2nd Generation (2003—2006) Expedition Problems

This generations ranks 86th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (47%), body (11%), and the interior (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 15 complaints at an average of 76,108 miles in the 2004 Ford Expedition.
  2. Engine Shuts Off When Fail Safe Engine Light Comes On 74 complaints at an average of 82,814 miles in the 2006 Ford Expedition.
  3. Paint Is Bubbling 10 complaints at an average of 54,251 miles in the 2005 Ford Expedition.

What Expedition Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 192 6 26 37.56
2005 104 5 62 34.54
2004 97 4 87 27.46
2003 272 6 148 24.97

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