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Ford Explorer 2003 Reviews



Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #8024120

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 02, 2002.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . consumer stated that rear lift gate glass shattered while vehicle was parked in a "cool" parking lot on a "cool" day. ts.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KENNER, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Review #10003977

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 16, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS . while driving and without warning a loud clinking noise can be heard. the dealer is aware of the problem. *nlm squeeling noise from motor. transmission lurched and would not engage. transmission and transfer case had to be flushed. replace steering shaft for clinking noise. clockspring replaced. .Mileage was 437 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TROY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 19, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HUNTINGTON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-852-0400 . DEALER'S CITY: ROCHESTER HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48307 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10003977

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 16, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . while driving and without warning a loud clinking noise can be heard. the dealer is aware of the problem. *nlm squeeling noise from motor. transmission lurched and would not engage. transmission and transfer case had to be flushed. replace steering shaft for clinking noise. clockspring replaced. .Mileage was 437 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TROY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 19, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HUNTINGTON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-852-0400 . DEALER'S CITY: ROCHESTER HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48307 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Review #10003977

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 16, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING . while driving and without warning a loud clinking noise can be heard. the dealer is aware of the problem. *nlm squeeling noise from motor. transmission lurched and would not engage. transmission and transfer case had to be flushed. replace steering shaft for clinking noise. clockspring replaced. .Mileage was 437 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TROY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 19, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HUNTINGTON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-852-0400 . DEALER'S CITY: ROCHESTER HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48307 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10003326

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 19, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . plastic under (attached to) rear liftgate window cracked in cold weather. crack was ~10 inches long. entire liftgate needs replacing..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MADISON, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MADISON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal Review #10007792

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 19, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL . while attempting to park in a parking slot, i slowly eased into the slot and without warning the vehicle sped up and hit a pole damaging it and denting the vehicle license plate and holder. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ALPINE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 21, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SEWELL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9154980421 . DEALER'S CITY: ODESSA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 79761 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10009328

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 25, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the ignition, seats and other electrical features did not work, due to a faulty sensor module, dealer replaced the module twice, however the problem recurred.*jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E42U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HORSE CAVE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Review #10009329

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 25, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT . the drive shaft was replaced.*jb.Mileage was 1900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E42U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HORSE CAVE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Pedals And Linkages

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Pedals And Linkages Review #10009919

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES . the brake pedal bracket interfered and restricted the proper application of the brakes. *scc *nlm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LITTLE NECK, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10012495

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 22, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . the vehicle was involved in a head-on collision at 35 mph. neither the front driver nor passenger air bags deployed. *nlm.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TAYLOR, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10016005

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . the vehicle lost power while driving, which caused the consumer to pull over. *jb 2003 ford explorer lost power while driving, causing the driver to pull over. *mr.Mileage was 1497 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 07, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: COURTESY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407 328 6000 . DEALER'S CITY: SANFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 32771 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor Review #10016221

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR . the seat belts do not fully retract causing the seat belt to jam the door locking mechanism, resulting in the door not closing properly and opening at any given time! *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MONTAUK, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 23, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BURNS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10017855

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 17, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN . the vehicle rolled backwards while in the park. the dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 6000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARRODSBURG, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10017893

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . when the vehicle was backed out of a parking lot it suddenly accelerated. the vehicle took off backwards and hit a tree. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MELBURNE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Review #10018188

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with TIRES . while driving the steering wheel began to vibrate excessively. the consumer looked out of the rear view mirror and noticed the tire was rolling down the highway. *nlm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILBL. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Review #10018232

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 03, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS . the driver's power window button was very sensitive. the slightest touch/bump caused the window to open fully. the consumer almost had an accident due to this problem, while driving in a rain storm. *jb.Mileage was 450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPZR45E13P. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BERRYVILLE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10021067

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 25, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . i have a 2003 ford explorer, on may 25, 2003 i was taking an elderly lady from a boarding home that i volunteer at, to the cemetary. i got her in the explorer, turned the key on and the driver side air bag exploded, i never even got to put the car in gear or anything. .my husband (gordon shernan) talked with ford motor company and because of the vehicle being over warranty, they weren't the least bit concerned. i would really like to know why one went off and not the other, and why it went off by just starting the vehicle. i feel this is really a safety issue,not only did it scare half the life out of both of us, but makes you worry every time you get in a car with air bags. if i had been driving on a road way, i certainly would have had an accident. i find it very lax on ford motor company part that they are not concerned at all. fortunately i walked away with just a sore chest, shoulder and stiff neck.*ak.0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73E32U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RICHMOND, ME. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch Review #10021119

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH . ford explorer, 4-door, 200 window on rear tailgate door "pops" open on rough roads. happened 4 times with new vehicle with under 5,000 miles.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT THOMAS, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Ignition

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Ignition Review #10021404

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 10, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION . on numerous occasions my 2003 ford explorer xlt has stalled while driving.*ak.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WOBURN, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BONNELL FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10023004

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 13, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . transmission indicator light on. transmission slips during shifting. dealer initially said there was nothing they could do until ford engineering gives them the fix. second visit to dealership they rebuilt transmission two days later transmission is slipping again. *nlm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BRIGHTON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 25, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TOM HOLZER FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2484741234 . DEALER'S CITY: FARMINGTON HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48335 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10023310

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 28, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . while driving the 2003 ford explorer, the right rear window shattered under normal driving conditions. *nlm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PATERSON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BUDGET RENTAL CAR . DEALER'S CITY: LOUISVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KY.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10025532

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 18, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . vehicle rolled backward with keys removed and ford said no defect found. *ak.Mileage was 609 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in N MATEWAN, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 12, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BERT WOLFE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: CHARLESTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WV.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10027064

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 02, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION . consumer stated that while driving at high speeds vehicle will vibrate heavily. dealer notified. *ak.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORTHRIDGE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Review #10027201

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 07, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS . while driving rear window exploded without warning. dealer notified. *ak.Mileage was 7500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SMITHTOWN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10029459

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 05, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . while driving 50-55 mph vehicle went off the road into a ditch and hit a telephone pole. upon impact, front air bags did not deploy. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PETERSBURG, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10029888

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer states that vehicle had been sitting for 40 minutes when the rear hatchback window exploded. cause unknown. *ak.Mileage was 20000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWARK, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Review #10029166

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC . on my new ford explorer when i apply the brakes at speeds above 40 mph whole front end shakes violently, the steering wheel also shakes violently, and the vehicle loses control.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ALEXANDRIA, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: COWLES FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-690-9200 . DEALER'S CITY: WOODBRIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Air Conditioner

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Air Conditioner Review #10029167

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER . on my new ford explorer, there is a air conditioner leak is letting 134a gas into the ozone layer. 134a pisses out of the a/c system everytime i use the air conditioner unit.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ALEXANDRIA, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: COWLES FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-690-9200 . DEALER'S CITY: WOODBRIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Abs Warning Light

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Abs Warning Light Review #10030331

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 29, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT . antilock brake warning light comes on and goes off. when light comes on the brake pedal will go to the floor and will still stop, but pedal pulsates vigorously. this occurs under normal braking. also when the light is on, under a heavy stop, all four wheels will lock up. the truck has been at the dealer (gwinnett place ford, duluth, ga) for five weeks now. they say that they have four other explorers with the same problem. ford currently does not have any way to fix the problem at this point. there has been a revised antilick brake control module that was supposed to be released last friday. as of this morning, ford has stopped the release with "quality issue - all parts are bad and cannot be sold" so now i am back at the starting point and still driving a smaller rental vehicle instead of the $34,000 truck my company bought for me to drive to do my job.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORCROSS, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GWINNETT PLACE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 770-476-2090 . DEALER'S CITY: DULUTH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 30096 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10031432

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 26, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . consumer states that vehicle was in a collision. upon impact,both front air bags did not deploy. dealer notified.*ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLONIA, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10032202

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . the consumer stated the vehicle vibrated excessively in the rear end. dealer acknowledged manufacturer's tsb on issue advised problem caused by rear axle.*ak *ph *ph.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GREENTOWN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. DEALER'S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Review #10031209

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 04, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS . re: second (mid-section) seat - driver's side 1. seat belt became lodged behind seat release causing back of seat to jerk forward and strike my child in back of neck. 2. facts: a) when my daughter (12 years; 89 lbs.) leaned forward in her seat, pressure was placed on seat belt causing release to engage and jerk forward; b) my daughter was still in seat belt when i pulled off the side of road to check on her; c) i was repeatedly unable to get the back of her seat to "lock in" place; d) upon further investigation, i found seat belt to be lodged securely behind seat release and each time my daughter moved forward and placed pressure on seat belt, the release was engaged; e) this incident wasn't the result of an accident; e) brakes weren't being used at time; f) she was seen in emergency room due to pain in her neck. back and head; she was diagnosed with a cervical strain and had to wear a neck collar for five days. 3. contributing reasons for occurrence: a) seat belt is secured to side of vehicle; b) when a person gets into third row seat, it's easy to get caught on the seat belt causing it to hang behind seat release; (c) if seat belt doesn't retract properly, it catches behind seat release; d) it can also catch on front of release. 4. additional concerns: a) second seat release is a two step release: if this was a situation where the brakes had to be applied quickly and firmly, second part of release could have potentially engaged causing my daughter to be struck from behind and throwing her forward causing her to strike the front of her head on the back of the driver's seat which impact could have quite likely caused me to lose control of the vehicle. 5. this is a very serious situation which could cause catastrophic results if not corrected in all explorers equipped with this type of seat belt and seating arrangement. thank you for your attention to this matter. i look forward to a response in this regard. *nlm.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2C3HD46R9YH. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MINERALWELLS, WV. Vehicle was purchased on July 06, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MICHAEL MOTOR COMPANY, INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 304-364-5132 . DEALER'S CITY: GASSAWAY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WV. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 26624 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10032580

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 08, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i was traveling in reverse (less than 1mph) when i struck a tree. the entire back window of my 2003 ford explorer shattered sending shards of glass into the rear third row seating area. the glass wasn't safety glass. the amount of damage (glass and body) is over $2,500.00. there are two areas of concern. first, if there were passengers in the 3rd row seat, they would have been covered in glass especially in the facial area? number two. why shoul there be so much damage at less than 1 mph? if i was rear ended at let's say 40 mph, the car would be totalled. i find this incident points out a design flaw and a safety problem. james hutchison.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATSWORTH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PEYTON CRAMER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 310 7844700 . DEALER'S CITY: TORRANCE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10033894

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 07, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . while driving consumer was involved in a frontal crash in which neither driver nor passenger side air bags deployed. contact has been made with the dealer. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LINDENHURST, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring Review #10033938

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 03, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING . while driving on a back country road at 15 to 20 mph the vehicle suddenly burst into flames. thick black smoke was billowing from the front right side of vehicle. cause of fire was unknown at this time, and under investigation. also, vehicle was a rental, and two consumers were in vehicle at time of incident.*ak.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73EX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CALGARY, 00. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring Review #10033939

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 03, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING . while driving on a back country road at 15 to 20 mph vehicle suddenly burst into flames. thick black smoke was billowing from the front right side of vehicle. cause of fire was unknown at this time, and under investigation.*ak.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73EX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CALGARY, 00. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10033008

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 17, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . 2003 ford explorer sitting in garage. rear hatch glass exploded as hatch was half way to being closed.*ak.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MADEIRA BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: WALKER FORD . DEALER'S CITY: CLEARWATER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10036681

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . rear glass opened while driving. loud whistling noise coming from under dash/engine. no power. stalls on take off. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MARBURY, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10036681

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . rear glass opened while driving. loud whistling noise coming from under dash/engine. no power. stalls on take off. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MARBURY, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Ignition

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Ignition Review #10039664

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION . when returning to vehicle consumer have intermittent problems of getting the vehicle started. after and hour or so vehicle would start up as if there was never a problem. this incident happened six times in the past. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ANTELOPE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Windshield Controls/wiring

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Windshield Controls/wiring Review #10038651

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING . while driving at under 50 mph, there is a squeak that comes from the engine compartment. it sounds like a rusty suspension spring. however, this squeak is heard at exactly 35 second intervals. i found this to be associated with the air conditioner. if it is turned off, the noise goes away. the noise is present anytime the ventilation system is on. i took the automobile to courtesy ford in poulsbo, washington. i was told that the noise was normal. i find this hard to believe. i dont think ford would want its automobiles going down the street with an intentional loud squeak. i think this is somehow associated with what ever contorls the air handling system, such as the computer. help me find an answer. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in POULSBO, WA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TITUS-WILL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: TACOMA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood Review #10039693

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 08, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD . while driving hood flew up which impaired visibility. *ak.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEDHAM, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm) Review #10039828

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) . consumer called complaining about having transmission problems. while vehicle was parked it started rolling back. the dealer was contacted, and stated that they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle.*ak.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BELLEVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10039867

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 11, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . while driving the vehicle at any speed and without warning, the vehicle would stall out. this caused the driver to have the vehicle towed to the dealership. please provide any additional details. *ph.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILLIN. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNT VERNON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10039059

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . i bought a 2003 ford explorer 4wd v8 june 4, 2003. about 1 month later,and less then 2,000 miles on the vehicle, i started to notice a vibration when driving between 60 and 70 mph. the vibration became more noticeable and i took the vehicle in for service at star ford in glendale in early august. the service department believes the vibration is coming from the drive train, probably the rear axle assembly. i was notified that there was a technical service bulletin for this problem on 2002 - 2003 4wd mountaineers and explorers and that the engineers at ford were working on fix for this problem. after discussing the vehicle's problem with the quality control manager at star ford, i brought the vehicle back to the service department in an attempt to correct the vibration problem. but, the attempt to correct the vibration did not work. now, i am left with a vehicle that has a vibration, that seems to be coming from the drive train, which the engineers at ford motor company have not been able to determine the source or cause, and the mechanics at the dealer cannot fix. i am extremely dissatisfied and would like the vehicle replaced or my money refunded. *jb.Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GLENDALE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 04, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STAR FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 818-956-0977 . DEALER'S CITY: GLENDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 91204 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10040564

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 16, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . while driving the transmission would shift into neutral on its own without warning. this caused the vehicle to slow down as if the brakes were being pressed. the consumer managed to move the vehicle to side of the road and restart it. the vehicle was driven to the dealership to have a mechanic check the transmission. the technician found nothing wrong and the problem has not been resolved. *nlm.Mileage was 1300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SCARSDALE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10041817

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 25, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . while driving approximately at 55 mph the vehicle stalled. this was an intermittent problem. it had become hard to start the vehicle when this occurred. the vehicle was taken to the dealership before but the mechanic could not find the cause of the problem. *ak the dealer advised the consumer to change the fuel from unleaded to premium and place a gas treatment in it and the problem would not persist but the problem continued. the consumer was then told that the transceiver circuit was the problem but again the problem returned. *scc *jb.Mileage was 1575 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX34. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FREDERIKSTED, VI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: METRO MOTORS . DEALER'S CITY: CHRISTIANSTED . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 00821 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Review #10042412

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with TIRES . while driving at 40 mph right front tire blew out, causing, the driver to pull of the road. the dealership has been notified.*ak.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILLIN. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WEST PALM BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10042435

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 07, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . while driving between 35 mph and up consumer heard loud noise coming from under the vehicle. dealer stated the need to replace the differential. *ak.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MODESTO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10041425

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 07, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . my incident appears to be related to ssm 16771 that ford has dealers abiding by in some attempt to post-product development "re-engineer" their product. my 2003 ford explorer which suffers from symptoms listed in the ssm was released by the dealer with the same symptoms it had upon delivery to the dealer (rough idle / stalling on cold start). now that ford has had the dealer alter the ecm programming (i'm guessing to richen the idle air-fuel mixture) i wonder if my vehicle still passes emissions and has epa certified fuel economy??? not likely... *jb.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LIVONIA, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BILL BROWN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 734-421-7000 . DEALER'S CITY: LIVONIA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48150 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal Review #10041474

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 06, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL . had to replace rear axle seals on 2003 explorer with 500 on new vehicle. *la.Mileage was 544 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNDRIDGE, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CONKLIN CARS .

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Column

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Column Review #10042949

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 24, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING:COLUMN . the vehicle projects a significant whining noise from the rear end and a vibration forward through the steering column. the vehicle is unsafe to drive and the dealership will not offer us an alternative vehicle to use. we have been informed that the manufacturer will need at least 3 months to figure out a solution. *la.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 14, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HILBISH MOTOR COMPANY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 704-938-3121 . DEALER'S CITY: KANNAPOLIS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 28083 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10043034

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 11, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . we bought a ford explorer xlt late saturday night october 11th. that late night after bringing the xlt explorer home we pressed the blue liftgate button for liftgate. the glass went up by itself and the shock rod disconnected from the ball bearing slamming back down. luckily no one was injured but this is a serious safety concern that needs to be addressed because some could seriously get hurt including children when the weight of that glass comes down. i contacted ford and have only received a merry go round and no suitable answers. i had taken the vehicle back to the dealership and have gotten it checked out... with no suitable answers except it was factory related. please investigate. we do not this to happen to anyone else or someone from getting seriously hurt. please investigate and forward to all other regulatory and safety agencies federal/ state/local so a thorough investigation is done. *la factory mis-installation of struts causing lift cylinder detachment at first use.pco.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RICHARDSON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 11, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WESTWAY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 972-659-7627 . DEALER'S CITY: IRVING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75062 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10043111

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 11, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . i bought a 2003 ford explorer 4wd, v8 - sept. 22, 2003. about 3.5 weeks later it began to shake and made a loud noise. i haven't gotten 1100 mile on it before it began its downward spiral. i took it into be repaired on 10/13/03 regarding the whining but i forgot to mention the vibration-- it only happen on 2 occasion thus far. but the whining is constant - around 50 mile and above. i was by the service person the engineers are working on it and i am to wait until they find a cure for it. i am not trusting them with my safety, i was told it was in the driveline/axle /driveshaft- the name changes but still the same explanation - no fix as of yet. could be long-term or not at all. i want this vehicle replace - asap. *la.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT PAUL, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TOUSLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 651-484-7231 . DEALER'S CITY: WHITE BEAR . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 55110 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Review #10043111

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 11, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT . i bought a 2003 ford explorer 4wd, v8 - sept. 22, 2003. about 3.5 weeks later it began to shake and made a loud noise. i haven't gotten 1100 mile on it before it began its downward spiral. i took it into be repaired on 10/13/03 regarding the whining but i forgot to mention the vibration-- it only happen on 2 occasion thus far. but the whining is constant - around 50 mile and above. i was by the service person the engineers are working on it and i am to wait until they find a cure for it. i am not trusting them with my safety, i was told it was in the driveline/axle /driveshaft- the name changes but still the same explanation - no fix as of yet. could be long-term or not at all. i want this vehicle replace - asap. *la.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT PAUL, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TOUSLEY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 651-484-7231 . DEALER'S CITY: WHITE BEAR . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 55110 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10043149

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . excessive whining noise coming from the rear differential/drive axles/driveshaft area of the vehicle at speeds between 50 and 60 m.p.h. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUMBLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHAMPION FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281-530-2277 . DEALER'S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77083 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10043149

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . excessive whining noise coming from the rear differential/drive axles/driveshaft area of the vehicle at speeds between 50 and 60 m.p.h. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUMBLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHAMPION FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281-530-2277 . DEALER'S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77083 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Review #10043149

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT . excessive whining noise coming from the rear differential/drive axles/driveshaft area of the vehicle at speeds between 50 and 60 m.p.h. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUMBLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHAMPION FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281-530-2277 . DEALER'S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77083 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Storage Tank Assembly Review #10043243

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 25, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY . damage to gas tank. after leaving my 2003 ford explorer overnight with a local dealership to duplicate a stalling problem, the vehicle was found for have a damaged gas tank. it wasn't fully identified until a cross-country trip from dallas, texas to milwaukee, wisconsin. the gas tank was replaced in milwaukee. *la.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PRESTIGE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: GARLAND . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion Review #10045689

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 05, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING:RACK AND PINION . rack-pinion steering gear leaks fluid. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU64PXYZ. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LEANDER, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 29, 2000. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: COVERT FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Frame And Members Underbody Shields Review #10048132

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS . vehicle was involved in a accident and the frame cracked. dealer notified.*ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW LONDON, WI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10047613

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 26, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . vehicle was returned to dealer for bad idle and shut-off condition after placing vehicle in reverse or drive, dealer responded that the vehicle comes from the factory with a less than desirable idle and that there is no fix for. i believe that this should have been divulged. as i would not have bought this vehicle with such a problem. *la.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU65KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOOVER, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LONG LEWIS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 205-989-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: HOOVER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 35244 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10047624

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . new 2003 ford explorer 2wd 4.0 6cyl prob began at 500-700 miles. excessive vibration and whining noise at speeds from 40-70 mph. vehicle appears to struggle when accelerating, and cruising speeds. dealer unresponsive after learning that ford engineers acknowledge problem and have no current fix. dealer unwilling to explore a replacement vehicle, or refund. ford feild services engineer admitted to me that approximately 50% of new explorers have this faulty "ring & pinion gear" and that vendors are working to certify replacement parts..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MIDDLEKAUFF FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9729853600 . DEALER'S CITY: PLANO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75093 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10047624

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . new 2003 ford explorer 2wd 4.0 6cyl prob began at 500-700 miles. excessive vibration and whining noise at speeds from 40-70 mph. vehicle appears to struggle when accelerating, and cruising speeds. dealer unresponsive after learning that ford engineers acknowledge problem and have no current fix. dealer unwilling to explore a replacement vehicle, or refund. ford feild services engineer admitted to me that approximately 50% of new explorers have this faulty "ring & pinion gear" and that vendors are working to certify replacement parts..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MIDDLEKAUFF FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9729853600 . DEALER'S CITY: PLANO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75093 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10049145

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 03, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . plastic under the rear liftgate (rear hatch) cracked when closing in cold weather. the two cracks were over 6 inches long. the entire liftgate will need to be replaced. *nlm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73W23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ELKTON, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RAMSEY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-658-4801 . DEALER'S CITY: RISING SUN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21921 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10049223

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 04, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . my wife and i bought a new 2003 eddie bauer explorer vin [xxx] with 1 mile registered on it. we purchased it 9/15/03, since day one the vehicle has had a whine in the rear, a vibration at 55 mph. complaints to ford as well as to the len stoler dealership,11275 reisterstown road, owings mills, md 21117 phone 410-356-2635 has brought nothing but frustration. the vehicle can't be fixed is what we are told! but after 5 visits, it is being worked on now for the vibration 12/04/03, the whine in the rear still cannot be fixed. notifications from ford to its service centers: driveline axle concerns from ford motor company 509000 dealing with problem 17054 quote: 2002- 2004 explorer 4 dr-rear axle whine, some 2002-2004- explorer 4dr vehicles may exhibit axle whine at normal or during acceleration. to service, perform normal diagnostics. if specific root cause is not identified, be aware that engineering is currently investigating via the quicker service fix process. a service procedure will be published as soon as it becomes available, please continue to submit concern reports for any vehicle which exhibits this condition. monitor oasis for updates.-this is one of our problems, dealership cannot fix it at this point, so we are stuck with a whining rear in new vehicle. the second problem with our vehicle is trying to be fixed, quote: 17107 2002-2004 explorer 4x4 driveline vibration or drone/boom at highway speeds. some 2002 -2004 explorer 4x4 vehicles may exhibit a vibration or drone/boom at 55 - 75 mph. electronic vibration analyzer (eva) reading will fall under 1st order rear driveshaft at 2700 rmp . if concern is till present in 3rd gear and isolated to the driveline, a premium balanced driveshaft is available. install 3c5z-4602-aa driveshaft assembly, referring to workshop manual section 205-00 for procedure. if vibration persists after replacing driveshaft, reindex at pinion flange 90 degrees at a time, for 360 degrees, until vibration is minimized. *nlm information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.Mileage was 1 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FINKSBURG, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LEN STOLER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-998-3430 . DEALER'S CITY: OWINS MILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21117 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10049729

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 14, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . when dirving vehicle at slow speed and applying the brakes it feels like someone has rear ended you, as the vehicle lunges forward. it has happened to me three or four times and is more frequent with my wife as it is her vehicle. today my wife was backing up and it felt like someone ran into the front of her as the vehicle lurched backward. she said it really bounced her head. today is the first time it has happened in reverse. this is a 2003 ford explorer, v-8 xlt 2wd. i have some time off later this month and will be taking vehicle to the dealer.*ak.Mileage was 9590 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ORANGE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 05, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: VILLA FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 714-637-8222 . DEALER'S CITY: ORANGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10051606

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 26, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . the truck stalled while driving. when the incident occurred the truck lost all power steering and brakes. the dealership ran a diagnostic test but no failure code was found. *jb.Mileage was 15900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65W13E. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CALABASAS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10051971

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 10, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION . there's a loud and severe vibration when the truck reached speeds between 59 - 63 mph. the dealership, in attempts to correct the problem, has replaced the tires 3 times, rotated the drive shaft several times and neutralized the engine motor mount yet the problem still exists. *nlm.Mileage was 29 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLARKSBURG, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 63 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical Review #10052324

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 05, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL . the remote door auto lock does not always work when remote pushed. this happens very often and with both remotes. when this problem exists, the radio gets crackly too. been to ford in plymouth, mn but can't find problem. if i should need to use in an emergency, this could be a major problem. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COON RAPIDS, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 31, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUPERIOR FORD INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 763-559-9111 . DEALER'S CITY: MINNEAPOLIS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 55442 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Review #10052516

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 27, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS . intermittent problems of getting the 2003 ford explorer vehicle to start. after an hour or so vehicle would start up as if there was never a problem. this incident happened more than 4 times in the past. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTA BARBARA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MEL CLAYTON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805-8980800 . DEALER'S CITY: SANTA BARBARA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93105 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10052516

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 27, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . intermittent problems of getting the 2003 ford explorer vehicle to start. after an hour or so vehicle would start up as if there was never a problem. this incident happened more than 4 times in the past. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTA BARBARA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MEL CLAYTON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805-8980800 . DEALER'S CITY: SANTA BARBARA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93105 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10053658

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . while driving 40-45 mph and without any indication vehicle lost power. consumer pulled vehicle over and restarted it. then, returned to normal driving. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOS OLIVOS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Door

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Door Review #10055479

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 12, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR . while the consumer was driving at an undetermined speed engine check light appeared on the dash, causing the vehicle to stall. consumer contacted dealer on four occasions, but problem still occurs. *ak consumer seeking or vehicle replacement reimbursement for repairs on engine, right rear door, and center console lid. *la.Mileage was 3823 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU67E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 13, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: GALPIN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 818-778-2148 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTH HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 91343 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10055479

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 12, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . while the consumer was driving at an undetermined speed engine check light appeared on the dash, causing the vehicle to stall. consumer contacted dealer on four occasions, but problem still occurs. *ak consumer seeking or vehicle replacement reimbursement for repairs on engine, right rear door, and center console lid. *la.Mileage was 3823 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU67E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 13, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: GALPIN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 818-778-2148 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTH HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 91343 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Review #10056147

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 29, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL . while driving 35 mph vehicle stalled. consumer took vehicle to dealer four times. the first time mechanic replaced an air bypass valve. the second time mechanic reset computer module. the third and fourth times mechanic was not able to duplicate the problem. *ak *nm while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. the driver took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis. the mechanic can not duplicate the problem. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10056147

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 29, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . while driving 35 mph vehicle stalled. consumer took vehicle to dealer four times. the first time mechanic replaced an air bypass valve. the second time mechanic reset computer module. the third and fourth times mechanic was not able to duplicate the problem. *ak *nm while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. the driver took the vehicle to the dealer for analysis. the mechanic can not duplicate the problem. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Review #10056201

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 09, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT . car vibrates at highway speed. have had in shop three time now. the fourth is coming. they have replaced the driveshaft, fixed some bent metal, and are now going to replace the rear. .Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LUMBERTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: WINNER FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10056270

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 31, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . ford explorer xls. rear window shattered for unknown reason. the window appears to be under alot of tension.? *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 06, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DUVAL FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10056350

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . i was involved in a front end collision with my 2003 ford explorer. photographic evidence clearly shows the point of impact with a large pole to the left of center towards the drivers side. the passenger side air bag deployed, the drivers side air bag failed to deploy. i sustained serious head injuries due to a concussion as a result of the air bag failing to deploy. i don't know my speed because i had fallen asleep while driving, but it was fast enough that the passenger side air bag did go off. i believe my resulting injuries and lost of work would have been significantly less had the drivers side air bag deployed as it should have. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14081 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 28, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CONSHOHOCKEN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 610-279-3535 . DEALER'S CITY: CONSHOHOCKEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 19428 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10056360

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 29, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . about a month after we purchased our 2003 ford explorer xlt, we noticed a whining noise from the rear of the vehicle. we notified the dealership and they refused to work on it. they said ford is investigating the noise and could give no time frame on when if would be fixed. asked us to just be patient.. this is totally unacceptable, and the way customer relations has been dealing with us, ford should be embarrassed. we are currently research the lemon laws. we do not want a brand new vehicle that makes this awful whine (which is getting worse day by day). who knows if it is safe, given ford's trac record! *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COATESVILLE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: SLOAN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: EXTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10056362

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . on 3 separate occasions the engine was started then with foot on the brake shifted into reverse. the auto won't shift into reverse. absolutely nothing happens. upon increasing the rpm by 50-100 the car slams into reverse and lunges 2-3 feet. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LA QUINTA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FIESTA FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760 7728000 . DEALER'S CITY: INDIO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92207 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10057387

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 02, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . the vehicle jerked while being driven. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer 4-5 times. each time the technician stated the problem was repaired but each time the jerking problem returned. the consumer does not believe that the technician can repair the problem. *nm the vehicle would oscillate intermittently while pulling in and out of a driveway or parking. the wheel jerked violently. the consumer lost control of the vehicle and the engine would stall when the steering oscillated. *sc.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU67E8JB. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in UNIVERSAL CITY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 18, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RED MCCOMBS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 210 349 4949 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 78230 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10056479

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 16, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . glass of front windshield leaking, we had it resealed and it is again leaking and the new seal is lifting. the rear liftgate window was leaking and the water was leaking in between the inner and outer panels. when the liftgate is opened one gets an unexpected shower. this too required repairing.*ak dup.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROCKTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: GOOD BROTHER'S FORD . DEALER'S CITY: RANDOLPH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10056479

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 16, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . glass of front windshield leaking, we had it resealed and it is again leaking and the new seal is lifting. the rear liftgate window was leaking and the water was leaking in between the inner and outer panels. when the liftgate is opened one gets an unexpected shower. this too required repairing.*ak dup.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROCKTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: GOOD BROTHER'S FORD . DEALER'S CITY: RANDOLPH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor Review #10057554

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR . driver's side front seat belt did not not retract. consumer took vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic replaced the seat belt twice already due to worn out parts.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU77E03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW HOLLAND, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Review #10057555

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS . when driving at 40 mph vehicle jerked and then stalled. when stopping at a red light the lights on the gauges came on. consumer had to put vehicle in park, then restart it. consumer took vehicle to the dealership. also, consumer test drove vehicle with the mechanic, but the problem recurred. *ak.Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU63W13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Review #10057580

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 22, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS . when the front seat belt was used it would slip out of the pillar molding. when this happened the seat belt cut into the molding and frayed the webbing. the molding and the belt have been replaced twice and need to be replaced again. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WALWORTH, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10056628

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 04, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . 2003 ford explorer - loud whining noise from rear drive line around 55-70 mph. *jb .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 235 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GREAT MILLS, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PRINCE FREDERICK FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-535-0900 . DEALER'S CITY: PRINCE FREDERICK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20678 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10056688

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 23, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . my 2003 ford explorer 2wd xlt started making whinning noises when placed into gear. the car has been to the dealer nine times with over $1200 worth of work. really don't have any faith in the technicians or service manager. going through arbitration now to have the lemon repurchased by ford.*ak.Mileage was 7500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JONESBOR, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 23, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LEAGACY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MCDONOUGH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10056932

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 explorer xlt, 2wd: loud noise coming from driveline from 30 through 70 mph. dealer changed differential gear set--no fix. then changed the driveshaft--no fix. i now have 26,000 miles on it and the noise is so loud it is distracting. ford says they have no fix (transmission? axles? another bad ring and pinion set?). dealer says one of their staff has a 2003 with the same problem....still no fix.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 16, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KEN GRODY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760.438.9171 . DEALER'S CITY: CARLSBAD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92008 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Gear Position Indication (prndl)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Gear Position Indication (prndl) Review #10059553

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 21, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL) . while vehicle was parked and key out of the ignition vehicle rolled backwards, colliding into a tree. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOWER BURRELL, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10059654

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . while driving at low speed consumer heard a noise coming from rear of vehicle. dealership serviced vehicle, but could not duplicate the problem. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SILVER CREEK, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10060215

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . 2003, ford, explorer xlt 4x4 - engine just stopped, no warning, no sign of any problem, and would not restart, computer processor failed. no brakes ,no power steering. *ak.Mileage was 20500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWTON, NC. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 31, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10060573

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 08, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . engine taps and loud. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SUMTER, SC. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: STOKES-CRAVEN . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8034355400 . DEALER'S CITY: MANING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29154 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10060822

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 24, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . i purchased a new 2003 explorer xlt in mid-february 2003. at about 9500 miles the suv developed a whining noise from the rear differential. local ford dealer confirms noise, but is unable to fix as "ford engineers have not yet found a fix" also at 3800 miles the at failed and was repaired-not replaced. local dealer is supposed to let me know. as of 3/9/04 no word. this suv is a poor vehicle..Mileage was 9500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, NM. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 15, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BRAD FRANCIS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 505-866-3100 . DEALER'S CITY: LOS LUNAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NM. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 87031 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10061728

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 09, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . while driving 20 mph consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. consumer was unable to maintain control, and hit another vehicle on the left front rear. upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. no injuries were reported. consumer's vehicle was towed to dealer. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMRU15W93L. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BREA, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch Review #10060897

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 09, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH . on several occasions, the liftback on the vehicle unlatched itself. in all but one occurance, this was not noticed until after the vehicle was in a parked position. the most recent occurence was march 9, 2004.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10348 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARRISBURG, PA. Vehicle was purchased on May 21, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MAGUIRE'S FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7178388300 . DEALER'S CITY: PALMYRA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 17078 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Review #10063336

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on .FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS . vehicle stalled intermittently. consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and left it there for 30 days. dealer was not able to duplicate the problem. *ak.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1LNLM9746RY. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW CARROLTON, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Mid/rear Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Review #10063411

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY . consumer had to have the spring on the second set of seats repaired because it was extremely tight. even after the adjustment the spring was still too tight/strong. consumer went to a ford dealer and explained to him just what the problem was. consumer was told by ford that he should call nhtsa and complain. consumer pulled the level to adjust the seat, and the seat came down with so much force that it split. consumer stated this was dangerous because if a child would pulled the level he or she would certainly be injured.*ak *jb.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NOVI, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MCDONALD FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-349-1400 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTHVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48167 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10063479

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 18, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE . water leaked into the vehicle on the driver side door. the dealership inspected the vehicle many times and could not duplicate or correct the problem. *ak *sc *jb.Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEERFIELD BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 29, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MAROONE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 954 973 7200 . DEALER'S CITY: MARGATE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 33063 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10063778

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 16, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . transmission began locking up when vehicle was placed in reverse to back-up. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLEMMONS, NC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10064017

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . brake pedal goes down to the floor intermittently.this is a major safetty issue.the dealership has not fixed the problem yet.took in the shop for more than 3 times.also the oil leak from the rear main seal,harshe shift in transmission ,power steering pump failure,oil pan gasket leak ,master cylinder leak ,coil (spark plug) failure.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HAYWARD, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: THE FORD STORE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10064017

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . brake pedal goes down to the floor intermittently.this is a major safetty issue.the dealership has not fixed the problem yet.took in the shop for more than 3 times.also the oil leak from the rear main seal,harshe shift in transmission ,power steering pump failure,oil pan gasket leak ,master cylinder leak ,coil (spark plug) failure.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HAYWARD, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: THE FORD STORE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10064124

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . purchase vehicle on july 30, 2003. rear axle whine during speeds between 45 - 60 during acceleration/ decelleration diagnosed on 13 october 2003. advised that engineers were working on a fix and no service was to be performed. very displeased at the attitude of ford customer service representatives and the lack of service received with ford vehicle. filed complaint with settlement dispute board and with better business bureau. next step is to contact attorney to file lemon law. also, consumers need to get out information to the public that ford is selling these vehicles knowing there is a problem and is not willing to fix them.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5743 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KING GEORGE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on July 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PURVIS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 540-710-1400 . DEALER'S CITY: FREDERICKSBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 22402 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10064339

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 29, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . while on any type of incline our ford explorer xlt rolls back while in drive. after telephoning ford motor company, i was told by ann to take the issue up with the dealership where the car was purchased. she said there were no recalls related to the issue of the rollback while vehicle is in drive on an incline. when we took the vehicle back to the dealer where we purchased it, they said they would work with us and ford motor company. in early december after speaking with the dealership manager and service department manager, i was told that the 8 cylinder vehicle that i purchased has a different transmission than the 6 cylinder. while the 6 cylinder explorere does not roll back on an incline while in drive, the 8 cylinder model does. i was told that it is simply the way the transmission is designed and that changing the transmission will not eliminate the roll back issue. when i picked up my vehicle on dec. 7, 2003, tony (service dept. manager) told me that claudia would be calling me within the next week to make some type of arrangements with me along the lines of an extended warranty due to the fact that perhaps the transmission would experience problems down the road. my main concern with the roll back issue is that my daughter is going to be driving this summer, and we cannot allow her to drive this vehicle. for an inexperienced, new driver to operate this vehicle could have the potential of turning into an accident due to the vehicle roll back while on an incline in drive. this is the first new vehicle my wife & i have ever purchased and we are extremely disappointed, not only about the rollback issue but by ford's lack of interest in the rollback issue. repeated emails to ford motor have gone unanswered, and as of the date of this complain neither claudia or anyone from ford motor co. has contacted me.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HILLSBOROUGH, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on June 13, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BOUND BROOK FORD INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 732 356-2000 . DEALER'S CITY: BOUND BROOK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 08805 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10067345

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 14, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . when driving 65 mph, another vehicle cut in front of consumer's vehicle. this caused the consumer to lose control of the vehicle and hit a guard rail head on. upon impact, both front air bags did not deploy. *ak .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CANTON, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Wheel And Handle Bar

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Wheel And Handle Bar Review #10068594

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR . while driving steering wheel became loose and would only steer to the left. this resulted in vehicle going over an embankment. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 20000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BLUEFIELD, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10067596

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . soon after purchase the explorer (2wd) developed an axle whine from 55-70 mph on acceleration. it's quiet on coast. the local dealer found a tsb (#16898). they replaced the driveshaft as specified. the only change was the range of the whine, now 58-63mph. back to dealer on 1/8/04. they said a fix was in the works, call back in 3 months. called today (4.21), no fix and no date. ps: sure sounds like a bad ring/pinion to me...*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER'S NAME: UNVERSAL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: RICHMOND . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical Review #10070719

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL . i have had my explorer since may 27. it had 11 miles on it when i bought it. the first time it would not start it had 300 miles on it. eventually i did get it started, brought it to ford and they could not find a problem. the 2nd time the same thing happened i had 2300 miles on it. i had it towed to ford. when it got to ford it started and they could not find a problem. this happened again at 2500 miles and 2700 miles. ford still has it now. they have had it for a week and still do not know what is wrong with it. the problem occurred on june 5, july 8, july 25 and august 21. so far all work has been warranty but i have been without my vehicle 21 days in the 3 months i have owned it..Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OSWEGO, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10071069

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN . i have recently bought 2 brand new fords from champion ford in shreveport louisiana. my brand new ford xlt explorer 2 door sport has been in the shop for various repairs longer than i have had the vehicle. the vehicle was purchased on 09/27/2003 since then the hood had to be re-painted, both side body molding has been replaced, the front turn signal light came loose , both bottom exterior body door trim had to be replaced, interior trim piece below the rear window broke and had to be re-placed, but the main problem is a vibration in the motor/transmission that vibrates the dash i have spent already over $60.00 in gas back and forth to dealership, me and my wife have taken off two days at work costing us over $500.00 in loss of pay, i have already paid the first truck note and insurance payment and now the truck is back at the dealership for repairs for approximately one more week of repairs. on 10/17/2003 the truck was brought back to the dealership and my wife drove another explorer of the same make/model and had no problems i then was told by the service mgr. that this problem was inherent to this make/model. i then approached the sale mgr. with the hopes of either exchanging or trading up too the 4 door model to help defray the profit loss. it was explained to me that the vehicle had already depreciated some $4000.00 and that to swap vehicles it would cost me an additional $75.00 an up a month car note. i have contacted ford motor company who basically told me i was stuck with the vehicle even though the dealership has had the vehicle longer than i have had it. i was sent from employee to employee mgr. of this to mgr. of that. i would appreciate any information or ideas you could provide me with this situation. this vehicle is to be my wife's truck and i would like her in a safe truck that is safe for her to travel in. the dealership has already replaced the cosmetic faults but has stated that this problem is of doubtful outcome..Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PINEVILLE, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10071069

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i have recently bought 2 brand new fords from champion ford in shreveport louisiana. my brand new ford xlt explorer 2 door sport has been in the shop for various repairs longer than i have had the vehicle. the vehicle was purchased on 09/27/2003 since then the hood had to be re-painted, both side body molding has been replaced, the front turn signal light came loose , both bottom exterior body door trim had to be replaced, interior trim piece below the rear window broke and had to be re-placed, but the main problem is a vibration in the motor/transmission that vibrates the dash i have spent already over $60.00 in gas back and forth to dealership, me and my wife have taken off two days at work costing us over $500.00 in loss of pay, i have already paid the first truck note and insurance payment and now the truck is back at the dealership for repairs for approximately one more week of repairs. on 10/17/2003 the truck was brought back to the dealership and my wife drove another explorer of the same make/model and had no problems i then was told by the service mgr. that this problem was inherent to this make/model. i then approached the sale mgr. with the hopes of either exchanging or trading up too the 4 door model to help defray the profit loss. it was explained to me that the vehicle had already depreciated some $4000.00 and that to swap vehicles it would cost me an additional $75.00 an up a month car note. i have contacted ford motor company who basically told me i was stuck with the vehicle even though the dealership has had the vehicle longer than i have had it. i was sent from employee to employee mgr. of this to mgr. of that. i would appreciate any information or ideas you could provide me with this situation. this vehicle is to be my wife's truck and i would like her in a safe truck that is safe for her to travel in. the dealership has already replaced the cosmetic faults but has stated that this problem is of doubtful outcome..Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PINEVILLE, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10071069

