2017 Ford Expedition Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Fuel system, electrical, engine and powertrain issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

Ford has long been known for creating SUVs that consumers want to drive. The 2017 Ford Expedition is one such model that received a lot of praise. With the additional room and towing capacity, it became a popular family option. Even the automaker claims that the newest models are “built to command.” The truth is that this model has a lot to boast about, but it’s not good. The defective powertrain, malfunctioning engine, faulty electrical system, poor fuel system and broken vehicle speed control are what make this SUV noteworthy.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2017 Ford Expedition

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Service Brakes
28
Power Train
21
Electrical System
19
Unknown Or Other
19
Engine
18
Fuel/propulsion System
13
Service Brakes, Hydraulic
8
Steering
7
Wheels
7
Vehicle Speed Control
7

Powertrain

On a larger SUV such as the Expedition, it’s to be expected that the powertrain will be capable. After all, this vehicle needs to tow a lot during family vacations. What customers find is that this powertrain doesn’t hold up the way it should.

Just look at this complaint left on the NHTSA website. “Car will downshift to 1st gear, engine RPM will go to 8,000 and loss of power. This is a major concern with winter coming on, when one travels on ice or snow and car decides to downshift, guess what, one will wreck!! Has been to two dealerships for a total of 23 days they can’t find anything. No codes are stored. Also from time to time when starting all electrical power will come on but no start. Take key out wait a few minutes then key works.”

There seem to be numerous concerns with the Expedition powertrain. The automaker has released several communications, while not directly related to this incident. One notable service bulletin is #TSB 19-2252. It states that the Expedition, along with the higher end Navigator, might exhibit a grinding noise when in 2WD mode. This is most often heard during acceleration and is caused by a loss of vacuum. To repair the problem, technicians must replace the worn-out vacuum and IWE components. It looks like the Expedition is, in fact, built to command – the service bays for repair.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford Expedition Transmission Problems:

CAR WILL DOWNSHIFT TO 1ST GEAR, ENGINE RPM WILL GO TO 8000, AND LOSS OF POWER. THIS IS A MAJOR CONCERN WITH WINTER COMING ON, WHEN ONE TRAVELS ON ICE OR SNOW AND CAR DECIDES TO DOWNSHIFT, GUESS WHAT, ONE WILL WRECK!! HAS BEEN TO TWO DEALERSHIPS FOR A TOTAL OF 23 DAYS AND THEY CANT FIND ANYTHING. NO CODES ARE STORED. ALSO FROM TIME TO TIME WHEN STARTING ALL ELECTRICAL POWER WILL COME ON BUT NO START. TAKE KEY OUT WAIT A FEW MINUTES THEN KEY WORKS.

DURING ACCELERATION TOWARDS 60MPH- 70MPH THE TRUCK WILL BEGIN TO VIBRATE A LITTLE, THEN THE WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON. AS YOU SETTLE ON A SPEED THE VIBRATION STOPS UNLESS YOU HAVE TO SLOW DOWN TO SPEED BACK UP. ONCE YOU PULL OVER AND TURN THE TRUCK OFF FOR A BIT AND TURN IT ON THE WRENCH DISAPPEARS.

VEHICLE WAS PULLED 3/4 INTO THE GARAGE WITH THE BACK WHEELS ON THE APPROACH OF THE DRIVEWAY. VEHICLE WAS PUT INTO PARK AND SHUT OFF. I RETURNED TO THE GARAGE 10 MINUTES LATER TO FIND THE VEHICLE HAD ROLLED DOWN THE DRIVEWAY, STRIKING A TREE CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. VEHICLE WAS FOUND TO BE IN PARK AND STARTED UP WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS I HAVE NOTICED INCONSISTENCY WITH THE VEHICLE’S SHIFTER WHEN PLACING IT IN PARK. I HAVE SEEN IT GET HUNG UP BETWEEN REVERSE AND PARK. THIS IS A BRAND NEW FLEET VEHICLE WITH 1049 CURRENT MILES.

Engine

Along with the powertrain, owners expect that the engine will not only be potent but also dependable. Again, it’s clear that simply isn’t the case when dealing with this SUV.

One NHTSA user stated, “Vehicle lost power while driving (in motion) on highway. No engine power, loss of steering control. Only 1,400 miles on vehicle from new. Dealer service indicated ground wire broke to PCM power control module. Caused fuse 77 to short open.”

It simply doesn’t make any sense for a vehicle’s engine to cease working after only 1,000 miles. Of course, Ford hasn’t documented this occurrence or anything like it, but they did have another engine problem, exhibited with Service Bulletin #SSM 47376. It says that some engines have a ticking noise coming from the cylinder block area. When this occurs, it usually means that there is a cracked piston skirt. To repair it, they might need to replace the short block. New vehicles shouldn’t face this type of engine repair unless the engineers failed to design a reliable motor. If this is what commanding the competition looks like, it might be better to take the bus.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford Expedition Engine Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 FORD EXPEDITION. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT PULLED OVER, WAITED FOR A WHILE, RESTARTED THE ENGINE, AND WAS ABLE TO DRIVE OFF SAFELY. LATER DURING THE TRIP, THE VEHICLE STALLED AGAIN. THE MOST RECENT FAILURE OCCURRED ON JUNE 26, 2019 AND THE SERVICE VEHICLE WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO MARTY FRANAGE FORD TO BE DIAGNOSED, BUT NO FAILURE CODE WAS FOUND. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. 

MY 2017 FORD EXPEDITION WITH 60,000 MILES, LOSES POWER RANDOMLY, WITHOUT ANY WARNING WHEN DRIVING. I HAVE TO PULL OVER IMMEDIATELY, SHUT IT OFF AND TURN IT BACK ON. FORD DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT SAID IT’S THE THROTTLE BODY AND GASKET.

TRUCK HAS SMELLED LIKE EXHAUST DURING HARD ACCELERATION NUMEROUS TIMES. I HAVE HAD TO LOWER MY WINDOWS TO ALLOW IT TO ESCAPE.

Electrical

What runs everything in a vehicle? The electrical system is in charge of keeping everything working at optimal levels. Whether it is the car’s amenities or the battery, the electrical system is what keeps it all functioning. With the Expedition, a lot is going wrong in this department, which should come as no surprise.

This NHTSA reviewer stated, “Two weeks after purchasing my car, I attempted to start it one morning. I got in the car and proceeded to put my foot on the brake pedal and push to start. When doing that the engine did not start and the lights were flickering. I got out of the car, took the key with me and the lights still flickered on and off. I had to get it jumped to take it to Sun Stare Ford who stated nothing was wrong with the car. I also have issues with the parking aid. I will just be driving (streets or highways) and all of a sudden the parking aid will go off. I am nowhere near any cars. It does it sporadically. It scares me and now I am not sure if when the sensors on the side view mirrors are on if they are correct when attempting to switch lanes. I can’t trust that when I am backing up or parking what the sensors are beeping at. This happens almost every time I drive the vehicle. Again, I took the car to Sun Stare Ford and again no resolution and no explanation. Just laughed and said I don’t know.”

There are more electrical service bulletins than anything else. That indicates that there are numerous issues with this system. Some of the communications discuss trouble with the battery cables, while others talk about issues with the advanced safety aids. No matter which way the automaker attempts to spin it, it’s clear that they didn’t create a reliable and functional SUV. The tagline should be – built to command glitches.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford Expedition Electrical Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 FORD EXPEDITION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ELECTRONIC TOUCH SCREEN MONITOR FAILED TO OPERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER OR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

Fuel/Propulsion

Unless a driver has an electric vehicle, the fuel system is still vital to the daily operation. The Expedition runs on fuel, so this is one area that must also be looked at. Again, it’s evident that Ford didn’t pay close enough attention during the design of this SUV.

Just look at this NHTSA complaint. “Vehicle started running rough going up a highway on ramp. Check engine light came on, pulled over and shut off engine. Restarted engine and it continued to run rough. A couple days later the vehicle stalled while accelerating into an intersection and again the check engine light came on. The electronic throttle body ETB assembly has been replaced by the dealer. I feel this is a safety issue, and it should be covered under a recall.”

Interestingly enough, there isn’t a single service bulletin related to the fuel system. It’s as if everything runs perfectly and there are no needs for repairs. Clearly, Ford isn’t taking into consideration the countless complaints and concerns about how this vehicle runs. It’s an area that demands attention, especially if this SUV plans to command the competition.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford Expedition Fuel System Problems:

2017 FORD EXPEDITION. CAR WAS RUNNING NORMAL, CRUISING AT 45MPH ON CITY STREET, THEN UNEXPECTED LOSS OF THROTTLE, CAUSING IMMEDIATE DECELERATION. ACCELERATOR NO LONGER RESPONDING TO INPUT. WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON; HAD TO COAST TO A STOP WITH TRAFFIC COMING FAST BEHIND ME. SHUT OFF CAR AND RESTARTED IT, AND WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP. DEALER REPLACED FAULTY ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY.

ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS VEHICLE LOST POWER WHILE DRIVING ON FREEWAY, AND “CHECK SERVICE MANUAL” WARNING APPEARED ON DASH. VEHICLE HAD TO BE STOPPED ON FREEWAY AND THEN RESTARTED IN ORDER TO PROCEED. SERVICED BY DEALER; ELECTONIC THROTTLE BODY DETERMINED TO BE DEFECTIVE, AND REPLACED.

Vehicle Speed Control

Modern vehicles come with plenty of advanced systems that make the ride smooth and safe. One such system is the vehicle speed control. When it is working the way it should, everything goes well, but watch out when these systems start to malfunction.

One person contacted the NHTSA to discuss a problem. Here was the report. “The contact leased a 2017 Ford Expedition. While attempting to park the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle began to accelerate independently and crashed into a tree. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a concussion, lacerations to the left shin and bad bruises to the right side of the neck and shoulder. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 25,600.”

