2000 Ford Explorer Limited 5.0L from North America


Biggest mistake ever


Rattles from the dash, doors and rear hatch.

Squeaks caused by bad welds in the "A" pillar.

Paint problems with bubbles and poor finish on the roof & door area.

Power seat mechanism would go "up" all by itself.

Constant whining sound from the hub seals when driving at low speeds.

Brakes make clunking sound when released from a full stop.

This Explorer has been in for a service 14 times and for 28 days, and most of these problems remain unresolved.

General Comments:

Having also owned another older Explorer that has been trouble free, I am not impressed with the number of defects and low quality of this vehicle.

All of the problems I've had with this lemon overshadow anything good I could ever have to say about it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2001

31st Oct 2001, 00:44

Don't feel bad, I bought a 2000 Explorer new. Had to have a new motor put in at 36,000 miles.

2nd Nov 2001, 16:11

Yes I too have had nothing but problems with my 2000 Explorer. At 39,000 the engine was knocking and all they had to say was that it was a good thing I have an extended warranty. And it still knocks. It is a piece of (*#!@#) and I will never buy another Ford.

2000 Ford Explorer Sport V6 from North America


A disappointing vehicle


I am a longtime Ford driver and I recently moved from a Probe to the Explorer Sport.

Paint problems.

Transmission problems.

Wiper motor problems.

And now the rear window leaks in the rain.

General Comments:

I got the Explorer Sport just before the commotion over the tire recalls and rollover news. Had I known, I would probably have waited for the Escape. Now, thanks to poor dealer and regional help, this is the last Ford I'll have.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st October, 2000

8th Jan 2001, 21:32

1999 Ford Explorer problems:

I've got smells from the air ducts, different vulgar smells, this is one of the problems.

Wipers are not working, then not shutting off.

Fords always have problems, it seems. A sorry dealer as well does not help matters, O'Meara ford is not very good and my personal opinion is not to go there!!!!!!