really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
35,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. change door hinge design (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #2

May 312007

(reported on)

Explorer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

lost hinge screws on one side of the hatch door. Stuck inside door panel.

- Christine B., Muskegon, MI, US

problem #1

Mar 132003

(reported on)

Explorer Sport

  • 1,000 miles

My new 2003 Explorer Sport which cost alot of money has faulty door hinges. When you open the door it won't catch & hold. If on the very slightest incline the door will slam on you. This is a very important safety issue for me as I have small grandchildren that ride in my vehicle & I find this dangerous not to mention inconvenient. When I drive my daughter & grandchildren anywhere I have to hold the door open while she puts one child in the back & she holds the door while I put the other child in the back in their carseats. The car dealership service dept stated all the other 2 door Explorers have the same hinge & they can do nothing to fix it. I'm sure mini-van manufacturers said the same thing when sliding doors slammed on people. Does anyone else have this problem or care about it?

- granmaducky, Pittsburgh, PA, US