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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,695 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford Expedition windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2004 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 052011


  • 98,865 miles


The rear A/C actuator began making a thumping noise and the rear A/C now only works when it wants to and also the heat in the rear. If you turn on the A/C sometimes heat will come out of the vents and if you turn on the heat, sometimes A/C will come out of the vents.

- Culpeper, VA, USA

problem #6

Apr 082011


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact attempted to activate the front driver side automatic window but the window regulator failed to release the window in an open position. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they informed that the window regulator would need to be replaced to correct the problem. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Kansas City , MO, USA

problem #5

Jan 262011

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford Expedition, and the back window the one with the defroster exploded/shattered into a million different reasons for no reason what so ever. Thankfully no one was in the back seat.

- Brookeville, MD, USA

problem #4

Oct 232010


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 70 mph, the contact heard a vacuum-like noise before the sunroof and part of the frame surrounding it fractured. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where plastic was placed where the fracture occurred. The current and failure mileages were approximately 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tecumseh, MI, USA

problem #3

Oct 102007


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that there was inadequate sealant on the front windshield. In rainy conditions, water would leak into the vehicle. In addition, when the windshield wiper unit was activated, the windshield cleaner would also leak into the vehicle. The contact could hear a crackling sound coming from the dashboard. All the digital components on the instrument panel became inoperable due to the leak in the front windshield. The dealer stated that the windshield could be resealed at the cost of less than $100. If the windshield needed to be replaced, it would cost over $200. There were no recalls for the failure. On a separate occasion, the engine started on its own. The VIN was unable to be accepted by the system. The current and failure mileages were less than 97,000. Updated 04-20-09 updated 04/24/09.

- Prarie View, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 142008


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Expedition. The contact noticed a vertical crack straight down the middle of the rear tailgate window. She took the vehicle to the Ford dealer and her insurance adjuster stated that it was not covered under the insurance because it was a manufacturer defect that occurs very often. Ford stated that they would not cover the vehicle because it was not under warranty and there was no recall. The contact researched the failure and found numerous complaints on the vehicle. She believes that the issue should be recalled. The vehicle has not yet been repaired and is currently parked at her home. The current and failure mileages were 140,000.

- Lamarque, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 022008


  • 80,000 miles
The seal around the windshield is coming lose presenting a potential fire hazard to the electrical components within the vehicle due to water leaking through the lose seal.

- Argyle, TX, USA

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