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#1529 of 1953 Re: BRAKES FAILED 2005 Expedition/ ABS/ADVANCED TRACK [jord1]
May 18, 2006 (3:52 pm)
I was also driving my 2005 expedition when the brakes failed. I was driving downhill, when I pushed the brake pedal and it went to to the floor, my car would not stop but it slowed enough for me to put it in park. When I took it to the dealer, Ford's response was that "It is normal for the brake pedal to go to the floor during a "panic stop" and there was nothing they could do" But the dealer did say that all the dealerships were reporting the same problem with the explorers and expeditions. It seems to me that during a "panic stop" is the time you need your brakes the most. I hope anyone else with this problem will post it.
#1530 of 1953 2002 Expedition fuel problem
May 18, 2006 (5:29 pm)
My 02 Expedition has a strange problem. When parked in my driveway or on a decline with the front facing downhill, the fuel gauge will eventually register empty. The fuel system will actually register empty and the engine will react as such and respond as though empty. It has happened will traveling back down from Pikes Peak which causes quite a problem when the engine fails and now we have no power steering, brakes, etc... We've taken it to a local dealer but being that I'm in the middle east they attempted to decipher my wifes explaination to no avail. They drove it around town and couldn't duplicate. She of course couldn't believe they were that inept but yet the problem still exists.
#1531 of 1953 Pull to the Right
May 20, 2006 (4:57 am)
I own a 2003 EB with 42K, noticed a pull to the right after buying preowned a few months ago. Brought it back for realignment, but it didn't go away. Brought it back again saying "it pulls to the right, do whatever you need to do to fix it". It came back better, but not gone, and now it is very noticable again. Also has developed a rattle under the front end when driving on anything but new pavement.
Any suggestions on what to say to dealer/service to get these things fixed? I have 100K warranty. Thanks in advance. Love the truck otherwise (except for 14.2 mpg!).
#1532 of 1953 Re: BRAKES FAILED 2005 Expedition/ ABS/ADVANCED TRACK [jord1]
May 20, 2006 (5:32 am)
We bought a 2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer model new in March, 2005. After driving it about 2000 miles, something odd happened. I went to turn a corner, and the brakes failed. Since I wasn't used to driving a SUV, my husband and I decided that it was just a fluke and thought nothing about it until the next time it happened at about 4000 miles. I tried to stop at rail road tracks, and the brakes didn't hold. About a half mile up, I tried to stop again at a 4-way stop sign, and went right through it. I noticed out of the corner of my eye that a red light came on briefly, but when the service manager at the dealership asked me which light it was, I told him I was more interested in making sure I didn't hit someone, or get hit, so I didn't take time to look at the liht. They kept the car for a few days - didn't find anything wrong. We took it back. A month ago, at 10,000 miles, once again the brakes didn't work at a stop sign and I almost was hit. The vehicle made a loud noise. We took it to the dealership again and said we would not take the car back until something was found to be causing this problem and be fixed. The service manager asked if the car made a noise (he tried to duplicate the noise, and it was the same noise that I heard), but still they couldn't find a problem after keeping the car 4 weeks. I don't know how many times they checked it during that time, but we did leave it there four weeks. The outcome was that Ford did buy back the vehicle from us. We, in turn, bought another Ford Expedition, a 2006 Limited. I took possession of it almost 2 weeks ago on a Friday. Everything was going great until the following Tuesday. I came to a stop sign and hit the brakes in plenty of time to stop. The car kept going, and the motor sounded as if it was accelerating, while my foot was pushing the brake as far to the floor as I could. Again, my guardian angel must have been with me, b/c I wasn't hit, nor did I hit anyone. We brought the car immediately back to the dealership - they kept it for 2 days, couldn't find anything wrong with it. Ford Motor won't do anything this time and I know there is something very wrong with this vehicle also. What are the chances of having 2 brand new vehicles with the same unexplained problem? Maybe one in a million. So, the car is sitting in the garage. My husband is driving it around the subdivision trying to get the brakes to malfunction again. Anyone out there have a similar situation with at least one Ford Expedition? Please let me know - I'm desperate!!!
#1533 of 1953 Re: Pull to the Right [docky]
May 20, 2006 (6:42 pm)
i have a 2003 EB also with 43k miles on it and a full warrenty. I have the same problem with it pulling to the right. . . kinda feels, when out of any 4wd, like the steering may be a bit playful. . . i dont get any clanking noises though YET . . .just waiting for that to happen. . could be a shock problem. Lemme know what you find out. . thanks.
#1534 of 1953 Re: Pull to the Right [razzmaniac]
May 24, 2006 (5:26 am)
OK, NOW i get the clunk . . . ok the 03 EB 4x4 pulls to the right a bit. . .and i hear a clunk (metal on metal) when i go over some hard bumps. . .ONLY when the wheels are turned though. If the wheels are str8 on, it doesnt do it. Sometimes the clunk is so hard that i feel that metal on metal in the steering wheel.
Any clue on what it may be??? Thought it could either be the ball joints or something actually in the rack and pinion steering. Most likely think its the ball joints. Anyone have the same problem or figure out what it is??
#1535 of 1953 PULL TO RIGHT - LOOSE STEERING
Jun 03, 2006 (7:48 pm)
I know some of us have experienced a pull to the right. . .but my 2003 EB 4x4 has aquired a little play in the steering since the pull to the right. . . i have to make an effort to keep the wheel to the left and on the highway, too much effort to keep it str8. I feel the steering is a bit wishy washy and a little play in the wheel.
Anyone with similar situations?? Would love some input before i bring it in.
#1536 of 1953 Front Wiper won't stay off, continously runs intermittently in off position
Jun 05, 2006 (12:03 pm)
About 3 weeks ago my 1999 Ford Expedition front windshield wipers began to turn on intermittently while in the off position. If you turn on the air conditioner, they turn on more frequently. I found that if I set them on the slowest intermittent speed, they turn on less frequently, but they still turn on, anyone know if I can repair this without having to go into the dealer????
#1537 of 1953 Vehicle Hesitates at a standstill when fuel tank at less then 1/4 full.
Jun 05, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Several months ago my 1999 Expedition began having an issue when accelarating from a stop, the vehicle hesitates as if the fuel pump is not working properly when I first press the acceleration pedel, this only happens if the vehicle has less then 1/4 tank of gas, it does not happen every time I start off but is more noticable if I depress the gas peddle quickly, I had 2 mechanics look at it and neither could resolve the issue. Anyone know if this is an electrical issue or is it the fuel pump.
#1538 of 1953 Re: Front Wiper won't stay off, continously runs intermittently in off position [bberkson]
Jun 06, 2006 (4:58 pm)
There was a recall on the intermittent wiper swich. The dealer can input the vin# in to check if was done.