Ford Excursion owners have reported 45 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).
Accelerating from a stop, a spark plug ejected from the cylinder head.
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While merging onto 75mph highway, without warning, vehicle lost all power making steering nearly impossible. We were able to move onto shoulder just at the point where highway and on ramp met. We could not restart vehicle and had we made it onto highway, could have very easily been rear ended by oncoming traffic. This is the second time we have lost complete power with this vehicle. We had same situation in July and had paid over two thousand dollars to have fuel system repaired. Ford had recall on this but our truck's VIN did not fall under recall. However, have concerns for others who have vehicles whose vins are not part of the recall. Another family may not be as fortunate as we were yesterday. Ford is aware of these issues and I hope Ford does not wait until lives are lost due to their faulty vehicles!.
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The approximate date above is the first time my Excursion blew out a spark plug while on a family trip in PA. Since then, it has blown 2 more in separate instances, the most recent being on the highway this past Sunday. The first incident I was towing and putting more strain on the engine, but the 2nd and 3rd incidents no towing was involved. I have read about and several mechanics have also told me the Ford triton engines are known for this problem. It seems Ford should do the right thing and fix the problem.
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The spark plug blew out of the cylinder head (cyl #3), damaging the thread, the spark plug, the spark plug boot and the ignition coil. This is the second time this has occurred in this vehicle in the last two years. The first was approximately 2 years ago and that was the plug in cylinder #5. The same damage occurred.
#4 spark plug blew out of engine head, threads destroyed. Ford dealer service department told me this is a known defect in the Ford 5. 4 triton engine head and that Ford is doing nothing about it.
Spark plug blowout.
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The contact owns a 2002 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that the vehicle blew the number six spark plug out of the engine. The spark was replaced but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or an independent mechanic for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.
Ford Excursion with the spark plug blowing out of the engine. This is a very common known defect in the Ford 4. 6, 5. 4, & 6. 8 liter engines and the government has done absolutely nothing to protect the citizens of this country from the fraud that has been sold to the american people. The average repair cost is over $3,000. 00 to fix a Ford design flaw and one that they should be held responsible for repairing. Since this would require the largest recall in world history our government sits by and does absolutely nothing to protect innocent lives that are in danger from these literal "time bombs" that can ignite escaping fuel vapors from the hole they just exited and burn a vehicle to the ground. It is disturbing that you are a government agency yet you refuse to do your job. Since the government is in the car business now and competing with foreign companies it is amazing that with little to no reported cases you will force them to repair gas pedals that were manufactured by amercans but you won't do anything when it involves legitimate problems with a garbage american product. And you wonder why the american cars have such a horrible reputation. Because they fully have earned it. They are garbage and they receive immunity from the government that protects them and not the people. You should be ashamed to cash your paycheck which comes from us the taxpayers. Please change your ways and do your job and protect innocent lives that god will surely hold you accountable for.
A spark plug ejected from my Ford Excursion triton v10 motor while driving 70mph with my family in the vehicle. This was not due to improper fitting of the spark plugs or any after market alterations done to the motor. This is a factory stock motor with 115,000 miles. I have read that this is a very serious problem with the Ford motors and yet there has not be a recall on the matter. After this happened I personally spoke to friends who have an Excursion and 2 of the 3 had the same problem.
On July 2, 2010 while at daycare center picking up granddaughter, my 2000 Ford Excursion bursted into flames. The city of jackson fire department came out and put the fire out before daycare center begin to burn down.
We stopped at a motel at about 10:00 p. M. And the car started shaking so we turned it off. When I restarted the car we heard a bang and the car started chugging and after reading the reports on Ford v10's I figured it was a plug. The family had to catch a plane the next morning at 6:00 a. M. So I drove it to the airport as is figuring the damage was done. We made it to the airport just fine except for the loud chugging. We returned I drove it home 300 miles and other than the noise I didn't have any other problems. Lucky for me the plug that blew was easy to reach so it didn't cost much to repair but the mechanic told me he had repaired many of the v8's as well. He put a stainless insert in the plug hole and reused the coil so the total cost was less than $200. If it would have been one further back it would have been up to 10 times the cost. Ford does need to address this issue.
