really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,438 miles

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problem #8

Aug 242022


  • miles
Power running boards switched from automatic to off position while driving vehicle and without warning to driver. Due to height of vehicle (20" wheels) and failure to deploy, injury occurred while attempting to exit vehicle. Ford took over two weeks to determine problem and cost owner approximately $1400 to repair as vehicle was no longer under warranty. Vehicle had less than five thousand (5,000) miles.

- Elkhorn, NE, USA

problem #7

Aug 192022


  • miles
The rear evaporator has reportedly failed and is causing a leak to the refrigerant. We have read the TSB 21-2250 and the earlier Customer Satisfaction Program 18N01 which both point to what is reportedly a common issue for these systems. Safety concern is overall heat in vehicle. At the same time we are experiencing a leak of coolant, and the Ford dealership is recommending replacement of pump. The dealer is also recommending the replacement of rear evaporator and recharge of the refrigerant. The cooling fan was running full blast which was our warning of checking low coolant, there was no warning lights of any issues. As there have been multiple TSB type of issues, as a customer this seems like a known issue that Ford should be paying to have fixed.

- Carmel, IN, USA

problem #6

Dec 292021


  • miles
The auto start stop function failed to restart the engine in an intersection on three occasions. We entered the intersections waiting to make a left turn and the auto stop start turned the car off. When we picked up our foot off the break to complete the left turn and clear the intersection the auto stop start failed to restart the car. An error code came up that said "Auto Start/Stop Shift to P, then restart engine". We shifted to park and restarted the car to clear the intersection to blaring horns. Thankfully there wasn't an immediate need to clear the intersection due to oncoming traffic or we would have been clobbered.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

problem #5

Feb 252021


  • miles
Drivers door would not close. Took 10 months for the new door latch to get shipped to my local Ford dealer. They charged us $ $708 to do the repair.

- Enders, NE, USA

problem #4

Dec 132021


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that she noticed fluid leaking from the rear of the vehicle while parked. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where she was informed that the passenger-€™s side shock needed to be replaced. The contact had also taken the vehicle to an independent mechanic who confirmed the failure and gave her an estimate for the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and a claim was filed. The contact was referred to NHTSA for assistance. The contact stated that she only does city driving and that a failure of this magnitude should not have happened this soon on a newer vehicle. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 44,000.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 262021


  • miles
The transmission would slip and not go into gear. Causing me to stall in the middle of intersections. This occurred multiple times and if I took my foot off the gas it woudl catch and I could go again. Dealership told me it could be PCM issue and was not able to see me until December of 2021. At the end of October it suddenly became almost undriveable and was limped to dealership. It was determined that the gear ratio for the 3rd gear was incorrect and at 67,318 miles and 4 years old it needs a new transmission.

- Big Cove, AL, USA

problem #2

May 072020

Expedition 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
The vehicle has an intermittent electrical problem which causes a cross traffic system fault, blind spot system fault and the liftgate or liftglass to indicate that it is ajar. Hen these fault the safety systems are inoperative and pose a safety concern. This occurs while in motion at both on both city streets and at highway speeds.

- West Bend, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 192020


  • 23,500 miles
The retractable/automatic running board on the passenger side intermittently drops down when the car is in park and in a stationary position for a period of time. (ie. 2-3 hours at rest) when I restart the vehicle and open/close the doors, then shut off the vehicle, the retractable running boards will go back up where they belong...most of the time. Several days later, the same thing happens again. I took the vehicle in for service (cronin Ford - harrison, Ohio) in the fall of 2019 and they replaced the retractable running board motor on the passenger side only. In March of 2020, it started to happen again, after the vehicle is at rest for 2-3 hours. I am planning to take it in for service again, but I'm concerned that this will become a recurring problem well after the warranty period is over.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA