Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
05V388000FORD MOTOR COMPANY to 08/20/2002V (Vehicle)450000009/12/2005ODIFORD MOTOR COMPANY09/07/200509/07/2005
Defect SummaryOn certain pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles equipped with speed control, the speed control deactivation switch may overheat, smoke, or burn.
Consequence SummaryA fire at the switch could occur.
Corrective SummaryBy letter dated september 12, 2005, owners were instructed to return their vehicles to their dealers to have the speed control deactivation switch disconnected. owners who have had their speed control deactivated are being notified that parts will be available and advised to make an appointment to reconnect the speed control beginning in february 2006. owners who did not have their speed control deactivated are being notified to have their system remedied beginning in february 2006. owners are urged to avail themselves of the free disconnect service as soon as possible because of the significant risk of fire. owners may contact ford at 1-800-392-3673. (note: also see recalls 05v017 and 06v286)
NotesFord recall no. 05s28.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
0219309/30/200210008588Driveability-idle-high idle speeds-throttle sticks after steady state driving in extreme cold ambient temperatures-vehicles built through 12/31/01 equipped with 4.6l engine. *mj08/09/2004
0121510/29/2001627762A condition may exist, where throttle sticking may occur on a few vehicles in very cold ambient temperatures after operating at steady speed or extended idle for a period of time. *tt02/22/2002
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
1452512/01/2000616854Some vehicles may exhibit a rough idle condition as received directly from the assemly plant. *tt03/14/2001

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V336000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V347000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES05V388000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V488000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES07V078000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES08V025000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford
EA05005FORD MOTOR COMPANY03/22/200508/02/2006ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRES06V286000
 Ea05-005 is closed with ford

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
08/01/20121
 Vehicle was havin jerkin issues and check engine light was on, took to shop and it was about to blow out the spark plug, i was lucky and caught it and got it replaced but i have done research and seen that many others haven't been and that this is an ongoing issue. my next problem was acceleration, the gas pedal accelerated and cause me to crash into another vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene, there was no major injuries but 4 kids were in the vehicle and are now scared to even ride with me. mental stress is a major injury in my concern cause it hurts my heart to know my own children are scared that i wont protect them. my third problem is that just yesterday we parked on the side of the side of the road and the vehicle died and wont start, talked to mechanics and they say 01 fords have this problem, we now have a broke down vehicle and not too sure what the defect has caused more problems to be worse. due to the defect now the starter solenoid is out and we are unsure if possibly even the fuel pump. ford knows of all these complaints from other owners and has done nothing. just in my family i have 2 others that have the same vehicle and have had the same problems, why is it that ford is not doing anything about these defects that can cause major accidents and injuries??? *tr
08/01/2012
 Vehicle was havin jerkin issues and check engine light was on, took to shop and it was about to blow out the spark plug, i was lucky and caught it and got it replaced but i have done research and seen that many others havent been and that this is an ongoing issue. my next problem was acceleration, the gas pedal accelerated and cause me to crash into another vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene, there was no major injuries but 4 kids were in the vehicle and are now scared to even ride with me. mental stress is a major injury in my concern cause it hurts my heart to know my own children are scared that i wont protect them. my third problem is that just yesterday we parked on the side of the side of the road and the vehicle died and wont start, talked to mechanics and they say 01 fords have this problem, we now have a broke down vehicle and not too sure what the defect has caused more problems to be worse. due to the defect now the starter cylenoid is out and we are unsure if possibly even the fuel pump. ford knows of all these complaints from other owners and has done nothing. just in my family i have 2 others that have the same vehicle and have had the same problems, why is it that ford is not doing anything about these defects that can cause major accidents and injuries???
08/01/2012
 Vehicle was havin jerkin issues and check engine light was on, took to shop and it was about to blow out the spark plug, i was lucky and caught it and got it replaced but i have done research and seen that many others havent been and that this is an ongoing issue. my next problem was acceleration, the gas pedal accelerated and cause me to crash into another vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene, there was no major injuries but 4 kids were in the vehicle and are now scared to even ride with me. mental stress is a major injury in my concern cause it hurts my heart to know my own children are scared that i wont protect them. my third problem is that just yesterday we parked on the side of the side of the road and the vehicle died and wont start, talked to mechanics and they say 01 fords have this problem, we now have a broke down vehicle and not too sure what the defect has caused more problems to be worse. due to the defect now the starter cylenoid is out and we are unsure if possibly even the fuel pump. ford knows of all these complaints from other owners and has done nothing. just in my family i have 2 others that have the same vehicle and have had the same problems, why is it that ford is not doing anything about these defects that can cause major accidents and injuries???