2003 Ford Excursion will sporadically not start. When this happens, it will crank but will not fire. It will not start with a jump start. Typically, after several tries the battery will drain. At that point it will start with a jump start. It also usually starts after it sits for at least 1 day. This sporadic incident has been occurring over 6 months. I've had it checked 4 times by a trusted and capable auto service center. They have run comprehensive diagnostics, reviewed every possible source of the problems, have researched every possible issue and have found nothing. Otherwise the vehicle runs well - when it starts. The latest incident was today Feb. 24, 2010. This has occurred at least 10 times in 6 months.
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On two separate occasions spark plugs have blown out of the cylinder heads my 2000 Ford Excursion v10. Ford disclaims any responsibility for the damage and costs incurred. When the spark plugs blow out of the cylinder heads they also destroy the coil ones.
2000 Ford Excursion with 6. 8l v10 engine and 127,000 miles ejected the #4 spark plug at relatively low speed (less than 20mph). This is a serious fire hazard as fuel is also ejected into the engine compartment. This needs to be taken seriously by Ford motor company or the NHTSA as eventually, considering the number of online complaints regarding this issue; someone will be injured or killed. Also - the fact that Fords with modular engines ejecting spark plugs is so common place that new businesses and aftermarket products have actually been developed to address it. Ford motor appears to claim that it is the spark plug manufacturers problem (remember firestone?) yet it also occurs with oem plugs. The repair cost will be anywhere from $700 to over $3500 depending on whether an aftermarket solution will fix the head or if the head requires replacement.
2000 Ford Excursion v10 triton, #7 plug blew out of engine, 159,000mi on engine, plugs changed at dealer. Repair was $300 for helicoil, plug, and coil for engine. No reason given for plug failure. Immediate loss of power but was able to pull to side of highway. Vehicle towed from site.
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Excursion. The contact stated the engine was turned off, and failed to restart. A certified technician replaced the fuse relay. Seven months later, the identical failure recurred and the fuse relay was replaced a second time. Most recent, the fuse relay was replaced each time the engine was turned off in order for the vehicle to restart normally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
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While me and my family headed out on the highway to visit family, we began to hear a noise coming from the engine, soon after it sounded as if the engine had exploded, and almost loosing control from the noise that it created, I was able to drive off to the shoulder and park my vehicle. Once I opened the hood of my truck I found that a spark plug had blown out of the socket and had also broken the ignition coil, soon after I ran to turn the engine off, do to smell of gas fumes. Thinking this was a one time only incident and not knowing that Ford had these problems. I had the truck towed to a mechanic only to hear that this was a common problem with the Excursions for this year. I then paid a couple hundred dollars and thought the problem was fixed. Going back home and taking the highway back home another spark plug blew out and once again broke the ignition coil with it as well. I was furious to find out that Ford has no re call and when I tried taking the truck to a pep boys auto or any other shop they told me that they would not lay a hand on the truck and that I had to take it to the Ford dealer ship if I wanted to get it fixed. Not happy I called Ford they wanted over $1,500 to fix the problem. This is really sad that this could possibly be the reason why I will possibly sell my truck and never buy Ford again. But this is a real safety problem that needs to get fixed, or it may end up killing someone later down the road.
My 2004 Ford Excursion threw a spark plug from the cylinder head last week. This caused me to leave my car on the side of the road and try and find a ride home. Once I got the truck home I found the coil had broken off of it's mount and the plug was resting in the hole of the head. The threads are mangled on the plug and stripped out in the head. I have researched this online and found hundreds of complaints about this same issue. Please make Ford take responsibility. . . Thank you.
Our 2000 Ford Excursion was sitting in the driveway and caught on fire. There was no one in the car at the time. The fire department was called and the fire was extinguished but the truck is damaged beyond repair.
