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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,530 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Ford Expedition electrical problems

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2012 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

May 102016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Expedition. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle downshifted without warning and stalled more than once. The contact had to quickly coast the vehicle over to the side of the road and was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who was unable to replicate and diagnosis the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact to take the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure mileage was not available.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 162016


  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Expedition. While driving approximatley 40 mph, the speedometer and fuel gauge readings fluctuated and the transmission jerked violently. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V190000 (exterior lighting, power train). The failure recurred on two separate occassions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the transmission output speed sensor was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000. Updated 06/29/16

- Mullens, WV, USA

problem #2

Dec 112014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Smelled a burning plastic smell from the rear of the vehicle. After searching I discovered the 3rd brake light housing had overheated and has melted in the frame from the heat of the lighting. This is a stock housing from Ford with Ford installed lights.

- Richland Hills, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 132014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 51,120 miles
Driving down the highway at 65 mph in the left lane when the car lost all power. We were able to coast to the side of the highway because we were traveling at the rate of speed listed above with no power. This is extremely dangerous to someone in this position. As we attempted to see if we could figure out what had occurred an error appeared on the service display of service advance trac. A few minutes later we noticed the additional code of tire pressure monitor fault. We had to get the vehicle towed at this point. Not satisfied as the could be huge safety issue.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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