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#1 of 109 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting
Apr 17, 2006 (9:49 am)
We own a 2003 Expedition (bought new) with 28,000 miles. Noticed yesterday that there is rust under the bubbled paint surronding the rear door latch cover. We have meticously kept this vehicle clean and spray waxed. Has anyone else had this problem and have any solutions to offer? I purchased extended warranty when it was new.......any recourse?
#3 of 109 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [tidester]
May 24, 2006 (3:50 pm)
i have the same problem. i got one small bubble on the outside of the hatch, and 5 bubbles inside the bottom of the hatch. ford dealership said it wont fix until theres an actual hole.or a tsb on it.(or tbs, something like that)
#4 of 109 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
May 27, 2006 (9:54 pm)
I've just discovered the same problem, bubbled paint on the rear hatch, near the latch and at the bottom edge of the door. My info says unless the rust causes a hole, the damage is only covered by the 3 year/36,000 warranty. Since I bought my Expedition in Oct 02 and it has 47,000 miles, I'm out of luck. Your original warranty could stilI be in force. Or if the extended warranty you bought is an extension of the bumper-to-bumper warranty you should be OK. I think it's crazy that a $40,000 vehicle, less than 4 years old is starting to rust, even if I do live in salt-crazy MN.
#5 of 109 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [tkhilliard]
May 31, 2006 (5:34 pm)
I took my 03 Expedition to the competing dealer in the city. My Expediton only has 23,000 miles on it. I had to pay $100.00 CDN and Ford did the rest as goodwill. Just out of curiosity is your Expediton lazer red? Mine is just wondering if the problem is with that color only. I also have extended warranty on mine ( I know it doesn't cover the paint but maybe it helped)
#6 of 109 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
May 31, 2006 (8:35 pm)
Actually, it was tkhilliard who said he has the problem with his Expedition. I was only directing him to where he might find additional help.
#7 of 109 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
Jun 14, 2006 (9:04 am)
I have a 2003 Medium Wedgewood Blue Expedition and the same thing is happening to mine - in the same spot. I actually noticed the first small spot about about 3 months after I hit 36000 miles.
#8 of 109 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [froggie1]
Jun 14, 2006 (11:20 am)
Must have been a bunch of them where they screwed up on the end gates. If you will notice the newer ones have a redesigned endgate. Best advice is go to your dealer and see if they will stand behind their product. Mention the goodwill thing from Ford. Good luck.
#9 of 109 rust on tailgate '04
Jun 14, 2006 (6:46 pm)
I had the same problem. The dealer fixed it under the 3/36 warranty. The running boards on one side also began to rust (sport ed). They replaced....I worry about this vehicle. Where can I get a good deal on a warranty?...I'd consider trading in but would "lose my shirt". So can anyone suggest a warranty plan??? Thx!