As with the fuel system, there is nothing from the Ford camp on this matter either, despite the NHTSA getting involved. It seems strange that the automaker has decided to start ignoring complaints and act like nothing is going on. It creates curiosity about what they plan to command. Are they looking to lead the field in massive failures or uncaring support for its consumers? They seem to excel at both.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Ford Expedition Speed Control Problems:

VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOOSES ENGINE POWER WHILE DRIVING AND GOES INTO SAFE (OR LIMP) MODE. STEPPING ON THE ACCELERATOR DOES NOTHING, IT DOESN’T EVEN REV THE ENGINE, IT’S SIMILAR TO BEING IN NEUTRAL. IT HAS OCCURRED ON 3 SEPARATE OCCASIONS, MONTHS BETWEEN EVENTS – FIRST, WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE ONTO AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY, WE SUDDENLY LOSE ENGINE POWER WHILE ATTEMPTING TO MERGE INTO THE RIGHT LANE OF TRAFFIC. WE FORCED TO SLIDE OVER ONTO THE RIGHT SHOULDER AND STOP. SECOND OCCURRENCE HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING DOWN A CITY STREET. WE SUDDENLY LOSE ENGINE POWER AND ARE FORCED TO TURN ONTO A NEIGHBORHOOD STREET AND COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. THIRD TIME, AGAIN DRIVING DOWN A CITY STREET, SUDDENLY LOSE ENGINE POWER BUT THERE WAS NO WHERE TO PULLOVER OR SIDE STREET TO TURN ONTO. WE FORCED TO STOP THE VEHICLE IN THE MIDDLE ROAD. LUCKILY NO ONE WAS DIRECTLY BEHIND US.

