The Ford Expedition makes a leap forward with this redesign, shedding weight while adding comfort, convenience, and optional safety features. The Expedition comes in two lengths. The longer version, called MAX, is about a foot longer than the standard Expedition and competes directly against the Chevrolet Suburban.
    Alerts
    There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

    Reliability

    We expect the 2022 Expedition will have about average reliability when compared to the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2019 and 2020 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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    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 over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 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.

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    Owner Reported Trouble Spots

    The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2018 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

    CD player

    "CD player was never used until last year and wouldn't work when tried. Audio computer replaced."

    Anonymous, WA (2018 Ford Expedition Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Display screen freezes up

    "Sync-3 Navigation screen failed, making it impossible to view cameras, bumper-distance sensor feedback or text messages that accompanied audio alarms. The issue was compounded by Ford dealer not getting the replacement screen for two weeks for the first visit. When we scheduled the repair they realized they received the wrong part. It took ANOTHER two weeks to get the right part. Total time without the display was 6 weeks."

    Anonymous, WI (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

    "Expedition will not pair google maps from my phone by Bluetooth, the phone has to be plugged in by cable and can only be done while parked."

    Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Expedition MAX 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Voice control commands

    "The system has VERY limited vocabulary. Poor enough that it is unusable."

    Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Expedition MAX 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Drive System

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

    What Owners Say

    4WD/AWD components

    "Valve to engage 4 wheel drive failed covered under warranty"

    Anonymous, OH (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    CV joint

    "Bad joint, fixed under warranty"

    Anonymous, KY (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    "Fixed under warrenty"

    Ralph C., OH (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Electrical failure

    "Would not start after not being driven for a week"

    Anonymous, GA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 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

    Clock

    "The screen wouldn't work where clock was and I couldn't make selections or changes or the screen wouldn't change"

    Anonymous, (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Exterior lights (other than headlights)

    "The license plate light connection were completely corroded. Then the ones connecting into the the license plate harness were also corroded. They replaced 2 wiring harnesses. Should I be concerned?"

    Kim P., IA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Keyless entry

    "Car electronics went crazy, flashing all warnings, thought it was key fob, turned our it was a loose wire in the right passenger panel, that had come loose. Makes me concerned about driving long distance"

    Anonymous, VA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Tire pressure monitor

    "Tire pressure monitor kept saying pressure low. Had tires filled to correct amount. It may not be the pressure monitor..you may want to investigate the Hankook tires 22 in that Ford puts on the expeditions... the wear, tear, and this tire is not made for this vechile. We have outer wear on the tires and less than 30,000 miles on it"

    Anonymous, (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 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

    Shocks or struts

    "it was leaking, underwarranty"

    Anonymous, CO (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Wheel bearings

    "Right front wheel bearing started making noise (actually sounded like the noise was on the left side). Fords service rep told my wife that she could continue driving the car while awaiting repair parts. I read a bit about wheel bearing failures and grounded the car until repaired. Still think that it has some pulling to the left issues when entering a left turn at moderate speed. Ford rep says no problem. Will continue to monitor."

    Anonymous, WA (2018 Ford Expedition Platinum 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

    Air or water leaks

    "Water collected up under the rooftop runner on right side. when you stopped the water ran down in through the sun visor hole. they replaced the gaskets."

    Anonymous, IA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Squeaks or rattles

    "Sun roof rattles"

    Anonymous, LA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Engine Major

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

    What Owners Say

    Timing belt or chain

    "Tensioner failure led to loud startup sound and prevented oil reaching top of motor. Rebuilt top of motor under warranty."

    Anonymous, WI (2018 Ford Expedition Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    "Cam phasers have failed twice in the engine. Seems to fail every 6 months or so. Parts were hard to come by so vehicle would sit waiting to be repaired."

    Anonymous, TX (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Engine Cooling

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

    What Owners Say

    Overheating

    "Engine overheated with 57,100 miles, had to be towed to dealer and a new engine was put in from 5yr-60,000mile warranty. PREVIOUSLY, the hose from the overflow tank to radiator leaked and service department said that was a mantianance item and not covered under warranty. I purchased the part from the parts department and replaced the part and 3 weeks later the engine overheated and had to be replaced!"

    Anonymous, (2018 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)
    Radiator

    "the radiator problem was addressed in the previous statement."