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . i have recently bought 2 brand new fords from champion ford in shreveport louisiana. my brand new ford xlt explorer 2 door sport has been in the shop for various repairs longer than i have had the vehicle. the vehicle was purchased on 09/27/2003 since then the hood had to be re-painted, both side body molding has been replaced, the front turn signal light came loose , both bottom exterior body door trim had to be replaced, interior trim piece below the rear window broke and had to be re-placed, but the main problem is a vibration in the motor/transmission that vibrates the dash i have spent already over $60.00 in gas back and forth to dealership, me and my wife have taken off two days at work costing us over $500.00 in loss of pay, i have already paid the first truck note and insurance payment and now the truck is back at the dealership for repairs for approximately one more week of repairs. on 10/17/2003 the truck was brought back to the dealership and my wife drove another explorer of the same make/model and had no problems i then was told by the service mgr. that this problem was inherent to this make/model. i then approached the sale mgr. with the hopes of either exchanging or trading up too the 4 door model to help defray the profit loss. it was explained to me that the vehicle had already depreciated some $4000.00 and that to swap vehicles it would cost me an additional $75.00 an up a month car note. i have contacted ford motor company who basically told me i was stuck with the vehicle even though the dealership has had the vehicle longer than i have had it. i was sent from employee to employee mgr. of this to mgr. of that. i would appreciate any information or ideas you could provide me with this situation. this vehicle is to be my wife's truck and i would like her in a safe truck that is safe for her to travel in. the dealership has already replaced the cosmetic faults but has stated that this problem is of doubtful outcome..Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PINEVILLE, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Review #10071069

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . i have recently bought 2 brand new fords from champion ford in shreveport louisiana. my brand new ford xlt explorer 2 door sport has been in the shop for various repairs longer than i have had the vehicle. the vehicle was purchased on 09/27/2003 since then the hood had to be re-painted, both side body molding has been replaced, the front turn signal light came loose , both bottom exterior body door trim had to be replaced, interior trim piece below the rear window broke and had to be re-placed, but the main problem is a vibration in the motor/transmission that vibrates the dash i have spent already over $60.00 in gas back and forth to dealership, me and my wife have taken off two days at work costing us over $500.00 in loss of pay, i have already paid the first truck note and insurance payment and now the truck is back at the dealership for repairs for approximately one more week of repairs. on 10/17/2003 the truck was brought back to the dealership and my wife drove another explorer of the same make/model and had no problems i then was told by the service mgr. that this problem was inherent to this make/model. i then approached the sale mgr. with the hopes of either exchanging or trading up too the 4 door model to help defray the profit loss. it was explained to me that the vehicle had already depreciated some $4000.00 and that to swap vehicles it would cost me an additional $75.00 an up a month car note. i have contacted ford motor company who basically told me i was stuck with the vehicle even though the dealership has had the vehicle longer than i have had it. i was sent from employee to employee mgr. of this to mgr. of that. i would appreciate any information or ideas you could provide me with this situation. this vehicle is to be my wife's truck and i would like her in a safe truck that is safe for her to travel in. the dealership has already replaced the cosmetic faults but has stated that this problem is of doubtful outcome..Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PINEVILLE, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10071069

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i have recently bought 2 brand new fords from champion ford in shreveport louisiana. my brand new ford xlt explorer 2 door sport has been in the shop for various repairs longer than i have had the vehicle. the vehicle was purchased on 09/27/2003 since then the hood had to be re-painted, both side body molding has been replaced, the front turn signal light came loose , both bottom exterior body door trim had to be replaced, interior trim piece below the rear window broke and had to be re-placed, but the main problem is a vibration in the motor/transmission that vibrates the dash i have spent already over $60.00 in gas back and forth to dealership, me and my wife have taken off two days at work costing us over $500.00 in loss of pay, i have already paid the first truck note and insurance payment and now the truck is back at the dealership for repairs for approximately one more week of repairs. on 10/17/2003 the truck was brought back to the dealership and my wife drove another explorer of the same make/model and had no problems i then was told by the service mgr. that this problem was inherent to this make/model. i then approached the sale mgr. with the hopes of either exchanging or trading up too the 4 door model to help defray the profit loss. it was explained to me that the vehicle had already depreciated some $4000.00 and that to swap vehicles it would cost me an additional $75.00 an up a month car note. i have contacted ford motor company who basically told me i was stuck with the vehicle even though the dealership has had the vehicle longer than i have had it. i was sent from employee to employee mgr. of this to mgr. of that. i would appreciate any information or ideas you could provide me with this situation. this vehicle is to be my wife's truck and i would like her in a safe truck that is safe for her to travel in. the dealership has already replaced the cosmetic faults but has stated that this problem is of doubtful outcome..Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PINEVILLE, LA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10071237

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE . i was involved in an accident that occured on oct. 14, 2003. i was making a left turn when i was broadsided by a toyota camry going about 20 -30 miles an hour. my explorer tipped onto the driver side. i was terrified it would roll-over (upside-down) i had no idea how easy it was to tip my vehicle over. do you have any data concerning ford explorers? do you have any suggestions as to what i can do? i'm never getting into that vehicle again but i owe $22,000. now trade in value is maybe $16,000. the car is still being repaired and will be covered by the other driver's insurance. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ANAHEIM HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10072180

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 30, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . while parked rear liftgate glass exploded. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WALNUT CREEK, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10072332

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 05, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer- 5 speed automatic transmission randomly disengages. reproduced by first accelerating from 1st or 2nd gear and back off gas just before the transmission shifts. transmission disengages and engine revs up. must either rev engine up over 4k or backoff gas altogether to recover. ford is non-responsive to inquires. problem websites are full of similar experiences. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROSEVILLE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 24, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 33 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Park/neutral Start Switch Review #10073587

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 08, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCH . consumer was unable to shift the vehicle out of park. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Linkages Tie Rod Assembly Review #10075652

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 03, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING:LINKAGES:TIE ROD ASSEMBLY . while driving 20 mph, the driver's side tire rod separated from the wheel. the driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull over. the driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. the mechanic replaced both driver and passenger side tire rod due to worn parts. please fill in additional information. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EAST LYME, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10076126

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 11, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . while driving vehicle suddenly accelerated. consumer was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection. however, mechanic could not duplicate the problem. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STREATOR, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Sensor/control Module

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Sensor/control Module Review #10075257

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE . 2003 expolrer - defective computer sensor module for the airbag system for the entire vehicle. *ak.Mileage was 10000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATSWORTH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 14, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HILLCREST? .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10079558

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 21, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . while opening the tailgate window, the right and left hinges broke. *ak pe04045.pco the back window was hanging by the pistons. when popping up the window using the button it did not go up automatically. the tailgate window does not shut properly.*mr *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EDEN, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: GOWANDA FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 716 532 2208 . DEALER'S CITY: GOWANDA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 99999 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10078565

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 07, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . i was recently involved in an automobile accident while driving my 2003 ford explorer. another driver pulled out from a stop sign directly in front of me while i was traveling approximately 40 mph. my explorer experienced significant damage to the front end. the entire front end of the vehicle needs to be replaced. during this accident neither of the front air bags deployed. i am just begining to make contacts to try and get an explaination as to why the air bags did not deploy. digital photos of the damaged vehicle are availble.*ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9322 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MAYS LANDING, NJ. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GENTILINI FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 609-861-0100 . DEALER'S CITY: WOODBINE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 08270 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10079657

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 21, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the liftgate glass shattered when consumer's son was closing the liftgate. the glass landed in consumer's son hair and face. technical service bulletin #10004078 was issued on this problem. manufacturer was contacted. *ak this is a my2002 vehicle and not my2003 per consumer_081704.pco pe04045.pco.1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63E42Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOBILE, AL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10078728

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 17, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . took my suv into mr. tire to replace all 4 tires. left mr. tire & my o/d light started to flash @ 35 mph. took suv back to mr. tire to have them look at it. i wasnt sure if they might have cause it or not. they did a diagnostic on it & found a code p0741 tcc. they told me it could be just a selenoid or the converter. either way, its not locking up to do a 1:1 conversion for overdrive to save on gas & prevent overheating of the transmision. they told me to go immediately to a ford dealership. i went to purvis ford service department & they did their own diagnosis. purvis ford found that the converter is bad & coming apart. they also said it was overheating & this type of transmission for my vehical for that year was a bad transmission. also they've had customers w/ this exact problem w/ as little as 100 miles & some w/ as much as 100,000 miles. for a 120k mile "maintenance free" transmission (w/ exception of changing out the transmission fluid) this sure seems to be an expensive transmission. what is more interesting is that ford wont replace the transmission w/ the original type of transmission. instead they wanted to put a different one in that has an external cooler & filter. totalling $3300 not including tax. it was also told to me by purvis ford's service department that ford has had numerous problems with their transmissions on these vehicals. 2 other people alone was in their shop for rebuilds on their 2003 ford explorer transmissions. why doesnt ford voluntarily recall on this & replace them w/ this "new" type of transmission at no cost to the customer. right now i am not happy w/ ford & i will not keep my suv nor will i buy another one. this is the third problem i've had with this suv that has costed me big $$$$. i would not recommend anyone buying a ford suv. at this time i have not had the transmission repaired due to high cost. the suv is currently in my driveway not being driven to avoid furhter damage to the transmission. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76425 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FISHER, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MIKE DAVISON FORD . DEALER'S CITY: JACKSONVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10078729

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 31, 2002.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . right side rear passenger window would jitter and bottom out when you open and close window. this problem was continuous since day one. i originally thought it was just off its track. so i didnt worry about it to much and i waited (which is my fault as to why i had to pay for it) until something more worth while going in for came up. when i took my truck in to have them look at the door ajar light from my deer accident, they said that the rear passenger window was doing what it was due to a bad electric motor. i think ford needs to be more thorough when testing the vehical for quality assurance. the window was only used three time to date. i didnt mind paying for the repair as i am sure ford would of honored the warrenty if i would of delt with it then. but its just the fact of the matter that they put a faulty electric motor in the suv that should of been caught when it came off the assembly line.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FISHER, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MIKE DAVISON FORD . DEALER'S CITY: JACKSONVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Air Conditioner

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Air Conditioner Review #10080197

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER . while driving/idling heat would be coming out of the air conditioner (a/c) vents on the driver's side. this problem caused third degree burns to the consumer's right leg. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak.1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 15000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SENECA, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Pedals And Linkages

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Pedals And Linkages Review #10079855

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES . 2003 ford explorer recall regarding the travel on the brake pedal. *mr on a number of occasions when it was necessary to brake hard to avoid an accident, the consumer had simultaneously engage the accelerator and brake pedals. this resulted in the consumer hitting a vehicle that had suddenly stopped in traffic in front of him. the brake pedal never passed the accelerator pedal, including panic stops. the problem could not be fixed. *sc the consumer requested that the dealer adjust the brake pedal to stop higher than the accelerator pedal. the dealer stated it was impossible as in older models due to abs. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAUREL, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. DEALER'S NAME: LUCUS FORD'S .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Review #10080883

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 12, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS . back (rear) window does not close properly. requires numerous attempts. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AGUADILLA, DC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FORD DEL OESTE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Rearview Mirrors/devices Review #10081111

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 06, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES . the rearview mirror in my vehicle has about 20% of its capacity blocked by the overhead compartment. *la.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 22, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SIEMANS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 269 465-5344 . DEALER'S CITY: BRIDGMAN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 49106 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10081814

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . problems with abs braking system on 2003 ford explorer.*mr when making emergency stops and abs initiated, brake pedal suddenly decreases, and travels downward past the gas pedal stopping close to the floor. in some cases, consumer has the tendency to press both the gas and brake pedals due to the proximity of the two pedals, which resulted consumer to rear end another vehicle. *la .Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAUREL, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10081930

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 16, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . vehicle failure problems with 2003 ford explorer.*mr while driving the vehicle stalled in an intersection. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that there was sludge in the engine. the dealer insisted that the consumer's neglect was the caused of the failure and if he refused to purchase a new engine from them they would void manufacturers and extended warranty. the consumer indicated that he took care of his vehicle performing all the regularly scheduled maintenance. the consumer believes this problem is related to a defect in the timing chain tensioner. *nm.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BRUCE TOWNSHIP, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10082052

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . various complaints involving the 2003 ford explorer xlt.*mr consumer believed that noise on vehicle was coming from rear. repairs and/or replacements were made on: front and rear suspensions, transfer case, and seals in the rear axle due to leak. now, consumer is waiting for a new axle assembly to be replaced on the vehicle. also, a cooling system noise on vehicle but dealer coudn't find the source of the problem. *la .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STATESVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 24, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MORRIS FORD, LINCOLN, TOYOTA . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVIEW . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 79072 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10082052

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . various complaints involving the 2003 ford explorer xlt.*mr consumer believed that noise on vehicle was coming from rear. repairs and/or replacements were made on: front and rear suspensions, transfer case, and seals in the rear axle due to leak. now, consumer is waiting for a new axle assembly to be replaced on the vehicle. also, a cooling system noise on vehicle but dealer coudn't find the source of the problem. *la .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STATESVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 24, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MORRIS FORD, LINCOLN, TOYOTA . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVIEW . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 79072 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Review #10082052

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM . various complaints involving the 2003 ford explorer xlt.*mr consumer believed that noise on vehicle was coming from rear. repairs and/or replacements were made on: front and rear suspensions, transfer case, and seals in the rear axle due to leak. now, consumer is waiting for a new axle assembly to be replaced on the vehicle. also, a cooling system noise on vehicle but dealer coudn't find the source of the problem. *la .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STATESVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 24, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MORRIS FORD, LINCOLN, TOYOTA . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVIEW . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 79072 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10082052

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . various complaints involving the 2003 ford explorer xlt.*mr consumer believed that noise on vehicle was coming from rear. repairs and/or replacements were made on: front and rear suspensions, transfer case, and seals in the rear axle due to leak. now, consumer is waiting for a new axle assembly to be replaced on the vehicle. also, a cooling system noise on vehicle but dealer coudn't find the source of the problem. *la .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STATESVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 24, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MORRIS FORD, LINCOLN, TOYOTA . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVIEW . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 79072 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Review #10082052

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT . various complaints involving the 2003 ford explorer xlt.*mr consumer believed that noise on vehicle was coming from rear. repairs and/or replacements were made on: front and rear suspensions, transfer case, and seals in the rear axle due to leak. now, consumer is waiting for a new axle assembly to be replaced on the vehicle. also, a cooling system noise on vehicle but dealer coudn't find the source of the problem. *la .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STATESVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 24, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MORRIS FORD, LINCOLN, TOYOTA . DEALER'S CITY: PLAINVIEW . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 79072 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10083297

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 19, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . the vehicle stalled while driving at 40 mph. the consumer had the vehicle towed. *la the vehicle would not restart. the fuel pump was replaced. the anti theft light had come on along with the rpm's going up. the problem could not be found. the valve boot and the solenoid was replaced. soon after, the vehicle died again twice after two repair attempts. *sc *jb.Mileage was 21000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 19, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SOERENS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 262 781 9800 . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 53045 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10083297

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 19, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the vehicle stalled while driving at 40 mph. the consumer had the vehicle towed. *la the vehicle would not restart. the fuel pump was replaced. the anti theft light had come on along with the rpm's going up. the problem could not be found. the valve boot and the solenoid was replaced. soon after, the vehicle died again twice after two repair attempts. *sc *jb.Mileage was 21000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 19, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SOERENS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 262 781 9800 . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 53045 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10083297

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 19, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . the vehicle stalled while driving at 40 mph. the consumer had the vehicle towed. *la the vehicle would not restart. the fuel pump was replaced. the anti theft light had come on along with the rpm's going up. the problem could not be found. the valve boot and the solenoid was replaced. soon after, the vehicle died again twice after two repair attempts. *sc *jb.Mileage was 21000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 19, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SOERENS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 262 781 9800 . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 53045 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10042606

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . problems with brakes, transmission and seat recliner handle.*mr dealer was notified. *cb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9999. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JERSEY CITY, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: FORD . DEALER'S CITY: JERSEY CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 07304 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10042606

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . problems with brakes, transmission and seat recliner handle.*mr dealer was notified. *cb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9999. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JERSEY CITY, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: FORD . DEALER'S CITY: JERSEY CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 07304 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Recliner

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Recliner Review #10042606

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER . problems with brakes, transmission and seat recliner handle.*mr dealer was notified. *cb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9999. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JERSEY CITY, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: FORD . DEALER'S CITY: JERSEY CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 07304 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10040576

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 03, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . potential safety problems with the 2003 ford explorer.*mr *cb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9999. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: FORD MOTOR COMPANY . DEALER'S CITY: DEARBORN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48121 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10086272

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 05, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . 2003 ford explorer...when opening glass portion of hatchback, the right hinge failed, causing the window to fall on my wife's head, giving her a concussion. ar has 38000 miles and has not been in an accident. hinge failure due to bolt shearing off at window. going to get it looked at tomorrow. *ak pe04045.pco.1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW MARKET, MD. Vehicle was purchased on June 14, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FRANK KENNEDY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MIDDLETOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Trailer Hitches

Ford Explorer 2003 Trailer Hitches Review #10086350

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 16, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with TRAILER HITCHES . u-haul will not rent any trailer to owners of ford explorer's. u-haul should not be allowed to pick and choose it's customers. if i have a safe and properly equiped tow vehicle like a 2003 ford explorer, 4 door, 4x4, automatic, 4.0 liter with a heavy duty towing package then u-haul should not be allowed to tell me i do not have an appropriate tow vechicle. the real reason they decline to rent a trailer to ford explorer owners is because the company lawyers told them not to because "u-haul has chosen not to rent behind this tow vehicle based on our history of excessive costs in defending lawsuits involving ford explorer towing combinations.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW CASTLE, DE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WINNER FORD INC . DEALER'S CITY: LISBON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10086976

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 11, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . purchased a 2003 ford explorer 4x4 january 2004, around 10k miles noticed a shudder/slipping in transmission under hard excelleration. i brought vehicle to pulliam ford in cola. sc to have transmission and whining rear end repaired. when i called the service writer, he informed me that the technician said that they could not duplicate the transmission vibration, and that the whine was no louder than other explorers, even though they did acknowlege that the explorer did have a rear end problem. i am not satisfied and would like to get my 32k worth out of this vehicle, not a excuse for a poor product and poor service. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 10, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PULLIAM FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-803-254-4000 . DEALER'S CITY: COLUMBIA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29229 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10086976

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 11, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . purchased a 2003 ford explorer 4x4 january 2004, around 10k miles noticed a shudder/slipping in transmission under hard excelleration. i brought vehicle to pulliam ford in cola. sc to have transmission and whining rear end repaired. when i called the service writer, he informed me that the technician said that they could not duplicate the transmission vibration, and that the whine was no louder than other explorers, even though they did acknowlege that the explorer did have a rear end problem. i am not satisfied and would like to get my 32k worth out of this vehicle, not a excuse for a poor product and poor service. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 10, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PULLIAM FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-803-254-4000 . DEALER'S CITY: COLUMBIA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29229 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Review #10089396

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 20, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT . while driving consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear axle/driveshaft. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MEDFORD, MA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10089396

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 20, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . while driving consumer heard a loud noise coming from the rear axle/driveshaft. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MEDFORD, MA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Review #10088470

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 13, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY . vehicle loses power and you are unable to accelerate it, its stalls as a result of the loss of power. the vehicle is difficult to get out of traffic. vehicle was repaired several times including replacement of fuel pump, fuel filter, and cruise control wires. the vehicle is not repaired at this time.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11666 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ENCINITAS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: ENCINITAS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760 753 6286 . DEALER'S CITY: ENCINITAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92024 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Fuel Injection System

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Fuel Injection System Review #10088470

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 13, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM . vehicle loses power and you are unable to accelerate it, its stalls as a result of the loss of power. the vehicle is difficult to get out of traffic. vehicle was repaired several times including replacement of fuel pump, fuel filter, and cruise control wires. the vehicle is not repaired at this time.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11666 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ENCINITAS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: ENCINITAS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760 753 6286 . DEALER'S CITY: ENCINITAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92024 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Fuel Pump

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Fuel Pump Review #10088470

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 13, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP . vehicle loses power and you are unable to accelerate it, its stalls as a result of the loss of power. the vehicle is difficult to get out of traffic. vehicle was repaired several times including replacement of fuel pump, fuel filter, and cruise control wires. the vehicle is not repaired at this time.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11666 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ENCINITAS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: ENCINITAS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760 753 6286 . DEALER'S CITY: ENCINITAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92024 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10089453

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . consumer lost control of vehicle and an accident occurred. *mr the vehicle began to shake from right to left. the consumer could not control the vehicle. the vehicle was moving on it's own. the air bags did not deploy. the consumer crashed into the border wall, spun around, and stopped on the other side. *sc *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU83K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARTSDALE, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 15, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SCARSDALE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: SCARSDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 10583 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Review #10089453

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS . consumer lost control of vehicle and an accident occurred. *mr the vehicle began to shake from right to left. the consumer could not control the vehicle. the vehicle was moving on it's own. the air bags did not deploy. the consumer crashed into the border wall, spun around, and stopped on the other side. *sc *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU83K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARTSDALE, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 15, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SCARSDALE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: SCARSDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 10583 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Side/window

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Side/window Review #10090645

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW . while driving about 25 miles per hour on a straight road in excellent condition the side curtain airbags deployed in the vehicle. there was no braking or accelerating occuring at the time of the event. this was a 2003 ford explorer. 4 occupants were present in the vehicle including 2 toddlers. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTMINSTER, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JOHN ELWAY FORD WEST . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 3034215350 . DEALER'S CITY: WHEAT RIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 80033 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Column

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Column Review #10090658

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING:COLUMN . 2003 ford explorer...during yield to turn left and then making left turn steering wheel locked as if someone had pulled key out of ignition causing vehicle to steer left into oncoming traffic. vehicle was moving between 5-15 mph at time of failure. turning off vehicle and restarting we found that steering again released and we were able to drive vehicle home. i took vehicle into dealer next day and they said they "could not duplicate concern" of course it happened for the first time at 27,000 miles,,,very unlikely to get it to happen the day they look at it. they did however replace the complete steering column to remedy an additional problem where the shift selector would pop into drive(after accellerating)even though it indicated the selector was in drive already. i need immediate remedy to this problem and have since contacted ford motor company hoping for help. consequently not related to the steering locking problem the rear window on the left rear has had 3 repair attempts to fix a intermitt inop problem,,,and the blower motor was replaced because it makes noise...i have 4 fords in my family(f150 and f250) that we have been very happy with however we have now lost complete confidence in this particular vehicle...seems the dealer just doesnt know or want to do anything additional!*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RAMONA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: ENCINITAS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7607536286 . DEALER'S CITY: ENCINITAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92024 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Sidewall

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Sidewall Review #10091748

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 09, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with TIRES:SIDEWALL . while driving a loud popping noise was heard from inside of the vehicle. consumer was able to pull over and noticed that the passenger's front tire sidewall blew out. consumer called for road side assistance to change the tire. consumer drove the vehicle to the dealer for a replacement of michelin tire. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASEE FIL. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SPRINGFIELD, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10090814

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 30, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . wife was involved in a crash and air bags did not deploy. question: are air bags set to deploy depending on impact speed and or force?*ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAK VIEW, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: OJAI FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10092254

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 28, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . while driving at any speed, all of the indicator lights illuminated on the dashboard. as a result, the steering locked. please provide additional information. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BIG BEAR CITY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10092508

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . consumer states that he is having trouble with his vehicle starting in the morning. while driving, the vehicle stalled. the consumer stated he has taken the vehicle to the dealer several times and each time they replace a chip. *jb.Mileage was 9127 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GADSDEN, AL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RONNIE WATKINS . DEALER'S CITY: GADSDEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 35903 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Review #10093063

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS . i purchased a new 2003 ford explorer as a gift and i noticed several days later, that the passenger side air bag compartment had started a sinking , appearance in the compartment area that holds the air bag, it was questioned and i was told it was juat settling. as the sinking worsen, months down the road, i questioned it again, and was told the same thing again. now the air bag compartment has started sinking badly and the compartment is now budging out to the point where you can put all your fingers under and in it. the bag can deploy at any time now. if this should happen all of a sudden and it will, it will cause a terrible accident, possible death if the sudden fright cause the driver to go out of control. my daughter said the air bag was beginning to frighten her and she again attempted to address the issue at the dealership service department in which the vehicle was purchased from, again she was told it was not covered under warranty, and that the cause seem to be elsewhere, yet in fact if the issue had been addressed when i first brought it to their attention,it would have been covered. i have contacted ford corporation, awaiting a resolution to this problem. this is a very serious problem that needs to be taken care of immediately before an accident or death arises from this issue.*ak.0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MURFREESBORO, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 14, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ALEXANDER FORD, LINCOLN, MERCURY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 615-893-4121 . DEALER'S CITY: MURFREESBORO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 37130 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control Review #10093845

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 21, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL . cruise control acts erratic. sometimes works fine, sometimes won't work at all, sometimes shuts off by itself and on approximately four occasions has accelerated wildly on its own when engaged. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU72KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GRANDVIEW, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: TOM DENCHEL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 509-837-2155 . DEALER'S CITY: SUNNYSIDE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 98944 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10096622

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE . the windshield, moon roof and headliner were leaking. the consumer had the windshield replaced at least 5 times. the owner has been corresponding with the manufacturer for several months. owner is asking for a new vehicle. *jb *sc.Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BLUFFTON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ISLAND FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800 732 4094 . DEALER'S CITY: BLUFFTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29910 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10096701

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 12, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . the rear-end of the vehicle made a humming noise when traveling between 30 mph and 45 mph. the owner has taken the vehicle to the dealer, as well as contacted the manufacturer who was not doing anything to assist the consumer. provide further details. *jb.Mileage was 3000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in UNADILLA, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Review #10096719

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 25, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with WHEELS . while driving, the front right wheel pinion disengaged. *jb.Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FLINT, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10096764

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the lift gate sheared off the hinges while pressing the remote. the consumer took the vehicle to the dealer. the mechanic informed the consumer the parts were not available at this time. please fill in additional information. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K42Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MELBOURNE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10096827

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 08, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the glass blew out of the back rear trunk window. after going to the dealer for repair, the manufacture stated there was a recall, however, the consumer was never notified. please provide information. *jb.Mileage was 94555 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73E02Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SPRING VALLEY, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10096947

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 24, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . while driving about 50 mph, the owner was hit from the front of vehicle, into the side of another vehicle yet the air bags failed to deploy. provide further details. *nm *tc.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 5 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GNDT13WAW2. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RUCKERSVILLE, VA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 17, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: EDDINS FORD INC . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-322-6806 . DEALER'S CITY: MADISON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 22727 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10096070

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . the abs light comes on and there is no abs saftey feature. this is happened 3 different times. i took my car to the dealer and they said it was the rear wheel speed sensor. it has been replaced 3 times. this is unacceptable and they said ford released a new sensor the 2nd time i was there and i had the problem again. what is ford going to do, if the abs fails again. i have drafted a complaint with ford and i am awaiting for a reply. this is unacceptable for the same problm 3 times.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PARMA, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 11, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JOHN LANCE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-871-8600 . DEALER'S CITY: WESTLAKE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10096073

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 19, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . i was approaching a stop sign and began to brake, when the brake pedal started to make a grinding noise and then went all the way to the floor. i began to pump the brake and luckily enough i stopped before entering the intersection. if there would have been a vehicle in front of me, i would have hit them because the brakes would not work. i called the ford dealership where i purchase the explorer and they had me call road assistance to pick up my vehicle. of course, they were not able to "duplicate" the problem. i was told that the abs probably locked up because the street may have been wet, which it was not. then they said that maybe i was on a gravel or dirt road, which i was not. i was told to keep an eye on it and if it happens again to call roadside assistance and they will look into it again. if there is a next time, i hope there will not be anyone injured..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 23300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WYLIE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 09, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PRESTIGE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8884352503 . DEALER'S CITY: GARLAND . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75041 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10097397

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 18, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . when applying the brakes the pedal proceeded to the floor without warning. the dealer stated this procedure was normal. please provide additional information. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BETHLEHEM, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10096320

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . at 600 mini winding in rear end deler said drive it and see if it gets better it did not so at around 2000 mi damerow ford replaced all bearings and seals problem worse then before seals went out, and had to be towed in to damerow ford replaced rear end with tested rearend same problem at 2400 mi same problem at aprox. 3000 mi later damrow replaced with another svt rear edn this was also, tested and again at 19,000 mi and ait was replaced at mackenzie ford at 25,000 mi it was replaced again and now it has abad vibration noise 40 to 70 mi and above at 28,000 it goes back tommorrow we will see what if nothing they can do. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CORNELIUS, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DAMEROW BEVERTON FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10096320

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . at 600 mini winding in rear end deler said drive it and see if it gets better it did not so at around 2000 mi damerow ford replaced all bearings and seals problem worse then before seals went out, and had to be towed in to damerow ford replaced rear end with tested rearend same problem at 2400 mi same problem at aprox. 3000 mi later damrow replaced with another svt rear edn this was also, tested and again at 19,000 mi and ait was replaced at mackenzie ford at 25,000 mi it was replaced again and now it has abad vibration noise 40 to 70 mi and above at 28,000 it goes back tommorrow we will see what if nothing they can do. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CORNELIUS, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DAMEROW BEVERTON FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control Review #10097717

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 08, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL . when braking cruise control would not disengage. dealership repaired the problem, but consumer was still having the same problems. *ak.Mileage was 25236 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLTON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10099053

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 28, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the vehicle was brand new and there was rusting around the windshield, the power doors and the seats were not working , there was a problem with the cruise control as well. *jb five windshields had been replaced due to constant leaking including the moon roof and the headliner. the power doors did not work. when it would rain, many electrical problems would be present. *sc .Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BAYVILLE, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ISLAND FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BLUFFTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29910 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10099053

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 28, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE . the vehicle was brand new and there was rusting around the windshield, the power doors and the seats were not working , there was a problem with the cruise control as well. *jb five windshields had been replaced due to constant leaking including the moon roof and the headliner. the power doors did not work. when it would rain, many electrical problems would be present. *sc .Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BAYVILLE, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ISLAND FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BLUFFTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29910 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10097749

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 28, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . while stopped with foot on brake, the brake pedal went to floor when applied. *bf consumer was told that the vehicle was functioning properly. *tc.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CORTLAND, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: MULLINAX FORD OF NORTH CANTON .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10099397

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 explorer's transmission made a loud "pop" or "whump" sound while driving about 20-24 mph. it was infrequent but alarming. *bf the noise seems to be occurring when the vehicle shifts gears. *nm *tc *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU85W83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLINTON, OK. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 24 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MCKINSEY-BALLARD FORD MERCURY .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10099391

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the liftgate window would open when no one was near it and on several occasions the vehicle was in motion. bf the consumer received the liftgate recall and hopes that the repair will also repair the window. *nm campaign id number : 04v442000 *tc.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BOONEVILLE, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10099655

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 12, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . when braking brake pedal went to the floor, causing extended stopping distance. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.*ak.Mileage was 22000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BETHLEHEM, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Review #10099999

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS . glass is literally hanging from the front passanger window frame. this is resulting in obstruction of vision..Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ELGIN, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Seat Heater/cooler Review #10100142

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER . at 8000+ miles in january 2004, my driver's side seat heater broke. i turned the car in to the local dealer service shop for repair. since the vehicle was still under warranty the dealer replaced the faulty component, a shorted switch. i used the seat heater for approximately two and a half more months until it got warm. now it's november 2004 and i went to use the seat heater, and again it is broken. the dealer confirmed that it is the same problem that occurred in january. however, since i travel a lot in my vehicle, it is no longer under warranty and the part's warranty has also expired, 12 month/12000 mile. my complaint is that since the same part broke with limited use, the dealer just treated the symptom of the problem and not the cause. by replacing the switch, they didn't find out exactly what caused it's failure and therefore didn't fix my vehicle while it was under warranty. now they want to charge me for fixing the seat heater again.*ak.Mileage was 39100 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWPORT NEWS, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HALL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-989-5700 . DEALER'S CITY: NEWPORT NEWS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10100224

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 21, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer----5 second lag, delayed engagement, harsh jerking movement from reverse to drive to reverse, and a bang can also be heard. shuddering is also prevalent. power train module was reflashed to correct problem. lag condition still is present sometimes. first incident was on april 21, 2003, latest incident was in may 2004.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU85W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EMERSON, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 18, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10100397

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 22, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . a roaring noise was coming from the front of my 2003 explorer and an inspection at the dealer came up as poor tire wear. the tires were rotated but the noise never went away, it was just slightly quieted then became progressively louder over the past eight months. i had it into an oil change station and a tire dealer before taking it back to another ford dealer and was told on november 22,2004 that the problem was a front wheel bearing gone bad. i now need that part repaired and my vehicle is out of warranty. i have not had the work done yet but the estimated repair cost is $400. i do not feel this part should be in need of replacement at this time. the vehicle is less than two years old. *jb.Mileage was 26000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LANCASTER, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 31, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10101870

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 30, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . consumer received manufacturer's recall 04007, nhtsa recall 04v129000 concerning tailgate cables. no parts were available.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P0YW. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WOODS CROSS, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WILLEY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: WOODS CROSS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: UT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 84087 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10101896

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer has been waiting for the repair parts to come in for recall 04v442000 concerning rear liftgate glass for four months. was told the parts should have been here late november. however, the parts were not here, and the problem recurred. *ak.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU85W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10101980

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer received manufacturer's recall 04007,nhtsa recall 04v129000 concerning tailgate cables. no parts were available.*ak. window part of tailgate could fall down an dhurt consumer if he wa susin git to load groceries. consumer suffers from arthritis in hands and fingers, and uses ths window constantly since the whole tailgate is too heavy to close. warning indicated not to use the window. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTEE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MOSSY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 858 273 7519 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN DIEGO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92109 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10102030

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 02, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer was waiting three months for recall 04v442000 concerning liftgate parts to come in. he contacted ford manufacturer, and was told they do not know when the parts will be available. consumer was very concerned. *ak .Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SALADO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10100983

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 30, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . we have a 2003 ford explorer-when you shift from reverse to drive-like backing out of a driveway and then putting into drive vehicle doesnt move for a while-if you try to give it gas engine revs up and then slams into drive--in the meantime you are wondering if the car coming around the corner is going to rear end you and cause injury to your family and damage to your vehicle--been in the shop several times-put several parts in trans still the same. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WOODVILLE, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 31, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GENOA MOTORS . DEALER'S CITY: GENOA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 43430 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly Review #10102309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 02, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY . i am the owner of a 2003 ford explorer. i had problems with my transmission engaging properly and the transmission making a loud noise when shifting from park to reverse whether the vehicle was hot or cold. the transmission did this intermitently for a week or so until i took it into a dealership for repair. they said nothing was wrong. i drove it for another week with the same problems. the vehicle would lurch in mid-acceleration at any speed and would lunge when coming to a stop leaving me never knowing when i might stop on the freeway or run into the back of somebody. the next time i took it in they said it was the clutch pack that failed and the repair cost me $1,131.00. the repair consisted of removing the transmission, opening it up and replacing the parts and then re-installing the transmission. i have read a service bulletin recently from ford motor company saying that these problems have been reported in 2004 ford explorers and mercury mountaineers. they are saying that they will be fixed for free. i have a 2003 ford explorer and i am not aware of the two model years being mechanically dissimilar. i want it known that the 2003 explorers are suffering the same problems, which is why i am registering the complaint.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHAMPION FORD-KATY TX . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281-675-4800 . DEALER'S CITY: KATY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77450 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10102309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 02, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i am the owner of a 2003 ford explorer. i had problems with my transmission engaging properly and the transmission making a loud noise when shifting from park to reverse whether the vehicle was hot or cold. the transmission did this intermitently for a week or so until i took it into a dealership for repair. they said nothing was wrong. i drove it for another week with the same problems. the vehicle would lurch in mid-acceleration at any speed and would lunge when coming to a stop leaving me never knowing when i might stop on the freeway or run into the back of somebody. the next time i took it in they said it was the clutch pack that failed and the repair cost me $1,131.00. the repair consisted of removing the transmission, opening it up and replacing the parts and then re-installing the transmission. i have read a service bulletin recently from ford motor company saying that these problems have been reported in 2004 ford explorers and mercury mountaineers. they are saying that they will be fixed for free. i have a 2003 ford explorer and i am not aware of the two model years being mechanically dissimilar. i want it known that the 2003 explorers are suffering the same problems, which is why i am registering the complaint.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHAMPION FORD-KATY TX . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281-675-4800 . DEALER'S CITY: KATY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77450 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10103416

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 26, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE . while at a stop, the frame separated which caused the rear hatch back window to shatter. please provide more information. *jb ford motor company notified. back portion of the door separated when the windshield exploded. *tc.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAREDO, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10103491

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . a consumer safety campaign 04520 was received for the rear glass falling out or cracking. consumer took vehicle for an oil change and the dealer did not have the part for the vehicle. consumer was concerned that someone will be injured, and he will be liable for the injuries. manufacturer stated no parts have arrived yet. *ak .Mileage was 16100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JOHNSTOWN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SUPPES FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 814-535-5531 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Windshield Wiper/washer Review #10103646

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 09, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER . during cold / snow weather windshield wipers would not wipe the front windshield properly. this caused the windshield wipers to freeze against the front windshield, resulting in poor visibility. the dealer was notified.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 27, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal Review #10103814

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL . consumer has been waiting for recall 04v442000 concerning rear liftgate glass repair since october. consumer contacted ford several times, and was told the parts have not come in. also, while driving and upon depressing the accelerator pedal and releasing foot off it vehicle surged forward. *ak recall campaign *tc.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT CHARLES, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10103814

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer has been waiting for recall 04v442000 concerning rear liftgate glass repair since october. consumer contacted ford several times, and was told the parts have not come in. also, while driving and upon depressing the accelerator pedal and releasing foot off it vehicle surged forward. *ak recall campaign *tc.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT CHARLES, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10103848

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . rcall 04v442000 concerning rear liftgate glass: consumer was unable to get this recall honored by the dealer because no parts were available.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LIVONIA, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10104052

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . i've had two separate incidents where my 2003 ford explorer stalled in the middle of heavy traffic. i'm taking it in for service on monday the 20th. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAKE WORTH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 17, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BEV SMITH FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Door Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Door Hinge And Attachments Review #10104152

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 11, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . on december, 11, 2004, my 10 year old son went to open the back hatch of our 2003 ford explorer. on trying to close the hatch, the left hinge holding the glass part broke, dropping the glass but held onto by my son. on trying to place the glass in a secure position to drive the vehicle back home, the glass exploded and lacerated my older son's eye who was helping to try and correct the issue. the tear to his upper eyelid was extensive enough to require a hospital visit and 7 stitches. ford is now giving me the run around that i would not expect especially since my complaint is based on a faulty hinge (recalled but in supply limbo), broken glass and an injury to a minor. all i wanted was the car to be fixed and secure a loner car. unbelieveable that they will not take responsibility.*ak.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PHOENIXVILLE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JOHN KENNEDY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: PHOENIXVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 19460 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Review #10065309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 31, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS . numerous problem: brakes, rear window opening, seat belt retraction, heater, rear defrost, body work, etc.. *ph while braking the brake pedal went to the floor and caused extended stopping distance. the rear window hinge failed which caused the window to open while the consumer went through a car wash. the seat belt retracted slowly which caused the belt to become hooked onto the door lock system. as a result the passenger could not get out of the vehicle. the left wiper was not clearing the windshield. the left rear door would not close all the way unless it was slammed hard. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNTAIN HOME, ID. Vehicle was purchased on July 27, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Door

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Door Review #10065309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 31, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR . numerous problem: brakes, rear window opening, seat belt retraction, heater, rear defrost, body work, etc.. *ph while braking the brake pedal went to the floor and caused extended stopping distance. the rear window hinge failed which caused the window to open while the consumer went through a car wash. the seat belt retracted slowly which caused the belt to become hooked onto the door lock system. as a result the passenger could not get out of the vehicle. the left wiper was not clearing the windshield. the left rear door would not close all the way unless it was slammed hard. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNTAIN HOME, ID. Vehicle was purchased on July 27, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Review #10065309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 31, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY . numerous problem: brakes, rear window opening, seat belt retraction, heater, rear defrost, body work, etc.. *ph while braking the brake pedal went to the floor and caused extended stopping distance. the rear window hinge failed which caused the window to open while the consumer went through a car wash. the seat belt retracted slowly which caused the belt to become hooked onto the door lock system. as a result the passenger could not get out of the vehicle. the left wiper was not clearing the windshield. the left rear door would not close all the way unless it was slammed hard. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNTAIN HOME, ID. Vehicle was purchased on July 27, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10065309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 31, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . numerous problem: brakes, rear window opening, seat belt retraction, heater, rear defrost, body work, etc.. *ph while braking the brake pedal went to the floor and caused extended stopping distance. the rear window hinge failed which caused the window to open while the consumer went through a car wash. the seat belt retracted slowly which caused the belt to become hooked onto the door lock system. as a result the passenger could not get out of the vehicle. the left wiper was not clearing the windshield. the left rear door would not close all the way unless it was slammed hard. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNTAIN HOME, ID. Vehicle was purchased on July 27, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10105193

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 22, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the consumer heard a wind noise coming from the rear of the vehicle when being driven, then suddenly the liftgate opened by itself. *jb *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ORMOND BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10104450

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 23, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . wheels studs (lug nuts) keep breaking. i have replace 4 different wheels studs within the last year and a half. they either break when taking a tire off or while traveling. i replaced those wheel studs that i noticed missing or when having a tire repaired.*ak .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHARLESTON, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10104624

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 23, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . received recall notice for hinges on rear window of hatch and was advised not to open until hinges were replaced, which we did not. noticed the fiber glass under the window cracked from the window to bottom of where window lifts. took to ford dealer and service writer said the fiber glass was not covered under recall but he felt the crack was a result of hinge failure. he opened the rear window on the hatch and was unable to close it. the dealer had to replace the hinges before we could drive the vehicle. the service writer has sent a request for ford to repair the fiber glass under the glass but don't know if they will. i am convinced this damage is a direct result of the defective hinge and feel that ford should repair my vehicle. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BELMONT, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 29, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor Review #10106745

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 09, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR . the front driver's seat belt will not retract back, and the seat belt would be to loose for the consumer to wear. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU77E03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EAST EARL, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Retractor Review #10105800

