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FORD EXPLORER Problems with Electrical System

 
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2002 FORD EXPLORER Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2002 FORD EXPLORER. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2002 FORD EXPLORER by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (3262 Complaints)
Date reported Apr 26, 2004
Location SILVERDALE, WA
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2002 FORD EXPLORER
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Electrical System

I HAD MY EXPLORER PARKED IN MY DRIVEWAY, I WAS WALKING PAST IT AND HEARD A BUZZING/HUMMING SOUND FROM THE FRONT END. THE CAR WAS NOT STARTED THOUGH IT WAS MAKING THIS NOISE. I CALLED THE DEALER AND ASKED FOR SERVICE AND ASKED THEM TO HEAR THE NOISE OVER THE PHONE. THE CALL WAS PASSED AROUND THE DEPARTMENT AND NO ONE COULD FIGURE IT OUT. I WAS TOLD TO TURN THE CAR OFF AND TO THEIR SURPRISE I SAID I HAD NOT TURNED IT ON. THE SAID BRING IT IN IMMEDIATELY BUT BEFORE WE HUNG UP THEY WANTED TO SEE IT IF WOULD START. IT DID, WE HUNG UP & I WAS ON MY WAY. ON THE DRIVE THERE, THE BUZZING WOULD STOP WHEN I WOULD STEP ON THE BRAKE, TURN ON THE TURN INDICATOR OR HIT THE HAZARDS (DIDN'T NEED THEM, JUST FIGURED I WOULD TRY THEM). AT THE DEALERSHIP, EVERYONE CAME OUT TO EXPERIENCE THIS NOISE. I HAVE BEEN THEIR CUSTOMER WHO BRINGS PROBLEMS TO THEM BEFORE THE MASSES. THE TECHNICIAN TRIED TO STOP THE NOISE BY CHANGING OUT THE FUSES, WHICH WASN'T THE PROBLEM. I ENDED UP WAITING ABOUT AN HOUR WHILE THEY UNASSEMBLED THE DASH TO FIND A SHORT IN THE STEERING COLUMN. AN ELECTRONIC SENSOR WAS HAVING A MELTDOWN. I ENDED UP LEAVING THE EXPLORER WITH THEM WHILE THEY ORDERED THE NEW PEICE. THE SERVICE REP ALSO DIDN'T WANT ME WITH THE VEHICLE SINCE IT WAS A FIRE HAZARD AS WELL. THEY TOOK CARE OF IT AND I HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANY OTHER OWNERS WHO HAVE EXPERINCED THIS.

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