    Anonymous, (2018 Ford Expedition XLT 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Transmission Minor

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

    What Owners Say

    Rough shifting

    "began first week of march. coming back from florida it would jump in and out of higher gears. going 75 if you took your foot off the gas it would shift to much lower gera and go 60."

    Anonymous, NJ (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 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

    Sunroof

    "Panoramic sunroof constant rattle."

    Anonymous, KY (2018 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

    "The rear brake pads and rotors required replacement after only 42,000 km of mostly highway driving. This was very premature."

    Anonymous, (2018 Ford Expedition Platinum 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Climate System

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

    What Owners Say

    Automatic climate control

    "It was hot or cold at random, and directed air up or down at random. Controls did not work."

    Anonymous, IA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Exhaust

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

    What Owners Say

    Other/unsure

    "It is an irritating feeling."

    M S., MA (2018 Ford Expedition Limited 3.5-L V6 turbo)

    Paint/Trim

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

    Engine Minor

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

    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.

    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

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    Recalls
    PROVIDED BY
    SEATS
    Nov 14, 2018
    In the event of a crash, a seat that moves may not properly restrain the seat occupant, increasing their risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Lincoln Navigator, and Ford Expedition vehicles. The second row center seat track assemblies may be missing one or both of the J-Channel reinforcement brackets, possibly allowing the seat to move in the event of a crash.
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row center seat for any missing J-channel reinforcement brackets, replacing the center seat frame assembly as necessary, free of charge. An interim owner notification was sent on December 21, 2018. A second letter will be mailed once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S37
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V805000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 34946
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    Jun 12, 2018
    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Expedition, F-150, and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI V6 engines. These vehicles have high pressure fuel pump assemblies with welds that can fracture, which may cause an oil or fuel leak.
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump and associated components, free of charge. The recall began July 17, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S17.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V392000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 5645
    POWER TRAIN
    Apr 04, 2018
    Despite the transmission shift lever being placed in 'Park' and the instrument panel display indicating 'Park,' the vehicle may roll away after it has been exited if the parking brake has not been applied, increasing the risk of injury or a crash.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition and Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions. A roll pin may not have been installed in the transmission, potentially causing a loss of the "Park" function.
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the transmission to make sure it has the roll pin, installing one if it is missing, free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S09.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V213000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 142
    POWER TRAIN
    Apr 04, 2018
    If the gear shift cable clip becomes unseated or dislodged, the gear shift lever position may indicate that the transmission is in 'Park' when it may be in a different gear. Additionally, despite selecting 'Park', if the parking brake is not applied before the vehicle is exited, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario increases the risk of a crash.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 F-650 and F-750 vehicles equipped with 6-speed automatic transmissions and 2018 Ford F-150 and Expedition vehicles equipped with 10-speed automatic transmissions (excluding Expedition vehicles with a Rotary Gear Shift Dial on the console). The gear shift cable clip may not be properly seated, allowing the transmission to be in a different gear than indicated by the gear shift lever position.
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the shift cable locking clip and properly seat it, if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 13, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for the recall is 18S10.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V214000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 292909
    VISIBILITY
    Jan 16, 2018
    If the window does not automatically reverse when an obstruction is found, it can increase the risk of injury.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles. The second row window control modules may intermittently stop the movement of the power window. If something, such as a finger, is pinched by the window glass, the stopped window control module may prevent the window from automatically reversing. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 118, "Power-Operated Window Systems."
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row window electronic control modules, and replace them as necessary based on their build date codes, free of charge. The recall began on February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18C01.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V058000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 361
    SEATS
    Dec 01, 2017
    If the seat back is not adequately secured, and/or the seat occupant is improperly positioned, there can be an increased risk of injury in a crash.
    Summary:
    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Expedition vehicles. The second row outboard seats may have excessive forward adjustment capability and/or may have an improperly installed bolt that secures the seat back to the seat base. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints", number 207, "Seating Systems", and number 210, "Seat Belt Anchorage System."
    What should you do:
    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the second row outboard seats for proper seat adjustment travel, replacing the seat frame assembly if necessary. Dealers will also inspect the bolts attaching the seat back to the seat base for the proper installation, correcting it as necessary. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall began on January 10, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C20.
    For more information:
    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
    NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V775000
    Potential Number of Units Affected: 462
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