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Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, SUV
#564 of 3348 2002 Ford Explorer Rear Hatch problem
Dec 27, 2001 (5:08 pm)
I picked up my new 2002 explorer on 10-22-2001. The day we bought it the left rear hatch door striker was out of alignment and the arm popped off. They had to reset the left side brackets and it worked fine for a month and on 11-26-01 I had to take it back in for the same thing. It worked fine for a month and on Christmas day the whole rear window broke into a million pieces. My Ford dealer is refusing to fix it saying that they are not responsible for broken glass. Although my insurance company is taking care of it, I still feel this is a Ford issue and would like to know if anyone else is have this type of problem?
#565 of 3348 The PIAA bulbs say that
Dec 27, 2001 (6:24 pm)
they are rated at 110/100 watts (not 100/110, but 110/100)...the store guy said they put out about 1.5 to 2 times the light of standard bulbs...never said anything about the heat, though, and I never considered the possibility of anything melting or burning...is 110W too much??? ...I have no idea what the standard bulb wattage or heat may be...any thoughts???
#566 of 3348 click noise.
Dec 27, 2001 (7:43 pm)
I have owned my 02 Mountaineer for about 6 mo. I always play the stereo and have not noticed a strange noise until recently. When the stereo is off I can hear a click noise coming from the glove box area everytime a step on the brakes. The click takes place everytime the brake ights come on and clicks again when I remove my foot off the brake. It is pretty noticeable. I don't want to waste time going to dealer if this is occuring on all vehicles. Anyone else experience?
#567 of 3348 re: Click noise
Dec 27, 2001 (8:11 pm)
My guess is that a relay is being actuated by the brake switch to operate lights, etc. Mine makes similar noises.
#568 of 3348 Response to kheintzelman-foglamps
Dec 28, 2001 (8:06 am)
Thanks for the advice. I am familiar with a few truck shops. I'll see if they carry the PIAA lamps.
Dec 28, 2001 (9:01 am)
eweygrin - I don't a answer to your question but I do know what your saying. I get the same clicking sound when I step on the brakes off my Ford Contour, especially on very cold days.
Dec 28, 2001 (9:42 am)
I am getting ready to order a '02 XLT and because of all the publicity about rollovers, etc. have been wondering whether a wider than normal tire would be of any benefit. Any thoughts?
Dec 28, 2001 (10:34 am)
There was a technical service bulletin a few months back concerning improperly aligned latches causing the tailgate glass to shatter.Sounds to me like your dealer is trying to feed you B.S. .I would mention the TSB to your dealer and if they still refuse to replace the glass under warranty I would go to the regional Ford rep. Turning this in to your insurance may cause your rates to go up.And you may have to pay a deductable.All because of a defect by Ford. You shouldn't have to pay!! good luck!!!
Dec 28, 2001 (5:51 pm)
The changes is suspension, stance, and increasing the tires to 16" from 15" have all made the Explorer more steady on its feet. The Explorer, though, was really not that rollover prone to begin with. This has been shown in studies of rollover statistics among SUVs (per capita). Of course there will probably be more TOTAL Explorer rollovers, because for the last 7 years there have been over 300,000 sold per year.