really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,500 miles

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2003 Ford Excursion steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 162010


  • 70,000 miles


I was turning my Ford Excursion and heard a loud "pop!" my steering wheel appeared to "break" and the vehicle kept rolling forward. Had I been anywhere else, like traffic, I could have killed someone or myself.

- Norcross, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 012007

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle lost its power steering and the brakes failed. The failures have occurred twice. While driving at an unknown speed on the highway, the master cylinder and the hydro boost failed while the brakes were being applied. This forced the master cylinder into the engine compartment. The dealer and manufacturer have not yet been notified. The contact is an afc certified technician and replaced the components himself. The current mileage was 64,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Forsyth, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 012004

Excursion 4WD 8-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle's steering is to hard to control because there was so much slack in the steering wheel. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer 4 times.

- Cecilla, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 292003


  • miles
We received a rental vehicle from hertz, it was a 2003 Ford Excursion. When the woman dropped it off she told my husband to be careful, it pulls to the right. Last week my husband was driving on a straight road about 40 mph, when it started pulling to the right, he applied the brakes and he tried to steer to the left but it pulled to the right even more and he ended up in a ditch, after he got out it went through a steel fence and ended in a cow pasture. Something caused it to swerve to the right and cause this accident. The body shop said there is too much damage to tell what could of caused it.

- Ogden, UT, USA

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