Ford Expedition owners have reported 5 problems related to car throttle sticking (under the vehicle speed control category).
While I pulled in a parking lot after freeway driving the throttle sticks. This only happens in lot temperatures. This makes the vehicle unsafe to drive. You have to push the brake extremely hard to stop and the moment you remove your foot from the brake the vehicle speeds up. When this happens on snow cover roads the abs kicks in. When the abs releases the brakes the vehicle jerks forward 2 to 3 feet. This is a major safety issue making the vehicle unsafe to drive. Ford has issues a TSB on the problem (TSB 01-21-5) suggesting a pvc repair kit. The problem is not being caused by a defective part, it is a defective design allowing moisture to enter the system from the pcv and ice up the throttle plate. This needs to be a recall.
See all problems of the 2000 Ford Expedition.
1997 Expedition throttle was stuck open. *****
while driving in below zero temps the throttle stuck open. The vehicle was taken to and auto center who located a bulletin indicating that the throttle sticks after steady driving in cold ambient temps. The date on the bulletin was oct 26, 1998.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford Expedition.
The caller complained about unwanted vehicle acceleration. This happened regardless of weather conditions and intermittently. Dealer can't find the cause of the problem because they could not duplicate it. Manufacturer said they would note the problem and contact dealer if they found an answer. Caller stated it happened mostly when vehicle was sitting still, like at a light or stop sign. Caller said the problem she read about was the throttle sticking. The consumer states that this could've caused and accident, she was in her driveway and the car lunged forward while her foot was on the brake pedal. Update 4/23/07tr.
See all problems of the 2002 Ford Expedition.
On four different occasions when driving at 40 mph down a tow lane highway throttle body was sticking wide open, and causing unwanted and unexpected acceleration. Also, accelerator pedal is free of play. Consumer has contacted dealer.
The fuel throttle is sticking.
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|Cruise Control problems||
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||
|Accelerator Stuck problems||
|Speed Control Linkage problems||
|Accelerator Pedal problems||
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
|Speed Sensor problems||