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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,922 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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2004 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #6

May 102007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,100 miles


Rear A/C actuator suddenly failed with no warning. ABS light came on and dealership said that an animal chewed through the wires to the ABS computer, which was odd because I live in the city of los angeles where this was unheard off. Cost me $688 and the ABS light remained on. I don't even have proof that they did anything. Transmission stopped shifting into overdrive. Dealership said that the ABS computer needs to be replaced. Cost me $450. ABS light went off, but transmission still doesn't shift into overdrive. Dealership now says that my overdrive band is worn. They quoted me $3,300 to fix. I have also had 3 break jobs which cost $600 a piece performed in less than 3 years. Which I never had this problem with any vehicle I' ever owned. This truck is only 3 years old and has had a tremendous amount of expensive problems.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 172005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The caller's vehiclehad brake failure 3 times. Twice in driveway and once whthe ile driving at 30 mph. Brake pedal went all the way to the floor. The caller's wife hit the brakes and they would not work and vehicle hit a mailbox before she could gain control of the vehicle. Dealer said they couldn't find the cause of the problem. Manufacturer said unless they could duplicate the problem they couldn't help him.

- Mansfield, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 162004

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,430 miles
While driving my 2004 Ford Expedition at ~65 mph the car in front of me slowed abruptly. Upon pressing the brake pedal, the pedal fell to the floor and the brakes failed to slow the vehicle. I swerved to avoid hitting other vehicle. I removed my foot from the brake and then pressed the brake again and the brake began to operate normally once again. Car currently at the dealer although cause has not been found. 1 week prior I had the brakes inspected due a concern where the brake pedal would slowly fall to floor while adding and removing pressure from the pedal (without completely removing pressure) in 5-10 mph downhill stop and go traffic. Dealer had told me that the entire brake system had been inspected and that the brakes were fine.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012004

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


While driving brakes failed. The pedal went to the floor. Consumer lost control of the vehicle, which ran off the road. This happened twice. The second time an accident occurred.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 252004

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. This caused brakes to lock, and consumer was unable to unlock them. Then, vehicle collided into a brick wall. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

May 132004


  • miles
While applying the brakes pedal went to the floor and a loud buzzing sound was heard from front. Both feet were on the brake pedal, and vehicle continued to accelerate. Consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. Mechanic placed the vehicle on the diagnostic machine. However, mechanic could not duplicate the problem.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

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