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Battery Dead Problems of Ford Explorer



Ford Explorer owners have reported 9 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer 1
Failure Date: 10/16/2008

Battery died on 2002 Ford Explorer. Installed new battery and 4 wheel drive module quit working. Bought new part for $202. 00. Fixed problem with new part. Obviously the realized the defect and refuse to do recall.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer 2
Failure Date: 08/09/2008

Reading the forums and many people have been having problems with their Explorers 4x4. I have the same problem. Seems like if you disconnect the battery or your battery dies so does your control module for the 4x4. Mine stopped working when that happened. That is when my 4x4 selector switch lights stopped working and my 4x4 was not engaging. Seems like Ford needs to recall this part. I got a new control module and it started working again. Could be dangerous in winter time for this type of vehicle to have no 4x4.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 2003 Ford Explorer 3
Failure Date: 10/22/2007

String of electrical failures a the same time - resulted in loss of vehicle for 3-4 days and we had to rent a car to fill in while it was getting repaired - full battery failure, failure of the 4wd component, broken or detached wire in driver's door, resulting in inability to lock/alarm that door with remote.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 4
Failure Date: 02/28/2006

Ford Explorer 1998 date 8-3-06 I have had this car for three years. I have never had any major or minor problems. I have regular required maintenance done (example) fluid changes and brakes. Early February. I noticed around November 2005, my cruise control stopped working. I didn't take it to be checked; I didn't think it was a big issue. I noticed when starting my car, the battery sounded weak. I took the car to ntb to have the battery checked. The battery was bad and was replaced with the exide 72 month battery. I had never the battery replaced. Ntb installed the new battery on February 5, 2006. I drive this car to and from work regularly, about 12 miles. On February 28, 2006, leaving work heading home, I stopped at the grocery store about 1 mile from my house. I left the store and went home. After turning the engine off approximately 5 minutes later standing on my porch, I noticed heavy white smoke coming from under my hood behind the battery area. I ran to my car and opened the door and released the hood. When I raised the hood, I saw the heavy smoke coming from what appeared to be near the wiring in front of the master cylinder. I ran in the house to call 911 and get a fire extinguisher. When I went back to the car under hood area was fully involved in flames. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. After hearing and reading the reports about the cruise control switch, I really think this is exactly what happened to my vehicle.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 5
Failure Date: 02/28/2006

Ford Explorer 1998 date 8-3-06 I've had this car for three years. I've never had any major or minor problems. I have regular required maintenance done (example) fluid changes and brakes. Early February. I noticed around November 2005, my cruise control stopped working. I didn't take it to be checked; I didn't think it was a big issue. I noticed when starting my car, the battery sounded weak. I took the car to ntb to have the battery checked. The battery was bad and was replaced with the exide 72 month battery. I had never the battery replaced. Ntb installed the new battery on February 5, 2006. I drive this car to and from work regularly, about 12 miles. On February 28, 2006, leaving work heading home, I stopped at the grocery store about 1 mile from my house. I left the store and went home. After turning the engine off approximately 5 minutes later standing on my porch, I noticed heavy white smoke coming from under my hood behind the battery area. I ran to my car and open the door and released the hood. When I raised the hood, I saw the heavy smoke coming from what appeared to be near are in front of the wiring in front of the master cylinder. I ran in the house to call 911 and get a fire extinguisher. When I went back to the car under hood area was fully involved in flames. The fire department arrived and extinguished the fire. After hearing and reading the reports about the cruise control switch, I really think this is exactly what happened to my vehicle.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1997 Ford Explorer 6
Failure Date: 01/05/1998

Battery failed.

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car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 7
Failure Date: 11/01/1997

On two occasions vehicle stopped running while driving, due to battery failure. On another occasion the vehicle stopped running due to a short in the instrument panel.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 8

Battery failed. Yh.

car image   Battery Dead problem of the 1998 Ford Explorer 9

The dealer installed a new battery and four days later, the battery went dead.