08/01/2012
 Vehicle was havin jerkin issues and check engine light was on, took to shop and it was about to blow out the spark plug, i was lucky and caught it and got it replaced but i have done research and seen that many others havent been and that this is an ongoing issue. my next problem was acceleration, the gas pedal accelerated and cause me to crash into another vehicle and the vehicle fled the scene, there was no major injuries but 4 kids were in the vehicle and are now scared to even ride with me. mental stress is a major injury in my concern cause it hurts my heart to know my own children are scared that i wont protect them. my third problem is that just yesterday we parked on the side of the side of the road and the vehicle died and wont start, talked to mechanics and they say 01 fords have this problem, we now have a broke down vehicle and not too sure what the defect has caused more problems to be worse. due to the defect now the starter cylenoid is out and we are unsure if possibly even the fuel pump. ford knows of all these complaints from other owners and has done nothing. just in my family i have 2 others that have the same vehicle and have had the same problems, why is it that ford is not doing anything about these defects that can cause major accidents and injuries???
05/20/2012178000
 Slowing for a light, truck lunged forward while placing foot on brake. repeated situation on wed 05/30/12 while sitting at a drive thru, almost hit car in front of me.
05/20/2012178000
 Slowing for a light, truck lunged forward while placing foot on brake. repeated situation on wed 05/30/12 while sitting at a drive thru, almost hit car in front of me.
05/20/2012178000
 Slowing for a light, truck lunged forward while placing foot on brake. repeated situation on wed 05/30/12 while sitting at a drive thru, almost hit car in front of me.
05/20/2012178000
 Slowing for a light, truck lunged forward while placing foot on brake. repeated situation on wed 05/30/12 while sitting at a drive thru, almost hit car in front of me.
05/01/200210000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. while stopped at a traffic stop, the vehicle suddenly lunged forward while the contact depressed the brakes. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 10,000. kmj
05/01/200210000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. while stopped at a traffic stop, the vehicle suddenly lunged forward while the contact depressed the brakes. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 10,000. kmj
05/01/200210000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. while stopped at a stop light the vehicle suddenly lunged forward while the contact depressed the brake pedal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 10,000. ds
05/01/200210000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. while stopped at a stop light the vehicle suddenly lunged forward while the contact depressed the brake pedal. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic. the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 10,000. ds
10/10/201193000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that the vehicle was shut off for an extended period of time, when the vehicle caught on fire and burned to the ground. the fire department appeared on the scene and extinguished the flames. the contact was informed that the fire originated at the speed control switch. the vehicle was destroyed and towed home. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 93,000. kmj
10/10/201193000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that the vehicle was shut off for an extended period of time, when the vehicle caught on fire and burned to the ground. the fire department appeared on the scene and extinguished the flames. the contact was informed that the fire originated at the speed control switch. the vehicle was destroyed and towed home. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 93,000. kmj
10/10/201193000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that the vehicle was shut off for an extended period of time, when the vehicle caught on fire and burned down. the fire department appeared on the scene and extinguished the flames. the contact was informed that the fire originated at the speed control switch. the vehicle was destroyed and towed home. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 93,000. sm.
10/10/201193000
 Tl-the contact owned a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that the vehicle was shut off for an extended period of time, when the vehicle caught on fire and burned down. the fire department appeared on the scene and extinguished the flames. the contact was informed that the fire originated at the speed control switch. the vehicle was destroyed and towed home. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 93,000. sm.
09/03/2011150000
 I was backing into my barn to hook up my boat, all of a sudden the engine reved up to max reves and in a matter of seconds had bounced off the boat side , damaging the boat and continued on to tear out a wall in my barn. not knowing the extent of the damage i applied the brake and shifted into drive. the vehicle engine continued to reve at max speed tore down my drive hit my neighbors drive and it fliped over and took a 4 inch tree out by the roots. it landed on its top with me in it. the vehicle was totalled. this all happed so quickly i had no time to respond as i was being bounced around in the truck. just glad this did not happen on the highway as somone could be killed.
09/03/2011150000
 I was backing into my barn to hook up my boat, all of a sudden the engine reved up to max reves and in a matter of seconds had bounced off the boat side , damaging the boat and continued on to tear out a wall in my barn. not knowing the extent of the damage i applied the brake and shifted into drive. the vehicle engine continued to reve at max speed tore down my drive hit my neighbors drive and it fliped over and took a 4 inch tree out by the roots. it landed on its top with me in it. the vehicle was totalled. this all happed so quickly i had no time to respond as i was being bounced around in the truck. just glad this did not happen on the highway as somone could be killed.
09/03/2011150000
 I was backing into my barn to hook up my boat, all of a sudden the engine reved up to max reves and in a matter of seconds had bounced off the boat side , damaging the boat and continued on to tear out a wall in my barn. not knowing the extent of the damage i applied the brake and shifted into drive. the vehicle engine continued to reve at max speed tore down my drive hit my neighbors drive and it fliped over and took a 4 inch tree out by the roots. it landed on its top with me in it. the vehicle was totalled. this all happed so quickly i had no time to respond as i was being bounced around in the truck. just glad this did not happen on the highway as somone could be killed.
