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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,333 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace alternator (2 reports)
  2. replaced alt x3; replaced battery; dashlight still lite (1 reports)
2003 Ford Expedition electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 142012

Expedition ES 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


light issue still not fixed, but it still works. I have been at the shop multiple times to resolve this issue.

- , Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 082011

Expedition XLT 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

Battery light came on while on interstate after dark, 1/2 mile later all the cluster lights came on, then everything turned off except headlights that are luckily backed up by the battery. Second lucky thing, there was a PEP boys at the Exit! They diagnosed, called the warranty department, replaced battery and alternator within an hour and I only paid $125 with warranty...

Could have been a horrible experience but got real lucky to where the alternator gave out.

- , Stafford, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152005

Expedition XLT 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles

Went to McDonalds with the kids, came out (dark by this point) and when tried to start the car, it just clicked. The Alternator had died. It was replaced with no problems by the Dealer, within 2 days. No problems since.

- , Ballsto Spa, NY, USA

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