1995 Ford Explorer XLT - but loaded! 4.0L V6 from North America


Wonderful SUV!!!!


Nothing really... small problems when going up hills for long distances, it gives a "Check Engine" light, but Ford says it is a bad EGR valve. Had the valve replaced, but it continues to happen.

Keyless entry not as responsive as when we bought it, possibly needs a new battery in the remote?

Ford also failed to clean the air filters when we had it in for routine work. We no longer take it there.

General Comments:

Wonderful vehicle. Totally loaded XLT - leather, moonroof, dual power seats, 6 disc CD changer, keyless entry (key fobs and keypad on the side of the drivers door), 4 wheel disc ABS.

Wonderful vehicle... plenty of power out of the 4.0L V6.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2001

16th Sep 2002, 09:01

I am currently looking at purchasing a Ford Explorer XLT it's a 96 -fully loaded. My concern is it has 100 thousand miles on it. I'm curious if anyone has had any problems with an Explorer after it reaches 100 thousand?

30th Nov 2002, 23:50

I have a '92 Explorer XLT with 186,000 miles on it. Still runs (and looks) like new. Don't worry about 100,000 miles. The 4.0 is a good high-mileage engine. Keep up with basic and preventative maintenance and you should be able to keep it for a very long time to come.

9th Jan 2003, 18:05

I have a '95 with 160,000 miles, and its still running strong. The only problem I've had was the fuel pump 10k miles ago. I take it off-road regularly and it is extremely capable (I've even had to yank out a few jeeps!) I would highly recommend it.

10th Aug 2003, 17:14

I have a '95 Ford Explorer and it's been great for 118,000 miles except it's on it second tranny. Here's my question. Where is the fuel pump switch located? I saw a decal on the radiator when I opened the hood, which I opened to see why the engine won't start. It cranks strongly, it has gas, but it just won't kick over. I don't have an owner's manual so I can't find where the the darn switch. Any ideas?

19th Aug 2007, 09:45

I have a 95 explorer with 218 K. It's been a really reliable truck. I did replace the transmission at 125 K and had more than a bit of trouble with the steering wheel cover, but other than that issues have been typical maintenance only. I have found it equivalent to my previous 1990 Honda Accord in reliability and quality.