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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
44,500 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace throttle body (2 reports)
2016 Ford Expedition engine problems

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2016 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

May 132022

Expedition Platinum V6 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles


Needless to say, when I had this problem, there was no codes to read, so after having it hauled to the dealership a couple of times I got on here and researched it and found out all the other people were having the same problem and replacing the throttle body was what they were doing to fix it, I told the mechanics to replace it and low and behold it has solved that problem only to have others!

- Brenda W., Duffield, US

problem #4

Aug 282021

Expedition Platinum V6 Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles

I have a 2016 Platinum Ford Expedition with around 26,000 miles when this problem occurred. Went to crank it one day and it wouldn’t do a thing. Kept trying it and it finally started. It probably cranked for the next 8 times then it wouldn’t do a thing again when push button hit. When it would run, the fan sounded like a jet engine getting ready to lift off. Windshield wipers wouldn’t come on either. Took it to the dealership and they put two used relays on because they couldn’t get new ones, which was fine with me as long as it fixed it. One for the wipers and one for the fan. I thought it was fixed.

Then the fan started to make the loud noise again. I was driving home one night after work and the engine just died. I unfortunately wasn’t going that fast and had a place to get out of traffic. Put it in park and it started back up. Drove for a while, no problems. Then it quit on me going to work. Engine just shut off. Tried to crank but it wouldn’t do anything. No check engine light but several lights flashing in the instrument panel. Had it towed to the dealership again, which cost me $250, and there were no codes or anything when they put it on the machine. I left it there for two weeks and they cranked, drove it about 200 miles, and it cranked every time. Hadn’t died any either. And to beat it all the fan isn’t loud either? I am so sick! This is almost a new vehicle that I paid $66,000 for new! So ready to sell! Don’t know what else to do!

- Brenda W., Duffield, US

problem #3

Sep 022020

Expedition XLT EL 3.5L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

My 2016 Expedition XLT EL with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine suddenly displayed the "Wrench" icon on the dash and the car stalled, with no warning at all. I managed to get it off the side of the road where it was barely running. The engine was shaking very roughly and smelled like strong exhaust. When I realized it would not go any further, I turned the engine off. I immediately restarted the car and it ran perfectly, as if nothing had happened at all.

During this time I was on the phone with my Ford dealer, and he said get it in the shop asap if possible. I did, he kept it a week, and found no codes or any evidence that anything was wrong. He did the 60,000 mile service on the car since it was time, but even after sending the car out with a driver for 100 miles, still found nothing wrong. I've been driving Fords for 50 years and never had anything like this happen.

From the research I've done, it seems like a "LOT" of people are having the exact same problem with their Fords as well. Ford needs to fix this! I need to be able to depend on my vehicle and know it's not going to stall out of the blue!

- Carolyn B., Pecos, TX, US

problem #2

Sep 142018

Expedition XLT 3.7L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

I was leaving a high school football game late on Friday night headed back to DFW. I was on the highway and all of a sudden my Expedition lost all power and the "wrench" warning light came on telling me to "Check manual". I coasted to the side, turned off the ignition and restarted the vehicle. It ran fine for a couple of miles and then did the same thing again. It was late at night and I was in an area where I knew nobody so I found the nearest Ford dealer and thought I would try to get the vehicle there. Luckily there was one about 10 miles away. It took me almost an hour to go the 10 miles as the vehicle would run fine for a little while and then just shut down again. I've been driving 35 years now and have never experienced anything like this before. I was completely baffled at this issue.

After phoning a friend to come get me and drive me the 3 hours home in the middle of the night I researched the issue on the internet the next day. I was appalled to read about the "throttle body" issue in these Fords dating back to the early 2000s. Obviously the same thing has happened to MANY people and for MANY years. My Expedition is only 2 years old. However I read about this issue going back many years and many Ford recalls for this part. Unfortunately, my vehicle hasn't been recalled YET even though it appears this is still an ongoing problem for all Ford trucks and SUVs.

I just spoke to the dealer and my vehicle did have a throttle body problem and needed to be replaced. Ford really needs to fix this issue before somebody gets killed. My vehicle did maintain power steering and brakes somehow which is better than what I read but this is apparently still an issue that shouldn't happen!!

- Keith W., Argyle, TX, US

problem #1

Nov 162017

Expedition Limited Ecoboost V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

engine shuts down while driving. dash says "see manual"

Twice last week my 2016 Expedition shut down and went into "limp home" mode, once while traveling 60 MPH on the highway with my kids. Upon doing some research there is a problem with Ford's throttle body (EBT), which when there is an issue it shuts the power to the engine down, which is exactly what is happening to mine. There is no recall which I can't believe with all of the other complaints out there. I guess I'll have to pay to get it fixed and then hope there is a recall later. But I can't drive it as is.

- Garrick B., Dallas, US

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