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Cruise Control Problems of Ford Expedition - part 1



Ford Expedition owners have reported 202 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition 1
Failure Date: 05/04/2013

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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 2
Failure Date: 04/12/2012

The contact 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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition 3
Failure Date: 04/09/2012

The contact owns 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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 4
Failure Date: 11/13/2011

Tl- the contact 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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Ford Expedition 5
Failure Date: 08/10/2011

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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 6
Failure Date: 06/12/2011

The contact owns 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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 7
Failure Date: 05/30/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked and the cruise control switch caught fire. The fire was extinguished by the fire department and a fire report was filed. The fire department advised that the origin of the fire was the vehicle speed control. The vehicle was completely destroyed and would be towed by the insurance company. The dealer was not contacted and the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 117,000.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 8
Failure Date: 09/24/2010

2000 Ford Expedition caught on fire sept 24 2010. Mechanic said it was due to cruise control device that I never received a recall for. Master solenoid and plastic coating under hood are all melted, SUV is totaled.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 9
Failure Date: 07/11/2010

Ford truck fires. . Ford Expedition fire due to defective cruise control switch.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 10
Failure Date: 06/12/2010

I drove the Expedition yesterday afternoon and returned home approximately 5:45 pm cst. Approximately 11:15 p. M. He heard popping noises and attributed it to early fireworks in the neighborhood. At 11:30 p. M. The fire department knocked on our front door to ask if our vehicle was on fire in the back. Our 2000 Ford Expedition was engulfed in flames and the fire department was putting the fire out. It was brought to our attention several times since last night that the vehicle may have been under a recall for the cruise control system and similar fires.


 
car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition 11
Failure Date: 03/09/2010

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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 12
Failure Date: 03/06/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that the brake lights would illuminate without warning and the cruise control was inoperable. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 05v388000 (vehicle speed control) but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic for inspection but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not provide any assistance. The failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 180,000.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 13
Failure Date: 01/29/2010

The contact owns a 1997 Ford Expedition. While driving 70 mph with the cruise control activated she was unable to disengage it. When she attempted to stop the vehicle it continued to accelerate up to 80 mph. The current mileage was 176,000. The failure mileage was 117,668.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition 14
Failure Date: 01/23/2010

The contact owns 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.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 15
Failure Date: 12/11/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The contact stated the vehicle was repaired under NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05v388000 (vehicle speed control). Since repairs, the contact stated the engine would exhibit an unusually high increase in rpms when utilizing the cruise control. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs or a diagnostic of the failure. The failure mileage was 138,000 and the current mileage was 147,349.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 16
Failure Date: 11/27/2009

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Expedition. The cruise control on the vehicle was inoperative. A fuse and the brake lights on the vehicle were replaced. Two weeks after the repair, and while the vehicle was parked for fifteen minutes, the vehicle caught on fire. The fire spread quickly and caused a nearby vehicle to also catch on fire. Both vehicles were destroyed. The manufacturer was notified, and she was advised that there was an open recall on the vehicle (see NHTSA campaign id number: 05v388000). They stated that they would further investigate the failure. The failure and current mileages were 175,000. Updated 01/08/10 updated 01/12/10.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 17
Failure Date: 10/20/2009

My 2001 Ford Expedition recently suffered a total loss engine fire -- according to the fire department's investigation, it was likely caused by a cruise control problem/malfunction that was due to faulty manufacturing by the Ford motor company. The vehicle was turned-off and parked in the parking lot at my office at eglin air force base, florida when the fire started. After the fire, I learned that there was a recall for my Ford truck because of this exact problem -- as a 20-year active duty military veteran, I was never notified by Ford about this potential hazard. I thank god that this didn't occur in my garage where the truck was always parked -- my garage sits directly below the bedroom where my two young boys sleep. My Expedition, which I bought new in 2001, was a total loss. It was in excellent condition until the day of the fire -- I reported the fire to my insurance company, usaa. Unfortunately, Ford has not provided any assistance or support after this horrible and life-threatening incident.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 18
Failure Date: 10/11/2009

Recall on the cruise control on what was my 2000 Ford Expedition.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 19
Failure Date: 09/18/2009

My Ford Expedition 2001 is stuck in park position and the interior roof lights are dead along with everything else riding on that circuit. I called the dealer and they advise it's a defective brake release switch. I replaced the switch and that did not resolve my problem as the 5a fuse keeps popping. According to internet sources, other customers had this problem and it's affiliated with a Ford recall # 05v380000 (vehicle speed control). I took the vehicle to the dealer this morning they replace the faulty component as instructed by the recall notice; however, the problem still exist. Further investigation pointed out that now, the cruise control servo and plug is what is causing the short in the electrical system. When I received the recall notice a few years ago the dealer the dealers resolution was to disconnect the working cruise control and now it become problematic perhaps from having an exposed plug creating a fire hazard. Ford motor company refuses to pay for the related damages resulting in a short in the electrical system thus resulting in a potential creating a fire hazard. The technician mentioned the switch was leaking and it appears my vehicle was about to catch on fire. Now they insist I should come out of pocket to pay over $850 to clean up the mess resulting from their design flaw and current recall. I called Fords consumer relation & customer service line 800-392-3673, note reference # 0342422649 and spoke with representatives emily, andrea and two supervisors barbara and joel. The dealer in this case mullinax Ford also called to inform them of the relative concerns to seek authorization for repair and we were both declined. This is highly disappointing and unfair to the consumer, my check was good when I purchase the vehicle and all I ask is that they stand behind the product and accept ownership. My wife and two small children ride in this vehicle daily it just disgust me how they can hide behind the phone and claim no ownership.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition 20
Failure Date: 08/28/2009

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?.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 21
Failure Date: 08/16/2009

2000 Ford exp went up in flames after returning from a trip to the grocery store on 8/16. Was just at repair shop for cruise control not working on 8/14. Told that Ford had a recall and that I needed to take it to a dealership to be repaired. Everything inside the vehicle was destroyed as well as the concrete sidewalk it was parked on.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 22
Failure Date: 06/07/2009

My 2000 Ford Expedition caught on fire while parked in my drive way (which is a total loss). The vehicle had not been in use for about a day before it caught on fire. The vehicle was parked so close to the garage door that if I were not out side at the time of the fire I would of probably seen my house burn down as well. The garage door although sustained some damage. After the fire was put out by the fire dept. I was asked if there were any recalls on the vehicle. When the VIN was checked on Ford website it turned out that the vehicle had a recall on the cruise control switch which we were never notified of. Not only were we not notified but no were on their recall did it say of the damage it could cause. I found out by internet research that if it is not replaced it could cause under the hood fire.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 23
Failure Date: 05/29/2009

My 2001 Ford Expedition erupted in flames at 3 am on may 29th, 2009. It had been parked for 12 hours in my driveway. I was never notified by Ford about a recall, nor did my local dealership who serviced my Expedition warn me of a recall. After arson and explosive detectives and departments examined my vehicle it was found to be a faulty cruise control switch. The vehicle was a total loss and only liability coverage was in effect.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 24
Failure Date: 05/22/2009

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Expedition. In 2007, the contact received a recall notice regarding the cruise control. The vehicle was repaired at that time. Two years later, the vehicle burst into flames while parked in the driveway. The fire department extinguished the fire and stated that it was caused by an electrical malfunction with the cruise control. The NHTSA campaign id number was unknown. The failure and current mileages were 134,000.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition 25
Failure Date: 10/24/2008

The contact owns 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.