1st Generation (2000—2005) Excursion Problems

This generations ranks 44th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (66%), electrical (8%), and the transmission (6%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Truck Will Not Start 2 complaints at an average of 49,250 miles in the 2004 Ford Excursion.
  2. Puking Coolant Out the Degas Bottle 1 complaints at an average of 33,000 miles in the 2004 Ford Excursion.
  3. Engine Oil Leaks 3 complaints at an average of 35,700 miles in the 2004 Ford Excursion.

What Excursion Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2004 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2005 0 2 83 0.0
2004 14 2 151 13.7
2003 4 5 191 3.54
2002 4 5 126 1.27
2001 14 7 146 2.24
2000 26 6 220 2.44

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