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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,833 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Expedition electrical problems

electrical problem

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2002 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 252015


  • 89,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Expedition. While starting the vehicle, an abnormal noise was heard from the engine. In addition, the vehicle stuttered without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the plug and ignition coil were replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted eight months later. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed with the same failure. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 89,000.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #2

Jul 032007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,500 miles
On 7/3/2007 I heard a loud banging sound and smelled gas coming from under my engine. When I had it towed to sioux falls Ford, they said a spark plug had blown out. When I asked if that was a factory defect, I was told that the plug may have been put in incorrectly. I have never had the spark plugs replaced, so I knew it was a factory plug, but the technician said that they had no way of knowing that. I spent $800 to have the it re-thread. 4 weeks later, a different spark plug did the same thing. At that time, they told me that they would check all of the spark plugs to ensure that they were tight. 4 weeks after that, the ignition coil needed to be replaced in that plug and the plug needed to be replaced. They claimed that their repairs had not caused this, but I feel like I have been getting the run-around on all of this simply because I am a woman.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #1

May 312005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2002 Ford Expedition. The spark plug blew threw the cylinder to the engine. The entire engine will have to be replaced. Ford acts like they have no clue about this problem. Consumer has seen several complaints on various websites. The car was at a dead stop at a red light, when consumer heard a pop that came from the spark plug.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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