Engine problems of the 1999 Ford Expedition
41 problems related to engine have been reported for the 1999 Ford Expedition.
Engine problem #1
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Ford Expedition. 4. 6 liter,v8 engine. Engine came with defective design which has a piston slap, causing vehicle to run and idle rough. TSB has been issued.
Engine problem #2
The car involved was a 1999 Ford Expedition. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMYV22EXX_. Consumer took vehicle to dealer for engine gasket repair, and dealer said it would be 3 to 4 months before parts would be available. This is not a recall part. This engine issue occurred 04/17/2000.
Engine problem #3
The vehicle was a 1999 Ford Expedition. The VIN of this Expedition is 1FMRU1863X_. This vehicle has had three blown head gaskets within the first 40000 miles, vehicle hestitates during acceleration which produces a significant safety hazard at intersections. This problem occurred on Nov. 27, 2000.
Engine problem #4
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Ford Expedition. Timing chain went out and engine misses. Had engine replaced once, still having problems. Took vehicle to dealer, and dealer could not duplicate problem. Please add VIN.
Engine problem #5
We just bought a 1999 Ford Expedition with 35000 miles. We have driven it for 5000 miles and now it needs a new right head gasket. I've read many complaints about the same problem. Any answers?. This engine issue occurred Friday, Mar. 7, 2003.
Engine problem #6
The car involved was a 1999 Ford Expedition. The VIN of the car is 1FMRU1866X_. I just purchased the 1999 Expedition 4. 6l XLT on March 4, 2003. The vehicle has approximately 38,000 miles on it, and I have only put about 500 on it since the date of purchase. I bought the vehicle in virginia and needed a maryland inspection. Upon the inspection, the mechanic noticed a leak around the engine. He did not investigate the issue, since it is not an inspection item. I am afraid that with all the other complaints about the right side head gasket, that this is in fact the problem. Will my limited power train warranty that the dealership gave me cover this cost. I think it is a complete shame that Ford has knowledge of this recurring problem but does not offer a solution. If there are any programs that Ford is offering, I would like to here about them. This engine issue occurred Thu., Mar. 11, 1999.
Engine problem #7
The vehicle is a 1999 Ford Expedition. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMPU18L3X_. Triton v8 5. 4l with 90,000 miles spark plug pulled out and destroyed the cylinder head. I was told by 2 mechanics that this was caused by poor design. There are only 3 threads holding in the spark plug. Ford has also updated this particular cylinder head but has not recalled it. This problem occurred on May 23, 2003.
Engine problem #8
Engine problems, I purchased a 1999 Ford Expedition 4x4 used Dec. 21 2002, in Feb 2003 I had to take it back to the dealer for a head gasket problem, had to have that repaired, after that was repaired while still in the shop the mechanic couldn't get it to run smooth. I was told that it was missing and was barely running, it would hardly take off and once you got rolling it would spit and sputter and cut off while driving down the road. I finally got it back 2 weeks later, when I asked what the problem was I was given the response, we don't know we just replaced parts until it was running smooth? what kind of answer was that? now here it is Aug 2003 and the engine is knocking! I took it straight to the dealer and they said yep sounds like you've got either a bad bearing or some kind of rod was bad???? hello???? then I was told to bring in back in a few days that they couldnt inspect it completely at the moment. Then I was told not to be driving it, ok how do I get it home if I cant drive it? how do I get it back in a few days if I cant drive it? I paid a lot of money for this piece of junk, why should I pay $20,000 for a vehicle and have to pay another $5,000 in 6 months just to be able to drive it again? whats up with Ford? are they so hard up for money that they have to shaft their customers? way to go Ford!! keep up the shafty work we all (customers) like to pay $20,000 + for a hunk of junk that we have to keep putting money into. I cant believe im paying payments on a vehicle that I cant even drive, that really sucks. To bad there isn't anybody that can make Ford do something about those bad motors and all the other problems they are having, yes I work everyday to pay for this lemon vehicle and whats even worse is that I have to bum a ride to work, now thats sad with a nice expensive vehicle sitting in my garage. It was Aug. 19, 2003 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #9
While driving my 1999 Ford Expedition 5. 4l on the interstate at 55 mph, a heard a noise which at first felt like something caught in the fan, but was alter determined that a spark plug #2 passenger side had blown out and broken off the coil causing contact with the 2 fuel rail. I have discovered that this is a common problem amongst Ford triton engine owners and the aluminum head is inadequate in keeping the spark plugs intact after 50, 00 miles or so due to a design defect. As I understand it, Ford has re-designed the head on newer models, but has not issued a recall for this defect. I feel that a recall is necessary because the coil can damage the fuel line and that could cause a fire in the engine compartment. This problem occurred on 01/18/2003.
Engine problem #10
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Ford Expedition. Right cylinder head warped, required replacement, Ford and dealer refused to cover. This engine issue occurred Jan. 27, 2004.
Engine problem #11
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Ford Expedition. Engine idling louder than normal. Needed a valve asy-idle air control. I know 3 people that had the same problem with their Expedition and they had the work done in the last 3 weeks. The failure date was 03/16/2004.
Engine problem #12
The vehicle is a 1999 Ford Expedition. #3 spark plug blew out at 67,000 miles. Original plugs from manufacture with all factory parts. Spoke with several Ford mechanics and others who have extensive work on this problem. Ford acknowledges no design errors. I found online that this has happened to several Ford owners with the 5. 4 l v8 and the v10 engine and on occasion with 4. 6l v8. This appears to me to be a design flaw that Ford should have recalled. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2004.