09/03/2011150000
 I was backing into my barn to hook up my boat, all of a sudden the engine reved up to max reves and in a matter of seconds had bounced off the boat side , damaging the boat and continued on to tear out a wall in my barn. not knowing the extent of the damage i applied the brake and shifted into drive. the vehicle engine continued to reve at max speed tore down my drive hit my neighbors drive and it fliped over and took a 4 inch tree out by the roots. it landed on its top with me in it. the vehicle was totalled. this all happed so quickly i had no time to respond as i was being bounced around in the truck. just glad this did not happen on the highway as somone could be killed.
06/12/2011200000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked it caught fire. she noticed a burning smell when she activated the cruise control function. the fire department was notified and arrived to extinguish the fire. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were 200,000. a police report was unavailable. bw
06/12/2011200000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked it caught fire. she noticed a burning smell when she activated the cruise control function. the fire department was notified and arrived to extinguish the fire. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were 200,000. a police report was unavailable. bw
06/12/2011200000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked it caught fire. she noticed a burning smell when she activated the cruise control function. the fire department was notified and arrived to extinguish the fire. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were 200,000. a police report was unavailable. bw
06/12/2011200000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that while the vehicle was parked it caught fire. she noticed a burning smell when she activated the cruise control function. the fire department was notified and arrived to extinguish the fire. the dealer or manufacturer had not been notified. the current and failure mileages were 200,000. a police report was unavailable. bw
03/06/2010180000
 Tl* 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.
05/30/2011117000
 Tl* 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.
03/06/2010180000
 Tl* 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.
05/30/2011117000
 Tl* 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.
03/06/2010180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that she got her vehicle repaired under the nhtsa campaign id number: 05v388000 (component: vehicle speed control) recall. the failure reoccured; the brake light illuminated and the cruise control would not work. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, but did not repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 180,000. nw
05/30/2011117000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle speed control caught on fire and the vehicle was burnt. the vehicle was parked and the vehicle caught on fire no one was injured. the fire department came and put the fire out there was a report if needed. the fire department informed the contact the fire started from the vehicle speed control. the vehicle was totally destroyed. the vehicle will be towed by the insurance company. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 117,000...mw
03/06/2010180000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that she got her vehicle repaired under the nhtsa campaign id number: 05v388000 (component: vehicle speed control) recall. the failure reoccured; the brake light illuminated and the cruise control would not work. the vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, but did not repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted. the failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 180,000. nw
05/30/2011117000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle speed control caught on fire and the vehicle was burnt. the vehicle was parked and the vehicle caught on fire no one was injured. the fire department came and put the fire out there was a report if needed. the fire department informed the contact the fire started from the vehicle speed control. the vehicle was totally destroyed. the vehicle will be towed by the insurance company. the dealer was not contacted. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 117,000...mw
04/16/2011135000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that after parking the vehicle and exiting, the vehicle then suddenly caught fire. no one was injured and the police and fire department were called to assist. a fire report was available. the vehicle was not towed and was waiting on an investigator to further inspect the vehicle for the cause of failure. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised them of the process of filing a claim. the contact stated that six years prior to the fire, she received notification of a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 05v388000 (vehicle speed control) that could potentially cause a fire. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 135,000.
04/16/2011135000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that after parking the vehicle and exiting, the vehicle then suddenly caught fire. no one was injured and the police and fire department were called to assist. a fire report was available. the vehicle was not towed and was waiting on an investigator to further inspect the vehicle for the cause of failure. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised them of the process of filing a claim. the contact stated that six years prior to the fire, she received notification of a recall under nhtsa campaign id number: 05v388000 (vehicle speed control) that could potentially cause a fire. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 135,000.
02/23/2011194000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in his garage for four days. the vehicle caught on fire starting from under the hood of the vehicle. the fire department was called and put the fire out and stated the fire started from the vehicle speed control switch. no one was injured. the vehicle was destroyed and the garage was damaged badly. the insurance company was contacted. the ford manufacturer was contacted and he was waiting on an answer from them. he also files a claim case# 0584960551. the failure mileage was 194,000...mw
02/23/2011194000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in his garage for four days. the vehicle caught on fire starting from under the hood of the vehicle. the fire department was called and put the fire out and stated the fire started from the vehicle speed control switch. no one was injured. the vehicle was destroyed and the garage was damaged badly. the insurance company was contacted. the ford manufacturer was contacted and he was waiting on an answer from them. he also files a claim case# 0584960551. the failure mileage was 194,000...mw
02/23/2011194000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in his garage for four days. the vehicle caught on fire starting from under the hood of the vehicle. the fire department was called and put the fire out and stated the fire started from the vehicle speed control switch. no one was injured. the vehicle was destroyed and the garage was damaged badly. the insurance company was contacted. the ford manufacturer was contacted and he was waiting on an answer from them. he also files a claim case# 0584960551. the failure mileage was 194,000...mw
02/23/2011194000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in his garage for four days. the vehicle caught on fire starting from under the hood of the vehicle. the fire department was called and put the fire out and stated the fire started from the vehicle speed control switch. no one was injured. the vehicle was destroyed and the garage was damaged badly. the insurance company was contacted. the ford manufacturer was contacted and he was waiting on an answer from them. he also files a claim case# 0584960551. the failure mileage was 194,000...mw
02/23/2011194000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated the vehicle was parked in his garage for four days. the vehicle caught on fire starting from under the hood of the vehicle. the fire department was called and put the fire out and stated the fire started from the vehicle speed control switch. no one was injured. the vehicle was destroyed and the garage was damaged badly. the insurance company was contacted. the ford manufacturer was contacted and he was waiting on an answer from them. he also files a claim case# 0584960551. the failure mileage was 194,000...mw
04/17/201089000
 Tl*-the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. while the contact was driving approximately 10 mph the vehicle accelerated and suddenly loss control which caused the vehicle to crash into a tree. the engine revved after the crash and the wheels continued to spin. the airbags deployed during the crash. the contact and front seat passenger sustained mild injuries. a police report was filed of the incident. currently, the vehicle was parked at the residence driveway. the contact stated before an authorized dealer performed repairs an appraiser must inspect the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 89,000. the vin was not available.
