Those who read my past threads know about my mis-adventures with my cold start rattleing 2018 Lincoln Navigator L. I rented a 2019 Ford Expedition XLT Max and on the vin sticker it says Date: 5/19. Im not sure if thats the actual production date.
According to guidance from Ford:
"SSM 48168 - 2017-2018 F-150, 2018-2019 Expedition/Navigator - 3.5L EcoBoost - Ticking/Tapping Or Rattle Type Noise On Start Up After A Cold Soak
Some 2017-2018 F-150 vehicles built on or before 10-Jul-2018 and 2018-2019 Expedition/Navigator vehicles built on or before 8-Apr-2019 equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost engine may exhibit a ticking, tapping, or rattle type noise from the top front cover area of the engine that last 2-5 seconds on initial start-up after a cold soak. This may be due to a worn variable cam timing (VCT) unit. A TSB is expected to be published 4th quarter of 2019. In the interim, replace all 4 VCT units and update the powertrain control module (PCM) calibration. Do not replace timing chains, tensioners, guides or other timing related components unless inspection clearly identifies a concern. Refer to the Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-01. Claim the labor required to replace VCTs using published labor operations and PCM programming using M-time. Monitor OASIS for updates."
Thus I suspect this might be a vehicle manufactured after April 8th 2019 and the fixes implemented after that date were not effective. Specifically the revised camphasers.
Here is the vin sticker from the vehicle. The vehicle has about 34000 miles on it.
You can look back at my thread history on this issue. Keep in mind Im just reporting the facts as I am experiencing them. I am not here to poo poo Ford products.