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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,000 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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2005 Ford Expedition electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 062007

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


- while driving a 2005 Ford Expedition at approximately at 5 mph she noticed black smoke coming from the interior of the vehicle. The contact stated she had her phone charger plugged into the cigarette light adapter. The contact initially thought the fire was coming from under the hood, she then discovered the fire was coming from inside the car. The plastic around the phone charger caught fire. The contact poured baby formula on the flames to extinguish the fire. The failure mileage was 39,000. The vehicle was towed to a Ford dealer. The vehicle failure had not been diagnosed at this time. The contact has pictures.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

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