1997 Ford EXPLORER Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1997 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 2.

The Air Ride Will Raise The Backend 10-12″ From The Top Of The Tire To The Top Of The Wheelwell. This Has Happened While Driving 70+mph And Makes The Vehicle Buck Violently And Is Difficult To Control. It Has Been To The Shop 8+times For Repair And They’ve Replaced Everything Possible. They Replaced The Master Control Panel Last Month And It’s Gone Up 5 Times Since Then. I Have Not Taken It In Each Time It Happens Because My Servicing Dealer, John Markel ford, Said It Must Still Be Running For Them To Get Codes From The Computer And Sometimes It Raises Up After I Turn The Key Off. They Are Unable To “document” The Problem And Can’t Reproduce It So The Zone Rep Won’t Replace It. He’s Offered $1500 Toward The Purchase Of A New Vehicle But That’s It. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU35P8VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in BELLEVUE, NE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 20, 1998

Automatic Leveling System Malfunctioned, Causing Rear Of Vehicle To Rise About 10-12 Inches High Without Warning, And Without Pushing Any Buttons. Dealer Could Not Determine The Cause. *ak

FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in BELLEVUE, NE. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FORD EXPLORER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

1998 Ford F-150 Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1998 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

Vehicle Description: Light Duty 4-wheel Drive Pickup Trucks. If The Vehicle Is Overloaded, The Rear Leaf Springs Can Be Overstressed. A Fatigue Fracture Of The Spring Can Occur. The Center Leaf Of The Spring Can Fracture At The Forward Edge Of The Spring Seat And, In Some Cases, Contact The Fuel Tank. Consumer Has The Same Problem.*ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BALDWINVILLE, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 14, 2003

2002 Ford F-550 SD Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2002 Ford F-550 SD, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

Bracket Suspension Failure Allows Rear End To Shift Over 6 – 8 Inches Puncturing The Fuel Tank And Rendering The Vehicle Motionless.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 17237 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDAW57F52E. FORD F-550 SD 2002 problem was reported in CALIENTE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030612. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-550 SD 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. FORD F-550 SD 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RANCHO FORD-LINCOLN-MERCURY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9516991302 . DEALER’S CITY: TEMECULA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92591 .

Dec 09, 2004

1998 Ford F250 Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1998 Ford F250, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

I Have A 1998 F-250 Light Duty Pickup With Rear Air Bag Suspension. The Air Bags Have Failed 3 Times In The Last 18 Months. I Was Hoping There Was A Recall Or Something From ford To Fix This Problem, I Am Getting Tired Of Replacing These Things At $500 A Piece. *jb

Mileage was 114500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTPX28LXWN. FORD F250 1998 problem was reported in CRYSTAL RIVER, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990223. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F250 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F250 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 03, 2003

1997 Ford F-250 Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-250, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

First Air Spring On Drivers Side Blew Last Summer And Was Replaced. The Other One, Passenger Side, Blew Last Friday. Both Failures Occurred With Truck Camper On Board, But Vehicle Was Not Over Loaded. Failures Were Explosive, Resulting In Vehicle Lowing Suddenly On The Side Affected. Vehicle Was Travelling Straight Ahead Both Times, But Failure On A Corner Could Result In Vehicle Rolling Over. Component Does Not Appear To Match The Load Rating Of The Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTFX28L2VK. FORD F-250 1997 problem was reported in NEWPORT, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-250 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 14, 2000

1992 Ford CROWN VICTORIA Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1992 Ford CROWN VICTORIA, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

Rear Air Ride Suspension Pump Failure . The Pump Fails To Air Up The Rear Of The Vechile, Resulting In The Rear Of The Vechile To Drag On Bumps, Dips, Ect. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FACP73W4NX. FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1992 problem was reported in HAMILTON, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 20030214. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1992 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD CROWN VICTORIA 1992 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 03, 2004

1997 Ford ESCORT Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1997 Ford ESCORT, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

Two Rear Air Springs Broke On Vehicle. Dealer Discovered It While Rotating Tires. This Could Cause Vehicle To Lose Control. Please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

FORD ESCORT 1997 problem was reported in PITTSBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 04, 2001

2002 Ford EXPEDITION Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2002 Ford EXPEDITION, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

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. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 66663 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU18L82L. FORD EXPEDITION 2002 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20060429. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPEDITION 2002 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPEDITION 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LYNNHAVEN LINCOLN MERCURY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-340-8000 . DEALER’S CITY: VIRGINIA BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 23454 .

July 01, 2006

2000 Ford EXPEDITION Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2000 Ford EXPEDITION, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 6.

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?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMRU17L5YL. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20011201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPEDITION 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Jan 24, 2002

Air Link Coupler Separated, Causing Rear Suspension To Drop. Dealer Is Inspecting Vehicle. Please Provide Further Information. *ak

FORD EXPEDITION 2000 problem was reported in GRAND FERR, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

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. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 59500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L2YL. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 problem was reported in WONDER LAKE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WICKSTROM FORD .

June 01, 2002

Ltr Fm Patricia Blue-bilal (nc) Request Recall Of The 2000 ford expedition Air Ride Suspension System, Also Request Reimbursement For Repairs. *ts The Rear Air Ride Suspension Has Been Replaced On 8 Different Occasions. *jb

Mileage was 46436 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMFU18L0YL. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 problem was reported in HOPE MILLS, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: FREEWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: COLUMBUS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Jan 16, 2003

Dt*: 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.

Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMRU17L9YL. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 problem was reported in SYLMAR, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE PARTY .

Sept 11, 2006

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.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU18L6YL. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 problem was reported in WOODLEAF, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPEDITION 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: REGAL FORD .

Sept 06, 2007

1998 Ford EXPEDITION Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1998 Ford EXPEDITION, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Suspension Rear Springs Air Suspension System problems and defects. Total reports: 1.

Warning Light For Suspension System With Air Leveler On 4×4, Suspension Warning Light Comes On Several Times A Week Since The Vehicle Was New. Vehicle Never Leveled With A Load On The Hitch. The Air Compressor Runs A Lot And Became Very Noisy Over The Years. The Vehicle Rocks Back And Forth, In, Right Side Goes Up And Down A Few Inches, Will Not Level Under Load. Never Felt Safe To Tow Anything Which Was The Purpose For Buying The Vehicle. The Dealer Where I Purchased The Vehicle Refuses To Accept The Vehicle For Service. Took In 3 – 4x A Year For Same And They Refused To Look At Anything Except The Computer Readout. Presented List Of Related Nhtsa Reports And ford Said They Do Not Use Them Under Warranty. Purchased fords Best Extended Warranty Which Will Expire In 3 Months And The Problem Still Exists. Compressor Pump Broke A Week Ago And They Refuse To Look At Anything Else. Initial Recommendation Was To Disconnect Warning Light. Second Recommendation Was To Sell Vehicle If I Didn’t Like It. No Obligation For The 45,000.00 Paid. Cannot Sell Vehicle Because The Warning Light Comes On All The Time And Vehicle Never Level. *cb

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMPU18L1WL. FORD EXPEDITION 1998 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPEDITION 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPEDITION 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PARK CITIES FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 214-358-8800 . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75235 .

Jan 01, 2004