definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,008 miles

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2007 Ford Expedition brakes problems

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2007 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #13

Mar 222012


  • miles


Defective brake booster. Has there been any complaints about this.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #12

Jul 272007


  • 12,000 miles
My 2007 Ford Expedition eddie bauer edition has always had a pulse on the brake you come to a stop and it will stop and go at first it was not bad now it is extremely dangerous.

- Hobbs, NM, USA

problem #11

Oct 272010


  • 52,805 miles
Leaving my neighborhood going 20-25 mph. Pavement was dry. Slight downhill incline. Put my foot on the brake. Brake started pulsating rapidly. Brake was resisting me pressing it by pushing my foot back up with pulsating action. Truck would not stop. Could have rear ended the car in front of me or went into a 4 lane highway. Pulled out onto the highway proceeded down another downhill incline about 45 mph. Put my foot on the brake to slow down again the brakes started pulsating and did not work. Had to stand on the brakes pushing against the brake rapid pulsation to get the truck slowed to turn into a parking lot. Traction control sliding car icon was flashing. Took to dealership 10/28/10. Dealer could not find any codes or malfunction. Dealer said the traction control system "rsc" resets itself periodically and will most likely do this again. This is a dangerous time for a bake or tracking control system to reset leaving one without brakes. Personally I don't believe their excuse. Ford has a seriously dangerous problem with the traction control system. Seems others have had this same problem reference to ODI id # 10220899. Also other complaints under the tracking control system ODI id# 10332619 and 10321582. Also from surfing the Ford enthusiast web site, and other web sites, a lot more people are having this problem and are not being reported.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #10

Jul 052010


  • 17,000 miles


On 7/5/10 my wife was driving the 2007 Expedition el with less than 17,000 miles, across the paved parking lot at her work place. With her foot touching the brake pedal she drove forward approaching a parking position. As the vehicle approached the parking position she did not move her foot to increase or decrease brake pedal pressure. When she is about 10' to 14' away from the car in front of her, the engine begins to change sound, revs up, she immediately has to apply brake peddle pressure to slow and then enough pressure to prematurely stop the vehicle. It's rear tires begin to brake loose, squeal, and spin. She turns the key off, to kill the engine. The brakes held firm keeping the vehicle stationary as was evident in the front tires imprint on the parking lot. The rear tires had spun, eating through the sealed surface of the parking lot, depositing rubber and parking lot material behind them. The vehicle was towed to the dealership. Again the dealership said they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle, and Ford would not let them do anything to the vehicle unless they could find something. This is the second incident on this vehicle. The first was complaint ODI # 10347250. The first incident had property damage and vehicle damage. The second incident did not. - Ford has no record at the dealership of this vehicle being there for 3 weeks the first time and 2 weeks the second time. Ford rep also said not take this vehicle to another dealership.

- Mt Vernon, IN, USA

problem #9

Aug 022009


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. The contact stated he was driving at speeds of 65 mph in heavy rains. He attempted to apply the brakes and the right passengers wheel locked, causing the vehicle to slide sideways. He removed his foot from the brake pedal and the wheel was unlocked. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure and the contact advised that the failure would only occur when driving in rainy weather. The failure recurred while traveling at speeds of 25 mph in rainy weather. The dealer was able to duplicate the failure but was unable to provide a diagnosis. The dealer ran several tests and submitted them to the manufacturer who advised the vehicle was functioning as designed and would not provide any further assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000 and the current mileage was 35,500.

- San Jose , CA, USA

problem #8

Jan 272010


  • 60,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. While driving 45 mph she noticed a loud grinding noise coming from the front end of the vehicle, at the same time the brake pedal fell to the floor and supplied the contact with very little braking power. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealership. The contact has experienced the identical failure 5 months prior. The current and failure mileages were 60800.