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Complaint Data

CategoryElectrical System, Visibility
DateNov 23, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that there was a burning odor detected inside the vehicle. Additionally, the blower became inoperable. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v648000 (visibility, electrical system) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer was contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect. The failure mileage was approximately 147,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 18, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the instrument panel went blank, and the powertrain malfunction and air bag warning lights illuminated. The vehicle lost motive power and stalled; however, the contact was able to pull over and waited until the vehicle cooled down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed. On another occasion, while driving 50 mph, the vehicle lost motive power and stalled. The contact pulled over, but the vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who stated that an unknown wiring harness needed to be replaced. The transmission was replaced but the failure reoccurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 200,000.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera, Electrical System, Structure:body
DateNov 16, 2022
StateDE
Description
Recalls fixed 11/15/2022 on my 2017 ford expedition. I purchased in march 2018 after picking up my ford from winner ford, dover de yesterday 11/15/2022 I realized my backup camera screen is fuzzy, the stopped working before I even left the premises. In 2022 ford recalled expedition backup carmera camera with distorted screens but not for 2017. I have had 2 batteries. There has to be an electrical problem. My remote start stopped working in 0ctober 2022 after the recalls were fixed but my keyfob can still lock and unlock, my driver power seat does not move when started or turning off, my doors will not lock using the door buttons, when I open my drivers door there's and alarm as if there's a light on or a malfunction. Fordpass sync will not update to the system to newest version and my ford. I have ford connected service on my ford pass app.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 31, 2022
StateDE
Description
Winner ford still doesn't have the part to fix my march 2022 recall of brake master cylinder.
CategoryWheels
DateOct 24, 2022
StateFL
Description
I wanted to have a tire rotation and balance completed at the dealership but they could not do it due to the swelling of the lug nuts. I don't have any way to change my tire in case of a flat along the road or worse, a wheel falling off.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 17, 2022
StateDE
Description
The recall has not been fixed. Winner ford, dover de 19901, still does have the part for the brake master cylinder. The other recall for the fan and blower has been fixed but it went bad last year 2021 and I had it repaired using at winner ford, dover de 19901 and paid 0 deducted using my extended warranty. I inquired today october 17, 2022 at winner ford service department, dover de 19901 to have the 0 refunded. I feel that it should be refunded especially since there is still no remedy and it could go bad again.
CategoryElectrical System, Visibility
DateOct 13, 2022
StateNV
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that the air conditioning and heating systems of the vehicle was not operable. The contact stated that she received recall notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v648000 (visibility, electrical system) on september 2022. However, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer and a second dealer, fallon ford-toyota ( 1351 w williams ave, fallon, nv 89406) were contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 06, 2022
StateGA
Description
We went to local dealer to get remedy on blower motor recall. They found the pig tail on resister that supplies power tot he blower motor was melted. Ford has stated that its not a part of the blower motor recall and wants us to pay for repairs. Seems like the electrical fire would start from the power source giving the motor power.... Ecspecially since ours got so hot apparently it melted this wires together . This issue should be part of that recall.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 27, 2022
StateTX
Description
My brake fluid is low warning light came on and I checked it and my brake fluid was completely empty there was no apparent leaking from anywhere within eye sight. I refilled it and a week later the same thing happened. Then I get a letter in the mail saying there is a recall about leaking break fluid and no dealer ship in my area has any availability within a reasonable amount of time. I have two kids and work full time I cannot go without a vehicle and I do not feel save driving it my breaks stopped working due to the leaking fluid which is fords fault.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 26, 2022
StateVA
Description
We were on family trip and we were going up a hill and out of no where our expedition starting losing power and started to make a rattle noise and luckily we were able to pull off exit where the check engine light came on and almost turned off before we parked … just left me and my husband and my two kids stuck on the side of the road for three hours there was no warning no leaks no indications there was any problems with the vehicle we paid 5 to get it towed to the only place that was taking a vehicle on a saturday they quoted us ,000 that our motor was gone… so we called ford … pay 00 to get it transported to the dealership where we paid ,500 to have a whole new motor built they said it was a fluke accident they don't have a real reason for it to happen our warranty just expired last year we had just had the oil change there before we left so there was no lack of maintenance done to the vehicle then I had to spend 0 to get a rental car to get family home … I have seen where they have recalls on the eco-boost motor for every other vehicle except for expedition my expedition is the eco-boost and believe the issue stems from the eco-boost motor my vehicle was just barely out of powertrain warranty at 69,000 miles…. Also I have received two recalls now for the brake system which I have replaced rotors twice already which may been a part of the recall they're just now sending us and the other recall is for the climate control front blower motor may overheat which I'm not sure if that could cause issues with our engine as well I would just like to have some help with my vehicle
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateSep 26, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulics) however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The dealer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 22, 2022
StateTX
Description
When you accelerate truck . Some time it start flashing engine check light and goes into limp mode as u left of pedal . Engine will start like miss fire no power . It will go back normal after about 20 seconds of. Releasing acceleration. Engine check light will be on unless you go get clear with computer
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Visibility
DateSep 19, 2022
StateIA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v648000 (visibility, electrical system) and 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact stated that while driving at undisclosed speeds, he noticed a burning odor throughout the vehicle and that the wiring harness would only operate if the wiring in the harness was pressed. Additionally, the contact stated that the blower motor failed, and the back-up camera was distorted and was inoperable. The system failed warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for the recall repairs however, a system update and control module was replaced with a temporary part but failed again. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was notified of the failure and the contact was informed that parts were anticipated to be available by the fourth quarter of 2023. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Vin tool confirms parts not unavailable.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling:exhaust System
DateSep 19, 2022
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while starting the vehicle, he heard an abnormal noise. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer however, the mechanic was unable to diagnose the failure and the contact was advised to replace the exhaust system. The vehicle was not repaired and continued to experience the failure. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and was also informed that exhaust system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but continued to experience the failure. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 09, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle, the gear shifter failed to recognize the park(p) gear and the alarm system alerted him that the doors were unable to be locked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission shifter assembly needed to be replaced. The dealer replaced the transmission shifter assembly. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact to file a complaint with the nhtsa hotline. The failure mileage was approximately 28,500.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 08, 2022
StateGA
Description
The throttle body failed, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode while on a stretch of interstate hwy. The engine decelerated from 65 to below 5 mph immediately, causing cars and transfer trucks to have to swerve recklessly to avoid hitting me at full speed. My family was in this auto with me, which makes this even worse. From a quick search on the internet, this is a known problem and there hasn't been a recall. Will someone have to eventually die before ford hales the problem? I now have my expedition in the shop for repair and I'm on the hook for the cost to repair a known problem! Ford, be a responsible company and value your customer's safety!!
CategoryElectrical System, Visibility
DateSep 07, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the a/c turned off independently. The a/c failed to turn on until the contact inadvertently touched a wire underneath the dashboard. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the blower motor resistor was replaced; however, the failure persisted. The contact stated that the a/c was stuck on high and would not turn off or turn down. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v648000 (visibility, electrical system) and associated the recall with the failure; however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The local dealer was not contacted. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 26, 2022
StateIN
Description
At the present I have a vehicle that can not be driven. The low brake fluid alarm and light came. So I stopped purchase some brake fluid and fill the master cylinder up. Not 5 minutes later the alarm goes off and low brake fluid light is on. Now I have no or little brakes. Brake pedal goes straight to the floor. Too dangerous to drive. My vehicle is now in my drive way after another bottle of brake fluid and slowly driving home. Don't know where the fluid is going don't see any on the ground. I was told my vehicle vin # was not included in the recall.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 25, 2022
StateNC
Description
At approximately 100,000 miles our park assist camera began to distort, and over the course of several weeks it finally stopped working. This has not caused any issues so far, but could pose a minor safety risk until it's fixed, as reversing in a large suv like our expedition el leaves much to be desired without a park assist camera.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 25, 2022
StateNC
Description
At roughly 95,000 miles the bearings in the rear differential went bad on our expedition el. We drove it this way for a few months until we could get it properly diagnosed and repaired. It was repaired by stearns ford under our extended warranty (aftermarket) several weeks ago, and has been fine since the rebuild.
CategoryElectrical System, Service Brakes
DateAug 23, 2022
StateDE
Description
Recall on 2017 ford expedition - brake master cylinder. I have had 2 appointments canceled by ford because they do not have the part in. Am I supposed to wait untill I have an accident because all the brake fluid leaked out. The pin number on my driver's side door is not working. The driver's door opens after touching one number.
CategoryEngine And Engine Cooling
DateAug 16, 2022
StateNV
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while accelerating the vehicle from a stop to approximately 30 mph, the vehicle will shudder. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact stated that when the vehicle was parked it would begin to leak coolant. The contact said that the leaking had increased and was visibly pooling under the vehicle. The contact stated that additionally, the steering had begun to jerk to the left or right with no driver input. The contact had taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed. The mechanic could not determine where the leak was coming from. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 16, 2022
StateLA
Description
On 8/15/22 I was driving when all of a sudden my brake pedal went all the way to the floor, the braking system dash light chimed and lit up a warning, and the dash read low brake fluid. I pulled over with almost zero brakes, was able to add a bottle of brake fluid. I was able to limp the car home and when I got there again no brake fluid and all warning lights on again. We added another bottle of brake fluid and let the car sit. After an hour we went back and started the car and got the same warnings. We popped the hood and again zero brake fluid, even though we have added 2 bottles. There was nothing visibly leaking. We were able to get the car a mechanic that verified there is a leak in the master cylinder and it needs to be replaced along with the brake booster. The vehicle is available for inspection. There is a recall on this model truck for the same problem but I was told my vehicle was built 10 days past the date allowed in the recall. Having this happen with no warning was extremely dangerous given that I had almost no braking power. It was a challenge moving the car off the road and back home. I had no indication anything was wrong prior to 8/15/22 until the pedal went to the floor that day. Vehicle has only been inspected by my mechanic.
CategoryWheels
DateAug 10, 2022
StateMO
Description
During routine maintenance the dealer informed me that my vehicle had swollen lug nuts and that all 24 needed to be replaced. This was done on august 10, 2022 at 62340 miles. At least the muffler belt was ok !
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 03, 2022
StateWA
Description
While driving, the vehicle suddenly went into a "limp mode" where it lost almost all power and a power train warning light came on. This happened once on july 14th and then again 5 times on august 2nd, 2002. The car was not drivable after the consecutive incidents so it had to be towed to the dealership. It was determined the throttle body had failed and needed to be replaced and because the car was about 2,500 miles beyond the power train warranty terms the repairs cost 0.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 01, 2022
StateCA
Description
I was driving on a city street and the car suddenly lost power and started to vibrate - the wrench appeared in the display. I was able to coast into a parking lot and bring it to a complete stop. I turned off the car and restarted it and it seemed to run okay. The next day I was driving again and the car suddenly lost power and the wrench came on in the display. I turned on to a side street and turned off the car and restarted it - while driving home it did it again and the wrench came on and the check engine. Had I been driving on the freeway when I lost power it could have been very dangerous if there was not an emergency lane or off ramp. I see other ford owner have reported this similar problem and it was determined to be caused by the electronic throttle body. I am not comfortable driving it and will have it towed to my mechanic to have it fixed. As this appears to be a consistent problem should it be repaired by ford?
