Cruise Control Problems of Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition owners have reported 202 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
#1 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition
The vehicle was a 2003 Ford Expedition. The cruise control won't work at times. The few times it does work the cruise control will accelerate or turn off on it's own. I've taken it to different Ford dealerships as well as two firestone businesses and they haven't detected anything wrong. It was Sat., May. 4, 2013 when this cruise control issue happened.
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#2 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FMRU15L92_. The vehicle involved is a 2002 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and shut off when it caught on fire. The contact was able to extinguish the fire and the vehicle was towed to the dealer. The dealer confirmed that the cruise control and master control sensors needed to be replaced as per the instructions of NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05v388000 (vehicle speed control). The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was advised that the vehicle would not be repaired under the recall because the contact was sent notice of the recall and never responded in order to have the vehicle repaired. The contact stated that he never received notification of the recall. The failure and the current mileages were 171,297. This cruise control problem happened on 04/09/2012.
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#3 - Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition
The VIN of the car is 1FMPU18L9W_. Consumer owns a 1998 Ford Expedition. While parked, the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire department was called and a report was filed. The fire department stated that the fire was caused by a short in the cruise control switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 202,000. This cruise control issue occurred Apr. 12, 2012.
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#4 - Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition
There was crash involved with this Ford Expedition. Tl- the reporting person owns a 1999 Ford Expedition. While driving 55 mph with the cruise control function activated, the contact stated she applied pressure to the brakes but the vehicle did not stop. The cruise control function did not deactivate and the contact crashed into several vehicles. The contact sustained bruising and injuries to the knees and lower back. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure, nor was the vehicle diagnosed or repaired. The current and the failure mileages were unknown. Kmj. This cruise control issue occurred Nov. 13, 2011.
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#5 - Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Ford Expedition
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Ford Expedition. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMFU19598_. Car was on cruise control and the accelerator was pressed to pass another car. The accelerator got stuck and the car kept accelerating. The brake was pressed and we tried to turn off cruise control and it would not stop accelerating. Finally, it made a popping sound and stopped accelerating. It happened multiple times on the interstate. It also happened when we got off on to highway and accelerated. The cruise control was not on and it just kept accelerating, the brake would not stop it. The accelerator was just stuck accelerating. The failure date was August 10, 2011.
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#6 - Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition
VIN of the vehicle was 1FMRU15L01_. The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that vehicle caught on fire while parked. Prior to the fire, she noticed a burning smell when she activated the cruise control function. The fire department was notified of the failure and was called to extinguish the fire. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The current and failure mileage was 200,000. A police report was not filed. This cruise control issue occurred June 12, 2011.
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#7 - Cruise Control problem of the 2007 Ford Expedition
The vehicle involved is a 2007 Ford Expedition. While driving 67 mph with the cruise control activated, it failed to deactivate when the brake pedal was depressed. The brake pedal extended to the floorboard and the vehicle would not stop. The contact had to shut off the engine in order to stop the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall when he attempted to accelerate from a stop. As of November 14, 2007, the dealer was unable to diagnose the failures. The failure mileage was 11,950 and current mileage was 12,000. Updated 12/12/07. This problem occurred on Saturday, November 10, 2007.
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#8 - Cruise Control problem of the 2005 Ford Expedition
The car was a 2005 Ford Expedition. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMPU16535_. : the contact stated while at a stop light, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle began to accelerate as if cruise control was engaged. The contact tried to depress the brake pedal harder until it goes away. There was no warning signal prior to the incident. The problems persisted intermittently while the vehicle was idling. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who could not duplicate the problem. The second time, the service dealer adjusted the calibration for a temporary remedy. After a couple of months, the problem persisted and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, who installed a flight record box. The contact kept the flight record box for two weeks and returned to the service dealer but the readings could not be determined. The vehicle was taken to the dealer six separate times for the same problem. The manufacturer was notified and did not offered any resolution. It was 09/01/2006 when this cruise control issue occurred.
