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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,167 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #6

May 142007

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Clutch failed, causing the tires to produce a grinding noise when turning. This problem was noticed, by me, while still under warranty, but I thought it was just systematic of the vehicle until passengers noticed and eventually it got so bad that it felt like a very unsafe and serious problem. Dealer is charging $1600 half of which is parts. Next week when I get the vehicle back, will determine if I am keeping the car or have lost confidence in the safety or future problems.

- Farmingdale, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 012006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
-the contact stated that while researching the service bulletin on the NHTSA website, he noticed that there was a bulletin on the 2003 Ford Expedition. The contact owns a 2003 Ford Expedition with the current mileage of 40,000. The contact stated while driving 45 mph the vehicle had a vibration of the clutch slip differential.

- Newnen, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 252006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I kept feeling a "slipping feeling" in the rear of my 2003 Ford Expedition. Like a gear and notches of the gear were not lining up properly to inter-lock and turn. It would feel like a jumping, slipping. I took it local dealership, they replaced the rear clutches. Since that time, it has been in two different dealerships in less than a year and the rear clutches have been replaced five times and now I am about to take in for number six.

- Semmes, AL, USA

problem #3

Jul 182006

Expedition

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Clutch plate and pinion gear is faulty and Ford Motor Company does not want take full responsibility for the problem.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 032003

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Loud roar from rear end due to gears not meshing properly. The Ford zone manager told me to turn my radio up louder if the noise was bothering me.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 202003

Expedition

  • miles
Clutch failed, causing the tires to produce a grinding noise when turning.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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