1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4 from North America
Nice truck, to costly to keep running
Transmission seals leaked, had to be replaced (~15,000 miles).
Front A-arms needed to be replaced (~45,000).
Rear differential gears needed to be replaced (~75,000).
Oxygen sensor needed to be replaced due to air conditioning hose dripping on it.
Trans-axle needed to be replaced, was warped and caused the truck to vibrate (~90,000).
2 more oxygen sensors on exhaust went bad and needed to be replaced (116,000).
Switch on steering arm for windshield fluid has shorted. Hasn't been replaced since it costs over $300.00 (~116,000).
3 stall outs early on, about first year to 3 years, while accelerating on turns. Known computer problem with no fix.
We love the styling and the way this truck fits our family. Great for everything from going to school, to camping out in the National Forests.
However the constant big ticket repairs will prevent me from buying another Ford Expedition or even a Ford. Or at least not without an extended warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th November, 2003
27th Sep 2004, 15:43
Sounds to me like you drove it an awful long time 116000 if you werent happy with it. don't give up on fords I have a 97 expedition and I love it. maybe you just got a lemon.
31st Jul 2014, 05:34
I have a 5.4 with 365,000 miles. The only major replacement was a radiator. I have a suggestion, find a good junkyard and decent compatible parts, and you will never pay full price for parts.