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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,512 miles

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2007 Ford Expedition transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #12

May 152010

Expedition

  • 32,000 miles

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

Vehicle left parked on flat surface, I got back in after it had been parked for about 5 minutes.. as soon as I got in, the vehicle started rolling forward. I immediately applied the brake and checked that the shifter was fully in "park", which it was. As soon as I let off the brake, the vehicle rolled about another foot before stopping itself.

- Abbeville, SC, USA

problem #11

Jun 102007

Expedition

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. When coming to a complete stop, the vehicle lunges forward. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer on numerous occasions and they reset the RPM's. after the repair, the failure immediately recurred. The technician added that the transmission was designed to downshift and that there was no current remedy to repair the failure. As of October 10, 2008, the vehicle has not been properly repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 23,400.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #10

Apr 232008

Expedition

  • 11,420 miles
Engines lugs on take off, we were at the freeway several times and the vehicle would hesitate before moving. This has happened several times over the last 9 months took vehicle in and they could not find a problem. They said the ECM has the most current updates. The vehicle has only been driven a few times since Aug. 13th, 2008. We are currently also have problems with the sunroof, waiting on Ford Motor Co. Regarding that issue.

- Bow, WA, USA

problem #9

Dec 112007

Expedition

  • 5,358 miles

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

In the morning when first starting out driving the vehicle will lurch forward and then sometimes will become sluggish, then surge of power. Dealer could not duplicate concern, but the found an update for the ECM, re-flashed the ECM and test drove, vehicle operated as designed.

- Bow, WA, USA

problem #8

Apr 282008

Expedition

  • 11,420 miles
When putting the 2007 Ford Expedition el into reverse the transmission would slam into reverse. This has happened on several occasions. When taken to the dealer they couldn't duplicate the concern and then checked for updates. The ECM has the most correct updates.

- Bow, WA, USA

problem #7

Aug 132008

Expedition

  • miles
2007 Ford Expedition mileage ~34,000 I have taken my 2007 Ford Expedition into the shop now on 3 separate occasions for the same issue. The first and second time the problem was listed at un-found, and the 3rd time it was in the show they stated that they were aware of an issue but there is currently no fire available. The issue: *when slowing down to a stop, the vehicle seems to stay in a higher gear and then downshifts hard, and comes to a stop. *while accelerating from a stop the vehicle seems to hesitate very badly, then take off. This has been particularly scary when pulling out into traffic because you never know when it's going to "catch" and take off. I have basically started to leave myself 10X the room needed to pull out to avoid an injury. 35 miles per hour, when the accelerator is depressed to speed up a clunking noise is heard, and the vehicle hesitates then decides to move. It is almost as if the accelerator is not telling the truck to go! *this vehicle has been a very good vehicle, but Ford has been covering this issue up for many months now! this is going to end up killing someone one day if it is not fixed! written by a corporate safety specialist.

- Springfield, PW, USA

problem #6

Sep 162007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. While making a turn at 15 mph, the seats rattled. The transmission also experienced failure. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the transmission would pause and then the vehicle would drastically accelerate. The dealer could not determine the cause of the failure. The current mileage was 11,283 and failure mileage was approximately 8,000. Updated 3/4/08

- North Miami Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Oct 192007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,526 miles
Since purchasing the vehicle in October of 2006, the transmission seemed sluggish at stops when accelerating, I have taking the vehicle into a Ford dealership three or more times and now the transmission is still sluggish when moving from a stop. I took it back to a dealer and Ford service said that a memo said not to work on my transmission until the update for software is issued sometime in November. This is at least a month away and the vehicle is not safe for my wife and family to drive in. I have a Ford rep who we asked to supply us with a rental car and they are saying we can rent a car and they will review it when the vehicle is fixed and decide if they are going to pay for the rental. This is ridiculous to be treated this way by such a huge corporation.

- Buellton, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 012006

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle shifts roughly and makes a loud sound when shifting from first to second gear or accelerating from a stop at 15 mph. The vehicle has been to the dealer numerous times. Initially, the failure was diagnosed as the throttle cable. The second time, the dealer stated that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The third time, the vehicle made a popping noise and the rear axles were replaced. The fourth time, the dealer stated that the cause of failure was the transmission. They dealer would temporarily repair the vehicle, but the failure would recur days later. The failure has still not been corrected. The failure mileage was 2,800 and current mileage was 14,300.

- West Hempstead, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 162007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I had purchased a 2007 Ford Expedition el and have had multiple problems with being able to go in reverse while facing down on any kind of grade. I also have problems with the vehicle accelaration while coming from a stop into traffice. Myself along with my two small children will no longer drive the vehicle. We were very close to being hit twice because of the defect in this Ford vehicle. I had submitted for lemon law and so far I have not received my answer from arbitration. I can tell you that Ford is covering this up because I know of serveral persons and businesses that have the same issues and Ford stated that there are no issues. While on the phone with the Ford representative in the arbitration they only showed a few visits to the dealership and told me that the ones that I received from the dealership were false. What a crock. I will make a complaint everywhere that I can before this vehicle kills someone. At this point I went and bought another vehicle and am stuck paying for two now that the one just sits and we refuse to drive it. My children are afraid to even drive in it because it actually goes in forward while in reverse also.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 102007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
This 2007 Expedition will not hold while stopped on a hill either in drive or reverse. When in either gear the car will drift noticeably. When attempting to back up while on a down grade hill the brake has to be held and gas must be applied so that the vehicle could safely back up without it spinning tire.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles
- the contact stated that the 2007 Ford Expedition el had transmission problems from the day he drove the vehicle off the parking lot of the dealership. When coming to a stop and trying to accelerate the vehicle stayed in a high gear and the engine revved. The vehicle accelerated in the wrong gear. The transmission slipped when driving with the vehicle full of passengers. He took the vehcile to the dealership on 02/07/07 which was the appointment date the dealership gave him, and the dealership took the vehicle for a test ride with the contact, and the service mechanic informed him that they were aware of the transmission problems on the 2007 Ford Expedition, but they havd no remdey for the failure. The contact stated that during one incident he tried to accelerate after stopping in traffic and was concerned that another vehicle would hit him because the vehicle didn't accelorate properly. The contact noticed the problem with the transmisson slipping after driving the vehicle for twenty miles. He stated that he now had 1,600 miles on the vehcile, and felt that the manufacturer along with the dealership should have a solution for this safety problem. Updated 03/30/07.

- Antioch, CA, USA

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