- Cary, NC, USA

problem #7

Sep 202009


  • 67,265 miles


Excessive ice build up (during winter months) under drivers side floor board. As ice releases, up to 15 lbs. Of ice will hang up cause tension on E-brake cable, vehicle will slide out in some cornering and premature rear pad wear. Rear drives side brake failed @ 67K. Passenger side @ 40%, front @50-60%. no hauling. Have knocked ice build up off numerous times.

- Ft. Mcmurray, 00, USA

problem #6

Sep 032009


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. While driving 35 mph making a right turn on a paved road, the steering wheel locked. She was unable to control the steering wheel and the brakes also locked. The advanced track light illuminated and there was a noise in the brake area. She tried to control the steering wheel by removing her foot from the accelerator pedal and the brakes also failed to stop the vehicle. The vehicle speed began to accelerate and it suddenly came to a stop. The driver was able to drive to the dealer; however, the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. She is aware of the safety risk including the crash that could have occurred. The current and failure mileages were 50,000.

- Cary,, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 252009


  • 35,800 miles
2007 Ford Expedition el, eddie bauer 4X4 mileage - 35,800 passenger front brake "dragging". caused extremely hot and smoking brake components. -- this could have caused serious brake failure due to brake fluid boiling; possible fire, possible locked/skidding tire and loss of steering control. Full story: Was towing a car on a trailer of about 5000 pounds total weight. Typical driving, South of watkins glen on rt 14 toward interstate, speeds 30-60mph; trailer has fully operational electric brakes. Smelled "hot brakes", pulled over, smoke pouring out of wheel. Pyrometer could not measure rotor temperature - meaning rotor was hotter than 790 degrees F. (I believe the drivers front rotor was about 230F). I also can't say 100% there was not a fire. Jacked it up, it was hard to turn the wheel. When it cooled, the wheel rotated without resistance. Took caliper off, cleaned brake pad contact areas, pistons seemed to press back easily. Did not need brakes on rest of way home and have not towed since -- no problems with brakes since (about 200 miles regular driving). So far stops straight without a shimmy. I plan to replace pads and bleed system unless I find something that suggest problems is more serious. Other people have had identical problems and about same mileage: www.edmunds.com/Ford/expeditionel/2007/consumerreview.html.

- Cobleskill, NY, USA

problem #4

Jun 112009


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. While driving 45 mph on an incline, the brakes failed and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 27,000.

- Crested Butte, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 012009


  • 34,000 miles


We have been having sporadic issues with a grating/grinding/scraping noise and a bucking/jerking with our 35,00mile 2007 Ford Expedition el. No one seems to be able to pinpoint the problem (dealership, of course). I'm sure at 36,001 miles they'll figure it(warranty up). Help. I worry about the safety of my three children, as well as the expense of fixing it. When it occurs longterm (20+ seconds), tapping the brakes seems to release the noise/hang up. You can also feel it in the pedals/floor when it happens. When the car bucks(not always occurring with the noise)- it really bucks. I have pulled over every time to check that I haven't blown a tire because I know I didn't hit a pothole or road debris and just to be safe. It is terrifying.

- Colfax, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 052009


  • 14,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. While driving between 10-15 mph on normal conditions, the contact heard a loud grinding noise when the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle failed to stop. After several attempts, the vehicle finally came to a complete stop. Immediately, the vehicle was parked in the contact's driveway. There were no warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. Roadside assistance was called to the scene and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure recurred, but could not be duplicated by the dealer again. The vehicle has currently been at the authorized dealer for over a week and is under investigation by the engineers. The contact refuses to drive the vehicle until the cause of the failure has been determined and repaired. The failure and current mileages were 14,000.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 032009


  • 28,436 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the brakes failed to operate properly while driving 30 mph. The vehicle did not slow down when the brake pedal was depressed. She had to tap the pedal for approximately 40 seconds in order to stop the vehicle. So far, the failure has only occurred once. The contact feels that this is a safety issue because a serious crash could occur. The current and failure mileages were 28,436.

- San Antino , TX, USA

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