Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Well, it's not a 2002, so it's got that going for it.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. i replaced the spark plugs with bosch no gap spark plugs (1 reports)
2000 Ford Explorer engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172007

Explorer XLS 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


My Explorer 2000, has now 113,000 miles on it. The spark plug fouling started at about 60-70 thousand miles. I found that the first spark plug on the right side (driver side) fouled after 3-5 thousand miles of replacing. The engine would buck and act up (it only ran on 5 cylinders). After changing the plug 3 times, I explained the problem at a worker at an Auto Zone store and he recommended the Bosch #4304 no gap spark plugs ($4.00 each), I changed all of them and the problem was solved. I just changed them again and found that the plugs were in good shape. If you have the same problem you should try this fix.

I bought the Explorer with 52K 6 years ago.

- , Annandale, NJ, USA

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