Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition

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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 27, 2019

PROs: I really like the size, power, ride, comfort, of my 2000 Expedition "WHEN it was running." CONs: I have had several mechanical issues over the past 5-10 years that I have owned this 2000 Ford Expedition 5.4ltr engine. These problems in my opinion are due to lousy engineering designs/built in job security for Ford Mechanics! My past problems are many of the "SAME" problems others have had with these vehicles.

Shifter not going into park, 4 wheel drive shifter mechanism not working/automatic transmission, engine heater coolant lines breaking, fuel pump failures, spark plugs, Coil Over Plug (COP) ignition system, rear axle oil leaks, sunroof breaking, vehicle air suspension system lousy (I replaced with old fashion springs), and the latest problem is with the engine (engine SOHC timing system using bicycle chains). I would like to switch out the 5.4 liter new engine with an old fashion non overhead cam engine with pushrods (instead of timing chains), but the USA's EPA does not allow this. What the **! I would not buy another Ford vehicle with any kind of overhead cam design now.

15 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 5, 2019

2008 Expedition: First let me say I love this vehicle, roomy and powerful, gets about 14 mpg but the comfort is worth it. My only complaint is that recently it started shifting hard, I mean it threw my purse off of the seat, and there was a banging noise when I would come to a stop. Local Ford dealer said it was the shift solenoid and valve body. I had it fixed and it runs like a new vehicle.

19 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 20, 2018

When RPM's are at 1,000 ONLY, at any speed and both acceleration and deceleration, there is a VERY loud "humming" noise. So loud it drowns out radio and conversation. It has gotten worse and is so bad car is practically too annoying to drive. Had 2012 and 2015 Lincoln Navigators and never had this problem.

14 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 21, 2018

The Expedition has been a great vehicle. We got it for the size, interior design and durability. It still possesses shine after many trips and it has a great steering column and leg room that I very much appreciate. I just wish I had new technology such as smart features that would help me set appointment, set my music system, watch tv, Cortana or a similar voice which would be excellent.

9 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 13, 2018

I love my Ford Expedition. I got it because of the comfort and space it provides me and my family. I need lots of leg room and the Expedition provides me that comfort plus it has 3 end row seating. It has good gas mileage and it's a good car overall. I'm very proud of it and I haven't had any major issues with the it except for a fuel pump, which was an easy fix. It's the best car I've ever owned. And if I ever have to purchase a new one, a Ford Expedition would be my only option.

5 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 12, 2018

The Ford Expedition 2016 is a wonderful car and it is very dependable. We can sit very comfortably as it rides so smooth. It is a solid good sturdy car. Made to last if I had a wreck. It is a safe vehicle for my grandchildren and doesn't have a lot of problems. It is easy to drive too and doesn't use too much gas. Also it can haul a lot of things. I go to market in Dallas and can load so many things in it. It hauls furniture and so much for my business. Furthermore, the seats that automatically go down in the back are wonderful and the running board comes out when I open the door. It is perfect.

10 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 2, 2018

Terrible gas mileage by today's standards, but powerful, handles well and seats a lot of people or stuff! Almost 200,000 miles, a totally dependable vehicle.

9 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 29, 2018

Ford Expedition EL - 5 stars on everything but gas mileage. It's a workhorse that will haul plywood and scaffold or people. Well appointed interior. This SUV is outstanding! Love it!!

9 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 1, 2018

Knox on wood, both of mine have been GREAT. Ford ex. Has hun, 75 thousand. Kia s. 67 tho. I keep all oils changed and antifreeze up.

7 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 30, 2016

V8 Triton plug - My 1999 Expedition had blown through 4th plug and coil in a year. It sounds like a gun shot and stops you cold. Ford refuses to take responsibility for anything and my family of 7 has to go without as I look for another job to get this truck fixed again. But yet Ford keep enjoying those millions in bailout funds. I will never purchase another Ford in my life.

