Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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Ford Expedition, Paint, SUV
#106 of 112 Re: Expedition [obus]
May 13, 2013 (9:10 am)
same issues on my 2008 Limited.... bought new and paid $50k+ for the vehicle. First had an issue with bubble on the tailgate. Ford DID fix this issue as we continued to escalate with their customer service team. however, I now have severe bubbles on the hood. From what I've seen I dont see them taking any action to help. Its a shame as these are the things that could help Ford develop a lifetime customer. given the fact they are unwilling to recgonize and address the quality issue I will likely jump to another MFR.
#107 of 112 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
Jul 09, 2013 (6:57 am)
I have an 07 Expedition EL Limited. Rust and corrosion on tailgate. I too have searched blogs and found Ford to have cross-contamination in the aluminum. I drove snowmobiles for thirty years with an aluminum chassis in every type of moisture known without ever a hint of rust. Aluminum does not rust. I bought the car certified which includes one of the certification policies of ' no paint defects'. Ford stated they had nothing to do with the program and it was up to the dealer. The dealer stated, I got the best deal, what did I expect. Took it to another dealer who said he would bring the rep in to look at it. He cancelled once, then twice, then just said the car was in an accident and was repainted. (his reason was the hitch was repainted). Finally repaired it myself. Then last summer while in Canada, my sister's 08 Lincoln Navigator has, you guessed it had a rusted lift gate. I too heard of the bulletin and talked to Ford auto body managers and know that the bulletin even suggests how to repair their problem, but they will not issue a recall. Well to make matters worse now all my rocker panels and the door thresholds are rusted out with actual rust holes and I am ready for round 2. Worse than being wrong is not admitting it, my parents taught me that. I will never buy another Ford again due to their lack of old fashioned integrity. I will also advise my 3 kids to never buy one. It appears Ford will loose generations of business to save a few bucks from their mistakes. By the way I have owned a 66', 76, 79, 86, 87, 92, 96, 07, and numerous Ford trucks between 95 and 03 for business, never again.
#108 of 112 Frustrated Expedition Owner
Aug 22, 2013 (10:04 am)
Bought a 2012 Expedition, already has corrosion issues on back hatch and under hood. Unfortunately, assumed, being a new vehicle, would not have this type of issue so was not anal upon checking paint. Did not discover issue until 60,460 kms. Well, now over warranty. This issue did not develop within then last 460 kms. When contacting Ford, was told this is a common problem. (Well Fix It!). Spoke to a body shop, who also confirmed this is a common problem. Extremely irritating when a company knows of an issue for years, and yet continues to sell a vehicle ($$$$$$), knowing full well of problems. I am sure they are hoping no one discovers until after warranty. UGH!!!!!
#109 of 112 Re: Frustrated Expedition Owner [cholben]
Aug 22, 2013 (4:04 pm)
The warranty wouldn't have helped you, it only covers rust through. It doesn't cover the crappy surface prep of the aluminum.
#110 of 112 2013 Texas Small Claims Court Victory
Dec 06, 2013 (10:07 am)
2013 Texas Small Claims Court Victory Ė 2003 Pre-Owned Ford Expedition: A Texas Couple purchased a used 2003 Red Ford Expedition from a private owner in 2009. In 2012, the Expedition began showing signs of severe paint flaking on the roof and lift gate. They became aware from a 2011 NBC Chicago newscast that factory paint data existed on vehicles manufactured by Ford. They correlated the factory data with the paint issues. They found the issues were directly on the vehicle where the Expedition was painted below Fordís minimum paint thickness specifications. They filed a claim in 2013 under specific elements under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. They won $5,000 from Ford for the repainting of the Expedition. They did not use a law firm, rather they did it themselves. However, law firms would be beneficial to contact for assistance.
#111 of 112 Re: 2013 Texas Small Claims Court Victory [mtcarmelfox]
Dec 09, 2013 (4:49 pm)
My 2008 expedition is bubbling on tailgate and the hood , ( next to the grill). Both are really bad. Anything you can send to me , or direct me to would be great. The rust will be soon popping through.
The brakes are giving trouble with the calipers, and I have replaced one window motor, and another is bad, and another is very very slow. Thanks a lot.
aijl79yahoo.com, any help would be great. Not familiar with doing this.
#112 of 112 reply to aijl79 about bubbling etc
Dec 09, 2013 (5:27 pm)
My 2008 started bubbling in same places as yours in 2011. You have to sue Ford to get relief. I chose not to go through the grief and cost. FYI repairs to the hood and tailgate will probably run you about $1200. There will be no rust popping through. The tailgate and hood are of sheet aluminum, thats why the paint is bubbling. Contaminants in the air when painted by the contractor at the Ford assembly plant (Louisville KY I think). It is a normal thing to have power window problems in the XP. I replaced both of mine at about 100K miles. I have 125K miles on it now and it is still going strong. Be sure to replace the spark plugs at 100K miles. If the shell type let the dealer do it. Depending on when engine was built will depend on which spark plugs you have; conventional or those cheapo shell types. I will still buy another one but I hope by then they have the paint contaminant issue under control. Dealer here in Green Bay says that he has to repaint EVERY trade in EXPY because of the paint bubbling issue.