really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,426 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition electrical problems

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #9

Jan 262009


  • 62,000 miles


I was driving on the freeway at 65mph and the "check electronic throttle control" light came on and then my vehicle engine shut off. I had to pull over with no power and little ability to turn before vehicle would restart. It has done this now three times. I have researched the cost for repairs but due to the high expense ($500) I am not able at this time to fix.

- Lincoln, CA, USA

problem #8

Feb 042009


  • 75,000 miles
I was driving about 70mph when the message center tone sounded and the message read "check throttle control". the engine continued to run, however, the accelerator became inoperable. It seems as if a lot of 05 Expedition owners are having the same problem. This is just way to dangerous to drive with this issue. I never drive in the middle lane on highways now for fear that this could happen at any time.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #7

Dec 042008


  • 85,000 miles
While driving the vehicle will have not have any throttle response and "check electronic throttle component" shows on dash. After pulling to the side of the road, or coasting into someone's drive-way on a curvey road, turn the ignition off and sit for a few minutes and restart engine and is fine. Has occurred 3 times now, all 3 at speeds less than 45 mph. Took the vehicle to Ford dealership where they charged me $75 to tell me the battery needed to be replaced because that is all the codes that they came up with. Then I would have to return the vehicle to have it checked again. On my description of service codes P-1867-2F, B-1317-2F, B1318-2F, B2477-60, B2486-20, B1318-20, U1900-20, P0121-ff, P2104-ff, P2112ff, B1318ff, were all found.

- Carrollton, KY, USA

problem #6

Jan 122008


  • 50,000 miles


Electronic throttle control light, I was driving about 50mph when the car slowed down to a stop and the gas pedal would not work. The car was running and rolling, but I could not accelerate. (scary)

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #5

Nov 212008


  • miles
2005 Ford Expedition car fire lost nine months of payments cars seats wallet easy up canopies etc.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 082008


  • 24,000 miles
I bought my 2005 Ford Expedition in March 2007 with 21K miles on it. I have had to replace 2 different injectors in 16 months because the vehicle will start cutting back and acting like it wants to cut off when it stops at a light. The most recent replacement came when I drove it 5 miles from home and it jerked continuously the entire inside of the vehicle smelled like gas very strongly as well as the exhaust. The truck stays parked most of the time because im too scared to drive it and its a gas hog!!!!!! the replacement of the injectors are not cheap!!!! the inside lights will come on and go off at anytime for no reason. I tap the brakes and they come on, I roll the window up or down and they come on. I have also had to replace the battery due to this happening even when the truck has been parked for hours. I have replaced the oxygen sensor and a coli pack. Its never ending and I feel like I should not have to continue to replace these things when I am obviously not the only one with this problem. Ford needs to step up and take responsibility for their crappy products. I have 5 more years @ $515 per month to pay for this piece of crap!!!!!!!!!!!!

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #3

Sep 082008


  • 51,000 miles


My wife was driving our 2005 Ford Expedition with 50,000 miles. She stated that the radio quit working and then the vehicle quit running. At that point the horn began to blow continuously until smoke started to come out of the right side of the dash. At this time she exited the vehicle with our boys and called the fire dept. By the time they arrived the vehicle was fully involved with fire. Needless to say the Expedition is totaled from the fire. The entire interior is burnt up and melted. I have found similar complaints on several forums.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Dec 042007

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,511 miles
I have a 2005 Ford Expedition, eddie bauer. Most recently (2 weeks ago), my check electronic throttle light came on, I called my local dealer and planned to take it in the next day. I work close to home and have limited driving distance. On the way home, the throttle went completely out and the vehicle cut off on the side of the road and was unable to be restarted and had to be towed. My local dealer did fix it in a timely manner. However...this is not the first problem. We bought it brand new and within a month the fuel injector went out when I was coming back home from out of town, my drivers side seat adjustment went out twice and had to be replaced. I am short and had to drive with my seat all the way back. 2 cam phasers had to be replaced back in the summer and then most recently this. I have 2 small children and would prefer a dependable vehicle. I filed a formal complaint with Ford and heard from them today of which I was told that having 49,000 miles on my vehicle it was not unusual for parts to go bad. I live on a hard surface road and drive to work, normal day to day activities and of course vacation. The only thing they would do was upgrade my warranty to cover the transmission. It already has the extended warranty. I am disappointed they would not stand by their product. I have owned 2 toyoyta's in the past and plan to go back to a Toyota and a Ford could not be given to me again.

- Amherst, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 212005


  • miles
George newcomb landers mclarty 2609 South walton bentonville, ar 72712 I purchased a 2005 Expedition from you a few weeks ago. On 11-23-05 I brought it over to have some defects repaired. Defects that were to be fixed. Transmission. When stopped on a hill if you remove your foot from the brake the vehicle will roll out of control. This happens if you are stopped with the vehicle in reverse going down a hill of in drive going up a hill. The transmission will shift at odd times as you are driving. Rear passenger dome light flickers when you turn in on with the switch in the back. Right turn signal flashes very fast. Tires are very bad out of balance. Driver door does not latch unless it is shut hard. I told jesse that they had to be done by 5:00 pm. After keeping the vehicle all day nothing was fixed. During my visit in your office on 12-9-05 you assured me that the transmission would be replaced. You also stated that Ford was aware of the bad tires and would replace them now that I had complained. In addition to the above the following new defects have been found. Turn signals will sometimes not work at all. When making a sharp turn the rear end will slip. You can fill it not holding the road. Outside fumes are sucked into the vehicle. Any smell or exhaust from this or other vehicles is pulled inside. The leather on the front seats has turned black. The transmission, rear end problem and tires are all major safety problems. These must be fixed. I feel that having my wife drive a vehicle with these problems is putting her in danger. The turn signals and light problem are possible fire hazards. The uncontrolled air intake is a problem that could cause people inside the vehicle to be gassed by a passing vehicle. My wife has very bad allergies when these smells are pulled into the vehicle she has trouble breathing. I have never owned anything made from leather that has changed colors.

- Rogers, AR, USA

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