definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,804 miles

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problem #6

Feb 232016


  • 188,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the door ajar warning light illuminated, which caused the dome light to remain illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 188,000.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 202008

Explorer 6-cyl

  • miles
Large crack appeared on hatch door below window. Many complaints on internet with same problem.

- Estill Springs, TN, USA

problem #4

Dec 292011


  • 53,000 miles
Door adjar sensor fails in 2003 Ford Explorer its all over internet.

- Levittown , NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 242011

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
I went to leave for work one morning & I noticed the rear panel was cracked. It wasn't like that the night before, so it literally happened overnight. My mechanic said it was cosmetic & common problem with these trucks. I was told the window would be fine, but there is a chance of the panel piece falling off. I haven't had it fixed yet due to the expense, but I am afraid a piece may fall off while driving which could injure someone. To add insult to injury, a week later, my transmission started slipping & the O/D light was flashing. I had it towed & sure enough, it had to be rebuilt. It also needed a new hub bearing and both front ball joints had to be replaced.

- Kings Park, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 312003

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
Numerous problem: Brakes, rear window opening, seat belt retraction, heater, rear defrost, body work, etc.. while braking the brake pedal went to the floor and caused extended stopping distance. The rear window hinge failed which caused the window to open while the consumer went through a car wash. The seat belt retracted slowly which caused the belt to become hooked onto the door lock system. As a result the passenger could not get out of the vehicle. The left wiper was not clearing the windshield. The left rear door would not close all the way unless it was slammed hard.

- Mountain Home, ID, USA

problem #1

Jun 122003

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,823 miles
While the consumer was driving at an undetermined speed engine check light appeared on the dash, causing the vehicle to stall. Consumer contacted dealer on four occasions, but problem still occurs. Consumer seeking or vehicle replacement reimbursement for repairs on engine, right rear door, and center console lid.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA