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Cruise Control Problems of Ford Expedition - part 1

Ford Expedition owners have reported 211 problems related to cruise control (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2013 Ford Expedition 1
Failure Date: 08/25/2017

While driving (speeds ranging from 25mph- 70mph) the cruise control on our 2013 Ford Expedition limited el will self engage. Tapping the breaks and hitting the cruise control "off" switch will temporarily deactivate cruise control but it will reengage without driver engaging cruise control accelerating the car. This has happened multiple times even after turning off and restarting the car (and across multiple days).

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 2
Failure Date: 07/19/2017

I know for a fact there was a massive recall on the model. The cruise control malfunctions and catches on fire when the key is not in the ignition. Most of the f-150 engine fires were traced back to a faulty cruise control. The vehicles usually burned when the vehicle has 160-180,000 miles on the speedometer. My 2000 Ford Expedition burned caught my home on fire and nearly killed three people and several pets. The vehicle in question belongs to a good friend. They mentioned in passing that the cruise control is malfunctioning. This vehicle is exhibiting the exact same symptoms that my Expedition did just before it caught fire. I unplugged my friends Expedition cruise control. I am shocked this vehicle is no longer on the recall list. If this vehicle was repaired during the recall it would not be malfunctioning now.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2017

Fuses blowing as soon as put in box. Smoke coming from cruise control switch.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition 4
Failure Date: 12/11/2016

When driving in cold weather the vehicle continues to accelerate after you have released the accelerator. It doesn't matter whether you are using the cruise control or not.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2011 Ford Expedition 5
Failure Date: 12/11/2016

Stability control applies brakes randomly in normal conditions. Primarily this has been at slow speeds. Brakes pulsate and vehicle is difficult to steer/control. On 12/11/2016 the stability system kicked in at the same time the "resume" button was pressed for the cruise control. The front brakes applied with force as the car was trying to accelerate to 70 mph with the cruise control. The vehicle began to fishtail and the transmission locked up. I was able to get the car to the side of the interstate, but the vehicle behind me had to swerve into the median to avoid hitting me from behind, and the driver in the right lane was forced to brake to avoid me. The vehicle was travelling at approximately 67 mph on interstate 85n in south carolina. This problem had been reported to my Ford dealer, but they "could not find problem" in service dept.

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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 6
Failure Date: 07/21/2015

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2010 Ford Expedition 7
Failure Date: 04/14/2015

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 8
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

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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car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2003 Ford Expedition 9
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 1999 Ford Expedition 10
Failure Date: 07/10/2012

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.


 
car image   Cruise Control problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 11
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 12
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 13
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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2008 Ford Expedition 14
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 15
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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 16
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 17
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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2004 Ford Expedition 23
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.

car image   Cruise Control problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 24
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 25
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.