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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
145,325 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.

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2002 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 312015

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 218,975 miles


5 amp fuse popped. Replaced with another 5 amp fuse. Shift lock solenoid attached to brake master cylinder caught fire. Fire was contained and controlled. Minimal damages. Unsure of vehicle drivability. Could have happened during transit. Condition unsafe.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 152014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that smoke emitted from the driver's side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the engine and the timing belt. The contact also stated that the vehicle failed to respond to deceleration attempts and that it caught on fire while it was parked and unoccupied. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Centreville, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 182013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 117,000 miles
Brake line ruptured in rear of vehicle when pulling into service station hauling my travel trailer. Was told the line was completely rusted through and this is a common problem on these model year vehicles. I find totally crazy to find brake lines rusting on a vehicle of this age. I was also told the rear control arms need to be replaced because of the rust. I know this was an issue on the Windstar and it was recalled Ford need to take care of this. Thank god it happened at the station and not hauling my kids to the campground. This needs to be addressed due to the fact there are thousands of these vehicles still on the roads.I know if I call Ford they will tell me its not in warranty that's why I contacted you. They cover airbags and seatbelts for life they should cover brake lines.

- Westminster, MD, USA

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