Battery problems of the 2000 Ford Expedition



Eight problems related to battery have been reported for the 2000 Ford Expedition.

car   Battery problem 1
Failure Date: 01/24/2011

Sypmtom was a dead battery. Courtesy lights would not go off. Hard failure. Root cause was leaking windshield seal which corroded electronics. According to the Ford service bulletin this was first discovered well within the factory warranty period of the vehicle. An online search found numerous similar complaints along with a Ford service bulletin Ford special message #15773. Repairs to my vehicle included removing and replacing gem and cjb along with resealing the windshield. I purchased the vehcile new in April 2000 and it has never been in an accident. Repair cost was over $1400 for a latent defect that has been in the vehicle since it was built.

car   Battery problem 2
Failure Date: 03/15/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Expedition. Whenever it rained, the contact noticed that the warning lights would continue to illuminate off and on. The contact also noticed that when the key was taken out of the ignition all of the electrical components would continue to function and could not be turned off unless the battery was disconnected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the failure could not be reproduced. There were no prior warnings. The failure and current mileages were 180,000.

car   Battery problem 3
Failure Date: 12/20/2009

Sudden electrical issues resulting after rain. Radio played without key or ignition turned on in morning. Vehicle attempted to crank with key out of ignition would not stop until battery terminal removed. Radio would shut down when engaged in drive, returned when gear shift moved to park or reverse windshield wipers turn over when ignition initially turned.

car   Battery problem 4
Failure Date: 12/04/2008

First the blower would turn on high after the key was turned off. Then the dash warning light would flash on and off along with relays. The the abs relays would click on and off after key has been turned off. The wipers would stop will the vehicle was running. Now when the key is turned off and removed the car is still in the start position,radio,fuel inj. ,heater,wipers. All stay on. The only way to keep battery from dying is to disconnect the negv. Post. Then the theft light flashes sometimes when battery is re-connected causing the car not to start. I have checked and replaced many relays. I am at a loss,what can I do?.

car   Battery problem 5
Failure Date: 10/18/2008

Recurrent issue with my 2000 Ford Expedition. When it rains, the electrical system shorts out, causing the battery to drain, making it undriveable. Various electrical components go on and off without the key in the ignition, and some go out while driving. Extremely dangerous for windshield wipers to fail during a rainstorm!!! sometimes, there is a burning smell coming from below the steering wheel.

car   Battery problem 6
Failure Date: 08/21/2008

When I turned my trucks engine off last night and removed the key, the ac blower continued running. Of course it drained my battery. I replaced the battery. I researched the situation on the internet and found that hundreds of other Ford Expedition owners have the same problem. Due to a mal-fitting windshield, water drains into the fuse box. It shorts out the fuse box and gem module. My truck is now not working and estimates range about $1000 to fix. Clearly this should have been a recall issue, since Ford admits that the windshield is the cause of the problem.

car   Battery problem 7
Failure Date: 10/26/2007

My husband bought me a 2000 Expedition 9/15/2007, on 10/26/2007 after a rain, the electrical system went crazy. When I open the door, the radio was on and the chirp like I had a key in the ignition, not only to say, I just replace the battery this morning. The blower motor will not cut off even though the key is out. And the radio will turn off when I put the car in drive or reverse.

car   Battery problem 8
Failure Date: 02/08/2004

During rain, windshield leaks into electrical system causing vehicle to malfunction. Malfunctions include, windshield wiper failure, electric window failure and radio failure. The electrical system also remains on when the key is out of the ignition causing the battery to drain. I have gone to my car with my keys in my hand and the instrument panel show that I am running 100 mph and 6,000 rpm. The blower for the a/c also continues to run after the vehicle is turned off. When the vehicle is running, it tends to "fix itself" in park and neutral, but when shifted into reverse or drive the electrical system continues to malfunction.