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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,832 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 022008

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,327 miles


On 2 February 2008, my wife put our 2001 Ford Expedition in reverse to back into a parking spot. At this moment the vehicle accelerated at an extreme rate of speed backwards. My wife attempted several times to gain control of the vehicle. The brakes failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle glanced off one wall into a small vehicle causing minor damage, ran into another small vehicle causing major damage, crashing into a brick wall of a church, spun around, and landed on the porch of a residents home for final rest, causing damage to the residents home. Our 2001 Ford Expedition is totaled out. The airbags never deployed. There were no major injuries to individuals involved.

- Ae, AE, USA

problem #3

Feb 142005


  • 6,000 miles
While driving at highway speed the accelerator pedal stuck, causing a vehicle roll over when T consumer depressed the brakes. Consumer/passenger sustained injuries. Vehicle was totaled. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The cause was not determined.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #2

Sep 122002

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
When fot released accelerator, accelerator stuck and vehicle continued gaining sped. Despite placing transmision in park and engaging parking brake, there was no response. Driver tok vehicle off road to avoid collision and was involved in collissions with tres before coming to rest after impact with iron gate.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Dec 232000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
The gas pedal on the adjustable pedal system will on occasion wedge under edge of floor mat. Floor mats I have are oem parts that came with the vehicle. Problem has happened twice in 2 months, once at 75mph, and the other at 5 mph. Second incident caused accident. Driver side floor mat is secured to floor carpet with "retainer" mechanism (hook) this is a very dangerous design flaw in the adjustable pedal system and must be addressed by Ford Motor Company.

- Southgate, MI, USA

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