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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,002 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition fuel system problems

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Mar 122010


  • 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 #11

Jun 072009

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition limited. My complaint is the throttle body failure. When driving down the road, the engine will shut down and you loose all power to the vehicle. I have had this happen at speeds of 55+ mph as well as speeds of approx less than 10 mph, such as while in a parking lot. This problem started in the summer of 2009, and has happened every month since, sometimes several times during the month. We took the vehicle to have it tested and were told it was a tps sensor. That has been replaced ($75) but the problem is still happening. I have done some research on this and it is an ongoing problem with the 2005 Expedition. I personally know of 2 other people that have had the same problem and have had to have the entire throttle body replaced, one of which has had it replaced twice now. This is a huge concern since you do loose all power and have to try to coast to the side of the road, while trying to avoid being hit by other vehicles on the road. My concern is that when this happens, the result will be a accident while trying to get the vehicle to the side of the road. The repair cost for just the parts is $600, but this does not include the labor. Ford needs to recall this part before someone does die or is seriously injured, as it is a huge safety concern. Ford and their dealers are aware of the problem, yet the only resolution is to have the consumer pay for the repairs. I am afraid to drive my vehicle now because of this problem. I do not have the old tps sensor, but the vehicle is still doing this and do still have the throttle body that is bad on the vehicle for inspection. When this happens, the information center in the dash tells you to "check electronic throttle cable".

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #10

Feb 242010


  • 78,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition 78,000 miles. In the last few months the car at times has felt as though there is little to no acceleration, almost like the car is in neutral. Today my car stalled and I was able to drift to the side of the road. The "check electronic throttle" light came on. The car is at the dealer now, with a $600+ repair bill. Seems there should be a check for such systems. What would have happened had I been on a busier street or freeway.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 122010


  • 80,000 miles


Driving normally on the highway, vehicle stalls at regular speed, loss of all power, coast to a stop on the shoulder of the highway.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

Jan 292010


  • 97,815 miles
I have a 2005 Expedition and it just cut off! I was driving about 40 miles per hour and it just cut off while I was pressing on the gas. I had to coast off the side of the road. I almost got in an accident! a warning alert said check electronic throttle and I could not move it and just stop and died. I waited about 5 minutes and tried to start my car again and it started. The engine light was on and took it to autozone and the diagnostic says that the throttle is stuck. This happened to me last year around about the same time and just went away. The year before I brought the car from the dealership and it did this to me 3 days after I bought it. I took it back to get it repaired and they fixed it no charge. Now they are trying to charge me. It cost 700 dollars everytime this part goes out. Why should I have to keep getting this repaired? there should be a recall on this vehicle (electric throttle). There are plenty of complaints about this part. Please investigate and see for yourselves. If you do research on how may time people have to go for repeat repair, I am sure it would be off the charts. It has a poor design. It could potentially get some killed, if not already. I was in the car with my children and I was scared!

- Inkster, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 232009


  • 65,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition eb fuel pump broke at 65000 miles. Auto bought brand new and in excellent condition. Ford dealer and Ford rep cannot locate the replacement pump.. said it will be late February if I am lucky. This is my main mode of transportation!!

- Taylor Ridge, IL, USA

problem #6

Apr 252009


  • 56,000 miles


2005 Ford Expedition will die while driving and a wrench light appears on the dash. This has happened more than 5 times in the last month. The dealer has stated that there are thousands of these occurrences with the throttle body needing to be replaced at an $800 owners expense. The Expedition is not the only model having this problem.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 232009


  • 32,291 miles
On 1/23 my wife (5 months pregnant) was driving alone with my 2 year old son through the ca desert on her way to phoenix, AZ. In our 2005 Ford Expedition with only 35K miles on it. About 20 miles from blythe, ca three fuel injectors failed. Luckily she found a Ford dealership in blythe that was open on that Friday and able to replace them. Upon arrival in phoenix, another dealer determined that the catalytic converter was destroyed as a result. I would like Ford to replace the remaining 5 fuel injectors before they fail. What kind of Ford policy is it to extend the warranty to 120K miles on a known defect and wait for disaster" it is insane to not be able to rely on our car for long distance travel and always worry about this incident repeating. The cost of replacing the catalytic converter and resulting pollution should also be a consideration to Ford" fyi: The injectors froze in the open position and flooded the engine and exhaust system with fuel I.e. fire!

