really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,900 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Excursion brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152008


  • 114,500 miles


2001 Ford Excursion 7.3L powerstroke diesel with 114500 miles : ABS control module stopped working and disabled anti lock braking system causing vehicle to skid uncontrollably on wet surface. Failure is permanent in nature and cannot be reset, so anti-lock braking system is deactivated. Repair required is for the ABS control module to be replaced by dealer (cost exceeds $500) and old part is not available.

- Prosper, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 012002

Excursion 4WD Diesel

  • miles
When applying brakes hard, vehicle swerves left or right making control very difficult. On two occasions could not stay in lane. Have had it in dealer for this problem at least 5 times. Dealer has changed discs, rotors, pads, calipers, and have swapped parts from side to side. They have also changed tie rod. I have also changed shocks and tires. Dealer says they all do this. My wife will not drive this vehicle, and had there been cars in next lane I would have not been able to avoid an accident. To make it worse two people have just died in an Excursion when she lost control on highway in similar circumstances.

- Fruita, CO, USA

problem #3

Mar 142002


  • miles
A customer was attempting to park the vehicle in a slot two feet from a wall when the engine started revving loud and took off. He said he was on the brake very hard and had a hard time coming to a stop. The vehicle hit a sign and bumped into a wall of the handicap ramp. Tread marks were seen on the pavement. There was no damage to the building and only slight damage to the vehicle.

- Harahan, LA, USA

problem #2

Feb 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When braking at very slow speeds consumer is unable to turn steering wheel, like power steering goes out intermittently. Dealer can't remedy the problem but thought it might be booster assembly.

- Sandwich, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 102001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes at any speed vehicle pulls either to left or right. Dealer turned rotors and replaced brake pads, checked wheel alignment. ( 1000 miles ) in March vehicle was taken back to dealer for the same problem, dealer turned rotors again, vehicle still pulls to sides when brakes are applied.

- Winston-Salem, NC, USA

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