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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,111 miles

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2001 Ford Expedition seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 282015

Expedition

  • 99,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while at a stop sign or while driving, the drivers side seat belt unlatched independently. The failure occurred on several occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 99,000.

- Selden, NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 082012

Expedition

  • 194,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the front driver's side seat buckle unlatched independently. The seat belt buckle would not remain fully closed whenever latched. There was a recall a recall related to the failure under NHTSA campaign id number 01V227001 (seat belts) however, the VIN was not included. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 194,000.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #7

Jan 012011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The driver seat belt does not stay latched all the way even though it seems it does. Randomly the seat belt will become unlatched while driving in different conditions. It was built in the Michigan plant like the recall on your website but not included in the recall according to Ford because of the VIN. I think it is close enough to the dates listed that it could be the same thing and the recall should be checked into and expanded. I know its an older truck but it still matters to us that are still driving. Thank you for you time.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #6

Jan 012008

Expedition 8-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that all of the seat belt buckle assemblies failed. In the event of a crash, the restraint system may not provide adequate occupant protection and increase the risk of personal injury. The manufacturer stated that her VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign id number 01V227001 (seat belts:front:buckle assembly); therefore, they would not assume financial responsibility for the repair. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were unknown. Updated 01/09/09. Updated 01/12/09.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 172003

Expedition

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 25 mph to various speeds, the driver's side seat belt unlatched intermittently. The contact was able to close the seat belt; however, it continued to unlatch when he moved around. The seat belt also opened when he stopped at a traffic light. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 01V227001 (seat belts:front:buckle assembly). The failure began in January of 2003 when the vehicle was purchased with an extended warranty, which did not include the seat belts. The dealer stated that the repair would cost approximately $200 at the contact's expense. The failure is currently occurring more frequently. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000 and current mileage was 139,000.

- Morehead, NC, USA

problem #4

Jun 202005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The front passenger seat-belt buckle becomes unlatched on an intermittant basis. Belt buckle will insert and snap most of hte time, but there have been several instances when the buckle snapped as if it was latched, but come unlatched when a force was applied to the buckle (as when leaning forward).

- Silsbee, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 212002

Expedition

  • 15,000 miles

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

While driving at any speed passenger's seat belt got tangled in the seat back release. This happened at least three times. Dealer replaced seat belt, but the problem persists.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 262002

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30mph vehicle rear ended another vehicle and the seat belts did not restain the driver and passenger properly.

- Campbell, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152001

Expedition

  • miles
Received notice 01V227001. Contacted dealership. Was informed parts on back order since August. Middle row seat belt is getting worse. Keeps popping out.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

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