hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
140,674 miles

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problem #4

Jun 012002

Explorer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,850 miles
The ABS light illuminated on the dashboard panel without any accident. The owner's manual stated if the light illuminated the ABS was not working. Has not been to a dealer for this issue at this time. No problems with the brakes, but was concerned the light for the ABS was on and could not be working. This happened in the past, there was a repair on the axle speed sensor of the ABS. This lasted a year, and later vehicle had to be taken back to the dealer for this and the sensor mount, contact point was cleaned, and cleared" the fault warning code on the computer. Now the ABS light was on again.

- Woodward, IA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122004

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 512,846 miles
ABS sensor replaced.

- Kalispell, MT, USA

problem #2

Apr 142003


  • 22,000 miles
ABS warning light came on/off, and the ABS brakes engaged prematurely. Also, there was vibration in the front end when braking. Vehicle had been serviced 3 times. Dealer replaced the rotors once, and ABS rear sensor twice. The ABS warning light came on again.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 062002

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Braking failure. Soft pedal. Entire vehicle appears to be under braked. Multiple ABS systems failure. Rear wheel lock up and drag. Water entering connector for ABS wheel sensor at differential. Water entering differential. Complete denial by Ford Motor Company situation has potential for injury. Cavalier and arrogant attitude of Ford Motor Company customer service center. Actually told me not to write them any more about the problem. Dealer has done all it can and continues to replace parts. Dealer agrees Ford has something to hide. Dealer confirms a very high failure rate specific to wet climates and the pacific northwest. The only good news dealers in the area stock large quantities of replacement parts.

- Clatskanie, OR, USA