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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,134 miles

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2013 Ford Expedition drivetrain problems

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2013 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 232016


  • 54,500 miles


Driving at highway speed the wrench light comes on and the vehicle loses power. I am able to break and get to the side of the road but have no acceleration. If I shut off the vehicle and restart it the check engine light is on. The error code indicates it is a throttle body sensor fault, but the dealership has cleaned the sensor and replaced the electronic throttle body twice and it is still happening. This could cause a serious accident if I'm in the middle of traffic.

- Jackson, MN, USA

problem #5

Oct 192015


  • 13,000 miles
At 13,000 miles rear differential started showing signs of failure, Ford stated howl and noise was normal. At 31,000 miles Ford stated there was an issue and ring and pinion had begun to fail. Had it failed while driving the rear end would have most likely locked up. A complete work order with part numbers is available for NHTSA review.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #4

Apr 162014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 20,507 miles
Vehicle developed a vibration starting at 25mph and continued as speed increased. Ford dealer upon examination found that one bolt was missing and another was loose at the rear end of drive shaft connection to the rear end.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 212013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 4,600 miles


Was hooking up a trailer to the back, as I backed up I could not see the trailer alignment in the camera due to darkness. I put the SUV into park, visually verified the shifter was in park and took my foot off the brake and the vehicle stayed in place. With the engine running I got out to visually see how I was lined up with the trailer. I did not apply the parking break. I left the drivers door open and as I passed the left rear door the transmission jumped out of park and into reverse. I jumped back into the SUV and stopped the vehicle. The movement was sudden and unexpected having hooked up trailers for many years but not in this Expedition but in an Expedition I owned from 2004 to 2012 and several different pickups. This one moved enough and strong enough in these few seconds to push the trailer into a fence and wiped out a metal fence post and a section of wood fence. It also rammed the trailer into the rear bumper area above the hitch. This isn't a complaint but I need to know if this has been reported by any other Expedition owners with this transmission.

- Colleyville, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 152013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
The throttle is erratic. Sometimes acceleration from a stop is smooth and sometimes its as if the throttle is binding against something. Other times the throttle is depressed and nothing happens until the vehicle suddenly lurches forward. The last episode was pulling into a parking place and the engine suddenly went into idle. I mashed the gas more and more and it suddenly almost lurched over the curb. I have had it to[xxx] in plano Texas on several occasions, even leaving it for several days for them to drive. They changed several items on the transmission, but in the last few days it has worsened(more frequent). There are no error codes, but it is becoming unsafe to drive. I have to leave the car with a parking valet when my wife receives medical treatment and this could be problematic. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 082013


  • 1,200 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Expedition. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph, a loud banging noise was heard from the front end of the vehicle as the wheels seized. The contact was able to travel at low speed in 2-wheel drive. The vehicle was later towed to an authorized dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the front axle shaft was fractured and caused damage to the transmission cooling line and oil pan. The parts were ordered and the vehicle was scheduled for repairs when the parts became available. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 1,200.

- Cumberland, MD, USA

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