48 people found this review helpful
Verified Buyer
Original review: July 30, 2016

I purchased my Expedition almost two years ago with 340,000 km on it and you would think that 13 years after production and all the news about fires over the cruise control, people would get off their lazy ** and phone in their Vin to the closest dealer to see if a problem exists. My Expedition was sold 5 times and not once in the 13 years before I bought it, did a single owner check for recalls, especially when fires are concerned. I can no longer blame Ford since they've sent out the recall three times. If people don't value their own lives or their family’s lives then let them burn!! With no ill feelings towards Ford. Everyone buying a new or used vehicle today with all the technology involved within them should be phoning in their Vin number once or twice a year just to see if anything new has showed up. It's our responsibility as well to keep on top of things especially maintenance!

34 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 23, 2016

Love our Expedition. Drives and handles like a dream. 180K+ miles and going strong. Only complaint would be cheap plastic gears that failed in temperature blend actuators. Other than that a solid, dependable vehicle.

27 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 4, 2016

I have owned a Ford Explorer (forget year), a Ford Expedition 2000 and now a Ford Expedition 2004. All three of these vehicles have been incredible to drive and basically no major repairs. The first two vehicles I gave to my daughter when I got a different one. The Explorer was terrific, and the Ford Expedition that she drives now has over 270,000 miles. Yes miles on it and it is going strong. She will soon need some instrument panel repairs but that is all.

Now, my Ford Expedition 2004 has over 130,000 miles on it, and no major repairs at all. This vehicle runs like a charm and is a pure joy to drive. I have traveled the California and Florida coast pulling a trailer, and never a breakdown. Both Expedition have the 5.4 motor, and I have nothing but praise and love for these vehicles. Highly recommend them. Only complaint with Ford is that in 2007 they changed the interior of vehicles and put the gear shift on the floor rather than the steering wheel. Wish they would change that back as there is more storage space and more leg room. Thanks Ford. Love your vehicles.

41 people found this review helpful
Original review: April 2, 2016

I have a 2006 Ford Expedition XLT, that I dearly Loved until now. Recently my timing chain started making noise. The day before I was to take my SUV to have it repaired for the timing chain (Easter Sunday) at church no less. The timing chain broke. I was thinking "Okay it was schedule to be repair. Just an extra tow bill no big problem." Boy was I wrong. It turns out that when the chain broke while starting the vehicle it cause major damage to the engine due to it being a 5.4. According to the local dealership several of the 5.4 engine have had problems. Now to have it replaced at the dealership will be over $6000 dollar - that a hard pill to swallow. I have Loved my Ford for several year. However a company that know they have a problem with their engine and have done nothing to help out the consumer well that DISHEARTENING at the very least.

46 people found this review helpful
Original review: March 28, 2016

I have a 2010 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer. This is the 3rd Expedition I have owned. The other 2 ran great until the time I traded them in. I have maintained the 2010 per the owner's manual's recommendations since I purchased it. At the 100,000 mile point the dealer replaced the spark plugs, wires, did the engine flush and all the required maintenance. I've change the oil every 5,000 miles and a tire rotation every 10,000. At 129,000 miles I started to hear a little ticking and felt that the engine was missing. The repair person informed me that the engine had failed, that the valve in cylinder 3 was gone and I needed to replace the head for $6,300 or replace the engine with a rebuilt engine for $9,000. Not very happy because the service person told me that this is very typical with the Ford Expeditions. Too bad, because I've had other vehicles, most notably GM products that have had over 200,000 and still the engines were going strong.

While I'm not in a position to purchase another vehicle, I do like everything else about the Expedition, I am getting it fixed. Ford needs to do something about their engine reliability before I can tell anyone I will purchase their vehicles again. I'm now a little concerned that I recently recommended that my son buy a Ford, which he unfortunately did. Sincerely, a previously loyal Ford Customer.

50 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 8, 2016

2003 Ford Expedition 4.6 liter - I purchased with payments 4 years ago. With me only driving 1 mile to work daily I haven't put much mileage on it. My motor went with no notice. 123,000/m on it. Had oil, just had tune up 2 months ago? Not sure what to do? 4x4 lights blink.

