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2002 Ford Explorer
windows / windshield Problems
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2002 Ford Explorer is hands-down our worst vehicle on record. "Avoid like the plague" is putting it lightly.
The 2002-2005 Explorer has a very well-established record of expensive transmission failure at under 100k miles. The Explorer has an enclosed transmission which is typically replaced with a rebuilt transmission at a cost of almost $3,000.
Another common problem for the 2002-2003 Explorer is wheel bearing failure at around 90k miles, with a typical repair bill of $500 to $1000 depending on how many wheel bearings failed.
Adding insult to injury, the 2002-2005 Explorer also has a massive problem with the rear panel cracking. While it's a minor annoyance compared to transmission failure, ironically the crack usually goes right through the Ford logo.
Worst 2002 Explorer windows / windshield Problems
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- power window stopped working87
- rear lift gate window exploded80
- electric window assembly broken plastic parts inside13
- rear window doesn't stay up7
- rear window fell out5
- window hinge broke5
- rear window latch stopped working correctly3
- moonroof leaks2
- rear hatch washer not working2
- rear window started leaking after liftgate recall repair2
- rear windshield fluid line leaking2
- window lift cylinder broke free from mounting2
- paint on liftgate glass cracked1
- rear window guides both cracked1
- windows keep fogging up1
- windshield cracked1
- NHTSA: Visibility: Glass, Side/Rear38
- NHTSA: Visibility: Power Window Devices And Controls31
- NHTSA: Visibility22
- NHTSA: Visibility: Windshield4
- NHTSA: Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer2
- NHTSA: Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer: Motor2
- NHTSA: Visibility: Windshield Wiper/Washer: Switch/Wiring1
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