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Electrical Failure Problems of Ford Expedition



Ford Expedition owners have reported 14 problems related to electrical failure (under the electrical system category).

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 1
Failure Date: 02/09/2011

The contact owns a 1997 Ford Expedition. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph with the windshield wipers activated and suddenly without warning the windshield wipers failed to function. In addition, the entire electrical system failed with a strong burning odor emitting inside of the vehicle. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated there was water leaking into the fuse box as a result it caused a shortage within the gem module. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

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car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 2
Failure Date: 03/16/2009

Windshield leaking water causing erratic and unpredictable intermittent electrical failures in a 2001 Ford Expedition. Windshield wiper operation is effected by water intrusion into the fuse panel and gem as stated in Ford motor company advisory. When vehicle is placed into drive it operation of the windshield wipers is either non operational or only operational when vehicle is placed back into park. This a major safety issue which has been swept under the rug by Ford motor company. This issue has been documented by numerous complaint on this web site alone. But until someone is injured or killed well this issue come to light and action to correct the problem which effect many families that use these vehicles everyday rain or shine. These incidents have been going on for more than three years.

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car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 3
Failure Date: 09/09/2008

Windshield leaking water causing erratic and unpredictable intermittent electrical failures in a 2001 Ford Expedition. This is dangerous.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 4
Failure Date: 04/23/2008

I have a 2000 Expedition that is experiencing electrical failure, dead battery every week, clicking from under the dash, lights flashing on the interior, radio/clock lights fail, drivers side back side window fails to open and rear window wiper stopped working. The flashing, clicking and other various electrical quirks happen at random times but the drained battery happens every week. I can jump start the truck but when it sits for a few days undriven and I try to start it. . . Dead battery. I have replaced the battery several times until I realized it wasn't a faulty battery, it is an electrical malfunction. I took it to our local Ford dealership to have it checked. I had also informed them of the leaking windshields/gem module problem I had read about. They informed me that they had several Expeditions serviced with the same electrical malfunctions. They called me and said it was a dead battery after I did their job and informed them of the leaking windshield/gem module. I asked them to please check the module and whatever else was needed to fix my truck. They later said they checked it and found no corrosion in the gem module. They also said since it wasn't "coding" they had no clue what was causing the electrical failure. They said this without further investigation into other possible causes such as moisture in the keyless entry pad which is known to be faulty and a replacement part available. All that was done was to put a new battery in my truck, told my problem was a dead battery because it's their policy that when a vehicle comes in for service, to find the most logical reason for malfunction when it wont code and sent home with a truck that I know will not start in a week, possibly catch fire due to electrical problems, possibly kill someone or burn my house down.

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car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 5
Failure Date: 06/14/2006

: the contact stated the front windshield leaked rainwater into the vehicle and the dash panel area. Afterwards, the power and electrical features did not work. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who determined due to the heavy rain the windshield seal leaked and the water caused an electrical failure of the central junction box.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 6
Failure Date: 05/12/2006

Electrical hazard due to water intrusion resulting from windshield leak. 2001 Ford Expedition experienced several electrical failures during rain storm including but not limited to windshield wiper failure, headlamp failure, window/door lock failure, ac runs with ignition off and keys removed, car attempts to start without keys or driver.


car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 7
Failure Date: 04/12/2006

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Expedition. The windshield leaked when it rained and caused an electrical failure in the gem box. The failure mileage was 85,000. The engine remained on after the contact removed the key from the ignition. The dealer replaced the gem box. However, they did not reseal the windows to prevent it from leaking. The current mileage was 97000.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 8
Failure Date: 10/01/2005

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Expedition. Occasionally in cold, snowy, or rainy conditions, the vehicle would experience electrical failure. The windshield wipers would not work, the radio would turn on and off randomly, and the headlights flashed on and off. The contact needed to disconnect the battery in order to shut off the headlights. The dealer could not duplicate the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000 and current mileage was 60,000.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 9
Failure Date: 02/22/2005

On several occasions my lights and/or radio and or wipers would give out during a rain storm. On the last occasion my car's electrical system failed and my car turned off. I could not re-start until next day. I took it to the dealer and they told me that water had seeped in between the windshield and into the electrical control box. They would have to remove the windshield, re-caulk it, replace the gem and fuse boxes and that would take care of the problem. This was not under warranty because the caulking had deteriorated with time as it normally would. I've had cars for 10 to 15 years and the caulking on the windshield has never deteriorated like this. The SUV is only 4 yrs old anyway. My problem was compounded by the fact that they broke the windshield during this process and I was stuck for that cost also. Total of $1,223. 67.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 10
Failure Date: 12/23/2004

I had complete failure of electrical systems due to water leak around front windshield and/or moon roof.


 
car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 11
Failure Date: 12/26/2003

We parked our 2000 Ford Expedition XLT in front of our house after driving it approximately 45 miles towing our boat. We arrived at our house around 9:15pm. At around 10:30pm, my neighbor knocked on my door and told me that my car was on fire. Flames were coming out from under the hood and the left-front tire was on fire. 2 neighbors and I sprayed the vehicle with garden hoses until the fire department arrived. They had to rip the hood off the vehicle in order to put the fire out. After inspecting the burn damage, the fireman indicated that the fire started on top of the engine and was probably due to an electrical failure. He also stated there was no sign of malicious activity. The adjuster will not come out until Monday, but the fireman indicated that it would most likely be totalled.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 1998 Ford Expedition 12
Failure Date: 08/01/2001

Vehicle will not start. Also, electrical system failed, making it impossible to open and close doors or windows.

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car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 2001 Ford Expedition 13
Failure Date: 12/24/1999

On 01/04/10 we had snow and rain. I drove to a store with my 2001 Ford Expedition and when I wanted to leave the car failed to start. I had to sit in the cold (13'weather) waiting for some one to help for almost an hour. When I took it to the dealership the following week, they slammed me with $1000 in repair costs - money I cannot afford to spent on a vehicle especially if it is the manufacturer defect, the repairman admitted that this vehicle had issues with leaky windshields that goes into the fuses box and the short out the electrical system, I did experience electric shock also when I touched the vehicle, at the time I did not think anything of this but now I fear that this electrical problem will cause sparks that can cause vehicle fires. Furthermore - if you're driving and the powersteering fail due to electrical problems it will cause accidents. Please look into this and help loyal Ford owners to get the repairs they deserve.

car image   Electrical Failure problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 14
Failure Date: 03/01/1997

Electrical failures caused vehicle to stall in traffic many times.