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 30, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR . ref: odi id number : 10016221. i have the same problem with my 2003 explorer as the referenced problem. when i get out of the driver's seat, the seat belt does not fully retract. unless i physically "throw" the excess back into the vehicle, the door gets shut on the belt. i had to have the plastic button on the belt replaced because the door broke the original one.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DUMFRIES, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 15, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10106952

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the right hinges attached to the vehicle body and the liftgate broke. dealer was notified. consumer was waiting for the part since september, and no part was available. consumer was concerned that the liftgate may fall unexpectedly and cause severe injuries to someone when opened.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTA ANA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 20, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10107131

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer was unable to have the liftgate bracket repaired since no parts were delivered to the dealer since receipt of nhtsa recall 04v442000. *ak....consumer was advised not to use tailgate window. however the remote operated window was one of the reasons for purchasing the ford explorer. consumer complained that to wait four months for repairs was radiculous. *ak.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROCKLEDGE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Tread/belt

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Tread/belt Review #10107407

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with TIRES:TREAD/BELT . the vehicle started vibrating without warning the driver was able to pull over. the driver noticed the right side tire tread separated from the wheel. the driver was able to change the tire. the tire was a goodyear . please provide additional information on the serial and dot number. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MELBOURNE BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Manual Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Manual Transmission Review #10106421

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 09, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION . i bought a 2003 explorer new from the dealer and ever since i had this vehicle it has clunked into gear from park to drive, from reverse to drive, and sometimes when i am parked and put it in reverse to pull out of the spot it lunges back for no reason. i am afraid to even parallel park not knowing if it will go and lunge back and hit the car behind me. i have had it to the dealer approx. 9 times for the trans and they cant seem to fix it. they keep pulling at strings and changing parts and trying to fix the problem but it has not been fixed yet. this was 1 year ago and i am still having the same problem, the vehicle has been having more problems as the year went on and i continue to take it back to the dealer but they still cant seem to fix it. it started 10/2003 and this is 1/2005 and still not fixed... *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in N CAPE MAY, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 21, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KINDLE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 609 4625000 . DEALER'S CITY: CAPE AMY COURT HOUSE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 08204 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10106449

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 20, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . abs light has been activated twice. i have taken my vehicle to the dealership. the dealership has replaced both rear abs sensors on the vehicle. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 260000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 28, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BRIGHTON FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BRIGHTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10107486

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . when the consumer hit a deer at 35 mph the air bags did not deploy. the consumer continued to drive. . please provide more information. *jb after hitting the deer the air bag gases deployed and spread throughout the cabin of the vehicle. however, the air bags did not deploy. after impact, the air bag indicator light on the dashboard remained illuminated. *tt.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BEAUFORT, SC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SANDERS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-455-1911 . DEALER'S CITY: JACKSONVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10107490

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 12, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . vehicle loses power while driving. the check engine light comes on. owner has taken the vehicle to the dealer and was told that they could not duplicate the problem. owner has also contacted the manufacturer who has been of no help either. provide further details. *jb.Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):%UNAVAILABL. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT CLAIR, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10108597

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 11, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . complaint received via e-mail."i have a 2003 ford explorer and the rear glass hatch has a recall. recall # 04s20 we first brought the problem to hawkinson ford's attention sept 2004. in oct 2004 we received a notice and were told the hinge had to be redesigned and would take several months. jan 11, 2005 we had the repairs done to the hinges. the next day the very first time the hatch was opened both hinges moved i drove right back to the dealership. i spoke to paul's the assistant manager and showed him this problem, he was amazed. we set up another appointment to have it checked and repaired. my concern if this is their new design, wow it lasted 1 opening and now i have moisture in my explorer because the window doesn't close properly. i can only used the lift gate and have to worry if i drive could bumps cause the window to fall out. i would like to talk to someone on the subject in regards to my options." *nm .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAK LAWN, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: HAWKINSON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 708-599-6000 . DEALER'S CITY: OAK LAWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 60453 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10108738

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the consumer received a recall letter for the liftgate, and no parts were available to make the repair. nhtsa liftgate recall 04v442000 *jb *sc .Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RIDGEFIELD, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ALL AMERICAN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 201 486 6700 . DEALER'S CITY: HACKENSACK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 07601 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10108754

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the consumer was experiencing problems with the liftgate latch. she then took vehicle to get serviced. recently while she was driving, the back window literally came off. she was aware of a recall for this vehicle. nhtsa's recall #04v442000. when the consumer contacted the manufacturer, they denied that there was such a recall. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU70E43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAK PARK, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10108853

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 19, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . the consumer hit a telephone pole at 30 mph when he/she tried to avoid hitting another motorist. the air bags did not deploy upon impact. the manufacturer was contacted by owner. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SIDNEY, ME. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10109225

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 10, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . consumer received recall campaign 04v442000 concerning rear liftgate glass. however, consumer was waiting since october 2004 for repairs. ford continuously told her that the parts were not in. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WALDORF, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Support Device

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Support Device Review #10109259

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 08, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE . nhtsa recall campaign 04v442000 concerning rear liftgate glass. owner received notification from the manufacturer in october 2004. owner has been in touch with the dealership, but is constantly being told that parts needed to repair the recall are unavailable. *ak.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PHENIX CITY, AL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10109934

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 23, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . received recall notice for hinges on rear window of hatch and was advised not to open until hinges were replaced, which i did not. noticed the fiberglass under the window cracked approximately 4 inches to the left of the latch. took the vehicle to ford dealer and the warranty administrator said the fiberglass was not covered under recall. the warranty administrator said he would send a request for ford to repair the fiberglass under the glass but doesn't know if they will since they have denied paying for a few of these that he has already submitted. i am convinced this damage is a direct result of the defective hinge and feel that ford should repair my vehicle. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TIFTON, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 26, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUNBELT FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 229-776-7691 . DEALER'S CITY: SYLVESTER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 31791 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Windshield

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Windshield Review #10111180

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 06, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD . no parts were available for recall 04s20 concerning rear windshield. sterling ford 703-430-7700. *ak *tc.Mileage was 40000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GREAT FALLS, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: STERLING FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-430-7700 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10111329

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 07, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . nhtsa recall campaign 04v442000, consumer received a recall for the hinges on the liftgate. consumer has been unable to have the vehicle repaired since the dealer has made not contact with her for the service date. *ak *tc.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOKENA, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CURRIE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 708-479-1100 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10110553

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 14, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . i purchased a 2003 ford explorer 2wd , i recently found out that both front wheel bearing need to be replaced on this vehicle. there is possibly a defect with these parts.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROME, GA. Vehicle was purchased on May 27, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: COURTSEY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7709222700 . DEALER'S CITY: CONYERS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 30013 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10111733

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . after receiving a recall letter for the liftgate, the consumer is unable to obtain repair, since the part is not available. liftgate recall nhtsa 04v442000.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DIXFIELD, ME. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Support Device

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Support Device Review #10110784

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 18, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE . when cold, below 35 degrees f, the rear hatch will not fully open. the hatch stops at head height. i've hit my head twice. ford has said because the hatch opens when it's warm, there is nothing they can do. it's a minor head bump, but has potential to damage an eye because of the way the hatch sheet metal protrudes. the suv is a 2003 ford explorer.*ak.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LAFAYETTE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: FAYETTEVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10112812

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 22, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the plastic molding around the rear glass on the liftgate cracked. consumer was concerned that the glass may fall out while opening the liftgate or while driving. the dealer was notified.*ak.....the consumer was advised by dealership that this happened to a lot of people. if not under warranty the consumer must pay. the consumer's gas gauge failed with only 2500 milles over warranty. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10112945

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 08, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . when the consumer applied the brake to slow down, the vehicle cut off. the vehicle has been taken to the dealer and they were unable to duplicate the problem. *jb.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GADSDEN, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Air Conditioner

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Air Conditioner Review #10109566

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER . the consumer complained of noise coming from the air conditioner. *nm *tc *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SOUTHAMPTON, PA. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FAULKNER FORD . DEALER'S CITY: SOUDERTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10113096

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 24, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . owner was driving on a residential street at approximately 25 mph when without warning the rear glass shattered. owner contacted the manufacturer and was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall due to vin. *nm manufacture stated recall only applied to 4 door model, not 2 door model which the consumer owns. *bf *nm.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU70E63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: ALL AMERICAN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 201-487-6700 . DEALER'S CITY: HACKENSACK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10112318

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 06, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . bought vehicle nov 2002. no problems till jan 2005 at approx 35000 mi. whining noise coming from rear end at 45 - 65 mph. hoped problem would go away but has not. vehicle past warranty in feb 2005 when brought in for tailgate recall at 37,000. dealer would not look at problem. currently driving vehicle with whining noise..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLARK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 04, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LICCARDI . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (908) 561-7500 . DEALER'S CITY: WATCHUNG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 07060 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10113409

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 26, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . while driving 35 mph rear window shattered. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak.Mileage was 30000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LORAIN, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10115287

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . there's a loud roaring noise in the rear end when the gas pedal is depressed. dealership indicated that this is due to a glitch in the redesigned rear end, but there is no solution at this time for it. *ak.Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLAYTON, NC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Wheel And Handle Bar

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Wheel And Handle Bar Review #10115464

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 13, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR . when adjusting steering wheel for different levels it won't lock in position. with the slightest pressure on the steering wheel it will fall into driver's hands. has not taken vehicle to a dealer.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FLUSHING, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10117633

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 04, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . vehicle was parked for approximately 2 hours and the owner drove across the street to the shell gas station, owner parked the vehicle on the side of the gas station, and got some cash from the atm machine. owner walked back to the vehicle and it ignited. fire department was notified and extinguished the fire. the entire truck was burned. the fire marshall said that they thought it was an electrical fire. *ak.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PENSACOLA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10117544

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . complaint regarding recall 04s20 relating to the rear lift gate.*** no answer required***. *mr the consumer still had not received a call or letter as to when to take the vehicle in to have the recall work performed. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GAINESVILLE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10116619

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 26, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . while driving at interstate speed, the vehicle began to vibrate. when i pulled off the interstate, i noticed that 3 of the 5 threaded lugs were broken on the right rear wheel. i had to be towed on a flatbed towing vehicle to a ford dealership for repairs. the dealership replaced the wheel assembly, hub assembly brake shield and lug nuts. it should be noted that the wheels were rotated on march 11, 2005 by a local ford dealer prior to the incident.*ak .Mileage was 31084 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FRANKLIN, IN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 73 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Cap/cover/hub

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Cap/cover/hub Review #10116619

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 26, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB . while driving at interstate speed, the vehicle began to vibrate. when i pulled off the interstate, i noticed that 3 of the 5 threaded lugs were broken on the right rear wheel. i had to be towed on a flatbed towing vehicle to a ford dealership for repairs. the dealership replaced the wheel assembly, hub assembly brake shield and lug nuts. it should be noted that the wheels were rotated on march 11, 2005 by a local ford dealer prior to the incident.*ak .Mileage was 31084 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FRANKLIN, IN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 73 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10116673

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . driving on semi-clear road about 40 mph, air temperature was -7 degrees. hit black ice and went off the road and into a ditch. the explorer hit a tree stump on the front left corner of bumper and wheel. the truck did not roll over during the accident. both the driver and passenger were wearing the seat belt/shoulder belt. both frontal air bags failed to deploy. the driver sustained a fracture/compression of the l1 vertbrae (spine) due to the seat belt (seat-belt syndrome). the truck sustained heavy damage to the front, front wheel and engine area. the repair mechanic did perform a check of the air bag system during the repair of the vehicle and the system checked out as normal. no air bag system part had been replaced during the repair. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75W43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MEXICO, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 11, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control Review #10116688

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 07, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL . the cruise control on my vehicle is defective. i can turn it on by hitting the off button and vise versa. the car will speed up when i touch the coast button and slow down when i hit the set button. i have notified the dealer and they said there is not a recall for this problem on the explorers, but that there is a recall on the ford f150 for a similar problem.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 46231 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DENVER, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GARNSEY & WHEELER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 970.506.3600 . DEALER'S CITY: GREELEY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 80634 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10116690

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 19, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . clutch in transfer case defective. causes vehicle to shift into 4 wheel drive unexpectedly.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38914 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DENVER, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GARNSEY & WHEELER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 970.506.3600 . DEALER'S CITY: GREELEY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 80634 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10118356

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 10, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . 1 loud noise coming from rear-end(whining)2.fluid forced from front of differential.3. rear-end replaced 4 times to no avail.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAKLAND, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10119688

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 28, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . transmission clunking from reverse to forward or from forward to reverse. whirling sound, 55-65 mph, rear differential..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SOUTHWAY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 210-922-2222 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 78224 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10119688

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 28, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . transmission clunking from reverse to forward or from forward to reverse. whirling sound, 55-65 mph, rear differential..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SOUTHWAY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 210-922-2222 . DEALER'S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 78224 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10120879

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 09, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . consumer stated the vehicle was struck on the passenger side and rolled over. there were two passengers inside of the vehicle one was seriously injured and the second had less serious injuries due to the air bags not deploying on either side. the air bag switch was on. *jb *sb *nm.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: EARNHARDT . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 480-838-6000 . DEALER'S CITY: TEMPE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AZ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10121164

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 06, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . at times, with the cruise control off, if any button is pressed, the vehicle rapidly accelerates..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18031 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KYLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DON DAVIS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 817 588-5474 . DEALER'S CITY: ARLINGTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 76011 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Abs Warning Light

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Abs Warning Light Review #10122432

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT . i was driving at freeway speeds when a collision occured in the lanes next to me and the vehicles swerved into my lane. i slamed on the brakes and the abs system started working, then failed. the back wheels locked up and i fish-tailed, ending up in the dirt center median. when i looked at the dash, the abs warning light was on. the dealership checked and found that the rear abs sensor failed (open circut). .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 31900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 17, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LAKE ELSINORE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 951-471-4100 . DEALER'S CITY: LAKE ELSINORE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92530 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Control Unit/module Review #10122432

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE . i was driving at freeway speeds when a collision occured in the lanes next to me and the vehicles swerved into my lane. i slamed on the brakes and the abs system started working, then failed. the back wheels locked up and i fish-tailed, ending up in the dirt center median. when i looked at the dash, the abs warning light was on. the dealership checked and found that the rear abs sensor failed (open circut). .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 31900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 17, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LAKE ELSINORE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 951-471-4100 . DEALER'S CITY: LAKE ELSINORE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92530 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10122432

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . i was driving at freeway speeds when a collision occured in the lanes next to me and the vehicles swerved into my lane. i slamed on the brakes and the abs system started working, then failed. the back wheels locked up and i fish-tailed, ending up in the dirt center median. when i looked at the dash, the abs warning light was on. the dealership checked and found that the rear abs sensor failed (open circut). .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 31900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 17, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LAKE ELSINORE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 951-471-4100 . DEALER'S CITY: LAKE ELSINORE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92530 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10122667

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 02, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . 2003 ford explorer rear hatch glass shattered while parked.*mr *jb.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ALVIN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: RON CARTER AUTO LAND . DEALER'S CITY: ALVIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77511 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Sidewall

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Sidewall Review #10125140

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 12, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with TIRES:SIDEWALL . dt: contact states while driving the right driver's side tire blew out. the entire side of the tire came apart where it was glued. *ak .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PORTLAND, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LOMBARD FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10125424

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 05, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . dear nhtsa: in october 2003 i purchased the nbx - v8 version of the ford explorer with an upgraded tow package for my wife. she never uses the tow package and i, very occasionally pull a 300lb utility trailer. i get the oil changed religiously and recently had the 30,000 mile 4wd lubrication package from goodyear for approx. $500. at 34,000mi my wife began to notice a non-descript noise in the rear end, a rumble at slow speeds while turning. she carries things in the back and thought they were rolling around. i drove the car at 36,600 mi and also noticed the noise but we had a low rear tire and i thought it was the tire pressure. the tire actually picked up a nail and went flat and i brought the tire to goodyear for repair. after the repair the rear end noise persisted only at low speeds and we finally got the car in to goodyear for evaluation at 38,000 miles. they replaced the rear differential fluid again and the noise persisted. they then went on line and pulled a technical service bulletin tsb 04-17-5 which was for limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers in 2002-2004 ford explorers, 2003-2004 expeditions and 2004 f-150s. this was exactly what i was experiencing. since this vehicle is not used off road, is not used to tow anything heavy, is pampered but does get a fair amount of highway miles 38,000mi in 19 months, i felt that having a transmission problem at this stage was unusual. well, after talking to my manager at work, half the ford explorer fleet in boston was having this problem, with one vehicle in the shop 3 months and one never seeing the light of day yet. the tsb noted problems with the entire transmission. what about next time?? my vehicle. vehicle # [xxx] ford explorer silver v8 nbx version? they also know they have a real problem with their transmissions and the consumer will end up eating it. is ford quality job 1?? *js information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) .Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, MA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FRAMINGHAM FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 508-879-1320 . DEALER'S CITY: FRAMINGHAM . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01701-1130.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10125424

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 05, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . dear nhtsa: in october 2003 i purchased the nbx - v8 version of the ford explorer with an upgraded tow package for my wife. she never uses the tow package and i, very occasionally pull a 300lb utility trailer. i get the oil changed religiously and recently had the 30,000 mile 4wd lubrication package from goodyear for approx. $500. at 34,000mi my wife began to notice a non-descript noise in the rear end, a rumble at slow speeds while turning. she carries things in the back and thought they were rolling around. i drove the car at 36,600 mi and also noticed the noise but we had a low rear tire and i thought it was the tire pressure. the tire actually picked up a nail and went flat and i brought the tire to goodyear for repair. after the repair the rear end noise persisted only at low speeds and we finally got the car in to goodyear for evaluation at 38,000 miles. they replaced the rear differential fluid again and the noise persisted. they then went on line and pulled a technical service bulletin tsb 04-17-5 which was for limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers in 2002-2004 ford explorers, 2003-2004 expeditions and 2004 f-150s. this was exactly what i was experiencing. since this vehicle is not used off road, is not used to tow anything heavy, is pampered but does get a fair amount of highway miles 38,000mi in 19 months, i felt that having a transmission problem at this stage was unusual. well, after talking to my manager at work, half the ford explorer fleet in boston was having this problem, with one vehicle in the shop 3 months and one never seeing the light of day yet. the tsb noted problems with the entire transmission. what about next time?? my vehicle. vehicle # [xxx] ford explorer silver v8 nbx version? they also know they have a real problem with their transmissions and the consumer will end up eating it. is ford quality job 1?? *js information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) .Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, MA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FRAMINGHAM FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 508-879-1320 . DEALER'S CITY: FRAMINGHAM . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01701-1130.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly Review #10125424

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 05, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY . dear nhtsa: in october 2003 i purchased the nbx - v8 version of the ford explorer with an upgraded tow package for my wife. she never uses the tow package and i, very occasionally pull a 300lb utility trailer. i get the oil changed religiously and recently had the 30,000 mile 4wd lubrication package from goodyear for approx. $500. at 34,000mi my wife began to notice a non-descript noise in the rear end, a rumble at slow speeds while turning. she carries things in the back and thought they were rolling around. i drove the car at 36,600 mi and also noticed the noise but we had a low rear tire and i thought it was the tire pressure. the tire actually picked up a nail and went flat and i brought the tire to goodyear for repair. after the repair the rear end noise persisted only at low speeds and we finally got the car in to goodyear for evaluation at 38,000 miles. they replaced the rear differential fluid again and the noise persisted. they then went on line and pulled a technical service bulletin tsb 04-17-5 which was for limited slip axle chatter, shudder, binding sensation or vibration during low speed turning maneuvers in 2002-2004 ford explorers, 2003-2004 expeditions and 2004 f-150s. this was exactly what i was experiencing. since this vehicle is not used off road, is not used to tow anything heavy, is pampered but does get a fair amount of highway miles 38,000mi in 19 months, i felt that having a transmission problem at this stage was unusual. well, after talking to my manager at work, half the ford explorer fleet in boston was having this problem, with one vehicle in the shop 3 months and one never seeing the light of day yet. the tsb noted problems with the entire transmission. what about next time?? my vehicle. vehicle # [xxx] ford explorer silver v8 nbx version? they also know they have a real problem with their transmissions and the consumer will end up eating it. is ford quality job 1?? *js information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) .Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, MA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FRAMINGHAM FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 508-879-1320 . DEALER'S CITY: FRAMINGHAM . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01701-1130.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Review #10126392

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 23, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT . my 2003 ford explorer has had an ongoing problem with seatbelts and the remote entry. this has been going on since we bought the vehicle. ford refuses to address the problems.the seatbelts do not retract properly and they cut into the plastic. i am afraid that these seatbelts are defective and i worry that they will not work in a crash. the dealership has replaced these seatbelts but the problem is still there. the remote entry does not work all of the time. it does not allow you to lock and unlock the doors. the dealership told us to replace the batteries which we did but that was not the problem. they refuse to replace the remotes..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROCKTON, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GOOD BROTHERS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 781-963-5000 . DEALER'S CITY: RANDOLPH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 02368 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10127564

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 17, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . after a shudder was felt in the steering at 14,580 mi., it was discovered that the problem was in the rear-end. ford recommended a rear-end additive. (which was performed). at 37,000 mi. the shudder returned and a new clutch pack was installed in the rear-end. after receiving car from dealer, a whine started to occur between 50 to 70 mph. took back to dealer and was told this was normal. i called ford motor and they recommend that a "ring and pinion repair kit" be installed to prevent failure. dealer does not think this should be installed and that vehicle is o.k. to drive even though the tech can hear the noise. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 37100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ANDERSON, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: RED BLUFF FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 530-527-2816 . DEALER'S CITY: RED BLUFF . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 96080 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Review #10128585

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 12, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT . dt: consumer states he took his car to candy ford because he heard a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. another dealer had mentioned to him that it might be a wheel bearing. he asked candy ford to check out the car before putting a wheel bearing on the car. the dealer replaced the right front wheel bearing on the car without first checking the car to be sure that was what it needed. a man that works at candy ford told him that on the work order it was listed that they had changed the right front wheel bearing without checking the car out. he was charged $280.00 for something that is not fixed. he is still having the same problem; and it is getting worse. the dealer asked him to leave their premises. the manufacturer said that they would file a complaint against them. *jb .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CANDY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 517-543-8292 . DEALER'S CITY: CHARLOTTE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48813 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch Review #10128665

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 13, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH . structure,body, hatchback/liftgate,hinge and attachments. i was closing my hatch on my 2003 ford explorer vin#[xxx] when the left hinge broke free from the body of the vehicle. *js information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6).0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 11, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PREMIER FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKLYN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10129803

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 19, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . we own a 2003 ford explorer xlt. we were driving on i-79 and all of a sudden the car lost power so that we could not go above 25 mph on a very busy highway. we were towed over 100 miles back home to the dealership and were told that "for some reason the air mass system went bad and caused the catalytic converters to go bad." the mechanic stated that he would try to get the dealership to pay for the catalytic converters since they are so expensive, however, i believe this offer was made in order to cover up an issue with the manufacturing of the vehicle. the car is still in the shop 5 days later and we do not know anything more as to how this could have occured. we have been diligent at keepingup regular maintenance and the car only has 43,000 miles on it, so this is not something that should have occured with no warning whatsoever. we have two small children and are very greatful that no large trucks were right around us as the time of the incident or we could have been seriously hurt as they can not slow down from 75mph to 25mph in a quick manner. .Mileage was 43000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GIBSONIA, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 20, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SHULT'S FORD OF WEXFORD . DEALER'S CITY: WEXFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 15090 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Abs Warning Light

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Air Antilock Abs Warning Light Review #10129816

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 17, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT . because the abs light comes on during long drives and remains on until we stop the vehicle, our explorer has been in the shop on 3 times in 3 states. we⿿ve been told that we shouldn⿿t worry if the light goes off after stopping. a ⿿grinding⿝ noise checked in colorado for 3 days last year wasn⿿t a problem until our rear differential suddenly went "out," in ohio. in illinois, the abs light came on and stayed on for the first time. we went to the closest ford dealership, and since it didn⿿t remain lit, we were told to get it repaired in iowa, since it wasn't "major." the abs rear sensor was replaced. the mechanic said that explorers with differential replacement were having sensor problems. when the differential was replaced in ohio, the service rep mentioned a "kit" to replace the differential. both garages seemed conversant with the abs sensor and differential problems. the suv has been maintained at ford dealerships to ensure systems serviced by mechanics and technicians well versed in ford products. the abs sensor light problem recurred in may after a 200 mile road trip, going off after we stopped. my brakes failed when i tried to stop while traveling between 5-10 mph,about 550+ miles into an extended road trip. no citation was issued as the sheriff's deputy said there were no skid marks on the pavement to indicate that i had "jammed" on the brakes. i had pressed the brake pedal to the floor and had no brakes when i hit the back of a penske moving truck. the abs brakes and "auxiliary" brakes failed on the vehicle, with over $11,000 worth of damage to the front end of the vehicle, even at a low rate of speed, which seems to be a pattern of problems with the abs. the air bag didn⿿t deploy. i reported this to ford's customer care center on 7/18/2005, got a reference number, and was told i would hear from the consumer advisory group within 3 business days, haven⿿t heard from them, yet. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CANTRIL, IA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 25, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BARBEE FREEWAY FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10129816

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 17, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . because the abs light comes on during long drives and remains on until we stop the vehicle, our explorer has been in the shop on 3 times in 3 states. we⿿ve been told that we shouldn⿿t worry if the light goes off after stopping. a ⿿grinding⿝ noise checked in colorado for 3 days last year wasn⿿t a problem until our rear differential suddenly went "out," in ohio. in illinois, the abs light came on and stayed on for the first time. we went to the closest ford dealership, and since it didn⿿t remain lit, we were told to get it repaired in iowa, since it wasn't "major." the abs rear sensor was replaced. the mechanic said that explorers with differential replacement were having sensor problems. when the differential was replaced in ohio, the service rep mentioned a "kit" to replace the differential. both garages seemed conversant with the abs sensor and differential problems. the suv has been maintained at ford dealerships to ensure systems serviced by mechanics and technicians well versed in ford products. the abs sensor light problem recurred in may after a 200 mile road trip, going off after we stopped. my brakes failed when i tried to stop while traveling between 5-10 mph,about 550+ miles into an extended road trip. no citation was issued as the sheriff's deputy said there were no skid marks on the pavement to indicate that i had "jammed" on the brakes. i had pressed the brake pedal to the floor and had no brakes when i hit the back of a penske moving truck. the abs brakes and "auxiliary" brakes failed on the vehicle, with over $11,000 worth of damage to the front end of the vehicle, even at a low rate of speed, which seems to be a pattern of problems with the abs. the air bag didn⿿t deploy. i reported this to ford's customer care center on 7/18/2005, got a reference number, and was told i would hear from the consumer advisory group within 3 business days, haven⿿t heard from them, yet. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CANTRIL, IA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 25, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BARBEE FREEWAY FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10129923

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 15, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . i have had numerous mechanical failures with my 2003 ford explorere. the front wheel brearings and front axle bearing have failed. the rear axle has been rebuild twice and replaced once. another rebuild is needed. total mileage is 49,000 miles..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROYAL OAK, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 17, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JEROME-DUNCAN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Parking Brake

Ford Explorer 2003 Parking Brake Review #10130460

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 27, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with PARKING BRAKE . emergency brake would not engage in november, 2003. dealer "oiled" the pedal. on july 28, 2005, loud squealing sound coming from rear, and emergency brake would not engage at all. dealer had to replace rear drums, rear shoes, and pads at a cost of $390. emergency brake is considered a "maintenance item" and was not covered under warranty. if brakes were to fail, emergency brake would not have worked either. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 18, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SHULTS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10132460

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 06, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . dt: the contact states the driver's side and the passenger's side air bags did not deploy during an accident. the contact's daughter was driving at 55-60 mph when a dog jumped in front of the vehicle, causing it to hit the dog. the vehicle is in the body shop to be repaired. consumer has contacted the manufacturer. they told him to take the vehicle to the local dealership to be tested to determine the cause for the airbags not deploying. there was no indication that there was a malfunction with the air bags in the vehicle. the vehicle belonged to the contact's daughter. *ak .Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 41668 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MIDDLESEX, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WAKE FIELD FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 919-556-3191 . DEALER'S CITY: WAKE FOREST . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 27587 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10132619

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 05, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . 2nd rear differential needing replacement (replaced rear end and both axle bearings). this replacement at 73,971 miles. previous rear differential replacement about 12k miles earlier. neither replacement covered under warranty, however 2 failures and the second at only 12,000 miles. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 73971 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DECATUR, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HASTINGS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (800) 654-3429 . DEALER'S CITY: GREENVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 27834 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10133202

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 06, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . about 3 months ago, my explorer began occasionally experienced dramatic, random engine acceleration. while driving, the rpms would shoot up for no apparent reason. 2 months ago, it was taken to the ford dealership in millington, tn. they found no problems and hinted it was "driver error". a week later, i made an 800 mile drive to visit my newly hospitilized father. the sudden, drastic increase in rpm' started out happening 1 - 2 times in the first 30 minutes. the frequency rapidly increased, and 4 hours into the trip, the sudden acceleration was occurring at least 1 time every 5 minutes or so. after arriving in pittsburgh, the explorer was again taken to a ford dealership. they informed me that the co2 detector had gone bad. this was covered under warranty, but since i was driving with a bad detector, the egr sensor was caused to malfunction. i was informed that this was not covered under the warranty since it was a result of my continuing to drive it with a bad co2 detector. the egr sensor cost me $300 to get replaced. a week after this "repair" was made, i began the trip back to tn. 2 hours into the trip, the sudden, drastic accleration started again, and soon was occuring several times every 30 minutes. on reaching tn., i once again took the explorer to the ford dealership in millington. they were unable to find any problem. so, not only did i pay for a repair that 1) was caused by the dealership's inability to find a problem, it 2) should have been covered under the warranty. then it became apparent that the "repair" did not even fix the problem. to this day, the random acceleration is a problem.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ATOKA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10133283

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 17, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2003 ford explorer boyfriend's description of event: 1)i can consistently get the vehicle to stall out when coasting down to a stop. it is all in the way of the coast down. it is more repeatable if you start braking way before a stop event (slowly coasting in). the bad thing is the event is so quiet that half the time you did not know it stalled (unless you were looking at the ipc). you have to put the car in park or neutral to restart engine each time event occurs. i would say it has happened 30+ times. 2) the failure is a stalled engine. the consequence could be rolling out to incoming traffic, thinking the vehicle is running, yet the engine is stalled. ) nothing has been done yet. took it into shop and it was said that nothing was seen (not a ford dealership).*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TROY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: NONE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Turn Signal

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Turn Signal Review #10133851

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 22, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL . why have some car manufacturers replaced yellow rear turn signals with red ones. these lights are very hard to discern directly above brake lights. this even occurs between models of the same make. i have spoke with many people about this and they have noticed the same thing. we cannot figure out how this was allowed to happen. all vehicles should have to have the same lighting, period. thank you..Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW BEDFORD, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Control Arm Upper Ball Joint Review #10134193

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 24, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:UPPER BALL JOINT . dt: while driving on 8-24-05 the ball joint on the driver's side broke. the vehicle just pulled to the right. the consumer was able to pull to the side of the road without any accident. the vehicle is currently being repaired at a dealership. the vehicle is company owned. the company is aware that the consumer has filed this complaint.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ATLANIC HIGHLANDS, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: OASIS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 732-591-1111 . DEALER'S CITY: OLD BRIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 08857 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10136308

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . 2003 ford explorer rear end noise started at about 30000 miles. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: THOROUGHBRED FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10138247

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 29, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . engine cut off while running, when i turned on high beams. engine rpms and engine accelerated, when i turned on high beams loss control of acceleration, when fog lights were turned on. message center flashed "check transmission", o/d off (overdrive off) flashed, when fog light were turned on. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41550 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PURCELLVILLE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KOONS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-430-7700 . DEALER'S CITY: STERLING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20164 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10138247

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 29, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . engine cut off while running, when i turned on high beams. engine rpms and engine accelerated, when i turned on high beams loss control of acceleration, when fog lights were turned on. message center flashed "check transmission", o/d off (overdrive off) flashed, when fog light were turned on. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41550 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PURCELLVILLE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KOONS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-430-7700 . DEALER'S CITY: STERLING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20164 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10138247

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 29, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . engine cut off while running, when i turned on high beams. engine rpms and engine accelerated, when i turned on high beams loss control of acceleration, when fog lights were turned on. message center flashed "check transmission", o/d off (overdrive off) flashed, when fog light were turned on. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41550 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PURCELLVILLE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KOONS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-430-7700 . DEALER'S CITY: STERLING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20164 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10138262

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 03, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . engine cut off, when high beams were switched on. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35112 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PURCELLVILLE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KOONS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703-430-7700 . DEALER'S CITY: STERLING . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20164 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10138598

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN . i own a ford explorer 2003 v6 truck i have had ford vehicles for the last 15 years. my issue is with ford service and the trucks transmission. i was in the service bay on august 17 for routine recall stuff and added some basic services to my visit. oil change, flush and transmission fluid change/check was in order. $500 later i am out the door. 25 days after the initial visit i am back at ford with concerns about my transmission. it seems to be whining and revving high while changing into 2nd and or 5th gear. the fluid all over my driveway certainly didn't give me a comfortable feeling. ford service confirmed a problem but could not diagnose it unless they tore it apart. i was instructed to make an appointment at the end of the month because the trans mechanic would be on vacation through end of month. i made an appointment for my truck to "once again" visit the ford service for an overnight visit. on september 29th. dropped it off and never got a call for three days. on october 3 end of business day, i called. they seemed to have forgotten my vehicle and would work on it the next day. tuesday i get a call in the mid morning stating that i need a new transmission or a rebuilt one . pricing ranges from $2600 to $3400. they couldn't tell my why or any more specifics on how an engine with 47k needs a new transmission. especially since it was recently in the shop for routine transmission maintenance less than 30 days prior to the incident. to whom it may concern...i have had many fords for the past 20 years and i have never seen a transmission go up under 50k miles. whether the service guys didn't tighten up something right or ford has an inferior product; i feel that i should not be held responsible for this issue. please advise. *nm.Mileage was 47400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TIMONIUM, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER'S NAME: TOWSON FORD . DEALER'S CITY: TOWSON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10140080

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 22, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . dt: the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. noise coming from the front of the car. the dealership could never find the origin of the noise. the fourth time when the contact took the car to the dealership, they found that the origin of the noise was the torque converter. the dealer changed the torque converter on 9-22-05. the contact sold the car a few days after 9-22-05. the contact was disappointed with the service they received from the dealer. when they were trying to make the trade, the dealership offered them $13,000.00, and when they went back the dealership offering them $10,000.00. the contact wanted to file a complaint because she felt there may be a defect in the torque converter, and she wanted to complain about it to the dealership'. *ak.Mileage was 35908 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GLEN GARDNER, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 27, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SMITH MOTOR COMPANY INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 908-689-7300 . DEALER'S CITY: WASHINGTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 07882 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10140383

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 09, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . i purchased a new 2003 ford explorer xlt 2wd in september 1, 2003. with 20,000 miles on the vehicle i noticed a whine from the rear end that was audible from 45 mph to 65 mph. the noise would stop when i let off on the gas and would resume when the gas was reapplied indicating a bearing failure. i took the vehicle to leith ford of wendell, nc, where i purchased the vehicle. they replaced the rear axle assembly under warranty on july 9, 2004 with 21,899 miles on the vehicle. the replacement rear axle made the same whine from 45 mph to 65 mph indicating rear bearing failure. the complete rear axle assembly was replaced by leith ford under warranty. the rear axle assembly was ordered from ford on october 20, 2004 with 32980 miles on the vehicle. the assembly was received and installed with 36,000 miles on the vehicle. with 63,280 miles on the vehicle i returned the vehicle on october 17, 2005 to leith ford to check out the same whine in the rear end from 45 mph to 65 mph. they confirmed that the rear bearings were failing and ordered a rear differential kit to rebuild the rear axle assembly. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RALEIGH, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LEITH FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 919-366-8000 . DEALER'S CITY: WENDELL . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 27591 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10140539

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . loud whine coming from rear differential. *nm.Mileage was 30000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PLEASANT GROVE, AL. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 17, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LONG-LEWIS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: HOOVER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10140779

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 24, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . repeated failure of rear axle, drive train noise from rear of vehicle between45-65mph..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAYVILLE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: RAMP FORD . DEALER'S CITY: PORT JEFFERSON STA. . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 11776 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10142403

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . i have a 2003 ford explorer xlt 4x4, i have had nothing but problems with it, a few months ago i took it to the dealership because the abs light was on and the 4x4 was not working properly, they supposedly fixed it and told us they replaced a speed sensor, they also found 2 rear axle seal leaks and supposedly fixed those, then in october of '05 i took it in to the dealership because it was jerking between 30 and 40 mph and upon acceleration on hills not mention that i could hear something happening underneath my vehicle, they put it up on the rack and came back out and said the clutch in the rear end was scorched and needed to have the whole rear end replace, so i did but when i was driving it back home after the repair it started jerking again, and after several weeks of worry and wonder another dealership tells me that the transfer case is bad, my explorer is trying to engage itself in 4x4, so now i am having the transfer case replaced! my explorer has 41,000 on it right now and ford has not been much of a help, i have to pay $1500 for the transfer case, i will never buy another ford product, i will buy a foreign car. ford really needs to look into all of the complaints and technical service bulletins on these vehicles and i will do anything i can to promote that. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HULL, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10142403

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN . i have a 2003 ford explorer xlt 4x4, i have had nothing but problems with it, a few months ago i took it to the dealership because the abs light was on and the 4x4 was not working properly, they supposedly fixed it and told us they replaced a speed sensor, they also found 2 rear axle seal leaks and supposedly fixed those, then in october of '05 i took it in to the dealership because it was jerking between 30 and 40 mph and upon acceleration on hills not mention that i could hear something happening underneath my vehicle, they put it up on the rack and came back out and said the clutch in the rear end was scorched and needed to have the whole rear end replace, so i did but when i was driving it back home after the repair it started jerking again, and after several weeks of worry and wonder another dealership tells me that the transfer case is bad, my explorer is trying to engage itself in 4x4, so now i am having the transfer case replaced! my explorer has 41,000 on it right now and ford has not been much of a help, i have to pay $1500 for the transfer case, i will never buy another ford product, i will buy a foreign car. ford really needs to look into all of the complaints and technical service bulletins on these vehicles and i will do anything i can to promote that. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HULL, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10143658

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . 2003 ford explorer xlt stalls without warning. dealership repaired/replaced transmission main control valve twice; reprogrammed/recalibrated the pcm twice; repaired/replaced transmission solenoid valve; replaced fuse relays; tested fuel pressure and did numerous other diagnostic test. stalling problem still exists. vehicle has been to dealership 6 plus times since march 05 for the same problem. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WALPOLE, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MADDEN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: NORWWOD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 02062 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10143658

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . 2003 ford explorer xlt stalls without warning. dealership repaired/replaced transmission main control valve twice; reprogrammed/recalibrated the pcm twice; repaired/replaced transmission solenoid valve; replaced fuse relays; tested fuel pressure and did numerous other diagnostic test. stalling problem still exists. vehicle has been to dealership 6 plus times since march 05 for the same problem. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WALPOLE, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MADDEN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: NORWWOD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 02062 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10144122

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 15, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . dt: the contact stated vehicle was making a clanking noise and it jumped out of gear. the dealer had the vehicle several times and upgraded the transmission. they replaced parts in the rear end of the transmission. the replacement of these parts did not solve the problem. *ak.Mileage was 18000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAK HARBOR, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FORD TRI-MOTORS . DEALER'S CITY: OAK HARBOR . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10144416

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 10, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . i was having a roaring noise in the front end of my vehicle. i rotated my tires, purchased a new set of tires and the noise was still there. i took it back to the dealer and they inspected it and said that i needed both , left and right front wheel bearings replaced. i had them repaired and i kept the old parts and they are available. this corrected my problem. it is faulty parts that ford should have recalled. my car was out of warranty, so the expense was all on me. cost me $572. if both had to be replaced, its obvious they were defective. i had 41704 miles at the time i had them replaced. i contacted ford , they took my information, but said they could not help me, there had been no other complaints. *nm.Mileage was 41704 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KAUFMAN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BRINSON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 903-874-8880 . DEALER'S CITY: CORSICANA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75110 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10144825

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 06, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by Ford Motor Company had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . dt: the contact states while the vehicle was parked she heard the liftgate glass explode. nothing hit the glass and the hydraulic shaft released. the vehicle is currently at a local mechanic, but they have not diagnosed what happened. the dealership and manufacturer were not willing to assist with repairs, therefore, the insurance company was repairing the vehicle. *ak.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MAXWELL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10145792

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 21, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i have a 2003 ford explorer xls. the rear lift gate on this vehicle has cracked directly below the rear window. we have spoken to the ford dealership here and they say they are not obligated to fix this piece due the vehicle being out of the initial warranty even though i have the premium esp plan and the fact that temperatures got to below freezing (27 degrees f). this is an engineering defect that should be dealt with since the piece located on the exterior of the vehicle and should be able to withstand freezing temperatures. this is a part i believe should be coverage against defect. cost of $57.00 plus installation and painting. i would like any help in this matter. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CUNNINGHAM, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JENKINS & WYNNE FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10146386

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . the weather was mild for michigan, mid 40s. the vehicle had been parked for 1 hour after having been driven for about 40 highway miles. the vehicle was then started and driven less than one quarter mile to a stop light. while waiting for the light to change, the vehicle surged ahead. i was able to control the vehicle by stomping on the brake pedal and thowing the gear shift into park. *nm .Mileage was 45250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NOVI, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 27, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10147225

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . whining noise coming from rear became louder 41,000 mile on odo dealer advised rear wheel bearings seals and strut inserts, we had the repairs made $1000.00 one year later we noticed more noise and chatter when turning,dealer advised rear differential needs rebuild, and new clutch packs. we are having the repairs made at this time. these are expensive problems ford should be held responsible. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BUFFALO GROVE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ARLINGTON HEIGHT FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 847 870-1300 . DEALER'S CITY: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 60004 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Cap/cover/hub

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Cap/cover/hub Review #10147225

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB . whining noise coming from rear became louder 41,000 mile on odo dealer advised rear wheel bearings seals and strut inserts, we had the repairs made $1000.00 one year later we noticed more noise and chatter when turning,dealer advised rear differential needs rebuild, and new clutch packs. we are having the repairs made at this time. these are expensive problems ford should be held responsible. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BUFFALO GROVE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ARLINGTON HEIGHT FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 847 870-1300 . DEALER'S CITY: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 60004 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Review #10147225

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT . whining noise coming from rear became louder 41,000 mile on odo dealer advised rear wheel bearings seals and strut inserts, we had the repairs made $1000.00 one year later we noticed more noise and chatter when turning,dealer advised rear differential needs rebuild, and new clutch packs. we are having the repairs made at this time. these are expensive problems ford should be held responsible. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BUFFALO GROVE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ARLINGTON HEIGHT FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 847 870-1300 . DEALER'S CITY: ARLINGTON HEIGHTS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 60004 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10148831

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . dt*: the contact stated while driving at 70 mph smoke emitted from the rear of the vehicle. the vehicle was pulled off the road and towed to the dealership. the radiator, fuel filter, air filter, and steering gear assembly was replaced, the front end was aligned as well. two days later while driving at 70 mph smoke was noticed in the rearview mirror. the vehicle was pulled off the road and less than one minute later the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames. the fire department responded and extinguished the fire. the fire marshal determined this fire was caused by a mechanical failure malfunction. there was a police and fire report filed. .Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 38308 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 23, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PLANTATION FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-393-6609 . DEALER'S CITY: PLANTATION . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 33317 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10149302

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 25, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . our ford explorer was parked in our garage like it is every night. in the morning we went out to put something in the back of the explorer when we noticed that the back top hatch was cracked. it cracked right down the middle of the ford sign. when we closed the hatch after noticing it it pinched my fingers. we contacted the dealer where we bought the vehicle and we were told that it was a service bulletin but not a recall and that he understood that it was dangerous and told us to contact ford customer service. my husband contacted them and was told that they could not fix the problem. ford gave us an estimate to fix it and it would be about $400. the problem with the hatch being cracked is that if someone was sitting in the third row seat at any time the glass could pop out and hit them in the head. when you do open the hatch your fingers get pinched if they are in the wrong place. we have not gotten the problem fixed yet. *nm.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45023 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in O'FALLON, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10149426

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . purchased new 2003 ford explorer. at around 9000 miles had rear end replaced due to infamous loud whining noise. problem improved...but was not completely fixed. after complaining that there was still some noise, sale ford in kingston, nc said it was "uneven tire wear." replaced 2 tires. when taken back and told there was still a problem, we were told that they had "done all they could do except offer us a good deal on a trade." (like we will ever buy from them again). at 59,000 miles, we are now having rear end "chatter" when starting or stopping. ford is crap and so is their customer service. *nm.Mileage was 9000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAGRANGE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 05, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SALE CHEVROLET . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 252-522-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: KINSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 28501 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10149455

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . rear axle is leaking and there is a humming noise on my 2003 ford explorer and thew transmission is slipping. i have 75000 mile warranty and vehicle has only 45,500 miles on it. *nm.Mileage was 45760 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 11, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MULINAX FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 386-428-9094 . DEALER'S CITY: NEW SMYRNA BEACH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 32168 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10149523

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 15, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . panel under tailgate window cracked and split while vehicle parked in driveway on cold day. vehicle had previously had tailgate hinges replaced under recall. dealership advises that manufacturer denies any responsibility to repair/replace. dealer estimate of $401 to repair. *jb.Mileage was 49000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.DEALER'S NAME: OASIS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: OLD BRIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Review #10149623

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL . dt*: the contact stated the vehicle experienced a problem with hesitation when the speed was kept constant. the dealership replaced the mass air flow sensor. the hesitation problem continued, the vehicle was returned to the dealership which was unable to duplicate the problem. while backing into the driveway the vehicle suddenly accelerated. although the brakes were applied the vehicle did not stop. the vehicle hit the contact's home resulting in a neck sprain injury. the acceleration continued until the shifter was moved into drive. the dealership was unable to determine the cause of the acceleration. also, contact complained that abs light was on and pedal felt stiff. vehicle ran rough. in addition, removed and installed automatic transmission main control valve body. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWPORT, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HINES PARK LINCOLN MERCURY . DEALER'S CITY: PLYMOUTH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm) Review #10149623

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) . dt*: the contact stated the vehicle experienced a problem with hesitation when the speed was kept constant. the dealership replaced the mass air flow sensor. the hesitation problem continued, the vehicle was returned to the dealership which was unable to duplicate the problem. while backing into the driveway the vehicle suddenly accelerated. although the brakes were applied the vehicle did not stop. the vehicle hit the contact's home resulting in a neck sprain injury. the acceleration continued until the shifter was moved into drive. the dealership was unable to determine the cause of the acceleration. also, contact complained that abs light was on and pedal felt stiff. vehicle ran rough. in addition, removed and installed automatic transmission main control valve body. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWPORT, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HINES PARK LINCOLN MERCURY . DEALER'S CITY: PLYMOUTH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10149623

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . dt*: the contact stated the vehicle experienced a problem with hesitation when the speed was kept constant. the dealership replaced the mass air flow sensor. the hesitation problem continued, the vehicle was returned to the dealership which was unable to duplicate the problem. while backing into the driveway the vehicle suddenly accelerated. although the brakes were applied the vehicle did not stop. the vehicle hit the contact's home resulting in a neck sprain injury. the acceleration continued until the shifter was moved into drive. the dealership was unable to determine the cause of the acceleration. also, contact complained that abs light was on and pedal felt stiff. vehicle ran rough. in addition, removed and installed automatic transmission main control valve body. *ak.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWPORT, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HINES PARK LINCOLN MERCURY . DEALER'S CITY: PLYMOUTH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10150044

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . abs speed sensor failure at 63,000 miles. this also happened on my son's 2003 explorer and 2002 mercury mountaineer. *jb.Mileage was 63000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORTHVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BLACKWELL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: PLYMOUTH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48170 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10150255

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 16, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . roaring sound coming from the back end of the truck. *jb.Mileage was 29000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GLASGOW, KY. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 02, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: GILLIE HYDE . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2706512125 . DEALER'S CITY: GLASGOW . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 42141 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring Review #10150322

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING . i had 2003 ford explorer that caught fire in my driveway, my car was backed in about 10 feet from house with tailgate open. the investigator from my insurance company is telling me it was an electrical fire in back inside drivers side of the vehicle. the fire destroyed the vehicle and i also have damages to my house and property. *jb.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RED BANK, NJ. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 21, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10150465

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 11, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . ford explorer does not shift from 1st into 2nd gear, allowing vehicle to move into intersection then stall until transmission eventually slips into gear. ford tech line wants us to drive until the problem occurs continuously so the problem will be easy to find. dealer has reset cpu, replaced valve body, and now placed an "additive" in transmission. obviously having no idea as to the real problem. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU63W83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SENATOBIA, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 22 mph. DEALER'S NAME: COUNTRY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6623494300 . DEALER'S CITY: SOUTHAVEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 38671 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Review #10150750

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 13, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS . three wheels on my 2003 ford explorer were replaced due to cracking of the "chrome" finish in the hub area, the 4th was not done since there was no cracking at that time; it now requires replacement . i am dealing with that at this point but i am concerned that this cracking may be more than the finish material; it may be the casting itself. if this is the case this could be a serious problem. i am curious if there have been any other reports of this and should this warrant an investigation by your department. the numbers for this wheel, from the dealer work order, are: 3l2z-1007-ka and a801881. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27837 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLLISTON, MA. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: IMPERIAL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 508-473-2800 . DEALER'S CITY: MILFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01757 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10150950

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 22, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . dt*: the contact stated during cornering and emergency maneuvers the rear differential locks up. there is also a shudder in the steering at this time. this has become progressively worse over the last 4,000 miles. the manufacturer stated the rear differential clutch pack required redesign. there is a new clutch pack available at the consumer's cost..Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PLEASANTON, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10151315

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . this morning i noticed a crack in the tailgate of my 2003 explorer xlt. it was not there two days ago. i took the vehicle to my local dealer and he said that the part is not covered under warranty or recall so i will be responsible for the charges. he has personally seen many of these. i have been on several forum sites and know that i am not the only one having this problem. is anything being done from ford's side? *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73W53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILLVILLE, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10151515

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . have had mechanical problems with my 2003 ford explorer which should not have occurred with the least amount of miles on it. have had rear brake sensor replaced 2 times under warranty, front axle seal replaced under warranty and rear axle bearing replaced with 44000 miles and now the rear axle seal is leaking on the right side. the mechanic who does my repairs stated the axle seals are on backorder due to the amount of explorers the seals are defective on. i have not received any recall information on the seals as i believe this is a safety concern. could you please check into this defect. i believe there were several defective parts used on the 2003 ford explorers that have not been recalled or reported. thank you. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in UNION HILL, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10151515

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . have had mechanical problems with my 2003 ford explorer which should not have occurred with the least amount of miles on it. have had rear brake sensor replaced 2 times under warranty, front axle seal replaced under warranty and rear axle bearing replaced with 44000 miles and now the rear axle seal is leaking on the right side. the mechanic who does my repairs stated the axle seals are on backorder due to the amount of explorers the seals are defective on. i have not received any recall information on the seals as i believe this is a safety concern. could you please check into this defect. i believe there were several defective parts used on the 2003 ford explorers that have not been recalled or reported. thank you. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in UNION HILL, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10151829

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . after having about of freezing weather my wife noticed a crack on the plastic panel attached to the bottom of the rear hatch back window. i took it to our local ford dealer upon which i was informed that this is a defect in manufacturing and that they replace quite a few of these every year. but being that my warranty expired in august of 2005 they will not pay for replacement. i feel ford should be held responsible. *jb .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EASTWENATCHEE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 11, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WENATCHEEFORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10152170

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 25, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . plastic under (attached to) rear liftgate window cracked. crack is 10 to 12 inches long. entire liftgate needs replacing. ford says i have to pay for it. i have seen several explorer on the highway with the same defect. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RIVERVIEW, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BRANDON FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BRANDON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10152371

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 05, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 1 history of engine surge, very fast idle upon starting since vehicle acquired.-all reported to dealer.---------------------------------------------------------------- 2.car stopped, motor off. started, placed in reverse-touched accelerator and car jumped back full speed. very narrow parking area (have pictures). had to turn car rapidly to avoid large hill and trees -too short a distance to turn completely and hit front left fender and bumper glancing blow off two trees. was able to shift into neutral and got stopped after going in a semicircular and backing over concrete parking barrier.-motor still racing--unable to turn off with key until fourth or fifth try and than motor bucked several time trying to stop. 3.no corrections to date. reported to ford! !*jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24044 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ST. LOUIS, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DAVE SINCLAIR FORD INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 314 892 2600 . DEALER'S CITY: ST. LOUIS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 63125 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal Review #10153253

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL . aroiund 37,000 miles i started having electrical problems. half of them go off when they should and half of them stay on which runs my battery down and i have to be jumped. then around 40,000 mile i started hearing a lound whining noise from my rear end. the dealer said nothing was wrong. it is so loud you have to almost yell to talk to someone. then at 47,000 miles my service engine light soon started coming on. it has something to do with the coolant area. i am afraid to take my vehicle out of town and i owe too much on it to trade it. *nm.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WILLARD, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SHARPNACK FORD . DEALER'S CITY: WILLARD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44890 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10153253

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . aroiund 37,000 miles i started having electrical problems. half of them go off when they should and half of them stay on which runs my battery down and i have to be jumped. then around 40,000 mile i started hearing a lound whining noise from my rear end. the dealer said nothing was wrong. it is so loud you have to almost yell to talk to someone. then at 47,000 miles my service engine light soon started coming on. it has something to do with the coolant area. i am afraid to take my vehicle out of town and i owe too much on it to trade it. *nm.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WILLARD, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SHARPNACK FORD . DEALER'S CITY: WILLARD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44890 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10153253

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . aroiund 37,000 miles i started having electrical problems. half of them go off when they should and half of them stay on which runs my battery down and i have to be jumped. then around 40,000 mile i started hearing a lound whining noise from my rear end. the dealer said nothing was wrong. it is so loud you have to almost yell to talk to someone. then at 47,000 miles my service engine light soon started coming on. it has something to do with the coolant area. i am afraid to take my vehicle out of town and i owe too much on it to trade it. *nm.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WILLARD, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SHARPNACK FORD . DEALER'S CITY: WILLARD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44890 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10153890

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 11, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . molded running board broken under normal use, one dealer accused me of having a child jump on the running board - reason unknown. another dealer took photos and sent to detroit, warranty repair refused? *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG HTS., OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10154471

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . nhtsa 10003163. noise from converter housing. suv has 42,272 miles and dealer estimated $1200.00 repair. ford knew there was a problem with tsb #17050. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SPARKS, NV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 07, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JONES-WEST FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 775-829-3200 . DEALER'S CITY: RENO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NV. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 89510 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10154666

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 25, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . rear axle noise, replaced at a price of 1200 dollars. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EAST LONGMEADOW, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 20, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HOFFMAN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10154666

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 25, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . rear axle noise, replaced at a price of 1200 dollars. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EAST LONGMEADOW, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 20, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HOFFMAN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10155422

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 07, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 explorer - transmission goes into *neutral* when accelerating between 2nd and 3rd and/or 3rd and 4th. a solenoid body has been replaced 4 times at decreasing mileage intervals. now failing for 5th time with 2,000 miles since last *fix*. failure has occurred while attempting to merge with freeway traffic. pursuing bbb arbitration for repurchase as ford is unable to repair. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17564 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU63K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GRANITE BAY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 05, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FUTURE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: ROSEVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Fan

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Fan Review #10156035

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN . excessive engine cooling fan noise upon morning first use. if you let the car sit overnight and then startup the car, back up out of the driveway, and accelerate normally down the residential street, the cooling fan sounds like an airplane propeller chopping the air. the performance of the vehicle (a v8) seems sluggish as the engine fights to spin the fan at every increasing engine rpm. the noise is excessive and unnerving. once you come to a stop sign and the engine slows to idle, the fan resumes normal operating mode and no longer spins at engine rpm speeds. this is a very repeatable event. 3 out 5 mornings i have to deal with this. ford motor customer service says they cannot do anything until the dealer identifies the problem. the car has been at the dealer for several days and they are unable to experience the problem. there is only one thing that can be wrong here is the fan clutch. but until the problem stays broken, and it wont as it goes away once you go to idle, they will not repair the problem under warranty. my concern is multifold. i am concerned for the safety of others as it is unnatural for the cooling fan to be spinning at engine rpm. if the fan were to disintegrate, who will be in the way of the high speed fragments? i am concerned about the damage that would occur to the vehicle if the fan were to let loose. i am concerned that the fan's life is being reduced and will suffer premature failure. the dealer refuses to review tsb 17163 -- excessive engine cooling fan noise. *tt (nhtsa id #10004057) until they experience the problem. the dealer seems to be uncooperative and chooses to ignore the customer's complaint. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FRASER, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RUSS MILNE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (586) 948-7700 . DEALER'S CITY: MACOMB . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48042 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Child Seat Harness

Ford Explorer 2003 Child Seat Harness Review #10156539

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 23, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with CHILD SEAT: HARNESS . i was following up on the death of a 1 month that was ejected from a cosco child seat in a motor vehicle train accident. while following up on the death, i was looking at photographs of the vehicle from the investigating agency. i noticed there were no photographs of the car seat or the passenger side of the vehicle where the train had struck the vehicle. i went to the impound lot where the vehicle was stored and met the father of the deceased child. he was collecting property from the inside of the vehicle. he showed me a stroller and the car seat. the stroller had been ejected from the vehicle and was damaged and the car seat was still inside the vehicle. this car seat and stroller are sold as a set from k-mart and had been purchased in november of 2005 in hutchinson kansas. upon looking at the car seat which was rear facing in the vehicle and still strapped in the vehicle by the seat belt. i was informed by the captain of the sheriff's department that one of their officers trained to install child safety seats said the seat was not installed properly. my concern of the accident was that the strap that would have gone over the right shoulder of the child was completely undone from the latch on the back of the child safety seat. the strap on the left shoulder was almost completely undone and i photographed the routing of the strap before removing the seat from the vehicle. the owner of the seat gave me the following information off of the seat. model # 22-300-swb; 11/10/04 gbib. reg no pa-25334(cn) permit # 1780-333 dorel juvenile group inc. from the impact of the train to the passenger side rear 1/4 panel of the 20-03 explorer, the child was ejected from the child seat and died 3 hrs later from head injuries. from the investigation, i believe there may be a problem with the latching and holding ability on the back of the child safety seat. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUTCHINSON, KS. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Rim

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Rim Review #10156776

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:RIM . dt*: the contact stated the chrome on the rims is cracking. this has occurred on all four rims and is due to the aluminum underneath corroding causing the chrome to crack. the contact has alerted numerous dealerships and none of which has seen this problem. the manufacturer was alerted and explained there is nothing they can do. however, the contact requested to speak with a manager and waiting for a return call. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU85W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OCONOMOWOC, WI. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 22, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JACKS SAFRO . DEALER'S CITY: OCONOMOWOC . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10157068

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 05, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . rear hatchback was taken to ford for a recall regarding the hatchback. prior to that, there were problems with the hatchback, i.e. accidentally opening. now just below the rear window of the hatchback, it is cracking. similar to many owners listed on this site. *nm.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLLYWOOD, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10159076

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i have had several problems with my 2003 ford explorer transmission. it clunks out of gear when letting off the gas going from second to first gear. it also seems to disengage the transmission at times as it acts like it is in neutral going from first to second on occasion. i have had it in for repair several times. the "said" the replaced the transmission with one that was rebuilt, but it acted the same way. i have taken it back and was now told that until it actually breaks, they will not work on the transmission any longer. *jb.Mileage was 25000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT WAYNE, IN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: DIMENTION FORD . DEALER'S CITY: FORT WAYNE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 46805 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm) Review #10160495

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) . 2003 explorer engine stalling and surging when driving and coming to a stop. *ts ***nar*** the dealer reprogrammed the pcm. 8jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BUTLER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BUTLER COUNTY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 724-287-2766 . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 16003 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood Review #10160848

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD . dt*: the contact stated that the vehicle's paint looked bubbly like a blister on both the driver and passenger sides of the hood. the corrosion was located on the side of the hood closest to the head lights. the vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop who determined that it was a manufacturer's defect. the manufacturer directed the contact to take the vehicle to an authorized dealer for repair. the dealer refused to repair the defect at no charge because the vehicle's warranty had expired. there was a vast amount of information on the manufacturer's website regarding the defective paint which was observed by the contact. the vehicle was not involved in a crash or fire. .Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARRISON, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 08, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MEADOWLANDS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: SECAUCUS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Power Adjust

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Power Adjust Review #10161178

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 28, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST . hello. i have several complaints regarding my 2003 ford explorer including several safety issues. the first complaint is regarding the driver's seat which shifts routinely on acceleration and de-acceleration. this concerns me if i get into an accident and the seat malfunctions. the second complaint is regarding the gear shifter not going into park easily. i have to jiggle it to into park. i am concerned that this might not properly engage park and my vehicle might roll. thirdly, my rear lift gate trim has had to be repaired at least 3 times. i am concerned that although the dealership says there is no safety issue, there possibly could be due to the rear lift gate hinges being recalled and representative informing me that the reason that i continue to have a crack appearing is due to design flaw. this concerns me b/c i frequently utilize the lift gate to retrieve groceries and other items and do not want the window to fail and fall on my head. the remainder concerns are regarding the function of my vehicle. i have had to have 3 of the window motors replaced under warranty. the transmission has had to be fixed twice (shifting module malfunction). finally, the fuel gauge had to be repaired due to improper fuel readings. i guess all these items could be very problematic as well b/c i could run out of gas and be stranded with my child, my vehicle might not shift properly leaving me stranded. please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. ps. i would also like to add that as i was completing this process i remembered that my vehicle had a high pitched whine that had to be repaired. i do not remember exactly what had to be repaired but it was covered under warranty. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Delivery Review #10161178

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 28, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY . hello. i have several complaints regarding my 2003 ford explorer including several safety issues. the first complaint is regarding the driver's seat which shifts routinely on acceleration and de-acceleration. this concerns me if i get into an accident and the seat malfunctions. the second complaint is regarding the gear shifter not going into park easily. i have to jiggle it to into park. i am concerned that this might not properly engage park and my vehicle might roll. thirdly, my rear lift gate trim has had to be repaired at least 3 times. i am concerned that although the dealership says there is no safety issue, there possibly could be due to the rear lift gate hinges being recalled and representative informing me that the reason that i continue to have a crack appearing is due to design flaw. this concerns me b/c i frequently utilize the lift gate to retrieve groceries and other items and do not want the window to fail and fall on my head. the remainder concerns are regarding the function of my vehicle. i have had to have 3 of the window motors replaced under warranty. the transmission has had to be fixed twice (shifting module malfunction). finally, the fuel gauge had to be repaired due to improper fuel readings. i guess all these items could be very problematic as well b/c i could run out of gas and be stranded with my child, my vehicle might not shift properly leaving me stranded. please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. ps. i would also like to add that as i was completing this process i remembered that my vehicle had a high pitched whine that had to be repaired. i do not remember exactly what had to be repaired but it was covered under warranty. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10161178

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 28, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . hello. i have several complaints regarding my 2003 ford explorer including several safety issues. the first complaint is regarding the driver's seat which shifts routinely on acceleration and de-acceleration. this concerns me if i get into an accident and the seat malfunctions. the second complaint is regarding the gear shifter not going into park easily. i have to jiggle it to into park. i am concerned that this might not properly engage park and my vehicle might roll. thirdly, my rear lift gate trim has had to be repaired at least 3 times. i am concerned that although the dealership says there is no safety issue, there possibly could be due to the rear lift gate hinges being recalled and representative informing me that the reason that i continue to have a crack appearing is due to design flaw. this concerns me b/c i frequently utilize the lift gate to retrieve groceries and other items and do not want the window to fail and fall on my head. the remainder concerns are regarding the function of my vehicle. i have had to have 3 of the window motors replaced under warranty. the transmission has had to be fixed twice (shifting module malfunction). finally, the fuel gauge had to be repaired due to improper fuel readings. i guess all these items could be very problematic as well b/c i could run out of gas and be stranded with my child, my vehicle might not shift properly leaving me stranded. please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. ps. i would also like to add that as i was completing this process i remembered that my vehicle had a high pitched whine that had to be repaired. i do not remember exactly what had to be repaired but it was covered under warranty. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10161178

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 28, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . hello. i have several complaints regarding my 2003 ford explorer including several safety issues. the first complaint is regarding the driver's seat which shifts routinely on acceleration and de-acceleration. this concerns me if i get into an accident and the seat malfunctions. the second complaint is regarding the gear shifter not going into park easily. i have to jiggle it to into park. i am concerned that this might not properly engage park and my vehicle might roll. thirdly, my rear lift gate trim has had to be repaired at least 3 times. i am concerned that although the dealership says there is no safety issue, there possibly could be due to the rear lift gate hinges being recalled and representative informing me that the reason that i continue to have a crack appearing is due to design flaw. this concerns me b/c i frequently utilize the lift gate to retrieve groceries and other items and do not want the window to fail and fall on my head. the remainder concerns are regarding the function of my vehicle. i have had to have 3 of the window motors replaced under warranty. the transmission has had to be fixed twice (shifting module malfunction). finally, the fuel gauge had to be repaired due to improper fuel readings. i guess all these items could be very problematic as well b/c i could run out of gas and be stranded with my child, my vehicle might not shift properly leaving me stranded. please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions. ps. i would also like to add that as i was completing this process i remembered that my vehicle had a high pitched whine that had to be repaired. i do not remember exactly what had to be repaired but it was covered under warranty. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood Review #10161208

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 06, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD . explorer limited. six months into owning this car, bought at approximately. 32,000 miles, i noticed there was bubbling on the hood of car. it was on the front of the hood on both sides above head lamps as well as in the middle (point of the of the hood). even though this is a manufacturers defect kenny ross in pittsburgh will not work with me in getting repaired. one of their collision men said i was out of warranty. i spoke to the manager he said if it is under warranty not a problem. then the head guy of the collision department said even if i had a warranty the hood would have been covered only under the 12 months, 12,000 miles warranty (???). just the basic run around and they insult your intelligence. the paint is now cracking and peeling off. i noticed the bubbling at about 39,000+ miles and just reported it to ford may of this 2006, although i did mention it to the guy that sold me the car a year or so ago. in addition i purchased the extended service plan from this so called dealership thinking i was getting an extended warranty, which was implied, only to find out that the extended warranty and the extended service are two different things. buyer beware but they should have to disclose the difference. why would i buy an esp when i can extend the warranty for just about the same price. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KENNY ROSS FORD SOUTH, INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 412-881-0001 . DEALER'S CITY: PITTSBURGH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 15234 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10161209

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . 2003 explorer limited. recently had to replace my tires. i replaced all four tires at a local sears. the wheels that came with the car were optional equipment that the previous owner must have requested. 17" 5 spoke chrome. as sears was removing wheels two of the 4 center caps fell apart and could not be used again. after the tires were placed back onto my car sears rep asked that i put about 20 miles on the car and bring it back just to check. about two days later as i was returning to sears i heard a rubbing sound coming from what appeared to be the left front. as i pulled into sears, the garage the rep listened and said it was coming from left rear. as a mechanic placed a key on the lug nuts all lugs had worked themselves loose and he actually could turn them with his hand. i had to put my spare tire on as a replacement. a couple of the other lugs on the other wheels were about a 1/4 turn loose. i reported this to kenny ross only to get no real answer from them just as i did with the bubbling/peeling paint on my hood. evidently their corporate office told them to always blame them because that is what they seem to always do is blame their corporate off office and their hands are tied, your out of warranty, or warranty does not cover. what happened to just honestly working with people to resolve the issue. no wonder they are in trouble. anyway all four chrome wheels also had visible cracking as well and sears said that the lug holes on the wheels are slightly oblong so that is why the lugs work loose. i had to purchase aluminum spoke wheels. this is on a 2003!! go figure. i also told the kenny ross rep that i should have bought a toyota or gm. his reply was this happens on all cars. haha, what a response and just what you want to hear. no fords in my future and i will unload this one as soon as i can! *jb.Mileage was 52260 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KENNY ROSS FORD SOUTH, INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 412-881-0001 . DEALER'S CITY: PITTSBURGH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 15234 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Review #10161209

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS . 2003 explorer limited. recently had to replace my tires. i replaced all four tires at a local sears. the wheels that came with the car were optional equipment that the previous owner must have requested. 17" 5 spoke chrome. as sears was removing wheels two of the 4 center caps fell apart and could not be used again. after the tires were placed back onto my car sears rep asked that i put about 20 miles on the car and bring it back just to check. about two days later as i was returning to sears i heard a rubbing sound coming from what appeared to be the left front. as i pulled into sears, the garage the rep listened and said it was coming from left rear. as a mechanic placed a key on the lug nuts all lugs had worked themselves loose and he actually could turn them with his hand. i had to put my spare tire on as a replacement. a couple of the other lugs on the other wheels were about a 1/4 turn loose. i reported this to kenny ross only to get no real answer from them just as i did with the bubbling/peeling paint on my hood. evidently their corporate office told them to always blame them because that is what they seem to always do is blame their corporate off office and their hands are tied, your out of warranty, or warranty does not cover. what happened to just honestly working with people to resolve the issue. no wonder they are in trouble. anyway all four chrome wheels also had visible cracking as well and sears said that the lug holes on the wheels are slightly oblong so that is why the lugs work loose. i had to purchase aluminum spoke wheels. this is on a 2003!! go figure. i also told the kenny ross rep that i should have bought a toyota or gm. his reply was this happens on all cars. haha, what a response and just what you want to hear. no fords in my future and i will unload this one as soon as i can! *jb.Mileage was 52260 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KENNY ROSS FORD SOUTH, INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 412-881-0001 . DEALER'S CITY: PITTSBURGH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 15234 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Cap/cover/hub

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Cap/cover/hub Review #10161530

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 26, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB . i was having excessive road noise and car was not handling properly due to a bad driver's side wheel hub assembly. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62114 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BILL COLLINS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: LOUISVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KY.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10161827

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 29, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . my suv has 86791 miles its a 2003 and the transmission went.. i was driving down the highway and it stop shifting and the overdrive light kept flashing. i had to take it to the dealer and $1400.00 later its fixed.. with the ford explorer you can't change or check the transmission fluid it's in a sealed canister.. its mostly highway driving and the transmission should not have failed this soon in a vehicle....this is a poor design and ford won't even face up to it.. i also found out it is a problem not only in my car but in others.. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OXFORD, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RAMSEY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-4801 . DEALER'S CITY: RISING SUN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21911 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10161837

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 09, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . dt*: the contact stated while the vehicle was parked at home the rear lift gate window exploded. during the incident the temperature out doors was about 70f. last year, the vehicle was taken to the dealership who replaced the gates defective hinges, according to recall # 04v442000 instructions. the contact expressed concern about the incident because it could have caused a serious accident. *ak the consumer was told poor quality glass may have used to perform the recall work. the consumer had the window repaired at his expense, however days later he heard a noise and upon inspection, the consumer discovered the inside panel of the liftgate was very loose and it looked as though it was about to fall off. updated 08/02/06. *jb.Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WILLIAMSBURG, VA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 09, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WILLIAMSBURG MOTORS INC . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757 229 2411 . DEALER'S CITY: WILLIAMSBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 23188 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Mid/rear Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Mid/rear Assembly Review #10162153

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 24, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY . the rear seat (cushion portion) was dislodged and threw the person sitting in the seat with a seat belt on up against the back of the front seat. this has happened on several occasions with sudden stops. the dealer has looked at it several times and can find no way to anchor that portion of the seat in. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU60E63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEWITT, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LANDERS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 501-562-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: LITTLE ROCK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AR. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 72204 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10162412

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 06, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . 2003 ford explorer rear axle failure at 66,266 miles. rear end was grinding when taking off from a stop and during a left turn. dealer had to replace complete interior parts of the axle assembly. replaced ring and pinion gears, replaced bearings due to pitting, replaced differential clutch pack. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66266 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW HUDSON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BRIGHTON FORD INC . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 810-277-1171 . DEALER'S CITY: BRIGHTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48114 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10163017

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 14, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN . consistent rear axle whine from 45-65 miles per hour highway driving, dealer, ramp ford in port jefferson, ny replaced rear end three different occasions, and finally stated that all explorers make the same noise. they could not give me any indication whether or not this is a safety issue. i definitely get the feeling that they wish i would just go away. there are numerous tsb's on this issue and i can not understand why there is not a recall on this obvious defect. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAYVILLE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 13, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: RAMP FORD . DEALER'S CITY: PORT JEFFERSON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 11777 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Windshield

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Windshield Review #10163687

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD . the consumer's 2003 ford explorer had a rock chip the windshield. a crack developed from the chip. *kb the crack ran the entire length of the windshield. the consumer believes the windshield are poorly manufactured. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX12W34N. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DES MOINES, IA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood Review #10164068

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 15, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD . dt*: the contact stated that the paint on the edges of the vehicle front hood was bubbled and peeled. the service dealer determined it was caused by corrosion. the manufacturer was contacted and requested the vehicle owner to provide a report on the paint issue from the service dealer. the contact was waiting for the report from the service dealer.Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CASS CITY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MOORE MOTORS .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10164069

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . dt:* the contact stated that the automatic transmission shuttered without warning while driving 35mph. the vehicle was inspected by the dealer who determined the fuel filter needed to be changed. a new fuel filter was installed by the problem continued to occur. the manufacturer was not contacted. .Mileage was 56300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CASS CITY, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MOORE MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 989-673-4171 . DEALER'S CITY: CARO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10165026

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 31, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . i recently purchased a 2003 ford explorer with 94,000 miles on it. within 2000 miles the rear end began howling so much that my fiance is afraid to ride in the vehicle as the thinks something is ready to break. i read some forum posts to learn that this is a common problem with the 2001-2004 explorer. ford should fix this problem as it is clearly a mechanical failure that will leave a family stranded on the side of the road. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94800 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BRISTOW, VA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal Review #10165070

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 05, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL . at 58,000 miles, both left and right rear axle seals developed substantial leakage necessitating immediate repair. ford dealership service department made no mention that this was a known problem and required full payment by me for cost of replacement. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WEST WINDSOR, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: OASIS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: OLD BRIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10165308

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 11, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . after opening the hatchback to put groceries inside, the window fell. after inspecting it, it turns out the hinge on hatchback broke causing the window to fall. it hit my left arm and forearm causing severe bruising, other than that nobody else was hurt and the window did not fall off completely. i called the dealer and was asked to drop it off for inspection. was eventually fixed. but i can't help to wonder if it will happened again and if the consequences will be worse. *jb.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 05, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: METRO FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7737767600 . DEALER'S CITY: CHICAGO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 60636 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control Review #10165588

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 12, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL . 4 items 1 - have owned the 2003 ford explorer for 7 months. while test driving, i noticed a hum noise coming from rear tires. was told it was tread noise. we took it for oil change at very well respected national automotive service shop. i was informed i needed to replace the rear hub assembly that is was critically broken. waiting to contact local ford dealer for resolution based on tsb research i have done. 2 - whining noise from air conditioner when accelerating. don't really know what is going on. saw this also on tsb. contacting local ford dealership. 3 - abs light randomly comes on. don't know why and no pattern to when. contacting local ford dealership. 4 - cruise control not working. i was driving down the road this weekend, using cruise control. stopped quickly for a car in front of me. when i started going again, the cruise control wouldn't work and hasn't worked since then. i don't know if it has to do with the brakes. i noticed ford recalled some cruise control mechanisms in other vehicles but not in the 2003 explorer. *jb.Mileage was 52179 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical Air Conditioner

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical Air Conditioner Review #10165588

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 12, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER . 4 items 1 - have owned the 2003 ford explorer for 7 months. while test driving, i noticed a hum noise coming from rear tires. was told it was tread noise. we took it for oil change at very well respected national automotive service shop. i was informed i needed to replace the rear hub assembly that is was critically broken. waiting to contact local ford dealer for resolution based on tsb research i have done. 2 - whining noise from air conditioner when accelerating. don't really know what is going on. saw this also on tsb. contacting local ford dealership. 3 - abs light randomly comes on. don't know why and no pattern to when. contacting local ford dealership. 4 - cruise control not working. i was driving down the road this weekend, using cruise control. stopped quickly for a car in front of me. when i started going again, the cruise control wouldn't work and hasn't worked since then. i don't know if it has to do with the brakes. i noticed ford recalled some cruise control mechanisms in other vehicles but not in the 2003 explorer. *jb.Mileage was 52179 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Abs Warning Light

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Abs Warning Light Review #10165588

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 12, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT . 4 items 1 - have owned the 2003 ford explorer for 7 months. while test driving, i noticed a hum noise coming from rear tires. was told it was tread noise. we took it for oil change at very well respected national automotive service shop. i was informed i needed to replace the rear hub assembly that is was critically broken. waiting to contact local ford dealer for resolution based on tsb research i have done. 2 - whining noise from air conditioner when accelerating. don't really know what is going on. saw this also on tsb. contacting local ford dealership. 3 - abs light randomly comes on. don't know why and no pattern to when. contacting local ford dealership. 4 - cruise control not working. i was driving down the road this weekend, using cruise control. stopped quickly for a car in front of me. when i started going again, the cruise control wouldn't work and hasn't worked since then. i don't know if it has to do with the brakes. i noticed ford recalled some cruise control mechanisms in other vehicles but not in the 2003 explorer. *jb.Mileage was 52179 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Hubs

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Hubs Review #10165588

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 12, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS . 4 items 1 - have owned the 2003 ford explorer for 7 months. while test driving, i noticed a hum noise coming from rear tires. was told it was tread noise. we took it for oil change at very well respected national automotive service shop. i was informed i needed to replace the rear hub assembly that is was critically broken. waiting to contact local ford dealer for resolution based on tsb research i have done. 2 - whining noise from air conditioner when accelerating. don't really know what is going on. saw this also on tsb. contacting local ford dealership. 3 - abs light randomly comes on. don't know why and no pattern to when. contacting local ford dealership. 4 - cruise control not working. i was driving down the road this weekend, using cruise control. stopped quickly for a car in front of me. when i started going again, the cruise control wouldn't work and hasn't worked since then. i don't know if it has to do with the brakes. i noticed ford recalled some cruise control mechanisms in other vehicles but not in the 2003 explorer. *jb.Mileage was 52179 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 10, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10166035

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 05, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . less than 2 yrs after purchase of a new 2003 ford explorer eddie bower 4x4 v8 from a dealer, the transmission started grinding and slipping. dealer service records documented my concerns and their inability/unwillingness to diagnose the problem due to the lack of a "service warning" light. subsequent visits with the same issue brought similar results from the dealer. warranty expired less than one year before i finally got a warning light and the news from my dealer was that it meant i needed a new transmission for just under $6500. with absolutely no help from any level of ford customer service, i had the transmission replaced for just over $3000 - obviously not by ford. *nm.Mileage was 50611 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in VACAVILLE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 23, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: VACAVILLE FORD MERCURY, INC. . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 707-448-7111 . DEALER'S CITY: VACAVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 95687-4729.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10166157

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 21, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer 63,000 miles od light started flashing 2 days ago. took it to ford dealership they ran a check on it and the code came up: po741-torque converter clutch solenoid inter/mechanical failure. i was told they would replace the solenoid pack and that it would be 218.00 plus labor. went to pick it up 3 hours later and was told the transmission needs to be replaced. this vehicle was bought new and should not need a transmission replaced! *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62468 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SUNAPEE, NH. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CAL WORTHINGTON . DEALER'S CITY: ANCHORAGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AK. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 99501 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Review #10166728

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 30, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEATS . ref ford tsb 05416 feb 06 - front passenger seat in 2003 explorer begins to make noise when accelerating, slowing or going over bumps. dealer hears problem, no parts available, agree to return when parts received. mar 06 - parts received (retainer clips) and repairs made per tsb 05416 aug 06 - same problem again, dealer recommends replacing seat track frame. will not cover under tsb and claims "bumper-to-bumper" extended warranty also will not cover. now in cat and mouse game with ford regarding this obvious manufacturing defect that is possibly safety related as well. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU85W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LEESBURG, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JERRY'S FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7037770000 . DEALER'S CITY: LEESBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20176 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10167092

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 29, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . while driving the 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer 4.0l v6 the engine stops running with no warning. this has happened three times randomly. two times were on a highway coasting to a toll booth. each of those times i was able to put the vehicle into neutral and restart the engine. the third time was on a residential street. the engine could not be restarted. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ORLAND PARK, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 21, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10167562

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . the rear panel below my window on my 2003 ford explorer cracked all the way through. i went snow sking and after doing research on the internet, i found that this scenario is common. the panel gets moisture behind it and freezes, then cracks. i have a ford manufacturer warranty, and i am still under warranty. i contacted the dealership where i purchased the vehicle, i called the ford customer service line, and contacted the local media, who suggested your website. no one is willing to fix the problem, and one day it will fall off while i am in traffic. currently i have not fixed the problem. i advised the ford customer service people that i would never fix the problem. i would keep it there as a constant reminder of their commitment to customer service. check out the internet (autobeef.com) lots of people are having the same issue. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OXFORD, NC. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KENLY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 919-284-3123 . DEALER'S CITY: KENLY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: NC .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10167758

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the panel directly below the rear window in my 2003 ford explorer has developed large cracks in it. after talking to the dealer, it was very evident that this is a common defect as they said they see a minimum of 10 per year and that ford will not fix it unless it is under warranty. my vehicle has 68,000,miles on it. i also have seen this defect listed multiple times in automobile defect websites such as www.carcomplaints.com. *nm.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CARLISLE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FAMILY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: CARLISLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 17013 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Windshield Controls/wiring

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Windshield Controls/wiring Review #10167850

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 15, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:CONTROLS/WIRING . temperature control does work. failure of blend door or evaporator assembly heat does not work and windshield defrost does blow warm air. blend door motor or plenum box is at fault.*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in N. BARRINGTON, IL. Vehicle was purchased on July 15, 2006. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10168191

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 13, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . dt*: the contact stated during heavy braking, the abs light illuminated and the brakes vibrated. the dealership replaced the abs sensor 7 times, but the problem persisted. .Mileage was 139000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WALESKA, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FAMILY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10168917

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . ford has defective hub assemblies on the 2003 explorers. leading up to the defective hubs going out, there is a very loud roaring noise coming from what ever wheel the bearing is going out on. no accident was involved but it was defective and waiting to happen. wheels do come off of vehicles when the bearings go bad. ford is aware of this problem they have. i replaced both front hubs 9-15-05 with 41,000 miles on them. have just had to replace the left front hub again this week with unfortunately 15,000 miles on it which they only warrant it to 12,000 miles. i have corrected the problem at a big expense to me. at this time, i just cringe waiting to hear another one start roaring and going out. i do have all three wheel hubs that the bearing has gone out. *nm.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KAUFMAN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 29, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BRINSON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9038748880 . DEALER'S CITY: CORSICANA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75110 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion Review #10169523

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 22, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STEERING:RACK AND PINION . i purchased a 2003 ford explorer new, ever since owning the vehicle, i believe the first 6 months it was in the shop for repairs. issues with windows, paint bubbling after having the protective coat put on it. there have been far to many issues with this vehicle to even recall. i tried once to get it replaced under the lemon law and was told it did not qualify. the vehicle has only 39,000 miles on it and already has had 2 rack and pinions replaced. when i asked ford if there was a recall they said they knew nothing about it, when i said how can a 36,000 mile vehicle already need 3 rack in pinions there response was well its actually only two, i said no it originally had a rack in pinion when i purchased it so it is on its 3rd. i have had to have the electrical repaired in the rear window as well and now it has stopped working again. when i called to set up an appt. was told i had to take it to the service dept. that fixed it the first time, they told me know because they did not honor my warranty because it was not a ford warranty. i call the shop back complaining why was i sent there, they said because it was the original shop and they should have serviced it. this is the problem, you take the vehicle in with problems no one can seem to find what is wrong with it and when they do they fix it and it breaks again. so at this point my rear window does not open, i am on my 3rd rack in pinion, have had issues with the gauges not working and so on and so on. this is the worst vehicle i have ever owned. here i purchased a new one so i wouldn't have to worry about car problems and that is all i have had since day one. i would not recommend a ford to anyone nor would i purchase another one. sorry thing for me, was if i did not pay cash for it, i would have defaulted on the loan and they could have kept the vehicle. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROHNERT PARK, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 28, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PETALUMA HANSEL FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Tailgate Latch Review #10170457

