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2002 FORD EXPLORER Recall - Campaign #01V171000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2002 FORD EXPLORER RECALL - #01V171000

RECALL FOR TIRES : SIDEWALL

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES MAY HAVE HORIZONTAL CUTS ON THE EDGE OF THE TREAD THAT COULD HAVE OCCURRED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2002 FORD EXPLORER
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufactured between 8/14/2000 - 4/27/2001
Recalled on 6/1/2001
Influenced by FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Owners Notified on 6/7/2001
# Affected 52,000
Recalled for TIRES:SIDEWALL
 
Description VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES MAY HAVE HORIZONTAL CUTS ON THE EDGE OF THE TREAD THAT COULD HAVE OCCURRED DURING VEHICLE ASSEMBLY.
Consequences OVER TIME, THE TIRE COULD FAIL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Corrective action DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TIRES AND, IF ANY SLICES ARE FOUND, THE CUT TIRES WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 7, 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.
Notes ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).
See also 2002 FORD EXPLORER Recall for STRUCTURE

2002 FORD EXPLORER Recall for STRUCTURE, BODY, HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE, HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

2002 FORD EXPLORER Recall for VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Technical Service Bulletins May 20, 2009 - 106200 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
FORD: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT OIL SEPARATION FROM THE INTERNAL LUBE FOUND IN THE UNITIZED CARTRIDGE SEAL. OIL SEPARATION APPEARS TO BE AND IS OFTEN MISDIAGNOSED, AS AN AXLE LUBE LEAK. *PE

May 20, 2009 - 106220 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL
FORD: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT OIL SEPARATION FROM THE INTERNAL LUBE FOUND IN THE UNITIZED CARTRIDGE SEAL. OIL SEPARATION APPEARS TO BE AND IS OFTEN MISDIAGNOSED, AS AN AXLE LUBE LEAK. *PE

Feb 20, 2008 - 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
SOME 1997-2008 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4.6L 2V, 5.4L 2V, OR 6.8L 2V ENGINE--SPARK PLUG THREAD REPAIR PROCEDURE--NOT COVERED UNDER NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. *NJ THIS INCLUDES F-53 MOTORHOME CHASSIS. UPDATED 2/23/10. *PE

Apr 28, 2006 - 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
LOW OIL PRESSURE INDICATION/WARNING, A/C COMPRESSOR INOPERATIVE AND/OR NO CRANK CONDITION ON 4.6L EQUIPPED VEHICLES. *TT

Mar 13, 2006 - 091200 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH PCM DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0463 AND/OR IC DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE B1201 - FUEL GAUGE DROPS TO EMPTY OR SLOW TO UPDATE AFTER REFUELING. *TT

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Comments

10/28/2013 - Melodie Wright
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer & I have had problems with the transmission, which the Ford Company I bought it from did replace the 3rd gear belt, but I still have problems with it. Plus the O2 sensor keeps burning up & I keep replacing it; 4 times now. The company I bought it from even changed one for me but I had to bring one in for them to do so. I was told, by a mechanic friend, that they should have known it is the catalytic converter causing the problems (I asked them several times if that was causing the problems but they told me it couldn't be - but those were the same words I heard from them when I was concerned about the transmission, to which they didn't even want to look at until I took my son [who is also a mechanic] went in with me - THAT is when they replaced the 3rd gear belt). I also have problems with the control panel that opens and shuts my sun roof, the ABS light has always popped on and off. I had an Explorer before I bought this one and it had tran


10/2/2011 - Christina
I've been a owner of Explores never experiences any issues with them -my problem all begin when- purchasing 2002 Ford explorer- I felt like Ive been dooped by Ford... I regret it each and every day...Ford Needs to repair this trucks before more lives are hurt or even killed.. . Fords failed design shouldn't come out of our pocket but theirs to correct these issues... Sorry Ford you lost another customer..


7/26/2010 - Beverly
I'd like to add that John and I have both owned several ford vehicles and we both loved the look of ford but none of them have ever been mechanically sound vehicles! We have owned five mustangs between the two of us and they have been junk! I have owned three explorers and he has a ford f-250 king ranch now and was looking at a lincoln blackwood but when we trade we will be switching to GM! Honey I always wanted an escalade anyway!!! Let's get one! Forget Ford!!!!!


7/26/2010 - John
Yeah my wife is right we have an 02 explorer and it wasn't even having problems at all until she took it to Long-Lewis for the recall parts to be replaced. Now everything is wrong with it! I'm buying her a GM part next time! She just loved explorers until this and we were going to buy Haley (our daughter) a new mustang in march 2011 for her birthday but now we are buying something else (definately not a ford product)!!!


7/26/2010 - Beverly
The recall on my 2002 explorer did more damage than good but now Ford is denying the problem and Christina who works for them says take it to a dealership for proper diagnosis which will cost whom? Me,is the answer to that question! I'm never buying another ford as long as I live I will tell every person I know to stay away from ford!!!!! They are by far the sorriest manufacturer and worst for customer complaint satisfaction I've ever seen! My dodge was recalled and the dealer fixed it with no problem and was nice when they did it! Long-Lewis of Corinth is instructed to lie to people about the speed control harness which ruined my ABS system completely the day after they installed the speed control part!!!! Ford is sorry!!!!! Go for dodge or chevy!!!!

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