02/13/20101100001
 On 02/13/10 at approximately 10:30 a.m., i was driving my 2001 ford expedition with the 5.4 liter v-8 down us highway 151 north of fond du lac, wisconsin. the throttle/accelerator stuck and the expedition accelerated to over 60 miles per hour. i applied the brakes to slow down to avoid an accident. the engine continued to race and the back tires spun on the ice and the front tires stopped as i came to a stop upon the ice. i turned the ignition off. after a few minutes, i started the 5.4 liter engine again. the engine raced again with rpms reaching over 5000 rpms. i quickly turned off the engine ignition again and opened the hood and checked for obstructions. no apparent obstructions. after a few moments, i started the engine again and the engine idled down to normal rpm. i had an adult passenger in the vehicle that witnessed the throttle/accelerator stick.*tr
12/23/20091
 Parked vehicle at store and turned it off got out and went inside. then someone came inside and said that a black suv was on fire. returned to car and hurried and opened the hood. had a drink in the truck so got it and threw it on the fire got it put out and looked it had started at the master cylinder and cruise control sensor. *tr
11/27/20091750001
 Tl* 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 *bf updated 01/12/10.*jb
10/20/20091301421
 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. *tr
09/18/20091000001
 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 ford
05/29/20091602541
 My 2001 ford expedition erupted in flames at 3 am on may 29th, 2009. it had been parked for 12 hours in my driveway. i was never notified by ford about a recall, nor did my local dealership who serviced my expedition warn me of a recall. after arson and explosive detectives and departments examined my vehicle it was found to be a faulty cruise control switch. the vehicle was a total loss and only liability coverage was in effect. *tr
08/18/20081
 2001 expedition caught on fire went to receive part completed on vehicle service were out of stock of parts. due to ford not completing recall vehicle caught on fire. *tr
08/09/20081
 My 2001 ford expedition caught fire due to the cruise control and burned our house to a total loss and all of out other automobiles were burned to a total loss also we lost everything. *tr
08/30/20081320001
 My daughter was at hermann hospital in houston for brain and spine surgery. i drove my older daughter there at 9:00pm. at 4:00am i was awaken by security to inform me that my vehicle was burning in the parking garage. it is a 2001 ford expedition eddie bauer. the entire front end was consumed by the fire. smoke, water, and debris ruined the contents inside the vehicle. *tr
05/15/2008130000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. after driving the vehicle for fifteen minutes, it caught fire in the contact's driveway approximately 20 minutes later. the contact received a vehicle speed control recall letter approximately two weeks after the fire occurred. the vehicle was destroyed and a police report was filed. the current and failure mileages were 130,000.
02/01/2008008/07/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact received a recall notice for the vehicle speed control in august of 2007, and would like to know when the parts will be available for the repair. she is upset because no one knows their availability. there had been no failure to date. the vin, engine size, number of cylinders, recall number, and current mileage were unknown.
