1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L V6 from North America
I love this car, it is a beautiful vehicle that would suit almost anybody
Wires inside of steering column wore down to the metal.
Problems with fuses, causing minor problems, such as malfunction of automatic locking doors.
Check engine light comes on occasionally, seemingly for no reason.
Something wrong with circulation of the cooling system.
Excellent vehicle in snow.
Seats are adjustable to be comfortable for short and tall drivers.
In this model, you get power everything, lots of extra features including an auto-dimming mirror.
Gas mileage isn't so great (anywhere from 18-24).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 19th June, 2001
20th May 2004, 08:54
RE: "Something wrong with circulation of the cooling system".
Answer: Most likely the blendoor has failed and will need to be replaced. It's very labour intensive thus costly. Ford will not admit there's a need for a recall on these defective blendoors. However, when you have it replaced Ford will not supply that same part, they will supply a different part. (So, if there's no problem with their original version why did they stop supplying it)?
I've owned mine since 1996, I have over 100,000 miles on it. It still runs great! But it did just start experiencing a problem with the power locks. They lock and unlock while the engines running (idle and/or driving)...it's very annoying. I'm looking into the cause and will update when I find out.