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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,954 miles

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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 Owner Comments

problem #12

Sep 222007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

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

Spark plug ejection from engine. Started the vehicle and the #3 spark plug blew out of head which broke the ignition coil pack above it. Mechanic (not dealer) installed an aftermarket kit made for the Ford motor. 2001 Expedition 5.4L Triton 113,000 miles.

- Grand Haven, MI, USA

problem #11

Sep 252007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles
2001 Ford Expedition had its 2nd spark plug blow out this week. There should be a recall.

- Butler, NJ, USA

problem #10

Dec 282005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,995 miles
Spark plug blow out on Ford Expedition. Threads in head stripped causing premature failure.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #9

Nov 042005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,452 miles

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

2001 Ford Expedition eddie bauer with a 5.4 V8. Sitting at a stop sign, as soon as I pressed on the accelerator to proceed the engine blew the 3rd spark plug on the passenger side. Towed to Ford dealer estimates to fix are 800 for heli coil, 3500 for head replacement.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #8

Sep 202005

Expedition 4WD 5-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The spark plug blew out of my 2001 Ford Expedition. I was cranking the vehicle and heard a loud pop and then the motor started popping and shaking. I had to have it towed to the Ford dealer that has handled all my repairs. They claim the aluminum in the head is faulty and there are no threads on the head but the heads on the spark plug are fine. The warranty company claims that they do not cover the threads on the head; just the head itself. Well duh is that not part of the head. I am still fighting with both the dealer and the extended warranty company. I have paid the extra cost for the maintenance and repairs on my vehicle over the years because I wanted the dealer to handle everything just in case something like this did happen and the warranty company could not get out of paying because I didn't have the dealer do the repairs. I expected better than this from Ford. I had every preventive maintenance performed on this vehicle that Ford Motor Company recommends and it was done by a Ford dealer; plus I have the extended warranty. Either Ford, the dealer or the warranty company should pay for this; because judging from the other complaints that I have seen; they are all aware of the problem!!!!!!!

- Rocky Mount, VA, USA

problem #7

Mar 012002

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Since approximately March of 2002 I have experienced four seperate incidents where my truck suddenly accelerated. Each time I was moving slowly using the engine idle speed to propel the truck forward when the truck suddenly accelerated. Twice I was pulling into my garage, once pulling into a instant oil change station once pulling into a car wash. Each time I was able to stop the truck before striking anything using the brakes. Pulling into the oil change station I was very startled as the mechanic was guiding me into the stall and if I had not reacted as quickly as I did I'm certain would have been injured. I contacted the dealer by telephone and they stated that no one had reported any similar incidents. I also had the truck examined by another Ford dealer and they could not locate any "codes" nor could they duplicate the problem. I have owned more than 25 vehicles during my lifetime and this is a first for me. This is also my second Ford Expedition, nothing like this has ever happened with that truck either. I hope to resolve this problem before someone gets injured by my vehicle or another Expedition. Thank you for your interest, michael T. adamczak.

- Greenfield, WI, USA

problem #6

Aug 272002

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles

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

While driving and without warning vehicle completely shutdown. Vehicle has been to dealer five times, and cause can not be determined.

- Los Angles, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 282002

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle had been parked for 3 days when it caught on fire. Fire department determined fire started in engine compartment. Vehicle was totalled.

- Clarkston, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 092001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle erupted in flames upon impact with another vehicle and burned on the shoulder. The fire appears to have started in the engine compartment and then engulfed the passenger area. There is no evidence to suggest that the other two vehicles that were involved caused the consumer vehicle to catch fire.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #3

Aug 092001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle erupted in flames upon impact with another vehicle and burned on the shoulder. The fire appears to have started in the engine compartment and then engulfed the passenger area. There is no evidence to suggest that the other two vehicles that were involved caused the consumer vehicle to catch fire.

- Little Rock, AR, 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

Aug 012001

Expedition

  • miles
While traveling at 25-30 mph vehicle stalled. Then, vehicle shut off entirely. Contacted dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

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