fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
39,400 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. shifter linkage components replaced (1 reports)
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problem #6

Mar 152003

Explorer XLT 4.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

Started getting hard to move the column shifter out of park.

- , Poland, OH, USA

problem #5

Jan 202006

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

as you know i had a ford explorer cant drive it transmission goes out every 6000miles at120miles it started my car to move it i have to push in hard and squeeze it s a mouther f*cking shame

- , orange county, califonia, USA

problem #4

Jul 012008

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

I noticed my tranny shifting hard about 1500 miles after the warranty had ran out on it. Also my 4x4 high light flashes off and on 10 times a minute. But there is no dipstick to check the tranny fluid so I would not know if it were low or not. Which I think is the biggest bunch of crap I have ever heard of in my life. I cannot afford to take my car to a dealer just to get my fluid checked. THANKS FORD

- , Bainbridge, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 182007

Explorer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,200 miles

I agree with a complaint I read just seconds ago! WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH FORD? Now I got my explorer used and I know that thing happen to a car when they are bought used, but come on. I had to fork out $334 for bearings, then had to pay $90 to get the bearings pressed, and would have had to pay someone to put them on my SUV had my dad not known how to do it himself. Now to beat it all of the figuring transmission is slipping, I have a loud pop in my front tires, and my O/D light blinks. I love my explorer but I tell you what I won't buy another one. I will buy a freaking Dodge next time at least people will tell you the damn transmission will go bad and you know what to look for. I'm sorry but I as a consumer and getting sick of being SCREWED by car companies. If it's not one thing it's another. DO NOT BUY A 2002 FORD EXPLORER.

- , Vanceburg, KY, USA

problem #2

Jul 042007

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,200 miles

And ongoing problem getting worse. I have a heck of a time trying to shift out of park and also from drive to park. And yes I have my foot on the brake. This piece of crap Ford will let you shift only when it's good and ready. Why did i buy a Ford? live and learn.

- , Erie, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012007

(reported on)

Explorer XLS 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles

More often than not, the car is difficult to go from park to drive and usually rolls after putting the car in park.

- , Atlanta, GA, USA