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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,924 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Expedition brakes problems

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012016


  • 20 miles


I have a 2005 Ford Expedition and have maintained my vehicle maintenance and only have 124,000 miles on this vehicle. It continues to shut off the engine and code fail safe mode on code appear and when I'm driving on the highway it is dangerous. After reading so many complaints this is unsafe. Also, the computer issues with locking doors, failure of the transmission (which I had to replace) such a disappointment of a vehicle. Ford should recall engine and computer issues. I purchased this vehicle brand new $50,000 + and have not be able to depend on the stability since I've had it.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #4

Dec 222008


  • 62,572 miles
2005 Ford Expedition. While driving on the hwy the "check electronic throttle control" light came on and put the vehicle in "limp mode" I had no accelerator pedal control. December 22, 2008. Taken to dealer, no problem found. Code was " P2104". same thing happened again December 20, 2009. Taken to dealer no problem or code found. When this happens, you have no power. You have to coast to the side of the road and call for help.

- Ludington, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 042009


  • 100,150 miles
I was driving on central expressway this morning (12/4) and my 2005 Ford Expedition gave me an "electronic throttle" error message and shut down. I was driving ~50 miles an hour in the middle lanes. Extremely unsafe and see on the internet that there have been several 2005 Expedition who have experienced the same situation. I thought the part would have been recalled or that Ford would have fixed this part as I bough this vehicle used from their dealership. Very disappointing.

- Sachse, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 192009


  • 74,880 miles
Was driving down a 4 lane heavy traffic road in fair weather conditions around 45 mph when vehicle maintenance light "check electronic throttle control" came on and completely shut off any driving power to my vehicle. I was not even able to accelerate to pull over safely. I was driving with a 3 year old and I am also 6 months pregnant. When the car finally stopped itself, I shut the engine off, waited a minute and started it up again. It started roughly, but then was fine. Called fox Ford dealership in grand rapids, mi that I normally deal with and they said that it would be the throttle body with throttle control sensors in it. My type of warranty (powertrain) does not cover it and it will run between $500 - $700 to fix it. Contacted Ford itself. There is no recall on this item, although I've noticed tons of complaints on the internet about it. has at least 4 right there. This is a very dangerous problem. Luckily I was not driving 70 miles an hour on the highway when this happened. This needs to be recalled due to safety hazards. I see it causing a major accident in the future if it hasn't already. There are tons of do-it-yourself fix-it sites with tons of people reporting this same problem with this same year vehicle. I don't see why it hasn't been recalled yet. This is dangerous!! how can they expect families to be driving safely just to be shut off by it's own vehicle that's only 4 years old!! ridiculous!

- Middleville, MI, USA

problem #1

May 082009


  • 57,000 miles
I was driving my car when electronic throttle control light came on and my car lost power instantly and stalled. I have 57,000 miles on my car. I am not covered under warranty but due to the nature of the problem, I figured Ford would have recalled this faulty part because of safety concerns. I travel daily with 3 children and this problem happened to me twice before I took it in to dealership. Thankfully no one was behind me both times. I had to pay over $500 to have the part replaced. I called Ford to express my concern and they basically did nothing but take my information and then turn the call into a sales effort. They advised me there were great promotions and rebates on new vehicles right now. Like I would want to buy a Ford again when they have no regard for consumer safety!!!

- Venice, FL, USA

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