Engine valves needed to be replaced at 20,000 miles. This was done by dealer under warranty.
Sliding door has needed to be repaired two times; it would not fully close even when closed forcefully.
Ford AM/FM/CD player has been replaced once at 50,000 miles, and the replacement unit does not play CDs anymore.
Driver's side front captain's seat back needs to be repaired; will not return to fully upright position.
Like most Fords, this vehicle needs front brake pads to be replaced at 15 - 20,000 mile intervals, depending on how hard they are used.
Rear axle pinion gears needed to be replaced at 75,000 miles. Expensive ($1000) job replaced by dealer under extended warranty.
Interior body integrity is fair. Many screws for the panels on the rear hatch and sliding door have loosened over time and then popped out. Cracks have appeared in the door panels for both the front doors. Driver arm rest needs repair. Screws for all interior panels need to be tightened one by one on a regular basis. Many rattles have developed that cannot be pinpointed by owner.
This van is roomy, seats seven comfortably, and has been well utilized by this growing family.
It is been extremely reliable and has never broken down and stranded us for any reason. We have been diligent about scheduled maintenance and have changed the oil every 3000 miles. It still does not burn or use any oil between oil changes.
The van is an excellent freeway vehicle and after replacing the lousy stock Ford shocks with KYB Gas-A-Just shocks the ride improved significantly.
Rear A/C is a must and combined with the standard A/C, quickly cools the interior on hot days.
It has been used for mostly around town and regional trips within Southern California. It performed flawlessly on a recent 1700 mile trip to the mountains of New Mexico. Cruising at 85 with a full load of passengers and luggage was not a problem.
Gas mileage has been 13 to 15 mpg around town and 17 to 20 mpg on longer highway trips.
Dated design of interior lacks cup holder for three rear passengers. Many spills by children sitting there over the years. Cloth interior and carpeting came clean after complete detailing.