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#9 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition
The vehicle is a 2004 Ford Expedition. While driving in cruise control mode at 65 mph the cable stuck in open. Consumer was unable to disengage from this mode by depressing the brake pedal. Consumer had to put the vehicle in the neutral gear and turn the vehicle off. The cause of the cable sticking is yet to be determined. This cruise control issue occurred Sat., Dec. 6, 2003.
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#10 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition
The vehicle having this issue was a 2004 Ford Expedition. On December 5, 2004, my family and I were driving south on interstate 5 near edmonds, washington. The cruise control motor of our 2004 Ford eddie bauer Expedition engaged on its own and malfunctioned in such a way as to open up the throttle on the car. We were sent at high speeds through traffic with no way to stop. Braking the car, putting the car into neutral or lower gears, nothing worked. We narrowly avoided many collisions which could have resulted in serious injury or death to our family and others on the road that day. My husband is an excellent driver and remained calm. We made our way through traffic to the side of the road where he was able to slam on the emergency brake and turn the key off. All four brakes were billowing smoke. Our local dealer has "fixed the problem" but I am compelled to warn other drivers of our difficulties. We have been unable to reach a representative from the Ford motor company. I believe they know of this mechanical failure because they changed the cervo motor that controls the cruise control in their 2005 model. We have found other individuals on the internet that had the same near death experience. I hope Ford does not wait for someone to die before they ask for a recall. Please help me warn other drivers. Thank you!. This issue happened on December 5, 2004.
#11 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition
The vehicle involved was a 2004 Ford Expedition. While on the beltway driving at 55 mph steering wheel started to vibrate. Then, consumer saw smoke coming from under the hood. Consumer pulled over , and the passenger opened the hood to find flames coming from under the hood. Assistance was provided by a state trooper. The fire department responded to contain the fire. Consumer mentioned the cruise control was on earlier. This vehicle was not included in cruise control NHTSA recall 05v017000. This cruise control problem happened on Wednesday, Mar. 9, 2005.
#12 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition
The VIN of the problem Expedition is 1FMEU18W3W_. 1998 Ford Expedition caught on fire while the vehicle was parked and the engine was cut off. The consumer believed his Expedition suffered from the same defect in the cruise control deactivation switch as other vehicel's. This cruise control issue occurred Jul. 6, 2005.
#13 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford Expedition. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FMFU18L64_. Cruise control stuck and the speed would accelerate and there was no way to turn off cruise control or slow down truck. The failure date was February 23, 2008.
#14 - Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMPU15L54_. The vehicle involved is a 2004 Ford Expedition. She smelled plastic burning in her garage; however, she observed flames coming from underneath the hood of her vehicle. The fire department extinguished the fire and the vehicle is in her garage. The vehicle was destroyed and there were major damages to her residence. The dealer was not notified. Her insurance company stated that Ford will be sending out an investigator to determine what caused the fire. There is an incident report from the fire department . There is a recall on Ford vehicles for the cruise control switch but at this moment they don't know if that caused the fire to occur. The failure and current mileages were 79000. This problem occurred on Sat., Jan. 23, 2010.
#15 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMPU16W13_. Contact states: has a 2003 Ford Expedition, which is one of the ones cited in the report from cnn on Thursday June 16, 2005 about the cruise control switch. She is going to call Ford to see about getting it replaced. She has 4 small children, and she car pools with small children all of the time. . She wants to file a complaint with NHTSA. This problem occurred on Tuesday, June 21, 2005.
#16 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition
The owner has a 2003 Ford Expedition. While driving at 50 mph the cruise control began making a grinding noise and the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was towed. The contact was concerned about the safety risk after viewing a news report related to the cruise control. This problem occurred on Jan. 14, 2007.
