hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,200 miles

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2005 Ford Expedition body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 022014


  • 110,000 miles


Paint is cracking.

- Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 192012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
The air conditioning unit is leaking excessive amounts of water under the carpet and the water is pooling under the rug and flowing into the channel where the wiring harness is located. This wiring harness does not look to be protected from water and it is a mater of time before the insulation on this wire breaks down and shorts out to the frame.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 152009


  • 102,000 miles
2005 Ford Expedition, paint cracking and peeling on the roof. Of course I did not notice it till 102,000 miles. I did take it to the dealer and they basically told me that Ford would not have fixed it 100% anyway. They do a one-third (Ford), one-third (dealer), one-third (customer) pays. I find this very unacceptable. You buy a $60+++ vehicle and the paint holds no guarantee. I guess I'm luckier than the other guy though, you really don't notice the roof. The dealer said it would be about a $1500 repaint. I plan on chipping it off as much as I can, sanding it and then getting some black plastisol coating. Luckily again my Expedition is black and the problem is between the luggage rack runners and sunroof.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jun 232008


  • 43,000 miles
Ford Expedition paint. I purchased a new 2005 Ford Expedition eddie bauer edition in 5/2005 from a car dealer. The 36000/3 year warranty has expired and the paint is blistering on the tailgate. I called dealer and they said it is a manufacturing defect and they will not pay for it but it will do no good to fix it unless the entire tailgate is replaced with steel. There is a service bulletin out on this issue and they are not standing behind it.

- Andalusia, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 142007

(reported on)

Expedition 8-cyl

  • miles
2005 Ford Expedition with factory defects customer states that the car sometimes shocks the body while going through the car wash* 08/14/07 add to customer sent in additional info** the consumer stated please assist in retrieving the $29,000 paid out for the vehicle as they have learned the vehicle is not a new vehicle but was used and was seriously damaged. The consumer stated if it rains or goes through a car wash there is an electrical shock and running the VIN number indicates that this infact is a used vehicle not a new vehicle as stated by the dealer. The consumer stated the roof shakes badly.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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