2002 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Junk

2002 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

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By Kern on


2002 Ford Explorer XLS 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


I bought this slightly used with only 14k miles. Nice looking truck inside and out. But after only owning it a year, everything started going wrong. Interior lights shorted out and so did the mirror ext. lights. Coil spring went. Mechanic said it was a design flaw that fords knew about it. Wheel bearings all the way around at 40k miles. Power window problems at 50k. Then at 80, rear diff. and trans went so we got rid of it. It was a money pit. It still rode nice the day we got rid of it but too many repairs. My last Ford explorer purchase.

Best Features

ride, roomy

Worst Features

better over all design with bad coil springs and wheel bearings.
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