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 122008


  • 78,700 miles
I was driving 60mph down the highway and the dash lit up with "check electronic fuel control." I was able to get the vehicle to the side of the road as the engine turned itself off, no power steering, and limited braking ability. After a few minutes it restarted and I was able to limp it back home and I plan on taking into the local Ford dealership in the morning.

- Angier, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 082008


  • 24,000 miles
I bought my 2005 Ford Expedition in March 2007 with 21K miles on it. I have had to replace 2 different injectors in 16 months because the vehicle will start cutting back and acting like it wants to cut off when it stops at a light. The most recent replacement came when I drove it 5 miles from home and it jerked continuously the entire inside of the vehicle smelled like gas very strongly as well as the exhaust. The truck stays parked most of the time because im too scared to drive it and its a gas hog!!!!!! the replacement of the injectors are not cheap!!!! the inside lights will come on and go off at anytime for no reason. I tap the brakes and they come on, I roll the window up or down and they come on. I have also had to replace the battery due to this happening even when the truck has been parked for hours. I have replaced the oxygen sensor and a coli pack. Its never ending and I feel like I should not have to continue to replace these things when I am obviously not the only one with this problem. Ford needs to step up and take responsibility for their crappy products. I have 5 more years @ $515 per month to pay for this piece of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #2

Mar 272008

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 44,125 miles
Our 2005 Ford Expedition eddie bauer was driving extremely rough, was difficult to start, and there was also a strong smell of fuel in the cabin. We were able to make it to the nearest local Ford dealership. They inspected the vehicle and informed us that two of our fuel injectors had gone bad, which had also damaged two spark plugs. Apparently they froze open and allowed too much fuel into the system. Since Ford is aware of this problem they have extended the warranty to vehicle owners for the defective fuel injectors to 120,000 miles. Late last year they sent out a letter to impacted vehicle owners. However, they only replace the fuel injectors as they go bad. We now have two new and improved fuel injectors in our vehicle and six of the faulty ones. We are concerned with the safety of us continuing to drive this vehicle. The engine could stop at any moment leaving us in a dangerous situation in traffic or in a remote area, and with the flooding of fuel into the system there is an increased risk of fire. There should be a recall on these faulty fuel injectors for the safety of the vehicle owners. I'm disappointed that Ford has chosen to not stand by their product and leave their customer in a potentially dangerous situation. Otherwise, we have been pleased with this vehicle. I recommend that the NHTSA investigate this issue. There are blogs online where others have experienced similar unsafe situations relating to these faulty fuel injectors. Many have had to go back to Ford multiple times already, as an injector goes bad. This situation could be remedied if Ford would recall and replace all of these injectors whether they have failed yet or not.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

Dec 132007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,981 miles
It takes 20 minutes to fill up my gas tank. Ford put some time of restriction or rerouted the fumes at the gas cap. I have to actually hold the nozzle back and inch from the opening and shoot the gas at the tank. This is a very dangerous situation and I am sure much more dangerous than the original problem the engineers were trying to correct (due to a lawsuit). Now Ford is saying that they will need to put the car on an engine analyzer ($160) then lower the gas tank ($500 to $600) in order to see if the fume vapor hose may be frozen or supposedly there is a replaceable filter that they located above the fuel tank. My response was..."no engineer would locate a replaceable filter above the fuel tank"! then the service manager blamed the problem on he is aware of other Expedition with this problem...I said " I retired from epa..they may have required you to do something with the emissions....but they never instructed your engineers to locate a filter above the fuel tank"!!! I have spoke with two different Ford garages and fill that they are giving me a run around...maybe because I am a women and they think I will pay close to $1,000 to just get fuel in the vehicle!

- Lewistown, MT, USA

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