Engine problem #13
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Ford Expedition. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMPU18L9X_. The consumer noticed fluid leaking from underneath the vehicle. The mechanic informed the driver that the head gasket needed to be replaced. Please provide further details. It was Monday, Oct. 20, 2003 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #14
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Ford Expedition. I had a spark plug blow out of my cylinder head while driving. I have read reports happening all of the time and it is a very common occurrence. No warnings, just a $4000 bill to have the head replaced. This issue happened on 11/13/2004.
Engine problem #15
The car involved is a 1999 Ford Expedition. The VIN of this Expedition is 1FMPU18L7X_. While parked vehicle caught on fire in the engine compartment. The cause has yet to be determined. Vehicle was considered a total loss. This engine issue occurred Thursday, December 30, 2004.
Engine problem #16
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMRU17L6X_. My Ford Expedition blow a spark plug and know requires a head replacement (over $2500) talked with Ford dealership and they indicated that they see at least one Ford a month with this problem. This engine issue occurred Saturday, Mar. 5, 2005.
Engine problem #17
The vehicle involved was a 1999 Ford Expedition. VIN of the vehicle was 1FMPU18LXX_. Right cylinder head was leaking in 1999 Expedition with 56000 miles. Dealer or Ford would not correct problem and cost $2750 from Ford dealer to fix. Learned later that is not an isolated problem but wide spread. Why isn't Ford held responsible???. It was 01/14/2005 when this engine issue occurred.
Engine problem #18
My husband was driving our 1999 Ford Expedition and had just crossed the state line from connecticut into new york on I-84. There was a loud bang in the engine and a consistent banging thereafter. The car was not drivable and my husband pulled off the highway and called aaa for a tow. We had the car towed over an hour to the Ford dealer near our home. They determined that the #3 sparkplug blew out of the engine. It caused major damage. We had to have the entire engine head assembly replaced which cost us over $3500 and we were without our car for two weeks. It was April 29, 2005 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #19
The car involved is a 1999 Ford Expedition. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMPU18L2X_. The number three plug on the engine blew out. The spark plug came completely out of the head. The cylinder head had to be replaced. Please provide any further information. Also, provide correct vehicle identification number. Consumer believe this is a manufacture defect and should be a recall on this recurring problem. Have done some research on this problem and found numerous cases. Consumer do not think the public should have to pay for Ford design flaw. This engine issue occurred Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2004.
Engine problem #20
1999 Ford Expedition 5. 4l eng. Driving between office bldgs at low speed, hear explosion in vehicle front, heard debris impacting under engine hood and wheel wells. Had truck towed to dealer. Informed of spark plug blowout damaged header. Told this is common on 5. 4l not covered by warrantee. Cost: $3,600. This engine problem happened on November 18, 2005.
Engine problem #21
The car involved is a 1999 Ford Expedition. Driving down the interstate highway heard a loud pop, then a continious huffing sound from the engine compartment accompanied by a severe vibration. Pulled vehicle into the nearest rest stop and checked engine, found the second spark plug on the right bank (passenger side) had forceabily ejected taking the threads with it. The engine is a triton 5. 4l. The engine was repaired at a dealer (Ford country in henderson nv) by replacement of the head. It was 11/07/2005 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #22
1999 Ford Expedition - blow spark plug out of number 3 cylinder. Result is loss of power and very poor drivability at low speeds. Also, gas smell from leading injector in now open cylinder. Fortunately I was not towing when the plug blew, or the loss of power could have resulted in an unsafe situation. Ford dealer recommends replacing the cyl. Head ($3,000), doesn't acknowledge any defect that Ford has authorized. Several other mechanics indicate this is a common problem on this engine, deals with insufficient number of threads to hold the plug in the aluminum head. This issue happened on 12/24/2005.
Engine problem #23
The vehicle is a 1999 Ford Expedition. Pulling out from a stop sign in neighborhood when suddenly smoke smell and loud rhythmic banging from under hood. I immediately pulled over and had the vehicle towed to shop. They discovered a spark plug had blown through the head, requiring a head replacement. Subsequently I discovered this is a problem with Ford vehicles with the triton engine-design defect in that their are only 5-6 threads holding spark plugs in leaving them susceptible to this type of failure during normal operation. Ford would not assist me with repairs stating there was no recall dealing with this issue. It was Saturday, December 24, 2005 when this engine issue happened.
Engine problem #24
The vehicle involved is a 1999 Ford Expedition. : the contact stated while driving there was a loud bang in the engine. The vehicle immediately lost power and was uncontrollable. The contact pulled the vehicle to the side of the road. It was towed to an independent repair shop and the spark plugs were replaced. One month later another spark plug blew out of the engine. The vehicle was taken again to an independent repair shop were the spark plugs were replaced. The failure date was 01/03/2006.
Engine problem #25
My 99 Ford Expedition's spark plug ejected from the head. This has caused emotional distress, not being able to get to and from work and other places. I had it repaired for a price of $300 dollars. This was ridiculous, Ford should pay all expenses. Then I was driving today and another plug blew. My truck is sitting on the side of the road right now. This is terrible!. This engine issue occurred Wednesday, January 5, 2005.