Why Do Ford Hoods Corrode So Easily?
Cars are prone to rust, unfortunately that's just the way it is. This is especially true for those who live in rust belt states where salt is used to clear ice from roads. We can fight the onslaught with regular washes and waxing ... unless…Continue reading article "Why Do Ford Hoods Corrode So Easily?"
Cracked Rear Explorer Panels
If you own a 2002-2005 Explorer, chances are your rear lift-gate is cracked. It’s a widespread problem in all Ford-family SUVs from that generation, including the Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator. But what’s causing the split?…Continue reading article "Cracked Rear Explorer Panels"
Spark Plugs Ejected in Triton Engine
Ford Triton engines are spitting out spark plugs like sunflower seeds, but the suits in Detroit act like there isn't any problem. They're wrong. We believe this defect affects the following 2-valve engines: Triton 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10…Continue reading article "Spark Plugs Ejected in Triton Engine"
Explorer's Exploding Rear Windows
It doesn't matter if the temperature is hot or cold, or even if the car is moving or parked, the rear windows of some Ford Explorer, Escape, Edge and Mercury Mountaineers SUVs are just exploding at random.Continue reading article "Explorer's Exploding Rear Windows"
Explorer Transmission Failure
Nothing lasts forever and transmissions in early 2000's Ford Explorers are no exception. One dealership claimed 1 out of every 10 Explorers from the 3rd generation will experience a premature transmission failure, and with a typical repair …Continue reading article "Explorer Transmission Failure"
What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2004 Explorer
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2002 Explorer
- cracked panel below the rear window in the 2003 Explorer
- transmission failure in the 2002 Explorer
- transmission slipping, shifts hard in the 2004 Explorer
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2002–2005) Explorer Key Numbers
Court documents don't go into much detail, but the plaintiffs say their claims in this matter pending against Ford Motor Co. (Defendant) have been resolved to the satisfaction of Plaintiffs and Defendant.
A Ford Explorer hood rust recall allegedly should have been ordered long ago, or so says a plaintiff who filed a proposed class action lawsuit about aluminum hoods.