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Great Looking Repair Job
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By wilsoncl6
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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I loved everything about my Expedition except the need for repairs. I did all of the recommended maintenance in accordance with the recommended mileage and at about 90,000 had to replace the transmission. One year later, had to replace another transmission. In the meantime, I had to repair something that broke that was connected to the front right axle. Now, at 133,000 the car cut off while I was driving on the freeway and a message comes up to check the electronic throttle control which I found out is a common event on this year, make and model. Ford has a problem with transmissions in their vehicles and this one is no different.


Best Features

The vehicle is extremely powerful. Handles well for a large SUV. Breaking power is probably the best of any SUV I've ever driven.


Worst Features

Put a recall on the throttle body and control before someone gets killed if they haven't already. Put some work and effort in improving the durability of your transmissions, especially in a vehicle like this that is designed for towing large capacities.


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Can't go wrong with an Expedition
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By nlambert182
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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We bought our Expedition with 72k miles in 2010. It now has 138k miles. In that time we have replaced the lower balljoints, one fuel injector (Ford recall). The only other items replaced were coil packs, a battery, spark plugs, and brake pads which are normal maintenance items. We absolutely love the vehicle and while we have also bought a truck and a car we refuse to get rid of the Expedition and use it for vacations. It suits every need we have and is extremely reliable and comfortable. We will drive this one until the wheels fall off, and once we can't put them back on anymore we will likely buy a new one. If you're good to it, it will definitely be good to you.


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Quality leather Premium stereo system Room Comfort Reliability


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Major Problem that needs to be recalled - Throttle body
22 of 40 people found this review helpful
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By jschmidt122
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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There is a major issue with the 2005 Ford Expedition. I was driving down the road going 50 mph and received a check electronic throttle message on the dash and the engine stopped and so did the power steering and brakes. I was in the left lane of a two lane road and nearly got in an accident. I took it to Ford and they replaced the throttle body for nearly $700. I've checked online and there are hundreds and hundreds of people with the same issue. [non-permissible content removed].


Worst Features

Recall Throttle Body issue


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you take care of it, it take care of you
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By wynter31
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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this truck as taken me all across north america, I am getting my money worth out of it but at the same time you have to be on top of your maintenance and repair if any, this truck don't like to be neglected


Best Features

big roomy interior, it get up and go every time you hit the gas


Worst Features

really hard to change the spark plugs need a better design


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Finally Got rid of my Expedition
11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By iclayton
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2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)


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Today, i just traded in my Expedition for a Toyota Sequoia, and I feel great. The Ford Expedition is perhaps the worst vehicle I have knowledge of. I have never seen a vehicle that is so aesthetically beautiful, end up being a nightmare. Before unloading that money pit on a dealership, I replaced the transmission, 9 distributors, throttle position sensor, battery, rotors, and brakes. I bought the expedition in 2009!!! These are the remaining issues that i could not afford to fix and decided to trade it in. Front differential, rear differential, throttle body, catalytic converter, driver window motor, and rear brakes. But, no longer my problem. Buyer beware!!


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