Ford Expedition - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Ford Expedition owners have reported a total of 7,017 problems for their cars built in the 23 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Ford Expedition. The 1999 Ford Expedition cars have the most problems reported (953 problems).

  Common problems of Ford Expedition

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Ford Expedition cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (1,381 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (965 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Ford Expedition

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Engine And Engine Cooling
1,381
  Electrical System
965
  Tire
604
  Vehicle Speed Control
546
  Power Train
497
  Suspension
413
  Service Brakes
413
  Visibility
296
  Air Bag
284
  Structure
247
   
  Steering
237
  Equipment
208
  Other Fuel System
161
  Wheel
122
  Gasoline Fuel System
122
  Seat Belt
119
  Unknown Or Other
96
  Exterior Lighting
76
  Latches/locks/linkage
63
  Seats
56
  Electronic Stability Control
43
  Air Brake
20
  Parking Brake
18
  Interior Lighting
14
  Traction Control System
8
  Child Seat
7
  Back Over Prevention
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Ford Expedition of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Expedition model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Ford Expedition model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Expedition Model Years

Expedition
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 2876,9151    
0.36
  2016 4740,2402    
0.58
  2015 6741,9223    
0.53
  2014 1840,5484    
0.11
  2013 4637,3995    
0.25
  2012 8941,1826    
0.36
  2011 6543,0817    
0.22
  2010 6243,0988    
0.18
  2009 3117,9239    
0.19
  2008 13277,12110    
0.17
  2007 21587,68611    
0.22
  2006 34492,07112    
0.31
  2005 376106,35813    
0.27
  2004 311181,68314    
0.12
  2003 638244,82115    
0.17
  2002 35195,24116    
0.23
  2001 593175,26117    
0.20
  2000 926238,22918    
0.22

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Ford Expedition is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Expedition
10
  2017 Expedition
13
  2016 Expedition
9
  2015 Expedition
12
  2014 Expedition
2
  2013 Expedition
11
  2012 Expedition
5
  2011 Expedition
12
  2010 Expedition
9
  2009 Expedition
3
  2008 Expedition
16
  2007 Expedition
27
  2006 Expedition
28
  2005 Expedition
16
  2004 Expedition
52
  2003 Expedition
89
  2002 Expedition
25
  2001 Expedition
35
  2000 Expedition
83
  1999 Expedition
98
  1998 Expedition
90
  1997 Expedition
76


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