pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
58,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace lift gate shocks (1 reports)
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problem #3

Nov 052012

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

It keeps on buckling up. I fix it, comes back again and again!!

- blossomct1, Cheshire, CT, US

problem #2

Aug 102004

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

Again with my 2002 Ford Explorer. Rear lift gate shocks went. Ford replaced them. Nothing like having the rear glass hit you in the head. Of course they started to leak after the warranty. Plastic on outside of car fading. Plastic inside near side windows fading or losing its color. Seat belt cutting through plastic piece up at post.

- joanct, Norwalk, CT, US

problem #1

Jun 062006

Explorer XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

The rear lift gate rises soooooo slowly that the unwary are liable to hit their heads

when leaning into the cargo space. Even if you know to wait or duck, you can still

get bonked on the back of the head. I tried a silicone spray, but that did not help.

- dravecky1, Huntsville, AL, US