really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,282 miles

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2003 Ford Expedition wheels / hubs problems

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2003 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Jan 272004

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,000 miles


Continental tires, size P265/70R15; while driving at 30 mph rear driver's side tire blew out.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012003

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200 miles
After 200 miles I noticed a vibration in the drivers seat, floorboards, and steering wheel. I have Continental Contitrac 17 inch tires. Ford tried force aligning the tires. Ford Motor Co. And dealer says if I want a better ride I need to buy new tires. I fought them on this and they bought me brand new bf goodrich long trail tires. I still have vibration. I feel that this proves it is the Expedition and not the tires. I will never buy another Ford!

- Lakeville, MA, USA

problem #6

Dec 192003


  • miles
2003 Expedition shakes while traveling, with the shake/vibration increasing as speed increases, and becomes severe. Have had to dealership 3 times now, but continues. In searching online, this is a common issue, and appears to be linked to the Continental tires. Between the shake in the vehicle and unknown what is occurring to tires as the vehicle travels and shakes, I would think there is a risk of damage to the tires that could result in injury to the occupants. Ford seems to be shirking the issue, which seems strange to me based on the issues they experienced with tires and the Explorer.

- West Chester, OH, USA

problem #5

Nov 032003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 30 miles


When driving 70 mph or higher steering wheel and the vehicle shook excessively, causing the vehicle to become unstable. Dealer has replaced the tires twice, and replaced the steering gear box. However problem recurred. Dealer indicated to the consumer that it could not be fixed.

- Pembrook Pines, FL, USA

problem #4

May 152003

(reported on)

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
The traction on all four tires were not good while driving in the rain.

- Lakehills, TX, USA

problem #3

Nov 202002

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 730 miles
While traveling at 65 to 70 mph, the vehicle developed a vibration. The dealer stated that the cause is bad tires. Scc

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 292002

(reported on)


  • miles
There was excessive tread wear and exposed steel belts on the left front tire. The spare tire showed exactly the same signs. The rear tire on the drivers side blew out along with side wall separation about 18 inches long. There were no obvious or unusual tread wear on this tire, consumer states the spare tire also exhibited the signs.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 022002

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
While traveling at 62-65 mph on dry, smooth pavement the right rear tire suffered a sudden sidewall blowout. Both the inside and outside walls were totally destroyed. I have digital photographic documentation if you are interested. Luckily it was a rear tire and not a front tire at that speed. The car has less than 8000 miles on it and had just been serviced by the dealership within the last 3 weeks and all tires were properly inflated. My concern at this time is the structural integrity of the other three tires and the safety of my family while traveling on these tires. If this tire has a history of similar incidents please add this accident to it... if not please start a new file and track potential manufacturer's problems.

- Coto De Caza, CA, USA

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