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9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,922.00
Average Mileage:
79,861 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. put in a new engine (5 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. replace fuel injector (2 reports)
2005 Ford Expedition engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 112013

Expedition Limited 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,389 miles

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

The fuel injectors is a problem that Ford need to address!!!!!

- , Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 042011

Expedition XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,999 miles

Months after buying our truck; and without much warning; we had to replace a fuel injector ($399.00 P&L). The faulty injector fogged fuel into exhaust killing the catalytic converter ($300.00 parts, my labor and band aids). While the engine was apart the shop replaced all 8 spark ($400.00 P&L routine 100,000 mi maintenance). I wasn't sure I would keep the truck, but we did. I still love the truck!

- , Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #7

Jul 012012

Expedition Eddie Bauer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 156,000 miles

My car started blowing off white smoke from the exhaust with strong fuel odor, it started to misfire and then eventually wouldn't start, repaired the starter three times. I had a backyard mechanic take a look at it and to to replace the spark plugs and coils only to find out what he thought was oil in my coil boots so I had it towed to ford dealership who stated the fuel injector went bad an stayed open pushing fuel into my engine and I need to replace the engine. The worst part still owe 13000 on the truck. The guy gave me no hope and transferred me to a car salesman. Did he actually think I would buy another FORD(Fix Or Repair Daily). This has appeared to be a similar problem with many others There's gotta be something legally to make FORD liable for this. So frustrated.

- , Germantow, MD, USA

problem #6

Sep 302011

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,000 miles

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

I had an injector failure where it hung open and dumped fuel into the motor. I was lucky to find out about the TSB and took it from our normal repair place to the dealer. They replaced the hung injector which is #7 AND the catalytic convertor and did an oil change at no charge. Then within less then 60 days my engine began having a loud clicking sound like an exhaust leak or bad pulley. Then one day it fired up, ran rough and died, had it towed to the dealer and after them having it for 3 days I get told engine is shot, rocker arm and exhaust valve broke in #4. Ford dealer they are not related I am not buying it and the $8900.00 engine replacement cost.

- , Rohnert Park, CA, USA

problem #5

Apr 062011

Expedition ES 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

There has been so much wrong with this SUV! First engine light keeps going on, take it to a mechnic and tells me the engine is shot ! Take it to ford same thing! so i pay 5400 dollars for a new one, then paint in the front of the hood is bubbeling and the back tail gate is bubbleing and chipping off! Ford i will never buy again in my life!

- , St John, IN, USA

problem #4

Sep 202010

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

2005 expedition in excellent condition with only 85k miles, all service kept up, no other problems, until one day vehicle sputtered, smelled awful with gas, & quit running. Towed to ford dealership. Diagnosis was catastrophic engine failure and I needed a new engine (6K). Codes said #6 injector stuck in open position. Had them fix #6 injector covered under warranty. Towed to private mechanic for 2nd opinion. Broken valve & damaged piston in #8. Looking for low mileage engine to replace. Logic would dictate this all caused by bad injector which led to other issues that ford will not cover under warranty. (They have a "customer service agreement" for this issue). Can't believe this happened! Everyone I speak with says horrible things about ford 5.4 & especially 2005 model year expeditions. Doesn't appear worth legal action....anyone have any other ideas other than pay for new / used engine? Vehicle paid for and just want to dump it!!!

- , Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #3

Mar 072009

Expedition 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

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

MY 2005 FORD EXPEDITION HAD TWO INJECTORS STUCK WIDE OPEN THAT CAUSED THE ENGINE TO RUN ROUGH WITH WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT AND THE SMELL OF RAW GAS. I HAD A BENT ROD AND BROKEN ROD. METAL SAVINGS FOUND THROUGH OUT MY ENGINE. ENGINE HAD TO BE REPLACED AND THIS SHOULD OF BEEN COVERED UNDER THE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM 07M08-S1. ITS EXTENDS THE COVERAGE ON INJECTORS AND OTHER PARTS IN THE ENGINE DUE TO INJECTOR FAILURE.

- , Senoia, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182009

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,359 miles

Original owner of 2005 Ford Expedition with 64,539 miles. Vehicle has been serviced at Ford dealership though the 36,000 mile warranty. After warranty expired, vehicle has gone to Big 10 ten tires for oil changes. On June 18, 17 year old daughter was driving vehicle on main road when vehicle began to sputter and stall. The car had a very heavy fuel smell so I told her to call a tow truck and have it towed to a local garage (non-Ford). They ran a diagnostic on the vehicle and got a P2196 code. This indicated a cylinder one fuel injector failure and spark plug. They also got a TSB issued by Ford saying that the vehicle was covered under Ford Customer satisfaction program 07M08. Had the vehicle towed to World Ford, Stone Mountain, Georgia and they claimed not to know about the TSB. After giving the service advisor the program number , they found the TSB. They told me that they would replace fuel injector 1, change the spark plug and also change the engine oil per the program and that my vehicle should be ready the next day. They told me that this would be at no cost to me. I called on my way to come get the vehicle and they said that there was a problem AFTER the repairs and oil change were complete. The vehicle was making a very loud noise that they could not identify. They assured me that it was related to the fuel injector problem ( and would be covered) and that they had to call Ford to get an authorization (it was late Friday afternoon). On Monday I received a call from the service advisor stating that the engine had seized and we needed a new engine for $5600. Because we used a NON-FORD oil filter (it was Mighty), particles from the filter had clogged the ports- damaging the engine. it was not covered under the original program- and they added, that the engine problem had nothing to do with the fuel injector anyway. We immediately contacted Big 10 who sent the rep out to get the filter. The filter was sent to an independent lab and tested and three weeks later (all this time our car was in the service bay at Ford) a written report was issued stating that the filter was NOT defective. Even after Ford was given the written report, Ford still asserts that the engine failure is not related to the fuel injector. They say they are not responsible for the engine repair. The shop that the vehicle was towed to initially says that the vehicle was not making a noise and was just running rich. They speculate that after the fuel injector was replaced that the fuel that dumped was not blow out of the engine and the engine hydrolocked, or to much lubricant was used to undo spark plug 1 (as per another TSB 06-15-2). Needless to say we are in the process of towing the vehicle back to our house in pieces and file it in magistrate court. We will subpoena everyone and let a judge decide.

- , Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Sep 242007

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

Immediately after I "felt" there was a problem, I quite driving the vehicle. My mechanic said the injectors show rich in fuel in the diagnostic test. Come to find out, the injectors stuck open and fuel dumped into the engine coming out of my tailpipe. This happened immediately! I did not continue to drive the truck. Ford refused to help with the costs saying they don't show any problems with the injectors, yet, the dealership said they have seen quiet a few just in the last few months. There was only a 3 yr/36,000 warranty that I exceeded. Ford wanted to charge $10,000 to put a new engine. My mechanic charged a lot less. NOW we receive a letter from Ford saying there is a "potential" problem with the injectors and they have extended the warranty for them to 120,000 miles or 11 years. Wow, how does that help me now?

- , Fayetteville, NC, USA

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