Retractable running boards in snow? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator

Retractable running boards in snow?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2010, 11:22 PM
johnkn johnkn is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 395
johnkn is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Retractable running boards in snow?

Anyone have problems with the retractable running boards in snowy/icy conditions? Does snow/ice accumulation behind front wheel create problems when the running boards extend when the doors are opened?
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 12:49 AM
XFML XFML is offline
New User
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 16
XFML is starting off with a positive reputation.
Yes, I had the problem where snow can accumlate and frozen ice between the steps when closed. So, as the running board retracts open, they make a crack sound.

I would find flat mud flaps (Ford ones are great) to reduce the accumulation of snow between the steps. I have yet to see a mold flap made for the power running boards. Make sure that they clear with the flap so that they don't rub each other when retracting.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 08:11 AM
rjd75 rjd75 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 157
rjd75 is new and has a neutral reputation at this point.
Apparently to can set them to on off or auto in the setup menu, so you can turn them off on those frigid snowy days. Although you might have trouble getting in/out if you are shorter in height. I am a little concerned about the winters too, but they look really cool the rest of the year!
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retractable Running Board problem dalesatter 1997-2006 Expedition & Navigator 79 09-18-2017 03:48 PM
2009 Expedition retractable running board - how to manually retract? quicker1 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 0 01-21-2017 02:22 PM
Running boards justincmw 2017+ Super Duty 5 09-24-2016 10:42 PM
Retractable running boards wills r 2009 - 2014 F150 4 09-24-2015 11:10 PM
Platinum Running Boards ggarrahan 2009 - 2014 F150 1 01-25-2010 11:09 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

2010, boards, expedition, explorer, ff150, ford, navigator, noise, power, problems, retractable, running, snow, steps, trucks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:56 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: