The contact was instructed by the dealership to slowly drive one and a half miles to the service department. I have notified my wv attorney general office, who tried working out something. Paid for it twice with repairs; Best day of my life when I got rid of the blood sucker! Car is dealer 4 repair. I sat there thinking to myself how can this be happening I just spent 800 dollars to have all of my fluids flushed, brakes checked, everything. Occupant was wearing seat belt and car came to an abrupt stop.
I would say stay away from the earlier Explorers 2002 to 2004ish. I know and so do my passengers that this is not true. While driving at various speeds the vehicle kicked into 4-wheel drive high on its own. Kind Regards, Will Just one more question while we are on the subject. Wife went forward during engagement and strained her shoulder.
Transfer case was replaced before warranty ran out. After it was towed to the dealership, we were told that a valve had broken and had been sucked into the engine, causing engine failure. If it is not a fuse, I recommend having a mechanic look at it. We regularly changed fluids and the manual states that the truck does not need maintenance until 150,000 miles. I took my old motor and open it and it was locked up. Wife went forward during engagement and strained her shoulder. Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.
They took the truck to lasko Ford across the street to work on the 4x4 system. I am unable to select high four or even low. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. If u want email me atc17 jenningstire. Was told Ford was aware of problems with 2002 model but claimed no responsibility. In such a case, the transmission had to be rebuilt.
The vehicle was taken to a local repair facility where the transmission converter body was rebuilt. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph the vehicle stalled and would not shift into third gear. I also checked the fuses and they were good. Transmission, transfer case, shafts, engine, drive assemblys. During a snow storm, four-wheel drive failed to work, causing the car to slide on roads.
Pieces of aluminum spewed everywhere. Complaint Number: 10159060 Incident Date: June 1, 2006 Date Added to File: June 5, 2006 Description of the Complaint: 1. The vehicle would not disengage, it was pulled forward and parked. I am trying to get the 4 wheel drive to work. Then remove the 3 screws holding the glove box. During a snow storm, four-wheel drive failed to work, causing the car to slide on roads.
I personally see this as blatant negligence on the dealerand mfg. Ford definately has a problem with this the automatic transmissions. I am concerned about the stress put on all of the internal drive components due to this sudden engagement. The rear differential seals are leaking. It also makes a really loud popping sound when I go to turn or hit a bump.
Ford will not own up to the defect. Anyway my local Mechanic tested all the leads and everything the book said and it came up dead. Although replacing the solenoid is not as expensive, it can be dangerous if it fails while driving on the highway. This slop made the 4x4 auto sense slippage and compensate, but more slop meant more slippage and more compensation, hence the repeated lurching feeling. It drips down trough the interior light buttons. The rebuild went fine, works like it should. There was one time it kicked the transfer case into neutral and I ahd to have it towed.