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Automatic Transmission problems of the 2000 Ford Expedition



Six problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2000 Ford Expedition.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 1
Failure Date: 05/27/2010

In the days prior I would sometimes have to manipulate the gear shift (automatic) in order to start the car. The car was in park on the flat part of my driveway when I stepped into the garage for less than 10 seconds. The car rolled away doing several thousands of dollars in damage to my vehicle and taking out the neighbor's tree and landscaping. The gentleman that helped me can attest that when he went to back the car up - the car was in park and he had to physically put it in reverse to move it.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 2
Failure Date: 02/12/2003

Concern: engine running rough with hesitation between shifts (automatic) and the amber service engine soon light is on. Correction by dealer: test eec, r&I upper intake, clean egr passages, replace pfe sensor and number three coil, replace spark plugs.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 3
Failure Date: 09/01/2002

When vehicle is put into reverse gear it will shift into 4x4 low gear, which could result in an accident.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 4
Failure Date: 07/25/2002

There are several incidents, with different symptoms involving the electronic automatic transmission beginning 4/00, this has become an ongoing problem. Back in shop at the moment, going into 4x4 by itself. The incident that I reported, involved complete failure of the range sensor, vehicle could suddenly not shift beyond second gear on the interstate. Max speed I could maintain was 50mph at 3400rpm's. Dealer replaced sensor, 30 miles later went out again, next dealership replaced again and main processor. Now unannounced goes into 4x4 difficult to turn, and then in a few miles, goes back off. This symptom, is now the second occurrence in 2 years.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 5
Failure Date: 06/01/2001

Transmission went out at approx. 4000 miles. Ford replaced transmission under warranty, but Ford will not acknowledge transmission problem with Expedition. I feel transmission should be on Ford recall list. I know of numerous other Expedition owners who have had to replace their transmissions. I also have an engine acceleration problem, which Ford has acknowledged is very common on the Expedition. They are supposed to fix it on 8/27/01. Ford tech. Told me it is very common problem and they may have a recall on it. (the acceleration problem.

car   Automatic Transmission problem 6
Failure Date: 12/15/2000

On a dry-flat road, the SUV was stopped - put in reverse - the SUV automatically accelerated to 50 miles per hour - the brakes would not stop the SUV - an ey-witness said the the SUV was "bucking" - possibly from the brakes catching but not stoping the SUV. The svu hit a tree and flew into the woods -- only then did it stop. Ford corp. Has not responded to any inquires - this needs attention - the next time - someone could be seriously hurt!.