01/01/19011
 Re a recall on his 2001 ford expedition, wants to be reimbursed for out-of-pocket costs. *kb the consumers vehicle caught on fire and he believed it was related to the speed control deactivation switch. the consumer stated he never received a recall letter, however the manufacturer stated it was mailed to him. the consumer sustained injuries trying to put the fire out. *jb
10/07/2007128000101/21/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the vehicle was parked for approximately 5 hours when it caught fire. the vehicle was parked in the driveway. the bushes and concrete were damaged. the fire was extinguished by the fire department. two days prior to the incident, the brake warning light illuminated and there was smoke coming from under the hood. the brake fluid was refilled and the vehicle stopped smoking. the current and failure mileages were 128,000. updated 12-12-07. *kb updated 12/12/07 *tr
03/01/2004600001007/15/2003
 Several times, usually at stop lights, while idling with foot on the brake, the engine surges up to approx 1000 rpm for approx 3-5 sec. if foot was not on the brake, the truck could have accelerated into the car in front of me, or into the intersection. every time i'm at the ford dealership i have them investigate, but nothing is found on the computer code search, and the symptom is very irregular and rare, so it has not reproduced while at the dealer. i've seen this reported before on mycarstats.com. *nm
02/02/200740000607/04/2005
 Accelerator sticks at freeway speeds when very cold outside and driving at a steady speed over time. causes unsafe condition, only way to stop is shut off vehicle. *nm
08/28/2006111000106/02/2001
 Dt*: the contact stated the vehicle accelerated on its own while approaching a traffic light traveling 5-10 mph. the cruise control was not activated at the time. the vehicle continued to accelerate while stopped at the light. in order to stop the acceleration the contact put the vehicle in the park position. the vehicle continued to drive normally after pulling out from the light; however the problem reoccurred. this has gotten progressively worse over the last two
11/09/200539000512/26/2001
 Dt: the contact complained about several problems with vehicle. first, the accelerator pedal stuck. the dealer cleaned the throttle body which seemed to solve the problem. the vehicle would sometimes surge forward. she thought the surging was related to apparent transmission problems. she finally had the transmission rebuilt. part of the cost was covered under the extended warranty. secondly, the seat belt in the middle row did not retract correctly. the dealer could not duplicate the problem. therefore, no repairs were made to the seat belt. thirdly, the left rear door actuator had to be replaced because the power locks were not working. fourthly, the rear passenger child safety lock did not work properly. once the child safety lock was deactivated, and the door handle was raised from the inside, the child safety lock activated. the contact's husband corrected this problem by taking apart the lock and cleaning it. she had to push very hard on the exterior key pad to get it to work. the dealer did not think this was a problem since she was able to get it to work eventually. lastly, the right front power window worked intermittently. the dealer could not duplicate the problem, and no repair was made.*ak
09/30/20051
 Dt: the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. on friday, september 30, 2005, the contact was driving home from work, went home, picked up his family and started driving again. while in motion the contact began smelling and electrical burn. the contact had received a recall about the speed sensor control and called the dealer. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who disconnected the speed control sensor. the contact complained that the dealership only checked the speed control sensor and did not do anything to the rest of the wiring. there was no electrical continuity test. *sc
10/10/2002280002006/06/2001
 New 2001 expedition. started lurching forward in 2002. this happens when i was parking in the garage, the foot is not touching any of the pedals its coasting very very slowly cause your going to put your foot on the break to stop. all of a sudden it lunges forward at the same time radio goes louder and the air conditioner or heater speeds up, its like a power serge. it has taken a while to figure that out, it happens so fast and is not predictable. when it does happen like last week it had been months, i had completely forgot about it. i was in the driveway parking by our chevy truck and almost hit it. one time in the beginning it happened at a stop light i almost hit the car in front of me but i always have a few feet in front of me. however if i was at stop light and a pedestrian was walking across and this happened , i'm sure it would hit them cause they don't always walk between the white lines. in 2002 i did take the truck into ford dealer they ran a test and it didn't acted up on them they said that until it would do it for them they couldn't fix it. so now my son will be driving next year if the problem isn't fixed we will have to get rid of it . it is a nice suv and we wanted to have it for at least 200,000 miles. *nm
04/07/2005002/10/2005
 My vehicle, a 2002 ford expedition. spontaneously went into flames as it was parked behind my bakery business in hialeah, florida. it was destroyed and it also caused significant damage to my bakery business. this vehicle was off when it went into flames.
