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Brake Disc Caliper Problems of Ford Excursion



Ford Excursion owners have reported 6 problems related to brake disc caliper (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2002 Ford Excursion 1
Failure Date: 12/15/2009

I seem to be having a braking problem with my 2002 Ford Excursion. I have had to replace brake pads and rotors on a number of instances. It seem to be caused by the brake caliper slide brackets which prevent the proper caliper travel when activated. This was a complaint I have addressed since my purchase of the vehicle. The problem gives the vehicle an uneven brake activation, which causes poor handling while braking. The dealer say that it is not a warranty issue. The dealer has replaced 2 calipers, but each time I'm expected to pay for pads and rotors. I'm an ex garage owner, and ex-nys vehicle inspection licensed mechanic. I have on 5-6 instances replaced pads and rotors due to this problem with the caliper slide system. Each of these times, after pulling the brakes apart, and cleaning all surfaces, and lubing the sliders before reinstalling, after witch all parts worked as designed. This only seem to get you to another 2000 to 3000 miles before it is required again. In most cases costing me another set of brake pads, and also at least one new rotor. This situation has been severe on 2 occasions, while 30 miles or more from home, each time, the caliper stuck, and ground into the rotor. As I drove the vehicle, the brake pad pulled from its proper location, and fell out, leaving me with no brakes at all. This was on the rear of the vehicle. I had to be towed. I think this brake system needs to be reviewed, and don't think a brake system should need to be addressed with every 2000 miles or so.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 2
Failure Date: 11/22/2002

Panic stop and vehicle pulled left so hard that it almost went through the center safety barriers on interstate. Pulled so hard that it felt like someone had grabbed the steering wheel and yanked it. Anytime you brake hard it progressively pulls harder to the left the more you apply the brakes. Also power-steering will disappear at slow speeds making it almost impossible to turn into parking lots. Dealer had vehicle for over 4 weeks. The Ford hot line had the dealer replace the front springs, tie rod ends, steering box, power steering pump, check alignment,try different alignment specs, balance & rotate tires, swapped calipers from side to side, put new calipers and pads on. Dealer drove two other Excursion's one new one & another customer's and they both did the same thing. Ford hot line has admitted to dealership they know of problem but don't know what else to try.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 3
Failure Date: 10/02/2002

When applying the brakes truck pulls to the left or right very hard almost forcing steering wheel out of consumers hand. Consumer is concerned vehicle may tip over. Consumer took vehicle to Ford and the replaced the brake calipers. Please provide any further information. Ts.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2002

When applying brakes hard, vehicle swerves left or right making control very difficult. On two occasions could not stay in lane. Have had it in dealer for this problem at least 5 times. Dealer has changed discs, rotors, pads, calipers, and have swapped parts from side to side. They have also changed tie rod. I have also changed shocks and tires. Dealer says they all do this. My wife will not drive this vehicle, and had there been cars in next lane I would have not been able to avoid an accident. To make it worse two people have just died in an Excursion when she lost control on highway in similar circumstances.

car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2000

During braking vehicle will pull to the right typically, however, it will pull to the left on occasion. Vehicle pulls when brakes are applied. Severity of this pulling increases with hardness of braking. Dealership has examined vehicle, and lubricated calipers as well as replaced and rotated brake pads. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

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car image   Brake Disc Caliper problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 6

Front brakes pull to the left when pedal is depressed along with vibration and pulsation. Entire brake system was replaced at 12,000 miles along with pads/rotors and calipers. Please describe details.


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