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FORD EXPLORER Problems with Power Train

 
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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 28, 2007
Location DOUBLE OAK, TX
Manufacturer FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Vehicle 2002 FORD EXPLORER
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Power Train

2002 FORD EXPLORER XLT, ABOUT 62000 MILES. DIFFERENTIAL NOISE STARTED ABOUT 2 MONTHS AGO ALONG WITH A RIGHT AXLE SEAL LEAK. NOISE IS SPEED RELATIONAL, STARTS AT ABOUT 30 MPH AND INCREASES IN FREQUENCY LINEARLY WITH SPEED. NOISE LEVEL ALSO INCREASES WITH INCREASING SPEED. DIFFERENTIAL, ALTHOUGH LEAKING SLIGHTLY, STILL MAKES SAME NOISE WHEN TOPPED OFF WITH SYNTHETIC DIFFERENTIAL FLUID. THROUGH RESEARCH I HAVE DISCOVERED THIS TO BE AN ENDEMIC PROBLEM WITH 2002 AND 2003 EXPLORERS WITH HUNDREDS OF OCCURRENCES NOTED IN VARIOUS PLACES ON THE WEB. MANY MECHANICS REPORT THAT IF THE PINION RETAINING BOLT FAILS, THE DIFFERENTIAL WILL LOCK UP BOTH REAR WHEELS SIMULTANEOUSLY CAUSING LOSS OF CONTROL. I HAVE NOT READ WHERE THIS HAS ACTUALLY HAPPENED BUT THE NOISE IS VERY LOUD AND PEOPLE RIDING IN MY CAR ALWAYS NOTICE IT. I BELIEVE THAT FORD SHOULD STEP UP THE PLATE ON THIS ONE. I HAVE OWNED NOTHING BUT FORDS FOR MANY YEARS AND I DRIVE AN EXCURSION. I WAS REFERRED TO THIS SITE BY A POST ON WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM.

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