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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,917 miles

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2006 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #62

Jul 032013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 93,000 miles

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

I believe that Ford Expedition from years 2003 - 2006 have a serious defect. I am experiencing radiator support mount rot. My mechanic says this should not be occurring on a vehicle that is only 6 years old. I have done some research and have read on the Ford Expedition forum that many Expedition drivers are now finding this to be the case with their vehicles as well. I seriously believe a recall should be in place to address this problem. The A/C condenser is now falling through and the body mounts are being compromised.

- Warminster, PA, USA

problem #61

Mar 092012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 105,300 miles
I bought my truck used from a dealership in January 2012. I had driven it for about 8 weeks when it completely died on me at a stop light before take off. Everything was on except it would not go and the message came up saying fail safe mode. It did it a couple weeks later taking off from a stop sign and then after that it seemed to do it once a month. This last time on Friday October 26, 2012 it did it while I was pulling out of a store into the middle of traffic. I was lucky enough my 3 year old son was not in the car to where it would have hurt him as well as others and myself. I have read many articles and complaints from other Expedition owners about the Expedition going into fail safe mode in the middle of traffic. It is very concerning that they do this and the dealership has even made comments about it when it was examined. My mother works for Ford and she has seen multiple issues with this. Ford needs to issue a recall on these however they will not see anything wrong unless multiple people are injured or even dead. It is frustrating to know I paid over $20,000 on a vehicle that I love and need but is not safe for myself and my family. I have priced a throttle body with my mother's discount at work and it was about $210 after tax and the labor to put it in is around $450. If Ford would fix this problem people would not have to pay so much just to be safe in a vehicle they spend so much money. Please look into issuing something against this vehicle problem so that others are safe.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #60

Jul 182012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles
3rd time problems with spark plugs and fuel injector....was told by dealer that this year model the injectors are bad for sticking....leaving the owner to pay for repair cost and the expense of changing Ford faulty spark plugs.

- Roseboro, NC, USA

problem #59

May 012012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 83,533 miles

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

I was on hwy doing 55 getting ready to take my turn off when engine safe mode message came on. I then realized that I had no power even though lights, radio, and A/C was still on. Not being able to accelerate I coasted the vehicle to side of hwy as far as possible, turned key to off and than back on and it started up. I was able to get home without further problem and back to work. Unfortunately I have a 45 minute drive every night and early morning to and from my work which it could happen again and not have such a good circumstance. There have been several complaints over several years to Ford on this why has it not been recalled?

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #58

Mar 302012

Expedition

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled in the middle of the road. The vehicle was safely merged onto the shoulder and the contact turned the engine off. The check engine light illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the oxygen sensor, sparks plugs, and engine coils. The failure continued. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the catalytic converter was replaced. The failure continued. The contact planned on taking the vehicle back to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified and stated that there were no recalls addressing the failure. No further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #57

Nov 152011

Expedition

  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact was driving 55 to 65 mph when the engine safe mode warning light illuminated and the engine stalled. The vehicle restarted after the failure. The failure occurred seven different times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was also notified. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was unknown. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Maddison, FL, USA

problem #56

Jul 152011

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 vehicle stalled while driving at various speeds and the engine safe mode warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred on three prior occasions. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 82,000.

- Cool Ridge, WV, USA

problem #55

Feb 082012

Expedition

  • 55,000 miles
Engine fail safe mode resulting in complete shutdown while going at highway speed. Vehicle losses all power and has to be restarted.

- Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #54

Feb 012012

Expedition

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle would only shift into reverse. Upon examining the vehicle, the contact noticed that a wiring harness within the engine melted against the exhaust manifold. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the wiring harness needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Avon Park, FL, USA

problem #53

Jul 012011

Expedition

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred sporadically and at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. The contact was not aware of the repairs needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #52

Jan 172012

Expedition

  • 160,000 miles

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

The contact own a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated was driving 25 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted and the contact drove the vehicle home. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle but to no avail. The contact had the vehicle towed to a dealer where the dealer replaced the cam phasers. The failure mileage was 160,000. The VIN was not available.

- Jackson, MS, USA

problem #51

Jan 052012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,280 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph on the highway, the vehicle unexpectedly stalled. An engine fail safe light also began to illuminate on the instrument panel. Both the dealer and manufacturer were notified, but denied any assistance with repairs of the failure. The vehicle was on 01/06/12 at the contact's expense. The approximate failure and current mileages were 86,280. The throttle body and motor assembly were replaced. Updated 06/27/12

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #50

Jul 122011

Expedition

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 40 mph, the engine stalled with the illumination of the check engine warning indicator. The engine restarted after waiting a few moments. The same failure recurred four times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and they were unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was notified of the malfunction. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Troy, AL, USA

problem #49

Oct 142011

Expedition

  • 117,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that when driving at various speeds, the engine safety mode failure warning lamp would illuminate and the vehicle would stall. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 117,000.

- Sebastian , FL, USA

problem #48

Nov 282011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
A warning light "engine fail safe" flashed and the engine stalled. I was fortunate there was a parking lot I could force the vehicle into, as I was in morning rush hour traffic in houston tx, and was almost rear ended. Apparently this is a very common problem among the 2006 Ford Expedition, I have done some research on-line and viewed many complaints about this same thing. I checked with one auto shop, which says the throttle body needs to be replaced at a cost of $800, the Ford dealer/service dept quoted $686.85. They both told me they each have another 2006 Expedition in their shop at this time for the same repair, and have had several repairs for this same issue. I believe this is a very dangerous defect with an engine shutting down with only a half second notice. I am glad I was not on the freeway (in houston!) doing 60 mph. My vehicle has a little over 38,000 miles on it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #47

Nov 262011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Ford Expedition eddie bauer, the engine completely shuts off. Sometimes while sitting idle and other times while driving 70 mph on the interstate. Tonight, within 1 hour this happened about 15 times where the engine cut off, I lost power steering, had to roll over to the shoulder, turn the key off and back on to restart...sometimes it would take up to 10 minutes to restart. I was lucky we were not hit from behind. I have 2 kids in carseats still that could have been injured. Research online reveals that I am not alone. This is a very dangerous defect that could get somebody killed.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #46

Nov 232011

Expedition

  • 71,200 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph approaching a stop signal and from a complete stop, the engine stalled when the warning light illuminated; however, the vehicle restarted within a few minutes. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and was currently being diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 71,200.

- Dry Ridge , CT, USA

problem #45

Nov 012011

Expedition

  • miles
2006 Ford Expedition. Consumer states mechanical issues with the vehicle the dealer informed the consumer a new engine was needed. The warranty dept. Denied the consumers claim, because maintenance records could not be produced. The consumer's house was set on fire, and therefore, no maintenance records were available.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #44

Oct 222011

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
The vehicle has done this twice. Driving along, it goes into fail safe mode and stops dead. The manual states this is a coolant issue which was not the case; there was adequate coolant. Doing some research on various internet sites, this seems to be a common problem with 2006 Expedition. I called Ford customer service and was told they were unaware of a problem. I find this difficult to believe given all the sites reporting this same issue.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #43

Nov 012011

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall at anytime while in motion. The dealer attempted to repair the defect, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and the current mileage was 80,000. Updated 02/22/12 the consumer stated the vehicle would stall while at a stop. Updated 03/01/12

- Fredrick, MD, USA

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