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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,877 miles

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2006 Ford Expedition engine problems

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2006 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #16

Feb 092012

Expedition

  • 119,000 miles

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

This is the 1st complaint on this issue. While driving down the road, the engine fail safe mode engages, the engine loses power, for no apparent reason. You pull over if you can. Put the vehicle in park. Turn everything off. Shut off engine. Restart and if you are lucky, put it in drive and continue on. This is very dangerous, if someone is tailgating you and this happens, they could rear end your vehicle and people could have a major accident and die. This has happened 4 times now. There's are hundreds of complaints on this issue online. Thank you.

- Berkley, MI, USA

problem #15

Jan 182013

Expedition

  • miles
Engine lost throttle control, reduced to idle and then stalled. I coasted off road, and restarted after 2 attempts.

- Aliquippa, PA, USA

problem #14

Jan 032011

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20-60 mph, the safe mode operation engaged and caused the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and an independent mechanic for diagnosis, and neither was able to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The current mileage was approximately 98,000. The VIN was unavailable... updated 02-07-13 updated 02/13/2013

- Middleburg, PA, USA

problem #13

Dec 262012

Expedition

  • 106,500 miles

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

Twice in last week, driving at slow speed and "engine fail safe mode" light comes on. Lost power, braking, and steering. Forced to put car in neutral while car was rolling to restart. Rolled right thru stop sign. Restarted fine, luckily. In second event, almost got hit when turning left across oncoming traffic! started turn and couldn't stop turn due to loss of braking. Fortunately, first time I tried the restart in neutral and it worked, otherwise I would have been hit in second event or hit something since I couldn't steer.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 192012

Expedition

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving 75 mph. The warning light started to illuminate and showed that the engine fail safe mode had engaged. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who previously ran a diagnostic test but could not find a failure. The contact was able to secure an appointment to have the dealer further inspect the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. There were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #11

Oct 222012

Expedition

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle went into safe mode at 65 mph and stalled. The failure occurred without warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred on three different occasions and the check engine light illuminated immediatelly after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer after the first failure and the catalytic converter was replaced. The remedy failed to repair the problem. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic the second time who diagnosed that the catalytic converter had failed again and needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was unknow and the current mileage was 96,000.

- Copley, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 092012

Expedition

  • 82,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated on the dashboard. In addition, the vehicle would stall sporadically while driving 30 mph. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer where the dealer advised that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. After the wiring harness was replaced, the vehicle continued to stall sporadically. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and the dealer advised that the engine needed to be replaced. The contact had the vehicle towed to another dealer for a second opinion and the second dealer advised that the engine needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 272012

Expedition

  • 90,000 miles
I was driving on a two lane highway, fm 185. I was driving northeast while the other driver was somewhat stopped heading West, trying to turn South onto cattle drive. The other driver was stopped at an intersection awaiting to turn left. The other driver turned left in front of me as I was headed straight. The initial impact was driver's front side and then down the drivers side door. We hit, and then my vehicle did a 180 degree turn which turned my vehicle around facing my initial path of direction. My airbags did not deploy. I had curtain side airbags, driver, and passenger air bags as well. The airbags of the car causing the accident did deploy.

- Crawford, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 012010

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My 2006 Ford Expedition has shut off multiple times since the summer of 2010. It was serviced in the summer of 2010 and ran fine for a while. In 2011, it started cutting off at random times. I could be at a stop light, intersection, driving, or turning the corner. I have had the vehicle tested about 3 times over the last year and no one can seem to figure out the problem. The scariest incident happened while I was making a left turn at a busy intersection and the vehicle shut off and the power steering went out. I turned on the hazard light, put the car in park and started it very quickly. The vehicle started up with no problem. Luckily no one was behind me or coming towards me. This problem needs to be fixed. I have read multiple post about this problem and Ford has not recalled the vehicle yet. Please help!

- Beaufort , SC, USA

problem #7

Sep 192012

Expedition

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning light. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where a diagnostic was performed. The contact was advised that cylinders 5, 6 and 8 had misfired. The contact replaced the three spark plugs however, tow became fractured. Only one of the fractured spark plugs was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who offered to assist the contact with the repair. The failure mileage was 109,000. The current mileage was 109,889. The VIN was not available.

- Laurel , MD, USA

problem #6

Nov 282011

Expedition

  • 53,754 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance and referred him to the dealer. The failure mileage was 53,754.

- Landis, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 052012

Expedition

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine engaged in fail safe mode. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the air control valve was defective and needed to be replaced. After the repair, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 107,000. The VIN was not available.

- Huddleston, VA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jul 152012

Expedition

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the engine stalled with the warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and the engine turned off. The vehicle restarted and resumed normally. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 132012

Expedition

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled and the fail safe mode warning light illuminated. The contact was able to restart the engine after several minutes. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The dealer was also contacted who advised the contact that the throttle could have failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 102,000.

- Mcgregor, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 032012

Expedition

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while the brakes were depressed, the engine safe mode warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was contacted but the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 79,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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