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateJul 25, 2022
StateOK
Description
Vehicle was jerking and a wrench illuminated on panel. Was able to get out of traffic to side of road but very dangerous as we had to just coast to safety. Took vehicle to dealership... Code threw for throttle active stuck. This happened on march 23, 2022. Than again on july 23, 2022, was on interstate and wrench illuminated and again stalled. 75 mph traffic and thank goodness we was able to clear traffic to side of road. Limped home. 1st incident mileage was 118395. And second incident 128024. 3
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJul 22, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and confirmed that parts were not yet available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryWheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
DateJul 22, 2022
StateTN
Description
I purchased my ford expedition new in january 2018 and have driven it 40,000 miles. When I took it to wyatt johnson ford yesterday for a routine oil change and tire rotation, I was told that it has "swollen lug nuts." I have extended plus elite new warranty, ultimate titanium plus warranty, and perma plate appearance protection warranty; but was told that the warranties would not cover replacement of the swollen lug nuts. Apparently this is a poor design and ford should redesign the lug nuts and issue a recall.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 20, 2022
StateCA
Description
While driving out of parking lot during a very warm day (100 degrees), a/c blower was on high as normal: 1. A/c blower suddenly stopped working. 2. A smell of something burning became evident inside car 3. Suddenly smoke started coming out of passenger side defroster and a/c vent 4. After passenger exited vehicle, I went to look under passenger glove compartment and discovered a small fire under dash. Tried to douse flames with water bottles, but with no effect. 5. Opened glove compartment box and flames came out of opening immediately. 6. Witnessed a small size soup can and melting plastic fall on passenger floor of dripping fire 7. Fire spread suddenly up into dash and windshield and then cabin 8. Called 911 and fire department arrived within 3-4 minutes. 9. Fire became an inferno and car burnt to the ground
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 19, 2022
StateMN
Description
While driving with two of our younger children, our 18 year old daughter noticed the brake warning light came on and the brakes failed to the point that the pedal had to be depressed completely to the floor to get any braking power, which was considerably diminished. After taking the car in to the mechanic, we learned we needed a new master cylinder and brake booster because the original set was defective. We also then learned of the current related recall for 2016-2017 ford expeditions (nhtsa recall no. 22v-150) yet our vin is somehow inexplicably excluded. We had the repair done (see attached invoice) as otherwise the vehicle was unsafe for driving. We are just grateful that no one was hurt as it was a terrifying experience. The recall needs to be expanded immediately before someone is seriously injured, or worse.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 15, 2022
StateCA
Description
Our car experienced a failed throttle body assembly. While driving our car, the engine would lose power, and the car would start to violently shake. The wrench light would come on the dash. We would have to pull over whether we were on the highway or a city street. Once we turned the car off and back on the wrench light would disappear. We took the car to our mechanic who could not figure out the issue due to no codes. The ford dealership told us the same thing as our mechanic - without a code(s) it would take a lot of time and money to figure out the problem. Finally after several (at least 5 time) scary occurrences of this issue, the engine light came on and gave a code. We fixed the issue on june 23, 2022.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 14, 2022
StateIL
Description
Brake master cylinder began leaking and filled the brake booster with fluid. Vehicle lost all ability to brake while driving down road. Took to dealership as I believe it should be included in existing recall for same issue. They repaired the issue with a new master cylinder and brake booster. But I paid for it as I was told it isn't included in recall.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateJul 07, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while driving approximately 55 mph, the brake warning light illuminated and an alert flashed that brake fluid needed to be added. The contact had to slow the vehicle due to traffic and had to depress the brake pedal nearly to the floorboard to stop the vehicle. The contact drove the vehicle to a dealer who diagnosed that the brake master cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact researched online and related the failure to nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 95,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 06, 2022
StateSC
Description
Brake master cylinder is allowing brake fluid to leak. I almost rear ended someone because out of nowhere, the brake alert light and chime came on, then the brake petal went “soft”and I had to literally had to push ut to the floor for my expedition to stop. It is in the shop now being repaired.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 29, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact upon restarting the vehicle, the warning message 'brake fluid low" was displayed. The contact stated while driving approximately 50 mph, the brake pedal was depressed however, the vehicle failed to respond. The contact depressed the brake pedal all the way to the floorboard and the vehicle responded. The contact drove to her residence. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The contact referenced nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (services brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that they could not assist as the vin was not included in the recall. The manufacturer referred the contact to nhtsa for assistance. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 53,871.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 27, 2022
StateMI
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while driving 55 mph, the brake pedal was depressed but failed to respond and went all the way to the floorboard. The warning message "low brake fluid" was displayed. The vehicle was taken to a local pep boys where the brake fluid was refilled; however, the failure reoccurred while driving an hour later. The contact refilled the brake fluid in the vehicle and was able to drive to her residence. However, the failure reoccurred the next day. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was associated with nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the recall repair was not yet available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 94,121. Vin tool confirms parts not available.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 21, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while driving 30-35 mph, the brake warning light illuminated. The contact continued driving. The contact stated that upon depressing the brake pedal to make a turn, the brake pedal failed to respond. The contact depressed the brake pedal all the way to the floorboard before the vehicle responded. The contact was able to drive to his residence. Upon opening the hood to determine the cause of the failure, the contact noticed that there was no brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was associated with nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a case was opened. The manufacturer referred the contact to nhtsa. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 20, 2022
StateFL
Description
Brake master cylinder leak fluid into booster there is a campaign number, 22v150000 and the recall number is 22s11
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 20, 2022
StateWI
Description
Recently my wife was driving our grandchildren to school. She put here foot on the brake petal and it went to the floor. She got an alarm on her dash about low brake fluid and loss of brakes. She was able to get he car stopped. We had the vehicle towed to our ford dealer. They replaced the master brake cylinder and the booster assembly. We now see that there is a recall for 2017 ford expedition for exactly this problem. The recall is nhtsa recall number 20v-332. The ford dealer is telling us this recall is not for our car when we experienced this exact same problem as outlined in this recall.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 14, 2022
StateTX
Description
Exactly as specified in the recall. I first heard a tone, followed by brake failure warning light, then another brake failure light. Luckily I was parking almost immediately and braking was spongy. After turning off the vehicle and trying to restart, upon pressing the brake petal it went completely to the floor rendering me completely stranded. Vehicle did start. Wrecker was called. There was no visible brake fluid leakage on the car or the pavement.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 13, 2022
StateAL
Description
Left home for work and low brake fluid light came on. Went to nearby part store purchased brake fluid. Filled reservoir. Drove about 2 miles light came back on. Pulled over to check and reservoir was completely empty. No visible sign of leak. Had to coast to a slow roll and pull emergency brake to stop.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJun 02, 2022
StateUT
Description
Throttle body and motor assembly failed at only 33,000 miles. Vehicle suddenly lost power and wrench light immediately illuminated on the dash. Vehicle had to be towed to local ford dealership for repair. This created a very dangerous situation as the vehicle was currently being operated on a congested interstate on-ramp entering the highway with a very narrow shoulder / emergency lane. A vehicle accident & fatality could have easily occurred given this dangerous situation. Unfortunately this throttle body mechanical failure is a very common issue across many ford vehicle platforms and the nhtsa has done the american consumer a disservice by allowing ford to continue repairing these vehicles only when the throttle body unit fails. Instead the nhsta should be forcing ford to pre-emptively recall these vehicles and replace the faulty throttle bodies before more unnecessary fatalities occur.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateJun 02, 2022
StateIN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal to stop the vehicle, the pedal extended to the floor causing the stopping distance to be extended. The brake fluid warning light was illuminated. After adding brake fluid to the vehicle, moments later the warning light illuminated again. The contact stated there was no evidence of a brake fluid leak. The cause of the failure was not determined. The manufacturer and local dealer were not yet contacted. After performing a vin search, the contact became aware that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 22v150000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact indicated that the vehicle had experienced the failure listed in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 111,000.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMay 20, 2022
StateMI
Description
Vehicle will lose all power and acceleration. Must pull the vehicle over to the side of the road. Turn vehicle back on and it works fine. This happens intermittently but consistently keeps happening. Code from vehicle states electronic throttle body issue
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateMay 05, 2022
StateCA
Description
While attempting to accelerate, was not able to. Vehicle lost all power. Had to pull over and turn vehicle off and then back on. Happened twice in about 15 minutes. This is the 3rd time in 2 years this has occurred. Brought into repair facility and the issue is the throttle body.
CategoryWheels
DateApr 25, 2022
StateDE
Description
Ford makes a 2 part faulty lugnuts which warps and can cause separation and consequently an accident! I was told at my last oil change january 2022 that I'd need to pay to have the lug nuts changed but they'd put the same. Or I can buy after market lug nuts which is 1 whole part and pay to replace all of them.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 24, 2022
StateCA
Description
The apim stopped working as in all ford models with ford sync do. It is a safety hazard do to the driver not being able use the blue tooth sync for the phone, with out it working the driver has to use hands on the phone, creating a safety hazard and breaking a driving law.
CategoryWheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
DateMar 24, 2022
StateDE
Description
Recall # 22v150 for brake master cylinder may leak fluid into booster. Also ford's 2 part lug nuts warp and there should be a recall I already have 2 lugnuts in my back rare passenger tire.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic
DateMar 23, 2022
StateUT
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that while the vehicle was at an independent mechanic for an exhaust manifold leak, the mechanic informed her that the brake master cylinder was also leaking fluid. The independent mechanic replaced the brake master cylinder and brake booster. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but informed the contact that there was no recall associated with the vin. The failure mileage was 91,818.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 22, 2022
StateFL
Description
Breaks failed due to master cylinder failure. Had repaired locally as car barely made repairs shop blocks away after adding break fluid. Was told since I did not use authorized ford facility I could not be reimbursed for repairs. I see a recall was issued for my model year but no recall for my vehicle. It had same problem. If a forced refund is possible I'd be interested. This was in 2019 but still have 3 invoice.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 10, 2022
StateTX
Description
Loss of power, no throttle response while driving. Happens when the throttle is advanced at a faster pace like taking off from a traffic light. I get the "see manual" message and the wrench symbol. Turning off and then turning back on the vehicle clears the fault. Known problem with the throttle body..... Can you say recall?
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 06, 2022
StateNC
Description
Backup camera loses connection, does not show image, or is grossly distorted, flashes on screen. Cannot safely use backup camera when backing up. Problem looks identical to the picture below which is from a recalled mustang.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera
DateFeb 25, 2022
StateMO
Description
Back up camera- works intermittently. It becomes blurry, fuzzy, multi colored lines, and sometimes goes blank. Can cause issues with backing into a pedestrian or other obstacle. It has not been reproduced or confirmed by dealer because of intermittent frequency. Has not been inspected either due to intermittent frequency. Took it to dealer to have it looked at, they said there was nothing they could do because of no recall issued on that specific vehicle.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 23, 2022
StateNY
Description
September 2021 vehicle back up camera not functioning properly and loud knocking noise coming from rear interior. Video display is cloudy and not capturing rear outside picture at all
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 12, 2022
StateMO
Description
Phone and bluetooth are inoperable, as well as usb and auxiliary are inoperable. This presents a danger as the apim controls a number of functions on the vehicle that could also become safety threat such as relying on the back up camera which has also presented intermittent issues.
CategoryWheels
