Engine Head Gasket Failure problems of the 1999 Ford Expedition

Five problems related to engine head gasket failure have been reported for the 1999 Ford Expedition. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Engine Head Gasket Failure problem 1
Failure Date: 11/28/2003

Continuing oil leak on a 1999 Ford Expedition from the head gasket. Head gasket replaced at 14,000 miles under warranty and now it is leaking again at 37,000 miles. Ford must perform a recall on this problem.

car   Engine Head Gasket Failure problem 2
Failure Date: 01/26/2003

Head warped on engine . 008". Warp beyond repair tolerance thereby requiring a complete rebuild with new heads or new engine. Ford refused to offer any help with this even though this happened at only 75,000 miles. Engine shows evidence of head gasket seepage over a long period of time. In service manager's opinion "only a head gasket failure could cause this type of failure. " this 5. 4l v8 is renowned for head gasket failure. According to Ford's own admission this is a manufacturing defect and therefore this motor has had this problem from day 1 of the manufacturer's warranty. 6 months prior to this failure this had had a broken valve spring. These heads are also renowned for blowing spark plugs right of the head.

car   Engine Head Gasket Failure problem 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2002

Consumer states while servicing vehicle noticed there was an oil leak in the engine, dealer has been notified and states it is not a manufacturing defect consumer is having it serviced. The cause of oil leak was determined to be head gasket failure.

car   Engine Head Gasket Failure problem 4
Failure Date: 06/01/1999

Second right side head gasket failure in first year of life.

car   Engine Head Gasket Failure problem 5

These head gasket failures are common on the late 1998 and early 1999 5. 4l engines. Many have been repaired under the 36,000 mile warranty. How ever, it appears that this defect can occur at any mileage. Ford has refused to repair my vehicle since it occurred after the warranty and no recall has been issued. From the number of documented failures of this component, I feel Ford should extend the eingine warranty or just recall the engines in question. There are two tsbs on file (8093-122 &13846-124) that detail the dates of manufacture and the engines involved. There are dozens (if not hundreds) of this gasket failure noted on various internet sites, most that I can find have been covered under the 36,000 mile warranty, others under extended warranty. In any event, this gasket/head is a defective component that will fail and should be corrected by Ford motor company.

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