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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 16
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,242 miles

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2001 Ford Expedition electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #19

Jan 022006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

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

For the past 3 years since I owned my vehicle it malfunctions when it rains. The electrical components go haywire and they continues to run when I turn the car off and take the keys out. Eventually the battery dies and it does not go away until the rain stops for at least 3 days. I cannot drive the car when it is like this.

- Rialto, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 282004

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,733 miles
Incident: 2001 Ford Expedition 1. windshield wipers would not work, radio would go off when vehicle was put in gear, blower, compass, thermometer lets & bells would not work, vehicle would not start, battery eventually went dead, etc 2. had to service the vehicle for safety and performance reasons 3. Expedition was serviced at a local Ford dealership. Service department advised us that there was a water leak around the windshield. Water was leaking into an electrical box - had to replace fuse panel and reseal glass at a cost of $456.96.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #17

Aug 022005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,800 miles
Since I got the truck the electric system has been failing, also the brakes failed to operate while on the freeway and almost had us killed. The back door locks by itself and can't be opened. Air comes in from the front windshield and it also leaks when it rains. All four tires were very wasted, also I was lied about the interest rate. I was told that my interest would be 6.78% and in the contract it appears as 12.15%.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #16

Jul 212005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

Vehicle was left outside during several rainy days. Upon starting vehicle, wipers, fans would not work. Radio would not operate. When vehicle was left in auxiliary position, the vehicle would start itself without turning the key. If the car was left running and in park, the vehicle would try to start while running. This has happened several times, during wet rainy weather. The vehicle, a 2001 Ford Expedition was taken to the dealership and problem explained. By this time the area affected had dried out and vehicle returned to normal operating systems. The dealer said it could not be diagnosed until it occurred again.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #15

Oct 012004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Fuse box and module all kinds of electrial problems also car will start on its own the car will jump into reverse

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #14

Aug 042004

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
This Expedition starts up with no key wipers start and stop door lokes open and close 4 wheel drive engages and disengages in park or neutral the car tries to start again when it is already running. The car was parked while I went into the store my wife was in the car it jumped into reverse she jumped out of the car the door hit her nocked her down and almost ran her over this can be repeated the fuse box and module were replaced at a cost of about $1,000 also I had to replace the front windshield as it was leaking they said the car was out of warrenty the car has never been in a accident.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #13

Dec 232004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,159 miles

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

I had complete failure of electrical systems due to water leak around front windshield and/or moon roof

- Watkinsville, GA, USA

problem #12

Jan 112004

Expedition

  • 65,000 miles
Vehicle caught fire while parked, completely engulfed in flames

- Groveland, FL, USA

problem #11

May 182005

Expedition

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle parked for approx. 22 hours, cc quit working 1 week prior, one day before vehicle fire would not get out of park

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 072005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Ford Expedition caught on fire in the steering wheel area underneath the hood. The vehicle was parked the day before the incident occurred. Around 9 am the consumer viewed smoke coming form the vehicle. The vehicle was totaled.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 082005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 72,000 miles

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

This is the second spark plug in less than 4 months that has blown out of the cylinder head out of our 2001ford Expedition. Please investigate this problem as it is occurring to many people. It is definitely a flaw in design and is costing people too much money to continue to fix. Ford has been no help. As the last time, while driving the spark plug just blows through the cylinder head on a vehicle that has been impeccably maintained.

- Bryans Road, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 062005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
I own a 2001 Ford Expedition, I was parked in front of my parents home for approx. 2 1/2 hours, when my fiance walked outside an saw that my car was on fire. The fire started on the driver side engine compartment. I have reported the incident to my insurance carrier. But I heard of the recalls that have been reported on the Ford SUV's. the engine was completely destroyed. I feel this is related to the cruise control unit, after examination after the fire was extinguished. The fire department reported to the scene, and report was filed.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #7

Dec 222004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,250 miles
While driving my 2001 Ford Expedition at 50 mph I heard a pop and this was followed by erratic handling and poor idle. An inspection later revealed a spark plug which ejected out of the cylinder head and stripped the threads with it. The cost to repair the head was $600. Initially I was told I would need a $2700 head replacement. The dealer advised me that there still can be no guarantee that the repaired plug won't come out or any of the other plugs. Research of this problem shows many Expedition and F-150 owners with the same problem.

- Bryans Road, MD, USA

problem #6

Dec 162004

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While placing the key inside of the ignition vehicle would turn off. But consumer could turn the ignition switch manually without the key inside. Vehicle would turn on, and the windows would roll up. Consumer took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, but mechanic could not duplicate the problem. There were times when the consumer was unable to get the key out of the ignition, and there were times when he did get the key out, the radio continued to play.

- Deland, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 012003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At least 5 different times my SUV has surged and each time I take it in to the shop and they never can seem to find the problem. It usually happens at low idle speeds and you never know when it will do it.once I about went through the block busters large window. Somebody is going to get hurt if Ford doesnt fix this problem. Also my 4 wheel drive kicks on sometimes when im setting still, like at a red light.I have to turn it on then turn it off for I to get out of 4 wheel drive.

- Oak Ridge, TN, USA

problem #4

Jun 192003

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle was parked in driveway with key removed from ignition. Windshield wipers, radio, and dvd accessory began operating without warning.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 222003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have two intermittent issues with my 2001 Ford Expedition eddie bauer. 1. on 4 occasions the vehicle has surged forward. This has happened twice at 5 mph, 50 mph, and 15 mph. The cruise control was not on. At the slower speeds I was either slowing down or coasting and the rmp rapidly increased for about 2 seconds and then slowed down.(from 1100 rpms up to 2200 rpms) at the higher speed, it felt like someone ran into the back of the vehicle. It took off for a similar time and then returned to the prior rpms. I took it to a blue oval certified dealer and was told nothing was wrong with vehicle. 2. either while stopping or accelerating, the radio volume will turn itself way up for a couple of seconds. It scares the hell out of you. This happens about once a month. The first issue is a major safety issue as I narrowly missed rear-ending a vehicle one time and a mailbox another. The second issue is more of a nuisance than a safety issue. Both appear to be electrical/computer issues.

- Bridgman, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 062001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Whenever vehicle has been started and running for a minute it would suddenly cut off for no reason. At the time the vehicle would have 1/4 tank of fuel. Vehicle not able to be restarted. Also, all electrical systems shut down. Have taken to dealer twice & mechanic could not locate cause of problem.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While engine isideling, vehicle will surge foward without the drivers foot on the gas, this has occurred a total of five times. Dealer has been contacted, but was unable to remedy problem at this time. Consumer states four times incident happened while vehicle rolling with drivers foot on brake, the fifth time was with the brake totally depressed had just come to a stop and engine surged.

- Mandeville, LA, USA

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