1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,143 miles

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problem #7

Mar 152017

Explorer

  • miles
The door locks lock and unlock all by themselves dozens of times in a row while I am driving. With this the dome light flashes off and on and the door ajar light flashes and the interior chime goes off constantly. All of this happens at the same time. This is a huge and common issue with thousands of forum posts by other owners who have spend countless $$ at mechanic's to no avail. This can cause wrecks at night it is very distracting. Especially the dome light.

- Brownsville, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 082016

Explorer

  • 208,000 miles
The door locks lock and unlock all by themselves dozens of times in a row while I am driving. With this the dome light flashes off and on and the door ajar light flashes and the interior chime goes off constantly. All of this happens at the same time. This is a huge and common issue with thousands of forum posts by other owners who have spend countless $$ at mechanic's to no avail. This can cause wrecks at night it is very distracting. Especially the dome light. Why is Ford ignoring this obvious safety design flaw? liability is yours.. there are too many complaints of this same problem for you to claim you are not aware. If someone gets car jacked while locks are freaking out you might get sued. It happens the most if someone is in passenger front seat.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #5

Nov 012011

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
I can not drive with all the alarms and locks and overhead light going off and on the whole time I'm driving. It is torture, loud and scary!!!

- Kennesaw, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 042009

Explorer

  • 95,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that sporadically, the brake lights would not illuminate when the brake was depressed. The dealer did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The manufacturer was aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 111,000. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.

- Leawood , KS, USA

problem #3

Jun 032011

Explorer

  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the rear tail lights and both turn signals stopped illuminating. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who inspected the lights and stated that the wires were corroded and needed to be repaired. The mechanic performed the repairs. The failure recurred approximately three weeks later. The manufacturer was notified, and offered assistance. The failure mileage was 111,000.

- Oak Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 012010

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 159,000 miles
Brake light switch inoperative (stays stuck on).

- Levittown, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 032003

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Various problems with 2002 Ford Explorer. The left signal wire insulation rubbed through the boat trailer. When it shorted out the fuse blew after it totally melted the insulation off the wires through the tongue of the trailer all the way back to the left signal light. Consume noted this is a safety concern, had this been a camper a fire would've resulted.

- Buffalo, MN, USA