04/03/20052310/12/2004
 Surge gas/odi no.10108106- 010,odi895445,odi897959,odi8009292,odi8012749,odi10037108,odi10041253.odi10066799,odi10080504, i have a lot more off your site, surge is going to hurt someone please, this does warrent a safety on this. please respond, my garbage can could have been a child in crosswalk.*ak
01/05/2004105/26/2002
 My 2001 ford expedition xlt lurches forward when i am stopped in traffic or at a light. i have taken it in to the dealership several times to have the problem fixed. they cannot find a reason why my car does this. the service manager even drove the car around for a few days and could not figure it out. they tried re-setting the computer but that did not work. this is a big problem. it even happened when my mother was getting out of the car.*ak
11/23/200450000612/31/2002
 My ford expedition surges when i am idle at a traffic light or just stopped. it is so severe that i sometimes feels like i have been rear ended by another car. nothing bad has happened yet but i am afraid i may hit a pedestrian at an intersection i am stopped at or i may run into another car. *jb
05/24/2004506/10/2003
 While at a stop light with foot on brake truck wil accelerate without warning. the vehicle will surge forward. could be very dangerous. taken vehicle in to dealer 5 times but they are unable to duplicate the problem and refuse to fix it. ford engineer was sent to look at the truck and was also unable to duplicate the problem.*ak
05/13/2004620001
 While at a stop vehicle surged forward. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak
03/29/20041
 I own a 2001 ford expedition. in the years since i have had it i have experienced sudden acceleration numerous times. i have been fortunate in that when the sudden accelaration happens i have been at a stand still at a traffic light or heavy traffic and therefor already stepping on the brakes. the engine will rev up all of a sudden, it has caught me off guard a couple of times because it does not happen often but when it does you can of course hear it, feel the vehicle reving up and see the needles on the meters go all the way to the other end. the times that it did catch me off guard the truck jumped forward in the second it took me to apply the brakes. it has not caused any crash or injuries but i watched a report on nbc channel 2 news in houston and felt i should probably report this in case this is happening to more people with this type of vehicle it could be a serious problem.*ak
12/05/20011210/20/2001
 I own a 2001 ford expedition 5.4l and on at least ten different occasions the vehicle has suddenly accelerated. luckily, every time this has occured the vehicle was at a full stop and my foot was on the brake pedal. the vehicle would surge forward and the tachometer would jump to about 3500 to 4000 rpm. the surge only lasts for a few seconds, but it is enough to lunge the vehicle forward. after the second or third incodent we took it back to the dealership where we bought it (dub miller ford in rosenberg tx.) and they said they could not find anything wrong. i don't know what is wrong with this truck, but i would like to get it fixed before my wife or child are injured, this is my wife's primary vehicle and most of the incidents have happened to her.*ak
11/01/20037
 My suv occasionally accelerates when the rpms are low i.e. when idling at a light or coming to a slow stop. i have not had an accident or injury yet but i have taken it to the dealer a couple of times when it was still under warranty but they said they could find nothing wrong with it. the acceleration is not rocket-like but i can feel a slight jump and when this occurs i am quick to step on the brake. it does not occur on a regular basis.*ak
03/18/20033400010
 Vehicle surged forward while idling. a recording box was affixed to the vehicle and documentation was available. dealer examined the vehicle ten times, but could not resolve the problem. *ak *la
10/07/2003500001
 At any speed, or when coming to a stop, the engine revved and raced intermittently. the throttle had become stuck on many occasions. the consumer's wife was backing out of the driveway and the throttle became stuck. the vehicle went out of control and crossed the street, struck a vehicle, and collided into the side of a house. the manufacturer and dealer were aware of the problem. *ak *sc *jb
10/02/200381700212/31/2000
 I was sitting behind one vehicle stopped at an intersection waiting for the light to change. the engine suddenly revved and lunged forward. despite depressing the brake as hard as i could, i was unable to prevent the car from crashing into the car in front. i believe this surge may have happened previously. approximately 1 1/2 years ago, i was accelerating up a hill when i suddenly felt a surge forward even after i stopped pushing the accelerator. *la
607/01/2001
 6 times my 2001 xlt expedition has tried to take off with the brake applied. the speed and rpm gauge would show high output. at the same time the expedition would lunge forward. *ts *nlm *dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis***765666
04/13/2003430001010/01/2000
 The vehicle suddenly accelerated when the driver applied the brake. the dealer was notified. *nlm
01/22/200315438104/21/2001
 Engine accelerated and vehicle failed to stop when brakes were applied, vehicle continued to creep forward when shifted into neutral, then to park, causing damage to security gate and vehicle. vehicle stopped only when engine was turned off. *jb
05/01/2002605/01/2001
 High rpms when brake is applied, vehicle will surge foward without the drivers foot on the gas. this has occurred a total of 6 or more times it doesn't happen everyday. sometimes weeks can pass for it to happen. has been to the dealer twice, but was unable to remedy problem at this time. it's at the dealer for the third time. dealer said there is nothing they can do it's unsafe to drive. can cause a very serious accident wife is affair to drive. dt