37 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 27, 2015

This 2008 Ford Expedition limited XLT handles and rides well. It is agree at family cruiser. However a person should consider the maintenance issues before buying this expensive gas hungry SUV. Here are some manufacture flaws that Ford is aware of but make no changes year after year of the same run of model. Aluminum tailgate and hood the paint blisters after year 4 despite years of waxing. Spark plugs seize and break upon removal. Exhaust manifold bolts break off and warp. Plastic tee and wye fittings on radiator hoses become brittle and break leaving you stranded on the road.

Sudden major transmission leak from bulkhead connector rubber gasket ring drying out. Slow drive axle leaks in several places. Bottom of front heated and cooled seats fail due to a plastic collapsed manifold and we are not heavy people. I am worried what more is to come. These problems are expensive to fix and basically it is embarrassing that such an expensive vehicle has so many engineered design issues and basically lacking quality control. If you further research you will find these problems occur on many Expeditions.

61 people found this review helpful
Original review: Dec. 11, 2015

I own a 2001 Ford Expedition which I upgraded from my 1999. This car is a death trap! Whenever it rains or snows, I can control every electrical device with my headlight knobs. Now when I say electrical devices I mean my radio, heater, windshield wipers and inside dome lights. Unfortunately, I cannot control my windows or door locks. My 4x4 is always clicking on and off while driving down the road. It doesn't matter if I'm going 10mph or 55mph. To make matters worse, when I am at a light with my foot on the brake my RPM's will rev up and my car will start going. I called corporate offices and since my car falls out of all warranty ranges you can't help??? So when I die or kill someone else due to mechanical failure you better bet yourself that I will see Ford in court.

32 people found this review helpful
Original review: Nov. 24, 2015

We bought a 2003 Ford Expedition with 65000 miles on it. We drove it till 170000. The only thing we had to replace in 100000 miles was the battery and alternator. In the last 1000 miles my wife had failed to make the last couple oil changes and never added any oil either. So after hearing some weird knocking sounds for 30 miles I decided to investigate and found that the oil wouldn't read on the dipstick. I added a couple quarts of oil and the car still driving. This car had the least amount of repairs of any car I have ever owned. Would buy another one for sure.

30 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 23, 2015

I owned a 2004 Ford Expedition 4.6L V8 2-wheel drive. This car was regularly maintained at a couple of different shops for oil changes. One day without warning my wife parked at a store and the car did not start again. I replaced the battery thinking that was the problem and was able to start the car by pumping the gas pedal. When it did start the car sounded like it was knocking. I check the oil and it was very low, almost dry. Car was not burning oil, did not have a leak, did not alert low oil pressure, and was not due for an oil change. I have had a couple mechanics look at it and the engine is blown only with 160,000 miles on it and they can't figure out how this happened. Has anyone encounter anything like this? I expected a lot more from a well maintained Ford motor!

31 people found this review helpful
Original review: Nov. 13, 2015

Everything coils, spark plugs, brakes, popping noise under the hood. Wheel bearings headaches and more headaches. Headlights is not bright enough also so be sure to always use your fog lights. This is my 2006 Ford Expedition and my last Ford vehicle.

14 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 7, 2015

I have 2007 model Expedition EL. It was running fine. Suddenly experienced vibration problem at 110 to 120 km/hr speed. Please suggest what to do?

34 people found this review helpful
Original review: Nov. 1, 2015

I bought my 2013 Ford Expedition less than two years ago. The deal seemed excellent at the time (value for money) in comparison to other SUVs. However, I did not expect to report 5 warranty related issues in less than 2 years. Mirror Motor being always stuck. The solution after 3 complaints was to replace the motor. Rear Suspension System leakage. Noise in the Transmission, which resulted in flushing the transmission oil. Passenger Door Alignment issue which causes noise in the car. AC not being able to cool fast enough. I like the car, it is big, safe and was not terribly expensive. Yet, I am very confident of two things: My next car will not be Ford; I am super glad for purchasing the extended warranty.

