2001 Ford Explorer 4.0 from North America
Transmission failure while driving!
At first I liked this vehicle; it ran smooth, everything worked.
Then the parking brake began to fail, and then it broke down while I was traveling in the middle of nowhere! :(
The engine still ran, but it just would not go into gear! The transmission is basically broken, which will cost $$$$ to fix.
Had to have it towed, stored and finally removed, costing me $$$.
As this is miles and miles from a city and the mechanics nearby are charging mega-dollars, it is now being used for storage.
Will not buy a vehicle of this type again.
PS the transmission fluid was kept topped-up and all levels for the oil etc were fine, and it just had new tyres on it as well! :(
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th March, 2014
9th Mar 2014, 09:06
That is why this vehicle is known to those in the automotive industry as the Ford Exploder. Apparently the transmissions in those vehicles were not much good.
Maybe try a GM vehicle next time?
There was a time when I was driving a Pontiac 6000, and it got stuck in high gear and would not move from a stop. The only way I was able to get it home was to neutral-drop it... repeatedly. I thought that I would blow the damn thing up, but it never failed. Turned out to be an electrical fault of some sort... I don't remember exactly what as it was years ago. Anyhow, once the condition was corrected, the crappy old Pontiac still drove like new. Couldn't kill the damn thing!!