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Ford Expedition, Paint, SUV
#16 of 112 Re: rust on tailgate '04 [fundad]
Jul 20, 2006 (11:35 am)
I have a 03 gas guzzling expedition with the same rust bubble problem also, I thought it was just mine! BTW, just traded it in on a nissan murano that gets double the gas milage.. see ya
#17 of 112 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
Jul 30, 2006 (8:41 pm)
I went out today to wash my 03 E.B. and noticed the same. I checked it and found that the hatch is aluminum, not metal. Cant be rust I guess. lol
#18 of 112 Tailgate Blistering Rusting
Oct 20, 2006 (11:12 am)
I have a 03 Expedition under warranty for a few more weeks...blistering at the tailgate was fixed under warranty but now it is blistering on the inside panel with the outer skin meets the inner and blistering from the seam. They said they will fix it but will not cover it again if it blister more. Asked for replacement...said no, asked for additional 3 years on tailgate repairs...said no. Great company and products!!!
#19 of 112 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
May 01, 2007 (5:34 pm)
I just had the "bubbling paint" on the rear lift gate on my 03 Expedition fixed. They said the lift gate is aluminum so it isn't rust but bad paint/aluminum adhesion. My Expedition has nearly 50,000 miles, and I had no history with the dealership (the guy who sold me the truck had just changed dealerships 2 months prior), and they still fixed it under some vague "goodwill policy". They claimed that Ford would pay 60%, the dealership 20% and me 20%. I considered this an admission of guilt to a manufacturing defect and considered pushing for full payment by Ford/dealer. In the end I agreed to pay $200. I wonder how long this repair will last.
#20 of 112 paINT PROBLEMS
May 03, 2007 (7:17 am)
I went to look at a 03 Expy for sale the other day and it had the same problem, it was red. Seems like wuite a large issue. I am now going to look at an 04. Maybe its a little better. Paint just does not stick to aluminum well. But it will at least reduce rust problems.
#21 of 112 Same problem on 2003 Grand Marquis
May 21, 2007 (7:51 am)
I have the same problem on my 2003 Grand Marquis except it is on the roof. The paint rises up and pops off. There is definitely rust underneath. Dealer told me that it had to rust a hole in the material before warranty would cover. Has anyone had this problem on other areas of their Ford or Mercury models?
#22 of 112 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting
Jun 02, 2007 (7:42 am)
I have a 2000 Eddie Bauer and I had problems with rust on the undercarriage only a few years after purchasing it.
Now the car has a rust on the roof produced by the rust and the bottom of the back passenger side door is rusting to piesces.
Anybody has similar issues?
#23 of 112 Ford Paint Problems
Jul 10, 2007 (12:15 pm)
I have a 2003 F-150 with paint blistering on the edge of the hood. Ford knows they have a problem, just trying to keep it to themselves. I found out today by searching the internet that they issued a technical service bulletin on December 27, 2004 titled Aluminum Corrosion, number 04-25-1. The issue as described in the bulletin: "Some Vehicles may exhibit bubbling or blistering under the paint on aluminum body parts. This is due to iron contamination of the aluminum panel." The bulletin goes on to say, "Testing has revealed that the aluminum corrosion was caused by iron particles working their way into the aluminum body part, prio to painting."
It covers most 2000 to 2004 larger cars, suv's and pick-ups including the expedition, explorer and f-150.
Now you know the problems, a latent manufacturing defect. So far no luck in getting for to fix the problem. They say their corrosion warranty won't cover it unless the metal is perforated, even though they label the service bulletin as aluminum corrosion.
#24 of 112 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [sixtiesrock]
Jul 16, 2007 (4:34 am)
I feel your pain. We have a 2003 Expedition and it's totally bubbling and peeling on the back gate. Ford says since it's not corrosion and it's past the 5 year warranty, they will pitch in $400 to have it re-painted. The body shop said they have repainted these, just to have it bubble off soon again. This is very frustrating and I swear I'll never buy another Ford Product again.
#25 of 112 Re: 2003 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [cntrysquire]
Oct 05, 2007 (7:57 pm)
Hi - I have a 2004 Escape I bought new and I have paint lifting off down to the primer on the rear lift gate at the top edge and it's beginning on the hood now too. Ford is stonewalling me and is refusing to help fix this paint problem. I also have doors corroding from the inside out on all four but the drivers side is worst. They only are saying they are willing to fix the one door. No help on paint! This sounds like enough for a group of people to take paint issues to Ford for a class action.