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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,749 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition fuel system problems

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #15

Jun 012016


  • miles


For many time that my Expedition has stalled because of the throttle body failing. The engine goes into safe mode and stalls and stops, thi is very danger situation

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #14

Oct 152015


  • miles
Transmission bad, paint come out some areas, replace all the spark plugs

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #13

Jan 132014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 129,000 miles
While driving the vehicle went into a heavy vibration from the motor and the smell of raw fuel was present. After turning off the vehicle it would not start. The vehicle was towed to the Ford dealer and the dealer stated that a fuel injector became stuck open. The injector filled the cylinder with fuel and caused the engine to blow up (severe damage). It was found that this occurred on Ford Expedition numerous times and Ford extended the warranty to 11 years, 120,000 miles and my scary experience occurred at 129,000. I previously replaced the motor at my own expense 2 years prior and Ford did not replace the injectors or notify me of an injector issue. Ford is stating that they will not honor the warranty and the engine damage was caused by the injector that was not replaced. It was found that Ford was aware of the injector issue since 2007. I'm not sure these issue are getting reported.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #12

Apr 162013

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


While driving along at 55 mph engine shut down. No power brakes, steering, etc. Indicator message on dashboard said "check electronic ignition". repair cost $ $724.19.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #11

May 152014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
Electronic throttle control help, I have a 2005 Expedition, . the thing has just started shutting down on me while driving. For no apparent reason, while driving along, it stops running, and after shutting it off, placing it in park, it will start back up. It was so scary, thanks god I didn't had any accident, this is a big issue from Ford

- Hutto, TX, USA

problem #10

Apr 202011


  • 103,000 miles
The reported model was cruising at 65 miles an hour along North bound I-795 @ nc rte 42, wilson, nc (state police responded to this disabled vehicle call) vehicle acted like it ran out of gas. Electrical proveout indicators were normal. Ignition system was functional, as were all other facets of the electrical system seemed fine during the engine power failure, however, loss of steering power and braking power was evident and prominent. After safely coasting off onto the shoulder just past the said intersection the vehicle would not start and was towed to a repair facility. A final diagnosis was performed and was determined of a relay contact failure. This relay is an integral part of the main power distribution panel / fuse block right of the passenger foot well. Making this part integral to the power block makes it extremely expensive to repair and makes the vehicle unsafe as far as a reasonable repair to a critical system and places other systems at risk by the nature of replacing the entire power block to repair the problem.. ie: The fuel pump. When this relay contact fails, power is lost to the fuel pump driver module located under the driver's rear wheel well. This module supply power to the fuel pump motor in the fuel tank. The fuel pump control module itself should be scrutinized hence it's location makes it vulnerable to weather and quick corrosion.

- Coatesville, PA, USA

problem #9

Apr 032014


  • 122,000 miles


While setting at a stop light a warning message came on about checking electronic throttle control. When I release the brake to accelerate when the light turned green I coasted into the intersection only to find that the accelerator peddle had no response. Fortunately the engine idle was enough to get me through the intersection before the light turned red. I then coasted to the nearest parking lot and shut the engine off. Restarted the vehicle with no change in accelerator peddle response. After doing research and seeing numerous problems with this same issue I see I was fortunate to have not been driving at highway speeds when this issue happen. Ford needs to recall and fix this issue before someone gets killed when their vehicle just quits working.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #8

Jan 132014


  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was found that the driver fuel module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 108,000.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #7

Aug 012013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 133,000 miles
Driving on I-75 at 78 mph my car just shut off. I had no power and nearly was involved in a 18 wheeler hitting me. The "check electronic throttle control" warning light came on but after the engine quit. Once I calmed down the car started right back up. I just had my second issue with the same warning light and engine power shutting off. I had to coast through a very busy intersection. Then the car started right back up. This is a very serious problem on more than a few Expedition and someone is going to get killed if the issues are not resolved. Ford Motor Company refuses to help....

- Punta Gorda, FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 262013


  • 139,000 miles
Was driving when check electronic control sensor came on and with out warning vehicle died in middle of road.

- Kinderhook , NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 012013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 155,000 miles


While I was driving done the interstate, my Ford Expedition lost all power and completely stalled. Luckily, I was able to get it off the road to the shoulder without any incident. This is the third time it has happened to me. Previously, I had my fuel pump sensor changed because my check engine light came on and that is what it indicated; however, the problem still exits and my mechanics are baffled. Very dangerous!

- Livingston, LA, USA

problem #4

Dec 292012


  • 105,000 miles
While traveling down the freeway at 70 mph, the vehicle died. It would not restart. After 1 hour vehicle the vehicle started and then died within seconds. The fuel filter and fuel pump were replaced because all indications lead to believe that the fuel pump was bad. After replacement of the fuel pump, vehicle would not start. Looking on the internet for possible solutions from others, I found one person with the same problem and followed their advise on how to fix it. I found the "drivers module" on the back topside of the frame. When the module was removed, it was found to have two large sections of corrosion about 1/4 inch thick. When the chunks were knocked off, under them were two holes through the side of the module and the circuit was burnt, the plug was also starting to corrode. The placement for the module is a terrible spot. It is aluminum attached to a steel frame, with nothing separating them. When the new module arrived, it now has a rubber gasket to keep them separate. This looks like a design flaw on Ford's part and a recall should be ordered. Ford should further refund the cost of the fuel pump because all indications show that the fuel pump is bad, when in truth it is the module and not the fuel pump.

- Northfield, MN, USA

problem #3

Dec 162011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
I have a 2005 Expedition and have had a electronic throttle control failure on it twice in the last 10 months. Both cases happened while turning through a major intersection, the engine continued to run, but there was no connection between the gas pedal and the throttle (stepping on the gas had no effect). Luckily I was able to coast through the intersection and onto the shoulder without getting hit. The first occurrence was in Dec 2011, and it just happened again this morning (1 Oct 2012), luckily I was driving and safely maneuvered out of harm┐'s way. If it had been my wife and children in the vehicle, or if it had happened on the highway, it is highly likely that the outcome would have been much worse. There are many reports of this same failure on the internet. I will not let my wife and children ride in the vehicle tried to have fixed at the dealer in Dec 2011 and they had no idea how to fix it, just wanted to start replacing parts. Called the dealer again today and they had no other answer.

- Wantage, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 142012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 116,224 miles
I was driving down the center lane on rt 41 in port charlotte, with an approximate speed of 45 mph, when the engine just shut down. This is not the first time it happened to me, and it's very dangerous. I had to maneuver carefully to pull over to the side of the road, with cars beeping, and swerving around me. I tried to restart the vehicle, but kept getting an "engine fail safe mode" message. I sat for a while on the side of the road for about 5 minutes, and when I tried restarting the truck, it miraculously started. On Monday, September 17, 2012, I went out to start my vehicle so I could bring it in to my mechanic, and it wouldn't start. I had to have it towed to his shop. He informed me that he has seen this problem many times with this vehicle. He also told me that people were on the highway when the vehicle shut down on them, and has caused accidents. He reset the code for the throttle body, and the truck ran fine. After doing an internet search on this problem, I see that there are multiple complaints about this dangerous problem. I also contacted Ford to see if there was a recall for this problem, and they said there wasn't. I am afraid to drive the truck now, for fear that it is going to shut down in a busy intersection. Hopefully Ford will step up to the plate and do a recall for this problem.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 252012


  • 18,005 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning while driving at any speed. The engine failure mode light illuminated after the failure occurred. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who replaced the fuel filters and the injector but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer, where a diagnostic test was performed and located the failure at the throttle body. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,005 and the current mileage was 119,000.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

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