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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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2005 Ford Explorer windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242010

Explorer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

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

top section of rear window was open +when i went to shut it-----it just exploded into a a million pieces+cut me in several places ---i was luckey on that-----the back panel by the ford emblem also had a crack ----there is no reason that window should have exploded like that--waitin on a adjuster+then down to the ford dealership where i am sure they will blow me off

- , Melbourne, FL, USA

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