Spark plug ejection 2000 Ford Excursion v10 6. 8l.
I have a Ford Excursion 2002 v10 with 116000 miles on it. After 8 hours of a road trip one of the spark plugs ejected from the engine. This is the second time this has happened with this motor. I purchased the vehicle at 100,000 miles and the owner had it happen once to him.
Turned car off, went into school. When we came out it was on fire. Vehicle is total loss, items lost not covered by insurance no vehicle to drive as insurance has still not settled claim.
I have been left struggling in the middle of no where to get help. While traveling on our 2000 Ford Excursion due to blown up spark plugs. It has happen to us one time in town and two times out of state. This has been very costly and frustrating to me and my family. I wish Ford would except this being a manufacture problem and do a recall on it.
Got up to start my vehicle when I heard a loud pop under the hood, when I checked I noticed a spark plug was ripped out of the engine. Got it repaird at around $. 400. 00 but it happend 5 more times ever since, each time a diffrent plug.
Spark plug blown out of 8th cylinder of v10 Ford triton.
My 2004 Ford Excursion just ejected a spark plug and it's threaded bushing. This is a factory defect and should be addressed by Ford and/or your office.
2000 Ford Excursion spark plug blown out of head on 9/30/2008 has not been fixed yet.
We have a 2001 Excursion, apparently according to the local dealerships owner, it is a common problem for plug blowouts and head blowouts in these v10 vehicles. If this was the case and Ford motor company actually makes a special repair kit for these issues, why were the consumers not notified of this defect by recall notice? this issue will cost upwards of 300$ of which we do not have to fix, due to Fords error in reporting this defect. We spoke directly to the owner of a local Ford motor company and were told that this is a common safety issue.
On Aug 29,2008 my 2001 Ford Excursion caught on fire I was never contacted my a Ford dealer or my insurance company that there were a recall on Ford SUV my SUV are total lost due to this fire as I look under Ford fire recall there are a recall on Ford SUV due to fire.
Sparkplug blew out of the engine head while driving resulting in a loss of power and very noisy condition. This is the second time in 6 months that I have had this same problem. The last time was October of 2007. The two incidents do not involve the same cylinder of the engine but they are on the same head. The repair will cost about $500 dollars and cost me the loss of my vehicle for 2 days. This is an issue with all Ford 5. 4l and 6. 8l engines. My brother has a 5. 4 v-8 and has had the same problem twice in his vehicle. Ford is aware of the concern but refuses to do anything to help because it involves somewhere around 17 million engines and is not cost effective. In my estimation, if Ford does not want to issue a recall, which I can understand because it would be an astronomical amount of work and money, then they should at least be required to help with the cost of the repair. The issue is caused by the design of the aluminum head and the amount of threads. Only about three threads hold the plug in the head.
I have had two spark plugs eject from the cylinder head on my Ford Excursion. The first plug ejected about three months ago. On the 24th of February 2008 a second spark plug ejected the cylinder head. The first problem was repaired at a Ford dealership, costing me $350. 00 to repair. I am currently waiting for a Ford representative to contact me about the second failure. The reason this is happening is because there are only approximately three threads tapped into the head to hold the pug in. A typical cylinder head usually has at least 1/2 of an inch or about 7-8 threads to hold the plug in. This is, in my opinion, an engineering defect with Ford being liable for the defect from factory. There is a safety hazard associated with this. When the spark plug ejects fuel vapor is blown out of the spark plug hole during the compression stroke. If the coil pack comes apart, as was the case in the first failure, that fuel vapor has the potential to ignite and cause a fire.
Spark plug blow out on 2003 Ford Excursion limited v-10 gas engine. This was spark plug on driver's side, rear of engine, closest to dashboard. Pulled head and found three of the remaining four threads to be worn. Considered same issue could be present on other side of engine, so replaced engine. Engine had approx. 106k miles. Was driving about 25 mph when problem occurred.
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|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||