2003 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Done with Ford

2003 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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Done with Ford
By Mike on


2003 Ford Explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Bought this car new for my wife, she loved it! Year 1 had to replace the brakes, $200 JUST for the rear pads no labor(repeat annually). Year 2, air bag sensor broke - 'fixed' 5 times still broken. Year 3-4, transmission went at 55000 miles, just past warranty $3000, front wheel bearing went $600, CD player jams can't use it anymore. Year 6, front wheel bearing gone again and just replaced the battery a second time. If my other car were paid off, I'd buy a honda or toyota today.

Best Features

Looked great on the lot, just don't drive it home.

Worst Features

Reliability, Reliability, Reliability!!!!!
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