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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,577 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #39

Oct 312011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 134,500 miles

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

Traveling along congested city street during morning rush and vehicle looses all power. Instrument cluster lights are all on. Message say "check electronic throttle" I was able to turn the vehicle off and back on twice before the error cleared. I have an appointment at the dealership in the morning. But these other reports don't give me much hope. And I just paid off the note last week.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #38

Sep 192011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving at 60mph on us 85 N the engine light came on with a message "check electronic throttle control" the speed began to drop and I could not accelerate. I began to merge to the right to the emergency lane. I turned off the engine and started again. Then I drove the vehicle home. It was a very scary experience I could have been in an accident. It was very dangerous. This should be a recall problem.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #37

Aug 142011

Expedition

  • 90,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition eddie bauer, 90,000 miles. (vehicle manufactured in 2004.) while being driven at highway speed throttle stuck in fully depressed position after being engaged for a routine pass of another vehicle. Vehicle was noted to accelerate. Accelerator pedal could not be returned to non-depressed state when force applied. Brakes applied forcefully, vehicle was unable to be slowed or brought to a stop. Strong smell of "burning" brake pads was noted. Attempted to shift vehicle into automatic transmission position of neutral. No change in engine speed noted. Transmission then shifted into reverse. Vehicle wheels locked up and vehicle skidded approximately 100 - 150 feet before coming to a stop. Antilock system and other systems did not activate. After coming to a stop, throttle pedal was inspected. No interior interference from floor mats or other materials noted. Operator is 100% certain as a result of "real-time" visual confirmation, that accelerator and brake pedals were not mistakenly engaged or dually engaged. Cruise control was not engaged. Vehicle has been serviced and maintained regularly and with precision and detail. Vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic immediately post the incident. Throttle body found to be fouled and dirty. Independent mechanic is reasonably certain that dirty throttle body is most likely cause of this event. Independent mechanic has personal knowledge and experience of similar throttle body failures producing similar events as has been described above. This vehicle has had other premature failures, including (1) need for transmission and transfer case to be rebuilt at 28,000 miles; (2) failure of power driver's seat to move on its track at 25,000 miles; (3) premature cam phaser failure and rebuild at approximately 35,000 miles.

- Saint Davids, PA, USA

problem #36

Apr 012008

Expedition

  • 70,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. While driving at various speeds, the contact heard a beeping noise and then noticed that the check electronic throttle warning light was illuminated as the vehicle lost power. The failure recurred on four separate occasions. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic who advised the contact that the electronic control module had failed. He removed the battery terminal, reset the computer, cleared all codes, replaced the throttle position censor, and cleaned the throttle body. The dealer was notified of the previous failures and did not offer any assistance. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The current mileage was 110,000 and the failure mileage was 70,000. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 04/25/11 the consumer stated the problem happened for a second time. Updated 06/20/11

- Cherrysberg, OH, USA

problem #35

Dec 232010

Expedition

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. The contact stated while driving 35 mph, the electronic throttle control warning light was illuminated and the vehicle immediately stalled. The contact stated that the failure would recur when driving any speed. The vehicle would restart immediately and drive as normal. The dealer was contacted and stated that the throttle body would possibly need replacing at a cost of $600. There were no recalls or warranties for the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 73,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Frederick, MD, USA

problem #34

Oct 252010

Expedition

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition eddie bauer edition(na). While driving 10-20 mph, the electronic throttle control light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle stalled and the contact coasted the vehicle to the side of the road. After a few minutes, the vehicle was restarted and functioned properly. The light on the instrument panel turned off as well. The vehicle was taken to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the throttle sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The failure occurred again. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000 and the current mileage was 94,000.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #33

Jan 202011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 50 mph the vehicle stalled. After approximately three minutes the contact was able to restart the vehicle and continue driving. The contact also stated that the failure occurred intermittently in the past while driving at any speed. The failure and current mileages were 80,000. Updated 02/11/11 the tps sensor was replaced. However, the problem returned. Updated 03/11/11

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #32

Jan 132011

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
This is the fifth incident regarding this vehicle. In each case, the car was traveling at a normal rate of speed under ordinary traffic conditions. Without warning, the car either lost power and shut off suddenly or lost the ability to accelerate and slowed to a stop. In each case the dashboard message center warning "check electronic throttle control" (or something similar) appeared. In each case the driver turned the ignition switch to the off position, waited several minutes, and then started the car. The warning message no longer appeared and the car ran fine without any further immediate incident. In this particular case (incident #5), the car was traveling at approximately 25 mph South on 14th St nw in Washington, DC, when the car lost the ability to accelerate, and the "check electronic throttle control" warning appeared in the dashboard message center. Due to traffic and street parking conditions, the driver was unable to move the car out of the active traffic lane, thereby temporarily blocking traffic. The driver turned off the ignition, waited approximately 3 minutes, and then started the car. The dashboard warning light was no longer illuminated, and the car was able to accelerate normally. Incidents similar to this have been reported on various websites.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #31

Jan 112011

Expedition

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 40 mph the vehicle made a beeping noise and a warning light was displayed on the dashboard indicating to check the electronic throttle control. He lost all control of the vehicle when the accelerator pedal was engaged. He coasted the vehicle onto the side of the road, turned the vehicle off and back on. The vehicle began to function normally. He called an authorized dealer who ordered the parts based on his description of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired when the complaint was filed. The failure and current mileages were 85,000.

