This one drove exactly as I would expect from a new one. I never in a million years thought they would tell me I needed a new engine but that is what happened. At 51k the engine went. The outside is average, nothing spectacular but it still looks good! Would not even admit it was a problem, - Richard E. Noticed a crack that appeared in the middle of the rear entry door, center below the glass at about 75,000 mi. This could be because of its comfort and great handling. Although stronger bulbs would make a big difference.
It's capable of seating seven people when with the optional third-row seat that folds flat into the cargo floor when not being used. We replaced the tires before we headed home. I have towed everything with it from a tandem trailer to a pontoon. Subsequently started looking at like vehicles on the road and started noticing Explorers and started counting. It does everything I need, though I wish the fuel economy was a little better but it was an easy fix with a new performance air filter and performance spark plugs. Buyers can choose between V6 and V8 engines, but the V6 provides plenty of power unless you're pulling trailers or live in the Rocky Mountain states where the air is thin.
A lot of your responses sound all too familiar. We had to have a flatbed towing Co. Specially Maxwell and Jeremy are very friendly and provide great Customer service. All the cylinders were misfiring on one side and all the valves on same side were only operating at 33%. Powertrain The Explorer is powered by a choice of two engines. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Either way, the engine should not have died! FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter.
When I got there I found they had been spot painting with aerosol cans and there was a miss match. Hopefully I have just saved someone else a lot of heartache. All maintenance was done like clockwork, we never went over 72 miles per hour, never went off road riding, never towed anything!!! They answered they were good for 120,000, that is not true even if they were brand new. I guess, from the sound of these other complaints, I'd be throwing good money after bad to try to fix it. Daddy always said to not buy a Ford.
Third row is better for kids but seats 2 extra people when needed! Ford should be ashamed of itself building such a lousy car, I had a 65 Mustang and should have learned from my mistakes as that car had the worse carburator and three on the tree transmission, but that is another story. Things that I did not like: you must run matched tires at all times,and the faulty hinges on the rear window. It is a fun vehicle. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Buyers can choose between V6 and V8 engines, but the V6 provides plenty of power unless you're pulling trailers or live in the Rocky Mountain states where the air is thin. I would definitely recommend my friends to Market Motors.
Explorer was named a Best Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in its offset frontal crash test evaluation. Since that we have counted over 350 cars on the road with this crack, and that is just in Florida. When the car was repaired I decided to test the cruise control, when I activated the cruise control and pressed to coast button the car shut off while in traffic. Not something I expected on a car that has around 78,000 miles on it. I will never ever buy another American car in my life. Bought it used with 149k on it. Adding insult to injury, the 2002-2005 Explorer also has a massive problem with the rear panel cracking.
New Car Test Drive chose the Explorer as the best all-around sport-utility vehicle for 2003. In its 40-mph frontal offset crash test, Explorer outperformed all other major competitors. I did have to replace the alternator and an oxygen sensor but both of these were easy to diagnose and fix by ordinary mechanics. Feel ripped off by Ford. I received an initial email reply to my original inquiry.
After 150,000 miles it started needing lots of repairs so I made them before I traded it off. See your dealer for details. . Not sure what I will do with the vehicle. We left the vehicle over night hoping that it would start the next day and guess what? The ride is comfortable, quiet, sound, and safe.
Units Affected 42540 Ford Celebrates 100th Anniversary with Centennial-Edition Vehicles December 20, 2002 Five new limited-edition vehicles, designed to mark Ford Motor Company's 100th year of building automobiles, will be displayed for the first time ever at the 2002 Washington Auto Show. The Explorer answers this call admirably and comfortably, which is part of the reason it's so popular. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557587742211 ; listingsSearchManager. I called to Ford Motor Co Customer Service?? ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. For 2004, Explorer offers second-row sport bucket seats on Eddie Bauer and Limited models.
I dont know what else to say. If it is then the vehicle may have been used hard. The best I could get was very good and with one small tear on the left side if the driver seat. My Chevy friends always teased me about Fix or repair daily. Had to have seats replaced, leather cracked, still under warranty. I'm so mad I could spit.