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#29 of 287 Re: 2001 Expedition electrical problems [davidt63]
Feb 28, 2008 (6:44 pm)
I just had this same problem. My Ford F150 2002 (41000 miles) was completely dead overnight. Husband jumped it, it started: he parked it then wouldn't start. We got new battery but it wouldn't start. Had a mechanice come, lo and behold it started right up. Then after he shut it off it wouldn't start. Well many hours later trying to find problem, it was the fuse box underdash. It was corroded. The mechanic said there is a leak in the windshield causing water to leak down into the fuse box. $700.00 to fiind and fix now need to deal with the windshield. After reading many other blogs/messages it looks like a manufacturer defect to me. How do I go about trying to see about recall or reimbursement? Anyone else try? Thanks in advance for your help.
#30 of 287 Re: 2001 Expedition electrical problems [bimage]
Feb 29, 2008 (6:17 pm)
Sounds like the same thing. As mentioned before, you can try to argue w/your service mgr but that will probably just pss you off further. The defective sealing process has been verified by the Feds with respect to the expedition however since the occurances have not posed safety issues, i.e. accidents and/or fatalities, they have decided it is an inconvenience, not a defect. You may want to look at www.nhtsa.gov and see if the F-150 is in the same boat.
So far as reimbusement, there's always small claims court....
#31 of 287 FORD EXPEDITION 1997 PROBLEM?
Mar 06, 2008 (10:11 am)
I HAVE A FORD EXPEDITION THAT HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN. THIS WEEK IT SHUT OFF ON ME THE BATTERY READ SLAP DEAD. THEN WHEN I GET A BOOST IT WILL RUN FOR A WHILE THEN JUST SHUT OFF. THEN THE BATTERY SOMETIMES READ GOOD. THE INTERIOR AND RUNNING BOARD LIGHTS BLINK ON AND OFF. THEN THE LIGHTS ON THE DASH GET DIM AND JUST STOP WORKING. THE HEAD LIGHTS WORK THEN DONT I BOUGHT AN ALTERNATOR FOR NOTHING. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS THING EVERYBODY SAYS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME I HAVE 7 KIDS AND NO CAR!!!!!! : :
#32 of 287 Expedition Electrical Issues
Mar 12, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I have had the same problem with my Expedition, it was fixed by the dealer two years ago and no doing it again. They said the rain leaked into the fuse which caused my dash lights to turn on and off, the locks to go up and down, odometer not work and then while in work, the car tried to start itself without a key in the ignition. Only way to stop it was to disconnect the battery. Had the fuse box replaced and was told to have the windshiled resealed. I took it to the glass place and they said that was not the problem and they have seen many Fords come in with the same issues. Sounds like Ford knows about it but chooses not to care about its customers very much.
#33 of 287 Re: Expedition Electrical Issues [braycraft]
Mar 12, 2008 (4:22 pm)
I can relate with you. I sent email to Ford through their website. My answer basically was 'sorry we do not have a recall on this'. I asked for reimbursement for the fuse box replacement and I received a NO.
I did place a complaint with NHSTA but have not heard from them either.
Since this problem in not just with Expeditions, mine is a F150, and have seen the problems with Taurus too, it is a defect in Ford products in general.
I do not see why they are not reliable in making restitution to their customers.
Contacting the BBB probably won't do any good either. Maybe a class action suit would be the way to go?
I haven't had the windsheild looked at yet. Would I be wasting my money on having this resealed? What about the cowl? If anyone knows, I would appreciate your input. Thanks in advance.
#34 of 287 Expedition electrical issues
Mar 24, 2008 (7:32 am)
My 2006 Expedition has been in for repairs for a week now. After shutting off the engine last week, I discovered a half hour later the radio was still on. I opened the door to shut it off and found the interior filled with an electrical smoke smell. I immediately called the dealership and took it in. On the way the dash went out and tail lights and turn signals stopped working. The dealership called one day later saying that there indeed was an electrical fire. They fuse box needed replaced and some wiring was damaged. They would call again two days later with an update. That phone call said that the fuse box was replaced and the electrical wiring damage was severe. They needed to replace the engine harness, which Ford had to approve. After asking what would have been done if Ford had not approved, they said it would have just been repaired. After talking with the technician, it seems that water had leaked down into the fuse box, causing the electrical short and the fire. I think this has been an issue for Ford before, but no recalls have been issued. Kinda kept under the radar. Fortunately, my vehicle is still under warranty and I will not have to pay, but it's been a week and the dealership still has my truck.
#35 of 287 Re: Elect problem 1999 expedition [jerryquality]
Mar 26, 2008 (7:43 am)
My 97 just did the same thing. I was wondering if you figured it out.
#36 of 287 2000 Expedition multi-function switch
Apr 06, 2008 (1:23 pm)
multi-function switch was believed faulty, when I removed it, the gray plastic adaptor " E6DB-14489-DA" was not holding the wires and so was probably not making a connection (turn signals did not work). Believe I can get a new E6DB-14489-DA, but I'm not confident I can install the wires back in their correct location on the adaptor. Would anyone have a diagram or schematic available?
Additionally, does anyone have a diagram of the interior and engine compartment fuse identification? Thanks
#38 of 287 Help with Relay electrical issues 2003 Expedition
May 01, 2008 (4:23 am)
I have a ford expedition that has four problems
one being a relay relay but know nothing about relays. My expedition has the door ajar on the message center but no doors are ajar. This in turn causes the lights to not go out and the door locks to not lock automatically and when you take the key out of the ignition the radio goes off instead of staying on until you open the door.
Secondly, we also have problems with the cruise control not working.
Thirdly, the foot pedal that moves the pedals forward or backward.
Last the cd player keeps the cd and will not release it I push the eject but it shows no cd but I know for a fact there is a cd in area 1 and a cd in area 2.
any help would be appreciated.