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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Ford Expedition body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Rear hatchback paint bubbling for the second time. It was repainted after 1 year and now is doing the same thing.

- Ashville, NY, USA

problem #1

May 022005


  • miles
Consumer was injured on the 2003 Ford Expedition while opening the rear window. The consumer broke his left fourth finger on his left hand tore the ligament from his finger and caused damaged to his wrist just by opening the window. The window was designed to capture one's finger like a bottle opener. It was not angled out as to release. The window has pressure assist cylinders which that and a little wind caused the accident.

- Toms River, NJ, USA

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