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NHTSA Defect Investigations for the 1999 Ford Expedition

The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 1999 Ford Expedition, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA05005

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Electrical System:Wiring:Front Underhood
    Vehicle Speed Control:Cruise Control

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: SPARK PLUG EJECTION FROM CYLINDER HEAD

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #DP05005

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: September 22, 2005
    • Date Closed: January 04, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine And Engine Cooling
    Engine And Engine Cooling:Engine
    Engine And Engine Cooling:Engine:Gasoline

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: FACTORY INSTALLED TOWING HITCH SEPARATIO

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE99060

    Component(s): Equipment

    Summary: ODI has received five reports involving 1997 through 1999 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles that allege some of the eight hitch mounting bolts either became loose or came completely out ofits retaining plate.One of the complainants indicated that while towing a trailer the hitch actually separated from the frame on the passenger's side of the vehicle when the four mounting bolts on the side came completely out.This allower the hitch and trailer to contact the pavement.Inspection of the four bolts on the driver's side reveled that they were loose as well.This investigation has been opened to further study the issue.

  4. INVESTIGATION: WINDSHIELD LEAK CAUSES ELECTRIC FAILURES

    NHTSA Engineering Analysis #EA05015

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: October 13, 2005
    • Date Closed: December 06, 2006
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Exterior Lighting
    Visibility:Windshield Wiper/Washer

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  5. INVESTIGATION: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FAILURE

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE05033

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: June 15, 2005
    • Date Closed: October 13, 2005
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Electrical System
    Equipment:Electrical
    Visibility:Windshield

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

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