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2005 Ford Explorer
CarComplaints.com Notes: 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.
2005 Ford Explorer Drivetrain Problems
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- Rear Differential Failure11
- Rear Axle Seal Leaking3
- 4x4 Failure1
- Cap For Left Carrier Bearing Cracked1
- Excessive Noise While Driving1
- Front Pinion Seal Leaking1
- Rear Differential Whining1
- Roaring Sound From Front End1
- NHTSA: Power Train47
- NHTSA: Power Train: Axle Assembly4
- NHTSA: Power Train: Driveline: Differential Unit2
- NHTSA: Power Train: Axle Assembly: Axle Shaft1
- NHTSA: Power Train: Axle Assembly: Axle Shaft: Seal1
- NHTSA: Power Train: Driveline1
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