DateFeb 12, 2022
StateFL
Description
Getting tires change and lug nuts are swollen. I heard this is a very common problem and now needs to be replaced.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateFeb 11, 2022
StateNC
Description
I was driving the vehicle and it suddenly lost all engine power. The car was still on and running but slowed down to idle speed and was almost rear ended. I was barely able to get it over to the side street where I turned it off and then back on. And it ran like usual and I drove it back home, I was only a mile away. After further research it seems this is a known issue with the throttle body on these vehicles.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateLA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated while driving 70 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated. The contact safely pulled over to the side of the roadway and there was a knocking sound coming from the engine. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to the nhtsa for assistance. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 05, 2022
StateOH
Description
Loss of power brake assist. Warnings appear peddle get hard still have braking. Can leave car sit not running or still be driving and system resets self. Still have fluid in master cylinder. This has happened twice.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateJan 25, 2022
StateCA
Description
I was in an accident where I rear ended the vehicle in front of me and sustained a lot of damage. My my airbag light came on but the airbags failed to deploy. The seatbelt tightened upon first impact and then as I was thrown foward it released and threw me into my steering wheel and did not tighten again
CategoryWheels
DateJan 19, 2022
StateTX
Description
Unable to change tire because of swollen lug nuts: the nominal size socket is too small and the next size up is too large. Had to have vehicle towed to a shop to get the lug nuts removed.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 02, 2021
StateCA
Description
Backup camera displays video while drive forward. Almost like having a tv in front seat. Dealer can not recreate. Happened intermittently. Also goes blank and fuzzy intermittently which there is recall for on 2019 and 2020 models.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 13, 2021
StateVA
Description
My expedition was set to 45 mph via cruise control in a work zone, at night, on the chesapeake bay bridge tunnel. While in the first tunnel in the northbound lane with 2 way traffic, I heard a slight pop, then rough running feeling and completely lost acceleration. The power train wrench warning light came on. Since I was on an incline in the tunnel with no way to pull over and the vehicle was going forward at a snail's pace, I decided to continue as far as I could since it was the safest thing to do for all drivers in the tunnel. The expedition finally crept out of the tunnel and I was able to pull off to the side to let traffic pass. As soon as we had cell phone service, I had my daughter call the chesapeake bay bridge tunnel to let them know that we were disabled and in need of assistance. I decided to see what would happen if I turned the vehicle off and restarted. Everything reset and I had power, but for how long? The cbbt police agreed that the safest course of action for all vehicles on the road was to tow my vehicle to the other side as it is dangerous to breakdown on the cbbt, especially in one of the tunnels. I was able to drive home after the tow. However, the following day, I tried to drive it again and it did the same: ran rough, wrench sign, no pop that time, total loss of acceleration. Restarted and made it back home. My husband tested it a few days later after re-cleaning battery cable terminals that had been corroded before we replaced the factory battery, and it did the same thing with him on the highway! If we had been trying to get into traffic, turn where we had to cross traffic or any number of other situations and the expedition lost power like that, the outcome could be deadly. The cbbt would have records since they towed me and wrote the vin down.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Camera System
DateOct 20, 2021
StateMS
Description
Backup camera is intermittently distorted. The ac fan goes off and you have to wiggle a connector under the passenger side dash to get it back on.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 14, 2021
StateGA
Description
Vehicle has 124,058 miles. On this date - oct 14, 2021, brake pedal got soft, audio and visual warning saying low brake fluid level. Luckily was just slowly pulling into driveway after driving at 55-60 on us 341. Checked brake fluid level. It was indeed very low. Added dot4 fluid. Drove vehicle slowly in back area and depressed brake pedal several times. Pedal still not quite right. Thought maybe had air in lines. But soon audio/visual warning came on. Checked brake fluid level. Low again. Looked underneath for any obvious leaks - none. Check fire wall - nothing. So assumed fluid was going in to booster. Looked on internet and found other complaints just like this. This is extremely dangerous. Has anyone been killed yet? The brake parts need to be built like aircraft parts.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 12, 2021
StateIN
Description
while driving today my vehicle lost power and went into limp mode. The warning wrench came on. This is very dangerous, especially on the freeway. There is no where to get off and the vehicle slows to a stop in the middle of traffic. I turned the vehicle off and restarted it to reset the warning. I did get home, very bad situation in the middle of traffic without any warning.
CategoryEngine, Engine And Engine Cooling:exhaust System
DateOct 11, 2021
StatePA
Description
Exhaust manifold bolts are breaking causing an exhaust leak and poor emissions. This is a known problem with the eco-boost motor many complaints, ford does have an update they know the problem is exists and they will not repair it when the car is slightly out of warranty.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 11, 2021
StateCO
Description
Throttle body failed and vehicle unexpectedly lost power while driving home from the airport at night. I did not initially realize it went into limp mode. The wrench light illuminated on the dash and I had to stop in the travel lane of a busy 45 mph street. I could not pull to the shoulder due to traffic. Other motorists were visibly angry and honking at me. After a little time I tried putting the vehicle in park, shutting it off and tried starting it again. It started with no issue and then died again a few blocks later, fortunately that time it was in a better location with no traffic. I took the vehicle to a ford dealer the following morning, where I already had an appointment for preventative maintenance including new coolant and spark plugs. I suspected the throttle body failed after researching the issue and found a history of similar problems with other ford products. The dealership also diagnosed a throttle body failure and charged me for a repair, which involved replacing the throttle body assembly. It is my understanding that ford has extended warranty coverage on other models and that there may have been a recall campaign involving other models. My 2017 ford expedition xlt appears to have had the same issue. This problem could have been extremely dangerous if it happened on the highway or if a less experienced driver was operating the vehicle. The failure was sudden and unexpected.
CategoryElectrical System, Equipment:appliance:air Conditioner
DateSep 02, 2021
StateOH
Description
Shortly after the car was started and while still parked, a foul smell was detected and black smoke observed coming from the air vents. The vehicle was then turned off however within minutes of safely exiting all passengers from the vehicle, flames came out towards the passenger seat from underneath the glove box. An unsuccessful attempt was made to smother the flames with large wet towels before being successfully put out with the fire extinguisher. 911 was called and the fire department suspected the cause of the fire was the hvac motor blower. The battery was disconnected and the car towed to the dealership where it has been for the past week. As of yesterday, according to the dealer, the source of the fire is thought to be a short circuit in the hvac motor blower. The insurance is awaiting the fire report at this point.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 26, 2021
StateFL
Description
Brake failed in parking lot and vehicle crashed into another car. A low brake fluid light came on and very shortly (1 minute) after the brake failed completed. Vehicle was serviced at dealer two months ago. Contacted ford corporate and ford dealer. Ford corporate said there is nothing they can do. Ford dealer unresponsive. This is a major safety issue. I have never heard of real issues with complete brake failure on a newer car. Very dangerous.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control:throttle
DateAug 25, 2021
StateTX
Description
The electronic throttle body gets stuck closed. The engine stalls or goes into limp mode. At highway speed I then have to try and navigate a dead car to the shoulder or am stuck in the middle lane with cars going past at 70+ mph. This is a known defect in fords engine and other years/models are recalled. 2017 ford expedition needs to be added immediately. This is dangerous.
CategoryStructure:body:door
DateAug 24, 2021
StateMA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that moisture would leak into all four doors of his vehicle after inclement. Due to the failure, the doors were unable to unlock or open during the winter as moisture would freeze in between the doors. The dealer was initially notified of the failure and referred him to the manufacturer for assistance. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred him to nhtsa to file a complaint. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 19,000
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateAug 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
Brake master cylinder failed causing brake fluid in the brake booster and little to no breaking at freeway speeds. There is a current recall on same model year f150 with the same 3. 5l eco boost engine manufactured out of the same plant as our expedition. Took off the master cylinder and the brake booster was filled with brake fluid. Suv has aprox 67k miles.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateAug 11, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The brake system went out while driving my 2017 ford expedition on the freeway. The warning light came on indicating low brake fluid. Was able to slowly make it to the nearest service station, as brakes completely failed, pedal to the floor. After some research there is a recall on the master brake cylinder and brake booster system on the f150 ecoboost. Nhtsa campaign number: 20v-332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20s31. The my expedition has they same issue . The f150 and expedition are the same under the hood. The vehicle is safety hazard due to this issue.
CategoryBack Over Prevention
DateAug 10, 2021
StateTX
Description
Rear-view cameras it is available for inspection. It has been reproduced by gullo ford dealership in conroe, tx. They finally replaced it in 2020 but it continues to black out monthly for periods of time. As far as I know only the dealer has looked at it. No warning it just goes black or distorted. Invoices, letter to ford, etc. Available but I don't know how to upload. Continuing problems we have had with the [xxx] back-up camera and why its not covered now by warranty. Over the 42 months from basically inception we have had the truck up there at least 6 times to have it looked at and repaired, it still goes off for weeks at a time even though they said they replaced it the last time. Well it still doesn't work. The rear-view cameras have been out of service probably 25% of the time we have owned it (42 months). To me, this is a major safety issue. We are grandparents with alot of kids in neighborhood. You can't see out the back of an expedition clearly without the camera. We also see ford has recalled your 2020 similar models for the same problem. The rear-cameras are not working now. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryWheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
DateJul 25, 2021
StateNC
Description
When I recently got tires rotated my vendor (not the car manufacturer) informed me there are known problems with lug nuts on ford expeditions; that apparently something about two-layer metal causing swelling and difficulty for tire repair shops to effectively remove them which causes (to a degree) stripping of them. Tire shop employee informed me and also showed me the result after they rotated and you can tell there is an issue.
CategorySuspension:rear:shock Absorber
DateJul 23, 2021
StateCA
Description
The rear shocks/struts have each failed twice so far. I have had both replaced once, and the rear passenger side replaced through ford. I am being told by el cajon ford the rear driver's side needs to be replaced again (and the passenger side also because they are supposed to be changed at the same time. I have the platinum warranty for ford, which covers the macpherson strut (which is what my vehicle has on the rear, it does not have individual shocks). I have had the vehicle less than 4 years, and am looking at putting the 5th set of shocks on the vehicle. For clarification, the macpherson strut has a shock as part of its assembly. It is not a separate unit, it is a component of the macpherson strut.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 20, 2021
StateCA
Description
Breakfast fluid leaking, brake fluid light on. Found brake master cylinder leaking inside of brake booster.
CategoryService Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateJul 09, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Brakes failed while driving. Mechanics found all brake fluid leaked internally from master cylinder into the brake booster. I have another ford vehicle that was recalled for this exact problem in 2017.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateJul 07, 2021
StateMI
Description
Car stops accelerating at various speeds on numerous occasions, and cannot get vehicle to propel. No propulsion occurs. Must bring vehicle to complete stop, turn off, and turn back before it will accelerate. Large wrench appears on screen, but disappears after the car is restarted. Safety issue because you cannot maintain speed or accelerate, was almost rear-ended and created potential accident trying to pull vehicle over. Took two visits to the authorized dealer to diagnose the problem as their was no "code" apparent to dealer, and was almost rear ended in between those visits. Vehicle owner quickly googled problem and noticed that n. Carolina consumers council had successfully petitioned nhtsa for this issue on other fords, but that recall appears not to have included these expeditions. Dealer replaced the throttle body.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateJun 14, 2021
StateTX
Description
Wife started car. Pushed on the brake to put it in gear. Brake pedal went to floor. Checked master cylinder. Cylinder was completely empty. Brake fluid leaked past seals in master cylinder into the brake booster, then got sucked into engine and burned. No warning lights came on at all.. Luckily wife was at the pool down the road from our house when it happened. She drove 5 mph back to the house. A four year car should not have a faulty brake master cylinder. Master cylinders should last for at least 10 years. Ford has a major problem brewing.
CategoryWheels
DateJun 02, 2021
StateSC
Description
