. Complaint Number: 10055384 Incident Date: December 11, 2003 Date Added to File: January 20, 2004 Description of the Complaint: Transmission failed prematurely. I looked on the net and found many complaints with the same problem two people said it occurred twice same problem. Really no complaints at all. The fire department was called and a fire report was available.
It accelerated slower than my Honda Accord 4-cyl!! Pistons overhauled and flushed cooler lines. Car has not piled trailer or load on system. Dealer replaced all electronic trans components + valve assembly. Transmission replaced, mechanic states known problem with this transmission in this 2000 ford explorer xlt Complaint Number: 10112879 Incident Date: September 1, 2004 Date Added to File: February 22, 2005 Description of the Complaint: While driving vehicle makes a clanking noise. Bought this vehicle to replace my 1999 ford zx2 which ran great minus the fact the sub-frame had completely rotted out between the driver seat and the rear strut mount. Ford had previously issue a service bulletin for this component. The fire was caused by an electrical component.
The acceleration and braking is average; the handling is good. Almost no repairs were needed. The failure mileage was approximately 120. I Currently Have To Take The Door Apart And Try To Fix This Because My Wife And Kids Use This Vehicle. Read numerous blogs on the 5R55E. The car was examined at the dealer two more times, but they were unable to replicate the failure and no work has been done.
Got between 17 and 20 mpg too. This is the second ford explorer the consumer has owned with transmission problems. I would check your underhood fuse relay box. Fire was under hood and was extinguished within seconds with water. Dealer wants to replace valve body and torque converter. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer unable to determine cause of problem. No replacement parts have been installed, I will bring to dealer for diagnosis.
The Vehicle Was Taken To A Private Repair Shop, Who Determined The Latches Were Faulty, And The Parts Were Ordered. I also do not have that many miles on my car. The failure mileage was 100,000. It was as if all fluid was lost at once but garage claims that it was pressure leak? Very well maintained interior and exterior! Explorer would rev at inappropriate times. I only have 169,000 miles on the truck. Also difficult to steer at that time.
Also, I bought a real oil pressure gauge, the original one being nothing more than an analog idiot light, but was thwarted from installing it because the engine would have to be removed to access the pressure metering point. The Contact Spoke With The Manufacturer And Was Advised To Take The Vehicle To The Dealer For Diagnostic Testing. This vehicle is dangerous to my family and to the public you never know what type of reaction will come out of this transmission. I'm sure you will get complaints when those start breaking in half on the highway. Complaint Number: 10331024 Incident Date: May 10, 2010 Date Added to File: May 18, 2010 Description of the Complaint: Vehicles transmission slips causing loss of power to gearing. Complaint Number: 10370544 Incident Date: June 9, 2009 Date Added to File: December 14, 2010 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2000 ford explorer. A local garage said that the cruise control must have stuck and they have disconnected the wires but now leave us with damage to the car we are still trying to diagnose.
Their has been no resolve of this matter. I didn't know what it was at first. They're roomy, and cargo space is especially generous with the rear seat folded down. Guys from the neighborhood put fire out. I thought they should fix the vehicle.
Vehicle was purchased on 20031012. When I was driving it started to jerk and slip out of gear. Im tired of big companies screwing the little people over who purchase their products when they are perfectly able to fix it. Unaccustomed to how this transmission should handle, I had no idea how the lowest gear ratio should feel and assumed what it did feel like was normal. Complaint Number: 10039765 Incident Date: September 2, 2003 Date Added to File: September 11, 2003 Description of the Complaint: While car is shut off and in park, and without warning vehicle would pop out of gear into reverse. I think the wheel base was changed in the 02's gave it more stability. Then vehicle was towed to dealer, and they could not find out what caused problem.