really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,800 miles

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2010 Ford Expedition engine problems

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2010 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 102014


  • 54,000 miles


Compressor failed and sent metal shavings throughout entire system. This requires replacement of compressor, receiver dryer, and expansion modules. These parts are on a national back order from form, which indicates this is a massive problem with the vehicle.

- Loveland , OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 032012

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
The failures occurred over a 3 day period. The motor quit while idling for less than 5 minutes in a restaurant parking lot. Initially, it would not even turn over. However, after several attempts it did re-start. The motor stalled again about 90 minutes later while going 30 miles per hour. While coasting, we turned off the main street (with great difficulty) - the power steering, brakes etc. No longer working. It started after many futile attempts. We headed towards a Ford dealership and the motor stalled again, now on a busy freeway - after multiple attempts, while coasting, the motor did restart. That dealership had the vehicle for 24 hours but found nothing. Their comment: "it is running fine now - it is likely electronic - take it to your local dealer". we left the next day for the 240 mile trip home. We were on a major freeway during "rush hour" extremely congested traffic (due to construction) when the motor stalled once again. We had just merged from 2 lanes to 1 and my husband was able to "muscle the vehicle" into the right lane and onto the shoulder. This time, after multiple attempts, nothing. We were stranded on a major freeway with 2 dogs and endless 65 mph traffic flying by. After unloading our dogs into the midst of this dangerous situation, our 2010 Expedition was loaded onto a flatbed truck to be hauled the 65 miles remaining to our home (and the dealership where we purchased the vehicle). After 3 days of diagnostics found nothing, someone at Ford (detroit) suggested the "wiggle-wire" test before, as a last resort, replacing the computer system. With the engine running, the wires were wiggled until one actually stopped the engine. It had been "crimped", as wires were "merged" from many to a few at the factory, eventually causing a short. The stalling engine could easily have resulted in an horrific accident. And, I am not convinced it is truly "fixed".

- Waconia, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 272011


  • 15,400 miles
On Wednesday morning, July 27, 2011, between 8:30 a.M. and 9:00 a.M., I took my 2010 Ford Expedition to the fountain car wash in plano. Upon exiting the car wash tunnel, I shifted the truck from neutral to drive, idled slowly out of the tunnel and around the hairpin turn to head to the back of the building where car wash employees dry vehicles by hand. In the driveway ahead of me was a blue Ford Expedition. Once around the turn, I pressed on the accelerator to move the truck forward. As soon as I pressed the accelerator, the engine raced, I heard the tires skid and the truck lurched forward fast out of my control. I immediately pressed hard on the brake with both feet, but the engine continued to race. My truck was going too fast to stop and it rear-ended the blue truck. After the impact, I immediately put my truck in park, shut off the engine and got out to check on the passengers of the blue truck. The lady driver of the blue truck got out too. I asked the lady driver if she was alright. She opened the back door to her truck and I saw two girls in the back seat. I also asked the lady if her children were okay and she said they were. The lady driver of the blue truck and I went to the back of her truck to look at the damage. The trucks were far enough apart for us to stand between them. Her truck had scratches and the tailgate was dented. The front end of my truck was damaged from the impact and the trailer hitch on the blue truck. As we were looking at the damage, I heard a loud moan coming from the right side of the blue truck. I walked over and saw one of the employees, a lady about my size, on the ground between the blue truck and the curb. Two other employees were trying to help her. At that moment, the manger of the car wash came around the corner toward us and I told him to call 911. The employee was care flighted to the hospital

- Plano, TX, USA

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