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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,906 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Ford Expedition drivetrain problems

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2006 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 042016


  • 86,900 miles


My 2006 Ford Expedition's "engine failsafe mode" initiated and alerted me while I was operating the vehicle, which resulted in the vehicle shutting down completely and losing all power. My main issue/concern with this is that I lost steering and a significant amount of braking power. Fortunately, I was on a side road and was able to safely pull over out of harm's way. The vehicle was able to start a couple of tries later, and I was able to get the vehicle into a service shop safely, which was over an hour away. I cannot help but be grateful for getting home safely, but am very concerned about these vehicles experiencing such issues as they traverse major thoroughfares, especially on a highway traveling around 70mph. This potentially posed very impactful consequences and puts myself, friends/family traveling with me, and other motorists.

- Winter Springs, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 162015


  • 141,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. While driving 45 mph, the vehicle lost power. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to accelerate and the rpms increased. The check engine and service vehicle soon warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 141,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #8

Oct 122015


  • 134,587 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. While driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and the second gear failed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,587.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 012014


  • 100,000 miles


As I am driving down the road I lose power and deaccelerate and go into fail safe mode. The little wrench light comes on the dash. Then the engine cuts off completely. This has happened at multiple speeds. It is extremely dangerous! once I turn the key off I restart the engine and it may not happen again for a month. I replaced the throttle position sensor and it did not do this for about a year, now it is starting again and it has happened 5 times in the last 3 months. It has happened at 65mph, 40mph, 25mph, 55mph, 30 mph. There is no pattern. I have been lucky that I have been able to pull over to the side of the road or turn into a parking lot each time this happens, it scares me! I have read multiple accounts of this happening online to the 2006 and wonder why it has not been recalled if there are so many problems with it. I have taken it to Ford twice and bc the light does not stay on and it is not happening when I bring it to them they tell me there is nothing they can do.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #6

Apr 222014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
Was driving down off ramp lost all power to the vehicle, no steering, no brakes. I had my 3 children in the vehicle with me and thankfully I was able to cost to the shoulder until help arrived. Extremely scary had it happen 2 minutes earlier would of been off the ramp and into oncoming traffic! this is unacceptable!! my mechanic says it's the fuel pump, and just the part is 500 dollars"!? this could of ended very badly and I have had nothing but issues with this piece of junk. The paint is peeling off, looks like no primer or sealer was used it literally is flaking off on the hood and rear gate right where you would put your hands to open it. In the manual in very small print it says the oil from your fingers may cause paint to corrode, are you kidding me??? your not supposed to open your hood or tailgate??" ridiculous!! this vehicle in my opinion is a lemon!!

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #5

Jun 082006


  • 110 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the over-drive function would disengage independently. Causing the vehicle to decelerate and then return to normal speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the cruise control was altering the transmission. The vehicle was repaired but the contact was not advised of the specific repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110 and the current mileage was 98,421.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Apr 122013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 78,468 miles


Driving 30mph in (D) with O/D on and lost forward momentum just like I put it in neutral. Had to drive in L2 to get home.this was the first and only time this happened. Took a test drive after I checked fluid levels that were full and proper which I wished were low(easy fix).I took it down the road in D but slipped out about 50' later but I took it out of O/D overdrive and went down the road fine for 2 miles but didn't want to drive it anymore until I took it to the transmission garage. We treat our vehicles excellent and I have never hauled anything but family around, no trailers, no pulling of any kind.there were no prior indicators except a small whine that got a little louder when I accelerated but only heard it maybe 10 times at most but don't know if that means anything with the transmission...please help were not rich$$

- Dixon, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 212013

Expedition 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the transmission slipped. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 102012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
Engine was losing power under load (only while accelerating). No check engine light ever came on. At 88,000 miles figured that not only will I replace all 8 spark plugs, but would replace all 8 coil packs as well. Upon removal on the spark plugs, 1 spark plug broke (so far) leaving the bottom piece inside the head. Ford knows about this problem, as it can lead many like myself with an outrageous expense to properly remove the broken spark plug and can in the long run damage the aluminum head too. They are motor craft platinum (ceramic inside) spark plugs. Napa sells a tool to extract the broke plug out. Why in the world this is allowed to continue on without a recall is beyond me. Ford knows about these issues and should have a massive recall for the any vehicle that contains these spark plugs, like my 2006 model with a 5.3L does. I have called Ford and filed a former complaint and many others need to do so as well. I am also going to file a complaint with the BBB, as I spent a huge chunk of change and properly maintain my vehicle on a daily basis. If my truck has to go into a repair shop to have this plug removed, I will be very disappointed in Ford's customer service. I have 4 Ford today.......nothing has ever been this costly! I have a 71 Bronco, 98 Explorer, 01 Ranger, and 06 Expedition. I guess this will determine if I will stay as a Ford owner in the future.

- Canton, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 092011


  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle stalled. The engine safe mode light illuminated after the failure and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted to report the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 114,000 and the current mileage was 116,000.

- Hundred, WV, USA

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