pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,780 miles

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problem #5

Jul 202004


  • 12,000 miles
While driving consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear axle/driveshaft. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Medford, MA, USA

problem #4

Dec 092003


  • miles
Car vibrates at highway speed. Have had in shop three time now. The fourth is coming. They have replaced the driveshaft, fixed some bent metal, and are now going to replace the rear.

- Lumberton, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 142003

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Excessive whining noise coming from the rear differential/drive axles/driveshaft area of the vehicle at speeds between 50 and 60 M.P.H.

- Humble, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 112003

Explorer 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I bought a 2003 Ford Explorer 4WD, V8 - Sept. 22, 2003. About 3.5 weeks later it began to shake and made a loud noise. I haven't gotten 1100 mile on it before it began its downward spiral. I took it into be repaired on 10/13/03 regarding the whining but I forgot to mention the vibration-- it only happen on 2 occasion thus far. But the whining is constant - around 50 mile and above. I was by the service person the engineers are working on it and I am to wait until they find a cure for it. I am not trusting them with my safety, I was told it was in the driveline/axle /driveshaft- the name changes but still the same explanation - no fix as of yet. Could be long-term or not at all. I want this vehicle replace - asap.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Feb 252003


  • 1,900 miles
The drive shaft was replaced.

- Horse Cave, KY, USA