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH . on three separate occasions the gate lift of my explorer opened on it's own. this happened when the vehicle was quite new. i reported it to ford and they could not find the problem. they said that unless it malfunctioned while they were in possession of it, they could not remedy the problem. i now tie down the gate when carrying precious cargo, my dogs. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FAIR LAWN, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 27, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: AUTOMALL . DEALER'S CITY: BUTLER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front

Ford Explorer 2003 Seat Belts Front Review #10170843

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEAT BELTS:FRONT . the seat belt is cutting through the plastic on the height adjustment where the belt comes out of the hole, which potentially could wear out the belt and cause it break in an accident. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU82K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SALEM, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: THOMAS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BEVERLY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10171357

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 18, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . dt*: the contact stated while parked in a driveway unloading the vehicle, the rear gate hinges fractured and the glass dropped. the manufacturer was contacted, and informed there was no recall for this defect. the contact expressed concern because the hinges held the glass and the incident could happen while driving affecting other vehicles on the road..Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HELFNAN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: STAFFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77477 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10171521

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 21, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . have a 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer edition. at 13,000 miles my transmission stopped working. had to tow my car to a ford dealership. their initial assessment was that my transmission was completely broken due to a "factory default". they said they would have to replace my entire transmission. after 3 weeks, the dealership stated they could not find the problem, made no repairs and did not replace my transmission. they said the problem mysteriously fixed itself. now at 28,000 miles, my transmission is slipping everytime into 3rd gear, sometimes just revving instead of going and then jerking very hard into gear. ford dealership states they can't find a problem. i have heard the same complaint about ford explorers after 2002 and transmissions going out too early. ford needs to own up to the problem and recall those parts. it feels as if they are blowing me off until my warranty expires so they won't have to fix my car. i am scared driving down the highway that i will get rear ended every time my transmission slips and goes into neutral. i have had a few close calls. i am going back on monday, still trying to get them to fix my car... *nm.Mileage was 13000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Column

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Column Review #10171760

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 21, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STEERING:COLUMN . while parked in my driveway, which is on an incline, i proceeded to start the car and shift from park to reverse. the gear shift lever broke off into my hand. i was fortunate because i was not on the road or highway, nor did i back over a child, cat or dog, etc. it would have been disastrous if i were on train tracks and the train was coming and i couldn't get out of gear, or try to park on a hill in san francisco, or downshift to make it up a mountain grade. towed vehicle to tuttle click ford. received quote from them as well as santa margarita ford. (over $600 difference. quote was doubled when the vehicle was towed to tuttle click vs over the phone quote!) car was then towed to automotive plus where a reliable mechanic replaced the entire steering column, as ford recommended. also, a rental car was needed, and there was a "diagnostic" charge of $50. i saved the old part for inspection/legal action. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 77800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MISSION VIEJO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PACIFIC FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10172020

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 25, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . 2003 ford explorer xlt torque converter causes transmission to lurch and slip unexpectedly. fearful of driving this vehicle because the transmission might lock up. ford is aware this is a common problem with their 2002 and later models. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 86739 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GODLEY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 31, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Alternator/generator/regulator

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Alternator/generator/regulator Review #10172525

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR . i bought a 2003 ford explorer the end of april 2006 at time of purchase abs light was on- dealer fixed problem within first 1 1/2 weeks of purchase after ordering a part. now 6 months after purchase the check engine and o/d light come on unexpectantly. within 1 week of lights coming on car stops on me unexpectantly. when taken to a repair shop for i am told i need a new alternator and a rebuilt transmission as the suv slips out of 2nd and 5th gears. i didn't purchase an extended warranty due to thinking it was still under original warranty and just purchased. i felt the dealership should have overhauled the vehicle and made sure everything was working up to par. i now have a repair bill of almost $2000 and don't feel responsible for it..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89583 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: DAVID HOFFMAN AUTO SALES . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 585-527-9500 . DEALER'S CITY: ROCHESTER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 14611 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10172525

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 27, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . i bought a 2003 ford explorer the end of april 2006 at time of purchase abs light was on- dealer fixed problem within first 1 1/2 weeks of purchase after ordering a part. now 6 months after purchase the check engine and o/d light come on unexpectantly. within 1 week of lights coming on car stops on me unexpectantly. when taken to a repair shop for i am told i need a new alternator and a rebuilt transmission as the suv slips out of 2nd and 5th gears. i didn't purchase an extended warranty due to thinking it was still under original warranty and just purchased. i felt the dealership should have overhauled the vehicle and made sure everything was working up to par. i now have a repair bill of almost $2000 and don't feel responsible for it..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89583 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 12, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: DAVID HOFFMAN AUTO SALES . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 585-527-9500 . DEALER'S CITY: ROCHESTER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 14611 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10172699

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 04, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . i own a 2003 ford explorer xlt, and yesterday i noticed that the back panel below the back glass, has a 1/4 crack all the way down it! it is located a inch or two right of the ford emblem. this is ridiculous, i called the dealership and they told me to bring it in for an estimate, since i have 59,000 miles on the vehicle, it isn't covered under the warranty. well, on the ford website under my warranty information it states that corrosion and defective parts are covered for 5 years regardless of miles driven. well what does this fall under? i have put so much money in this vehicle because of other mechanical problems, that i am not going to put more money in it for this. ford needs to cover it, or start some type of investigation for a recall. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HULL, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: UNIVERSITY FORD/ AKINS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BOGART . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 30622 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10172768

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 28, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . ford explorer- 2003 location rear hatch or door. panel below window where ford emblem appears. plastic body part splits for no apparent reason. has happened to many other explorers. dealer says it is caused by rear wiper motor being housed behind crack. dealer will not repair, though this is a known defect, without charging customer an extended warranty deductible. *nm.Mileage was 47000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LA QUINTA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FIESTA FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7607728000 . DEALER'S CITY: PALM DESERT . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92203 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Other Review #10172902

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 31, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with OTHER . the vehicle's paint is bubbly/blistering on the front edge of the hood. the vehicle was taken to a german ford dealership who noted the corrosion, took pictures, and initiated a report to ford motor company. at this time the dealer refuses to repair the vehicle at no charge because the vehicle's 36/36,000 warranty had expired, and is awaiting a formal response from ford motor company. the vehicle was not involved in a crash or fire. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in APO, AE. Vehicle was purchased on May 01, 2004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: ALL STAR FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-910-6798 . DEALER'S CITY: OLYMPIA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 98501 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10172934

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 08, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . dt*: the contact stated while shifting to any gear at various speeds, a noise was heard. the vehicle was driven to the dealer who determined the oil needed to be changed every month. .Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMVU73K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MADISON HEIGHTS, VA. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: APPLE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: LYNCHBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10172934

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 08, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . dt*: the contact stated while shifting to any gear at various speeds, a noise was heard. the vehicle was driven to the dealer who determined the oil needed to be changed every month. .Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMVU73K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MADISON HEIGHTS, VA. Vehicle was purchased on June 20, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: APPLE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: LYNCHBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10173736

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 31, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . have a 2003 ford explorer 2wd that was purchased new from local ford dealership. started having transmission concerns in early 2005, vehicles just over a year old. after taking it in to the dealership 4 times in a year, was told they couldn't verify the problem. finally, in march 2005 was told they had to tear transmission down and replace the clutch pack, on testing transmission, line pressure was low. after work performed, took back again, was having same concern, again told couldn't verify problem. had transmission serviced, after telling them i was experiencing same problem, they serviced transmission and said all was fine. in october of 2006, was heading out of town on a two lane road, when i went to pass a big rig on highway 113, just outside of woodland, as i got around big rig, and accelerated, the car wouldn't go into 3rd gear, the rpms kept racing and falling, racing and falling. i had plenty of room to pass this truck, or so i thought, until the car did what it did. i was nearly hit head on by an oncoming car because i couldn't get around the truck, due to the transmission not shifting into a higher gear. we got to woodland and immediately went to ford dealership where we were told the transmission was not serviceable, and that we would need a new transmission installed. upon returning home, and doing some research, have discovered there are hundreds of people out there that have had exact same failure of their transmissions. contacted ford motor co., and have had no result. local dealership says sorry, car is out of warranty now, it will cost around 3600.00. asked what has to happen before ford recognizes they have a problem with this transmission, and was told they didn't know. very dangerous in my opinion, to be out on a highway and have the car lose the 3rd gear, preventing you from going over about 25 miles per hour. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 31735 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in YUBA CITY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GEWEKE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 530-821-2121 . DEALER'S CITY: YUBA CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 95991 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10174005

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 07, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . on 11/07/06 was in head on collision with 4 inch steel post, air bag on 2003 ford explorer did not deploy. would like to send photos. *nm.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEL RIO, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DEL RIO FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10174089

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i have a 2003 ford explorer with 60,000 miles on it. my over drive light starts flashing and the transmission is slipping. i have just seen online hundreds of people with the exact same problem and ford is not recalling or doing anything to help with repairs. i think there is a defect in the design. i also got into a car accident in may of 2006 with my 2002 explorer and it was totaled. i flipped in the vehicle twice and not one airbag deployed. *jb.Mileage was 60234 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ALDIE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on May 12, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10174202

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer. 50 to 60 mph rear axle whine started at 6000 miles, at 12,000 miles dealer inspected and said the rear axle assy was unsafe to drive and replaced the assy. whine returned and dealer replaced the assy again at 24,000 miles. whine has returned and i am considering going to independent shop to repair since beyond 36,000 mile warranty. can't understand why ford can't fix this widespread problem. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLIO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 18, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JONES WEST FORD . DEALER'S CITY: RENO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NV. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 89510 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10174644

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . my 2003 xlt explorer has a fiberglass panel below the window on the tail gate. we purchase the vehicle from a ford dealer in august and with in a couple of weeks a crack appeared from the window to the top of the ford emblem. i brought the vehicle back to the dealer and they stated that they have seen this problem in many explorers and ford is aware of it but they do not offer any savings or warranty coverage for repair. if this is a common defect, than what is ford doing to remedy this issue? *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MENOMONEE FALLS, WI. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GORDIE BOUCHER FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (262) 255-9010 . DEALER'S CITY: MENOMONEE FALLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 53051 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10174927

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 30, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . my 2003 ford explorer 4x4 has developed a severe binding, shudder sensation in the rear axel during low speed turning maneuvers. it also has a whining sound at highway speeds, typically 55 - 70 mph). this vehicle has only 34,000 miles on it and the dealer wants to rebuild the rear axle/differential - at my expense since the 3 year warranty time limit is up. if let go, the ford dealer indicates the rear axle could 'blow up' (their words), resulting in a complete loss of drive to the rear wheel. i have discovered at least six (6) technical service bulletins issued by ford on this problem! this is obviously a bad design and latent defect which can effect the safe operation of the vehicle. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ANNAPOLIS, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 24, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: KOON'S FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410 224-2100 . DEALER'S CITY: ANNAPOLIS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21401 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10175035

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 03, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the lift gate trim piece needs to be repaired for the 4th time not including lift gate recall which would be the 5th repair. i have been informed by local dealer that this is "design flaw" and ford has yet informed them how to correctly repair the problem. *jb.Mileage was 31600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: GULLO FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10175237

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 05, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . rear liftgate body panel below glass window developed a crack from top to bottom today after closing the liftgate. the dealer says it is not covered and they have seen this before. this is clearly a design defect since this panel is broken but not the glass in the liftgate. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 42196 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 31, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CAPISTRANO FORD . DEALER'S CITY: SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92675 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Control Module (tcm, Pcm) Review #10175283

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 21, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) . dt*: the contact stated the transmission failed while driving 30 mph. there was smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle and when the contact stopped to inspect the problem, leaking transmission was noticed. the service dealer was notified and the vehicle was towed to a transmission shop where a computer diagnostics identified the problem as a failure to the onboard computer. the manufacturer was not alerted..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 67000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BRIDGEPORT, CT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: AAMACO OF WATER TOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Review #10176461

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEATS . 2003 ford explorer's driver's seat shifted when the consumer accelerated or decelerated quickly. *ts the seat was repaired once already. a local dealership has looked at the seat recently but indicated that they cannot guarantee the repair. *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in UNKNOWN, DC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10176460

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . while driving the 2003 ford explorer it started to shake causing lose of steering and brakes. the left rear wheel the came off because the lugs had unscrewed. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who determined that the front differential had blown apart from the inside out. it appeared that the damage was caused by uneven tires and the 4x4 engaging and disengaging on its own. *ts *nm .Mileage was 45734 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PRESTON HOLLOW, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. DEALER'S NAME: AERO FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 518-234-4385 . DEALER'S CITY: COBLESKILL . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 12043 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10176460

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . while driving the 2003 ford explorer it started to shake causing lose of steering and brakes. the left rear wheel the came off because the lugs had unscrewed. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who determined that the front differential had blown apart from the inside out. it appeared that the damage was caused by uneven tires and the 4x4 engaging and disengaging on its own. *ts *nm .Mileage was 45734 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PRESTON HOLLOW, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. DEALER'S NAME: AERO FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 518-234-4385 . DEALER'S CITY: COBLESKILL . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 12043 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10176396

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 30, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . excessive noise form rear drivetrain. *jb.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WAXAHACHIE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: DOUG STANLEY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: DE SOTO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10177021

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 22, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . while cruising uphill on an interstate highway at approximately 70 mph the transmission downshifted to maintain speed. after cresting the hill, the transmission would not shift back into overdrive and the overdrive light began to flash. i pulled off the highway and the truck would not shift 1-2 until approximately 4500 rpm and then would do so very harshly. when accelerating the transmission slips and does not provide full acceleration. according to my local transmission shop the repair will cost approximately $3000 and require an all new transmission. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49550 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FLETCHER, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Multi Piece

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Multi Piece Review #10177290

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 13, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:MULTI PIECE . 2003 ford explorer has humming coming from the back wheels. there is a squeek and grinding coming from the front axel..Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LIVONIA, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PAT MILLIKEN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 313-255-3130 . DEALER'S CITY: REDFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 48239 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10177954

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 18, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . just noticed a large crack in panel underneath rear window of 2003 ford explorer xlt. the crack just appeared without any reason. dealer refuses to pay for replacement. we have not repaired yet because we are seeking dealer reimbursement. there are a huge number of cases of this same problem in 2002 and 2003 explorers. one website that lists many others with same problem is autobeef.com. dealer estimate was $648. please acknowledge receipt of this complaint and inform us on how to proceed. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in IVORYTON, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HAMMONASSET FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MADISON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal Review #10178041

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL . rear axle noise. started at about 34,000 miles but i did not bring to ford until just after the 3 year warranty. ford would do nothing and said repair was about $2,000. at 42,000 now and noise is getting worse. *jb.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW CANAAN, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 16, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 58 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GRIFFIN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2039664546 . DEALER'S CITY: NEW CANAAN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06840 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Windshield Blower

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Windshield Blower Review #10178170

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM:WINDSHIELD:BLOWER . tl* -the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer with an odometer reading 58000 miles and the front defroster did not work. the contact stated that while was driving at 45 mph he heard sound coming from dashboard, then the defroster failed to blow hot air. presently, only cold air blew out from the defrost. the contact took the car to the dealer, and they told him that the vehicle was out of warranty, and he would have to pay for the repair. also, he called the manufacturer, and they told him to take it to the dealer to have it fixed because there is no recall at this time.*ak updated *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLMDEL, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 07, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: TOM'S FORD . DEALER'S CITY: HASLET . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10178617

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 12, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . the panel below the rear window of my 2003 explorer has cracked/broken into pieces. the 6-8 inch break runs to the right of the ford emblem. apparently this is a very common defect in 2002-2003 explorers which ford refuses to acknowledge. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RALEIGH, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10178640

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 19, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . rear hatchback was taken to ford for a recall regarding the hatchback hinges. the stress of the failed hinges has caused cracks to develop below the rear window in the facia, it is cracking. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 31, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10181085

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . upon going out to my truck this morning to put my sons stuff in the back, i noticed that i have a crack in the panel just below my liftgate glass. this struck me as unusual as i don't even use the liftgate window. i decided that i would do a search for a recall that i may not have been privy to...and i have found hundreds of complaints, but no recall. the dealers are refusing to replace this item even when it is under warranty, they say it isn't covered. if there is obviously a defect and this many people are having the same issue ... why isn't something being done about it. if it keeps cracking the glass is going to fall out!! the dealerships are saying that if you still have warranty that they will replace it no charge, but at the same time even if you do have warranty ... it isn't covered. there should be a recall on this...as it does pose a hazard if the window falls out due to the crack in the structure. does anyone know if anything can be done about this or who we need to contact??? *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10181532

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . ford explorer 2003. tailgate cracked in half below window. no precipitating cause. car under warranty, dealer stated this was manufacturing defect. replaced at no charge, apparently with another defective tailgate. tailgate cracked again 9 mos. later. dealership required payment of 20% from owner since vehicle out of warranty (38k miles) even though it was admittedly ford's manufacturing defect. ford replaced the tailgate with a third defective tailgate that will undoubtedly crack again. both ford facilities stated that they'd wish that ford would do a recall and "accept responsibility for the defect". they'd replaced one a month at the small dealership and "many" at the larger dealership. pictures available per e-mail if desired. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EMORY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 23, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MAC HAIK FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 512-930-FORD . DEALER'S CITY: GEORGETOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 78627 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10181544

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 29, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer xlt vertical crack in fiberglass tailgate panel just below rear window glass no impact to tailgate occurred-crack just appeared while driving. transmission had to be rebuilt at 50000 miles. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56107 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BLUE SPRINGS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10181544

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 29, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . 2003 ford explorer xlt vertical crack in fiberglass tailgate panel just below rear window glass no impact to tailgate occurred-crack just appeared while driving. transmission had to be rebuilt at 50000 miles. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56107 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LEE'S SUMMIT, MO. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 15, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BLUE SPRINGS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10181683

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . my 2003 ford explorer had transmission problems. the vehicle has only 54,000 miles. the transmission had to be complete replaced. additionally, i was surprised to find out how wide spread the issue is. in reading other complaints, the common theme is an issue with the transmission @ roughly 50,00 miles or lower. more specifically, my od light kept flashing ,not able to shift to reverse, and not being able to shift to higher gears. *jb.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU83W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NILES, IL. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 15, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10181757

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . tl* - the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer edition. the rear window cracked near the location of the ford emblem. the nhtsa website list several related complaints. the manufacturer is aware of the defect and will not authorize the repair. the current mileage was 50,000 and the failure mileage was 49,890. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49890 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OWENS BOROW, KY. Vehicle was purchased on July 01, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TRI- COUNTY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: UNKNOWN . DEALER'S CITY: BUCKNER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Review #10181830

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 26, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEATS . 1. while stopped on the interstate waiting for traffic to move, my 2003 ford explorer xlt was rear-ended by another suv traveling at presumably highway speed. as a result, my suv was propelled forward, hitting the rear of another vehicle. 2. **drivers side airbag did not deploy.** passenger's side airbag deployed (the driver was the only passenger). **the base, and possibly the back, of the drivers seat broke.** (i was restrained in a seat belt.) i hit the roof of the vehicle, hitting my head quite hard on the rubber gasket edge of the moonroof, and when landing i think i hit my nose on the steering wheel. when i landed, the base of the seat broke...when looking at it from the side (looking at the controls), the base of the seat has a bend in it like an upside-down v, and the seat back appears to be reclined. i still have a knot and pain on the top of my head, my neck is stiff and now sometimes pops/cracks/crunches when i turn my head, my left shoulder joint is very sore, and i have some dull intermittent lower back pain. besides temporary bleeding immediately after the accident, i am unaware of any damage to my nose. 3. no repair has been done. insurance damage estimate is pending, but i expect it will be considered totaled. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: TEXAS DIRECT AUTO . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2879147875 . DEALER'S CITY: MISSOURI CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77489 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10181830

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 26, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . 1. while stopped on the interstate waiting for traffic to move, my 2003 ford explorer xlt was rear-ended by another suv traveling at presumably highway speed. as a result, my suv was propelled forward, hitting the rear of another vehicle. 2. **drivers side airbag did not deploy.** passenger's side airbag deployed (the driver was the only passenger). **the base, and possibly the back, of the drivers seat broke.** (i was restrained in a seat belt.) i hit the roof of the vehicle, hitting my head quite hard on the rubber gasket edge of the moonroof, and when landing i think i hit my nose on the steering wheel. when i landed, the base of the seat broke...when looking at it from the side (looking at the controls), the base of the seat has a bend in it like an upside-down v, and the seat back appears to be reclined. i still have a knot and pain on the top of my head, my neck is stiff and now sometimes pops/cracks/crunches when i turn my head, my left shoulder joint is very sore, and i have some dull intermittent lower back pain. besides temporary bleeding immediately after the accident, i am unaware of any damage to my nose. 3. no repair has been done. insurance damage estimate is pending, but i expect it will be considered totaled. *jb.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: TEXAS DIRECT AUTO . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2879147875 . DEALER'S CITY: MISSOURI CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 77489 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10182065

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 08, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i own a 2003 ford explorer. the plastic panel just below the tail gate window has cracked from top to bottom. upon doing some research on this problem it appears that there are 100's of similar incidents. *jb.Mileage was 78100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WILMINGTON, MA. Vehicle was purchased on June 06, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: 128 FORD . DEALER'S CITY: WAKEFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01880 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10182295

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . cracked panel below glass on 2003 ford explorer, both on mine and my wife's explorer, both bought brand new within a month of each other. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 53000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LARGO, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WALKER FORD . DEALER'S CITY: CLEARWATER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10182432

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . tl* - the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer xls. the contact stated that there was a panel below the rear window that cracked in half vertically. the vehicle was parked in the driveway ,and when he got to the vehicle he found it that way. he had not driven the vehicle that day. the contact was concerned that there were many complaints concerning this problem. also, the rear window of exploded . the failure and current mileage were 48000.*ak.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 11, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KINNACH FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10182432

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . tl* - the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer xls. the contact stated that there was a panel below the rear window that cracked in half vertically. the vehicle was parked in the driveway ,and when he got to the vehicle he found it that way. he had not driven the vehicle that day. the contact was concerned that there were many complaints concerning this problem. also, the rear window of exploded . the failure and current mileage were 48000.*ak.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 11, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KINNACH FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Review #10182598

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT . tl*- while driving the 2003 ford explorer at 60 mph the contact heard a noise and the back of the suv began to vibrate. once the vehicle was checked the contact noticed that the tire was at an angle. the contact thought the dealer forgot to put the lugs:nuts back on the wheel. the drivers side rear axle shaft failed ,almost causinga crash after the dealer had worked on it. only one nut was holding the shaft in place. the contact believed that this was also a manufacturing defect. the weather was overcast and 20 degrees. it snowed, but the road was dry. the vehicle had to be towed the next day to the dealership to be repaired. the current and failure mileage were 60000.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU85W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILFORD, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 14, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JACK EDWARDS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: JUNCTION CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10182599

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . my 2003 ford explorer was serviced at dick edwards ford in junction city , ks to replace a left hand rear axle shaft seal on the 12th of febuary 2007. vehicle was picked up at the dealership by my wife. on the 13th of febuary she was driving home from work (about 3-5 miles) she called me on her cell phone and said she could hear noises, smelled something burning and the rear of the car was moving around and the brake pedal was low. i told her to proceed home with caution. when she arrived home i looked at the vehicle, and noted the lh rear wheel assembly was at a 30 deg angle. i called dick edward ford and they informed me to have it towed to the dealership. today they implied it was a bearing failure. i looked at the vehicle, spoke to the mechanic and i noted it was a rear axle shaft retention nut malfunction. the nut had backed out on the axle to the point that the assembly was about depart from the vehicle. the mechanic wanted to blame the axle bearing, which was destroyed. this nut if improperly torqued, or the assembly is not installed properly prior to torquing the nut, the nut can become loose and back off, especially since it is rh thread, there is not a cotter pin or anything holding this thing together, only a torqued nut. they then told me that they would not pay for it as it was a coincidence this happened. i refuse to pay. i have pictures of the vehicle setting in my driveway. i should have taken pictures at the dealership when it was taken apart. if my loved one had been on the interstate doing 70 mph this would have probably have allowed the wheel assembly to depart from the vehicle resulting in a catastrophic accident. and possible death to her as well as others. how many other vehicles out there with the same poor engineering design ? *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU85W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILFORD, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 12, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DICK EDWARD FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 785-238-5114 . DEALER'S CITY: JUNCTION CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 66441 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Axle Spindle

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Axle Spindle Review #10182599

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR:AXLE:SPINDLE . my 2003 ford explorer was serviced at dick edwards ford in junction city , ks to replace a left hand rear axle shaft seal on the 12th of febuary 2007. vehicle was picked up at the dealership by my wife. on the 13th of febuary she was driving home from work (about 3-5 miles) she called me on her cell phone and said she could hear noises, smelled something burning and the rear of the car was moving around and the brake pedal was low. i told her to proceed home with caution. when she arrived home i looked at the vehicle, and noted the lh rear wheel assembly was at a 30 deg angle. i called dick edward ford and they informed me to have it towed to the dealership. today they implied it was a bearing failure. i looked at the vehicle, spoke to the mechanic and i noted it was a rear axle shaft retention nut malfunction. the nut had backed out on the axle to the point that the assembly was about depart from the vehicle. the mechanic wanted to blame the axle bearing, which was destroyed. this nut if improperly torqued, or the assembly is not installed properly prior to torquing the nut, the nut can become loose and back off, especially since it is rh thread, there is not a cotter pin or anything holding this thing together, only a torqued nut. they then told me that they would not pay for it as it was a coincidence this happened. i refuse to pay. i have pictures of the vehicle setting in my driveway. i should have taken pictures at the dealership when it was taken apart. if my loved one had been on the interstate doing 70 mph this would have probably have allowed the wheel assembly to depart from the vehicle resulting in a catastrophic accident. and possible death to her as well as others. how many other vehicles out there with the same poor engineering design ? *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU85W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILFORD, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 12, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DICK EDWARD FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 785-238-5114 . DEALER'S CITY: JUNCTION CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 66441 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Accelerator Pedal Review #10182861

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 12, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL . brake & accelerator pedals too close together. many times applying brakes will hit accelerator at the same time and the accelerator wins. primarily going from reverse to drive or drive to reverse, but has also happened in traffic. (v8 2003 ford explorer) . *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STAUNTON, VA. Vehicle was purchased on July 15, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STAUNTON NISSAN SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: STAUNTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Pedals And Linkages

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Pedals And Linkages Review #10182861

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 12, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES . brake & accelerator pedals too close together. many times applying brakes will hit accelerator at the same time and the accelerator wins. primarily going from reverse to drive or drive to reverse, but has also happened in traffic. (v8 2003 ford explorer) . *nm.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STAUNTON, VA. Vehicle was purchased on July 15, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph. DEALER'S NAME: STAUNTON NISSAN SUBARU . DEALER'S CITY: STAUNTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10183131

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . i have a 2003 ford explorer with 51,000 miles. on 2/13/2007 o/d light started flashing and service transmission message appeared in message center. took to an independent service shop and was told it was probably the torque converter. had it transferred to a transmission shop where they removed the transmission pan and found metal shavings. they said it is the torque converter and i will need a partial or full rebuild, they will not be sure until they remove the transmission. they also mentioned they have seen this in multiple vehicles and have had to replace a large number of explorer transmissions for similar problems. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MECHANICSVILLE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BILL TALLEY FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal Review #10183162

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 31, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL . tl* - the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the vehicle was making noises, wining, and grinding. the contact stated that the differential system failed and needed to be replaced. also, the following components needed to be replaced: clutches, ring, pinion, carrier bearing, pinion bearing, and pinion seal. the contact had to update the axle seals. at the time of the original failure the vehicle had an odometer reading of 37,000 miles and the warranty had just lapsed. the contact did not believe that the weather was a factor, and the sounds were always when she was in the process of accelerating. the contact stated that it started very slowly and became an every day occurrence. *ak .Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in APEX, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 17, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROSSROADS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10183162

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 31, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . tl* - the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the vehicle was making noises, wining, and grinding. the contact stated that the differential system failed and needed to be replaced. also, the following components needed to be replaced: clutches, ring, pinion, carrier bearing, pinion bearing, and pinion seal. the contact had to update the axle seals. at the time of the original failure the vehicle had an odometer reading of 37,000 miles and the warranty had just lapsed. the contact did not believe that the weather was a factor, and the sounds were always when she was in the process of accelerating. the contact stated that it started very slowly and became an every day occurrence. *ak .Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in APEX, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 17, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROSSROADS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Clutch Assembly Review #10183162

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 31, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY . tl* - the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the vehicle was making noises, wining, and grinding. the contact stated that the differential system failed and needed to be replaced. also, the following components needed to be replaced: clutches, ring, pinion, carrier bearing, pinion bearing, and pinion seal. the contact had to update the axle seals. at the time of the original failure the vehicle had an odometer reading of 37,000 miles and the warranty had just lapsed. the contact did not believe that the weather was a factor, and the sounds were always when she was in the process of accelerating. the contact stated that it started very slowly and became an every day occurrence. *ak .Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in APEX, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 17, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CROSSROADS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10183551

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . i purchased a 2003 ford explorer xlt. i quickly noticed a noise from the rear of the vehicle when speeds of 55-60 mph were achieved. after bringing the vehicle to the auto repair shop i was told that the rear differential needed to be replaced and that it was not only dangerous to drive but extremely expensive. after some research i have discovered that this is a common issue with the ford explorer. should this type of repair that could result in human injury, be addressed by ford. i am hopeful that your answer will be yes! *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HAMDEN, CT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: AUTO SALES II . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 203-752-9262 . DEALER'S CITY: HAMDEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06517 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10183587

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . i was driving my 2003 ford explore and i started to here and noise from the rear end when i took off from a dead stop. i didn't worry about it right any,then it kept getting worse, so i took it in to the ford dealership where i bought it and they said the clutch was bad in the differential and it would be between 500 to 700 to fix. this explorer only has 49,000 miles on it. my wife drives this car and i know it has never been beat on. i still do not have my truck back yet it has been in the shop for about 4 days now. i am about up to 1200 dollars in repairs. i have read several complaints about this same thing on the internet. i juast can't understand why they don't have a recall. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT WAYNE, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 27, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10183663

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 23, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . crack in back hatch by ford emblem. *nm.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 08, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Rear Window Wiper/washer Switch/wiring

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Rear Window Wiper/washer Switch/wiring Review #10183996

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING . tl* - the contact called about the 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the air bag light stayed on, and when it was on, the airbag deactivated which was a safety problem. it happened all the time. the fuses have been changed under warranty, and now that it was not under warranty, it was no longer repaired free of charge. the contact stated that she was told by one service station that it was standard for the fuses to blow because of the fuse box location. another service station told the contact that this was not true that the fuse box was to high in the car for pebbles to be able to get into the fuse box. also, the windshield wipers won't turn off by them selves, even when the keys were out of the ignition. the contact stated that the airbag light and the door ajar light were consistently on. moreover, the electronic seat would not move forward or backward. she had the seat repaired twice and it failed again. finally, contact stated that the vehicle was making a knocking noise in the front and rear of the vehicle's undercarriage. the vehicle clanked stopping, turning to go forward, or just sitting still. the first time the contact took the vehicle for repair she was told by the repair shop that it was the driver's seat that was causing the clanking noise, and the second time she was told that the noise was not something they could identify because during diagnostic testing it did not show a specific failure code. the current and failure mileage were both 114000.*ak.Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNT AIRY, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MILLER BROTHERS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Power Adjust

Ford Explorer 2003 Seats Front Assembly Power Adjust Review #10183996

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST . tl* - the contact called about the 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the air bag light stayed on, and when it was on, the airbag deactivated which was a safety problem. it happened all the time. the fuses have been changed under warranty, and now that it was not under warranty, it was no longer repaired free of charge. the contact stated that she was told by one service station that it was standard for the fuses to blow because of the fuse box location. another service station told the contact that this was not true that the fuse box was to high in the car for pebbles to be able to get into the fuse box. also, the windshield wipers won't turn off by them selves, even when the keys were out of the ignition. the contact stated that the airbag light and the door ajar light were consistently on. moreover, the electronic seat would not move forward or backward. she had the seat repaired twice and it failed again. finally, contact stated that the vehicle was making a knocking noise in the front and rear of the vehicle's undercarriage. the vehicle clanked stopping, turning to go forward, or just sitting still. the first time the contact took the vehicle for repair she was told by the repair shop that it was the driver's seat that was causing the clanking noise, and the second time she was told that the noise was not something they could identify because during diagnostic testing it did not show a specific failure code. the current and failure mileage were both 114000.*ak.Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNT AIRY, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MILLER BROTHERS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10183996

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . tl* - the contact called about the 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the air bag light stayed on, and when it was on, the airbag deactivated which was a safety problem. it happened all the time. the fuses have been changed under warranty, and now that it was not under warranty, it was no longer repaired free of charge. the contact stated that she was told by one service station that it was standard for the fuses to blow because of the fuse box location. another service station told the contact that this was not true that the fuse box was to high in the car for pebbles to be able to get into the fuse box. also, the windshield wipers won't turn off by them selves, even when the keys were out of the ignition. the contact stated that the airbag light and the door ajar light were consistently on. moreover, the electronic seat would not move forward or backward. she had the seat repaired twice and it failed again. finally, contact stated that the vehicle was making a knocking noise in the front and rear of the vehicle's undercarriage. the vehicle clanked stopping, turning to go forward, or just sitting still. the first time the contact took the vehicle for repair she was told by the repair shop that it was the driver's seat that was causing the clanking noise, and the second time she was told that the noise was not something they could identify because during diagnostic testing it did not show a specific failure code. the current and failure mileage were both 114000.*ak.Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNT AIRY, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MILLER BROTHERS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock Review #10183996

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK . tl* - the contact called about the 2003 ford explorer xlt. the contact stated that the air bag light stayed on, and when it was on, the airbag deactivated which was a safety problem. it happened all the time. the fuses have been changed under warranty, and now that it was not under warranty, it was no longer repaired free of charge. the contact stated that she was told by one service station that it was standard for the fuses to blow because of the fuse box location. another service station told the contact that this was not true that the fuse box was to high in the car for pebbles to be able to get into the fuse box. also, the windshield wipers won't turn off by them selves, even when the keys were out of the ignition. the contact stated that the airbag light and the door ajar light were consistently on. moreover, the electronic seat would not move forward or backward. she had the seat repaired twice and it failed again. finally, contact stated that the vehicle was making a knocking noise in the front and rear of the vehicle's undercarriage. the vehicle clanked stopping, turning to go forward, or just sitting still. the first time the contact took the vehicle for repair she was told by the repair shop that it was the driver's seat that was causing the clanking noise, and the second time she was told that the noise was not something they could identify because during diagnostic testing it did not show a specific failure code. the current and failure mileage were both 114000.*ak.Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOUNT AIRY, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MILLER BROTHERS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Review #10184010

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 24, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE . i was driving down the road & started slowing down as i came into town. i was coasting along and my car stalled out. i didn't even realize it had cut out, i still had steering & brakes but i had to restart my vehicle. i took it back to the dealer (i had just bought it 6 days prior) and asked them to look at it. they worked with the local ford dealership and came back with "nothing is wrong with it". they said there wasn't even a record of the incident taking place. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TILGHMAN, MD. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 19, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hood Latch

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hood Latch Review #10184321

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 05, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HOOD:LATCH . while driving the vehicle, the hood released. fortunately, the safety latch prevented the hood from completely releasing. this has occurred several times since. 2003 ford explorer. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KULPSVILLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: FAULKNER .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10184425

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 07, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . noise at rear end of vehicle. diagnosis rear axle and rear end. replace rear axle and rear end kit (rebuild). the noise was noticeable for sometime and became worse. i have reviewed numerous similar complaints and this appears to be an issue that the manufacturer should address. there were service bulletins that referenced improper fluid use by manufacturer. *jb.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MYRTLE BEACH, SC. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TIDELANDS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 843-237-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: PAWLEY'S ISLAND . DEALER'S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 29585 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10184515

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 04, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer faulty transmission. *jb.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 04, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10184597

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . the vehicle shakes or vibrates when turning the wheel right or left at low speeds. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU64K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BARTLETT, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 26, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10184853

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 08, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . catastrophic failure of the front hub/wheel bearing assembly. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in APOPKA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on June 22, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: COURTESY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407-3258-6000 . DEALER'S CITY: SANFORD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 32771 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10184865

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . tl*- the contact stated that there was a crack on the panel on the rear gate underneath the window on the 2003 ford explorer. when opeing s the liftgate it felt shaky and unstable. the contact stated this causes the door ajar warning light to remain illuminated. the contact took the vehicle to the dealership, and they informed her the back panel on the rear liftgate needed to be replaced. the vehicle currently has 120,000 miles. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROME, GA. Vehicle was purchased on May 15, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PEACHTREE FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10185616

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 06, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . tl*-the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer edition. the rear window cracked near the location of the ford emblem. the nhtsa website listed several related complaints. the manufacturer was aware of the defect, and will not authorize the repair. the current and failure mileage were both 49,000.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LUCEDALE, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal Review #10185964

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 17, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT:SEAL . purchased a 2003 explorer xlt in november 2003. within a few months noticed a leak that originated from differential area. took to dealer was told a seal had to be replaced and everything should be ok. took a family trip recently, the first one in the explorer on march 17, 2007 and rear axle seal failed on a 1,200 mile round trip. called ford customer service and explained what happened, i even explained there were several tsb concerning my issue, i was informed that it was not a recall therefore it wasn't covered. i was told by ford to go and have it diagnosed by local dealer, same one that fixed the problem originally. i had problem's diagnosed, called ford and was told that dealer would provide "customer care after warranty". called dealer waiting for reply for next step. my explorer only has 33,600 miles while 1,200 miles were placed in the last few days, and warranty expired 4 months back. *ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS CRUCES, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 22, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10186540

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 24, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the transmission was slipping and was difficult to shift into park. when attempting to shift the vehicle in gear it hesitated and jerked before engaging. the transmission has been repaired twice previously at 18,000 miles and 27,000 miles. the contact stated that the vehicle needed the same repair at 58,000. the failure mileage was 58,742.*ak.Mileage was 58742 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 24, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JOJ WILLIAMS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 903-845-2222 . DEALER'S CITY: GLADEWATER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75647 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10187043

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 30, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . tl*- the contact stated that while driving the 2003 ford explorer with 43000 failure mileage) a crack on the rear of the vehicle made the hatchback fly up while driving. there was recall 04v442000, but this vehicle was not included. the vehicle had not been taken to a dealer about the crack, or the hatch flying up. the current mileage was 44264.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COACHELLO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 05, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PALM SPRINGS MOTORS . DEALER'S CITY: CATHEDRAL CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Trunk Lid

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Trunk Lid Review #10187173

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 06, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID . 2003 ford explorer. the back door panel that has the ford emblem on it is cracked in half from the top to the bottom next to the emblem. i see many of them like this. ford wants me to pay for this defect. it's their defect.*ak updated 09/16/08.*lj.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAND O LAKES, FL. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 15, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Support Device

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Support Device Review #10187423

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 16, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:SUPPORT DEVICE . there appeared without warning a big crack in the rear liftgate of the 2003 ford explorer. the crack goes from the bottom of the glass all the way to the bottom of the liftgate. the crack expands and shrinks according to the temperature. so far it got as wide as 1/4 inch. . the crack is in the shape of a peace sign.*ak nothing hit the vehicle; it's stored in a garage everyday. i went to mallouf ford dealership in north brunswick nj and they said i'd have to pay $800 to fix it. there was another person in the dealership at the same time with the same problem. i went online and found a slew of other ford explorer owners with the same problem. my concern is the glass of the rear lift gate not being properly supported and will eventually become loose, crack or fall out. let's not wait for something horrific to happen before this growing problem is fixed..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SOMERSET, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 08, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MALOUF FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 732-951-0300 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTH BRUNSWICK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 08902 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10188058

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . crack in body of tailgate with no cause; crack started at the bottom of the back window and ran to the bottom of the panel. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: LARRY H MILLER FORD TRUCKLAND . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 801-488-1700 . DEALER'S CITY: SALT LAKE CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: UT.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10188351

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . i was advised by the dealer investigating a "squeeking" complaint that my left wheel bearing needed replacing at a cost of over $300.00. at the time, it had around 38,000 miles and was "out of warranty". my regular non-dealer mechanic told me that it was a very common problem with explorers, and the cost was about right. i purchased 2 bearing assemblies and replaced the left one. now, only a few thousand miles later, the right one is making so much noise i can't hear the radio, so i will have to replace it. i hate to think about spending $500.00+ every couple of years replacing these bearings when every other vehicle i have ever owned, all gm by the way, went over 100,000 miles with no problems. the dealer never mentioned, and actually denied, any tsb's or problems with the bearings. *tr.Mileage was 38000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JEFFERSON, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: NASSIEF FORD MERCURY . DEALER'S CITY: JEFFERSON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44047 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10188511

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 16, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . my 2003 ford explorer limited, with 59k miles, developed a loud roaring road noise that seemed to be coming from the tires. inspection by the ford dealer identified 3 defective wheel bearings. the right front and both rears. i know that wheel bearings should not fail with such low mileage so i instructed the dealer to replace the 4th bearing which they said was not making noise because i wouldn't risk a failure while driving. i kept the old bearings and it is not possible to determine which one they thought was good. they are all extremely difficult to rotate and there is very obvious roughness during rotation. my extended warranty covered the cost of the first three. my primary concern is the short lifespan of bearings. the front bearings were so bad that i feel sure an extended trip would have caused catastrophic failure. my second concern is that ford has not acknowledged this problem. on-line research has confirmed that i am not the first to have bearing failure before 60k on a 2003 explorer. *tr .Mileage was 59500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GULFPORT, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BUTCH OUSTALET FORT . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 228-863-5525 . DEALER'S CITY: GULFPORT . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 39503 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10188511

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 16, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . my 2003 ford explorer limited, with 59k miles, developed a loud roaring road noise that seemed to be coming from the tires. inspection by the ford dealer identified 3 defective wheel bearings. the right front and both rears. i know that wheel bearings should not fail with such low mileage so i instructed the dealer to replace the 4th bearing which they said was not making noise because i wouldn't risk a failure while driving. i kept the old bearings and it is not possible to determine which one they thought was good. they are all extremely difficult to rotate and there is very obvious roughness during rotation. my extended warranty covered the cost of the first three. my primary concern is the short lifespan of bearings. the front bearings were so bad that i feel sure an extended trip would have caused catastrophic failure. my second concern is that ford has not acknowledged this problem. on-line research has confirmed that i am not the first to have bearing failure before 60k on a 2003 explorer. *tr .Mileage was 59500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GULFPORT, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BUTCH OUSTALET FORT . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 228-863-5525 . DEALER'S CITY: GULFPORT . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 39503 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Review #10188937

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 09, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with EQUIPMENT . we were involved in a motor vehicle accident on the below date. a person went through a red light and hit our 2003 ford explorer on the right rear wheel area at approx 40 mph. there was over $ 6,000 in damage on our vehicle. when our vehicle was released to us from the body shop 6 weeks later, our heater, when turned on was making a loud banging sound. it sounded like something was knocked loose from the impact. it is now april 2007, and we have been trying to get our insurance company to fix this. we took our 2003 ford to capital ford in carson city, nevada where we bought 3 new ford vehicles. capital ford told the insurance company that this is a common problem with this vehicle. allstate , our insurance company told us that we would have to pay "at our own expense" to take the dash apart on this vehicle to see if this was accident related, at 10 hours labor at $ 90 per hour! i have checked all recalls with this vehicle, and called ford directly, and have found no problem with this heater. please help us! *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MINDEN, NV. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7758825353 . DEALER'S CITY: CARSON CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NV.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Wiring Interior/under Dash Review #10188937

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 09, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:INTERIOR/UNDER DASH . we were involved in a motor vehicle accident on the below date. a person went through a red light and hit our 2003 ford explorer on the right rear wheel area at approx 40 mph. there was over $ 6,000 in damage on our vehicle. when our vehicle was released to us from the body shop 6 weeks later, our heater, when turned on was making a loud banging sound. it sounded like something was knocked loose from the impact. it is now april 2007, and we have been trying to get our insurance company to fix this. we took our 2003 ford to capital ford in carson city, nevada where we bought 3 new ford vehicles. capital ford told the insurance company that this is a common problem with this vehicle. allstate , our insurance company told us that we would have to pay "at our own expense" to take the dash apart on this vehicle to see if this was accident related, at 10 hours labor at $ 90 per hour! i have checked all recalls with this vehicle, and called ford directly, and have found no problem with this heater. please help us! *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MINDEN, NV. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 31, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7758825353 . DEALER'S CITY: CARSON CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NV.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10189085

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . following the actions taken by the ford dealership to correct the fault with the rear door/liftgate recall, a large crack developed on the liftgate from the bottom of the glass to the bottom of the liftgate. i have noticed this same crack on several other explorers. i have been told that this is not something that ford recognizes as an item for "recall." i am unsure of the integrity of the structure of the rear door/liftgate. *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MANASSAS, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 20, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: TED BRITT FORD . DEALER'S CITY: FAIRFAX . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10189147

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . rear pinion gear on 2003 ford explorer causes high pitched whining sound, and is well known to ford dealerships in the area. the stated cost to repair (replace pinion ring, pinion gear, seals) is in excess of $1,100. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RICHMOND, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Tread/belt

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Tread/belt Review #10189262

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with TIRES:TREAD/BELT . tl* the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. after installing two new tires on the front of the vehicle the contact heard a thumping sound while driving. the dealer stated that the sound was caused by the difference in tread between the new tires and older rear tires, causing the front differential and transfer case to fail. the current and failure mileages were 96,000.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ST.LOUIS, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PAUL CERAME FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10189262

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . tl* the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. after installing two new tires on the front of the vehicle the contact heard a thumping sound while driving. the dealer stated that the sound was caused by the difference in tread between the new tires and older rear tires, causing the front differential and transfer case to fail. the current and failure mileages were 96,000.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ST.LOUIS, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PAUL CERAME FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10189262

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . tl* the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. after installing two new tires on the front of the vehicle the contact heard a thumping sound while driving. the dealer stated that the sound was caused by the difference in tread between the new tires and older rear tires, causing the front differential and transfer case to fail. the current and failure mileages were 96,000.*ak.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ST.LOUIS, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PAUL CERAME FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10189538

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . plastic under (attached to) rear liftgate window cracked. crack runs top to bottom, around the ford emblem. entire liftgate needs replacing. ford says i have to pay for it. i have seen several explorer on the highway with the same defect. don't really know if this would be a safety issue, but i'm sure the integrity of the structure would be compromised in a rollover. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SLIDELL, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 21, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CHAPPARAL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: DEVINE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10189810

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . rear axle was making a loud noise, was told that it was due to the seal was broken and needed to be replaced. this was replaced and the noise still continues. other consumers have had this same problem and nothing has ever happened with this issue. it cost a lot of money to have the axle worked on and it is still not fixed! *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NASHUA, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion Review #10189840

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STEERING:RACK AND PINION . for about a week strange noises were observed upon shifting from park into reverse. during a 5 mile trip into town, power steering pump noise was observed when turning. upon reaching destination i experienced difficulty maneuvering into a parking space and observed a lot of steering pump noise. upon return home i checked the reservoir to find it extremely low and a check under the vehicle revealed fluid had been leaking and distributed all the way to the back of the vehicle. upon filling and starting the vehicle, no apparent location was observed except the connection to the rack & pinion looked to be leaking but the only evidence was apparent lack of dust build up which was evident around the attachment plate which indicates there has been enough flow to remove buildup from leaking condition. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BAINBRIDGE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 03, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUNBELT .

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Hydraulic Power Assist Hose, Piping, And Connections

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Hydraulic Power Assist Hose, Piping, And Connections Review #10189840

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS . for about a week strange noises were observed upon shifting from park into reverse. during a 5 mile trip into town, power steering pump noise was observed when turning. upon reaching destination i experienced difficulty maneuvering into a parking space and observed a lot of steering pump noise. upon return home i checked the reservoir to find it extremely low and a check under the vehicle revealed fluid had been leaking and distributed all the way to the back of the vehicle. upon filling and starting the vehicle, no apparent location was observed except the connection to the rack & pinion looked to be leaking but the only evidence was apparent lack of dust build up which was evident around the attachment plate which indicates there has been enough flow to remove buildup from leaking condition. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BAINBRIDGE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 03, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUNBELT .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10190004

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 24, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . the rear tailgate on the 2003 ford explorer cracked when i closed it after taking an item out of the back of the car. i had seen many other vehicles of the same make and year with this problem but did not know what may have caused the problem until it happened to me. i did not abuse the tailgate ,and i did not use any extra effort to close it than i normally would. i called my local ford dealer , and they told me to bring it and they would fix it at no charge. when i called later on the day i dropped it off. they informed me they had performed the recall work on the hinge and ball pivot, but they could not repair the tailgate because the vehicle was out of warranty. i contacted ford and they told me they were aware of the problem with the tailgate situation on this vehicle but it had not been posted as a recall item. *ak.Mileage was 69500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LYNN, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 07, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10190223

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . rear liftgate had a crack just below the glass on the 2003 explorer. i am concerned that the glass will become loose and fall out and hurt someone. this same problem happened on my 2002, ford explorer. i have seen several explorers with this same crack. ford should replace the liftgate with a better designed one.*ak.Mileage was 315000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU64W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 23, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MAXWELL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10190893

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 12, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . cracking in the liftgate panel. the panel below the glass on my explorer has cracked down the middle. *ak.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DURHAM, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 07, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL FORD RALEIGH . DEALER'S CITY: RALEIGH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock Review #10190894

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 23, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the vehicle's bottom rear liftgate has cracked. he stated that there is a safety recall on the hinges for the liftgate. the contact believes that the liftgate falls repeatedly and caused the liftgate window to crack. the engine size was unknown. the current mileage is 64,370 and failure mileage was 55,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTBURY, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 14, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: OUT OF BUSINESS .

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Review #10191463

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 12, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the plastic underneath the rear liftgate's glass door has begun to crack. the door still operates properly. the vin was unavailable. the current mileage is 78,000 and failure mileage was 74,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 74000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LA MESA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 09, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Catalytic Convertor

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Catalytic Convertor Review #10191640

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start and was towed to the dealer. the dealer stated that the catalytic converter was bad and needed to be replaced. the part was supposed to be available on may 10, 2007, but it still has not arrived. the repair is covered under warranty. the engine size was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 56,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BORDENTOWN, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: HOLDEMANN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: HAMILTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10191768

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 17, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . without impact, '03 ford explorer liftgate panel cracked from glass, around ford emblem, to bottom of panel. very common problem. no cooperation from ford. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ORANGE PARK, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10192169

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 21, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the message center on 2003 ford explorer can't be seen in daylight causing a very dangerous situation while driving and trying to read the compass , mileage, miles /gal, any readout of the auto. almost caused my wife and i to run off the road while trying to read the compass. night reading is fine, but daylight is terrible.. this situation should be fixed by ford before someone gets killed trying to read the message center in daylight. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FINKSBURG, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LEN STOLER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-356-7000 . DEALER'S CITY: OWINGS MILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21117 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical Navigational System(global Positioning System)

Ford Explorer 2003 Equipment Electrical Navigational System(global Positioning System) Review #10192169

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 21, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) . the message center on 2003 ford explorer can't be seen in daylight causing a very dangerous situation while driving and trying to read the compass , mileage, miles /gal, any readout of the auto. almost caused my wife and i to run off the road while trying to read the compass. night reading is fine, but daylight is terrible.. this situation should be fixed by ford before someone gets killed trying to read the message center in daylight. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FINKSBURG, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LEN STOLER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-356-7000 . DEALER'S CITY: OWINGS MILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21117 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10192655

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i have 2003 ford explorer xlt. one morning in mid-march of this year, i observed a crack in the platic panel under the window on the tailgate. my wife and i knew we had not had any type of impact in that area that would have caused the panel to crack. i took the vehicle into the ford dealership and spoke with a service technician about it. since the vehicle was just over 3 years old and have just over 30k miles on it, the cracked panel was not covered under warranty. however, the technician told me that he had seen a number of these problems and it was caused by the way the panel was attached. i had the crack repaired - cost over $400. i sent a letter to the ford customer response center in detroit with pictures and copies of the repair invoice asking them to reimburse me for the repair cost. after 30 days, i had not heard from them. so i sent copies of the letter by certified mail to the ford dealership, the customer response center and to the ceo of ford. the dealership called me and said this was a ford problem, not a dealership problem, so the dealership was not going to take any action. i finally received a call from the ford customer response center, and they wanted to know if i would accept a 50% reimbursement for the repair. i agreed only to find out the next day from the ford dealership that information about this problem could be found all over the internet. i am very upset that the ford motor company could be so unethical to negotiate a settlement that is clearly evident a design flaw. i believe they should should be required to reimburse any owner of a 2003 ford explorer who has this cracked panel repaired. i also think a class action suit should be brought against ford seeking compensatory and punitive damages for failing to reimburse for the repair and acting unethically by trying to place some of the blame on the owners by trying to negotiate the reimbursement amount for a flaw that is clearly their own fault..Mileage was 31000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROUND ROCK, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MAC HAIK FORD LINCOLN . DEALER'S CITY: GEORGETOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Sidewall

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Sidewall Review #10193423

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with TIRES:SIDEWALL . my michelin cross terrain tire blew out at the sidewall. it was a clear sunny day, 30 mph, on a smooth highway. i check my tire pressure regularly so i know the tire was properly inflated. i contacted michelin and they referred me to melody lakes tire and auto. my wife called and the receptionist told her it wouldn't do any good to come in but she could. the receptionist told my wife the problem was "heat infraction?" and it was not covered. it is incredible to me a receptionist, over the phone, can diagnose tire problems. michelin, nor the dealer had any intentions to determine why a blowout occurred, let alone try to fix it. i will forward this complaint to the nhtsa and hopefully you will have to listen to them. i have 4 more of those defective tires which i have no idea when they will blow!! updated 02-01-08. *kb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 31000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in QUAKERTOWN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10193976

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 10, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . 2003 ford explorer has structure: body: hatchback 6" vertical crack in plastic below hatchback window. recall 04v442000 does not apply to my vin number however is same problem. spent 40 minutes on phone with ford and they stated that i must complete a complaint form. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74EX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 27, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10193978

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact noticed a seven-inch crack in the plastic molding of the hatchback door hinge. recall # 04v442000 (structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments) was found. the dealer stated that his vin was excluded from the recall, however the contact feels that it should be included. the current mileage is 46,000 and failure mileage was 34,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74EX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Other Review #10194035

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 28, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with OTHER . tl-the rear end or the transmission and they cannot find the problem. you push on the accerlartor the engine revved up and then it slammed into gear. it you come to a stop sing some times it will go and sometimes no it feels as it some thing drops from under the trunck..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HERCULANEUM, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: FESTUS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: HERCULANEUM . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10194757

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 27, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . when we starte d our car for the first time after it had sat at an airport parking lot for a week, we heard a ticking noise upon start up ouf our vehicle (2003 ford explorer eddie bauer with v8 engine). upon taking it to a repair shop they stated the noise is coming from the value guard area in the would need to replace both cylinder heads (per ford need to replace both & cannot replace just one). the cost of this repair would be $4,000.00. upon further research, it appears that this is a common problem for our model & year. with all the other problems we have had to pay out of pocket for, it would be nice to have ford look into this issue and possible have a recall. thank you..Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OMAHA, NE. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 22, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Ignition

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Ignition Review #10195298

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 03, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION . i have a 2003 ford explorer that cuts off after take off, but while yielding to oncoming traffic or braking to make a turn. the steering column locks and the car must be brought to a full stop to place in park and restart. this is extremely dangerous. we have complained to our local dealer, dick masheter, who has been unable to duplicate. this problem has been happening since the vehicle was new, but happened twice yesterday..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51950 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 20, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DICK MASHETER FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 614-861-7150 . DEALER'S CITY: COLUMBUS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 43227 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10196911

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 14, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . 2003 ford explorer. consumer states that the vehicle bottom rear liftgate is cracked. consumer believes concern is related to recall on the hinges for the liftgate. the consumer believed the cracks on the liftgate were due to weakness. updated 07/08/07. *jb.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTBURY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control Review #10196699

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 16, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL . cruise control turns off during vehicle operation. multiple occurrences on multiple dates. 2003 ford explorer xlt 4 door, 4wd 4.0l-6 cylinder. *ak.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LEESBURG, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 14, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Manual Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Manual Transmission Review #10196743

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 14, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 10 mph, the vehicle shifted into four wheel drive without warning. the contact pressed the reset button on the dashboard, which deactivated the four wheel drive feature. she also stated that the door open light remained illuminated. the dealer has not inspected the vehicle. the current and failure mileages were 63,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75W43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, OH. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER'S NAME: JERMAINE TOYOTA .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10196848

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i have a 2003 ford explorer. i have, or it looks to be several stress cracks below the back glass of the hatch. they range anywhere from an inch to seven or eight inches. i took this to the ford house in haltom city, they said there was nothing that could be done but to check with other owners to see if this is happening to their explorer. i have since noticed literally at least 75 explorers with the same thing. the ones i have spoke with have the same problem. ford does not want to replace this cost. i think after 2003, ford changed the way they made the back hatch and it doesn't have the same seven or eight inch molding under the glass. i am afraid that if i open the glass section on mine or close it, it will break the glass or the glass will come out. what can we do about this?*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 21, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SAM PACKS FIVE STAR FORD . DEALER'S CITY: HALTOM CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10197235

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 11, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that she heard a clicking sound during deceleration. a mechanic diagnosed the cause of failure as a worn out range hub in the transfer case. the contact stated that she could never get out of 4 wheel drive, which burns more gas and activates components that are unnecessary during normal driving. the current mileage is 73,000 and failure mileage was 70,000. updated 02-01-08 *bf .Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73WX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STROUDSBURG, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MOUNT POCONO FORD SALES . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 570-839-1111 . DEALER'S CITY: MOUNT POCONO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18344 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10197324

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 10, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . 2003 ford explorer. liftgate panel cracked from right under glass all the way to bottom of panel right thru the middle of ford emblem. appears to be common problem with this model. from all i read ford will not fix problem even though it is their fault. *tr.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WEST POINT, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: PREMIER FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 662-327-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: COLUMBUS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 39705 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10197513

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the plastic trim panel on the rear hatch of my ford explorer xls cracked from top to bottom, with no provocation. i understand this is a common problem. my local dealer service rep said they had repaired "dozens of them", after he told me ford would not stand behind this obvious defect. the crack expands and contracts noticeably with temperature changes, and i believe the composite is not properly formulated resulting in instability of the material during temperature changes. clearly, this is a manufacturing defect for which ford should provide a remedy. my explorer still looks great, and this is the only blemish. at the quoted cost of over $700 to replace the entire hatch assembly (the only option offered), i will live with the annoying crack and tell everyone i see about ford's unwillingness to help. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KNOXVILLE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10198427

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 30, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . the transmission on my 2003 ford explorer failed. i'm told this is a consistent problem but ford won't stand by their product. *jb.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEDHAM, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: JACK MADDEN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10199467

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 06, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i own a 2003 ford explorer. six months ago i notice a split on the back of my vehicle near the rear window. the split was on the body of the vehicle. at first i thought someone damaged my vehicle. then i noticed when it gets really hot the split closes up and disappears. i called ford to see if there was a recall they said no. i tried to explain to them that there ought to be. i took a survey. there were at least 1 out of every 5 ford explorers had the same issue. i contacted the dealership and they said that it was caused by stress on the vehicle(what ever that means) i think ford needs to repair this problem because it can become "unsightly" *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAURENS, SC. Vehicle was purchased on July 23, 2006. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Review #10199818

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 14, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 70 mph, the contact swerved to miss a wild hog in the road. she drove into the path of oncoming traffic, slammed on the brakes, and the vehicle rolled over three times. the air bags failed to deploy. the vehicle was towed to the shop where it currently remains. the vehicle was destroyed. a police report was filed. the vin, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. the current and failure mileages were 65,000..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in REFUGHIO, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FIRST COUNTRY BRUSH BANK .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10202245

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 27, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . paint problems paint keeps on blistering and peeling all over the vehicle. *tr.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FAR ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 05, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10202336

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . torque converter failure. converter "rattles", needs replacement. prior complaint to dealer about "lurching" and "clunking" were found to be "non-duplicative" during warranty period. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 06, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: OASIS FORDI . DEALER'S CITY: OLD BRIDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10203418

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 11, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. as a mechanic was repairing the emissions module on the vehicle, he noticed that the coil springs failed. the failure was repaired. the current and failure mileages were 52,000. eq-10203418-4200, received 12/12/07 (2 doc). updated 12/12/07 *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEPEW, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DELACY FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Springs Coil Springs

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Springs Coil Springs Review #10203418

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 11, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. as a mechanic was repairing the emissions module on the vehicle, he noticed that the coil springs failed. the failure was repaired. the current and failure mileages were 52,000. eq-10203418-4200, received 12/12/07 (2 doc). updated 12/12/07 *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DEPEW, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DELACY FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10203967

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 22, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . i bought a 2003 ford explorer in june of 07 with no problems in sept of 07 i started to experience a load noise coming from the rear of the vehicle sounding like a tire was flat or something was rubbing. i took it into the shop and they told me that the rear diff was out on this and it was going to cost several thousand dollars to fix. i contacted ford they acknowledge the problem but refused to fix it and said that it was not under warranty so they weren't going to do anything about it. i now sit hear with something that i owe money on and can not afford to fix. i have a wife and a son and this is our only mode of transportation. i am very upset that ford does not stand behind their products like they should. there are numerous complaints on the internet about the same problem but with no solution. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PONTIAC, IL. Vehicle was purchased on July 28, 2007. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HELLER DODGE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10204211

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . panel below rear window cracked while vehicle was parked. i'm concerned of a safety hazard after reading on internet that the panel can fall off after this crack. it has not been fixed yet because ford claims it is not covered under its extended premium warranty. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU64K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OXNARD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: VISTA FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 805-983-6511 . DEALER'S CITY: OXNARD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 93036 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10204563

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . 2003 ford explorer "eddie bauer" ~49,000 miles. vehicle was parked and shows no evidence of impact. weather conditions were near standard. plastic panel below rear window split in two and has ~1/16" gap. split is vertical and very near center of panel. it passes under center of "ford" oval symbol. not sure if there is danger of rear window or broken panel pieces falling off vehicle. no repair has been undertaken, still attempting to get manufacturer to repair apparent defect. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU84K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROUND ROCK, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MAXWELL FORD . DEALER'S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10204782

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 25 mph, the rear end of the vehicle suddenly slumped and the rear driver side tire detached from the vehicle. the wheel, brake, rotor, lower control arm, and axle were damaged. repairs were made. the current and failure mileages were 50,000. updated 01/09/08.*lj the dealer replaced brake pads and rear end vibrating. updated 12/12/07 *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OXFORD, GA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GINN MOTOR COMPANIES .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10204782

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 25 mph, the rear end of the vehicle suddenly slumped and the rear driver side tire detached from the vehicle. the wheel, brake, rotor, lower control arm, and axle were damaged. repairs were made. the current and failure mileages were 50,000. updated 01/09/08.*lj the dealer replaced brake pads and rear end vibrating. updated 12/12/07 *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OXFORD, GA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GINN MOTOR COMPANIES .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10205077

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the rear window on the liftgate of my 2003 ford explorer imploded as i was waiting at a traffic light. the window did not just crack...it shattered into pieces. my car was not hit by another car or by an object. an initial problem arose before this event. a crack formed on the molding just below the window where the ford symbol is located. this is an issue i have read about from other people with explorers. i have read other cases of the liftgate window shattering but more often during opening or closing of the window. in this case, i was completely stopped at a traffic light when this happened. *tr.Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FOOTHILL RANCH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 04, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: POWER FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10206853

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 21, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . my husband had just pulled away from a stop sign when he felt the vehicle crash to the ground and saw the rear passenger tire roll into someone's front yard. he exited the car to find the lugs broken in half. my three year old is very upset, keeps talking about being in an accident. we are uncertain as to the amount of damage to the truck, we have not heard back from the insurance adjustor yet. there is body damage that is visible, who knows what the underside of the truck looks like. i do have in my possession one of the lug nuts, there are two more at the body shop. we couldn't find the remaining two, who knows when they were lost. this is the third incident i have heard of this month of the same exact thing happening (www.carcomplaints.com). *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GERMANTOWN, WI. Vehicle was purchased on June 15, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 7 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Other Review #10206871

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with OTHER . paint is bubbling up and peeling on my roof in 3 areas. i can see the metal. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HONEA PATH, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 06, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Instrument Panel

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Instrument Panel Review #10207064

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 30, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL . the message center lights are not visible in the daytime unless driver is in a shaded spot causing a dangerous situation to get any of the readouts! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FINKSBURG, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LEN STOLER . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-356-7000 . DEALER'S CITY: OWINS MILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21048 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10207115

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i'm never buying another ford. last week the o/d light came on in my ford explorer. i drove it right home and got the manual out to see what the problem was. "transmission problem" was what the manual indicated, as well as several websites i reviewed. i didn't worry at first, since i figured this would be covered under warranty. my explorer is just under 5 years old and just under 60k miles. surely there would at least be a 60k power train warranty. no one would buy a vehicle if they knew the transmission would only last 59k miles. well, the dealer told me a new transmission was needed (5th and 2nd gears were worn down), that it would cost $3500, and that it is not covered by warranty. and to add insult to injury he charged me $90 to tell me the transmission was bad (something i obviously knew) - isn't this similar to stealing? i then asked him what trade in value i could get (not that i really would buy another poor quality ford, but i wanted to explore all options). $5500 is the most they could give. i laughed - since i had taken very good care of the vehicle. it told me that they didn't want the vehicle either - so much for them really standing behind their product. they know the quality is poor. obviously i was quite irritated. i asked what caused this. none of the possibilities applied since i took good care of the vehicle and had it serviced according to the maintenance manual. in fact, the dealer (cover ford in austin) did the 30k checkup. i spent $1k on that (and probably got ripped off). i took it to a transmission specialist and had it fixed for under $2500. he informed me that he sees a lot of issues like this with explorers - probably a poor design and poor quality. also, judging by various websites there are indeed lots of complains like this. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: COVERT FORD . DEALER'S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10207875

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . we purchased a certified used 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer 4x4 in june 2006. one morning in mid-feb 2007, we discovered a crack in the lifegate glass applique that started from the top down, approximately 8" left from the center of the gate. there was no evidence of impact to the plastic, but rather a stress crack. since that time, the crack has grown wider and all the way through the plastic applique. now, another crack has started on the right hand side approximate 6" from the center of the liftgate. we contacted the local dealership in mid-feb 2007 and they stated we would have to pay for the cracked liftgate and it would cost approximately $800. we continue to observe other ford explorer's in the local area with similar cracks in their liftgate plastic applique. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MINDEN, NV. Vehicle was purchased on June 28, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 775-882-5353 . DEALER'S CITY: CARSON CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NV. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 89701 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10207875

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . we purchased a certified used 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer 4x4 in june 2006. one morning in mid-feb 2007, we discovered a crack in the lifegate glass applique that started from the top down, approximately 8" left from the center of the gate. there was no evidence of impact to the plastic, but rather a stress crack. since that time, the crack has grown wider and all the way through the plastic applique. now, another crack has started on the right hand side approximate 6" from the center of the liftgate. we contacted the local dealership in mid-feb 2007 and they stated we would have to pay for the cracked liftgate and it would cost approximately $800. we continue to observe other ford explorer's in the local area with similar cracks in their liftgate plastic applique. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MINDEN, NV. Vehicle was purchased on June 28, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CAPITAL FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 775-882-5353 . DEALER'S CITY: CARSON CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NV. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 89701 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10208873

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 12, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 explorer eddie bauer 4.6l v-8 awd, transmission failed during morning commute. i hear noise, the car lost speed, and "o/d off" was flashing. i could barely merge the car to the far right lane and manage to get the car to the office. *tr.Mileage was 57000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RESTON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 19, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KIP KILLMON'S TYSONS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock Review #10209315

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 14, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK . my 2003 explorer suddenly developed a crack on the back panel beneath the rear window. i am concerned that if it progresses the glass will have no support and break. i spoke with ford after learning that this is a common problem with these suv's and was told if i had no warranty they would not cover the cost. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MINNEOLA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 07, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FORD OF CLERMONT . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 3523946162 . DEALER'S CITY: CLERMONT . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 34711 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hood Review #10209514

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 10, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD . paint bubbling up on front of hood on 2003 ford explorer. *tr.Mileage was 33333 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EARLYSVILLE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 07, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10210109

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . the rear tailgate on my ford explorer has a vertical crack that runs through the ford medallion on the back. my neighbor had the same problem with his explorer and replaced it. when i looked on a google search, i find this is a common problem with explorers. not replaced, the piece will fall off and possibly create a road hazard. *tr.Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROOKLYN PARK, MN. Vehicle was purchased on July 29, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: BROOKDALE FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKLYN CENTER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MN.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10210137

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 21, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . vehicle purchased in 2003 after 1 year roaring noise began in rear axle. vehicle taken to dealer and differential carrier assembly replaced. vehicle now having the same problem with differential assembly. (roaring noise) *tr.Mileage was 74000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILTON, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WORLD FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8504769050 . DEALER'S CITY: PENSACOLA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 32505 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10210437

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 30, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . on the way home from work yesterday i noticed an unusual vibration from the front driver's side wheel of my explorer ? almost felt like a flat spot on the tire. also heard some squeaking /squealing which was much worse in turns. when i got home i checked and found: - one wheel stud and nut completely missing - one wheel stud loose/broken (tried to tighten nut but it kept spinning freely) - one loose lug nut. the remaining two lug nuts were tight. by tightening the one loose nut it allowed me to drive on car without the vibration ? at that point had only three functional lug nuts. took it to the dealer today and they claim corrosion caused the failure, but only on that wheel. replacement of the entire hub was required as you cannot replace individual studs. it would have cost $400, but because of my extended warranty it only cost me the $50 deductible. my feeling is i should not have even had to pay for that, this appears to me to be a defect or design failure. found many similar complaints & reports on mycarstats.com. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARTLAND, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 10, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SOERENS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BROOKFIELD . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Rotor

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Rotor Review #10210750

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the two rear rotors rusted two inches from the top. the rear rotors, rear brakes, and parking brake disintegrated due to the corrosion from the rotors. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the corrosion; however, all the components were replaced. the failure mileage was 18,000 and current mileage was 19,000. updated 03/14/08. *lj.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ASHLAND, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: DONLEY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 419-281-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: ASHLAND . DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44805 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10210981

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 06, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . 2003 ford explorer xlt vertical crack in fiberglass tailgate panel just below rear window glass (no impact to tailgate occurred - called dealership and they noted this is a common problem). *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLIFTON, VA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10210983

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 22, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . string of electrical failures a the same time - resulted in loss of vehicle for 3-4 days and we had to rent a car to fill in while it was getting repaired - full battery failure, failure of the 4wd component, broken or detached wire in driver's door, resulting in inability to lock/alarm that door with remote. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CLIFTNO, VA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Other Review #10211096

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 28, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER . my vehicle continued to stall at near stops or while stopped. or whenever accelerating from a stop. took to shop, where the "throttle position sensor" was replaced. also replaced was the throttle body assembly. was told that the throttle body assembly was defective (warped). the repair person (dealer authorized repair shop) who worked on my 2003 ford explorer used to work for a ford dealership, and he said he had seen this happen before. i have the part they replaced. if this is something that has happened to others before, shouldn't there be a recall? *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OCEANSIDE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 17, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10211249

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . well maintained vehicle - and transmission only lasted 59,500miles (less than 5 years). covert ford dealer in austin, tx only money hungry. wouldn't help at all. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: COVERT FORD . DEALER'S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Review #10211286

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STEERING . i was driving on the 118 fwy west,exited off the balboa exit, which has an incline, i started applying my brakes to reduce my speed so i could turn left. when attempting to make a left turn, my steering wheel locked, it felt like no gas was going to my engine,therefore i had to really try to force my vehicle to go left. i was able to get the wheel rotate about an inch-the vehicle coasted to the right (we avoided going over the overpass). i shut the car engine off, waited a couple of minutes ,turned the ignition on and the car started up again. needless to say, i'm scared to death to drive my car. i keep it maintained, i have relatively new tires on it and it has approximately 57,400+ miles on it. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 57420 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAKE VIEW TERRACE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 24, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GALPIN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8187873800 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTH HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 91343 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10211351

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . the ford recall for engine stalling does not appear to apply to the 2003 explorer, but i have definitely had the engine stall 5 or 6 times while i've been driving. it has happened while i've been decelerating, either for a stop sign, traffic light, or turn. the engine was warm each time. i was always able to restart the engine quickly enough so that no accidents occurred, but the closest call was when it happened at a busy traffic light. i did not write down the exact dates when it happened, so the incident date below is only approximate. i believe the recall should be expanded. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BASALT, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 27, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10212327

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 18, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . went out to load some things in the back of my explorer and noticed a crack in the rear liftgate under the glass. it goes from the glass to just above the license plate. *tr.Mileage was 59000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: RED MCCOMB'S FORD . DEALER'S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10212535

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . 2003 ford explorer transmission failure at 62,000 miles. *tr.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MONROE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10212535

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer transmission failure at 62,000 miles. *tr.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MONROE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10213525

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . 2003 ford explorer- the trim piece below the rear window cracked vertically for no reason. the vehicle was not hit, bumped, or slammed. the crack simply appeared. the dealership stated that the car was not under warranty and that the extended warranty does not cover the damage. it is my understanding that this is not an isolated incident.*cn.Mileage was 68300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LOGANVILLE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: AKINS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: WINDER . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10213589

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . in july 2006, my husband and i noticed a hairline crack above the ford emblem on the back window/liftgate panel. within 1 week, the crack had gone all the way through the liftgate. in hot weather, the crack is barely visible (because the plastic seems to swell); in cold weather, the crack is at least 1/8-1/4" wide. i'm concerned of wear on remaining components since i have no idea if water/snow just go through the crack or get inside the panel itself. is there a fix offered by ford for this since it is apparently a design/component flaw?*cn .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in INDIANOLA, IA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHARLES GABUS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: DES MOINES . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10213593

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 30, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . since the vehicle was purchased, my husband and i have noticed the engine makes a whistling noise in cold weather between 25-40 mph. the noise used to go away after driving for approximately 15-20 minutes. it no longer does. so far this winter, i have noticed the engine continuing to make the whistling sound entire 35-45 minute commutes. the speed now ranges from 25-70 mph and comes and goes throughout the drive. the dealership has kept the car for a few days (in previous years) and have not had a fix for this issue.*cn.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in INDIANOLA, IA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CHARLES GABUS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: DES MOINES . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Review #10213684

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTER . typical ford explorer tranmission problem having to do with the torque converter. od light flashing. nothing done to envoke this problem and no events leading up to the failure. just driving on the highway. *cn.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 81000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LONDONDERRY, NH. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 12, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Review #10213751

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 31, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH . about 8 - 10 months ago we started having trouble with the speed control shutting off. we also noticed that the brake lights were on sometimes when the vehicle was parked. finally, dec 31st, we discovered that the battery had been fully discharged overnight because the brake lights had come on. the part responsible was the brake light switch, which cost $118.00 parts and labor. the exact same problem resulted in recall nhtsa 04v106000 on the 2003 ford taurus. our vehicle is a 2003 ford explorer.*cn.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ASOTIN, WA. Vehicle was purchased on May 08, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KENDALL DODGE CHRYSLER JEEP . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2087439493 . DEALER'S CITY: LEWISTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: ID. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 83501 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10213786

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . 2003 ford explorer, after having service completed , jan '07 noticed after several weeks vertical crack on rear hatch panel right of ford emblem. didn't think much of it because there was road salt coving the back hatch and i couldn't confirm what had happened.however there was no impact marks. i have noticed a number of other same year explorers with the same vertical crack. iwill try to pursue with ford. *cn.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in YARDLEY, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MCCAFFERTY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 215-945-8054 . DEALER'S CITY: LANGHORNE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 19047 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10215054

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . 2003 ford explorer with bad recall repair work. consumer stated that the dealer repaired the vehicle wrong. he states that the hinges were supposed to be replaced. dealer replaced the struts and hinges. *kb when the consumer tried to get the problem fixed the first time he was told the struts looked fine. however, the driver's side hinge began to separate and the whole liftgate subsequently shifted; the gap between the liftgate and the body was no longer symmetrical but was significantly increased on the driver's side while decreased on the passenger side. as a result, the liftgate no longer latched or would only latch with a great deal of pressure applied when closing it. the consumer stated it was the two hinges at the top of the real hatch glass section that attached to the roof or body of the vehicle that were broken. the consumer stated the liftgate latch, trim panel and the rear taillight were damaged as a result of the defective hinge and should be fixed without charge. recall# 04v442000 *jb.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in POLLOCK PINES, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. DEALER'S NAME: TUTTLE-CLICK FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 949-472-5200 . DEALER'S CITY: IRVINE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92618 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Software

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Software Review #10214871

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE . stalling with no warning. ford found nothing. they know of the problem. said i should get an after market computer. ok *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT MYERS, FL. 33908, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10214871

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . stalling with no warning. ford found nothing. they know of the problem. said i should get an after market computer. ok *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT MYERS, FL. 33908, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10215352

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . back hatch split on 2003 ford explorer. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MORGANTOWNW, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 09, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SUPERIOR FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 304-296-4477 . DEALER'S CITY: MORGANTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WV. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 26505 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Antilock Review #10215417

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 30, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK . brake rotors corroded to the point that the front surface was flaking off. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WEST LAWN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10215425

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . brand new 2003 ford explorer. replaced engine at 115 k miles and now the trans is going; specifically, the o/d light keeps flashing and it shifts badly. i've seen numerous complaints about the same thing online, while ford ignores this faulty trans. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LANSDALE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 16, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WAYNE COUNTY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (570) 251-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: HONESDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18431 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10215425

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . brand new 2003 ford explorer. replaced engine at 115 k miles and now the trans is going; specifically, the o/d light keeps flashing and it shifts badly. i've seen numerous complaints about the same thing online, while ford ignores this faulty trans. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LANSDALE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 16, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WAYNE COUNTY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (570) 251-3673 . DEALER'S CITY: HONESDALE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 18431 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Other Review #10215567

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with OTHER . i am attempting to rectify a well know problem on my 2003 ford explorer regarding the heater blend door for the front heating unit. in this particular instance i have no heat here in michigan of all places. does ford have a recall for this problem? i have spoken to several ford people and they say this is a very common problem. if the air blend door breaks and the system is locked in the a/c mode, defogging/defrosting the windshield will be a challenge. ever tried to melt ice with an air conditioner? we have a responsibility to report safety issues. when the dealer called back , the first question was the vehicle?s mileage. when i reported 79k miles they said sorry, the cut-off for assistance was 75k miles. i argued that the problem was logged at 40k miles with numerous follow-up calls. they refused. i called the 1-800 assistance number again and got a real bonehead. she confirmed that 75k miles was the cut-off. i asked to speak to the gentleman to whom i had previously registered my complaint, giving her his identification number. she refused. i hung up and dialed the 1-800 number again. this time i got a kind lady who told me that the field engineer had the authority to offer compensation. i contacted the dealership to schedule an appointment and then learned that the field engineer had backed out of the deal and i was about to fork over $700 for replacement. how in the world does the customer get hosed for this amount of money. i bought the truck, kept it insured, did my maintenance and due to a factory defect, i still have to pay? unless the vehicle is in a crash or fire, an air plenum should last longer than the body of the vehicle. the on-going saga continues, as this becomes a safety issue, now i can't see out of my window due to snow and ice. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80585 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW BALTIMORE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GORNO FORD . DEALER'S CITY: FLAT ROCK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Review #10215567

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM . i am attempting to rectify a well know problem on my 2003 ford explorer regarding the heater blend door for the front heating unit. in this particular instance i have no heat here in michigan of all places. does ford have a recall for this problem? i have spoken to several ford people and they say this is a very common problem. if the air blend door breaks and the system is locked in the a/c mode, defogging/defrosting the windshield will be a challenge. ever tried to melt ice with an air conditioner? we have a responsibility to report safety issues. when the dealer called back , the first question was the vehicle?s mileage. when i reported 79k miles they said sorry, the cut-off for assistance was 75k miles. i argued that the problem was logged at 40k miles with numerous follow-up calls. they refused. i called the 1-800 assistance number again and got a real bonehead. she confirmed that 75k miles was the cut-off. i asked to speak to the gentleman to whom i had previously registered my complaint, giving her his identification number. she refused. i hung up and dialed the 1-800 number again. this time i got a kind lady who told me that the field engineer had the authority to offer compensation. i contacted the dealership to schedule an appointment and then learned that the field engineer had backed out of the deal and i was about to fork over $700 for replacement. how in the world does the customer get hosed for this amount of money. i bought the truck, kept it insured, did my maintenance and due to a factory defect, i still have to pay? unless the vehicle is in a crash or fire, an air plenum should last longer than the body of the vehicle. the on-going saga continues, as this becomes a safety issue, now i can't see out of my window due to snow and ice. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80585 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW BALTIMORE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: GORNO FORD . DEALER'S CITY: FLAT ROCK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MI.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Review #10215861

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 21, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. in an attempt to drive the vehicle, the contact noticed a crack in the tailgate below the rear window. the dealer was notified and stated that there were no recalls. the current mileage was 80,000 and failure mileage was 60,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TAMPA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 24, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BILL CURRY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: TAMPA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch

Ford Explorer 2003 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Review #10215867

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 22, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH . noticed the other day the brake light were stuck "on" after exiting the vehicle and only after tapping them a few times did they turn off. the only place to get a replacement brake on / off switch is via the dealer for approx $95.00, installation extra. he told me he sells alot of these for explorers, maybe it needs to go on the "recall list". it potentially will cause an accident if they were to stay on and then have a need to stop quickly the person behind you would not see brake lights come on and rearend your vehicle. *tr.Mileage was 94415 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10215910

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . sat. jan. 19, 2008; approx. 99,780 miles - engine stalled while we were turning off the highway to a side street. we had just driven approx. 20 miles, so the engine was warm. the steering wheel locked up when the engine turned off, which caused us to go into the oncoming traffic lane. fortunately no one was coming towards us so we could stop, put it in park, and restart the engine. this is about the fifth or sixth time it happened. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 99780 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BASALT, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 27, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10215911

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 21, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . http://www.carcomplaints.com/ford/explorer/2003/body_paint/cracked_panel_below_the_rear_window.shtml the link above is basically what i experience - a crack in my back body panel - no wreck - nothing to cause it - just sitting there! ford will not replace - they claim it is out of warranty - as if a body panel should crack by itself! *tr.Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: NORTH POINT FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 501-945-1200 . DEALER'S CITY: NORTH LITTLE ROCK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AR.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10216012

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 25, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . when i got to my car this morning, the middle of the back rear panel of my '03 ford explorer eddie bauer series had cracked from between the window to the latch - right under the ford emblem. there was no accident - nothing that could have caused this damage. luckily there are only 51k miles on the truck, and the dealer is willing to fix with a $75 deductible. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):99999999999. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10216151

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 10, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . i purchase a 2003 ford explorer in the same year. last year my wife noticed a crack on the liftgate directly below the rear window. the crack was about 4 inches long and narrow in width. i took the car to my local dealers body shop and was told by the manager " that i see this all the time in all of fords suv's including the lincoln and mercury models. it is a defect from the factory and one that ford will not recall". he gave me a estimate of $350 and advised that i go to the dealer and talk to someone there. i did so and was told by the service manager that there were 2 reasons why they would not fix the car for me. the 1st is that the car was out of warranty and the 2nd was that i did not buy the car from them, i purchased the car as a demo from another dealer. i was given a number to contact ford which i did and was told the same thing that the dealership told me. i then took the car to the dealer where i bought the car and was told by the service manager that he would have the regional rep from ford contact me whenever he was in town. he also stated that if ford would not help me then he would fix the car for half price the cost. i haven't heard from them in a year. i have researched this and there are numerous complaints from people who have explorers with the same problem. as the body shop manager at the dealer said, this is a flaw that ford motor co. is aware of and will not recall. my car now has 3 cracks on the liftgate and i like so many others are not responsible for them. we are desperately seeking help from somebody in holding ford accountable for this. thank you! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WEST MONROE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MOROE AUTO WORLD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 318 325-6354 . DEALER'S CITY: MONROE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: LA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 71201 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10216172

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 25, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . crack in liftgate of 2003 ford explorer; note: 2nd time it has cracked, after replacement once...now about 25,000 miles later, same problem with new liftgate. crack just "appears". *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TRUCKEE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 30, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WALNUT CREEK FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 925-932-2900 . DEALER'S CITY: WALNUT CREEK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 94596 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Other Review #10216259