18 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 15, 2015

Bought a 2006 Ford Expedition from Ford in Jersey City. Only had it for 5 months, did all required maintenance on the vehicle. One day, driving to work, the engine seized and the vehicle shut off. Took it to the mechanic, and he claimed to take it to Ford because there was a major engine issue that they needed to address. Brought it to them and the representative told me I would hear back within 24 hours. Well, it took them 6 days to respond! Then they wanted me to speak to a manager who wanted to put me in a 2001 Expedition and finance the vehicle for 36 months. This is before I was told that I would have to pay $10,000 for a brand new Engine or 6,000 for a used one. Now I have a vehicle that only turns on for 20 minutes at a time that has sat since July!

29 people found this review helpful
Original review: Sept. 18, 2015

My 1997 Expedition made a loud bang sound and then sounded like a deck of cards on a bike spoke. As I waited for the tow truck I found that there are many other Ford owners with the same problem. I'm done with Ford. When will a company own up to their defaults?

14 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 26, 2015

I picked up my son from swim team practice one afternoon. When I tried starting the truck, it was stuck from the steering column, so for a moment I tinkered with it and was then able to turn the key. Only it was stuck again, this time to turn over and engage. I could feel it stuck, so I jimmied the key and pressed against the mechanism the key falls into as you turn it. (I hope that made some sense). In other words, I removed the plastic house that your key goes into, and pushed the key forward to allow it to turn. There. That was better.

Truck started, we went on our way. We stopped at a few eyeglass stores and our final stop was our last ever again. 3 months after receiving this vehicle from a stranger that helped us when we needed it most, my Expedition, my beast, was doomed! We returned to the Expedition within 6 minutes at eyemart, turned the key on, theft light on the dash started to blink, and my beast never ran again. It has been almost one year that this happened, it is still parked, calling out to me, asking me to hold on to faith so that we will once have our gift of a lifetime. That was the greatest worst thing ever!

10 people found this review helpful
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 3, 2015

Changed spark plugs, oxygen sensor and my car has still the same problem which is more gas consuming per mileage, raw gas smell, engine shaking.

30 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 26, 2015

I have following concern about my NEW Expedition: 1. Wind Noise Voice from front glass. 2. Wind Noise Voice from all doors. Company is not able to fix the problem.

12 people found this review helpful
Original review: July 25, 2015

Hard to have air condition fixed. Found parts at Napa. Very reasonable. Got it fixed. Love my cold air. LOL. Love my 2000 Ford Expedition.

10 people found this review helpful
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 13, 2015

I wrote a complaint about my 2007 Ford Expedition showing bad signs of rust; true it is 9 years old, but how many vehicles do you see with multiple rust issues even if you leave near the coast AND even if people don't take care of their vehicles like I do mine. Rust holes have eaten right through the roof, multiple spots bubbling up on rear hatch and hood. Now, the engine is a whole other issue. I am not a new car person. I drive them till the wheels fall off; so I have driven vehicles near 200,000 miles multiple times.

Never have I for one seen rust issues like stated above, but nor have I had to spend so much money once it hit a 100,000 miles as I have on this Ford Expedition. I spent $7000 + during the time frame 100,000 to 117,000 miles. 1st was the fuel pump, next was multiple engine sensors, when the tune-up was done, found out they used spark plugs with caps on the ends that break off and cost an extra $50 (if your lucky) to get out per plug, I had 3 break. Camshaft pulleys was next then the camshaft rod. Window motor, and this Ford has 2 motors per window. Wiper blade motor.

I drove a brand new GMC Z-71 and sold it at 176,000 miles and never had not one of these issues except tune-up and the spark plugs didn't break! If the Ford wasn't paid for I would have already gotten rid of it, and still plan on it, but when I do I won't be buying a Ford. All you have to do is google Expeditions and you will see many others complaining about the camshaft issues, rust, spark plugs. Ford has done nothing to stand by their vehicle.

17 people found this review helpful
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