general problems of the 1999 Ford Expedition - part 1

61 problems related to engine and engine cooling have been reported for the 1999 Ford Expedition. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 1
Failure Date: 07/21/2018

Spark plugs blowing out of the engine repeatedly while driving.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 2
Failure Date: 08/29/2016

The contact owns a 1999 Ford Expedition. After parking the vehicle near the contact's garage, a fire erupted under the hood. The contact was alerted to the failure due to the alarm sounding. The fire department extinguished the flames. The vehicle was not diagnosed and remained parked at the contact's residence. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 06e056000 (fuel system, gasoline) and 98v312000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 3
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

The contact owned a 1999 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire while parked in the driveway. The police believed that the fire originated on the driver side under the hood. A police and a fire report were filed. The contact was able to extinguish the fire with two fire extinguishers and a hose before the fire department arrived. A passenger who was seated in an unknown location sustained a fractured right knee, which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 199,000. The VIN was not available.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 4
Failure Date: 05/12/2016

I was sitting at mc donalds getting food for my son, when a loud pop come from under my hood then my truck started to smell funny. Some cars were in front of me so they let me out. I pulled off to the side and called a few people that could tell me what was goin on. A man come and looked at it that worked on cars a crossed the street told me that it blowed a spark plug I never heard of anything like that. It had come completely out. There was oil on it. I had to have it redone so another spark plug could be put in there and now it has don it again. The same one number 2. Spark plug. This is crazy I don't have the money to keep fixin this truck over and over. I had to have it towed to my house when it blew the spark plug and I dono want to go though this again. Yall know that this is a default in theses vehicles but ur not doing anything about it. I have to use my truck to go to the doctors. And I can't go if it stays broke down. Yall need to take care of this problem . . . .

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 5
Failure Date: 01/10/2016

The contact owned a 1999 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 05v388000 (vehicle speed control). The vehicle was repaired. After the repair, while the vehicle was parked, it caught fire underneath the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire and a police report was filed. There were no injuries. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 6
Failure Date: 01/06/2016

A spark plug blow out of the engine. I purchased a dorman kit to repair and replace the spark plug. I am concerned about driving the vehicle far from home for concern that another spark plug may blow out of the engine. Ford motor company should have made the issue with the engine cylinder heads not having thick enough material to hold spark plugs in the threads a recall.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 7
Failure Date: 11/20/2015

#8 cylinder blew the spark plug out of the hole when the car was started.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 8
Failure Date: 02/01/2015

As I was on the highway, there was a loud blow out as I was going 60 miles per hour. This is the 4th time that I have had a problem with the coils in this truck and this time the actual spark plug blew out of the engine leaving a open hole that could ignite a fire. I have now spent over $3600 on repairs just to find out with doing some online research that Ford knew of this problem for years and has been blaming the consumer for tightening the spark plugs to tight and other bull that they come up with and not taking responsibility for the cheap aluminum plugs and plug wires in their vehicle. This effect cars and truck with this engine since 1999 and goes through vehicles of 2008. A 9 year problem and the Ford corporation did not do a recall. This will effect if I will be buying another Ford vehicle for sure.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 9
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

1999 Ford Expedition. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle blown spark plugs. The consumer stated while driving, the spark plug blew out the cylinder#8.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 10
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

Spark plug ejected resulting in fire. Injured hand putting out said fire.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 11
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

Blew out 3 spark plugs already. Now I need to get the engine fixed and spend 50% of the trucks value, because Ford rolled out a faulty design and wont own up. I've never heard of this blow out until I purchased a Ford, and I've owned soo many other cars that never experienced this. This needs to be recalled by Ford!.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 12
Failure Date: 03/11/2014

The contact owns a 1999 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that a fire originated in the engine compartment, causing the vehicle to become engulfed in flames. The flames spread rapidly and burned a portion of the contact's home. The fire department was contacted and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and current mileage was 240,000.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 13
Failure Date: 01/05/2014