During a recent routine mileage based tire rotation and balance at an independent service center , the technician had difficulty placing the socket onto the lug nuts to remove them. He had to tap the socket wrench with a hammer to get the socket onto the nut. Tech illustrated where the lug nuts had swollen and he had seen this on other ford vehicles. This factory lug nut is a 2-part assembly and swells over time to the point where a standard and factory supplied socket on the vehicle would not work properly if there was a situation where the tire needed to be changed . Ie.. A flat on the side of the highway. This vehicle is less than 5 yrs. Old... I purchased a complete new set of 24 lug nuts before leaving. A true safety issue of one being able to use the vehicle equipment to safely remove and replace a tire without concern over whether the socket will fit the lug nuts and removing the lug nuts from the socket. I have opened a case with ford.
CategoryService Brakes, Service Brakes, Hydraulic:foundation Components:master Cylinder
DateMay 01, 2021
StateTX
Description
Total brake failure while backing up , almost hit another vehicle, shifted to forward to avoid accident , loss of brake fluid in master cylinder to brake booster. Exact symptoms as recall 20s31 with 2014 to 2017 f150. The expedition is on af150 chassis . According to dealer not under recall but probably should be. Out of warranty. Repaired on my dime. Replaced master cylinder and cleaned booster. Vehicle was in motion at time of incident. Just glad I wasn't on the boat ramp or highway
CategoryTires
DateApr 22, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition equipped with cooper tires, tire line: evolution h/t, tire size: 275/65/r18, dot number(s): utyj1j94120, utyj1j93720, utyj1j93320. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 21t002000 (tires). Discount tire (7920 w bell rd, glendale, az 85308) was made aware of the issue however, the contact's wife was informed that the tires were not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateApr 21, 2021
StateNJ
Description
I was driving the suv and all of a sudden the engine seemed to shake, the rpm's went up and the car would not accelerate. This was on a busy road and thank god I was able to pull over safety. The suv was not able to move and was towed to the ford dealer. I was told the throttle body physically looked good but the electronic in it was dysfunctional and it would need to be replaced. The cost was 755. 93. This is 2017 ford expedition. Crazy and unsafe, what interesting was the service tech asked if I cleared the code p2112 from the obc. I said no I don't know how to do this. He told me then the car cleared the code so maybe that why it can happen over and over again. The was a history of p2112 but no active code. Interesting - safety problem
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control:throttle
DateFeb 27, 2021
StateUT
Description
When driving at different speeds the throttle body randomly and immediately closes to idle without warning. This happened 4 times before it was replaced. It has been fine since.
CategoryAir Bags, Seats
DateFeb 18, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that while at a complete stop at a red light, a vehicle driving at 60 mph failed to yield at the red light and crashed into the rear of the vehicle. Pushing the contacts vehicle into the vehicle in front. The driver's and front passenger air bag failed to deploy. The contact also advised that the driver's and the front passenger seat moved back wards independently when the contacts vehicle crashed into the vehicle in front. The contacts head hit the steering wheel caused injury to head, right cheek bone, neck, elbow, and back. The front passenger suffered injuries to the shoulder, neck, elbow, right arm, and back. The police department was present and the fire department was also present. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 102,057. *dt*jb
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control:throttle
DateJan 26, 2021
StateAZ
Description
I was driving to a scheduled appointment with our local ford dealership for another issue which needed correcting when all of a sudden the vehicle would not accelerate. The cars engine was still running but no acceleration. I managed to get off the road, without being hit, and continued to the dealership. I let them know what had happened but they blamed the incident on a bad battery and I thought the issue was fixed. This is where the issue becomes catastrophic in my opinion. On november 1, 2020 my wife and two friends were in the vehicle and heading out of town. We live in a mountainous part of arizona. Fortunately we were on a fairly level stretch and in the right lane. The vehicle's accelerator again failed to function. We pulled off the road to the shoulder. Turned off the engine, restarted the car and turned around and went back home, about a 120 mile detour. We called the dealership to have them do a diagnostic. They determined it to be a failed throttle body sensor. This incident could have turned out much worse. Had we been passing a truck, caught in the left lane and on a steep grade with no acceleration, who knows the outcome. I contacted ford for them to reimburse me for the cost of the throttle body repair/replacement. They did cover that cost, but I also asked them to give me an assurance the replacement part would not do the same failure after so many miles. By the way our vehicle only had 55k miles when this happened. I have since learned from the dealership that this failure (bad sensor) occurs with frequency in similar vehicles. If the failure occurred in the scenario I mentioned above, who would know it was the throttle body sensor that failed, rather than a driver error. It is a failure that could be catastrophic, and probably has been without consequences. I asked ford why this wasn't a recall action, no response. Where is the nhtsa?
CategoryPower Train
DateJan 12, 2021
StateGA
Description
I was driving down the road and all of a sudden when I pressed the gas it was not working and so I used the brake to pull over. The wrench light came on. When parked car started shaking/grambling sound. Everything else working but the gas pedal did not go when pressed. Turned car back on and wrench light appear and car drives.
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 23, 2020
StateIL
Description
While driving the transmission cooler line failed and broke in half causing all the fluid to pump out of transmission immediately and caused the vehicle to stop moving on a very busy fast moving road. Vehicle has only 34000 miles on it and has been serviced only by ford. Ford tells us the transmission now needs to be replaced at our cost and is not coved under their powertrain warranty. After inspecting the transmission line the entire dealership agrees that it was a defective part.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateOct 14, 2020
StateFL
Description
The headlights are not bright enough to light up the road, you have to use the brights which is unkind for oncoming traffic.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control:throttle
DateOct 07, 2020
StateCO
Description
While driving the 2017 expedition el on a local street, the engine suffered an extreme reduction in power and limited speed to only 5 mph. After taking the vehicle into the dealer, it was determined the it was a failure of the throttle body.
CategoryEquipment:appliance:air Conditioner
DateOct 03, 2020
StateCA
Description
Electrical fire under the glove box. Car was destroyed
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control:throttle
DateSep 20, 2020
StateCA
Description
Started vehicle 2017 ford expedition el limited in morning 9/19/20 idle very heavy engine shook violently no throttle at all placed gas pedal to floor nothing. Ran diagnostics came back as p2112 throttle actuator control stuck closed. Unplugged wiring erased code. And worked fine. I drove it 4 miles throttle stuck closed while driving through busy intersection. Pulled off to side. Unplugged sensor again and car limped back home top speed 40mph. No warning signs previous to this and my warranty just expired 2,000 miles ago. Vehicle has 102,000 miles on it. This is a manufacturer's defect and could have ended very badly. Vehicle dash now has check engine light with a wrench also.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 15, 2020
StateUT
Description
Without warning engine quickly slows to idle, runs rough, and / or dies. Wrench is displayed on dash & note to see manual / dealer. Code = p2112 = throttle body stuck. Turning off engine and then back on again - it works again. Happened 4 times in past week in various places while driving so stopped driving car until fixed. Very scary!
CategoryPower Train
DateSep 15, 2020
StateUT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that while he and his wife were driving, the vehicle stalled. The wrench icon illuminated just before the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the vehicle restarted after the vehicle was turned off. The failure recurred. The dealer was not called. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and referred the contact to the nhtsa. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000. The vin was not provided.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 10, 2020
StateSC
Description
The brake system went out while driving my 2017 ford expedition. The warning light came on indicating low brake fluid. I called ford about the issue to which they told the issue was not covered under the warranty. After some research there is a recall on the master brake cylinder and brake booster system on the f150 ecoboost. Nhtsa campaign number: 20v-332. Ford's reference number for this recall is 20s31. The my expedition has they same issue . The f150 and expedition are the same under the hood. The vehicle is safety hazard due to this issue.
CategoryEquipment:appliance:air Conditioner
DateSep 06, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Front blower motor working intermittently while in motion as well as stationary. Wire was hot to touch.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 21, 2020
StateCA
Description
Started car, apply brake to shift into gear. All of the sudden, the brake pedal went straight to the floor and the low brake fluid light came on and the car started to roll so I applied the emergency brake to stop the vehicle. And put back into park.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 09, 2020
StateAZ
Description
Truck started turning off while driving not marking anything in dashboard for 3 days. Then days after it turned off again but the engine light turned on. Now it's sitting in my garage because I took some parts apart to see the problem. My dashboard now marks 'check engine ' 'p2112'.
CategoryWheels:lugs/nuts/bolts
DateJul 22, 2020
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to for maintenance however, it was difficult to remove the lug nuts. The contact stated that the lug nuts were swollen. The lug nuts were removed and replaced with a new improved set of lug nuts. Green ford (3800 w wendover ave, greensboro, nc 27407, (336) 292-8310) was contacted and the contact was informed that the lug nuts were not covered under warranty. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.
CategorySteering
DateJul 11, 2020
StateGA
Description
While driving without warning a steering assist fault popped up and I was un able to steer my expedition at 70 miles an hour now I am stuck and have get it towed after it almost caused me to wreck I've looked it up and it's a very common problem so was shock to find that it is not a recall it's going to kill someone
CategoryVehicle Speed Control:throttle:actuator/stepper Motor
DateJul 08, 2020
StateNC
Description
While getting on interstate my 2017 expedition el 4x4 was shifting and coming up to highway speed , when it seemed to run rough and felt like it missed a shift. I let off gas pedal, engine roughness temporarily went away. Now I'm getting closer to getting on highway , applied gas again and engine got rough running again and tool symbol appeared on dash . I lost all acceleration and power to wheels while trying to enter an interstate. Very dangerous and life threatening if I did not have a long shoulder to pull off on. Pulled over stopped engine. Let sit for 5 or so mins. Started up and tool symbol was gone. Got on highway up to speed this time then same thing happened again. Rough running , lost all power to wheels, tool symbol appeared again but got the check engine light this time. Luckily I was passing an exit and had time to get off interstate 77 before I got run over from behind. Stopped n restarted. Got truck to my mechanic and they pulled a throttle body code on the truck. I had them reset code to see if it happens again because I have an ally extended warranty which we'll see how using that goes. I am driving truck with less issues trying to get code to appear again to take to dealer for a fix. Have gotten the tool light to come on 2x but no check engine yet.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 23, 2020
StateCO
Description
Automatic running boards came down when door open, as usual. They then went right back up and pinned my dogs front paws, legs between running board and car frame. Vehicle was stationary, in my driveway. I had to pull my dogs paws/legs out physically. Obviously painful. On the ring video that captured this you can hear my dog whining and struggling. I was told they see this consistently and the manual states owner is responsible. This malfunction is dangerous and cased injury, yet it is seen consistently per auto service tech at dealership. What if it had been my 88 year old mother? This could very well lead to her death at her age, had she been the one injured. Never made aware of issue at time of sale. I believe this malfunction is dangerous. And to be told they see this consistently, why is not made a more important issue? In this case the injury was to an animal. It could have been a child or as stated, my 88 year old mother. The undercarriage is cleaned every time it is washed. *tr
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMay 28, 2020
StateFL
Description
Sitting at drive up atm vehicle in park engine running, after business transaction placed right foot on brake and moved vehicle from park to drive and instant independent full acceleration occurred. Brakes had no effect in slowing vehicle. Approximately eight seconds later crashed into vehicle on busy highway my vehicle front end totaled. Steering column collapsed, steering wheel bent, left area of firewall pushed in.. No airbags deployed.. Put seat and shoulder belts kept injures to minor contusions and bruises. *bf*tr*jb
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 23, 2020
StateOH
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that while in the drive way the contact started the vehicle and depressed the brake pedal to place the gear shifter into drive and without warning the brake pedal went to the floor. The vehicle was towed to sarasota ford located at (707 s washington blvd, sarasota, fl 34236, (941) 366-3673, where it was diagnosed and determined that the brake booster needed to be replaced. The repair was still pending. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but no further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was approximately 54,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryEquipment:appliance:air Conditioner
DateFeb 25, 2020
StateMD
Description
Problem occurred when vehicle was in motion and stopped. A/c blower motor stopped working after 2. 5-3 years. When going to check, area was extremely hot to the touch. Took to dealer and they replaced the blower motor. Seems to me that this shouldn't occur on such a young vehicle (under 55k). Could have started a fire. Additionally, the rear a/c unit over the 3rd row seat went bad. Total cost to repair 00.
CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 20, 2020
StateAR
Description
When driving my ford expedition would automatically downshift with no warning at high speeds. When doing 55mph it downshifted, and threw me the driver almost into the stirring wheel. At another time it threw my 11 year old son into the dash. It felt like you was getting rear ended with a bad case of whiplash.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateTX
Description
Vehicle was 18 months old, manufactured in july 2017, issue arose is december 2019. The power steering went out. We were told it was due to a corroded positive battery cable. We bought a warranty but the repairs were not covered by the warranty because it is considered a "maintenance issue." the repairs cost about

