pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,045 miles

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2013 Ford Expedition electrical problems

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2013 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 012014


  • 7,500 miles


When wet or rainy conditions persist the front park assist system activates anytime the vehicle drops below the present speed threshold alerting that there is an ┐object┐ present near the sensor. The occurs when the vehicle is started and put in gear when parked or when the vehicle slows for traffic or traffic control devises and no vehicles are present. The system also randomly alerts in clear and dry conditions but this is rare (maybe once a month). This causes a grave safety issue as you are unsure if there could be a small person or animal present in front of the vehicle, the driver must take extra time to exit the vehicle and visually verify that no one has entered the blind spot while stopped or parked. Ford checked the system and stated this is normal and a known issue. They said that they are not sure how to remedy the issue but just to use extra caution. Service history reports are available on this as well as video to show this issue.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 162013

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
2013 Ford Expedition. Consumer writes in regards to false alarm issues with vehicle parking aid module failure. The consumer stated when his wife started the vehicle, the parking aid warning tone was solid and emitted a loud noise, that caused a huge distraction. The consumer stated the failure was intermittent, and the faults codes were not being captured by the computer. The consumer stated once again, there was another intermittent parking aid faulty warning tone. Updated 01/30/14 Ford field service engineer recommended replacing 4 sensors in the front bumper, as well as the driver's keyless entry pad, as it had several led's that were not illuminated. The consumer was not sure, if the problem corrected, because the false warning tones, were intermittent.

- Ketchikan, AK, USA

problem #3

Aug 152013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The throttle is erratic. Sometimes acceleration from a stop is smooth and sometimes its as if the throttle is binding against something. Other times the throttle is depressed and nothing happens until the vehicle suddenly lurches forward. The last episode was pulling into a parking place and the engine suddenly went into idle. I mashed the gas more and more and it suddenly almost lurched over the curb. I have had it to[xxx] in plano Texas on several occasions, even leaving it for several days for them to drive. They changed several items on the transmission, but in the last few days it has worsened(more frequent). There are no error codes, but it is becoming unsafe to drive. I have to leave the car with a parking valet when my wife receives medical treatment and this could be problematic. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 202013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 2,725 miles
While driving at approximately 35 mph we lost all systems including exterior, interior and emergency lights. We were able to stop without going off the road, once we had stopped and put vehicle in park we were unable to get it out of park. We could turn the engine on and off, but still could not get vehicle to come out of park, nor could we get the lighting system to come back on, the only lights that worked were the dash lights. The computer system indicated: 1- tow haul malfunction 2- tire pressure management system light on. Had vehicle towed to Ford dealer. They found several modules lost communication with BCM, reset system, test drove but unable to duplicate or determine what caused the problem. We were in a very dangerous situation as it was dark, we were on a turn in the road and in the center of the road with no emergency lighting.

- Lamoille, NV, USA

problem #1

Nov 292012


  • miles
The gps has not worked properly from day one. I have had it to the dealer on four (4) trips and the problem with the gps has not been corrected. The software is current but it direct one to turn where there is no road and cancels before you reach the site programmed into the gps. I currently have 6000 miles on the vehicle I purchased in November 2012 and no correction of the gps.

- White Stone, VA, USA

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