Ford Expedition owners have reported 206 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).
The contact owned a 2000 Ford Expedition. While stationary, the vehicle erupted into flames. The contact was alerted of the fire by neighbors. The fire department was contacted to extinguish the flames. The vehicle was destroyed. An investigator assessed that the failure was due to a defective cruise control deactivation switch which was related to an unknown manufacturer recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.
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On 04/14/2015 my friend our 2010 Ford Expedition el limited in the driveway and went into the house. Approximately 2 hours later she heard the alarm go off and went outside to investigate. The car had dark tints on the windows but the car looked darker than normal then she realized she couldn’t see in the car because it was full of black smoke. A few seconds later she saw a spark coming from the middle section of the dash board then all the windows blew out at once and the car burst into flames. She called 911 and the fire department managed to keep the fire from spreading to my house and my neighbor’s house. The fire was so hot it melted the frames of my windows and scorched the siding on that side of the house. The tree, bushes , grass and liriope on that side of the house caught on fire and there is glass all over my yard. The car was completely destroyed. I understand that Ford has had similar fires in the past with earlier models. Apparently they have not fixed all of the problems. The car was working well until the day it caught on fire. The arson investigator said that it looked like it might have started in the navigation system. Now I am reading that Ford has had problems with a “defective cruise control switch that has caused trucks to go up in flames” similar to how my Expedition was destroyed. I also read that Ford Expeditions as well as other Ford trucks have had a “possible defect in the speed control deactivation switch”. The article stated that, “some switches could leak. Because the switch has electrical power at all times, the leaking fluid could ignite and cause a fire, even when the vehicle is unattended”. Regardless of how it happened the truck obviously had a defect. I have photographs and my neighbors have video of the fire.
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My husband and I returned from our daughters house around 6pm, almost 8pm we heard 2 loud booms and then we looked out the window and the vehicle was in flames just in the front and shortly after the tires popped. The SUV was then blazing high at this time,then the fire department showed up. After sitting down and thinking a minute we remembered the recall cruise control switch issue with Ford which a lot of people reported fires happening. So now we wondering if this has anything to do with the recall. We would like someone to investigate this, we are very old and this was our only means of transportation. I don't understand how a vehicle that runs perfectly fine and had been off a couple hours can burst into flames in the front , I could understand maybe if were associated with the gas tank but I'm baffled. Please feel free to contact me!.
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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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Truck parked, not drove for three days, alarm went off and truck burst into flames in motor area, truck total loss, found out after fire they had recall on cruise control switch, would've been nice to know, so I'm sure several people unaware. Car company need to realize cars is how they make there money and our cars are the way we pay them.
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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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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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.
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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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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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.
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.
Ford truck fires. . Ford Expedition fire due to defective cruise control switch.
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.
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 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.
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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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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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.
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.
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.
Recall on the cruise control on what was my 2000 Ford Expedition.
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.
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?.
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.
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|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||
|Car Throttle Sticking problems||
|Speed Control Cable problems||
|Car Throttle Stuck problems||