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Ford Expedition repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

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Ford Expedition brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 45 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2008 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

35600.0 mi AntiLock brake controller failed. Impaired braking suddenly, could have caused accident. Repair covered by warranty. In shop about 4 days. 
90500 mi

US $567
ABS activating. Replaced steering position sensor 
60000 mi Left rear caliper locked onto rotor resulting in damage. Replaced rotor & pads, greased guide pins. believe towing 6500 lb camping trailer once a month contributed to problem. 

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2007 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV, ext.

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

54000 mi

US $34
Traction control is occasionally kicking in for no reason. Also rear hatch isn't opening or closing automatically anymore. First part was ordered, second they didn't get to. 
87000 mi

US $2500
Brakes was normal wear. Vacuum drum issue on front wheels causing vibration and issue. 
184000.0 mi

US $120
Calipers sticking. Pulling to one side when braking. Replaced calipers, rotors pads and left brake line. Pulled to right when braking. Replaced right front brake line 
86700 mi

US $897
ABS light was went on and off for 2 months. ABS actually activated while driving normally in traffic. Scary! New parts: new rear speed sensor, hub (can't buy just the bearings!!), rear axle seal. (Also included new serp belt.) 
93100 mi

US $200
Brake line failure 
96000 mi

US $40
Brake shims and sliding pin replaced. The caliper was not riding on the pin properly due to heavy brake dust accumulation. 
53000 mi

US $600
brakes were going squishy, they would almost go to the floor. Replaced pads,bled the brakes about 4 times, replaced master cylinder--that didn't help. They still weren't working when we pulled the car. 

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2006 Ford Expedition

Engine not specified

104000 mi

US $2400
Antilock brake system failure - $2400.00+ to replace wiring harness 
70000 mi

US $800
Brake lines corroded, catastrophic failure avoided. All brake lines replace from master cylinder, to ABS, to wheels. 

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2006 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

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

103740 mi

C $666
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2005 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

300-horsepower 5.4L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

115000 mi

US $1000
Booster and master cylinder 

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2005 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

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

91000.0 mi

US $680
master cylinder replacement 
102800 mi

US $800
Brake line corrison caused brake failure at 50 mph. Luckily no one was hurt. 
117200 mi

US $200
Stuck caliper. 
66000.0 mi

US $318
Front rotors were warped. The rotors were removed, turned, and replaced. 
93800 mi

US $122
ABS sensor died. 
131000 mi

US $47
Brakes would not release. 

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2004 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

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

116000 mi

US $795
Replaced majority of brake lines due to corrosion. Bulk of cost was for labor. 
81000 mi

US $900
Vacuum boost leak. While in, had serpentine belt, fuel filter, transmission filter and coolant flushed 
155500 mi

US $300
Front brake hose assembly was blocked, causing the caliper to lock up, overheating brakes and cracking the rotor. Hose assembly, pads, rotor and caliper were replaced. 
97200 mi

US $400
Replaced brake master cyliner 
170000 mi ABS light on the dash. 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

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

273000.0 mi

US $600
Grinding sound in front end. Brakes replaced including rotors. Worn out brake fluid line replaced.  
46000 mi

US $650
Sudden brake failure due to rusted-out brake line.  
119700 mi

US $325
replaced master cylinder 
150320 mi

C $450
Seized brake caliper. 
155000 mi Newly replaced brake caliper seized again and damaged disc and pads. Dealer paid to replace caliper, pads and disc. ABS computer module failed. Replaced part with one from wrecker. Dealer re-programmed the new module. 
172360 mi Intermittent problems with the ABS control module. The dealer has replaced it three times in the last three months. Highly unlikely that four modules (including the original) could fail in this time. Turned out to be a bad pin in wire. 
136000 mi

US $150
RF brake hung up and the brake pedal would slowly go to the floor. Replaced RF brake caliper and the brake master cylinder. 
125240 mi

$390
changed front brake calipers pistons (all 4), piston boots, lower guide pins and pin boots 

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2003 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

232-horsepower 4.6L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

125500 mi

US $150
ABS & Handbrake light is on. Mechanic traced it down & found that ABS computer didn't get any power. Mechanic run a bypass to battery. 
89000 mi

US $216
Brake line leaking, replaced 
124000 mi Brake lines were rusting through. 

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2002 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

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

152500 mi

C $1100
Had two seized calipers, replaced all four, and added new pads and rotors. 

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2000 Ford Expedition 4dr SUV

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

180300 mi

US $300
Brake pedal traveled to floor. Lines rusted and leaking. New brake lines and Master cylinder installed. 
99000 mi

US $280
Replaced parking brake cable / parking brake. Symptom was grinding noise and feeling of resistance, and occasional lighting of parking brake icon for about 2 weeks. 

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1999 Ford Expedition

Engine not specified

162000 mi

US $600
Front brake hoses 

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1999 Ford Expedition 4-door

8-cylinder automatic AWD

134000 mi

US $400
Had to replace the brake calipers. 

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1999 Ford Expedition 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

125000 mi Brake Lines rusted out and brake pads and belts and pulleys were replaced. 
166300 mi Brake lines failed and needed replacement 

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1998 Ford Expedition 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

165800 mi

US $700
Left Rear brake lines rusted out and leaking. Brake lines were replced.  

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