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9.6

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$489.00
Average Mileage:
141,400 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. new key cut & programmed (1 reports)
  3. replaced fuse board (1 reports)
2004 Ford Expedition engine problems

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2004 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 132016

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • 138,000 miles

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

had to replace fuel pump burn. The next week vehicle cut off again. Returned to my mechanic the fuel pump relay is embedded in the fuse board. They replaced the fuse board and it works fine. My mechanic said the new fuse board is a newer design.

- , Augusta, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012016

Expedition 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

Girlfriend driving down winding road fairly steep hill when the engine just quit, without warning....power steering , brakes all went south without power. She said the low oil pressure light came on. I got a ride to her, checked and, even though oil had just been changed at dealer, seems a bit low, so I added a quart. Engine started right back up. Made no sense, problem never found, investigation came up nothing. Now, month later, happened to me, engine just died, no warning. Oil pressure light came on but thinking only due to engine quitting. Oil level ok but this time the engine will not restart however, it stumbles a bit but will not start. Sensing fuel shut off? Nothing found in manual to help. Saga continues....need help???

Update from Oct 10, 2016: I believe the issue is fixed but because it is totally random and will restart after a wait period, I'm not 100% sure. I believe it is the fuel relay, which is a real pain to figure out. Turns out Ford put the relay into the board internal to the fuse box. I had the relay replaced and hope like heck it does not stall out again. It is VERY dangerous as I live in the hills and curves in TN.

- , LaFollette, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 202016

Expedition 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 167,000 miles

MY AUTO HAS BEEN AT THE FORD SHOP A WEEK NOW. I DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION TO GET AROUND. I WAS TOLD THE ELECTRONIC FUEL SENSOR IS BAD. I WAS LOOKING AT RECALLS AND IT'S ON THE LIST FOR THAT PROBLEM, SO WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY SO MUCH? THE PART THEY ARE SPEAKING ONLY COST 90 DOLLARS. I COULD'VE BOUGHT IT MYSELF AND PAY A MECHANIC TO INSTALL IT FOR 150 DOLLARS. PLEASE CHECK IF THIS AUTO IS PART OF THE RECALL.

- , Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152015

Expedition Eddie Bauer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles

Our car has suddenly turned off while on the freeway travel at speeds of up to 70 mph. The car loses all power. It has happened about four times now. It turns back on, but we are worried we could end up in a terrible accident.

- , Castaic, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles

My 2004 Ford Exp. would randomly cut off while driving. I took it to the dealership and to several other mechanics; however, everyone told me that the computer did not produce any codes; therefore, could not tell me what the issue was. They stated that in order to tell me what was wrong, that the car would have to cut off and not turn back on. Of course this never happens because the car always seems to start back up within 2-5 min. of cutting off. So, I took it to a local mechanic who was ford certified and worked on cars the old way(not depending solely on a computer for diagnoses). Come to find out the chip in my key was bad, which was causing the computer of the car not to be able to read it, which resulted in the car shutting of. I had a new key cut and re-program to my car computer and the car has not shut off since.. (total- $67.00 to diagnose.. $100 for a locksmith to cut a key and re-program it to the car computer). So after 8 months of having a broken car, I am finally back to driving my SUV with no issues.

- , Fay, NC, USA

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