Triton engine problems
By Jim on
2007 Ford Expedition SSV Fleet 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
This is our 3rd Expedition and the first we have had problems with despite essentially the same engine. The vehicle has had an intermittent misfire for at least 2 years. Has not shown up on computer until this week when engine light finally came on. Coil on plug on cylinder #4 was faulty. After a check of the internet, I find this is a common problem which was confirmed by my dealer's service department. Ford refuses to acknowledge this is a problem with this engine. Big decision now is whether to sell it or keep it and risk a multi-thousand dollar repair bill sometime in the future. No more Expeditions for us which is a shame because we like it a lot more than GM or other products.
Interior room. Ability to carry sizable loads. Ability to carry 8 passengers in relative comfort. Handling and ride are good for such a big vehicle. Love the rear independent suspension with extra leg room in 3rd row and auto-fold of 3rd row seat.
Either fix or retire the Triton 5.4 V8. It is long in the tooth anyway and surely Ford can come up with an engine that is more reliable and gets better gas mileage.