09/12/2001608/01/2001
 Sudden and unexpected acceleration at or near idle while in gear. dt
 After vehicle comes to a complete stop or at idle vehicle launch forward at high speed, making it possible to have an accident or receive bodily injuries.*ak
03/15/2002
 On several occasions while applying accelerator pedal from a stop position vehicle would surge forward. dealer notified. feel free to provide any further information.*ak
10/12/2001
 While waiting at stop light with foot on the brakes vehicle suddenly, without warning, surged forward 2-3 feet. had taken vehicle to dealership several times, and mechanic placed vehicle on diagnostic machine. no codes appeared for surging problem. mechanic did replace air by pass valve, and had reprogramed pcm. *ak
08/29/2001
 When coming to a stop engine revs and vehicle jumps forward even with consumer pressing on brakes. vehicle will not stop. *ak
01/01/2001512/01/2000
 While engine isideling, vehicle will surge foward without the drivers foot on the gas, this has occurred a total of five times. dealer has been contacted, but was unable to remedy problem at this time.*ak consumer states four times incident happened while vehicle rolling with drivers foot on brake, the fifth time was with the brake totally depressed had just come to a stop and engine surged.*jb
105/17/2000
 While driving, rpms revved. also, consumer has smelled smoke coming from steering wheel column. consumer has contacted dealer. dealer unable to determine cause of problem. *ak *slc
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - ACCELERATOR PEDAL
02/02/200885327109/15/2004
 On 2 february 2008, my wife put our 2001 ford expedition in reverse to back into a parking spot. at this moment the vehicle accelerated at an extreme rate of speed backwards. my wife attempted several times to gain control of the vehicle. the brakes failed to stop the vehicle. the vehicle glanced off one wall into a small vehicle causing minor damage, ran into another small vehicle causing major damage, crashing into a brick wall of a church, spun around, and landed on the porch of a residents home for final rest, causing damage to the residents home. our 2001 ford expedition is totaled out. the airbags never deployed. there were no major injuries to individuals involved. *tr
02/14/200560001
 While driving at highway speed the accelerator pedal stuck, causing a vehicle roll over when t consumer depressed the brakes. consumer/passenger sustained injuries. vehicle was totaled. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. the cause was not determined.*ak
09/12/2002107/01/2001
 When fot released accelerator, accelerator stuck and vehicle continued gaining sped. despite placing transmision in park and engaging parking brake, there was no response. driver tok vehicle off road to avoid collision and was involved in collissions with tres before coming to rest after impact with iron gate.*ak
12/23/2000209/01/2000
 The gas pedal on the adjustable pedal system will on occasion wedge under edge of floor mat. floor mats i have are oem parts that came with the vehicle. problem has happened twice in 2 months, once at 75mph, and the other at 5 mph. second incident caused accident. driver side floor mat is secured to floor carpet with retainer mechanism (hook) this is a very dangerous design flaw in the adjustable pedal system and must be addressed by ford motor company.*ak
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - CRUISE CONTROL
04/01/20080
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact received a safety recall notice in 2003 for the vehicle speed control: cruise control. he has received five notices since that time and has been to five different ford dealers. the dealers continue to state that the parts are unavailable. the contact's most recent attempt to have the vehicle repaired was on april 1, 2008. there had been no failure to date. the purchase date and recall number were unknown. the current mileage was 166,175.
09/24/2007109000105/07/2001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact woke up to find her vehicle completely destroyed. the vehicle had apparently caught fire without warning. the vehicle has not been inspected to determine the cause of the fire. the manufacturer stated that she should receive a recall notice in the mail, but they failed to provide any assistance regarding the fire. a fire report was filed. the vin, engine size, number of cylinders, and powertrain were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 109,000.
10/07/200695000111/12/2000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. while the vehicle was parked next to the house, the fire department called and stated that the house was on fire. the fire originated in the vehicle. a fire report was filed. an investigator from his home owner's insurance company stated that the fire was caused by the cruise control switch. the contact never received a recall notice. the fire damaged the house. he notified the manufacturer, but they have not provided any assistance. the current and failure mileages were 95,000.
08/14/2007109/14/2001
 Cruise control switch in 2001 ford expedition caused suv to catch on fire after sitting parked for 2 hours in a hospital parking lot. *tr
07/10/2007100000105/10/2004
 Tl*the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition. the contact stated that her vehicle caught fire after being parked in the driveway for four hours. the fire spread to her house. the insurance investigator stated that the fire was caused by the cruise control. the contact's sister was hospitalized for four days due to chronic coughing caused by the smoke. a hospital note is available if needed. the powertrain was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 100,000.
