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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 miles

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2001 Ford Expedition steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302016

Expedition

  • 162,000 miles

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

The horn doesn't work at all even when locking with the keyless fob. Cruise control doesn't seem to work at all. I can engage the E-brake and the light won't turn on in my dash. None of the controls on my steering wheel work at all.

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #3

Oct 032013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • miles
I just purchased a 2001 Ford Expedition eddie bower edition and the front end squeaks. So I accessed this site and found several complaints about the same condition. After reading these complaints, I am worried that mine will do the same thing. I'm considering parking the vehicle and never using it again. Someone needs to force Ford to recall these vehicles and have them repair the problems before someone gets hurt. To have the front end repaired on my Expedition would cost at least $1500 or more. I am on disability and cannot afford these repairs. This is a manufacture defect and needs to be addressed as such. All vehicles are supposed to be designed with the safety of, not only the passengers in mind, but also other vehicles on the road. The cost of the repairs to Ford Motor Company would be minor compared to the loss of life and to the damages to humans and vehicle(s) in an accident. I don't want to get rid of my Expedition, I just want it safe and to be repaired properly.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #2

Jun 222010

Expedition

  • miles
2001 Ford Expedition was being driven around 40mph when the steering wheel and brakes failed to work. With the help of my passenger, we were able to pull hard on steering wheel and get it to turn off road and into parking lot. Vehicle was able to cross several lanes safely only because there was no traffic close enough to block or challenge this emergency need. Brakes would not respond well either. Accident and injury could have easily happened. Air conditioning remained running like normal but the oil and battery lights came on after incident began. Once stopped, the vehicle key was turned to the "off" position and then turned on again. The steering and brakes began working again. It was driven slowly home where it remains. It is very dangerous to have a large vehicle lose steering and brakes while being driven. I could not have steered clear or stopped for persons or vehicles. A very hazardous condition that warrants investigation.

- Granite Bay, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 102001

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer feels very unsafe when making left hand turns or making left curves. Steering is very loose, )and consumer must grip steering wheel very tightly with both hands. Vehicle feels like it will tip over easily.

- Gardena, CA, USA

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