definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,372 miles

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2002 Ford Excursion electrical problems

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2002 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 072008

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,230 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Excursion. In an attempt to drive the vehicle, the contact smelled burning wire. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they discovered a melted fuse box. The fuse box was replaced, but the dealer could not explain the cause of the failure. The current mileage was 92,232 and failure mileage was 92,230.

- Oaklawn, IL, USA

problem #5

Dec 072006

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles
The cps (crankshaft position sensor) failed with no warning at all. This is one of those things that is not a moving part, and should have lasted hundreds of thousands of miles. I understand there have been a lot of complaints about it. Sign me on to that bandwagon.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 212003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In June of 2003, a 2002 Ford Excursion limo suffered a fire loss under the hood. The vehicle was parked without the engine running or power switches on. It had not been used for several hours. While an employee was in the passenger area cleaning the limo, he noticed the vehicle was on fire underneath the hood. The fire originated on the left side of the engine compartment. Damage to wiring and other combustibles was extensive. No cause of the fire was determined. After hearing of the cruise control deactivation switch recall, I believe the casuse of this fire could have been the switch malfunction. I know the excusions have not been included in the recall, however, since they have the same switch and operating characteristics, it is possible that the cause was a switch failure. I have also heard of another Excursion in our area having a fire loss with similiar conditions.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #3

Oct 022003

Excursion 4WD 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Ford Excursion 2002, blew out spark plug through piston cap, .. after $5000 in fixes, I went to pick it up, and it blew up again on the way home from the dealership. I lost power on the freeway going 65 miles per hour, and almost crashed. Ford was not at all helpful, and even though I am a very good customer, could care less about me, the danger of the V10 engine blow ups, or about their customers lives.... is their any way you guys could make them do the right thing "?? isn't there any law or organization that can help us ??" (per 10/24/2005 phone call with consumer: No crash, no injuries, no fire, no property damage other than engine damage - C. rose)

- Frazier Park, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 262004

(reported on)


  • 6,000 miles
The vehicle experienced electrical and suspension problems. The suspension problem caused the tires to wear prematurely. Please provide any additional information.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 262002

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle has a front suspension problem which causes the vehicle to vibrate, the vehicle has been to the dealer 3 times but the problem still exist, both driver side doors are misaligned with respect to the fender trim, the differential was originally misaligned with respect to the rear fender trims, now the differential is properly aligned and the consumer questioned the technicians who stated that they did nothing to correct the misalignment, the consumer feels this is a definite safety problem if the differential goes in and out of alignment on is own, the A/C was not cooling and needed to be recharged, the consumer can hear static in radio when turning on the rear tv switch, A/C and turn signal, steering gear and hydro boost line replaced, tire out of balanced causing vibration at 75-70 mph, steering out of adjustment (off center), calipers replaced, transmission experiencing a delay when shifting, both wiper blades off center, drain plug leaking oil, weather stripping on right rear door failed, headliner is coming loose on the left side, windshield washers inoperative, fuel gauge read incorrectly, faulty accelerator pedal caused the vehicle to stall when coming to a stop. Nlm

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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