Do You Have Issues With Your 2021 Ford Expedition?
The popular, full size Ford Expedition SUV (sport utility vehicle) debuted in 1997 to an eager market. Since that introduction to the world, Ford has launched 4 generations of the Expedition, with the most recent redesign in 2018. Despite its strength in the large SUV niche. the Ford Expedition, there have been many complaints by owners. In its very first year, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) received 82 filed complaints. Over time, owners different model year Ford Expedition SUV’s, have experienced a variety of transmission, engine and electrical issues.
2021 Ford Expedition Known Issues
In May of 2022, Ford Motor Company Issued a statement.
Ford Motor Company has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in certain 2021 model year Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles built between December 01, 2020 and April 30, 2021. Certain vehicles built during this time frame may pose a risk of underhood fire, including while the vehicle is parked and off.
Some 2018 and 2019 Ford Expedition vehicles had problems with the timing chain, which would loosen, rattle and emit white smoke, the 2021 model does not have these issues, thus some improvements were made by Ford.
Back Up Camera issues
Owners complained of the camera going in and out, not displaying pictures clearly, or in some 2021 Ford Expeditions, not working at all. If a driver attempts to use the display for backing out of a driveway or parking spot, this could cause huge safety problems. Potentially, an accident could be the end result.
Complaints to the NHTSA included the following from a 2021 Ford Expedition owner.
While accelerating on a busy tollway, the automatic transmission was stuck in 6th gear. The car then began to slow down, and the gear display went blank. This put my safety and the safety of others at risk, as it happened in the left lane of a busy, high-speed tollway. The local dealership refused to help–even though the car is within warranty–as they did not believe the issue was replicable. However, the car had a similar problem on a lower-speed roadway just a few weeks prior. In both incidents, the transmission became stuck in one gear, the gear display on the dashboard went blank, and the car began to decelerate.
The NHTSA also received complaints of issues with the wires in the electrical system. Apparently, the soy-based wires were attacked by hungry rodents, read below.
There were complaints of The contact owns a 2021 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed the vehicle and determined that the soy-based electrical wires had been damaged by rodents. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that they would cover the cost of the repair. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3,100.