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2002 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (26%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (2%)

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2002 Ford Explorer electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (14%)

$1000 - $2499 (22%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (3%)

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

86000 mi CD changer no longer worked when sold. 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

239-horsepower 4.6L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

102000 mi

US $800
Air compresser failure. 
101000 mi

US $186
replace brake light switch plus rewire 
97000 mi Replacement of emergency brake light switch. 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

106000 mi Rear passenger window regulator broken. I disassembled it myself, the cable was broken and tore up the pulley system. I wedged in a block to hold the window up, will repair it when I want to spend $250 on a new regulator. 
164000 mi Keyfob no longer locks or unlocks doors. Factory programmed keypad no longer unlocks doors; however my personal programmed code and the 'lock all' function still work ... ?!! 
178300 mi

US $85
Rear passenger power window stopped working. Replaced window regulator. 
142000 mi Driver's power window. 

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2002 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

61000 mi

US $177
alternator and battery had to be replaced 
102500 mi Air Bag Warning light flashes, intermittently comes on and goes off. Problem is in the wiring of the seat belt buckle which cost over $320 not including labor. Also Door Ajar warning light works intermittenly and problem can not be located. 
50000 mi

US $50
seat belt sensor and air bag sensor. Covered under warranty $50 deductible applies. 
88000 mi

US $380
door switch and handle replaced 
125000 mi

US $200
Window regulator failure. Replaced by new one. 
132000 mi

US $800
replaced trailer wiring plug 
138000 mi

US $100
gauge cluster overheats and needles flail about with reckless abandon after approximately five minutes of run time 
140000 mi

US $1450
gauge cluster was overheating, sent out for repair, was unable to repair so had to replace with new cluster power windows completely inoperative, door was taken apart and rewired to replace worn wires that were causing a short door ajar light was staying on, as was dome light, regardless of whether the door was open or closed. new door sensor was installed 

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2002 Ford Explorer Electrical Problems

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