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Ford Explorer 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Nov 01, 2004
Location:
Lowell, MA

none - just driving and engine stops without a sputter on highway at 55-65 mph or just idling, 2/3 dealer determines idle air bypass defective, 2/3 - driving home from dealer it does the same thing, 2/8 - dealer gets vehicle back and reprograms power control module, now it runs rougher than before and dies out more frequently. 2002 ford explorer 49k miles [xxx]. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73E12U. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 09, 2001. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EXPLORER 2002 Drive type:4WD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EXPLORER 2002 Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph. Dealer's name: Drum Hill Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 978-452-3900 . Dealer's city: Lowell . Dealer's state code: MA. Dealer's zipcode: 01851 .

Ford E-150 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 09, 2012
Location:
Nashville, TN

tl* the contact owns a 2008 ford e-150 van. the contact was driving 45 mph when the electronic throttle control warning light illuminated and the vehicle proceeded to stall. the vehicle was taken to the dealer six times regarding the failure. the manufacturer was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 98,452 and the current mileage 101,600. updated 04/25/12 *bf updated 06/07/12 *js

Mileage was 98452 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDNE14L48D. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2008. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Ford E-150 2008 Drive type:RWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford E-150 2008 Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph. Dealer's name: Town & Country Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 615-865-1280 . Dealer's city: Madison . Dealer's state code: TN. Dealer's zipcode: 37115 .

Ford F-150 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 07, 2012
Location:
Menoken, ND

tl* the contact owns a 1998 ford f150. the contact stated that smoke was seen coming from under the hood area. the vehicle caught on fire and the contact extinguished the fire by throwing water on the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. the manufacturer was contacted and provided no assistance. the failure and current mileage was 147,000.

Mileage was 147000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF08W6WC. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Focus 2001
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 02, 2012
Location:
Sheridan, IN

my last oil change i was inform the front subframe is badly rusted, to the point the mechanic could push a screw driver through it in spots. he informed me that driving it was a major safety risk, as the frame could fail, causing an accident. he said ford has not issued a recall. they must be waiting for a higher body count when the front end of the car fails while going down the interstate. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 122000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31311R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Expedition 2002
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2012
Location:
Stockton, CA

as i was merging onto the freeway, i heard a loud bang followed by a motorcycle sound out of my engine my check engine light came on, upon taking it to the shop and paying $94.50 just to look at it,i learned that my spark plug and coil box had exploded out......the repair place told me this is a on going problem with fords and charged me $400 to fix it... this should be a recall?????? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 147346 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Ford Five Hundred 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 08, 2012
Location:
Vaiden, MS

tl* the contact owns a 2007 ford five hundred. the contact stated that the dealer advised that oil and freon was leaking from the vehicle and the compressor would need to be replaced. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileages were 140,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):AFAHP25187G. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Expedition 1998
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 30, 2012
Location:
Charleston, SC

the sparks plugs burnt out they were ruined and i just had a tune up. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Taurus 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 19, 2012
Location:
Garland, TX

my 2005 ford taurus has a problem slowing down on several occasions when i attempt to slow down at stop signs or red lights. there's been many times when i've almost ran into a car in front of me because i could not stop or slow down. instead of stopping when i apply the brakes, the engine revs up and speeds up on its on. this has been going on for several months and i'm afraid that i may crash into someone in front of me at a stop sign or red light. also, even when i'm driving on the highway or a normal street or road, the car will sometimes speed up on its on even when i take my foot off the gas pedal. this is very dangerous and i'm going to take my car to a ford dealership to see if they can fix or repair this manufactured defect. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP56U95A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Ford Windstar 2003
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Aug 16, 2008
Location:
Birmingham, AL

i have had multiple problems with my 2003 windstar sel to include complete failure of the vacuum system where brakes, power steering didn't work had to have towed. the dealership could not fix and did not have a recall. hoses in this system kept coming off. interior lights kept flashing on without any being turned on. also the "passenger door is open" light stays on. along with abs/brake light stays on. i have taken my van in to have brakes checked. there was no problem with brakes. i have maintenance done on regular basis. problems started with 50,000 miles. i am a single woman and need reliable transportation which this van is not. when is ford going to recall for electrical problems? dealership is of no help, only want to charge for something they can't fix. i took to dealership when front passenger window didn't open. dealership stated that it needed a new motor. i knew better as this had happen before. took home and after a little bump in the road window started working again. part of the crappy workmanship ford used to put together. also dealership stated there was no recall for the problem with vacuum system which i was told was a design problem. ford needs to address all the problems associated with this model. i wonder how many others have this same problem? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford Freestyle 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2012
Location:
Sun City Center, FL

vehicle lunges forward and rear in garage at start-up and freezes at 30 miles per hour on highway when using speed control

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDK031X5G. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Fusion 2010
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
Murphy, TX

on 5/12/12 coming home from a softball tournament with the cruise on at around 65 mph the yellow wrench light came on. engine was still running but could not accelerate. coasted into a church parking lot. put the car in park and restarted. when restarting seemed hard to start...like an alternator issue. arrived home safely (was about 5 miles from home when incident happened). on 5/13/12 (sunday) same issue except it happened 3 times during a 30 mile trip. the last time i had pulled over and put it into park i was worried it wouldn't start...turned and turned but slowly...again sounded like an alternator. i had issues with the cruise control a few months back and of course nothing was found to be wrong. short story is when i hit "resume" to get it back to the speed it was while on cruise control the rpm's will run 5000-6000 for f a r longer than it should. the car will be to the desired speed and it will stay at the high rpm for 4-6 seconds instead of kicking into the next gear which obviously is hard on the engine and gas mileage. not happy with the dealership in their investigation of matters and not happy with the car itself. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Ford Freestyle 2006
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 13, 2012
Location:
Independence, MO

motor surge, leaching out of control. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FMDK06126GA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Ford Taurus 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 09, 2012
Location:
Temple Hills, MD

vehicle engine revs up to over 4000 rpm plus at city and highway speeds with no warning, no foot on accelerator, no use of cruise control and regardless of what gear the vehicle is in. in city, speeds rapidly increase from 25-50 plus without touching accelerator and/or from 50-to 80 plus at highway speeds. only way to stop it is to ride the break and/or turn off the vehilce. dealer has attempted to identify and fix the problem twice with no success and waiting on ford to identify and find a permanent fix. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP53U75A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Flex 2010
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2012
Location:
Chester Springs, PA

vehicle bogs down during acceleration. no trouble codes shown. not speed specific. mpg has dropped significantly, from 24 highway mpg, to 14 highway mpg. just had transfer case replaced. feels as if the vehicle is fighting itself again. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 23500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMHK6DT4AB. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford FLEX 2010 Drive type:AWD. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Ford Focus 2010
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 01, 2010
Location:
Heartland, TX

focus would lose rpm's when idling, would almost stall. took to dealership and they first said it was due to tank being topped off and said it was corrected. problems still existed so took back 2 more times and finally said it was a sensor. replaced and worked fine for couple of years. now it is having same problem, seems the sensor for the idle is not made very well. have appointment scheduled to take in for repairs. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3FN2AW. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Ford FOCUS 2010 Drive type:FWD. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2012
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Mar 15, 2012
Location:
St Petersburg, FL

tl* the contact owns a 2012 ford explorer. the contact was driving 60 mph when burning fumes were emitted into the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that under heavy acceleration, the gills allowed exhaust fumes to be emitted into the vehicle but they were unable to provide a remedy for the problem. the manufacturer was contacted who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 4,500 and the current mileage was 6,309.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMHK7F83CG. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 60 mph.

Ford Taurus 2005
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 07, 2012
Location:
Virginia Beach, VA

i was driving approx 30 miles an hour when the car started to accelerate on its own. i had to pull over on the side of the road and turn the car off to stop the acceleration. pressing the break had no affect on the car auto accelerating. this has been happening very frequently over the past week. no when it starts to accelerate by its self i put the car in neutral and it accelerates up to approx 4000 rpm, to stop the acceleration i press the gas pedal and release quickly and the car settles back down, stopping the acceleration. i feel that this is very dangerous to me and my family and needs to be investigated. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 107000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP53U85A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford TAURUS 2005 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Ford Edge 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 01, 2008
Location:
Lino Lakes, MN

tl* the contact owns a 2008 ford edge. the contact stated that the vehicle was being examined by an authorized dealer for routine maintenance when she was informed that the battery was corroded. as time progressed, the vehicle would not start. the contact stated that the vehicle would not start on five occasions. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. the failure mileage was 6,000. updated 07/06/12 *bf updated 07/12/12

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FMDK49C08B. Vehicle was using anit-lock brakes.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Ford EDGE 2008 Drive type:AWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Ford EDGE 2008 Engine Transmission Type: AUTO. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph. Dealer's name: Tousley Ford . Dealer's telephone number: 651-484-7231 . Dealer's city: White Bear Lake . Dealer's state code: MN. Dealer's zipcode: 55110 .

Ford F-150 2008
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 02, 2012
Location:
Deer Park, TX

had a p/m check done on my vehicle by my mechanic. during the check, he informed me that the ignition coil for cylinder 5 was going out. he advised that this was common. he also adv that he needed to replace the spark plug but he did not want to until i check info on the 9/16 plug on-line. this plug has history of breaking (design flaw- carbon fusing/replacement mc plugs have been redesigned) based on info in various forums. the plug did break during extraction requiring additional work/expense. called a local ford dealer service mgr who advised he was unaware of that happening before 80k mls. an email to ford revealed that they are unaware of any problems/recalls or tsb (which do exist). in other words, they will not do anything. i am now worried about plugs breaking during scheduled tune resulting in additional expense even at ford dealer .(as per comments on line forum) this is clearly a design flaw w/ motorcraft plugs and they know it (tsb's) can you help? *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2007
Ford Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2012
Location:
Milwaukee, WI

i noticed while driving my 2007 ford explorer sport trac that something was wrong with the engine. i thought it might be the transmission, because when accelerated it would become sluggish and make a loud roaring noise. the temperature light came on for about 8 seconds and the temperature gauge went to the top for about the same amount of time. then the light went off and the gauge went back to normal. then engine sound and speed appeared to be normal. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 20 mph.


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