While waiting at stop light with foot on the brakes vehicle suddenly, without warning, surged forward 2-3 feet. Had taken vehicle to dealership several times, and mechanic placed vehicle on diagnostic machine. No codes appeared for surging problem. Mechanic did replace air by pass valve, and had reprogramed PCM.

- Westville, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 072001

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer applied brake at intersection, slow speed, and brake pedal fell to floor. Vehicle at dealer at this time.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

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