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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,150 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

-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 #2

Apr 202005

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Since we have owned this 2003 Expedition we have had the windshield replaced due to noise and loose stripping, then, the contracting person put in the wrong years windshield. The emissions canister was cracked and was replaced. The muffler would pop after turning off the engine, but couldn't be fixed until verified by Ford. I waited for 3-4 hours one day with 3 children while they let my car run and shut off. We finally called ahead, and had them wait outside on us until we killed the engine to hear it pop. It was a poor muffler weld and was repaired. The side molding rattled badly, and was terribly faded, and that was replaced. The door gets a lot of wind noise, and a whistle in the window. They said window passed the dollar bill test and was fine but it still whistles. They, put a clear strip along inside of door to help noise. It doesn't. then, the rear Continental tire had such horrible, uneven wear, it was extremely dangerous. Bought new tires for $600. Then rear differential malfunctioned, and would make a grinding on turning left or right. They fixed that in March 2005, and it just started doing it again. Now, there is a strange noise when revving the engine to drive coming from under the hood. It is going in tomorrow for the noise and the rear differential. On top of all the repairs, we have had a squeaky brake issue. Also, they have said they were good. They just get a lot of brake dust, just sand them. Our side windows shimmies all the time. ! I did invest in an extended warranty!.

- Ellsworth Afb, SD, USA

problem #1

Sep 031999

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,450 miles
Humming noise from front differentials. Spring required to be added to front differential. Rear differential also had to be replaced due to parts missing from factory according to the dealer. All this happen within 2,000 miles of purchase on my 2003 Ford Expedition.

- Bolingbrook, IL, USA

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