- January 18: Senators Have Questions About Ford Ranger Driver Deaths From Airbags news | 2 days ago
- January 14: Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty Emissions Lawsuit Filed news | 6 days ago
- January 11: Takata Recall: Stop Driving Your 2006 Ford Ranger recalls | 9 days ago
- January 4: Ford Coolant Leak Recall to Begin Soon recalls | 16 days ago
- December 28: Ford Transmissions That Suddenly Downshift Under Investigation investigations | 23 days ago
Wheel Bearings Bad
2004 Ford Explorer (Page 2 of 3)
This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2004 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.
Another common problem for the 2002-2005 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.
- Typical Repair Cost:
- Average Mileage:
- 84,058 miles
- Total Complaints:
- 53 complaints
Most Common Solutions:
- replace wheel bearing (25 reports)
- relace both front wheel bearings (11 reports)
- not sure (4 reports)
- replace bearings assembly hub (4 reports)
- Replace wheel bearings and rims (4 reports)
- replace wheel bearings & rear axle (3 reports)
wheels / hubs problem