really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,000 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 042016


  • 124,000 miles


Fuse relays keep burning out! I have brought over 10 relays in 2 weeeks. I have done my research and this is a common problem with all 2003 Ford and is very exspensive to fix. I was shocked to find that it has not been recalled! there are videos on you tube to prove that all of these trucks have this problem. I was told I had to replace the entire fuse box but eventually I will have the same problem out of that fuse box because thus is a defect in all 2003 Ford Expedition. The car cuts off while driving and has almost caused me to be in 2 very dangerous car accidents! it has stopped on me on the highway and street! when I saw that this is a very common problem with the fuel emmision relays and the fuse box I decided to file this complaint in order to get this recalled!

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #2

Dec 152015


  • 149,000 miles
While driving on the highway at 70 mph, the vehicle just suddenly lost power and shut down. I managed to get the vehicle to the side of the road. After a few minutes it started and I continued on, after a few miles the same thing happened again. I got it started again and was trying to make a rest stop a few miles away. While pulling into the rest stop the vehicle lost power again and resulted in a collision because of no steering or brakes. The loss of power happened 8 times that day. While looking for answers about the problem, I found on the nhtsb website that other vehicles of the same make, model and year also experienced this same problem that turned out to be a problem with the fuse block. I took it to a Ford dealership to have it checked out. They said it was a fuel pump issue. That would not cause a loss of power. I took it to another mechanic who did find that it was indeed a faulty fuse block. The same mechanic told me that this was not the first time they had come across this problem. This is a dangerous condition that needs to be rectified before someone loses their life in an accident because of this. The loss of power occurs without any warning or check engine lights or codes.

- Townsend, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 242015


  • miles
My passenger window and both back windows have dropped several times. I have had to have this fixed more than once on the back passenger side window, what happens is ill try to put the window up and the window motor makes a struggling noise and I am unable to roll up the window. At this point I'm sure it must be a defect because of how it has happened to each window more than once. Also the bumper that goes around the entire car is extremely faded and I am unable to get fixed I have gone to get estimates for a pain job but have been told due to the material it is just going to fade I would need to get it sanded and have them do some special treatment I cant afford and they will not just paint over it for me because they guarantee there work and would have to redo it too often. All the Expedition I see have the exact same issue.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

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