because either the cag cap is left loose, the seal around the cap is bad, or there is a severe vapor leak in the fuel tank or filler neck area.
I had the same problem on my 2002 Ford Explorer, after I replaced the gas cap the light turned off
The check gage light ( if equipped ) lights up if the fuel tank is at or near empty , the engine coolant temperature is high , or the oil pressure is low
where is the fuel filter on a 2002 ford explorer
fuel guage number 2002 ford explorer
After the low fuel light comes on in a 2002 Ford Explorer, you should be able to drive at least another 10 miles. The low fuel light usually comes on when there is 2 gallons left in the tank.
In the fuel tank
The 2002 Ford Explorer runs on flex-fuel (unleaded/E85).
On a 2002 Ford Expedition : The " check engine " light is the " SERVICE ENGINE SOON " light just to the left of the fuel gauge
The electric fuel pump is inside the fuel tank
On a 2002 Ford Explorer : The ELECTRIC fuel pump is INSIDE the fuel tank . It is installed through an access hole on the top of the fuel tank .
My 2005 will do that if the gas cap was not secured tightly.