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FORD EXPLORER Problems with Wheels

 
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2005 FORD EXPLORER Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 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 2005 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 (487 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 15, 2013
Location MANSFIELD, MA
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2005 FORD EXPLORER
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source Email
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Complaint - Wheels

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH AND TURNING LEFT TO EXIT THE HIGHWAY, THE PASSENGER'S SIDE WHEEL DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE LUGS NUTS HAD SHEARED OFF, CAUSING THE FAILURE. AS A RESULT, THE LUG NUTS HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE HAD RECURRED WITH BOTH OF THE REAR TIRE LUG NUTS, WHICH STARTED TO SHEAR OFF AND CAUSED A LOUD NOISE WHILE DRIVING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 115,000.

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