2002 Ford Explorer Repair & Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2002 Ford Explorer

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Annual Repair Cost
on average
The annual maintenance cost of a 2002 Ford Explorer is $722. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.

Most Common 2002 Ford Explorer Problems

2002 Ford Explorer vehicles have 21 reported problems.The most commonly reported 2002 Ford Explorer problem is: A Cosmetic Crack May Develop on the Liftgate
A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. ford has released a service procedure to replace th...
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the hvac system to stop working. a click...

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Above Average

The Ford Explorer Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 21st out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $722 which means it has poor ownership costs. The frequency and severity of repairs are both fairly average when compared with all other vehicles.

2002 Ford Explorer Reviews

2002 Ford Explorer vehicles rate highest in Exhaust and needs improvement in Drive Train
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Drive Train

Most Common 2002 Ford Explorer Questions

There are 390 related questions for 2002 Ford Explorer vehicles. RepairPal's professional community answers hundreds of questions each day. Below are the most commonly asked questions.
After putting it in drive it goes to 2.5 or 3 rpm then jumps to 5 goes back down and then shifts. after that it's fi...
Was working yesterday but not today. has almost full tank of gas.
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