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Car design | 09.04.2014 - 23:45

The Six Most Problematic Cars of the 2000's

Although some great models were introduced in the 2000's, the era has also had its fair share of trouble-prone vehicles


Some cars are as dependable as a close childhood friend. On the other hand, some vehicles spend more time in the shop than they do on the road. Although some great and industry-changing cars were introduced in the 2000's, the era has also had its fair share of trouble-prone vehicles. Here we'll take a look at the six most infamously problematic of these:



2002-2005 Ford Explorer

In the eyes of some experts, the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer was one of the worst vehicles manufactured in the last 20 years. The problematic SUV had a very high rate of transmission and wheel bearing failure. The cost to replace the transmission alone exceeds $3,000, and this is on top of all the other repairs the Explorer regularly demands of its owners.



2008 Honda Accord

The 2008 Honda Accord does not follow the automaker’s longstanding history of reliability. Its faulty braking system was so bad that several class action lawsuits were placed against the company. Sadly, the vehicle also had a major oil consumption problem. To make matters even worse, the seats have been known to cause bodily pain and even injury.



2001 Honda Civic

The 2001 Honda Civic holds the distinction of being one of the most-recalled vehicles ever. For starters, the 2001 Civic was equipped with a very flawed automatic transmission. However, the worst issue is its defective airbag system. Upon being deployed, the airbag dispersed metal projectiles into the vehicle.



2002-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer

Most mechanics are aware of the Trailblazer’s infamous fuel gauge problem. The inaccuracy of the gauge was so bad that most drivers had to estimate the amount of fuel in the tank. As a result of their vehicle running out of gas, quite a few Trailblazer drivers were left stranded on the roads.



2002 Chevrolet Impala

Although the 2002 Chevy Impala sold in great numbers, the owners had to deal with multiple electrical issues. In some instances, the electrical issues prevented the vehicle from cranking. The issue could usually be traced back to a problem with the vehicle’s security system. Although the problem turned out to be relatively easy to fix, some drivers invested hundreds of dollars into finding a solution.



2004 Ford F-150

If you see a used 2004 F-150 on the lot, make sure that the windows are working correctly. The truck had a major problem with the powered windows failing to roll up. Unfortunately, this led to the interior getting wet during rainy weather and several incidents of theft due to open windows.


Although these problems can be fixed, it is always a good idea to err on the side of caution. No car owner wants a $3,000 repair bill, or to be stranded during their morning commute. Subsequent models of these cars corrected many of these issues, but keep a wary eye out for these particular vehicles.


Informational Credit to Hidden Valley Wrecker Towing Service


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