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FORD EXPLORER Problems with Power Train, Steering

 
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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 Jul 26, 2007
Location FULTON, MO
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2002 FORD EXPLORER
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 500
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Power Train, Steering

TL CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DIFFERENTIAL FAILED ON HIS VEHICLE. THE COMPONENT WAS REPLACED IN JULY OF 2004. THE GEARS IN THE DIFFERENTIAL WERE WEARING OUT QUICKLY AND THE DIFFERENTIAL BEGAN TO LEAK FLUIDS OUT OF THE PINION SEAL. THE CONTACT HEARD A HOWLING AND GROANING SOUND WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE 55 MPH. HE STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER LOCKED UP ON MANY OCCASIONS. THE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE ALSO LOCKED UP IN APRIL OF 2007 WHILE MAKING A U-TURN. THE PURCHASE DATE AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 67,200. THE CONSUMER PROVIDED REPAIR INVOICES PERTAINING TO THE DEFECT. UPDATED 09/05/07

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