definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,539 miles

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problem #2

Jun 242006

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,078 miles
I just spent $492.01 repairing the 2002 Ford Explorer XLT. The bolt holding the right side caliper mounting bracket sheared off. It scored the inside rim which resulted in a breach to the tire, causing it to go flat. This problem happened 5:15 am in the morning with no one on the road. As soon as I hit the brake, the tire locked up and the car came to an abrupt halt. Had this happened during the daytime or when there were other cars around, much damaged could have occurred to myself and other vehicles in the area. The mechanic said it was a defective part. I feel Ford should reimburse me for the cost of repair. And by the way, I have an extended warranty with this vehicle.

- East Northport, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 112002


  • miles
While driving calipers are not catching onto brakes, making it hard for consumer to stop. Dealer notified.

- Hudson, NH, USA