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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2002 Ford Expedition fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 262006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Fuel delivery failure while vehicle heading down hill. Fuel gauge registers close to half full. Engine quit about 3 - 5 minutes. Able to restart on level ground. This is not safe. Car dealer could find no problem.

- Garner, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 032005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2002 Ford Expedition will shut off at inclines of more than 15 degrees even with more than 10 gallons of fuel in the tank. This problem is an inherent problem with all 2001 and 2002 Expedition as admitted by Ford Motor Company and they refer to this defect as a mere "characteristic" of the vehicle. The problem can occur at anytime when the vehicle is at an incline when the front is lower that the rear. This means that I can feasibly run out of fuel while driving down a hill or mountain, lose power steering and power brakes and be involved in an accident where serious injury or death could occur. This is a valid saftey concern and I do not feel comfortable driving the vehicle especially in hilly or mountainous areas. At the very least I could run out of fuel and be stranded in an area that is unsafe. This is unacceptable functionality of the vehicle and Ford Motor Company should address these concerns and offer solutions to the problem instead of weak excuses to why they feel the general public is not at risk here.

- Universal City, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 192003

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge registered a half of tank gas. Suddenly while traveling down a hill vehicle lost all power. The vehicle consumed 1/4 tank of gas to travel 8 miles. When the consumer got into the vehicle again, it read full. After the vehicle lost power while going down hill, it started up again after a couple of minutes. Consumer came to the conclusion that she is unable to drive or park on a incline (nose-down) with less than a 1/2 tank of gas.

- Claremore, OK, USA

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