Diagnosing the Problems of Your Ford Expedition Bumpers
As the automotive parts located at the extremes of your SUV, the bumpers have been designed to help protect your Expedition's from minor accidents. This safety feature can absorb the impact of a small collision, preserving your lights and other car parts as well as possibly mitigating injuries to any pedestrian involved. They consist of a bumper frame, crush absorber, bumper guard, and many other components hidden by the bumper cover. Because of this design, a lot of things can go wrong with your Ford Expedition bumpers. You can find out the cause of the problem and what to do about it by being aware of the symptoms that they present. Here's how you can diagnose these signs:
Issues with the bumper cover's paint job
Many Ford Expedition owners have reported that they have experienced issues with their bumper cover's paint. If you're seeing a lot of tiny patches of bare steel that's turning red with rust, it could be because you're constantly driving through a lot of road debris. Tiny rocks might have scraped the paint away so that the bare bumper cover is exposed to the elements.
Meanwhile, if you're seeing the paint on one of your bumpers bubble and flake, it could be because of how the plastic cover was painted. The paint should have been mixed with special cleansers and adhesion-promoting chemicals that make them more flexible and more able to stick to the bumper cover. If it wasn't, or if the bumper was sanded down, then the paint's non-flexible nature will peel it off the bumper.
Sometimes, issues with the bumper's paint can also be caused by an accident. It could have scratched a bit of the paint off and caused a chain reaction. It could also be due to a pressure washer used in some car washes.
Issues that affect the bumper's safety
Ford has placed an air bag crash sensor in the front bumper of its Expedition. This might become corroded over time, so be sure to have this component checked regularly so that you can replace it.
If you were involved in a minor accident, always check the components of your Ford Expedition bumper. Even if the cover is only dented and not cracked, the parts underneath it might be broken because they were designed to do so. Repair or replace any broken parts at once to ensure your safety.