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2003 Ford Explorer Base 4dr 114 WB 4.0L XLS

2003 Ford Explorer
Trim Info:
Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door
15 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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Top 5 Explorer Problems

According to the J. D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study SM, these are the five most commonly reported issues with this vehicle, based on feedback from verified owners after three years of ownership:

Seat Belt Doesn't Retract
Wind Noise
Engine: Stumbles, Hesitates, or Dies
Side Window(s)
Hard To Start

Source: J. D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study SM
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Compared to other Midsize Multi Activity Vehicles

Scores better than Average
Scores worse than Average
Other Midsize Multi Activity Vehicles
13.6%
5.3%
Seat Belt Doesn't Retract
13.6% of 2003 Ford Explorer owners surveyed reported this issue.
5.3% of all Midsize Multi Activity Vehicle owners complained overall.
10.7%
15.5%
Wind Noise
10.7% of 2003 Ford Explorer owners surveyed reported this issue.
15.5% of all Midsize Multi Activity Vehicle owners complained overall.
8.8%
3.7%
Engine: Stumbles, Hesitates, or Dies
8.8% of 2003 Ford Explorer owners surveyed reported this issue.
3.7% of all Midsize Multi Activity Vehicle owners complained overall.
8.0%
2.8%
Side Window(s)
8.0% of 2003 Ford Explorer owners surveyed reported this issue.
2.8% of all Midsize Multi Activity Vehicle owners complained overall.
7.3%
2.9%
Hard To Start
7.3% of 2003 Ford Explorer owners surveyed reported this issue.
2.9% of all Midsize Multi Activity Vehicle owners complained overall.


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