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CategoryPower Train
DateFeb 13, 2020
StateAR
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle would automatically downshift and stall when travelling on the highway at 70 mph. The dealer diagnosed that the issue was due to the transmission lead frame and recommended a replacement. The sudden downshift causes the contact's body to slam into the steering wheel and console. There are currently no recalls on the vehicle. The contact would be taking the vehicle to the shop for repairs. Manufacturer has not yet been contacted. The failure mileage was 80,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJan 27, 2020
StateTN
Description
Frontal crash with considerable damage to the vehicle. Appears air bags attempted to deploy as cab filled with gas at impact, and deployment sites appear damaged (melted, burned, etc), but no bag deployment. This was the result of vehicle 1 crossing path of 2 while both traveling in the same direction at 65+ mph on I-285 in atlanta,ga, until driver 1 fell asleep failing to maintain their lane crossing in front of and impacting vehicle 2.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Wheels
DateJan 12, 2020
StateCA
Description
Exiting the 215 northbound, we stopped and parked at a store. While parked the indicator light came on for low tire pressure. I did not pay that much attention because the car indicator light has come on before and the car had recently had its routine maintenance check. When driving was resumed the car began to wobble. Assuming we had a flat, we attempted to drive to a more illuminated area to inspect the car and call road side services. The car at this point was beginning to decelerate almost to a stop so I inched car onto an unpaved area. I assumed the car's slowing and stopping on its own was a safety feature. As I pulled to the side of an unpaved city road, I had my foot on the brake but not in the parking gear. The car was stationary as my sister exited the car and to inspect the tires. The right rear passenger tire was fully deflated. My two daughters were about to get out of the car so had unfastened their seatbelts. This is when the car made a quick sudden jerk forward, I pressed my foot on brake to make sure the car was at a complete stop and that was when it felt like a force had pushed the car to top speed, an sudden unintended and forceful acceleration. I attempted to brake but I had no control. I was trying to avoid hitting the pole, but also had no control over the steering wheel. The car collided with a water valve/pole and chain link fence at top speed.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateDec 20, 2019
StateWV
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that the driver's door frequently opened without warning. The contact took the vehicle to thurby's riverside ford (4497 national pike, markleysburg, pa 15459, (800) 531-3303) where it was repaired, but the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The contact associated the failure with nhtsa campaign number: 17v652000 (latches/locks/linkages), which applied to the 2015 ford f-150. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 25, 2019
StateOK
Description
I hit a deer going 65 mph and the airbags did not deploy.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 10, 2019
StateTX
Description
At times when making a left turn the left front wheel locks up in the turning position for several seconds and trying to steer out of the left turn is impossible until the wheel releases on it's own. Vehicle is in motion at the time of all incidents, on city streets, in parking lots, driveways. Reason unknown.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateOct 17, 2019
StateOK
Description
Car will downshift to 1st gear, engine rpm will go to 8000, and loss of power. This is a major concern with winter coming on, when one travels on ice or snow and car decides to downshift, guess what, one will wreck!! Has been to two dealerships for a total of 23 days and they cant find anything. No codes are stored. Also from time to time when starting all electrical power will come on but no start. Take key out wait a few minutes then key works.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateOct 09, 2019
StateNV
Description
Vehicle suddenly slowed from 35mph to 4mph and wrench light went on. Limped 1 miles to nearest ford dealer whose svc dept was closed on sat. While waiting for a ride home(60 miles) I restarted vehicle and hour later and drove for 2 miles. All seemed fine but after reading multiple reports of people that attempted to drive in the same circumstances,only to be stranded,I decided to leave it at the dealer. They got to it on tuesday, and told me no error codes were available, therefore they could not do anything. They drove a 38 mile test with no issues. Since the throttle body problem is well documented on 3. 5l engines I believe this is a matter of dealer not being able to get paid from ford rather than not being able to fix the problem. 60k emission warranty applies vehicle mileage 53k. Reported to ford customer complaint dept(india) and I have a case #. There has been no recall but there are a lot of cases reported on line on this issue. I believe it is a dangerous conditon that should be taken care of by ford immediately. Service mgr at another dealership told me it happened to him in the left lane of the freeway- also "we do a lot of them, but ford won't pay for the repairs without a trouble code. I am picking the vehicle up today and am very concerned about its reliability. I live in reno nv and drive in remote areas frequently,often will no cell service.
CategorySeats
DateOct 02, 2019
StateOH
Description
Both front seats have reclined by themselves when getting in the vehicle.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 19, 2019
StateMS
Description
My 2017 ford expedition with 60,000 miles, loses power randomly, without any warning when driving. I have to pull over immediately, shut it off and turn it back on. Ford dealership service department said it's the throttle body and gasket.
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System
DateSep 10, 2019
StateFL
Description
09-10-19 my 2017 ford expedition has shut down multiple times while driving down the road. The dashboard lights go black and all power is lost, engine, power steering etc. I had the vehicle towed to the dealer on 09-08-19. While it was being towed, the engine compartment caught on fire and the tow truck driver had to put out the fire with an extinguisher. Fortunately, I decided to have the vehicle towed as this entire experience is a life safety matter.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateJul 24, 2019
StateCO
Description
Vehicle started running rough going up a highway on ramp, check engine light came on, pulled over and shut off engine. Restarted engine and it continued to run rough. A couple days later the vehicle stalled while accelerating into an intersection and again the check engine light came on. The electronic throttle body etb assembly has been replaced by the dealer. I feel this is a safety issue, and it should be covered under a recall!
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 02, 2019
StateNJ
Description
During acceleration towards 60mph- 70mph the truck will begin to vibrate a little, then the wrench light comes on. As you settle on a speed the vibration stops unless you have to slow down to speed back up. Once you pull over and turn the truck off for a bit and turn it on the wrench disappears.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 02, 2019
StateTX
Description
The brakes went out suddenly. After taking to a mechanic we were informed that the master cylinder had a catastrophic failure which resulted in leaking brake fluid corroding the brake booster. Research has led me to believe that this is a common problem found in these vehicles. Thankfully my wife was only backing out of the driveway when it happened so she did not have an accident.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 27, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact pulled over, waited for a while, restarted the engine, and was able to drive off safely. Later during the trip, the vehicle stalled again. The most recent failure occurred on june 26, 2019 and the service vehicle warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to marty franage ford (550 auto center dr, watsonville, ca 95076, (831) 722-4181) to be diagnosed, but no failure code was found. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 26, 2019
StateTX
Description
While driving highway speed ~65mph on a straight highway vehicle showed wrench light and loss engine power. Driver had to the side of the highway without speed control. Ignition switch was turned off and back on and the wrench light was gone and the vehicle drove normally. The wrench light turned on again at ~40mph on a city street going straight a few days later. The driver again had to pull to the side and reset the ignition to regain accelerator control. Vehicle diagnostic was run and no codes were stored.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMay 22, 2019
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 ford expedition. The contact stated that the electronic touch screen monitor failed to operate. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing or repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.
CategorySeats
DateMay 09, 2019
StateCO
Description
Middle row passenger seat that can fold and flip forward is loose. Bracket that attaches to floor of vehicle appears to be loose causing seat to rock significantly. Dealership claims nothing wrong with the mounting system.
CategorySteering
DateApr 28, 2019
StateVA
Description
Steering wheel is extremely loose and is almost detachable from steering column while in motion. The steering wheel can freely move up, down and side to side even when vehicle is in stationary and not turned off. Concerned about steering wheel fully detaching while driving which could potentially cause collision and/or death.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateApr 26, 2019
StateKS
Description
Vehicle suddenly looses engine power while driving and goes into safe (or limp) mode. Stepping on the accelerator does nothing, it doesn't even rev the engine, it's similar to being in neutral. It has occurred on 3 separate occasions, months between events - first, while attempting to accelerate onto an interstate highway, we suddenly lose engine power while attempting to merge into the right lane of traffic. We forced to slide over onto the right shoulder and stop. Second occurrence happened while driving down a city street. We suddenly lose engine power and are forced to turn onto a neighborhood street and come to a complete stop. Third time, again driving down a city street, suddenly lose engine power but there was no where to pullover or side street to turn onto. We forced to stop the vehicle in the middle road. Luckily no one was directly behind us. In all cases, turning the engine off, waiting a minute, and then restarting the vehicle "fixed" or cleared the issue and we were able to continue driving. No obd-ii codes thrown after the event. Ford dealer replaced the electronic throttle body and so far we haven't seen the issue.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateMar 06, 2019
StateMI
Description
Rear widow defroster terminal fell off of right side of rear glass, crest ford of flatrock michigan replaced rear glass on 12/26/2017 under warranty. On 01/28/2019 the rear window defroster terminal fell of the right side of that rear glass after13 months of use, at that time I was over my 36,000 mile warranty and contacted crest ford looking for some help with this issue. Crest ford contacted me about a week later and stated ford motor would not cover the repair. On 03/01/2019 I appealed this directly to the ford motor co. Customer service and was told they would not replace the glass again. On 03/05/2015 I had a local glass shop replace the rear window at a cost of 2. 00. I feel that this is a safety issue and want to know if this is common with this vehicle and is there any complaints about this with ford vehicles. Also I would like ford motor company to reimburse me the 2. 00 dollars I spent on the new rear glass. Was driving vehicle both times when the terminal fell off the glass, first time the defroster had just turned off and the second time it was on.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateMar 04, 2019
StateIA
Description
As I was driving down I-29 at 5:00 sunday morning with my wife and 4 children a truck passed me. It was 4 degrees outside, but the salt that the state had put on the road was melting the snow along the road causing the road to be wet with salty water. As the semi passed us, it sprayed the salt mixture onto our front windshield. I lost vision of the interstate, so I hit the wiper fluid lever. Nothing came out, so I tried it again. Again nothing happened. I could hear the motor running but nothing was coming out. Without being able to see, I had to slow my vehicle and pull off the road without being sure what I was pulling on. I couldn't see anything out of the front window. We had 2 hours left to drive and the road didn't look to be any dryer ahead of us. We had to stop at several gas stations along the route just to wash the dirt from our front window, but if we were passed by anything we had to make sure to be aware of the fact that I could loose complete vision of the roadway ahead of us. Our rear wiper fluid wouldn't work either. The temp got to 10 that day. My wiper fluid never did work. Only after it sat in the garage for 2 hours would it even work. So I decided to go drive and see how long it would work for, 20 minutes before it stopped. It was 10 degrees when I tested it. So today I called my dealership, sioux city ford. I was told that I would have to go buy different washer fluid. I asked them if they used to different washer fluid in the system and that I would have to drain out the old stuff and put new stuff in it. I just had my car in for an oil change and they used the cheep stuff. The lady on the phone said that is all they have, and that if I request them to use anything different, we would have to buy our own and either bring it in, or fill it ourselves. We were going 75 when I lost complete vision of the road with no way to clean my window.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 26, 2019
