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#795 of 1953 Re: Two questions [sstaylor]-Involuntary Acceleration
Sep 20, 2004 (8:16 am)
We bought a new 2004 EB Expedition two weeks ago with 4 miles on odometer. Last Saturday we were leaving our driveway and when my husband put the Exped. in drive it accelerated at a high rate with the brakes on. We hit our 2001 truck, almost hit our brick mailbox and he finally got it to disengage just before we plowed into our neighbors house across the street. The whole way we left black skid marks where the brakes were trying to stop the car, but to no evail. If our 14 year old son and any friends would have been playing or even standing around the drive or yard, I shudder at the thought what might have happend to them. We are beginning the battle with FORD because I don't want this vehicle. Trying to research any other instances where an acceleration has occurred while driving or braking.
#796 of 1953 Re: Recent built 03 Expedition [wkohler]
Sep 20, 2004 (8:26 am)
We bought an '04 EB two weeks ago. Sat. morning we were leaving and when my husband put it in drive with his foot firmly planted on the brake it accelerated at a high speed causing us to hit our '01 Chevy X-71 truck, barely missing our mailbox and my husband got it shut down just before hitting our neighbors house across the street. He had both feet planted on the brake the whole time and the gear shift would not go into neutral or park during this time. We are now getting ready to battle FORD as they don't appear to take any responsibility. We left black skids clear across the street.
#797 of 1953 INVOLUNTARY ACCELERATION-FORD VEHICLES
Sep 20, 2004 (8:29 am)
Has anyone had any involuntary acceleration of their vehicles? We have a 2004 EB Expedition that ran away on us last weekend. We had no control of the braking or acceleration for approximately 1-2 minutes before my husband finally got it to go out of gear.
#798 of 1953 acceleration problems
Sep 20, 2004 (8:47 am)
Sorry to hear about your problem. Thank God no one was hurt. I own an 04 xlt and so far have not had the problem you experienced. Please update us on your findings. I would like to know what happened with your expy and is there a solution. Maybe all the expys have this problem just waiting to happen.
#799 of 1953 New 2004 Expedition NBX
Sep 22, 2004 (11:28 am)
Same tire problems as mentioned in various posts. Cont. TR model tire in 265/70/17. Dealer balanced two in rear and it helped reduce rear end bounce. (Hey Mr. Ford Dealer, why not check them all?) Front still rough and steering wheel is shaky. Usually do not like to disturb factory balance job, but must admit dealer helped rear end. Have to watch everything they do, every time in. I recheck lug nuts and tire pressure every time after I get home. Tech left one rear tire with 34 lbs and the other at 39. I remove my center hub caps at home and leave them there to avoid typical tire store abuse, scratches on wheels, etc.
Also, I have encountered an exhaust leak or at least such a noise in my 2004 NBX. After hard towing and start-up after 30 minutes or so of cool down, the noise sounds just like a hole in the muffler. Very noticeable two times after towing on a very hot day. Goes away quickly, but is very noticeable right after restart. Dealer tech was unable to hear or see anything. Any suggestions?
#800 of 1953 Re: INVOLUNTARY ACCELERATION-FORD VEHICLES [dmbald]
Sep 22, 2004 (12:18 pm)
Yes the same thing happen to me, with my 01 EB.I was coming to a stop light and the car just involuntarily started to moved forward and I hit the brakes, but it made no difference, thank goodness the light turned green. I bought the EB brand new in June of 01 and I just sold it. It only happen to me once.
#801 of 1953 Re: Vibration in 03 Expedition [washington2]
Sep 24, 2004 (8:44 am)
Washington2....Wondered what you found out from the factory rep? Took our 03 Expy in last week and due to an earlier post I took a copy of the TSB in with me and stated this is exactly what is happening. I had replaced the contri-craps with Goodyear Wrangler RT/S's the week previous before taking in. I took it to a dealership that had the Hunter 9500 Road Force Balance Machine and found out one in the rear was not balancable so went and replaced with a new one. Long story short, took it back and had it balanced and since had 28,000 miles on it a front end alignment as well. Guess WHAT??? It doesn't feel like a air wrench gun in my hand but the vibration is still there and with wear on tires and everything else I know it is going to get worse.
#802 of 1953 2003 Anti-Theft System
Sep 24, 2004 (10:46 pm)
I just bought a pre-owned 2003 XLT Expedition with 27K miles.My problem is that when I try to start it the darn thing goes into Theft Mode and wont allow me to start it! I have to turn the headlights on and sometimes shift into (N) position to start the truck! It does not happen all the time, I would say about 40% of the time. The previous owner added another Ford alarm to the truck,so I have two alarms on the truck. I have had the PCM or BCM replaced at the dealership and that did not solve the problem! They reprogramed new keys, for the truck, that was no good either! They checked the wiring,and still the same problem. Does anyone have a suggestion or has had the same problem?
Sep 25, 2004 (5:10 pm)
Yes, completely disconnect the aftermarket alarm that was installed, and throw it away. If it didn't do too much damage to the factory wiring and systems, you may be alright. The factory anti-theft system is as good as they come, and an extra noisemaker systems is not needed. With the chip in your key that disables your starter if any other method is used to try and start the truck, you're well protected against theft of the truck. My connections in the business of stealing cars tell me Fords are extremely difficult to steal these days. In my experience, the aftermarket systems all do more harm than good.
#804 of 1953 Growling During Acceleration
Sep 27, 2004 (9:39 pm)
I have a 99 Eddie Bauer edition which I love and have had minimal problems with. About a year ago we noticed a growling or grinding noise under acceleration, particularly while turning under acceleration. It has gotten a bit worse with time. I found this discussion below on the internet from another source and wondered if anyone else had or knew of this problem and a solution.
"I also had a growling noise in the transfer case under acceleration. This was solved by draining the transfer case oil and filling it back up with a 50/50 mixture of Lucas oil treatment and transmission fluid. Instantly the noise was 75% better and within 200 miles the noise was completely gone. That was a year ago and the noise is still gone. A mechanic told me that the Lucas was acting like the oil additive required in limited slip rear ends. And that the transfer case worked on the same principle as a limited slip rear end. Guess he knew what he was talking about it sure fixed mine."
Before I try this guy's solution I thought I'd ask....Thanks!