hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,762 miles

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2001 Ford Expedition electrical problems

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 202008

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,500 miles


Water leak in the front windshield (following a few consecutive rainy days), causing electrical failure of the dome light, wipers, radio and gear selector. Ford service advised replacing the fuse box and GEM module for $1,100. This is my family vehicle and I am deeply concerned that this may cause an electrical fire or unwnated electrical activity when the car is unattended. My car is just under 80K miles. I have done some research and can see that there are many others that are experiencing similar problems. This is a safety concern that should should be attended to immediately. I hope this can be resolved without taking legal action.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 312006

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,010 miles
- the contact has a 2001 Ford Expedition with an odometer reading of 100,010 miles. The contact stated that under wet or snowing conditions the vehicle would not start. When the contact took the vehicle to the dealer they told him that the vehicle had a battery problem. The contact had changed the battery several times, but the vehicle continued to have the problem. The contact later found that his windshield was leaking water to the fuse box under wet conditions which was the caused the rear windshield wiper to stop working. The dealer repaired the failure.

- Staffor, VA, USA

problem #3

Jan 182006

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
2001 Ford Expedition windshield leaking into fuse box and GEM module, causing electrical problems and shorts.

- Centerburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 032005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,300 miles
There was a heavy rain the Expedition was parked outside. There was water on the floor mat. The headlights, windshield wipers, radio worked when the Expedition was off. Yet would not work when the car was on. The Expedition acted on its own. We took the Expedition to the dealership (jim keim Ford) where we purchased the vehicle. They charged us $893 to fix the fuse panel, sensor panel and reseal the entire front window. Then jim keim told me it would be another $200 if they broke the windsheild. I paid the money and have not had a problem since.

- Hilliard, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 042005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have been having the same problem with my 2001 Ford Expedition since March 2004. The problem is with the fuse that displays lights on the dash board. This fuse repeatedly blows. So I took the vehicle to allan vigil Ford in morrow, Georgia and the repeatedly could not find the problem. At this present time the problem still has not been solved therefore I am forced to be inside before night fall.

- Scottdale, GA, USA

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