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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 212010


  • 26,000 miles


I have a 2003 Expedition with only 31000 miles. At 26000 miles I noticed a grinding vibration when I turned right or left.. I went to the dealership and was told this is a common problem with 2003,04 Expedition. The cluthes in the rear differential goes bad every 30,000 mile and the cost will be $1250 dollars to repair. If Ford know this is a problem, why haven't they issued a recall? we as owners shouldn't have to continue to pay this every 30,000 miles. My E-mail address is [xxx]. please respond. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 252006

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
I kept feeling a "slipping feeling" in the rear of my 2003 Ford Expedition. Like a gear and notches of the gear were not lining up properly to inter-lock and turn. It would feel like a jumping, slipping. I took it local dealership, they replaced the rear clutches. Since that time, it has been in two different dealerships in less than a year and the rear clutches have been replaced five times and now I am about to take in for number six.

- Semmes, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 072002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer state while traveling 79 mph consumer notices a high pitch whining noise coming from the rear axle. Dealer has been contacted and notice rear axle was rubbing and order new axle.

- Gainville, FL, USA

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