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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition miscellaneous problems

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 232007

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Expedition. While the vehicle was parked, someone used a screwdriver to punch out the key cylinder on the key pad. The thief stole personal items that were left in the vehicle. A police report was filed. The current and failure mileages were 60,000. Updated 01-11-08. The thieves gained entrance to the vehicle by pushing the mechanical key pad out. Updated 1212/07.

- Blanco, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 072007

Expedition 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2003 Ford Expedition that has surface rust on the engine intake cowling. The dealership says that under Ford's rust warranty only rust through issues are covered. This seems to be a common issue with this vehicle.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 232004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought this vehicle from joe myers Ford on 12/22/04. I had many problems with the salesperson who is jerry delgado. He lied to me. Joe told me that I was going to make a certain payment and reality I ended making another payment. He also put all these different insurances that I didn't ask for or was asked to if I wanted. I tried to cancel the but they didn't want to. The salesperson was no help at all. He didn't explain to me everything that was needed to explain like how long I was going to be paying for the SUV.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

May 062005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front driver side window shattered. Contact was walking about 15-20 feet away from the vehicle and she heard like an explosion and she turned and looked and she saw the glass fly out of the window the glass was all over the vehicle and know one was around the truck. Contact says that if she had not of stopped at the greenhouse then this could have happened while driving and possibly caused an accident. Her 18 month old would have been in the back seat possibly causing injury to her baby if this would have happened while she driving. The window was down a couple of inches and if she hadn't actually seen the window shatter she would have thought someone had tried to break into her truck.

- Nappanee, IN, USA

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