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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. ford should have fixed the problem (2 reports)
2003 Ford Expedition engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 122014

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Triton V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


Customer pays for new intake manifold and six hours labor. Relayed information to Ford. They do not see this a recall issue.

- , Bourbonnais, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 232007

(reported on)

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

I was driving my 2003 Ford Expedition at freeway speed on my way home from work last year and suddenly experienced loss of power and excessive noise from the engine. I thought it may have been a fuel problem and took steps in that direction (additives, fuel filter, etc.). The problem was still there. I took it to the dealer and was told my intake manifold had a non-serviceable gasket which was leaking coolant. The problem would not be repaired under warranty and I was out of a vehicle for two weeks. Additionally, while at the dealership a rat or some sort of rodent entered my vehicle and chewed up my carpet. Fortunately the dealer fixed it without too much of a problem except I was without the vehicle for several more days and they put a huge scratch in more drivers door sill that they tried to cover with touch up paint. I didn't notice the scratch for quite a while and thought it pointless to pursue.

- , Tracy, CA, USA

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