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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,667 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 012007


  • 20,000 miles


First, the door ajar light came on and stayed on. I continued to go around the vehicle opening and shutting the doors and the light remained on. Consumer could not start the vehicle since the light came on, and had to get a jump to start it. After a few days of this the battery was finally ruined, and I was forced to buy a new one. I used lubricants to try and clear debris from the door sensors and this worked for 3 months. Now it will not work at all. Talked to dealer and they want to charge 600 dollars per sensors. Nothing wrong with sensor its just dirty. Second, the rear ac is making a clicking noise and will not control temperature. I sent it under warranty to the dealership and replaced the ac mechanism, stated "this was a common defect with the vehicle". 5 months later this part went out again and it was no longer under warranty and the dealership would not replace the problem and wanted to charge me over 300 dollars. They apparently replaced the defective part with the same defective part and would repair it again 5 months later!!!. third, the side panels on the Expedition exterior started fading at about 20,000 miles. The dealership replaced them under warranty. About 20,000 miles later we noticed they had faded again. We took it to the dealership and they would not replace the defective panels this time because it was know longer under warranty. Even though it was another defect replaced with a defective part. Forth, the rear passenger exterior door/window trim is bubbling and peeling off. This looks horrible! fifth, the front passenger and font driver window switches that roll down the windows are having issues. I had the motor replaced for the passenger window and it fixed the issue for a little bit. Now the passenger can not roll down the window. However the driver can"?" please help! I need help with any or all of these issues. I don't know where else to go!

- League City, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 262007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Going in the highway the oil pump just stopped working and the engine was damaged, stopped in the middle which was one of the most dangerous situation I have lived.

- Mexico, 00, USA

problem #1

Dec 202003

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While making a stop, the check engine light appeared on the dashboard and remained on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection numerous times, but the mechanic could not duplicate the problem. While applying the brake pedal, the vehicle failed to stop completely. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and the mechanic determined that the brake rotors needed to be replaced. When stopping, the motor starts shaking and the vehicle would shut off. When turning the vehicle, it would not respond until attempting 2 or 3 times, then finally a lot of smoke appears. The suspension appeared to be loose and one sensor on the wheels did not respond.

- Huntington Park, CA, USA

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