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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,958 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Ford Expedition brakes problems

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2008 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 212012

Expedition 8-cyl Diesel

  • 28,791 miles


Steering wheel position sensor defective. Stability control warning light illuminates intermittently. Ford is aware of defect and have issued a tsb concerning issue to techs.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 192012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Expedition el. The contact was traveling 20 mph when the vehicle failed to stop when the brakes were depressed. The stability control warning light was illuminated during the failure. The failure and current mileages were 54,000. Updated 07/02/12 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired by a local Ford dealer on June 25th. The steering angle sensor which generated the steel wheel position data input for the roll stability control system was identified as faulty. It appeared, the roll stability control system malfunctioned and disabled the brakes. Updated 07/05/12

- Simpsonville, SC, USA

problem #3

Jan 162012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
Driving at approx 35 mph on dry pavement. I approached a 2 way intersection with one stop sign. Traction control light illuminated and vehicle would not stop. Brakes were pumped multiple times with no change. Vehicle went through stop sign and off the road eventually coming to a stop naturally without the assistance of the brakes. Vehicle was placed in park and traction control light went off. Brakes were then pressed again and brake pressure was felt. If a vehicle would have been coming though the intersection a serious crash could have occurred.

- Kempner, TX, USA

problem #2

May 162010

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Expedition el. The contact stated that the electronic stability control was shutting on and off. When the electronic stability control light came it caused the contact to lose the ability to stop the vehicle when the brakes were applied. The dealer inspected the vehicle and stated that they could not duplicate or diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 40000 and the current mileage was 45000. Updated 02/09/11 the consumer stated he continues to experience traction control problems which renders the braking system ineffective. Updated 03/08/11

- Jackson, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 102008


  • 9,000 miles
I purchased a 2008 Ford Expedition in Dec 07. In Oct 08 when my wife applied the brakes at approx 40 mph the traction control light came on, the ABS took over, and the steering wheel began to shake violently and the vehicle was extremely hard for my wife to stop and she rolled past the stop sign and was almost hit by another vehicle. The vehicle was returned to the dealer for the repair. This has happened a total of four times, three times it has been to the dealer for the same problem. This has become an extreme safety problem for my wife since every time this has happened it is really hard for her to control and stop the vehicle. I have stated a case with Ford customer care and the vehicle is currently at the dealer for the third time. Ford said they would have to send an engineer to go over the vehicle because the Ford mechanics are unable to fix the problem. So far none of the Ford personnel seem to know why or what causes this and seem to think it is perfectly fine to use my family as their crash test dummies.

- Fontana, CA, USA

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