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Rear Air Suspension Springs Problems of Ford Expedition



Ford Expedition owners have reported 11 problems related to rear air suspension springs (under the suspension category).

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 1
Failure Date: 09/06/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Expedition. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle began to ride very hard over rough terrain. The contact pulled the vehicle over and noticed that the suspension failed, which caused the rear of the vehicle to lower. The dealer stated that they would perform a free diagnostic. The current and failure mileages were 40,000.

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car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 2
Failure Date: 09/11/2006

: the contact stated upon entering the vehicle, the air suspension did not activate the shocks accordingly and the rear of the vehicle sat low on the ground. The dealer and manufacturer were alerted and suggested performing a diagnostic test to detect any possible failure codes.

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2002 Ford Expedition 3
Failure Date: 07/01/2006

Failure of rear air suspension while driving. Found previous modification to rear height sensor, replaced ball joint brackets with bolt, washer, and nut. "dealer not responsible", but they did adjust the sensor prior to sale.

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car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 4
Failure Date: 06/02/2006

Rear air bag suspension failed. The vehicle was almost on the ground and the gas tank was below the vehicle's rim.

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car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 1999 Ford Expedition 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

The air suspension system. This is the second 1999 Expedition that I have owned and the same thing has happened to both and I am unable to get any help from anybody as to why this has happened again. On both vehicles the air suspension stopped working in the rear section causing the vehicle not to lift up and making the vehicle bounce all across the road if you try to drive it. It does not raise back up at all and thus making the vehicle not able to be driven. I want to know am I the only one that is having this issue and also why with two of the same model vehicles that I have owned? is this a defect? everyone that I have talked to says that this is a very costly fix, maybe ranging from $600 plus. And I almost feel as though I am being robbed by having to fix the same problem that I had with the first 1999 Expedition that I owned. . . . Please help.

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 6
Failure Date: 10/08/2003

My 1997 Ford Expedition XLT rear air suspension at times will "lower" to an extremely shallow height. This is most likely to occur overnight; although it does not always happen. In fact, it has been known to occur after the vehicle has been sitting for as little as an hour and a half. On other occasions, the vehicle does not appear to lower at all, even after sitting overnight. The dealership cannot seem to diagnose the problem. Another mechanic believes that the problem is with either the vehicle's computer system, which appears to be signaling the valves on the air bags to release air but not signaling the valves to close at the proper point. He further suggested (either alternatively or perhaps additionally) that the problem might lie with the air compressor which is not properly regulating the release of air from these valves. He discounted any suspicion that this was any type of a leak in either the air bags or air lines, since no leak had been detected by the dealership and since the vehicle did not regularly lower after extended periods of idle time.

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car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 7
Failure Date: 01/16/2003

Ltr fm patricia blue-bilal (nc) request recall of the 2000 Ford Expedition air ride suspension system, also request reimbursement for repairs. The rear air ride suspension has been replaced on 8 different occasions.

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 8
Failure Date: 06/01/2002

Auto load leveling suspension failed June 2002. Dealer found wiring problem that caused short and caused sensor to fail. When system fails, system drops rear of car down on axle with no suspension. Vehicle is very unsafe to drive especially over rough road and when cornering. I complained to the dealer and Ford that this was a major problem and would be especially dangerous if towing a trailer when this happened. In may of 2003 system failed while towing a fairly heavy trailer. Trailer tongue hit the pavement. Vehicle was very unstable to drive and get safely off the road. This time the problem was a relay that failed. Vehicles with this load leveling system need to be recalled and modified to freeze the system in it's current state when a failure is detected and not to let out all of the air in the suspension. There needs to be a way to disable the system and manually add or remove air from the air shocks in this situation. I prefer to remove the "automatic" control from this system and control it manually.

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 9
Failure Date: 01/24/2002

The vehicle is rated capable of pulling our two horse trailer, while coming down the driveway, rear air suspension system went flat driving the nose of the horse trailer into the road. Had this happened on the highway it would have been a major mess. Is this common?.

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 1997 Ford Expedition 10
Failure Date: 06/01/1997

Rear air suspension system lifts rear of vehicle twice over the normal height, and bounces violently over normal street and highway surfaces. On occasion vehicle has gone out of control on the shoulder of the street before it could be stopped.

car image   Rear Air Suspension Springs problem of the 2000 Ford Expedition 11

Air link coupler separated, causing rear suspension to drop. Dealer is inspecting vehicle. Please provide further information.