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Thanks for the Memories
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By Higgy
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased new in 2002. I have 64000 miles and have had the follow problems: rebuilt transmission twice, two power window motors replaced, two cracks on the back panel of the tailgate, airbag sensors not working properly, cruise dontrol stoped working, paint on the plastic panels between the doors coming off, rear end rebuilt. Currently making noise in the rear end going 45 to 55 miles per hour. Sunroof rattles.


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Great car
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By Bill Carter
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car in 2003 with 19,000 miles on it. Knock on wood but it has been perfect! No problems with anything. I went to test drive a 2007 Tahoe yesterday and returned feeling like my Explorer was much easier to drive and will not be buying that Tahoe. I have absolutely no allegience to Ford or Chevy or anyone (my wife drives a BMW) but this car has been as trouble-free as my Honda was.


Best Features

Dash layout. Smooth engine


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A little better exterior styling


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Transmission problems
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By lambdds1
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Have had numerous problems with transmission.


Best Features

Solidly built. No rattles.


Worst Features

Improve transmission and also bearing noise from rear end.


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Think Twice
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By Kevin Kolff
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned three Explorers since 1991 and I can guarantee this will be my last Ford Vehicle. I have had so many problems with my 2002 Explorer, where do I start. AC went out at 38K, tranny replaced at 60K, rear tailgate plastic strip cracked at 39K, clear coat on all plastic parts gone, interior door material coming unglued, power steering pump replaced 71K, power lock motor replaced 66K. These are only the major problems; the list of the smaller problems is too long to list.


Worst Features

Quality. Make a car last longer than 4 years.


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Ford Help!
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By ober1
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2002 Ford Explorer SUV Eddie Bauer 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this E.B. Explorer 6/2002, for my wife who only drives it to the office and back home. 9/04 it only has 16500 miles. Many under warranty problems such as window motor, water pump, belt tentioner, rear lift gate split down the middle,rear air conditoner problems, hood paint bubbling up,leaking right rear shock,defective rear compartment latch, all outside plastic (black) molding had to be replaced due to pealing, third brake light defective. I hope that F.M.C. opens their eyes to the many problems. Other than the above problems my wife loves her Ford Explorer and will not let me trade it in.


Best Features

Looks great, great creature comforts.


Worst Features

better quality product for my money, I paid $34,000 just to have it in the shop +10 times since purchase.


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