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 26, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with OTHER . i just recently took my 2003 ford explorer xlt 4.0l v6 to my local dealer because of a cold draft coming from the glove box and or floor panel on the passenger side. upon not even going into further explanation about my problem they knew exactly what the problem was; stating it is the "blend door." they said "the pins from the door break off and causes the door to fall making it not function properly creating a cold draft and the heater or air conditioning not to work properly; is a "common problem".� when i called down there two days later, to get my quote on fixing it, the manager in parts said �the part was $50.00 and was going to require 4 hours of labor because of having to take the whole dash off to get to it; i was looking at roughly $330.00 with parts, labor, and tax.� i personally feel this is a �manufactures defect� and why should the consumer have to pay for a �manufactures defect?� also, if this is such a �common problem� why is there not a recall for it being faulty; other than because it's not a safety hazard. i appreciate any time you put into my question and dilemma. i will be looking forward to an explanation as to why it isn�t a recall. *cn .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WARRENSBURG, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 03, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WARREN FORD MERCURY . DEALER'S CITY: WARRENSBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 12885 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock Review #10216662

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 29, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK . the hinges on my 2003 ford explorer broke while opening the lift gate. i want to the dealer to have fixed. they charged me $323.55 to replace the hinges & struts. later i found ot that there was a recall for this exact issue. i contacted ford and they told me that even though my vehicle was built during the dates listed in the recall it was not built at a specific plant. of the 955,000 vehicles covered under this recall my car (which actually had the problem) was not covered. below is a copy of the recall from your office. i am certain that i am not the only owner facing this issue. ford motors needs to accept responsibility for defective products. i would like to go on record with this complaint stating that the recall below be amended to include all 2003 ford explorers regardless of plant that built it. the hinges are bad. ford / explorer 2002-2003 ford / mountaineer 2002-2003 manufacturer : ford motor company mfr's report date : sep 09, 2004 nhtsa campaign id number : 04v442000 pe04045 nhtsa action number: pe04045 component: structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments potential number of units affected : 955732 summary: on certain sport utility vehicles, the liftgate glass strut may become disengaged or the hinge may fracture allowing the glass to fall and possibly break. consequence: if the hinge should fracture, there is a potential for the glass to fall and ultimately break and personal injuries could occur. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SHELTON, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: HEALEY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 203-732-5000 . DEALER'S CITY: ANSONIA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 06410 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10216704

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . rear glass applique under rear hatch has cracked twice, first time under warranty, second time it is not covered. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLTS SUMMIT, MO. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MIKE KEHOE FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 573-634-4444 . DEALER'S CITY: JEFFERSON CITY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 65109 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10216781

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 28, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . cracked hatch on 2003 ford explorer. worried that panel will fall off. ford does not want to take care of this problem that is obviously a defect. have read that many other people around country have same problem no matter what climate is. feel that it is a safety hazard with the possibility of panel falling off while driving and creating an adverse incident which could cause injury. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MOHRSVILLE, PA. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 26, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10217538

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 02, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . 2003 ford explorer cracked rear hatch without impact. weather conditions were colder than normal. there are two vertical 1/4" cracks that appeared suddenly below the rear hatch lift gate window. we had not used the back lift door or the lift gate window in several days. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54634 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SHERWOOD, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 12, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: CANBY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-255-9111 . DEALER'S CITY: CANBY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OR. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 97013 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10217600

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . at 40,000 miles 4000 out of warranty, the transmission on my 2003 ford explorer catastrophically failed. no warning at all. driving down the highway, the o/d light started to flash and the car started to shift in and out of gear. my wife nursed the car home. the car had no first gear and would slam from second to third. ford confirmed this, and said the only fix was a complete transmission. 6,000 miles later, the same thing. since this was under warranty, ford said that they could replace some solenoids and that would fix it....not!! three more trips and finally a transmission that doesn't act up all the time. it still shifts funny and sometimes fails to go into gear. my wife has come close to being rear-ended numerous times, i.e. backing into the street. this is a safety issue that ford has been ignoring, read the forums. i have many other numerous complaints about this vehicle. read differential clutches going bad, keyless entry failing, door locks failing, and a window that works part-time....kinda like ford engineers. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROBINSON, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: ALL PRO .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10217682

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 30, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . the transfer case failed on our 2003 ford explorer. this is a known problem at ford and due to a design flaw with the explorer. it cost $2,000 to fix. our mechanic referred us to a transmission/transfer case specialist who had seen multiple explorers with this problem. ford should issue a recall for this known defect. the consequences of a failure in the transfer case can be a complete shredding of the gears and sudden loss of power, which could be extremely dangerous. *tr.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EVANSTON, IL. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 05, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10217738

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 11, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . i own a 2003 ford explorer xlt 4wd. approximately 12 months ago, the rear trim panel beneath the rear window crack down the middle. i contacted my nearest dealer who informed me that while ford had recognized that it was a problem, they did not plan to issue a technical service bulletin or recall. the dealer service reps even agreed that there is a significant problem with explorers and mountaineers. i have seen many other explorers and mountaineers with the same problem as well as many complaints on-line. today the rear hatch left latch broke off causing the entire rear lift gate window to nearly fall off. the problem could possibly be related due to the earlier crack causing the weight of the rear glass to shift, place too much strain on the left latch. the dealer is repairing the broken latch, window molding and rear hatch struts, under an extended service plan but still will not repair the previous cracked trim panel. this is indicative of ford's failure to back up their product and they have lost a long term customer. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLLOMAN AFB, NM. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: VISION FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10217740

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 12, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i own a 2003 ford explorer xlt 4wd. approximately 12 months ago, the rear trim panel beneath the rear window crack down the middle. i contacted my nearest dealer who informed me that while ford had recognized that it was a problem, they did not plan to issue a technical service bulletin or recall. the dealer service reps even agreed that there is a significant problem with explorers and mountaineers. i have seen many other explorers and mountaineers with the same problem as well as many complaints on-line. today the rear hatch left latch broke off causing the entire rear lift gate window to nearly fall off. the problem could possibly be related due to the earlier crack causing the weight of the rear glass to shift, place too much strain on the left latch. the dealer is repairing the broken latch, window molding and rear hatch struts, under an extended service plan but still will not repair the previous cracked trim panel. this is indicative of ford's failure to back up their product and they have lost a long term customer. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HOLLOMANAFB, NM. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: VISION FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Springs

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Springs Review #10218557

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS . the shocks and the wheel bearings on the back left passenger side tires on my 2003 ford explorer are shot. my explorer has 87,000 miles on it!!! *tr.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NAPLES, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 08, 2007. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: NONE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Review #10218557

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with TIRES . the shocks and the wheel bearings on the back left passenger side tires on my 2003 ford explorer are shot. my explorer has 87,000 miles on it!!! *tr.Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NAPLES, NY. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 08, 2007. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: NONE .

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Hatchback/liftgate Lock Review #10218677

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 20, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK . hatchback on 2003 ford explorer cracked, and needed replacement, the total cost was $290.00. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WAYNESVILLE, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 20, 2004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10218699

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 04, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . panel below glass on lift gate develop a crack. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MUNSTER, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 04, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WEBB FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10219561

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 23, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . transmission was fine and then it started having trouble switching from 1st to 2nd gear. next thing the od light started flashing so i decided to take it to the dealer. by the time i got there the service engine soon light came on. they did a computer check ($90 cost) on it and recommended to install a remanufactured unit for $3829. after some more research, i decided to take it to aamco. they went beyond the computer check and discovered that the 2nd servo piston was broken and the od servo piston also recommended to be replaced along with the torque converter because there have been so many problems with them. in the end, the cost will be $2043. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 13, 2002. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion

Ford Explorer 2003 Steering Rack And Pinion Review #10220549

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STEERING:RACK AND PINION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 60 mph, on february 17, 2008, the engine shut off immediately without warning. several vehicles were rapidly approaching the contact, which nearly caused a fatal crash. there were no warning lights present prior to the failure; however, after the engine shut off, all of the lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and diagnosed. the mechanic was unable to restart the vehicle. the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. the part was ordered and may be available by next week. the vehicle has been at the dealer for two weeks. the manufacturer's president was notified on two occasions and the secretary forwarded the messages to a liaison. the contact wanted the vehicle replaced, but the liaison stated that she could not assist. the contact saw on the news that there was a manufacturer's recall and filed case number 0490000518. the manufacturer stated that there were no existing recalls related to the failure. the following failures occurred with the previous owner: on march 1, 2004, the ring and pinions failed, on march 31, 2004, the pinion valve leaked, was damaged, tested and repaired. on april 14, 2004, while driving approximately 55 mph, the front pinion seal was leaking and replaced. the upper bearing was also repaired. the vin appears to be invalid. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FMZU62K23UC. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROSWELL, GA. Vehicle was purchased on July 25, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KING FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7706495100 . DEALER'S CITY: ROSWELL . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 30077 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Catalytic Convertor

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Exhaust System Emission Control Catalytic Convertor Review #10220549

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:CATALYTIC CONVERTOR . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 60 mph, on february 17, 2008, the engine shut off immediately without warning. several vehicles were rapidly approaching the contact, which nearly caused a fatal crash. there were no warning lights present prior to the failure; however, after the engine shut off, all of the lights illuminated on the instrument panel. the vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and diagnosed. the mechanic was unable to restart the vehicle. the dealer diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the catalytic converter needed to be replaced. the part was ordered and may be available by next week. the vehicle has been at the dealer for two weeks. the manufacturer's president was notified on two occasions and the secretary forwarded the messages to a liaison. the contact wanted the vehicle replaced, but the liaison stated that she could not assist. the contact saw on the news that there was a manufacturer's recall and filed case number 0490000518. the manufacturer stated that there were no existing recalls related to the failure. the following failures occurred with the previous owner: on march 1, 2004, the ring and pinions failed, on march 31, 2004, the pinion valve leaked, was damaged, tested and repaired. on april 14, 2004, while driving approximately 55 mph, the front pinion seal was leaking and replaced. the upper bearing was also repaired. the vin appears to be invalid. the failure and current mileages were 40,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FMZU62K23UC. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROSWELL, GA. Vehicle was purchased on July 25, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: KING FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7706495100 . DEALER'S CITY: ROSWELL . DEALER'S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 30077 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10219680

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the rear liftgate window suddenly blew out while the vehicle was parked. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that it was a common failure, but they could not explain the cause. the vehicle is currently at the shop being repaired. the contact has pictures of the failure. the current and failure mileages were 72,000. updated 03-31-08 *bf after doing some research, the consumer discovered the gas in the struts that hold the top portion of the rear hatch can explode when cold weather is a factor. updated.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW ALBANY, IN. Vehicle was purchased on June 18, 2005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10219744

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 25, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . rear tailgate molding below window cracked. appears to be a prevalent flaw based on internet research. called ford and they advised it was a known problem however were not planning to recall. i believe this is related to the prior recall of rear liftgate glass as this part was new post recall. *tr.Mileage was 42500 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LEWISVILLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 15, 2002. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: SAM PACKS 5 STAR FORD . DEALER'S CITY: LEWISVILLE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Lever And Linkage Column Shift

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Lever And Linkage Column Shift Review #10219896

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 10 mph, the contact heard a noise similar to a tire blowout. she pulled the vehicle off the road and discovered that the lug studs for the driver and passenger side rear wheels had sheared off. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the studs were replaced. the failure occurred twice. the contact attempted to shift into park, but the gear became stuck. she jiggled the gear until it went into park. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. the failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 60,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 18, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Lugs/nuts/bolts Review #10219896

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 10 mph, the contact heard a noise similar to a tire blowout. she pulled the vehicle off the road and discovered that the lug studs for the driver and passenger side rear wheels had sheared off. the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the studs were replaced. the failure occurred twice. the contact attempted to shift into park, but the gear became stuck. she jiggled the gear until it went into park. the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. the failure mileage was 40,000 and current mileage was 60,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 18, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Tread/belt

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Tread/belt Review #10220059

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 11, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with TIRES:TREAD/BELT . while pulling out of local wal-mart parking lot in reverse an explosion that rocked my explorer cross utility vehicle created some panic for my wife and myself. upon checking the vehicle i noticed that the front left tire had exploded from one side of the rim to the other rendering the tire to be completely ruin. the rim was intact. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93E. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CAGUAS P.R., PR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10220078

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 07, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the rear window hatch has a piece of plastic under the glass, which holds the window in place. the plastic has cracked all the way through the window. the current mileage was 75,000 and failure mileage was 8,000. updated 04/02/08. *lj.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in INDIANANOA, IA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 21, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10220473

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 06, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . bought my 2003 ford explorer in june 2005. after lengthy trip home i noticed a loud buzzing sound up front. when we finally had it diagnosed about 6 months later, we had to replace the passenger front side wheel bearing. now the driver's side front bearing is buzzing even worse so we will need to replace that one as well. we have 66,000 miles on the vehicle. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in UNIONTOWN, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Hubs

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Hubs Review #10220723

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE HUBS . rear axle loud noise. front left wheel bearing became extremely noisy. automatic 4wd control engaged unexpectedly during low speed turns and parking. several visits to the ford repair shop, almost $2.5k in repairs, "erroneously" diagnosed. results: finally, failures still in place. what a shame!!! *tr.Mileage was 55000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTIAGO, 00. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MANASA . DEALER'S CITY: SANTIAGO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: 00.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10220723

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN . rear axle loud noise. front left wheel bearing became extremely noisy. automatic 4wd control engaged unexpectedly during low speed turns and parking. several visits to the ford repair shop, almost $2.5k in repairs, "erroneously" diagnosed. results: finally, failures still in place. what a shame!!! *tr.Mileage was 55000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTIAGO, 00. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 15, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: MANASA . DEALER'S CITY: SANTIAGO . DEALER'S STATE CODE: 00.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10221213

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . body panel below rear glass on lift gate is cracked from top to bottom. i noticed this on many explorers of the same approx. age while shopping for this vehicle. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WAKE FOREST, NC. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 22, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Tailgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10221422

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 03, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . i own a 2003 ford explorer. first, i noticed a small crack in the tailgate below the rear window. within two days, the crack spread the entire length of the applique and through the ford emblem. i contacted ford and they are aware of this defect, however, they have not issued a recall. we purchased an extended 75,000 mile warranty, but this crack happened at 78,000 miles. ford said they would not fix because warranty expired and no recall on their end. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 77950 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10221751

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 17, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . recently had to have the rear bearing and hub replaced b/c it was going bad. repair shop informed me that it was very dangerous b/c the wheel could come off while driving and it was walking wearing the brake pads out unevenly resulting in additional safety concerns. the repair shop is replacing bearing assembly and all brakes. i have researched this and notice many other people having similar issues. it only was detected b/c we thought the transmission was acting up which was still under warranty. so we took it in. if we hadn't, my family could have been seriously injured if the wheel came off and/or brakes failed due to bearing being bad causing brakes to wear unevenly. the repair cost about $1500. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 26, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Springs Coil Springs Review #10222275

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 27, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS . reference my 2003 ford explorer 4x4. right rear spring is broken. vehicle only has 45,506 miles. *tr.Mileage was 45506 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K63Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORTH ROYALTON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: WILLIAMS FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-234-2770 . DEALER'S CITY: BEREA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44017 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10222326

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 03, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . crack in body of tailgate with no cause; crack starts at the bottom of the back window and runs to the bottom of the plastic panel. i took it to the dealership and they said it is a know defect, but will not fix it. in my neighborhood alone, there are at least 4 other explorers with the same issue. ford needs to fix this ! it takes away from the trade-in value of my car. *tr .Mileage was 25000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 03, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: POWAY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: POWAY . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10222351

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 23, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . the panel just below my back windshield has a crack in it which has occurred for no reason at all. after speaking with some at the local dealership i was very disappointed to hear that about 99% of these have to be replaced and that it would cost me almost $400 to do so. i called ford and they once again told me that it was a problem but they could not do anything to help me i would have to pay for it. at that time i ask to speak to a supervisor and when speaking with her i was informed that there were no complaints on this issue. (which i find hard to believe since 3 dealers have now told me that this is a re-occurring problem.) my biggest concern is if i do not fix this right away that i will lose this piece and it will end up hurting someone. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WARRIOR, AL. Vehicle was purchased on Oct 11, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER'S NAME: LONG LWEIS FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10222501

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 30 mph, the contact heard a whining noise coming from the vehicle. the noise becomes louder as the vehicle travels faster. the whining appears to be coming from the rear suspension. the failure mileage was 120,000 and current mileage was 144,800. updated 04/14/08. *lj the consumer stated the transmission was replaced at no charge by ford at 55,000 miles due to a defect. the 4-wheel drive makes excessive noise when in gear. updated .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SADDLE BROOK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WARNOCK FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MORRISTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10222501

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 30 mph, the contact heard a whining noise coming from the vehicle. the noise becomes louder as the vehicle travels faster. the whining appears to be coming from the rear suspension. the failure mileage was 120,000 and current mileage was 144,800. updated 04/14/08. *lj the consumer stated the transmission was replaced at no charge by ford at 55,000 miles due to a defect. the 4-wheel drive makes excessive noise when in gear. updated .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SADDLE BROOK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WARNOCK FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MORRISTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive)

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Transfer Case (4-wheel Drive) Review #10222501

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE) . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 30 mph, the contact heard a whining noise coming from the vehicle. the noise becomes louder as the vehicle travels faster. the whining appears to be coming from the rear suspension. the failure mileage was 120,000 and current mileage was 144,800. updated 04/14/08. *lj the consumer stated the transmission was replaced at no charge by ford at 55,000 miles due to a defect. the 4-wheel drive makes excessive noise when in gear. updated .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SADDLE BROOK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: WARNOCK FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MORRISTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NJ.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10222626

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . there was a clicking noise in the dash when i turned the heat on. one day there was one more hard click and after that no more heat. so now when i turn the heat on there's a clicking noise and no heat, when i turn it on cool the clicking noise stops. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61428 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, DC. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 24, 2006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: NATIONS AUTO . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 3013167017 . DEALER'S CITY: TEMPLE HILLS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: 00. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 20748 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10222631

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . when shifted into reverse the vehicle will intermittently slam into the gear after some time has lapsed, or other times it won't move into any gear and freezes in a neutral state, even when the shift lever is moved into drive or any other gear, for that matter. these events have occurred at least several times in the 1 month period we have owned it. purchased it from a dealer on 2/24/08 with 53,000k miles on it. it is currently in a ford dealer (1 week so far) for service, but they say they can not replicate the problem with the transmission. if i pick up the vehicle now the used vehicle warranty that came with the vehicle will expire and will not cover the problem when it does completely fail. after reading all the problems these transmissions have, it is inevitable it won't be long before that happens. hopefully, it won't be in the middle of traffic or worse yet, when driving with my grandkids somewhere. this is definitely a safety issue, as the total failure often happen with no warning. the vehicle otherwise drives great. *tr.Mileage was 53300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SANTA CLARA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 24, 2008. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph. DEALER'S NAME: FORD OF DUBLIN . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 925/556-4600 . DEALER'S CITY: DUBLIN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 94568 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Differential Unit Review #10222659

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 22, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DIFFERENTIAL UNIT . excessive whine/noise coming from the rear end of the vehicle, at highway speeds. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60508 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SHAWNEE, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 08, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BOB ALLEN FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 913-381-3000 . DEALER'S CITY: OVERLAND PARK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: KS.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10222732

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 15, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . rear door crack in the middle on ford explorer, below the window, probably because the material the frame is made of is just plastic. i keep seeing people in my town with the same problem. i wonder if there is a formal complaint about this defect. i contacted ford corporate, but i was told that no one has complained. this is not just a cosmetic problem, but a safety problem. sometimes when i am driving the door window gets open. please let me know if there is something you can do to help me and other customers who own a ford explorer and who have the same problem. *tr.Mileage was 64500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73EX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in YUMA, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10223045

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the rear hatch on my 2003 ford explore xlt cracked in 3 separate places. the vehicle is primarily housed in a garage. i called ford to report the problem. they told me they would not fully cover the defect. they would "help" since it was out of warranty. i feel the cracks are a flaw in manufacturing or product design. they should be covered entirely by the manufacturer. *tr.Mileage was 44000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORTH PLATTE, NE. Vehicle was purchased on Mar 15, 2005. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: JANSSEN AND SONS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: HOLDREDGE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NE.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10223271

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . i have a 2003 ford explorer and has a flex fuel system 4.0l 114,000 miles at times not all the time once in awhile i will go to turn and slow down the idle jumps up and down you will be able to see the rps go nuts and the engine shuts itself off i almost hit another car not being prepared for the shut down the brakes the steering all got hard to handle... has anyone been looking into this problem at all? i have changed spark plugs the fuel filter air filter and still does this in warm weather as it does in cold weather.. any clue as to what i can do? vary unsafe. i have never had a car or truck do this more than once. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110120 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in VIROQUA, WI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 11, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER'S NAME: VERNON COUNTY CHRYSTLER .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10223459

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 27, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . loss control of my suv, and found out my spindle, bearings and everything was shot! *tr.Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DRYDEN, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 23, 2005. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Other Review #10223459

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 27, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with OTHER . loss control of my suv, and found out my spindle, bearings and everything was shot! *tr.Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DRYDEN, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 23, 2005. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Parking Brake Conventional Mechanical Linkage And Cable

Ford Explorer 2003 Parking Brake Conventional Mechanical Linkage And Cable Review #10223459

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 27, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with PARKING BRAKE:CONVENTIONAL:MECHANICAL:LINKAGE AND CABLE . loss control of my suv, and found out my spindle, bearings and everything was shot! *tr.Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DRYDEN, MI. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 23, 2005. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10223591

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 02, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . driving to work from home, o/d off light began flashing and going from 1st to 2nd gear lagged. returning home that night, o/d off light began flashing and service engine soon light came on along with lagging in shifting. took to mechanic who performed transmission maintenance and replaced solenoid. this corrected service engine light, but o/d light still flashed. found filings in transmission fluid which led to replacing transmission. found forums that related similar problems with transmission. at least i got 90,000 miles before this happened. *tr.0 person(s) died.Mileage was 90205 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW CITY, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 28, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10223840

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 09, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. at 50,000 75,000 and 80,000 miles, the wheel bearings failed. the two front and the rear driver side wheel bearings were replaced several times. at 30,000 miles, the contact took the vehicle back to the dealer for the state inspection and they stated that four wheel bearings needed to be replaced. the dealer further stated that the frequent failures of the wheel bearings may be due to driving on a dirt road. the manufacturer stated that there was no recall for the failure; therefore, he should take the vehicle to the dealer. the contact will have the wheel bearings replaced, but he feels that the manufacturer should be responsible for the cost. the dealer information and purchase date were unavailable. the current mileage was 130,000 and failure mileage was 60,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CENTERVILLE, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10224225

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 05, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i have a 03 explorer. and my hatch cracked in 07. when i took it to the dealership after seeing other models with the same problem. i was informed there was no recall on the part and it cost me roughly $800.00 to fix. i feel as though ford should recall the part and refund all the customers who has had the same problem, and had to spend $$ to get it fixed. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 23, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: YOUNG FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 704-598-2599 . DEALER'S CITY: CHARLOTTE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 28213 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10224295

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . bearings in ford explorer almost seized.... this could cause a major problem if they had not been replaced. 3 out of four at one time? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2007. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10224351

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . rear door hatch has cracked from the bottom of the window to the bottom of the hatch. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STOW, MA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: IVERSON FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 978-667-3855 . DEALER'S CITY: BILLERICA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Trunk Lid

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Trunk Lid Review #10224413

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 21, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:TRUNK LID . crack developed without apparent cause in plastic panel below the rear window. i've noticed this in many other explorers of similar years. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AVON, IN. Vehicle was purchased on Jan 21, 2008. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10224727

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the rear hatch has developed a crack through the middle of the panel just below the visible glass of the hatch. this crack encompasses the rear ford logo. this crack occurred without any damage to the vehicle. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MONROE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: NORTHPOINT FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (318) 281-5672 . DEALER'S CITY: BASTROP . DEALER'S STATE CODE: LA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10224883

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . cruise control failures: fails to engage, un-commanded acceleration, un-commanded deceleration, speed surging, indicates engaged and is not engaged. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW CASTLE, DE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on July 09, 2004. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control Review #10226149

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 50 mph and attempting to engage the cruise control, the speed rapidly increased above 55 mph. the cruise control light illuminated, which indicated that the cruise control was engaged. the contact depressed the brake pedal and attempted to disengage the cruise control, but was unsuccessful. the cruise control intermittently failed to operate normally. the vehicle was not equipped with antilock brakes. the fuel system and date of purchase were unavailable. the failure mileage was 77,335 and current mileage was 77,392. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 77335 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BLACK DIAMOND, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SATURN OF PUYALLUP . DEALER'S CITY: PUYALLUP . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Wheel Bearing Review #10225519

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARING . loud roaring sound inside of car. turned out to be the front drivers side wheel bearing. replaced now the rear is doing the same thing. my vehicle doesn't have enough miles for these failures to happen. *tr.Mileage was 72005 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ST. PETERSBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 18, 2004. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: AUTOWAY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: ST.PETERSBURG . DEALER'S STATE CODE: FL.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10225633

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 07, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . o/d light flashes transmission has trouble shifting out of 1st gear. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 110000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EL DORADO HILLS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10225905

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 25, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the back panel of my 2003 explorer is cracked. the truck was purchased at liberty ford in randallstown. they admit as well as the ford corp. office that the panels are cracking but they will not replace them. they are saying the problem is under investigation. they could not tell me when the investigation started or when they think it will end. they are only saying that although there is no particular reason that these panels are cracking they are not responsible to replace them. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in RANDALLSTOWN, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER'S NAME: LIBERTY FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4106552000 . DEALER'S CITY: RANDALLSTOWN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 21133 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10226483

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 04, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 25 mph, the transmission caused the rpm's to increase from 1,000 to 4,000, followed by a loud thumping noise. the overdrive light would also remain illuminated after the malfunction. the vehicle has been diagnosed by the dealer, but still continues to fail. the failure mileage was 44,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 44000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OXEN HILL, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER'S NAME: SHEEHY FORD .

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10226682

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 05, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . wheel bearing needs to be replaced after 50k miles which seems to be very common on 2000+ model year ford explorers. *tr.Mileage was 50000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILWAUKEE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10228215

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 08, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . as many others have reported and am sure countless others do not know what to do, i am complaining about the crack in the rear of the 2003 explorers. is anything going to be done about this that you know about? i have talked to ford and to dealers and they have done nothing. my concern became larger then cosmetic today when i left the car wash. now not only is there that huge crack but also the seal around the window is falling out and water is getting in. if this is starting to happen i wonder now is it just a matter of time before these windows start to fall out??? does ford really need another huge lawsuit when what i see starting to happen to me starts with others if it has not already. will ford just wait for rear windows to fall out going down the interstate causing wrecks, or will they finally own up to the thousands of 2002-2004 explorer owners that they made an error in production. no one is perfect but we should be responsible for our actions. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10228889

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . 2003 ford explorer with crack in rear door panel (cargo door) we noticed this crack after a cold night. it was no fault of our own, and since then we have noticed many other ford explorers with this same vertical crack in the back door. i really think this is a defect of ford motor company,and expect them to recall this product. any help you could give us would be greatly appreciated. i have also read many of these same stories about the cracked rear door online. with so many people complaining, it's a shame that nothing has been done by ford to correct this issue. thank you for your time and help. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FLORENCE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LONG LEWIS FORD . DEALER'S CITY: MUSCLE SHOALS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 35661 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Review #10229059

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 16, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with TIRES . i have a set of wild country xtx tires that has some sort of manufacture default. they are chopping something terrible. i have only had the truck for 6 months and i went into have them rotated and they wouldn't rotate them because of the way the tires look. the tire size that i have is lt 235/70 r16 ..i don't know if u need anymore info on them. but they look like they could be getting very dangerous to drive on. and would like to know what else i could do bout this problem . they didn't look this way when i bought the suv. otherwise i would have had the car company put new tires on the suv when i bought it. i tried looking up the company who made the wild country tires but didn't have any luck. so i thought i would let u know bout it. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KENDALLVILLE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: CAR COMPANY . DEALER'S CITY: GOSHEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IN.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10229363

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 24, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . crack in panel on rear hatch i see same crack in same sport on all same vehicles. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MISHAWAKA, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: GURLEY LEEP . DEALER'S CITY: SOUTHBEND . DEALER'S STATE CODE: 00.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10229709

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 55 mph with the cruise control activated, the cruise control failed without warning. the vehicle was taken to a dealer and they stated that the cruise control wiring failed. there is a recall for the vehicle speed control, but his vin was not included. the recall number was unknown. the current mileage was 11,550 and failure mileage was 11,330. updated 06/25/08. *lj the consumer stated after the dealer fixed the recalled rear hatch probelm, the cargo hatch flew open while driving down the highway. a.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11330 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BREMEN, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BREMEN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BREMEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IN.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10229709

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 55 mph with the cruise control activated, the cruise control failed without warning. the vehicle was taken to a dealer and they stated that the cruise control wiring failed. there is a recall for the vehicle speed control, but his vin was not included. the recall number was unknown. the current mileage was 11,550 and failure mileage was 11,330. updated 06/25/08. *lj the consumer stated after the dealer fixed the recalled rear hatch probelm, the cargo hatch flew open while driving down the highway. a.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11330 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BREMEN, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BREMEN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BREMEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IN.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10229709

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving 55 mph with the cruise control activated, the cruise control failed without warning. the vehicle was taken to a dealer and they stated that the cruise control wiring failed. there is a recall for the vehicle speed control, but his vin was not included. the recall number was unknown. the current mileage was 11,550 and failure mileage was 11,330. updated 06/25/08. *lj the consumer stated after the dealer fixed the recalled rear hatch probelm, the cargo hatch flew open while driving down the highway. a.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11330 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BREMEN, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on May 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Ford Explorer 2003 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER'S NAME: BREMEN FORD . DEALER'S CITY: BREMEN . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IN.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10230363

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 07, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. when the contact opened the liftgate, the right hinge swung out and became detached. the hinge nearly struck his child. he called the dealer and was notified of a recall on his year, make, and model vehicle for this identical failure. he called the manufacturer and was informed that his vin was not included in the recall. the contact believes that if the failures are the same, his vin should be included. the recall number was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 70,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ISLIP, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Review #10232160

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES . july of 2007 the rear window on our 2003 ford explorer xlt had broken at one of the hinges and the window sagged. after researching on the internet we found out there was a recall, (04v44200). we then contacted ford and they agreed to fix the problem at no charge. now 10 months later while the auto was parked in our driveway the window shattered with no one around. there was a neighbor working in the yard who witnessed this happen. glass was both inside the vehicle and outside the vehicle. after a week of phone calls with no luck, i was finally in touch with a one of the parts guys at ford who said this is an ongoing problem that he was aware of. he even stated that they only replaced the hinges and not the glass which is known to shatter. after several phone calls, we were notified that the recall was only on the hinges (even though they know the glass is defective as well) and they would not help us out. well im not paying $1,600 out of my pocket for another product that ford knows has a problem and doesn't back up there warranties. *tr.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUDSON, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10232160

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . july of 2007 the rear window on our 2003 ford explorer xlt had broken at one of the hinges and the window sagged. after researching on the internet we found out there was a recall, (04v44200). we then contacted ford and they agreed to fix the problem at no charge. now 10 months later while the auto was parked in our driveway the window shattered with no one around. there was a neighbor working in the yard who witnessed this happen. glass was both inside the vehicle and outside the vehicle. after a week of phone calls with no luck, i was finally in touch with a one of the parts guys at ford who said this is an ongoing problem that he was aware of. he even stated that they only replaced the hinges and not the glass which is known to shatter. after several phone calls, we were notified that the recall was only on the hinges (even though they know the glass is defective as well) and they would not help us out. well im not paying $1,600 out of my pocket for another product that ford knows has a problem and doesn't back up there warranties. *tr.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HUDSON, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10232166

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . my back windshield exploded last thursday while parked in my driveway. not only did the glass explode, but the fiberglass underneath the glass was pulled away from the backend of the truck in a bowing position. i had the back hinge replaced after the recall, it's been less than 12 months and the ford dealership in nashua will do nothing for me, stating that they have never seen anything like that before and there are no other complaints. when i asked to speak to the area factory rep, they informed me that they didn't have one. i asked to speak to the manager, who pretty much said, here's your hat, what's your hurry, out you go...he then flagged me as being an "irate" customer. i am a mother of 4 young children, god forbid they had been in the car when that had happened. ford should be ashamed of themselves..ford-built strong my leg! anyone interested in filing a class action lawsuit in the state of nh, please let me know, i am going to contact my lawyer today. *tr.Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NASHU, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Power Window Devices And Controls Review #10232166

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 19, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS . my back windshield exploded last thursday while parked in my driveway. not only did the glass explode, but the fiberglass underneath the glass was pulled away from the backend of the truck in a bowing position. i had the back hinge replaced after the recall, it's been less than 12 months and the ford dealership in nashua will do nothing for me, stating that they have never seen anything like that before and there are no other complaints. when i asked to speak to the area factory rep, they informed me that they didn't have one. i asked to speak to the manager, who pretty much said, here's your hat, what's your hurry, out you go...he then flagged me as being an "irate" customer. i am a mother of 4 young children, god forbid they had been in the car when that had happened. ford should be ashamed of themselves..ford-built strong my leg! anyone interested in filing a class action lawsuit in the state of nh, please let me know, i am going to contact my lawyer today. *tr.Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NASHU, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10232629

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . april 2008, o/d light started blinking & vehicle started shifting hard; took to ford dealership the next week; after computer diagnostic said i needed to replace transmission on 2003 explorer with 80,000 miles; within 2 months the vehicle was parked because the transmission was not wanting to shift into reverse regardless of weather conditions. *tr.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GARDNERS, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10232939

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . the back lift gate panel is cracked on my 2003 explorer. i have had the crack for approx. 2 years. the crack has progressively worsened. i took it to the dealer and they said " there has been several cases such as this, but ford has not issued a recall" i have seen several explorers with this problem. i do not think it should be my responsibility to cover this when it is obviously a ford defect. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64W13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10232939

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the back lift gate panel is cracked on my 2003 explorer. i have had the crack for approx. 2 years. the crack has progressively worsened. i took it to the dealer and they said " there has been several cases such as this, but ford has not issued a recall" i have seen several explorers with this problem. i do not think it should be my responsibility to cover this when it is obviously a ford defect. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64W13U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Rear Window Wiper/washer

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Rear Window Wiper/washer Review #10233181

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 04, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER . i have a ford explorer and the back glass fell and it hanging off. why before i bought the car last year the problem wasn't fixed. *tr.Mileage was 139200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10233205

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . the heater no longer works and no matter where the heat dial is turned, it makes a constant ticking sound. i looked into getting it fixed at a local shop and was told it was going to be at least a $1,500 charge. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65558 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SPARKS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Axle Assembly Review #10233536

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact heard a loud whining sound coming from the rear of the vehicle while accelerating and decelerating. the service manager stated that he could not find anything in his computer that was related to the failure. there are currently ten nhtsa service bulletins related to the failure. the current mileage was 76,000 and failure mileage was 55,000. update 09/10/08 *cw the consumer was told the rear axle may have to be replaced. updated 09/11/08. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ISLAND PARK, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: TOWER FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-466-6400 . DEALER'S CITY: GREAT NECK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10233536

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact heard a loud whining sound coming from the rear of the vehicle while accelerating and decelerating. the service manager stated that he could not find anything in his computer that was related to the failure. there are currently ten nhtsa service bulletins related to the failure. the current mileage was 76,000 and failure mileage was 55,000. update 09/10/08 *cw the consumer was told the rear axle may have to be replaced. updated 09/11/08. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ISLAND PARK, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on June 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: TOWER FORD . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 516-466-6400 . DEALER'S CITY: GREAT NECK . DEALER'S STATE CODE: NY.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10234338

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . brake pads completely disintegrated when inspecting pads, front edge of rotors have completely rusted. pads were in good shape thickness wise in some areas and rotted in other areas. pads and rotors were replaced now 5 months later it's starting again. parking brake pads delaminated again. abs light came on during trip for no reason? *tr.Mileage was 70000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHANHASSEN, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Parking Brake

Ford Explorer 2003 Parking Brake Review #10234338

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with PARKING BRAKE . brake pads completely disintegrated when inspecting pads, front edge of rotors have completely rusted. pads were in good shape thickness wise in some areas and rotted in other areas. pads and rotors were replaced now 5 months later it's starting again. parking brake pads delaminated again. abs light came on during trip for no reason? *tr.Mileage was 70000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHANHASSEN, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10234774

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 20, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the transmission frequently malfunctioned. when he would shift into reverse or drive, the vehicle would not respond. he would have to wait ten minutes for the transmission to engage or even shut off the vehicle and try again. everytime the vehicle was taken to the dealer, they could never duplicate the failure. after a diagnostic was performed, the dealer could not find any failures. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer at least 5-6 times for the failure, but was not given any explanation. the current mileage was approximately 62,000 and failure mileage was approximately 20,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in TRAVERSE CITY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10236239

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the rear liftgate glass hinge has fractured. the contact opened the rear liftgate glass and, when he attempted to close it, the liftgate would not shut correctly. the hinge split into two pieces. the contact feels that if he attempts to open the rear liftgate, the glass will shatter. he discovered a recall for this failure, but the dealer stated that his vin was not included in the recall. the recall number was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 63,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT JOSEPH, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Front Review #10236579

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:FRONT . on 7/15/08 we brought our 2003 ford explorer to the dealership for a tune-up. we then found out our front wheel bearing needed replacing. other problems occurred too. the lower ball joints and upper control arm also needed to be replaced. we also had a front pinion seal leaking. the cost of the tune-up was $555.54 while all the other problems costs us $1402.30. we were prepared to pay for the tune-up but not for all the other problems. we asked if ford could help out before this work was done but the dealership said we were out of warranty so we had no choice but to pay and have it fixed because the dealership told us these were safety issues. soon after we left the dealership we noticed a loud noise coming from the front. we thought it was the tires. we brought our explorer back to the dealership on 7/31/08 only to find out the other front wheel bearing had gone. they told us it would cost another $365 and again we asked if ford could help out and they said we would need to call ford ourselves. which we did in the waiting room of the dealership. ford did not want to help at all. i explained to ford all the complaints i found on the nhtsa site as well as the technical service bulletins on the same exact problem we were having with our explorer. ford finally said they would cover $265 but we would have to pay $100 as a deductible. we said no and tried to explained to ford that these parts were defective and that ford should cover all the expenses. ford said it was up to the nhtsa site to issue a recall and until that time ford will not pay for these defective parts. the service manager then said he would cover the $100 but we would have to go after ford on our own for the past expenses. we had the part fixed but we want ford to step up and do the right thing and admit these parts are defective and cover the costs. our explorer has only 73000 miles and we feel these parts should not have gone. ford should care more about their customers safety. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROCKTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10236776

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . there is a vertical crack that just appeared in the rear hatch of my 2003 ford explorer. we take very good care of our vehicles and this truck is rarely driven. it is also parked in our garage except when being driven. i have read that this problem is very common in this truck. our "door ajar" light and warning regularly indicates that the door is not closed properly. it has even flung open while we are driving. we have the third row seat in this model and keep my two 5 year-olds in that seat. it was very frightening when this happened and we had to pull over suddenly to remedy the problem. there is a serious defect in this design which can cause injury to those in the vehicle or around you since the hatch opening out of no where is startling. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in YUCAIPA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10237060

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 24, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN . factory rearend was replaced in my 03 ford explorer. since then the problem of gradual rearend deterioration has not been fixed. if the rearend fails catastrophically then a serious accident could occur. ford motors does not consider this to be a safety concern, but it definitely is. ford should recall all vehicles with the defective rearends and fix their problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BREMERTON, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10237060

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 24, 2005.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . factory rearend was replaced in my 03 ford explorer. since then the problem of gradual rearend deterioration has not been fixed. if the rearend fails catastrophically then a serious accident could occur. ford motors does not consider this to be a safety concern, but it definitely is. ford should recall all vehicles with the defective rearends and fix their problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BREMERTON, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires

Ford Explorer 2003 Tires Review #10237240

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 16, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with TIRES . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the vehicle has bf goodrich tires, size p245/65r17, rugged trail t/a. the rear passenger side tire keeps losing air. the dealer replaced the valve stem, but the failure persists. the tire is fine for two weeks and then needs to be inflated again. the dot number was unavailable. the failure mileage was 22,300..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K13Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10237622

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 06, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . vertical crack in the back hatch of my ford explorer 2003 just below the glass and going down. *tr.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KENNER, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10238439

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 14, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . paint peeling off my car. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OLD BETHPAGE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10239534

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . severe rear end noise has been happening for over a year now. rear differential now needs to be changed. although there are technical service bulletins the dealership will not work with me on the cost of these repairs. i have also had a sensor replaced twice and it is now broken again. *tr.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DENHAM SPRINGS, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10239834

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Aug 22, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact noticed that the liftgate glass applique was damaged and cracked. the dealer stated that because there was no recall for the failed component, the contact would be responsible for the repair costs. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 60,000. updated 10/16/08. *lj updated 10/17/08. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OCEAN SIDE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on Nov 01, 2003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: LEN'S AUTO BODY . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 760-757-7547 . DEALER'S CITY: OCEANSIDE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 92054 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10240618

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 09, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . there is a crack on my 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer edition lift gate. i have seen other cars of the same make and model with the same crack in the same spot. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU64K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FORT MEADE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10240632

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 27, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i own a 2003 ford explorer. i have owned it since buying it from vogler ford in carbondale, illinois. a few months ago the overdrive light began to flash all the time and it shifts hard going from 2nd to 3rd gear. i searched this problem on the internet to see if i could replace a part on it. i have read numerous complaints about these transmissions. have they recalled any faulty transmissions from ford vehicles. *tr.Mileage was 86000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MURPHYSBORO, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10240948

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 04, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . on 9/4/08, driving in town, i was at a red light, proceeded to accelerate, then prepared to brake, i noticed that when i took my foot off the accelerator, the vehicle's speed kept accelerating. i had to ride my brakes to keep my car from going any faster. when i let off the brake, the accelerator took off again on its own at a fast rate! i pulled over to turn off my car, waited for at least 30 minutes and proceeded again. after driving 5 miles it started up again, i rode on my brakes the rest of the way home and then had my husband follow me to the dealership to have it looked at, where it is right now. *tr.Mileage was 123480 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WINTER HAVEN, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Review #10241221

