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#15 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [dpj2]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:03 am)
I, too, had a 2005 Expedition I bought brand new. On 12/23/09, I backed out of the garage and it quit running. Would not start - have never had an issue with this one or any other Expedition. Had it towed to dealer - said needs fuel pump for the tune of 960.00. Okay fix it! Dealer called and said it will be end of Feb or March before one can be found. I went through the roof and called Ford. Ford confirmed it is true - production cannot keep up w/demand on this part. So I have a useless truck with 65000. miles on it sitting in the dealership parking lot. I loved that truck and could not find another new one without it being a hybrid or EL so I traded it for a 2010 Limited Ford Explorer - I want my Expedition back - this whole deal is bad!
The Explorer is nice but doesn't compare to my Expedition. Good Luck!
#16 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [dpj2]
Jan 22, 2010 (9:35 am)
Not to beat a dead horse, but did you try the fuel filter? Quick $20 part.
#17 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [alwaysfords2]
Jan 22, 2010 (10:14 am)
Replaced the fuel filter, yes. Also, I followed up with my mechanic this week,a dn he confirmed that he DID change out the control module back on 12/12 when he installed the used fuel pump. So the problem is not the electronic control module, it is the pump.
Still no word on the availability of a replacement pump.
#18 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [drequet]
Jan 23, 2010 (9:53 pm)
I appreciate hearing from you and knowing that there are other people suffering the same indignities. However, I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed that you caved and purchased a NEW Ford after they did this to all of us. That makes your fuel pump issue the most expensive repair job ever! Instead of $960, you paid $30,000, less the trade in value for your Expedition. This is exactly what Ford wants us to do. It in effect rewards them for tolerating poor quality in their parts design and manufacture.
In any event, I wish you the best and hope you enjoy your new truck.
#19 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [dpj2]
Jan 24, 2010 (7:45 am)
I will say this... Ford has gotten 6 vehicles out of us over the years and I can honestly say, after we get rid of my Expedition and my wifes Escape, we WILL NOT be replacing them with another Ford. I have have NEVER in my life been let down more times in such a short period of time as I've been trying to order my fuel pump. The dealers that have them are hoarding them for their customers and the large online companies can't give you correct information between phone order takers and the warehouse. This has been so expensive for all of us that I think we should start a class action suit against Ford since ultimately this is THEIR fault. Any ideas? At this I don't even want to take the risk in getting a used pump because of the fear of not knowing the life of the used part. I DO NOT want to go through this again!
#20 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [dpj2]
Jan 25, 2010 (11:21 am)
Ha to add insult to injury I found out the first Ford dealer totally lied to me about it being a fuel pump. It was a sending unit and it was fixed by the Ford dealer that took the truck in trade - a 45.00 part!!! I bought another Ford because I did not want to buy anything from OBAMA Motors or the foreign auto makers. At least Ford didn't take bail out money. I am going to seek legal advice about this whole issue - more so with the first Ford dealer where I originally purchased the truck new than with Ford. The new 2010 Ford Explorer Limited was more than 30,000.00! I have never knowingly been so screwed by an auto dealer in my life than I have on this Expedition deal! The sad thing is I really like that vehicle!
#21 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [edub152]
Jan 25, 2010 (5:40 pm)
dpj2, do you still have your Expedition? If so, how long has it been out of commission? I've had to borrow a car from my parents becuse the car rental bill was getting too hi $396. I am planning on sticking this fight out, however, I do believe Ford should be held accountable for this misfortune.
#22 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [edub152]
Feb 01, 2010 (6:20 pm)
I must say as of 1/30/10, I got my truck back all fixed. I called the dealership on 1/29/10 for followup and the mahanger said that he would call me back later in the afternoon once he had more info. Approximately 2pm, he called telling me that the pump came in THAT morning with their delivery and stated that all hands were on my Expedition so they could get my truck back to me and out of their hair. He sounded just as shocked at I was because I don't think they were expectging it until 2 wk in Feb. Any updates with yours?
#23 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [edub152]
Feb 01, 2010 (7:06 pm)
Thanks for this note. It prompted me to call my mechanic just now, who told me the part was delivered to his shop on either 1/29 or 1/30 and it is ready for installation. I wish the guy had called me when he received it; I would have had it installed over the weekend! I swear, there is no sense of urgency when you have been left waiting for two months!
But thanks for letting me know, otherwise I might never have heard from my mechanic!
I pray this is the end of my parts problems with Ford. My wife has been cursing this car with the unreliable used fuel pump for weeks. I've had no peace...
#24 of 75 Re: 2005 Expedition (EB) fuel pump issues [dpj2]
Feb 02, 2010 (11:26 am)
It is about 45.00 according to the dealership that fixed mine AFTER I traded it in on a new truck and it was sold within 10 days! It was not the fuel pump and the dealership that took it in told me it was the fuel pump.