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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2005 Ford Explorer one of our worst vehicles 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.

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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2005 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252007

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Bought vehicle at 25K miles, problem occurred on lot where the remotes only open the driver's door sometimes and not the rest. Given new remotes and it was okay for a few days. The problem started again and got new remotes again. Stills does it after almost 2 years and dealer cannot find problem.

- , Clarks Summit, PA, USA

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