Ford Motor Complaint - Engine trouble at 49K
VIRGINIA -- I am the original owner of a 2002 Ford Explorer with 49,000 miles. It has been diligently maintained with all required service. Recently the car began experiencing a rough idle and the illumination of the 'service engine soon' light. After having the coil and #8 sparkplug foul and be replaced four times in five weeks I have just found out that the #8 cylinder of the engine has half the compression that it should. There is a problem with the valve train and it will cost me over three thousand dollars to fix. I have called Ford and they have taken no responsibility for selling me a $35,000 car which had the the engine go out at 49K miles. Apparently Ford considers it acceptable that an engine goes out this soon. Buyers Beware!