03/27/2007122000110/13/2002
 Tl*- the contact owns a 2001 ford expedition with a current odometer reading of 122,000 miles. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked and caught on fire. the contact came out and witnessed the vehicle smoking, and as they put out the fire, the contact saw that the fire came from the master cylinder cruise control area under the hood. later in the day the vehicle started to smoke again, an the contact had the fuse for the cruise control removed, which stopped the vehicle from smoking. the contact found that there was recall 05v388000, but she never received any recall notification. *ak
10/07/2005759091
 Dt: the contact states there is nhtsa recall campaign 05v388000 concerning the vehicle speed control deactivation switch. the parts needed to repair the vehicle are not available at the local dealership. he spoke to the manufacturer, who confirmed the parts were not available. *ak
04/02/200560000104/22/2000
 Dt: the contact stated her vehicle caught on fire while parked in driveway. there was no prior warning to the fire. the fire department was called and the fire was extinguished. the vehicle was towed to the dealership. the dealership told her that this vehicle was included in nhtsa recall 05v388000 for the cruise control. when she contacted the manufacturer ,she was told that vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. *ak
09/30/200575000212/01/2003
 Dt: contact states the car takes a long time to start, it's like the battery is dead. when vehicle was inspected the contact was told that the battery was good. when hitting the alarm the horn will sound very low, sometimes it will not make a sound at all. the automatic locks will not engage until the vehicle is already down the road. they suppose to engage when taking foot off the brakes. when starting the car the gauges will flash on/off, and then go back to normal. also, when starting the vehicle the headlights will flash on as if the alarm has sounded, then , they will go off. the light that indicates if the car is in overdrive or regular drive no longer works. the contact received a recall letter last month regarding the scds. he reports having no problems with the cruise control. he believes the aforementioned problems are related to the defective scds. he has not taken the car to dealer to have the scds disconnected as stated in the recall. he plans to do so as soon as possible. *ak
08/28/200575000101/31/2001
 I was dropping my grandmother off at church. i pulled into a parking space. when i went to start the truck, the engine started making noises and i saw and smelled smoke. i opened the hood and i saw the engine shaking went the truck was on. today, ford is recalling 2000 expeditions along with other models due to cruise control problems causing fires under the hood. the truck is a 2001 expedition which has 75,000 miles on it. ford is saying it is not their problem and they are not taking responsibility for this issue. *jb
08/10/200563927101/21/2003
 (1)wouldn't shift out of park, due to blowing fuses; had to constantly replace #15 fuse-took to a ford dealer in spartanburg, sc and in myrtle beach, sc, where the problem was not resolved at either place (2)speed control deactivation control device caught on fire, burning components around it (3)vehicle was towed to local ford dealership; replaced master cylinder, pig tail, brake pres. switch, abs cont. unit. *jb
01/06/20051
 2001 ford expedition fire resulting from speed control deactivation switch of the cruise control components. *nm
02/15/2005107/01/2001
 2001 ford expedition cruise control caught on fire.*mr while driving the consumer smelled smoke. the consumer exited the vehicle, checked under the hood and noticed flames. the consumer extinguished the fire which was located at the cruise control. the cruise control had stopped working a few weeks prior to the fire. *nm
07/25/200585000105/10/2004
 Truck was just sitting there when it caught on fire
07/15/20051
 Dt: the cruise control went out, the membrane broke. the brake fluid filled the servo of the cruise control. it was from the broken membrane on the cruise control switch. deactivation switch was leaking, cruise control servo was full of fluid. that was the statement from the invoice. the consumer noticed the cruise control stopped working, last week. the ford was called, and they told consumer to check the deactivation switch. at that point, the consumer noticed the deactivation switch was full of fluid. the vehicle was taken to the dealership, and the part was on back order. the deactivation switch was changed, and the cruise control will not work until the servo was installed. the vehicle was 2001 ford expedition. it was costing the consumer $516 to fix this $21 part.*ak
06/20/2005006/15/2002
 No failure at this time, however we are concerned about the safety of the vehicle given the serious nature of the fire hazard (cruise control).
05/02/200540000101/15/2005
 The vehicle completely burned due to a fire that originated from the fuse of the master cruise control modulator area of master brake cylinder. *jb this make/model is under investigation by cpsc for a mnufactirer defect of the cruise control system. *sc *jb
04/04/2005480001
 Vehicle was parked for over 38 hours. at 2:30 am on monday april 4, 2005 owner was awakened by a neighbor informing her that vehicle was engulfed in flames. the fire department was also notified. later, the owner contacted the manufacturer, and was informed that this vehicle not included in the recall for the speed control cruise control deactivation switch due to vin. *ak
11/01/20041
 Ford expedition 2001 caught on fire while parked, ref.,odi number 10115928. *bf the fire was possibly due to a faulty cruise control deactivation switch. *jb
02/18/2005320001
 While parked in the garage vehicle caught on fire. the fire department stated source of the fire was cruise control switch. as a result, the vehicle was considered a total loss. *ak
01/01/20051
 Consumer's vehicle was a part of the recall for ford expedition fires. however, he was told that he would have to wait for sometime before the repairs could be done. consumer feels as thought this is not unacceptable. *ak
02/15/20031
 After traveling approximately 10 miles we parked our 2001 expedition in the car port and went to bed. approximately one hour we woke up with our house on fire at the west end where the car port is located. investigators and fire inspectors determined the fire originated from the expedition but due to the extent of damage could not determine the exact location the fire started other than in the engine compartment. the fire resulted in a total loss of the vehicle, house, belongings, and severe burn to one family members arm and extensive damage to another vehicle parked close by. the ford part number for recently recalled cruise control switches is the same as the one on my expedition and was changed for the 2002 models.*ak
07/04/2004590001
 While vehicle was parked a fire started under the hood. vehicle was totaled. dealership was aware of the problem, but did not resolve it. *ak
01/03/20051
 Recall campaign for ford cruise control deactivation. *bf the consumer waned to know if the 2001 ford expedition vehicles would be recalled, because he knew at least 2 had caught on fire. the consumer did not state that one of the vehicles was his. *jb recall305v017000
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL - LINKAGES
11/01/2000
 Sudden acceleration while brake pedal was being used. dealer has been unable to duplicate problem, but has installed a flight recorder. please provide further details.*ak