The '02 Ford Explorer will start at $24,620 when it goes on sale next year. Ford Motor Co. also recalls 876,000 '95-'97 Explorers and '97 Mercury Mountaineers for suspension problems. • Ford Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. are recalling Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute sport/utility vehicles for the fifth time, this time for defective windshield wipers. The automakers blame the defect on a manufacturing problem at the supplier. Affected are about 51,022 Escapes, 27,500 of which have been ...

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