I have had spark plugs blow twice in this engine while driving on the highway. The last time in January 2014 that I haven't had the money to fix this time. After researching on the internet, I have found that this is an extremely common problem with this particular vehicle and Ford has done nothing about it even though they know it is a common problem with their design. It is a wonder that more people haven't gotten hurt from this problem while driving on the highway.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 14
Failure Date: 06/19/2013

The odometer was rolled back by the dealer foreman motors inc. In melbourne, FL. The vehicle was listed for sale by them for $3995. Carfax. Com has the last reported mileage at 241,000 on June 15, 2012. The odometer was rolled back to 212,000. Now the engine is gone after only driving it for 200 miles.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 15
Failure Date: 06/06/2013

I bought this used 1999 Ford Expedition 5. 4l and noticed a knocking first time and saw that the #3 spark plug had come unscrewed from inside, then as I replaced it the #4 came unscrewed, re screwed it back in and now the obd ii codes came up the spark plug was no longer good, as I have wanted to change the spark plugs all new I am unable to screw back in a new spark plug in #4 spark plug hole. I didn"t know that spark plugs could unscrew on their own till now. I believe Ford if they knew about this problem in the first place they should repair at their own cost for something they knew would happen.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 16
Failure Date: 05/24/2013

Parked vehicle not running no recent work done truck just started on fire,under the hood around the brake master cylinder area. Vehicle had the Ford safety recall for the cruise control switch.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 17
Failure Date: 07/10/2012

Truck parked, not drove for three days, alarm went off and truck burst into flames in motor area, truck total loss, found out after fire they had recall on cruise control switch, would've been nice to know, so I'm sure several people unaware. Car company need to realize cars is how they make there money and our cars are the way we pay them.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 18
Failure Date: 02/16/2012

I just purchased this Expedition and the number 2 spark plug ejected from the engine destroying the coil pack and stripping the threads. I have read alot about this and feel that Ford should do something on this issue. So many people have spent so much money on a design failure that Ford does not want to take responsibility for. I have owned numerous Fords and I am very disappointed in this vehicle. Since I just got it I hope this don't happen again. It should be recalled.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 19
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

The contact owns a 1999 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that there was an abnormal vibration from the motor which was stripping the spark plugs. The dealer advised the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed and also advised that she purchase a spark plug kit. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, did not offer any assistance. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 135,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 134,500.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 20
Failure Date: 08/04/2011

While driving down the road maintain steady speed on level road number 3 sparkplug blew out breaking coil and dropping sparkplug on the road. Original sparkplugs had never been changed.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 21
Failure Date: 05/24/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 1999 Ford Expedition. While parked the contact turned on the ignition and noticed smoke was escaping from the hood and the defroster vents. The contact exited the vehicle and opened the hood and noticed flames. The fire department was called to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 167,000. Ds.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 22
Failure Date: 03/21/2011

Was driving along with my son in my 1999 Ford Expedition(eddie baur series) when all of a suden heard a pop took it to a macanic and they said spark plug blew and a coil would not fix the problem they said I would need to replace the cylinder head cuz the hole was to big I had this truck for only a month and a half and ive been reading that im not the only one with this problem. Something needs to be done about this. Please!!!!!!!!.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 23
Failure Date: 02/12/2011

I own a 1999 eddie bauer Expedition. Was at a light and turned right going about 20 miles and hour when I heard an exaggerated pop and it seemed like it rattled very loudly. This is the third time spark #3 has popped out. This is ridiculous. Worst part is that it happened at 2:00 am on a dark road. Had to get it towed to a local mechanic.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 24
Failure Date: 11/06/2010

For the 2nd time I have had a spark plug blow out of the engine. This time the gas caught fire. I managed to beat it out with my jacket, unhook the fuel injector, and drive the vehicle the rest of the way home. Fortunately the fire started just as I opened the hood and I got it out before any damage could occur.

car   Engine And Engine Cooling problem 25
Failure Date: 09/18/2010

My 1999 Ford Expedition blew a sparkplug. The cost to fix is ridiculous compared to the worth of my SUV now. I checked online and this apparently happens all the time to this engine yet there has been no recall. What is up with this? this is dangerous and costly. If brakes for japanese carmakers are recalled why not plug problems which can create engine fires and strand people far from home? please help?.



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