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 20, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN . this vehicle is a 2003 ford explorer limited with a severe roar coming from the rear end. there is a technical bulletin out at repair shops but no recall. it could result in the gears locking down and losing control while driving. it is a defect of the ford motor co and should be under recall. the cost of repair is around $1400.00. the noise is so loud that it could block the ability to hear oncoming traffic and emergency vehicles. you don't have to worry about using a cell phone while driving in this vehicle because you would not be able to hear the other person. i understand that all ford,lincoln, and mercury suv's are a part of this tech-bulletin. the years that are affected are 2002-2006. please consider issuing a recall soon. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU65K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CAMDEN, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Ford Explorer 2003 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10242371

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . i purchased a 2003 explorer in august 2006; mileage was approximately 45,000. by october the car would not start and the alternator was replaced. a few weeks later, i was back because my car was jerking. nothing showed up on the diagnostic tool at that time. however, i was told the starter would have to be replaced as would the recently installed alternator. i returned less than a month later with the same jerking issue, only this time i notified the repair shop that the o/d light had been coming on. furthermore, my car had actually stalled in the middle of traffic. again, nothing was found. by early december, i was back. my car had stalled on a few more occasions and would not "pick up". that is, even though the rpm's would reach anywhere from 2500 - 4000, my car could not accelerate above 25 - 30 mph. several days later i was told that the transmission needed work. i got my car back a few days before christmas and decided last minute to head to the mountains. as soon as i reach a slight elevation, the car ceased to accelerate and what's more, a thick heavy cloud of black smoke came out of the rear and persisted for at least two miles. i headed back down the mountain for home. i took the car back and they kept it for at least a week and a half to repair the torque converter and other transmission related issue. in early fall 2007, i took the car to my local ford dealer for some strange noise coming from the engine. it ended up costing $2500.00 to repair. i returned in november for more work, this time for the same torque converter and solenoid issue as a year ago. during this two year period, my vehicle was under extended warranty. the total repair cost for the first year of ownership is anywhere from $5000 - $9000, of which i paid at least $2500 out of pocket. my warranty has since expired and i am worried that these same issues will recur, as i have read they have. this is not an isolated incident and should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10242371

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . i purchased a 2003 explorer in august 2006; mileage was approximately 45,000. by october the car would not start and the alternator was replaced. a few weeks later, i was back because my car was jerking. nothing showed up on the diagnostic tool at that time. however, i was told the starter would have to be replaced as would the recently installed alternator. i returned less than a month later with the same jerking issue, only this time i notified the repair shop that the o/d light had been coming on. furthermore, my car had actually stalled in the middle of traffic. again, nothing was found. by early december, i was back. my car had stalled on a few more occasions and would not "pick up". that is, even though the rpm's would reach anywhere from 2500 - 4000, my car could not accelerate above 25 - 30 mph. several days later i was told that the transmission needed work. i got my car back a few days before christmas and decided last minute to head to the mountains. as soon as i reach a slight elevation, the car ceased to accelerate and what's more, a thick heavy cloud of black smoke came out of the rear and persisted for at least two miles. i headed back down the mountain for home. i took the car back and they kept it for at least a week and a half to repair the torque converter and other transmission related issue. in early fall 2007, i took the car to my local ford dealer for some strange noise coming from the engine. it ended up costing $2500.00 to repair. i returned in november for more work, this time for the same torque converter and solenoid issue as a year ago. during this two year period, my vehicle was under extended warranty. the total repair cost for the first year of ownership is anywhere from $5000 - $9000, of which i paid at least $2500 out of pocket. my warranty has since expired and i am worried that these same issues will recur, as i have read they have. this is not an isolated incident and should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10242371

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . i purchased a 2003 explorer in august 2006; mileage was approximately 45,000. by october the car would not start and the alternator was replaced. a few weeks later, i was back because my car was jerking. nothing showed up on the diagnostic tool at that time. however, i was told the starter would have to be replaced as would the recently installed alternator. i returned less than a month later with the same jerking issue, only this time i notified the repair shop that the o/d light had been coming on. furthermore, my car had actually stalled in the middle of traffic. again, nothing was found. by early december, i was back. my car had stalled on a few more occasions and would not "pick up". that is, even though the rpm's would reach anywhere from 2500 - 4000, my car could not accelerate above 25 - 30 mph. several days later i was told that the transmission needed work. i got my car back a few days before christmas and decided last minute to head to the mountains. as soon as i reach a slight elevation, the car ceased to accelerate and what's more, a thick heavy cloud of black smoke came out of the rear and persisted for at least two miles. i headed back down the mountain for home. i took the car back and they kept it for at least a week and a half to repair the torque converter and other transmission related issue. in early fall 2007, i took the car to my local ford dealer for some strange noise coming from the engine. it ended up costing $2500.00 to repair. i returned in november for more work, this time for the same torque converter and solenoid issue as a year ago. during this two year period, my vehicle was under extended warranty. the total repair cost for the first year of ownership is anywhere from $5000 - $9000, of which i paid at least $2500 out of pocket. my warranty has since expired and i am worried that these same issues will recur, as i have read they have. this is not an isolated incident and should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10242371

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i purchased a 2003 explorer in august 2006; mileage was approximately 45,000. by october the car would not start and the alternator was replaced. a few weeks later, i was back because my car was jerking. nothing showed up on the diagnostic tool at that time. however, i was told the starter would have to be replaced as would the recently installed alternator. i returned less than a month later with the same jerking issue, only this time i notified the repair shop that the o/d light had been coming on. furthermore, my car had actually stalled in the middle of traffic. again, nothing was found. by early december, i was back. my car had stalled on a few more occasions and would not "pick up". that is, even though the rpm's would reach anywhere from 2500 - 4000, my car could not accelerate above 25 - 30 mph. several days later i was told that the transmission needed work. i got my car back a few days before christmas and decided last minute to head to the mountains. as soon as i reach a slight elevation, the car ceased to accelerate and what's more, a thick heavy cloud of black smoke came out of the rear and persisted for at least two miles. i headed back down the mountain for home. i took the car back and they kept it for at least a week and a half to repair the torque converter and other transmission related issue. in early fall 2007, i took the car to my local ford dealer for some strange noise coming from the engine. it ended up costing $2500.00 to repair. i returned in november for more work, this time for the same torque converter and solenoid issue as a year ago. during this two year period, my vehicle was under extended warranty. the total repair cost for the first year of ownership is anywhere from $5000 - $9000, of which i paid at least $2500 out of pocket. my warranty has since expired and i am worried that these same issues will recur, as i have read they have. this is not an isolated incident and should be investigated and a recall issued. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63W33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Review #10242979

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 04, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS . one of the rims on our ford explorer fell off the car at high speed and, according to ford, it came within seconds of falling off on a previous occasion (also at high speed). these are the factory rims that came with the car when we bought it new in 2003. the dealer has now determined that the rims are so rusted that when they are removed for service and then replaced without having the rust removed, the surface of the rim is rough and does not "mate" properly against the hub. eventually, the rusted material starts to flake off, which causes the rim to loosen against the hub and the lugs to snap off. the cause of this problem was not identified by ford until after the most recent incident (july 4, 2008). the rims have been causing problems since september of 2005, when the car was two years old and under the original warranty (we also had an extended warranty that expired a few months ago). despite having the car serviced at ford dealers at least 11 times between september of 2005 and july of this year, nobody ever told us that the rims were so defective that they could fall off at any time. our dealer has offered to pay half the cost of new rims, but we refuse to pay a single cent. we have not done anything to contribute to this problem, which could have killed our family twice. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 81103 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU75W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GRAFTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10243098

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 12, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . as my daughter and i were backing out of a parking stall, my vehicle all of a sudden caught off. we were unable to get it restarted. after mechanics checked it out, i was told it was the motor. difficult to understand, because we have only 38,208 miles on our 2003 ford explorer; and a week before that we had a complete oil change. i contacted our local ford dealer as well as ford in detroit and explained the problem to them. i told them we had no warning of a problem, the indicator never came on and there was no indication at all that we had a problem, no noise or any signs of trouble. with only a few miles on the car, i told them i felt it was a manufacturer defect. because they had not received any calls since my complaints, they felt it was not a ford's problem and that it was a situation i had to take care of. something needs to be done and i think ford should handle this problem. no way should i have a problem with my motor with less than 40,000 miles. it's not fair that i have to pay for a job that i believe ford is responsible for. tell me, what do i do? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in INGLEWOOD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10243309

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 21, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while the vehicle was parked, the contact pressed the button on her key fob to open the glass on the rear hatch. as a result, one of the two hinges fractured as the window was opening. she attempted to close the glass, but apparently it was misaligned. due to excessive pressure, the glass shattered and debris fell onto the contact and the ground. she called the dealer in reference to nhtsa campaign id number 04v442000 (structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments) and was informed that the coverage date for the recall expired. the dealer would have to personally petition to the manufacturer for the vehicle to be repaired. the manufacturer stated that they would not assume financial responsibility for the repair. the contact's insurance company is in the process of notifying the manufacturer on her behalf. as of september 24, 2008, the vehicle has not been properly repaired. the failure mileage was 58,600 and current mileage was 59,600..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in KNOXVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Review #10243568

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 26, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM . 2003 ford explorer - 65k miles - blend door actuator 7.6hp failed causing a/c to remain in on position with no heat or defroster. *tr.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU72KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FAIRFAX, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10244008

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . i can't seem to get the front differential to stop leaking - neither can my mechanic. my mechanic has replaced the "crush washer" (where the driveline connects to the differential) a couple of times. i was told the differential was manufactured by dana. i don't want to replace the differential because my driver's side front half-shaft will probably have to be replaced also... the threads on the end of the spindle have rusted off. i'll probably also have to replace the (lf) wheel bearing. (i think i'll have to because i had to have the ford dealership replace both rear wheel bearings back when the vehicle only had 36,000 miles on it) not critical stuff here - just a nuisance. thanks. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LIVONIA, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10244192

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . 2003 ford explorer purchased new. out of the blue check transmission and o/d off light starts flashing. at dealership now for repair estimate. while researching on the internet i was amazed to see the number of identical complaints for the exact problem on the exact same car. i spoke with ford today & they told me sorry and to "have a good day". i am mortified at the problem and the lack of assistance ford is willing to provide with this obviously large spread problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BELLBROOK, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10244199

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 22, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i have a 2003 4wd 4.0 6 cyl. ford explorer with 84,000 miles on it. my over drive light starts flashing and the transmission is slipping. i have just seen online hundreds of people with the exact same problem and ford is not recalling or doing anything to help with repairs. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10245514

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . factory paint blistering on hood. vehicle is 5 years old and has 44,000 miles. there are a large number of complaints about this problem on a long list of internet sites. ford is not acknowledging this issue. apparently this is affecting 2000-2005 vehicles. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROCKAWAY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Defroster/defogger System Review #10246025

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 16, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM . while out of town, vacationing and touring for fall colors, i lost all power to the climate control system after a short coffee stop. when i started my explorer i notice i had no heat, fans, defroster or power to the climate control system. thinking i had blown a fuse, i opened the owners manual and checked the fuse diagram pages for the system that was not working. i checked all the fuses indicated but, i found none of them had blown. after detouring and heading for the local small town, i purchased an emergency fuse replacement and tester kit as it was now getting dark, trying to continue re-checking any fuses (while in the confined and most awkward place to install a fuse control panel under the dash board on the drivers side) was going to have to wait till daylight. on my return to my campsite i change the head lighting from auto to manual and pulled out on the knob to turn on the fog light system. as i did this all power to my climate control system returned and was working normal again. this could have been a real problem as the next morning i woke up to frost and 0` temperature and overcast for the day. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 148000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAKVILLE ONTARIO CANADA, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10246155

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 20, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . re: ford motor company ford motor company is illegally charging customers for computer engine updates. in july of 2008 my service engine light came on in my 2003 ford explorer 2003. . i was told by the service department at buerge ford that my engine codes had to be updated per ford motor company. they updated the engine codes in 15 minutes and charged me $128.00 dollars for updating fords new engine computer codes. the problem i have with ford motor company is that if the engine codes on my ford explorer xlt 2003 needed to be updated to fords new engine codes a recall should be implemented, or the charge shouldn't be pass on to the consumer. a recall was never done, and ford motor company has been illegally passing on this charge to the consumer for years, without a recall notice. nothing was at fault at my end. i have a copy of my bill for your records on this illegal charge. please investigate ford motor company for not implementing a recall notice for this problem with their suv's, car's and trucks. sincerely. jeffrey roth *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35102 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Driveline Review #10246528

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 21, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . vehicle was serviced in july, 2008 and mechanic at country ford noted noise from rear of vehicle. while driving on vacation in oct. 2008, i noticed noise in rear which was noticeable at 35-40 mph and getting progressively worse. brought vehicle to country ford and they found the rear carrier bearings worn and had to replace the rear differential. cost was $1132. vehicle not under warranty (52,000 miles). vehicle has been maintained as per ford guidelines at country ford service, levittown, ny. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52381 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in N BELLMORE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Review #10246707

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 20, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS . chrome wheels on my 2003 ford explorer limited "centennial" model are cracked and pitted at the center hub where they get mounted to the vehicle. i tried to buy new tires recently, but the tire dealer will not install new tires on these wheels. they say they are a safety hazard and that the wheels need to be replaced. they said the wheels could fail and cause loss of control of the vehicle. i replaced one of these wheels back in 2006, but now 2 more of them are cracked. these are top-of-the-line chrome wheels and sell for more than $400 each. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU75K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ERIE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10247349

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 07, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . i purchased a 2003 ford explorer in april of 03. when we took receipt of the vehicle the dome light was not functioning. the vehicle was repaired and we took over the vehicle. from about 6000 miles we had a problem with the vehicle stalling or not starting in cold or humid weather. we have had the car in for service to the dealership approximately 8-10 times a year for various problems. we have had the following concerns with the vehicle; the dome lights have been out, the rear driver window has gone out, the service engine light has come on numerous times, the light for the rear differential has come on several times, the power door locks have failed or locked and unlocked when driving the car at speeds above 40 mph. we have had problems with the vehicle stalling or not starting in cold temperatures or when it is humid or damp outside. they have reprogrammed the computer twice and replaced various sensors. the dealership also put a flight recorder on the car to try and determine what the sensors were doing at the time. on one occasion, while the auto was at the dealership, the car was in park, the car rolled backwards. we are still experiencing problems with the car starting hard or stalling or not starting and are frustrated that nothing seems to be able to be done for it. i have paid to have the vehicle hooked up to the machine and it is showing a problem with the fuel sensors now. the auto repair shop stated the ignition coils are rusty and should not be this way for the car having 60,000 miles on it. after the original 3 year warranty was up on the vehicle i told the dealership i wanted an additional warranty which the dealer supplied with no questions asked. i realize with it being an "intermittent problem" it may be hard to diagnose, but ford has received their money for the product, i don't think it's too much to expect a "reliable" car. thank you for your help with this matter. *tr .Mileage was 6000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAPEER, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Rear Review #10247670

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 07, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION:REAR . i bought a 2003 ford explorer xlt right off the lot brand new. within months i noticed a small wet spot in the rear of the vehicle. after my first oil change i mentioned it to where i bought the vehicle and the told me that my differently is low but not leaking. then i asked what about the wet spot on the ground. with 7 months from that a huge puddle from the rear of my car on vacation with the vehicle and drop it at a ford dealer it's my rear differently seals. fixed that paid for it because they say where and tear. about 1 year later same thing get it fixed about 1 year and half same thing and continue to fix it. talk to ford motor company they say it is out of warranty but when i started calling them in 2004 it was only 5 months old and i paid for the piece to be repaired. today my vehicle is back in the shop for a fourth time same exact problem although now the ford dealership says the axle is frozen in there and they need to break it before fixing the rear differential. why hasn't this been recalled. seeking help for this lemon!!!! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAUGUS, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10247670

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 07, 2004.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i bought a 2003 ford explorer xlt right off the lot brand new. within months i noticed a small wet spot in the rear of the vehicle. after my first oil change i mentioned it to where i bought the vehicle and the told me that my differently is low but not leaking. then i asked what about the wet spot on the ground. with 7 months from that a huge puddle from the rear of my car on vacation with the vehicle and drop it at a ford dealer it's my rear differently seals. fixed that paid for it because they say where and tear. about 1 year later same thing get it fixed about 1 year and half same thing and continue to fix it. talk to ford motor company they say it is out of warranty but when i started calling them in 2004 it was only 5 months old and i paid for the piece to be repaired. today my vehicle is back in the shop for a fourth time same exact problem although now the ford dealership says the axle is frozen in there and they need to break it before fixing the rear differential. why hasn't this been recalled. seeking help for this lemon!!!! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K03U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAUGUS, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10247741

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on May 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving at an unknown speed, the warning indicator for the doors illuminated on the instrument panel and would not dim. the vehicle was driven to the dealer and they stated that there were no defects. the failure persisted over the next few months. the contact allowed the vehicle to remain parked for a couple of days and was unable to restart the vehicle. the battery was replaced and the vehicle was able to be driven again; however, it began to stall shortly afterwards. the vehicle has not been repaired. the dealer and manufacturer have not been notified. the current mileage was 110,000 and failure mileage was 100,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63KX3U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BARTLETT, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10247826

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the back liftgate panel is cracked on my 2003 ford explorer. i live in colorado and the local ford service department said it was likely due to our dry weather, they haven't heard of it occurring in other states. i travel beyond colorado frequently and have seen several other vehicles with the same problem. this sounds like a manufacturer/ford defect that should be considered under a recall. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10248290

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 09, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . i have a ford explorer 2003 with 93000 miles and the o/d light as well as the service engine soon light is on. from my research it seems this is a major problem that ford refuses to address on the car mentioned. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 93000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JAMAICA, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10248539

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 18, 2001.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . 2003 ford explorer paint peeling. *tr.Mileage was 60000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JOHNSONVILLE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Cooling System Review #10249740

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 20, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM . my 2003 ford explorer heating system started making a clicking sound when i turned it on, then i found that if i turned it to cool side the clicking stopped, now there is not heat at all only cold air. i am told by a ford mechanic that it is a broken blend door, an extremely common & costly repair since the blend door is in a ridiculous spot behind the dashboard that takes 6-8 hours of repair to remove & replace the $20 part. i found thousands of complaints from other ford owners dating back to the 1993 ford ranger model with the same problem...why is this not forced to be a recall for ford to take care of this problem? the pin that breaks on the blend door is plastic, any nimrod knows heat and cold will cause plastic to become brittle and break, thus you would think that making the pin metal would have been a solution years ago, it is only a 3-4 inch pin...not that expensive to fix but sure is costly to fix this nutty error for ford. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CAMP HILL, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10249851

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . o/d light began blinking, later abs light on. aamco said tranny was going out...probably torque converter but could be seal. recommended junk yard tranny. he said that ford had all kind of trouble with this transmission. *tr.Mileage was 155000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in STRINGER, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10249854

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 05, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . plastic body part below rear window glass cracked. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LAFAYETTE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10249923

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 30, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i noticed my transmission slipping around 27 oct 29th 2008, took it to a ford dealership for what i presumed was perhaps a needed transmission flush, the service manger told me that i had a transmission problem and that the transmission can go at any time, two days, two months or two years, took the vehicle home that night, the transmission failed to engage, had the vehicle towed to aamco for a free diagnostic, was told that the transmission is gone and would have to be rebuilt at a cost ranging from 2500 to 3500, i then called fords national number told them that i am a (4) time explorer owner and ask if there is any help or assistance that i can receive form ford, i was told that ford will honor any price assistance given to me by any local ford dealership to repair my transmission, i called my local dealership and told them what national had told me, they said that they would repair the transmission for $2200 out of the door, later that day that number was reduced to $1900, i told aamco to please move my vehicle to the designated ford dealership, after about 5 days i received a call from the dealership telling me that the vehicle is finished and was test driven and everything was ok,, then it was test driven again later that day and a problem was discovered and now the valve body would have to be replaced at a cost of an additional $400.00. i got my vehicle back then after about 10 days i noticed that the transmission was slipping again and there was leak spots on my driveway, i took it back to the dealer and was told that some seal in the transmission is leaking, however it is under warranty, but i should replace some sort of pump within the transmission for and additional $300.....this is the classic bait and switch, they are the professional and should be competent and experienced enough to diagnose and fix a transmission. the $1900 is now $ 2600; i am done with ford after over 15 years of loyalty. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83998 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU85W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WOODBRIDGE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10250421

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 15, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . trim panel on the bottom of rear hatch window developed a large crack unexpectedly. crack is vertical from window to bottom of liftgate glass. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in EVANSTON, WY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10250772

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 04, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the rear panel below the window on the hatch just suddenly cracked... it wasn't hit or anything, it just cracked. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73W03Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DANBURY, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10251114

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 06, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . while driving loud grinding noise followed by a pulling to the side. a dangerous and possible catastrophic event. this is apparently a common problem with ford explorers. had car towed and new wheel bearing placed. a very expensive and should be unneeded repair. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WAYLAND, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10251486

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 07, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . the transmission in our 2003 ford explorer failed and needed to be replaced after only 58,000 miles. from what i've been reading, it seems as though others have had similar problems with 2003 explorers and i wanted to document the problem we had. i contacted ford and was told they were unaware of any problem with the transmission and they refused any help. *tr.Mileage was 58000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HAVERTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10251771

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . 2003 for explorer eddie bauer - the rear liftgate panel under the rear glass has a crack all the way through it. no known cause. there appear to be a large number of vehicles with this problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64WX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10251823

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 13, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. while driving approximately 70 mph with the cruise control activated, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the cruise control failed to deactivate after several attempts. in addition, the cruise control activation mechanism failed to respond and the vehicle would not slow down. immediately, the vehicle was pulled to the side of the road and the ignition key was turned off with the gear shifter placed in the park position. the vehicle completely stopped. the contact was unaware if the warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. the engine revved and the rpm's raced when the ignition was restarted. the contact turned off the ignition and, after several attempts, the engine idled normally. whenever the cruise control system was not in use, the vehicle operated properly. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 93,000. updated 3/12/10 *cn updated 06/01/10.*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in JENISON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline

Ford Explorer 2003 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10251833

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 30, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . i put the date of incident as the date i purchased the vehicle. i put this date as such because ever since i purchased this vehicle, we have had nothing but run arounds by the service providers and constant repairs every 3-7 months since i purchased the vehicle. the first major repair occurred when i had owned the vehicle for 18 months, at 35,998. it had an $1800 transmission job. subsequent repairs have been focused transmission issues (always something slightly different than previous), engine function, and other mechanical issues. an extended warranty was purchased, but due to the parameters of the warranty, all issues were not fixed because they "were not able to be duplicated", (i.e. an intermittent transmission issue that had been occurring for 30,000 miles). now that we are out of our warranty vehicle, we have an overpriced vehicle that is still owed on that will continue to need significant repairs. the most recent issue is the heating element, including the actuator and blend door function. this faulty piece will fail in the cold position. this causes a safety issue because you are faced with a repair that you may not be able afford (since they can run up to $1200) and having heat in the winter. with the current auto industry having the issues they are, they need to begin to make quality vehicles that aren't made to break just to get more money out of customers. to have continued customers, a company must have a consistent product that people can trust. the current american auto industry does not have that. *tr.Mileage was 35998 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTMINSTER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10251833

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 30, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . i put the date of incident as the date i purchased the vehicle. i put this date as such because ever since i purchased this vehicle, we have had nothing but run arounds by the service providers and constant repairs every 3-7 months since i purchased the vehicle. the first major repair occurred when i had owned the vehicle for 18 months, at 35,998. it had an $1800 transmission job. subsequent repairs have been focused transmission issues (always something slightly different than previous), engine function, and other mechanical issues. an extended warranty was purchased, but due to the parameters of the warranty, all issues were not fixed because they "were not able to be duplicated", (i.e. an intermittent transmission issue that had been occurring for 30,000 miles). now that we are out of our warranty vehicle, we have an overpriced vehicle that is still owed on that will continue to need significant repairs. the most recent issue is the heating element, including the actuator and blend door function. this faulty piece will fail in the cold position. this causes a safety issue because you are faced with a repair that you may not be able afford (since they can run up to $1200) and having heat in the winter. with the current auto industry having the issues they are, they need to begin to make quality vehicles that aren't made to break just to get more money out of customers. to have continued customers, a company must have a consistent product that people can trust. the current american auto industry does not have that. *tr.Mileage was 35998 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTMINSTER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10251833

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 30, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . i put the date of incident as the date i purchased the vehicle. i put this date as such because ever since i purchased this vehicle, we have had nothing but run arounds by the service providers and constant repairs every 3-7 months since i purchased the vehicle. the first major repair occurred when i had owned the vehicle for 18 months, at 35,998. it had an $1800 transmission job. subsequent repairs have been focused transmission issues (always something slightly different than previous), engine function, and other mechanical issues. an extended warranty was purchased, but due to the parameters of the warranty, all issues were not fixed because they "were not able to be duplicated", (i.e. an intermittent transmission issue that had been occurring for 30,000 miles). now that we are out of our warranty vehicle, we have an overpriced vehicle that is still owed on that will continue to need significant repairs. the most recent issue is the heating element, including the actuator and blend door function. this faulty piece will fail in the cold position. this causes a safety issue because you are faced with a repair that you may not be able afford (since they can run up to $1200) and having heat in the winter. with the current auto industry having the issues they are, they need to begin to make quality vehicles that aren't made to break just to get more money out of customers. to have continued customers, a company must have a consistent product that people can trust. the current american auto industry does not have that. *tr.Mileage was 35998 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTMINSTER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System

Ford Explorer 2003 Electrical System Review #10252749

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 24, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . door ajar light comes on and turns on interior light which makes driving difficulty. interior light come on with no warning. vehicle has no damage and periods of extended wet weather causes sensor to malfunction. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in MILL RUN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10252893

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . i took my 2003 ford explorer to ford dealership and was refuse recall repairs. was told it would be at my own expense because he could not find recall notice in ford system. below is the details of recap. at this time the liftgate hinge is broken and window is about to fall off. please help. vehicle make / model: model year(s): ford / explorer 2002-2003 ford / mountaineer 2002-2003 manufacturer: ford motor company mfr's report date: sep 09, 2004 nhtsa campaign id number: 04v442000 pe04045 nhtsa action number: pe04045. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTON, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Review #10252893

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES . i took my 2003 ford explorer to ford dealership and was refuse recall repairs. was told it would be at my own expense because he could not find recall notice in ford system. below is the details of recap. at this time the liftgate hinge is broken and window is about to fall off. please help. vehicle make / model: model year(s): ford / explorer 2002-2003 ford / mountaineer 2002-2003 manufacturer: ford motor company mfr's report date: sep 09, 2004 nhtsa campaign id number: 04v442000 pe04045 nhtsa action number: pe04045. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTON, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10252898

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 16, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . ford explorer rear hatch defect, crack in hatch, ford has released a technical bulletin but says it is an owner responsibility to have it repaired. as a disabled veteran on a fixed income i cannot afford to have it repaired. there are hundreds of complaints on the internet regarding this issue with basically the same answer from ford. *tr.Mileage was 23413 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BELLEVILLE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10252962

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 23, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . i was driving on the highway before dawn and heard a very loud noise (it was the sound of an explosion). i thought that a tire may have blowout, which was strange since the car has a set of new tires and i did not notice any changes in the driving of the vehicle. i stopped on the side of the highway and checked the car using a flash light. i saw nothing. later that day when i went to get gasoline, i saw a crack in the panel that contained the ford logo, about 2 inches to the right of the logo that extended from the top of the panel to the bottom. it was just a clean crack on the panel below the rear window. this happened on a cold night (19 deg. f). from what i have seen and read it sounds like a design flaw with the fact that a plastic part is glue to a metal part with a different coefficient of expansion. the car is a ford explorer xlt 2003. although the cracked panel does not seem to be a safety defect, the distraction caused by the loud bang noise while driving the car in heavy traffic and stopping in the highway at night to determine the cause of the noise clearly put me and my family at risk. moreover, there is a good chance the rear window panel may separate from the vehicle at speed, being a safety issue for other motorists. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73W83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CARMEL, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10254020

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 21, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . cracked rear panel below the windshield. i have seen several ford explorers with the same problem as mine. i have also noticed several complaints on line at carcomplaints.com for the same problem. i reported the problem to ford customer relations, but they are not doing anything to fix the problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K53Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GRANADA HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10254165

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 04, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . applique underneath the rear window cracked next to emblem with no impact. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73KX3Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NAPA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10254218

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer eddie bauer edition. while attempting to close the lift gate glass, the hinge on the passenger side failed. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall; therefore, they were not liable for the repairs. the dealer has not been notified. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 98,773..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98773 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages

Ford Explorer 2003 Latches/locks/linkages Review #10254222

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES . i have a 2003 eddie bauer ford explorer. last night, when my son was attempting to close the rear lift gate glass door, the hinge on the passenger side broke off. the glass liftgate is presently being held up by the other hinge and it won't be long before that one breaks also. i spoke with an andrea at ford 1-800-392-3673 and she basically told me that i was out of luck, that i would have to pay for the repairs because my vehicle was not included in the recall. i don't understand why, i told her the description of my vehicle. i have a friend who owns a ford explorer and he had the same problem, and since his was included in the recall, he didn't encounter any problems in having it repaired. you wonder why so many people buy japanese cars and trucks. here is one of many reasons. ford motor company is obviously attempting to save money at the expense of our safety. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98773 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10254222

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 07, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . i have a 2003 eddie bauer ford explorer. last night, when my son was attempting to close the rear lift gate glass door, the hinge on the passenger side broke off. the glass liftgate is presently being held up by the other hinge and it won't be long before that one breaks also. i spoke with an andrea at ford 1-800-392-3673 and she basically told me that i was out of luck, that i would have to pay for the repairs because my vehicle was not included in the recall. i don't understand why, i told her the description of my vehicle. i have a friend who owns a ford explorer and he had the same problem, and since his was included in the recall, he didn't encounter any problems in having it repaired. you wonder why so many people buy japanese cars and trucks. here is one of many reasons. ford motor company is obviously attempting to save money at the expense of our safety. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 98773 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU64W23Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other

Ford Explorer 2003 Unknown Or Other Review #10254265

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Nov 12, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . the back panel of my 2003 ford explorer cracked right down the middle. it is the panel just below the back windshield. it was fine one day, and split down the middle the next. i know it is nothing i did. i googled to see if anyone else had this problem and i was shocked to find hundreds and hundreds of complaints for the exact same thing! this needs to be recalled. ford should be responsible for this defect, not the customer. please, please, recall this for us. we put our trust in ford by purchasing their vehicles and we would hope they would take care of their mistakes. thank you very much. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAINT MARTINVILLE, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10254639

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 11, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . just had transmission serviced last week. now o/d light is flashing and check transmission light is coming on. see by internet this is a well known problems with the fords. *tr.Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74K23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SAYRE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10255093

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 16, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . cracked rear panel below the windshield. i have seen several ford explorers with the same problem as mine. i have also noticed several complaints on line at carcomplaints.com for the same problem. i reported the problem to ford customer relations, but they are not doing anything to fix the problem. this is the second one for my explorer and will not be replaced by me. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SHERWOOD PARK, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10255489

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 18, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . we had cold weather the last few days (-11 below) and now there is a crack in body, just below the window on the rear hatch. it extends from the bottom of the window to the end of the hatch. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 77000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10255745

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 17, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . rear tailgate/liftgate door panel cracked in two places vertically while in garage parked. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49790 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEWTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension

Ford Explorer 2003 Suspension Review #10255789

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with SUSPENSION . i bought my 2003 ford explorer in sept 2007. after driving it to and from work i noticed a loud humming sound up front @ 94,000miles. when i finally had it looked at 2 months later, i had to replace the drivers side front side wheel bearing. now a few months later the passenger side front bearing is humming even worse so i had that one replaced. 10,000 miles later the drivers side has started doing the same thing again. i do not live on a dirt road, there is no reason for this to happen in such a short time. i have never had to replace a $400.00 wheel bearing (each) in my life on any truck or car that i have owned until now on a ford explore. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in VIROQUA, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels

Ford Explorer 2003 Wheels Review #10255789

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with WHEELS . i bought my 2003 ford explorer in sept 2007. after driving it to and from work i noticed a loud humming sound up front @ 94,000miles. when i finally had it looked at 2 months later, i had to replace the drivers side front side wheel bearing. now a few months later the passenger side front bearing is humming even worse so i had that one replaced. 10,000 miles later the drivers side has started doing the same thing again. i do not live on a dirt road, there is no reason for this to happen in such a short time. i have never had to replace a $400.00 wheel bearing (each) in my life on any truck or car that i have owned until now on a ford explore. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in VIROQUA, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10255921

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . plastic body panel below rear window on the lift gate has cracked. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50850 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CHURCHVILLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Review #10256636

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 23, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact noticed that the rear liftgate was cracked on her vehicle. she took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that it was not defective; therefore, she would have to pay for the repair. the contact disagrees and believes the manufacturer should pay for the repair. the manufacturer stated that there was no defect and will not assist with the repair. the failure mileage was 39,000 and current mileage was 54,300. updated 03-04-09 *bf the back of the liftgate panel below the window cracked. updated 03/04/09. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K73U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in LUMBERTON, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility

Ford Explorer 2003 Visibility Review #10257144

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 28, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VISIBILITY . 3 large cracks in plastic trim below glass on rear lift gate "appeared" after a cold/icy day. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU73K83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PASADENA, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal

Ford Explorer 2003 Air Bags Frontal Review #10258585

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 06, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. when the contact started the ignition, the front driver's side air bag deployed unexpectedly. the air bag warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained lit until the engine was turned off. the failure caused the driver to sustain minor injuries. the vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. the air bag deployment code was displayed during the testing, but the technician was unable to determine the cause of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and sent a letter with a check for $1,000 towards the repair cost. the contact is in the process of taking the vehicle to a different authorized dealer for a second opinion. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 125,000 and current mileage was 130,000. .1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 125000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NEW BOSTON, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Frame And Members

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Frame And Members Review #10258625

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on June 05, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS . lift gate frame cracks right in the middle. i was told by cortese ford in rochester that they have seen several ford explorers with this defect and they believe it ha something to do with how the frame is put together. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10259120

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 29, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . had to replace wire harness to transmission after 85,000 miles now the overdrive service engine light always flashing. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 89000 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in NORTHVILLE, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10259317

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 23, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . the paint has blistered and is actively peeling off of a substantial area of the hood of my 2003 ford explorer. according to lemonlaw.com, ford motor company had issued a service bulletin indicating a major paint defect in many 2000-2005 ford, lincoln, and mercury cars, trucks, and suv's that use aluminum body parts. the bulletin further states that, "some vehicles may exhibit bubbling or blistering under the paint on aluminum body parts". i am not a lawyer, but i do know that warranty or not, this is a clear breach of all expressed and implied warranties due to the fact that the body parts and/or paint were defective from the start since the bulletin states that ford research admitted that the problem stems from iron contamination within the aluminum body part prior to being painted. i registered my complaints with my local dealer and with ford motor company, asking for full remedy of the situation. the only offer they make is a deal on a new car! i hope that filing this complaint will help the consumer who has been clearly hurt and is experiencing economic loss due directly to ford motor company. i have been trying to get this situation remedied since september 2008, but my complaint continues to be pushed aside. i believe they hope all of the consumers experiencing this problem will go away quietly. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55899 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K83Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in BRIDGEWATER, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling

Ford Explorer 2003 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10259488

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 11, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2003 ford explorer 4.0 sohc engine rattle noise.i guess there is alot of issues due to this problem. timing chasis *tr.Mileage was 137000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K63U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ERIE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control

Ford Explorer 2003 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10260030

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 20, 2003.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . 2003 ford explorer started acceleration from 40 km up to 90 km in just seconds, brakes wouldn't stop or slow it down, used emergency brake, and it eventually stopped. took it to ford, and their reason for the acceleration was floor mat in the way. what a joke, that's was the first thing i checked for and they weren't in the way. thanks for your time. *tr.Mileage was 35 miles. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10260188

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . tl*the contact owns a 2003 ford explorer. the contact stated that the liftgate hinge broke on the right side and the left side of the glass was wedged inside the roof. if the hatch had not been wedged, the glass would have shattered onto her feet or caused injuries. the dealer stated that the vin was excluded from nhtsa campaign id number 04v442000 (structure:body:hatchback/liftgate:hinge and attachments), although the failures were identical. the vehicle was repaired at the contact's expense. the failure mileage was 74,555 and current mileage is 74,575. 4/01/09 *nj updated 04/07/09. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 74555 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K93Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in WESTFIELD, IN. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 30, 2003. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Ford Explorer 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PAUL HARVEY FORD . DEALER'S CITY: INDIANAPOLIS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 46254 .

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10260272

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 05, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . i own a 2003 ford explorer. approximately 3 months ago, my wife and i noticed that the plastic trim between the rear window and the ford logo was cracked. i have since noticed it on a majority of 2002 - 2004 explorers. i have also found numerous online posts and other websites describing the same issue with other explorer owners and a refusal by ford to remediate the problem. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10261433

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 30, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . after only 24,000 miles, our 2003 ford explorer has experienced two problems with fiberglass & aluminum body parts. below the rear window a crack developed in the fiberglass after closing the window during cold weather. after talking to other owners of the same model, i became aware of the fact that body shop owners are informing them that this is a common defect in that model. since this is a common problem, a recall should be issued and the owner should have their vehicles repaired by ford. my dealer has said ford has not issued any recall on this issue. why has this not happened? in addition, the aluminum hood is now showing bubbling under the paint, and the paint is beginning to peel off the hood. it is apparent ford has either had some defective paint delivered to their plants, or their is an engineering defect along with a manufacturing defect that has caused these problems. this is ford's responsibility, not the owner, and should be covered under warranty or recall regardless of the problem source. after review by ford's zone manager he concluded ford had no responsibility for this problem. please refer to the following web sites for others who have had these problems with ford denying its ultimate responsibility for their mistakes: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=489142&page=2 http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t489142.html http://www.lemonlawclaims.com/ford_explorer_cracked_paint.htm http://cbs5.com/consumer/ford.peeling.paint.2.755918.html how can ford issue �service bulletins� on these issues, but fail to correct the problems? it is therefore quite obvious that ford is aware of these problems, but failing to address them satisfactorily. they then leave the dealer with the problem of informing the customer of their decision and taking all the �heat� for ford motor company. *tr.Mileage was 24500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74W73Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HARRISBURG, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10261656

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the rear hatch has cracked from the back glass down on both sides of the emblem. i called ford and they stated that they have had a lot of complaints about this same issue but it was not a recall and they would not fix it. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU72K93U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in SPRINGFIELD, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10261715

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on July 10, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . a crack in the rear hatch near the ford emblem on 2003-2005 ford explorers. ford has a tsb (technical service bulletin) on this issue so they know it exists and yet they are refusing to do anything about it. the following website is just one of a few out there regarding this matter... http://www.carcomplaints.com/ford/explorer/2003/body_paint/cracked_panel_below_the_rear_window.shtml. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in CORONA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10261833

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 14, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the back lift gate (hatch) of my 2003 ford explorer has a vertical crack under the window next to the center ford logo. i noticed on the internet that 1,000s of other people are having the exact same issue with explorers and mountaineers. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47374 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU63K33U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PILOT POINT, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10261880

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2006.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the hood on my vehicle is blistering and bubbling off in many areas. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GRANBY, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10261882

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2007.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . rear tail gate has a crack in the fiberglass from the window all the way down. *tr.Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in GRANBY, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Review #10262371

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Dec 30, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE . rear hatch below window has cracked from top of panel to bottom this may have been due to cold weather but i'm reading about all kinds of these cracks happening in all provinces and states. when is ford going to accept the fact this is a defect and make a recall? *tr.Mileage was 148000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU74E23U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in OAKVILLE, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10262392

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Oct 18, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the back lift gate (hatch) of my 2003 ford explorer has a vertical crack under the window next to the center ford logo. i noticed on the internet that 1,000s of other people to include in our city are having the exact same issue with explorers and mountaineers. this happened in winter. i see in car stats there are complaints there too. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59324 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU62K33Z. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10262563

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Mar 15, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION . three days ago i get into my truck and start to drive down the road and my truck doesn't shift into gears. then when it finally did it jerked really hard and i bout went into a ditch. then the o/d light starts flashing. later that day the check engine light comes on. i try to check the transmission fluid level but you can't in this transmission. when i google this problem i find all these people with the same problem i have. the transmission is going out on my truck and it only has 69,000 on it. i owned an older model explorer and had to replace the transmission two times in it. this is an on going problem ford has with these vehicles and they aren't doing anything to help their customers fix it or fix it themselves. i think this being such a common occurrence with ford explorers that ford should do something about it. this is a major safety issue considering you never know when your transmission is going to go out driving down the road. i hope that you can find some solution to this problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69349 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K53U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in HAZARD, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10262682

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . large spontaneous stress crack appeared, bisecting the upper liftgate body panel on my 2003 ford explorer. ford refers to this part as liftgate glass applique. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU74W83U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in FAIRFIELD, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Review #10263990

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 02, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . we have owned the subject 2003 ford explorer xlt since it was new. the rear liftgate hinge holding the rear glass failed. i understand that this failure is the subject of nhtsa recall #04v442000. ford informs me that they will not fix this continuing safety defect because they replaced the hinge once before in 2006. i have no record of such a repair, not do i agree that ford's policy of only performing one replacement is valid. even if they did replace it once, the design is clearly defective and the safety issue still remains. i would expect nhtsa to direct ford to properly fix the problem, rather cause me to pay ford for yet another replacement for the ineffective one they previously performed. *tr.Mileage was 165000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ANNAPOLIS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments

Ford Explorer 2003 Structure Body Hatchback/liftgate Hinge And Attachments Review #10263990

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 02, 2009.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS . we have owned the subject 2003 ford explorer xlt since it was new. the rear liftgate hinge holding the rear glass failed. i understand that this failure is the subject of nhtsa recall #04v442000. ford informs me that they will not fix this continuing safety defect because they replaced the hinge once before in 2006. i have no record of such a repair, not do i agree that ford's policy of only performing one replacement is valid. even if they did replace it once, the design is clearly defective and the safety issue still remains. i would expect nhtsa to direct ford to properly fix the problem, rather cause me to pay ford for yet another replacement for the ineffective one they previously performed. *tr.Mileage was 165000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU73K43U. Ford Explorer 2003 problem was reported in ANNAPOLIS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission

Ford Explorer 2003 Power Train Automatic Transmission Review #10264243

FORD EXPLORER 2003 car safety problem was reported on Apr 03, 2008.FORD EXPLORER 2003, manufactured by FORD MOTOR COMPANY had a problem with