pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
62,006 miles
Total Complaints:
7 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. dealer repaired front lip, returned again at 49000 miles (1 reports)
  3. replace/repair hood (1 reports)
2001 Ford Expedition body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 042012

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles


I put a deflective shield on when new, took it off last year to wax and there was the paint bubble stuff all across the front of the hood, and no rust just gray color. I have been looking and see other cars with the same "bubble hoods". Maybe a good song title for a Ford add, "Got the Bubble Hood Blues". Is there a recall for repair?

- , Perrysburg, OH, USA

problem #6

Apr 012004

Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

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paint corrosion on hood

2001 FORD Expedition- paint bubbling on lip of hood and under lip of hood...spreads upward like a disease exposing aluminum that was never primed /prepared/sealed properly from the get go! All else is okay except the plastic components for the sun roof are dry rotting...YIKES and I have a phantom door leak every time it rains hard or I go to a carwash..

Maybe the people at Ford can afFORD to buy a $40000 vehicle after a couple years but not me. Repair shops are going to want to repaint the hood for a couple hudred dollars and they cannot believe Ford has gotten away with this one! They see several year come through repair shops and i talked to 3 repair shops and they all said it was a manufacturers defect.

- , Sterling Hts, MI, USA

problem #5

Jul 012009

Expedition V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

The paint on the hood is bubbling.

The rear door lock sticks and the door won't open.

The rear door lock unit falls off.

The trim around the driver's door inside handle has broken off.

- , Junction, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 012004

Expedition Eddy Bauer 5.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


At about 37000 miles Dealer Fixed the corrosion [ ZITS} and it look great. Kept trying to sell me a hood stone deflector to cover that hood front lip.

Then at about 49,000 miles about one year later, the ZITS reappeared in nearly the same locations and also to the left and right sides of the prior repair.

Still under the 50K warranty for rest, Dealer would not re-repair the ZITS and said that The rust needs to show in order to get the entire hood replaced. I asked why not replaced the first time - he said that it was Fords policy to repair it the first time.

- , Hinsdale, IL, USA

problem #3

Sep 132007

(reported on)

Expedition XLT 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

The paint is not only bubbling on the roof of the car, but also along the rear window. This should definitely not be happening to a car that's only 4 years old.

- , Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 152007

(reported on)

Expedition XLT 5.4L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Paint is peeling off both sides of the front hood.

- , San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 182006

(reported on)

Expedition Eddie Bauer

  • 77,045 miles

There is a TSB for the corrosion problem on 2002-2004... requires hood to be replaced or striped sanded and painted..... neither is cheap. I work at a body shop and have seen 3 (including mine) in the last week.

- , Brandywine, MD, USA

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