While the Expedition received a freshening for 2015, it was still vastly outdated and outclassed compared to its competition. This huge coach does has some high points, but falls short in some key areas. It's noisy and has a low-rent interior and a frustrating infotainment system. Fuel economy, at 14 mpg, is also slightly behind the curve. On the other hand, power delivery from the 3.5-liter turbo V6 is effortless.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

Overall Reliability
Most Common Trouble Spots
Common Trouble Spot
Common Trouble Spot
Research Years * Redesign year
Worse Better
00
01
02
03*
04
05
06
07*
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15*
16
17
18*
19
Overall Reliability Verdict
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
POTENTIAL TROUBLE SPOTS
Engine Major
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Engine Minor
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Engine Cooling
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Transmission Major
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Transmission Minor
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Drive System
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Fuel System
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Electric System
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Climate System
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Suspension
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Brakes
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Exhaust
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Paint/Trim
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Body Integrity
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Body Hardware
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Power Equipment
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
In-car Electronics
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
NA
Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

Learn more about car Reliability.

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Ford Expedition owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen difficult to see

"Way too much stuff on the screen. It is a safety hazard to try and adjust the rear AC while driving due to high level of difficulty and too many clicks to arrive at the desired function"

John H., TX (2015 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Navigation system died. Took to ford and they corrected problem"

Ann G., IL (2015 Ford Expedition Unsure 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Steering wheel controls

"Right hand side of steering wheel controls quit working"

Jerry E., PA (2015 Ford Expedition King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Camera only works sporadically. Have taken to Ford dealer twice. The last time they said they could not find a trouble code and as such no repairs were made. I have since contacted the manufacture's rep for assistance. I have told them it appears to be a connectivity issue as the picture on the camera is clear when it works"

David F., TX (2015 Ford Expedition King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Voice control commands

"Voice command has a hard time understanding me"

Anonymous, LA (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Premature brake wear

"Rear rotors needed to be replaced after 14,000 miles"

William M., MI (2015 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

"Fords are notoriously fitted with weak brakes, first repair was when the car was just one year old"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Squeaking

"After several trips to dealer the problem still persists"

Charles P., CA (2015 Ford Expedition King Ranch 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Windshield moulding detached from vehicle during drive home from dealership. Fixed under warranty, but still a hassle"

David T., PA (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The driver's seat molding on door side fell apart. We fixed with some ratcheting click ties from Home Depot"

John H., TX (2015 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Rust

"Rust spot on back passenger door. Took to dealer and they refused to correct problem. Said paint broke from outside source. There is nothing to suggest anything hit door"

Ann G., IL (2015 Ford Expedition Unsure 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Categorizing this is difficult given the available choices. The issue is the key fob and keyless starter. On multiple occasions the keyfob fails and the truck won't start or the doors won't unlock, lock, etc. This is in clear distinction to our F150 where the fob has been going for 4 years with no new battery or issues. Ford has replaced the keyfob three times and the battery twice. They say it is a known issue"

Paul M., ON (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
Keyless entry

"See previous issue. It is a multiple keyfob failure, replaced thrice and batteries twice"

Paul M., ON (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"While at 55 mph, the engine suddenly returned to an idle and was unresponsive to throttle position causing us to pull over on narrow shoulders. This dangerous situation happened twice, but only on the second occurrence did a fault indicator show up for the dealer to diagnose. The throttle body was replaced after the second failure"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Passenger front seat sensor shorted out and causes the driver seat not to work either"

John S., PA (2015 Ford Expedition Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"exceeded useful life - replaced"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"The noise from the radiator fan is extremely loud and seems abnormal"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Sync is just horrible, Ford should be ashamed to install such as system. Difficult to use and the smartphone app is useless"

John H., TX (2015 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Tie rods

"Loose bolt caused steering problem"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Ford Expedition Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Compare 2015 Models

Similar Cars
Chevrolet Suburban
Chevrolet Tahoe
Dodge Durango
Ford Expedition
Ford Flex
This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Change Vehicle