#17 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMPU16L93_. 2003 Ford Expedition fire, started near the brake master cylinder, vehicle was a total loss. The vehicle was running at the time with no one in it. It was June 12, 2007 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#18 - Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition
The VIN of the problem Expedition is 1FMPU18LX3_. My 2003 Ford Expedition burst into flames on Sunday, June 22 at 5am. The truck hadn't been driven since 7pm the previous evening. While the travis county fire marshall is still finishing up the investigation, all signs point to the faulty cruise control module. My car was gutted, it also totaled the car next to it and most of my garage went up in flames! Ford should be required to send out serious recall notices to all owners ASAP! people are dying. . This cruise control issue occurred Sun., Jun. 22, 2008.. Read more...
#19 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford Expedition. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMPU18L1Y_. While vehicle was parked, a fire started under the hood. Vehicle was totaled. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The failure date was Sep. 8, 2004.
#20 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The car is a 2002 Ford Expedition. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FNM767Y68_. Consumer received recall 99v062001 concerning cruise control cable. No parts were available. It was Mon., Mar. 28, 2005 when this cruise control issue happened.
#21 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
2002 Ford Expedition - cruise control stopped working approximately one month before engine caught on fire while car was parked, not running. It was Apr. 20, 2005 when this cruise control issue happened.
#22 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
Vehicle identification number (VIN): 1FMRU17L82_. On the early morning of July 2, 2005 a fire started in our 2002 Ford Expedition. This has subsequently been confirmed by the houston fire department and 2 independant consultants retained by our insurance company. They indicated that the cause of the fire was the cruise control brake deactivation switch. The fire destroyed both of our vehicles and our home. The total damages are estimated at approximately $650,000. What is more concerning is that we were aware of the problem with the switches - in early may we took our Expedition to randall reed Ford in humble, texas and they told us they had replaced the switch. Are the replacements as dangerous as the originals?. It was Tue., Jul. 2, 2002 when this cruise control issue occurred.
#23 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The vehicle is a 2002 Ford Expedition. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMRU15L32_. The contact received NHTSA recall letter campaign 05v017000 concerning the speed control deactivation switch. He awoke to discover that this vehicle caught on fire during the night. There was extensive damage, and the insurance agency deemed the vehicle a total loss. No repairs could be made due to the damage sustained by the fire. This cruise control problem happened on 11/14/2005.
#24 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
VIN of the vehicle was 1FMRU17L52_. Ford has a recall on 2002 Ford Expedition. In December 2005 they put a harness on the switch because switch was not leaking then. In September 2006 my cruise control went out because of the switch leaking and subsequent failure. At that time Ford made us pay for this repair job even though they know these switches are bad. We have the part that they replaced. Recall should advise that they are only keeping the bad switch from starting a fire, not replacing a defective switch. The failure date was Fri., Sep. 15, 2006.
#25 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The car was a 2002 Ford Expedition. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMPU18L72_. First I had a fuse blow,that prevented the car from being put into gear. Once the fuse was replaced, it was fine. A week later,while stopping at a gas station,with the car turned off, smoke started coming from the front of the hood. Within minutes the whole engine was on fire. It wasn't until later that I found out that this problem was nation wide! I bought the car from a dealer,that was not a Ford dealer, so I received no recall notices! the car was totaled. This problem occurred on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
#26 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is 1FMPU16L82_. 2002 Ford Expedition I purchased 6 days ago caught on fire in my front yard. The vehicle was not running it was just sitting in my yard. I informed the seller when I purchased the vehicle that the cruise control did not work and a few other things were wrong. I was told to bring the vehicle back on the day that it caught on fire. Before I left my house, I was informed by a neighbor that it was on fire. I do have a police report of the incident. Received 12/12/07 . 64200. Updated 12/12/07. This cruise control issue occurred Wednesday, September 19, 2007.
#27 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The car was a 2002 Ford Expedition. The cruise control switch that was under recall caused my 2002 Expedition to catch fire in my driveway. I had gone down when the recall was first announced, but the part was not available and no one ever called me to let me know that the part was available. It was October 22, 2007 when this cruise control issue happened.