- Wake Village, TX, USA

problem #30

Dec 302010

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,400 miles
This is the fourth incident regarding this vehicle. In each case, the car was traveling at a normal rate of speed under ordinary traffic conditions. Without warning, the car either lost power and shut off suddenly or lost the ability to accelerate and slowed to a stop. In each case the dashboard message center warning "check electronic throttle control" (or something similar) appeared. In each case the driver turned the ignition switch to the off position, waited several minutes, and then started the car. The warning message no longer appeared and the car ran fine without any further immediate incident. In this particular case (incident #4), the car was traveling at approximately 10 mph and was turning right into a supermarket parking lot in Chevy chase, Maryland. As the car pulled into the parking lot, the car lost the ability to accelerate, the "check electronic throttle control" warning appeared in the dashboard message center. Thankfully, the car had enough momentum to safely pull into a parking space without further incident. The driver turned off the ignition, waited approximately 5 minutes, and then started the car. The dashboard warning light was no longer illuminated, and the car was able to accelerate normally.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #29

Nov 192010

Expedition

  • 36,000 miles

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

While driving on us 95 North the vehicle all of the sudden stalled. This has happened twice before while driving at speeds of 60 and greater on busy interstates. The engine just stops and the car must coast to the side of the road and sit for a few minutes and then it will start again and run fine for at least a week or two. Recently this has been happening every couple of months. The first incident was in Jan of 2010 on a trip from Missouri to Virginia. Now that we live in Virginia, near DC this is something that we find very dangerous especially with four children in the car.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #28

Dec 092010

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition eddie bauer. While driving approximately 45 mph, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled, when the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated causing the vehicle to loose power. The dealer was notified and informed the contact that there were no recalls and offered no further assistance. The manufacturer was informed and advised the contact that they were not aware of the problem and to file a complaint with NHTSA. The manufacturer also stated that they would document the complaint as well. The vehicle was not repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 58,000. Updated 07/18/11

- Glenrock, PA, USA

problem #27

Nov 082010

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
This is incident 3 of 3 with respect to this vehicle. In each case, the car was traveling at a normal rate of speed under ordinary traffic conditions. Without warning, the car either lost power and shut off suddenly or lost the ability to accelerate and slowed to a stop. In each case dashboard message center warning "check electronic throttle control" (or something similar) appeared. In each case the driver turned the ignition switch to the off position, waited several minutes, and then started the car. The warning message no longer appeared and the car ran fine without further immediate incident. In this particular case (incident #3), the car was traveling at approximately 25 mph on a two-lane (one lane in each direction) DC city street. The car lost power completely, and the driver was not able to move the car out of the lane of traffic, thereby blocking the heavy line of traffic behind her. After several minutes, the driver was able to restart the vehicle.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #26

Feb 012010

Expedition

  • 60,000 miles
This is incident #2 of 3 with respect to this vehicle. In each case, the car was traveling at a normal rate of speed under ordinary traffic conditions. Without warning, the car either lost power and shut off suddenly or lost the ability to accelerate and slowed to a stop. In each case dashboard message center warning "check electronic throttle control" (or something similar) appeared. In each case the driver turned the ignition switch to the off position, waited several minutes, and then started the car. The warning message no longer appeared and the car ran fine without further immediate incident. In this particular case (incident #2), the car was traveling at approximately 60 mph on a four-lane (in each direction) interstate highway (the inner loop of the capital beltway in montgomery county, md). The driver was able to move the car from the second lane from the right to the shoulder before losing all power to accelerate, although at rapidly decelerating speed, this maneuver was extremely dangerous. When the car was next taken to the dealer for service, the dealer did not report an on-board diagnostic code that would account for this incident.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #25

Oct 012009

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
This is incident #1 of 3 with respect to this vehicle. In each case, the car was traveling at a normal rate of speed under ordinary traffic conditions. Without warning, the car either lost power and shut off suddenly or lost the ability to accelerate and slowed to a stop. In each case dashboard message center warning "check electronic throttle control" (or something similar) appeared. In each case the driver turned the ignition switch to the off position, waited several minutes, and then started the car. The warning message no longer appeared and the car ran fine without further immediate incident. In this particular case (incident #1), the car was traveling at approximately 35 - 40 mph on a three-lane (in each direction) state highway. The driver was able to move the car from the middle lane to the right lane before losing all power to accelerate. This road has no shoulder, so the car blocked traffic in the right lane until it was restarted. When the car was next taken to the dealer for service, the dealer did not report an on-board diagnostic code that would account for this incident.

- Chevy Chase, MD, USA

problem #24

Nov 022005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
Driving aprox. 45 mph loss control of throttle 2nd. Time this has happened.

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #23

Oct 112010

Expedition

  • 75,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition. While driving on the hwy the "check electronic throttle control" light came on and shut down my car.. I had no accelerator pedal control. This occurs on average once a month. When this happens, you have no power. You have to coast to the side of the road and call for help.

- Dunedin, FL, USA

problem #22

Jun 302010

Expedition

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. While traveling 45 mph he contact noticed that the check electronic throttle control light had appeared on the instrument panel, seconds later the vehicle had suddenly shut off. The vehicle was restarted and taken to the dealership where the throttle body was replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages was 65000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #21

Mar 122010

Expedition

  • 69,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition without warning stalled while making a right hand turn at an intersection. Vehicle taken to dealership and informed electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. Vehicle only has 60,000 miles. Informed by dealership reasons for defect unknow. However, we were still responsible for all repair costs. Review of internet indicates several Ford customers have reported same problem with exact year and make of vehicle.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 062010

Expedition

  • 99,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition with 90,000 miles on it, driven in normal vehicle stalls while driving under normal conditions, and the "check electronic throttle control" message comes on infor screen, then engine light comes on. Almost ran into ditch along side of road last time when engine stalled, as power steering and brakes shut down as well.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

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