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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,634 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 172009

Expedition

  • 59,269 miles

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

I had just picked up my son from his school and made a left turn at the stop sign to go to the main road to pick my daughter from her school when the brakes failed in my truck. The red was ahead, cars were lined, kids were crossing the road, and I had to something really fast. I drove in to a driveway in my right which was a parking for a hospital. I kept trying to push the brake pedal to stop the car, but the wouldn't stop. It went over the curb and hit a tree. I called the police, then my insurance, car was towed to the body shop. The Ford store did the diagnostics on the brake and told my insurance company that the brake booster had failed.my insurance company got the work started for the body damage. I called the Ford store several times asking for a copy of the diagnostic and the person in charge would not return my call or give me a copy.three weeks later when body started they sent a report to the body shop that the cause of the accident, was undetermined sent this report after he spoke to the office of the general counsel of Ford. The accident occurred at 3:15 on Sept.17th and my car went through a 60,000 mile check up on Sept.16th. At the Ford store.

- Hayward, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

Expedition

  • miles
National highway transportation safety administration cc: Ford Motor Company ; fairway Ford, placentia, ca to whom it may concern: We are the owners of a 2005 Ford Expedition XLT. In August 2006 I incurred a braking problem while driving. I immediately took the vehicle to the Ford dealer and had it checked out. They replaced the front brake calipers and machined the front rotors. Problem seemed to have been resolved. Then last week on Feb. 14th while driving at approximately 20-25 mi/hour as I broke the vehicle groaned, shuddered and the brake pedal went completely soft. After several pumps I was able to get the brakes back. Upon driving a little further it did it again. Then we resumed using the vehicle until sun. Feb. 18th when the same thing occurred while my husband was driving and began to brake at the approximate speed of 20 mi/hour. We returned our vehicle to the dealer to be checked out. They said they ran a full battery of diagnostic testing and found the vehicle to be free of problems. We feel very unsafe driving a vehicle that loses its ability to brake. We realize this is an intermittent problem but as far as fairway Ford is concerned we need to continue driving until it does it often enough that they can pinpoint the problem. Our problem is that could mean a major accident to say the least. We are inquiring as to whether this problem has been encountered by other individuals. We are also interested in any paths that we should take in an effort to identify if this is a systemic issue with the vehicle or an isolated incident. We are looking for support in getting this issue resolved as well. Any direction that you could provide will be greatly appreciated.

- Placebtia, CA, USA

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