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2002 Ford Explorer Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 44 reviews
The 2002 Ford Explorer saw a complete redesign for the flagship SUV. The lines became sleeker even as the body grew in size, and interiors became more luxurious at all trim levels. Engines were upgraded to match; buyers could choose between a 4.0 liter single overhead cam V-6 with a 210-horsepower output, or a 4.6 liter V-8 that delivered a big 239 horsepower.
Trim choices for the 2002 Explorer were XLS, XLT, Eddie Bauer, and Limited, all four-door models. Rear-wheel, four-wheel, and all-wheel drive were available.
A new option on the '02 Explorer was a third-row seat, which took advantage of the sport-utility vehicle's big interior to create passenger space for 7. Safety continued to be a big selling point for the '02 Ford Explorer, with features like side-curtain airbags and anti-lock brakes standard at all trim levels.
Fuel efficiency continued to be unexciting, with the Explorer rated from 14 to 17 mpg city, 19-22 highway, depending on model. This didn't stop buyers from flocking to this roomy, rugged vehicle, though; off-road enthusiasts especially appreciated its 4x4 and real-all-wheel drive capabilities, even though most of the Explorers sold never made their way off the beaten path.
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Ford Explorer Questions
What Would Cause A 2002 Ford Explorer Engine To Just Stop In The Middle Of ...
I was backing the 2002 Ford explorer out of our driveway, when it suddenly stopped, no warning, no unusual sounds. The dash indicators lights, the radio, etc all work. When you turn the key in the ...
How Do I Reset The Computer On A 2002 Ford Explorer
The security alarm isn't working right. It will go off automatically on it's own. When I first bought it, it was so touchy any little thing would make it go off. Even if you tried to open the door w...
Why Would My 2002 Ford Explorer Shut Off Every Time I Slow Down And Stop At...
The vehicles is not missing but it just shuts off when I come to a stop. It runs fine when at idle.the check engine light is on.
2002 Ford Explorer Ed Bauer Front Right Noise And Grab
We have 02 Ford Expl $X$ Ed Bauer edition. 168k miles, trans replaced at 148k miles. Front right makes loud noise (clunk) and it 'grabs', as if piston in caliper is stuck. Happens when turning right...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer Front Right 'catching' W/ 4x4 Light Flickeri...
We have 2002 Ford Explorer. Trans replaced at 145k miles. Has 168k now. Front right wheel seems to want to grab/lock when making a turn, almost as if piston in caliper is sticking (all new and repla...