fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,033 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,100 miles


Braking system degredation, all four brake pads and rotors need to be replaced at 27K miles. During the first week of driving the new vehicle I noticed that the braking system performed worse than the 2000 Expedition I had just traded in. After explaining this to the dealer, they decided to replace all four brake pads and rotors during the first month of ownership. After a rountine maintanence at 26K miles, I was told that the brake pads had 10% life left and all four rotors needed to be replaced. The rotors were beyond specifications for turning. I returned to the dealer and they explained to me that the warranty will not cover this work and that I would have to pay for the replacement. I am afraid that I may not be able to avoid an accident due to possible total brake failure. The dealer and maker said it's a maintanence issue and I am responsible for it's replacement. I have heard of other people having the same problem with the 2003 Expedition and have found several complaints on the internet with the same issue.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 222003


  • miles
Excessive brake dust on wheels. After cleaning the wheels are completely black after one day.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 012003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive brake dust on front wheels. Black after 2 days.

- Salisbury, MD, USA

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