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Ford Expedition Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer Ford Expedition problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Ford Expedition repairs by problem area

28% of the Ford Expedition repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 3% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 433 repairs.

Ford Expedition repair cost distribution

Of the Ford Expedition repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 25% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 242 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2003 Ford Expedition

Engine not specified

Ford in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 58000    
58000 0 Noise from the rear axle. Found bad rear axle bearing. 
 
Ford in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 97000    
98000 250 Transmission leak. 
 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Ford Expedition in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 108000    
115000 120 Replaced brake pads front and rear 
126000 300 coolant valve looked. It's sitting over the top of cylinder coil which had to be replaced as well. 
 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Expedition in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 80000    
95000 550 Driver's side window screeches and squeals when motoring down.  Rear AC unit had loud clunking noise from unit. 
97000 400 Car quit 7 times on trip home from vacation. Replaced crank sensor, but problem occurred 1 week later 
97000 0 Sold car because could not get stalling problem fixed. 
Ford Expedition in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 65000    
69000 100 Seat heater tripping off in a few seconds after activation. Extensive bulletin(s) from Ford on this...well known design problem, but Ford still proudly lets the vehicle owner pay for the repair/module replacement.  
117000  

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2000 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Expedition in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 133000    
150000 500 Rusted out rear control arms. 
151700 325 R/R New Alternator 
152300 280 Starter replaced. 
176000 0 Leaking/rusted transmission cooler lines Rusted through transmission filler tube 
180700 300 Brake pedal traveled to floor. Lines rusted and leaking. New brake lines and Master cylinder installed. 
 
Ford Expedition in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 122000    
131000 500 RR Alternator, Replace serpentine belt 
157000  
Ford Expedition in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 147000    
151000 175 Engine blew the spark plug out of it. Broke the coil and couldn't find the spark plug. Then it did it again 3 days later. Found it was a common problem with 5 vehicles and 3 types of engines with Fords. Replace with heli-coil and seems to be working. 
162000 800 Replaced suspension. Air bags failed, replaced with regular springs and shocks. 
166000  

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2000 Ford Expedition 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford Expedition in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 87000    
87000 600 Lower ball joints replaced.  Drivers door window and motor replaced. Yes, the glass had to be replaced too. 
89000 0 engine will not restart after running for 20+ minutes and sitting for 5 minutes. 
 
Ford Expedition in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 118420    
119040 462 Replaced front only, Worn & scored pads & rotors. Rotors welded to hub with rust. Torched off 
128340 227 cranked but would not start, dealer replaced control module relay, problem solved 
142600 221 engine cranked but would not start, dealer checked codes, reset computer, problem solved, 2hrs. labor. wire pulled out of pigtail inside steering column when tilt used, new pigtail ordered 
152520 521 Replace 2 Ignition coils 
152920 485 Blown out spark plug, replaced all plugs and 1 ign. coil 
153140  

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