StateIN
Description
Ticking noise in cyclinder
CategoryWheels:rim
DateJan 11, 2019
StateID
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 ford expedition. While the contact's spouse was driving 40 mph, the front driver's side rim exploded without warning. The explosion caused fragments to perforate the air bag sensors. The driver and passenger in the vehicle were struck by flying debris, which came up from under the hood of the vehicle. The driver was rendered unconscious from the impact. The vehicle then veered off the roadway and crashed into a utility pole. The driver and four other passengers in the vehicle sustained concussions that required medical attention. The contact was unsure if a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard and deemed destroyed. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The dealer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 19,000.
CategoryPower Train, Service Brakes
DateOct 09, 2018
StateLA
Description
Below please find my account of a very frightening event that took place when my 2017 ford expedition malfunctioned. In late august, 2018 we were on vacation in seattle, wa., visiting my son and his family. Five of us were in my expedition and my son was driving. We pulled up to park by his house on a steep road. He put the vehicle into park, applied the parking brake, removed the keys, and proceeded to get out. There were three adults and two children (ages 7 and 4). All three adults got out and were helping the children out when the car rolled forward on its own. I was out of the vehicle on the passenger side. I tried to hold the door handle to stop the vehicle from rolling but it took off. My son who was outside of the vehicle also realized what was happening, jumped back in, and applied the brakes to stop the car. It rolled about 12 feet downhill before he could stop it. The two children were still in it. The street was on a very steep incline that I would guess to be about 25 degrees. If my son had not stopped the car it could have rolled about 100 yards through two intersections and into a house with the two children in it. I don't even want to think about what could have happened to them. We took the expedition to a ford dealership in seattle (ford of kirkland) to get it checked out. They stated that they could not find anything wrong. After returning home from vacation, we took it to the local dealership (bolton ford, lake charles, la. Where it was purchased new) and they said that they could find nothing wrong. What do I do now? Can ford explain what happened and reassure me that it will not happen again?
CategorySteering
DateOct 09, 2018
StateMT
Description
Vehicle will counter steer causing lane changes, increased steering effort, random changes in direction of travel. Drifts to both left and right with no warning or notice. This appears more noticeable at lower to mid speeds 25-60. Its as if it's compensating for a drift or irregular road surface but it occurs on flat level surfaces. This is an ongoing problem that the dealership cannot seem to remedy after three visits.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 28, 2018
StateMI
Description
Last week, my 2017 ford expedition experienced a situation where while driving the vehicle suddenly stopped running. I was forced to coast over to the side of the road when this happened, as the engine was running but my accelerator pedal was not operating and the vehicle would not move. Fortunately, after shutting the vehicle off, I was able to restart it and continue driving. In the space of 24 hours this happened six (6) times. After the sixth occurrence, I drove to the ford dealership and they diagnosed the issue as a throttle body and motor.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 03, 2018
StateTX
Description
I was turning left in an intersection going about 5-10 mph, a car ran a light and hit the passenger side at a speed of approximately 50 mph. The back door, front door, and front panel were affected. The front wheel fell off. My vehicle was moved sideways about 10+ feet. No airbags deployed. I would expect the passenger side airbags to have been deployed even though no one was in that seat. Please provide information. Thank you.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts
DateJun 30, 2018
StateNC
Description
Vehicle in motion on highway when vehicle collided with vehicle in from airbag did not deploy and seatbelt did not retract
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateMay 10, 2018
StateIL
Description
2017 ford expedition. Car was running normal, cruising at 45mph on city street, then unexpected loss of throttle, causing immediate deceleration. Accelerator no longer responding to input. Wrench light came on; had to coast to a stop with traffic coming fast behind me. Shut off car and restarted it, and was able to drive it to the dealership. Dealer replaced faulty electronic throttle body.
CategorySeat Belts
DateMay 02, 2018
StateMI
Description
The passenger side seating position doesn't have a seating belt warning system. A concern for my 85 year old in-laws who are currently leasing the vehicle and assumed this feature existed on the vehicle. According to title 49 cfr 571. 208 section 4. 1. 1. 2 (b) vehicles should have front seat warning systems. Ford has been contacted but don't seem concerned and said the vehicle just doesn't come with it.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 19, 2018
StateNE
Description
After driving in moderate rain for 15 miles and then braking in moderate rain, a loud grinding noise was heard, brake pedal became hard and no braking action was available. I was able to safely get the vehicle to the shoulder and come to a top using uphill grade of the road way. The vehicle was taken to the woodhouse ford dealership in blair, ne. Brake message light was on. The service technician wrote the following: "usind ids found code c109d-20 as the only code stored. Performed vacuum system checks. Checked for leaks through lines, passed. Tested vacuum supply from intake at idle, about 19". Tested vacuum from vacuum pump, found vacuum pump to intermit fail to produce vacuum. Hoisted vehicle, removed and replaced vacuum pump. Reassembled vacuum lines and roa tested vehicle to verify repair. Post road test vehicle brake system functions properly at this time with normal pedal feel."
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 29, 2017
StateTN
Description
Battery bleed started on november 8th and has happened every 7 or 8 days since. This will be the 6th battery that has been installed without isolating the problem. This is a 1 year old vehicle. It ran perfectly for 1 year and 1 month. Had the oil changed at the dealership on november 1st and the problem started on november 8th. Jones motor company of savannah, tn. Has yet to find the problem. Researching the internet, I find that lots of fords have the same problem.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control
DateDec 16, 2017
StateFL
Description
Two weeks after purchasing my car I attempted to start it one morning. I got in the car and proceeded to put my foot on the break pedal and push to start. When doing that the engine did not start and the lights were flickering. I got out of the car took the key with me and the lights still flickered on and off. I had to get it jumped to take it to sun stare ford. Who stated nothing was wrong with the car. I also have issues with the parking aide. I will just be driving (steets or highways) and all of a sudden the parking aide will go off. I am no where near any cars. It does it speratically. It scares me and now I am not sure if when the sensors on the side view mirrors are on if they are correct when attempting to switch lanes. I can't trust that when I am backing up or parking what the sensors are beeping at. This happens almost every time I drive the vehicle. Again I took the care to sun stare ford and again no resolution and no explanation. Just laughed and said I don't know.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System
DateOct 27, 2017
StateWA
Description
On two separate occasions (10/22/17 and 10/27/17) vehicle lost power while driving on freeway, and "check service manual" warning appeared on dash. Vehicle had to be stopped on freeway and then restarted in order to proceed. Serviced by dealer; electonic throttle body determined to be defective, and replaced.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 29, 2017
StateGA
Description
The low beam headlights only reach out about two vehicle lengths. I've had it back to ford on four different occasions but they say they can't do anything about it. I've replaced the bulbs with ones that are supposed to reach out an additional 120 feet but they are just as bad.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 31, 2017
StateAZ
Description
Truck has smelled like exhaust during hard acceleration numerous times. I have had to lower my windows to allow it to escape.
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 24, 2017
StateMO
Description
Vehicle was pulled 3/4 into the garage with the back wheels on the approach of the driveway. Vehicle was put into park and shut off. I returned to the garage 10 minutes later to find the vehicle had rolled down the driveway, striking a tree causing significant damage. Vehicle was found to be in park and started up without any problems. In the last couple of days I have noticed inconsistency with the vehicle's shifter when placing it in park. I have seen it get hung up between reverse and park. This is a brand new fleet vehicle with 1049 current miles. It just went into service on july 5th.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 15, 2017
StateFL
Description
Exhaust fumes in the cabin upon exceleration.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 07, 2017
StateTX
Description
Merging onto a freeway, no other vehicles ahead, behind or beside, the driver side rear window spontaneously shattered. Was going 60-65mph at the time. No outside factors around to cause the glass break. No foreign object found in vehicle. Ford refusing to investigate root cause. Ford's stance is an external factor caused the break unless more people come forward with same complaint. Would not inspect tilting hinge mechanism for the broken window, inspect other intact windows or do any other inspection that I requested. Was told that the only thing they did was take photos and determined that because glass was in the vehicle that it was not their problem. Both dealership and ford's customer care hotline will entertain the idea of inspecting the vehicle or researching the batch of the glass manufacturer for root cause. I had only owned the vehicle for 6 days at the time. Vehicle had 738 miles when purchased. Approximately 1000 total miles on the vehicle at the time of the window break. Photos were taken once vehicle could be stopped in a safe spot. Drove approx 27 miles on the highway after the break before stopping. Photo 3826 shows glass before having to make a sharp left u-turn that allowed much of the glass sitting on the side ledge to fall inside the cargo area of the vehicle. Other pictures taken after taking the u-turn.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateMay 15, 2017
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact leased a 2017 ford expedition. While attempting to park the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle began to accelerate independently and crashed into a tree. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained a concussion, lacerations to the left shin, and bad bruises to the right side of the neck and shoulder. Medical attention was required. The vehicle was towed from the scene. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vin was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 25,600.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Steering
DateJan 09, 2017
StateIL
Description
Vehicle lost power while driving (in motion) on highway. No engine power, loss of steering control. Only 1,400 miles on vehicle from new. Dealer service indicated ground wire broke to pcm power control module. Caused fuse 77 to short open. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 31, 2016
StateFL
Description
Powered running board closed on my 5 year old's foot as he was entering from the passenger side rear door with both doors open on passenger side. I had to stand on the partially closed board and apply pressure to extract my son's foot. Vehicle was parked in a parking lot with engine idling.

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  • Aaron B

    I have took my 2017 Expedition El Limited edition to Ford and Dodge I keep having electrical problems and the engine shakes while in park. Within 1 year my var has been seen maybe 7 or 8 times. My extended warranty ends at 100,000 i have 99,902 what do i do can someone help me. My check engine light came on one day and went of the next i don’t know what else to do. Should i call ford

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