hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,844 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Ford Expedition engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2005 Ford Expedition:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #10

Feb 212006


  • 35,000 miles


Engine shuts off while driving.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #9

Jan 252013


  • miles
Engine failsafe mode came on in the middle of driving and the truck just shut off in the middle of the road. I had to turn it off and restart it...it happened three times in one trip.

- Meadville, PA, USA

problem #8

Jan 212013


  • 83,000 miles
Was driving around 40 miles per hr and engine just quit. No power steering. Warning light came on regarding throttle. Luckily we were not on the interstate and could pull over. My son will be turning 16 in a few months and he was going to be driving this. Now we are worried. There are so many complaints on line. Ford needs to recall this. Someone will end up being hurt over this. I have seen that replacing throttle does not fix it. We turned car off and restarted it and it worked fine. You do not know when this will happen.

- Murfreesboro, TN, USA

problem #7

Oct 022006


  • 10,000 miles


First time it occurred I was traveling to work the car stalled while driving approx. 20 mph and there was no control of the car - was able to move to side of road and restart. Fault on the console was "electronic throttle". has happen approx 4 more times at various speeds and conditions with three different drivers. No problem ever found by dealer. Has happened at high speed on the freeway complete loss of steering and power occurs more concerning it can happen at any time without warning. I find this to be extremely dangerous and a death trap waiting to happen. The last time it occurred when by teenage daughter was driving she was scared to death refusing to drive it home. This reminded me of Toyota prius so I took it upon myself to report my incidents. Looking at the internet I now find it occurs frequently and it is not an isolated case.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #6

May 162007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine fail safe mode light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact was able to restart the vehicle as it resumed normal function. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 25,000. Updated 11/13/12 updated 11/27/2012

- Tyrone, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 042012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 46,600 miles
I was driving, when I tried to further accelerate, the car did not respond and a warning " check electronic throttle control". I pulled over and was able to restart the car and continue to drive as normal. The internet indicates this is a common problem in 2005 Expedition. This is obvious a highly dangerous situation to not be able to accelerate while already driving.

- Beverly Hills, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 142012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 116,224 miles


I was driving down the center lane on rt 41 in port charlotte, with an approximate speed of 45 mph, when the engine just shut down. This is not the first time it happened to me, and it's very dangerous. I had to maneuver carefully to pull over to the side of the road, with cars beeping, and swerving around me. I tried to restart the vehicle, but kept getting an "engine fail safe mode" message. I sat for a while on the side of the road for about 5 minutes, and when I tried restarting the truck, it miraculously started. On Monday, September 17, 2012, I went out to start my vehicle so I could bring it in to my mechanic, and it wouldn't start. I had to have it towed to his shop. He informed me that he has seen this problem many times with this vehicle. He also told me that people were on the highway when the vehicle shut down on them, and has caused accidents. He reset the code for the throttle body, and the truck ran fine. After doing an internet search on this problem, I see that there are multiple complaints about this dangerous problem. I also contacted Ford to see if there was a recall for this problem, and they said there wasn't. I am afraid to drive the truck now, for fear that it is going to shut down in a busy intersection. Hopefully Ford will step up to the plate and do a recall for this problem.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 252012


  • 18,005 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the engine stalled without warning while driving at any speed. The engine failure mode light illuminated after the failure occurred. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who replaced the fuel filters and the injector but the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was then taken to an authorized dealer, where a diagnostic test was performed and located the failure at the throttle body. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 18,005 and the current mileage was 119,000.

- Amarillo, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 062012


  • 102,000 miles
Warning light said electronic throttle control, this is the third time I have almost had a major accident and Ford tells me to call them when I have an accident or the code shows back up. They admit that they are aware of this issue but it must fail completely before it can be replaced under warranty or recall. Also the truck cuts out at 60mph and jerks until you speed up. They advised they are also aware of this problem and come back when it breaks down.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #1

May 242012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 97,000 miles
While driving on road in traffic, the engine was bucking and turning off, causing traffic to swerve around me until I could get off the road. Warning light said electronic throttle control. Took to dealer for inspection.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

Not what you are looking for?