hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,084 miles

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problem #3

Apr 022007

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,202 miles
Egr sensor failure obd2 code P0401.

- Castro Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 062006

Explorer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,050 miles
: the contact stated while accelerating, the vehicle vibrated and a noise was heard. The vehicle was taken to the dealer four times where the transmission converter was replaced twice, however the problem recurred. Also, while the contact was changing the oil it was noticed a wire from the battery was bare. The consumer stated the transmission is still not shifting properly and during acceleration, the vehicle still vibrates. Upon inspection the 02 sensor was found damaged. The sensor was covered in glue and wrapped around to the transmission mount. Updated 12/01/06.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 022004

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Check engine light illuminated at approximately 39000 miles. Diagnostic code P0174. No leaks present. Codes cleared. Check engine light recurred at 42000 miles. Diagnosed as failure of both exhaust gas oxygen sensor 063028 and sensor assy 021675. Ford motor refused reimbursement for defective parts.

- Webster, MN, USA