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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,488 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 272015


  • 126,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Expedition. While driving at various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted and taken to a dealer and an independent mechanic; however, the cause of the failure was unable to be determined. The contact mentioned that the alternator, battery, transmission, fuel pump, and fuel bypass switch were replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,000.

- Valley Grove, WV, USA

problem #2

Aug 012013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
I noticed that my SUV was starting to ride a little rough. A month later it started to ride a whole lot rougher. I saw that my tires on the front end were wearing on the inside tread. Then the whole front end started to shake while driving. I took it to a gateway and they to ld me that it was my two front lower ball joints on the SUV were bad and needed replacing. I don't understand why the truck was riding so smooth and all of a sudden the lower ball joints go bad.

- Robinsonville, MS, USA

problem #1

Sep 152008

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 54,465 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the transmission would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred and the transmission had to be replaced a second time. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,465.

- Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, USA

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