#28 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The car involved is a 2002 Ford Expedition. I have received letters from Ford stating that there is a defect in my cruise control system on my 2002 Ford Expedition. I have been receiving such letters for over two years. I have on at least six occasions attempted to schedule an appointment to get this repaired at one of several local Ford dealerships. I am constantly informed that there is a shortage of parts and they cannot schedule the repairs. If this is a serious safety concern, Ford needs to make it a priority to make the parts available. My most recent letter is dated may 20th, 2008. It was May. 1, 2006 when this cruise control issue happened.
#29 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FMPU16L02_. I bought my Ford Expedition (2002) brand new, have always been the registered owner and have never received a recall notice for the vehicle. My Ford Expedition caught fire at our family medical facility (rancho bernardo) after an hour of being off and parked. The medical facility announced a car on fire with description and I ran outside and called 911 but fire department responded as I was still on the phone. Thanks to the lightning speed of rb fire there was no damage to anything except my vehicle. The firefighters on the scene told me that they suspected the cruise control switch. It only burned inside the engine compartment - in front of the driver side. An independent fire investigator determined after completing his investigation that the vehicle fire was due to a faulty cruise control switch and brake fluid had leaked into the electrical circuit that is always on for the cruise control. The vehicle was still declared a total loss by my insurance company due to high repair estimates. On 8/5/2008 my insurance company purchased the vehicle from me for a little over the kbb private party value due to recent vehicle add-ons I provided receipts for. My insurance company waived the deductible. My family (3 people) was down to 1 car for a little over a month and we all work and go to school. On several days I had to get a rental car and did not have insurance to cover these costs and have not been reimbursed for the days I had to rent a car. This cruise control issue occurred June 23, 2008.
#30 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FMRU15W92_. 2002 Ford Expedition spontaneously combusted. Last drove 8 hours prior to fire. Dealer disconnected cruise control switch on 11/30/05 (as per recall) and my documentation from dealer shows this service was done. Have never been notified by dealer of new part availability. So what cause the fire? did have a fuse blow about 6 days prior. This is the fuse that includes control of the shift lock. Truck is totaled. This cruise control issue occurred Oct. 15, 2008.
#31 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The VIN of the car is 1FMPU16LX2_. Consumer has a 2002 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the cruise control switch was inoperative. Through online research, he found recalls listed for the same year, make, and model of his vehicle, but was unsure if they pertained specifically to his vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 140,000. The failure date was Oct. 24, 2008.
#32 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
2002 Ford Expedition, sticking throttle or accelerator causes sudden acceleration and is quite dangerous, has happened several times and almost drove into a building. Almost feels like the cruise control is engaged but is not, this has happened just sitting at a stop light and happened when trying to pull into a parking spot and has happened a few times while driving. The failure date was Mar. 9, 2010.
#33 - Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FMRU17L62_. My Ford Expedition 2002 was recalled for fire hazard due to the cruise control. I had the repair done at mccoy mills Ford in fullerton CA. And a few weeks later my car burst into flames in my driveway while parked. The car was totaled and now I do not have a car and can not buy any thing comparable for the 12,000 the insurance paid. I believe Ford owes me the difference because I followed the rules and had the car "repaired" by them. What should I do now?. This issue happened on Fri., Aug. 28, 2009.
Other Vehicle Speed Control related problems of Ford Expedition:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Cruise Control problems||202|
|Vehicle Speed Control problems||168|
|Car Accelerates On Its Own problems||26|
|Accelerator Stuck problems||15|
|Speed Control Linkage problems||14|
|Accelerator Pedal problems||12|
|Throttle Control Warning Light On problems||7|
|Speed Control Cable problems||5|
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||4|
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||2|
|Speed Sensor problems||2|
|Speed Control Springs problems||1|