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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,289 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace brake lines (2 reports)
2003 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012015

Expedition XLT Triton 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,578 miles


As aar3qd reported, I experienced a total brake failure. Thank goodness it happened in a parking garage with no damage to vehicle or persons. I feel really lucky since I have just returned from a 1100 mile trip through the mountains. As they say "timing is everything" I definately believe this is a major cause for loss of life since there was no warning. I will report this to the NHTSB and Ford.

- , Prospect, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 162013

Expedition Eddie Bauer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

The brake line was rusted out which caused complete brake failure. If I had been driving at high speed or in traffic I may not be around to file this report.

I speaking to the service person he informed me that he has seen other Fords with this same issue brake lines rusted out.

I have filed a complete with the Federal National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and I would like for all other Ford owners that have the same issue file a complete with the NHTSA by calling (888) 327-4236 and give them complete information.

A Ford recall mandated by the federal government may save a life.

Note please have your Ford checked for rusted on the brake lines that are over the top of the frame for rust.

A rusted out line will fail with out any advanced warning and you will have complete brake failure. .

- , National Harbor, MD, USA

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