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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,750 miles

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2008 Ford Expedition electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012016


  • 94,000 miles


Issue with turn signal functionality on a 2008 Ford Expedition limited el. The right turn indicator will start flashing even tho it is in the neutral position. Move the turn indicator lever down or left and the right indicator will turn off. It may sart the left indicator eventually if it does moving back to the neutral position will turn it off and act normal. It is constantly doing this while moving or sitting still motor running or not. It is very inconsistent and can be very dangerous if the indicator turns on and a car thinks I am going to turn and I dont may lead to a collision.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #3

Aug 052014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
Drove to work all appeared to be fine. After a 12 hours shift returned and vehicle would start; dead battery. Replaced battery, as it was original, and all was fine. I remembered that during the week prior to this the driver's seat would not automatically adjust when the key was inserted into the ignition. This was around April 2014. All was fine until again I went to work, 12 hour shift, returned and there was no response upon inserting the key into the ignition. Battery gauge needle did not respond and when the key was turned there was no response. A jump pack was connected to the battery and the vehicle was started without any problems. The vehicle was driven, started and stopped five times with no problems. As before, for the past week or two leading up to Aug 5th, I noticed that the driver's seat would not automatically adjust when the key was inserted into the ignition or removed. The seat adjustment controls do work. On the morning of Aug 6th the vehicle again would not start and it appears that there in not sufficient charge on the battery. (battery gauge had shown that it was being charged) I did hear a constant clicking sound which I found to be coming from the power distribution box under the hood. It appeared to be coming from the fuse or relay that is in the spot marked 55, it is grey in color and marked 5C3T-14B192-aa over P6std. I noticed that when I tried the driver's seat adjustment controls the sound would go away and when release the sound returned. Upon connected a charger to the battery the sound also went away. After charging the battery vehicle was able to be started.

- Cranberry Twp, PA, USA

problem #2

Nov 182012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle suddenly started to accelerate on its own. Slowed vehicle to a safe speed and RPM's jumped to 3000. Put vehicle in park and the RPM's remained at 3000 and the engine raced loudly. Took video of foot pedal, tachometer and under hood to record incident. This self acceleration happened in March at 99,000 miles and wife was nearly killed (ODI #10450449). The dealership could not find anything wrong. After vehicle is re-started vehicle appears to run fine.

- Stuart, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 152010


  • 49,000 miles
Power rear hatch failure - after opening rear door, it would immediately come back down with the motor. If someone was standing at the rear of the vehicle, it would hit them, and stop, but would not go back up. This kept repeating for several weeks until the door no longer opened via the power opener. When taken to the dealer, all they found was that the door had "lost it's programming" and they reprogrammed it, but the problem has starting occurring again.

- Edison, NJ, USA

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