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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,097 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.

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2013 Ford Expedition miscellaneous problems

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2013 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 302016


  • 31,790 miles


The car has 31,000 miles on it, and has been properly maintained according to Ford specifications. On 4 different occasions, the car has switched into limited power mode without any warning. No engine warning lights appeared, the car just suddenly slowed down. In each case full power resumed in about 5 seconds. In 3 of the cases, the power loss occurred during a turn, and power resumes after straightening out. On the fourth time, the car was not turning it was traveling straight on a surface street. Under 30 mph and we attempted to accelerate.. if we had been trying to accelerate into freeway traffic coming out of an on ramp, we could easily have been hit by oncoming cars traveling at high speed. The first two incidents happened in may, the next two in August. I took it to a Ford dealer in Florida, and they said that since the computer did not record any incident code and they could not see anything that was wrong, they could not diagnose the problem. When it happened again at home in Texas, I took it back to the Ford dealer we bought it from. They also said they would have trouble finding the problem without any incident code. They were unable to replicate the problem. But they did say that the front tires needed an alignment, and that the steering wheel was off center causing the the steering angle to read incorrect. They also decarbed the engine and cleaned the throttle body. They said they did not know if the repairs would solve the problem. Today, August 30, while driving straight at about 45 mph, without any attempt to accelerate, the car switched into limited power mode for a couple of seconds, and then resumed normal operations. This was the 5th occurrence. This continues to be an extremely hazardous situation, and Ford cannot fix it.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 012014


  • 7,500 miles
When wet or rainy conditions persist the front park assist system activates anytime the vehicle drops below the present speed threshold alerting that there is an ┐object┐ present near the sensor. The occurs when the vehicle is started and put in gear when parked or when the vehicle slows for traffic or traffic control devises and no vehicles are present. The system also randomly alerts in clear and dry conditions but this is rare (maybe once a month). This causes a grave safety issue as you are unsure if there could be a small person or animal present in front of the vehicle, the driver must take extra time to exit the vehicle and visually verify that no one has entered the blind spot while stopped or parked. Ford checked the system and stated this is normal and a known issue. They said that they are not sure how to remedy the issue but just to use extra caution. Service history reports are available on this as well as video to show this issue.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

May 162015


  • 111,000 miles
Whole car burnt within less than 5 min, air condition was working front blower stopped working, smoke started coming from dashboard, ran out of the car. Saw fire from the dash and under wiper out side of the car. Within a minute car was on fire. Every thing burnt within 5 min, including hood seats. Kind of skeleton left.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

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