hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104,245 miles

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2005 Ford Excursion fuel system problems

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2005 Ford Excursion Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 122016


  • 88,000 miles


While driving the truck the accelerator becomes nonresponsive and soon after the truck shuts down, complete power loss. Very difficult to steer and brake. It will start back up most of the time, but on occasion it will take 20 to 30 minutes to re-start. Ford has a recall for this # 05S34. My VIN indicates that my Excursion isn't under this recall, but this is exactly what is happening. This event happens on city streets and highways, while driving or sitting at a stop sign or stop light. This event has become more frequent as my wife will no longer drive it do to the vehicles handling/breaking issues without power so I only drive it on weekends. It happens at least once a day sometimes repeatedly within seconds after restarting and sometimes never again during the weekend. It also is not time or distance related. It has happened leaving our house and it has happened 20 minutes into a drive. Very sporadic

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 052015


  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while driving 70 mph. The contact was able restart the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the failure could be related to the fuel injector. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 05V270000 (electrical system). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 146,000.

- Fair Lawn , NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 112012

Excursion 10-cyl

  • 97,425 miles
In December after I filled up my gas tank about 3/4 of the way. I drove home, and when I stepped out of my vehicle I started to smell a strong gas odor. Every time I fill up my gas tank half way or more, then drive any. I start smelling a strong gas odor. The smell seems to be coming from between the front of the left side passenger door, and the back left side wheel.

- Fort Pierce, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 232012

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • 106,000 miles
While merging onto 75mph highway, without warning, vehicle lost all power making steering nearly impossible. We were able to move onto shoulder just at the point where highway and on ramp met. We could not restart vehicle and had we made it onto highway, could have very easily been rear ended by oncoming traffic. This is the second time we have lost complete power with this vehicle. We had same situation in July and had paid over two thousand dollars to have fuel system repaired. Ford had recall on this but our truck's VIN did not fall under recall. However, have concerns for others who have vehicles whose vins are not part of the recall. Another family may not be as fortunate as we were yesterday. Ford is aware of these issues and I hope Ford does not wait until lives are lost due to their faulty vehicles!

- Chapman , KS, USA

problem #1

Jul 202009

Excursion 8-cyl Diesel

  • 83,800 miles
We have had numerous incidents with our Excursion dating back to one week after we purchased it used from a local Ford dealership in July 2009 until now - Sept. 2012. We began experiencing acceleration issues after the first week. We returned the vehicle to the dealership for a diagnostic evaluation. They replaced the ipr and fuel pump. This seemed to fix the problem until January 2011. In January 2011, the accelerator began failing again. It would just stop working. The car would crank initially and then fail to recrank if turned off within a short amount of time (I.e. driving to the store). We were told that we needed a new fuel sensor. That didn't fix the problem. We then had the catalytic converter replaced. That didn't fix it. Yesterday, while driving in afternoon traffic with my children, everything once again shut off. I barely managed to make it to the side of the road. I can not even count the number of times in the past 3 years that I have pulled out into an intersection only to have my accelerator not work. It has progressively gotten more extreme. Today I found out about recall that took place for the same model/year, but according to the Ford people, my vehicle didn't qualify.

- Summerville, SC, USA

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