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Ford Expedition, Paint, SUV
#24 of 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 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 110 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.
#29 of 110 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [selectusername]
Feb 13, 2008 (3:07 am)
At the end of the story I ended up repainting the vehicle and in the process we founded multiple areas with rust. Mud guard, roof, hood, ens of doors ect...
I think if enough people get together there is room for a class action....they know they bought a bad batch of steel for this vehicle but they are hiding behind the warranty time issue.
#30 of 110 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [selectusername]
Feb 14, 2008 (10:33 am)
Where is the rust and why does it cost 3,000?
The truck is supposed to be covered by a 5 year rust through warranty.
#31 of 110 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [buzzz1]
Feb 17, 2008 (10:51 am)
The rust was mostly around the wheels, and on some transmission parts. They had to fix:
- Front rotors and front hubs (they couldn't take the rotors off, they were "rusted onto the hubs" so had to change the hubs too)
- Rear axle seals. In doing that, they noticed the backing plates were rusted and needed to be changed.
- Transfer case output seal and slip yoke and U-joint (rusted)
- Rear rotors: Had to be changed because the park brake, which is mounted inside the rotors, was in very poor shape (not sure if this was rust-related though).
A few other non-rust maintenance items were performed as well.
The 5 year rust warranty doesn't apply, it's a 2000 model.
#32 of 110 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [selectusername]
Apr 08, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I have a 2001 XLT and have problems with rust underneath also. The parking brake was so rusted that it broke into pieces jamming up the rear wheel and had to be removed. Now my rotors are so rusted in the rear they have to be replaced. I only have 55,313 miles on it and it has always been in the garage and kept clean. My sway bar in the front end is also broke on both sides and needs replaced. So much for "Built Ford tough" I won't buy another Ford product.
#33 of 110 You have an 8 yo truck and you are upset about rust?
Jun 16, 2008 (4:33 am)
Just how old does a truck have to be before its allowed to rust?
Did you always do an undercarriage clean after driving on salt covered roads?