really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,562 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

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 #4

Nov 162007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,298 miles
I was traveling at 60 mph and suddenly I heard an alarm and the dash indicated "check electronic throttle control. At that instant the vehicle stalled. I was able to maneuver to the burm. Tried to start but would not respond. Finally after about two minutes I was able to start the vehicle and return to work. Took vehicle to bass Ford sherffield village Ohio. They are investigating.

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #3

Jul 262005

Expedition 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
Brake pedal and gas pedals too close. Many times gas pedal has been depressed while trying to only depress the brake pedal.

- Mitchells, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 102005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
I was approaching an intersection at craig and I-15. This is known to have a green light, yet the traffic will suddenly stop instead of a steady flow. I was driving my Ford Expedition that I purchased less than 2 weeks before. Suddenly the traffic stopped, I slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of me. I noticed that my vehicle did not stop. I ended up hitting the vehicle in front of me. I got cited for going too fast for the condition of the traffic. At that time I did not notice a problem with the pedals, accelerator and brake have a conflict. Since the vehicle was new to me, I did not notice the problem until a month later, although I questioned how I could have this collision after slamming on the brakes as I did. After the vehicle got out of the shop, I was driving in a residential area. I applied the brake to slow down and noticed the acceleration increasing. It was then that I realized that I was pressing the accelerator and brake pedal at the same time. I am 6'3" tall with a 11 1/2 in shoe. My foot is larger than the average man, I believe that the pedals are too close together until you are aware of this and make a conscience effort to switch from one pedal to another.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Oct 012005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact states when he pivots the foot to the left to press the brake pedal the foot will also press the gas pedal. He feels the gas and brake pedals are to close together. Updated 1/4/2006 -

- Rockledge , FL, USA

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