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#19 of 109 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 109 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 109 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 109 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 109 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 109 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 109 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.
#26 of 109 Auto warranties.
Oct 07, 2007 (10:21 am)
You people need to understand that the only protection you get when you buy a car is lemon law and the car warranty. If something is not covered by warranty, then you don't have recourse against Ford.
Now if you feel that Ford is wrongly denying warranty coverage for a problem that SHOULD be covered then you have something to talk about.
#27 of 109 Re: Ford Paint Problems [knota]
Oct 11, 2007 (10:53 am)
Iam having the same problem with my 2003 F150 the dealer repainted the hood about a year ago but its back
#28 of 109 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [ricardop]
Feb 12, 2008 (8:22 pm)
ricardop: I have a 2000 EB too and had it at the dealer for regular 75K service. They are telling me I need to do $3,000 of repairs, mostly due to rust. I cannot believe this.
I don't live in a region where they use salt on the roads and I park in a garage every night. I'm thinking there is a defect with the vehicle. Would like to find out how many others are having the problem to determine if Ford has some responsibility beyond warranty.
Did you end up doing repairs? Did you spend a lot? Thanks.