definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,107 miles

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2012 Ford Expedition suspension problems

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2012 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 302013


  • 9,311 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the air bag warning light was continuously illuminated and heard a sound when the wheels were turning. The failure recurred multiple times. The dealer diagnosed that the air bag harness and shocks failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure with the shocks recurred multiple times and were replaced multiple times. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer because she assumed that the vehicle had included the restraint control module and the safety belt minder per the vehicle's owner manual. The contact could not understand why the vehicle had not been beeping as usual to notify her when an occupant was unblocked. The dealer and the manufacturer informed the contact that the rcm had not been manufactured with the vehicle, even though the manual stated that the rcm was included. The dealer then identified that the passenger air bag needed to be replaced and that was what caused the series of beeping sounds. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 9,311.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 182015

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 73,009 miles
Rear suspension failed, and the rear dropped going 45 mph down the road. Changed relays, but the rear is still sagging. The air suspension won't kick on. Car is undriveable.

- Purcell, OK, USA

problem #1

Mar 272014


  • 17,000 miles
While driving the rear air suspension failed abruptly causing the rear of the vehicle to bottom out. The vehicle lost handling ability, could not be driven and had to be towed to the dealer for warranty repair. This is a serious safety issue in that I use the vehicle to tow boats and snowmobile trailers often at highway speed. If the air suspension were to fail while attached to a trailer the tongue will hit the roadway and may be a serious safety issue. I think the suspension should be re-designed to include a set of springs to prevent the suspension from completely bottoming out if the air suspension fails.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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