2011 Expedition XLT - Very Reliable
I've owned my 2011 Expedition XLT regular wheelbase since 2012 (leftover). Basic cloth seats, manual A/C and heavy duty towing. This SUV has been super reliable. Preventative maintenance and I do all myself. Oil at 5k using Ford blend 5-20 for 100k and now 5-30. 3rd set of plugs and 2nd set of coils. This is the brown plug boot engine which I believe all 2008+ Expeditions use. Trans fluid changed at 60k, 110k and now ready. Front brakes have been replaced many times as it's just the way these brake. No problem as I do it myself but some may not like this. Liftgate the usual paint peeling and I don't care. Hood also has some under the front and think the bug shield has prevented it from peeling in the top of the hood. I just added a nice touchcreen with back up camera since the green LED radio got real dim. I plan on driving this one for another couple yrs and up to at least 200k. It appears the 2010-12 are overall very reliable and since they have a steep depreciation, not bad to pick one up. Not IF AND ONLY IF the oil was maintained with proper and FREQUENT oil changes! The 2008+ Ford 5.4L 3Valve in general is a decent engine ONLY IF THE OIL has been changed!!! If not, set aside $7k for an engine swap.
Depreciating rapidly !
Our 2011 Expedition XLT has 98k miles and is paid off - yay ! No plans to trade in - $$ offers are not good at all, and we’ve babied this truck.
Great Vehicle & last forever if taken care of
Great vehicle for large families or all around if needing a big SUV...would definitely buy another one!!! Mine sounded like it was roaring under the Right Front sounding like the wheel & was told it was the Torch Converter & added Shudderguard & it quit because Fords have this issue, so if it starts to Roar like the wheel Rotar or shaking try Shudderguard 1st... I also had my check engine light come on & was showing P0130 code & P0150 for the Oxygen Censor bad, but ended up that Most Ford Trucks & SUV’s from a 2007-2011 needs Reprogramming because it’s causing these codes to come up even though it wasn’t the problem because once it was reprogrammed for only $90, check engine light went off & been good ever since!