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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Ford Excursion - part 1



Ford Excursion owners have reported 55 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Ford Excursion 1
Failure Date: 08/21/2016

I have a 2002 Ford Excursions and 2 time spark plug ejection from the motor.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2016

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Excursion. The contact stated that while parked and unoccupied, the vehicle independently started. The contact disabled the battery. The failure recurred on a separate occasion. In addition, the heater and the interior lights would activate without the vehicle in operation. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure was 111,000. The VIN was unavailable.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 3
Failure Date: 09/20/2015

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Excursion. While traveling at 70 mph, the speed began to reduce. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that thread gave way on the motor head. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 4
Failure Date: 06/25/2015

#7 spark plug blew out of the spark plug hole. Spark plugs were last replaced by a local Ford dealer in 2011. Internet research shows this failure and defective cylinder heads to be common in this engine, v-10 6. 8l.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 5
Failure Date: 04/07/2015

Steering sways its hard to drive it feels like steering isn't stable.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 6
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

Why do my spark plugs keep blowing out on this damn thing???? this is extremely dangerous & I'm sure people have died from this continuing to happen on the Ford trucks with aluminium heads.


car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 7
Failure Date: 10/29/2014

The spark plug blew out of the engine. This causes damage to the head and blow the ignition coil to bits. After looking online this appears to be a very common problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Ford Excursion 8
Failure Date: 10/23/2014

Repeatedly ejects spark plugs from cylinder head.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 9
Failure Date: 08/03/2014

Ford dose not have enough threads in spark plug holes and plugs blow out without warning , this left us stranded in unsafe location.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Ford Excursion 10
Failure Date: 05/11/2013

Accelerating from a stop, a spark plug ejected from the cylinder head.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Ford Excursion 11
Failure Date: 11/23/2012

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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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2001 Ford Excursion 12
Failure Date: 07/23/2012

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Ford Excursion 13
Failure Date: 06/27/2012

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2004 Ford Excursion 14
Failure Date: 06/20/2012

Vehicle engine ejects spark plug from cylinder head.

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Failure Date: 01/18/2012

#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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 16
Failure Date: 12/05/2011

Spark plug blowout.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2002 Ford Excursion 17
Failure Date: 06/01/2011

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.

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Failure Date: 11/18/2010

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 19
Failure Date: 07/17/2010

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 20
Failure Date: 07/02/2010

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 21
Failure Date: 03/12/2010

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Ford Excursion 22
Failure Date: 02/24/2010

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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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 23
Failure Date: 02/10/2010

Sparkplug ejection.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2000 Ford Excursion 24
Failure Date: 02/02/2010

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.

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Failure Date: 01/30/2010

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.

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