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  • scdscd Posts: 15
    Same problem here. The dealer replaced the two front seat bottoms. Day in the shop for "evaluation" then another day for replacement. It's been about a month and a half and looks like they're starting to crack again.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    i have an '02 explorer with leather. it does help if you treat the leather with some conditioner. the cracks seem to get less noticable. maybe if you use enough of the stuff they will go away(doubt it). the hard part is letting it soak in for a while. you want to rub it out with a towel before you sit.
  • :cry: :mad: :sick: :confuse:
    Please Help Me!!!! I just purchased a 98 Expedition XLT last week and I am having problems already!!!! The Transmission is having trouble going into first gear. It's fine after I get started....it's only going into first.....has anyone had this problem? I had the transmission serviced, but it didn't help.
    Also, the alarm keeps going off, and the key is not working (to sensor) in the ignition or in the door. The only way to turn it off is to unlock it with the keyless entry.
    AND I was going down the road this morning and the brake light came on.....I'm freaking out!!!!!! Somebody please help!!!! I'm running out of money!
  • An Eddie Bauer and a Limited? This is probably a dumb question, but I am new to the Ford lineup and have to pick out an Expedition model for a company car. The pricing between the two is similar, so I'm just curious what the differences are.
  • scdscd Posts: 15
    I had an 02 Expedition XLT for three years and never had a problem with the leather seats. Considering I've only had my new Expedition for three months I don't think the leather should be cracking. I think Ford went to a cheaper leather. Even the service advisor admitted to the problem. I hope the others on this site with leather problems insist on replacement that way Ford will take notice.
  • We also have a problem with leather seats cracking.
    The middle row of our 2004 Eddie Bauer Expedition has cracking in the center of the two-toned leather seats. This started about 6 months after we bought it. The dealer said they would not replace them until they are actually peeling off. One of the seats is almost there. There is no way this is normal wear and tear. The driver's seat gets twice as much use as the others and it looks fine. The dealer said they would monitor the wear. We called the customer service and got the same song and dance. It looks ugly. Ford should stand behind the products they make or use. Our GM van's leather seats didn't start showing wear until 8 years of use.
  • lcaklcak Posts: 1
    I looked for about a year for a cat back system for my 2000 expidition. The systems I saw had one tailpipe in the orginal location or two exiting behind the passengers rear tire, . Gibson exhaust has come out with a system extreme dual exhaust, which has a tailpipe exiting behind each real tire, looks like real duels. I installed the stainless steel system on my truck last week. The system is not as loud as I expected, and there is not any difference in gas milage and I have not noticed any real difference in power. I am not knocking the exhaust system, just stating what I have found, I still like my truck, fast and thrifty she is not. PS fortunatly my 98 GT is.
  • I kust got my Expy back from the body shop. someone hit and caused $4,700 worth of damamge. i am now noticing a leak. i went under the truck and noticed there was no skid plate under the engine. there is one under the radiator and gas tank but no where else. Where were the factory plates installed? It was an option the was on the factory window sticker.
  • ceadsceads Posts: 24
    Looking for the best tires for a EB 03 . I would like a quite and soft ride I do NO off roading but a small amount of snow. thanks chris
  • 714cut714cut Posts: 355
    Check out the GoodYear Fortera HL Silent Armor tires at Tirerack.com. Highly rated and may be exactly what you are looking for.
  • ceadsceads Posts: 24
    Thanks, I will look into it Do you have them ?
  • I am interested in buying an O3' w/ 23,000 miles, Eddie B 4x4. I want an expedition and want to pay around that price but have heard tell that the 03' was a problematic year, but it is hard to search the forums for reliable review. Does anyone like their 03'. I can get an 04 XLT 4x4 w/ cloth seats though, and 32,000 on it. What should I do? I want reliability mostly, but the EB edition is nice. HELP...I can't afford a :lemon:

    thankss....
  • scdscd Posts: 15
    Normal Wear and Tear. If your car was a lease turn in I'm sure they would ding you for the condition of the leather, saying they are beyond normal wear and tear. Luckily, I'm still under warranty. I paid extra money for my leather seats, they weren't cheap. They shouldn't be cracking three months off the lot. Hopefully your dealer contact who said they would replace them is still employed by your dealer. Keep complaining to Ford. I haven't complained to them yet, because the dealer has replaced my cracking seats, both front bottoms. In fact, maybe I'll send Ford a note, because as soon as that dealer rejects my next replacement (replacement leather already looking like it is going to crack) Ford will definitely be hearing from me. Otherwise, love the Expedition, except for the A/C grunt on startup.
  • I'm buying 2003 eddie bauer but it has captains chairs in middle seat. I actually want the whole bench. What can I do. I called 2 local dealers and they said, "You gotta buy a new Expedition to do that. Hey, I happen to have one..."...HELP...Family growing tooooo quickly.
    thanks... :confuse:
  • HELLO, I JUST BOUGHT A KING RANCH EXPEDITION WITH THE BENCH SEAT. I WAS DEAD SET ON THE CAPTAINS CHAIRS, UNTIL MY HUSBAND REALLY MADE ME LOOK AT THE BENCH SEATING. I LIKE THE LOOK OF THE CAPTAINS CHAIRS, BUT IF YOU PUT THE CENTER PART OF THE BENCH DOWN, YOU HAVE THE LOOK OF THE CAPTAINS CHAIRS (MINUS THE ARM REST) AND CAN USE CENTER SEAT AS AN ARMREST PER SAY,IF YOU HAVE 2 ADULTS IN THE BACK, OR IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE KIDS OR PEOPLE TRAVELING ON LONG TRIPS YOU'LL HAVE TWO AREAS TO TAKE A NAP!!! YOU CAN ALSO PUT THE CENTER BENCH SEAT DOWN AND MOVE IT FORWARD AND KICK YOUR FEET UP AS A FOOT REST TOO!!! I HAVE NO KIDS MYSELF, BUT MY FRIEND WHO JUST BOUGHT A NAVIGATOR- UGH- WITH THE CAPTIANS CHAIRS, SAID HER DAUGHTER IS ALREADY COMPLAINING, WANTING HER BENCH SEAT BACK FROM HER PRIOR VEHICLE. I WILL SAY THOUGH- I LOVEEEEEEEEE MY KING RANCH LEATHER- JUST BOUGHT A 2006, HAD A 1999- WHICH I ALSO TRUELY LOVED!!!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Hi, Michols!

    Welcome aboard - glad you're enjoying your Expy. Just an FYI - people tend to ignore posts written in ALL CAPS so you may want to chack that CAPS LOCK button on your keyboard.

    tidester, host
  • 714cut714cut Posts: 355
    I don't have the silent armor tires, waiting till the spring when winter duelers come off. Just noticed the new Fortera Triple Treds are on tire rack now. Another option for you.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    i have an explorer with a bench second row. on a trip, my kids fold up the left and right second row seats, stow all their stuff against them so they won't drop back down. they put the portable dvd on top of the folded down middle seat and sit in the 3rd row to watch. :)
  • Does anyone know whether a 2001 Ford Expedition Center Console will fit into a 2005 Expedition? I know the vehicle went through a make-over in 2003 but I'm not sure if the interior was re-designed. Thanks.
  • ceadsceads Posts: 24
    No ,Not even close
  • I just bought an 04 XLT with 28000 miles. It rides very rough and bumpy. Someone had mentioned the roters might be bad. I test drove another vehicle and it did not seem to be as bumpy. Can anyone give me any advice?
  • mbjbmbjb Posts: 39
    jswags,

    You might want to check the air pressure in all the tires. It may be the tires are over filled. This can cause a hard rough ride. Just a suggestion.
  • chuck1chuck1 Posts: 1,405
    "I just bought an 04 XLT with 28000 miles. It rides very rough and bumpy."

    I agree with the post about checking your air pressure. Also, I would have the tires balanced as well. What kind/type of tires are on the vehicle?
  • I have Continental Contitrac TR. I have had them rotated and balanced. The mechanic at Ford drove it and said there was nothing wrong as we were bouncing all over the road. He said the air suspensions help the ride. Do you have air suspensions? I will check the tire pressure. I am thinking about trading it in and strating over!
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    hey chuck, shall i tell you about my gas mileage with my explorer? ah... never mind. ;)
    good of you to try to help out jswags.
    if the tires check out for good pressures and balance, maybe they just need to be replaced. check how much tread is left. my wife's escape has conti's. hate them.
    it is probably cheaper to get some good tires than 'start over'.
  • Thanks for the help. The tire pressure was fine. After 3 mechanics at Ford saying nothing was wrong and me insisting that something was wrong-they told me it had been wrecked. The car fax had come back clean but apparently the car took a pretty good hit to the left front. So now I am starting over! Still think an 04 seems like a good year. I would welcome any advice.
  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,695
    i had my '00 expedition turned into a 3 wheeler, no left front. after it was fixed, it drove fine, although there were some other problems. did you take it anywhere besides 1 dealer to diagnose the problem?
  • Have owned an 04 EB for two years and still find the ride to be somewhat rough. Have air suspension. Vehicle is wonderful on smooth pavement but significantly rougher than my 04 Avalanche on rough pavement. Don't know the answer unless it's the air suspension ... would like to hear from those without air suspension.
  • I'm interested in putting in a center console for my 2005 EXPY, however FORD apparently has little guidance in this area. Does anyone know where an after market center console can be had or perhaps one that might be compatible? I've looked at numerous universal ones at the traditional auto parts stores but nothing even comes close. Thanks.
  • Hi, I say go for it, the 03. I have a 97 expy that is considered problematic and the first year they started making expeditions and guess what- she is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. I have 191,520 miles on it and have had it for 6 years with absolutely no problems except for normal things like replacing brakes and some electrical quirks but never have I ever been broken down or shimmied and shaked with tire or rotor problems. The bottom line is every car has a opportunity to be a lemon, even Japanese cars, so that 03 you are looking at could be a great vehicle. Let us know what you end up with.
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