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#28 of 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [ricardop]
Feb 12, 2008 (9:22 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 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [selectusername]
Feb 13, 2008 (4:07 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 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [selectusername]
Feb 14, 2008 (11:33 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 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [buzzz1]
Feb 17, 2008 (11:51 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 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [selectusername]
Apr 08, 2008 (1:18 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 106 You have an 8 yo truck and you are upset about rust?
Jun 16, 2008 (5:33 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?
#34 of 106 Re: You have an 8 yo truck and you are upset about rust? [mschmal]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:46 am)
To be saying this you must either be a Ford representative or have very very low standards (perhaps you've only driven american lemons?)
I can't imagine any consumer accepting rust on a $40,000 vehicle after 8 years and 75,000 miles, at a time when salt is not used on roads anymore.
I have a 1997 Honda CRV that's been driven in the same region and weather conditions, has 140,000 Miles, and doesn't have a spot of rust.
#35 of 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [ricardop]
Jul 14, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I have a 2001 F150 with very extensive rust on the roof... to the point of going clear through the metal in places. This only started appearing early this year. There is only 48,000 on it, although I guess that isn't a factor. I don't live in an area where salt is used on the road.
I just got the stock answer from Ford that rust is only covered for five years, and that there was no history of complaints about rusting on this line of vehicles. I got two estimates from body shops. One would agree to cut out the dollar size rust spots, there are 8 of them, weld new patches in place, do corrosion treatment, and repaint the top for $1600. The other shop refused to do patches, saying that they would not be satisfactory, and wanted $3000 to replace the roof.
From reading through this thread, it seems Ford has a problem with the rust issue that needs to be addressed, even if out of warranty. Anyone else have some ideas.
#37 of 106 Re: 2000 Ford Expedition Premature Rusting [charlibob]
Aug 02, 2008 (6:50 pm)
I can understand being upset with the rust mentioned by the previous poster under his vehicle. I can't see however how rust on the roof "snuck up" on you. Dollar sized rust spots going through the metal in less than a year??? Surely there was some bubbled paint or small spots showing up earlier. Do you wax your vehicle?