Get rid of it now!!!
Let's go down the laundry list:
5400 miles, 4X4 module quit working.
12000 miles, blower fan for climate control burnt out.
23000 miles, second 4X4 module quit, airbag system quit working due to problem part in seat belt.
35000 miles, replaced transfer case, and another 4X4 control module when module caused to shift into 4X4 low at 35 MPH.
42000 miles, airbag system quit working again. Seems to happen when the weather changes from warm to cold??
51000 miles, ABS sensor dies and another 4X4 module for the Explorer.
59000 miles, rear backup sensors quit working.
74000 miles, the beginning of wheel bearing failures, front right bearing/hub failed.
77000 miles, right rear wheel bearing failed.
82000 miles, the left rear wheel bearing failed, wheel fell off and literally passed me while going down the road.
Just a hint for those out there, the cost for the following items is as follows:
4X4 module - $475 installed.
Front hub/wheel bearing - $750 installed.
Rear wheel bearing - $375 installed.
ABS sensors - $175 installed each.
Airbag sensor - $225 installed.
Now if you think this is bad, it is better than the F150 I had with the "self ejecting spark plugs".
When I complained to the Ford dealer, he called the regional rep who would not discuss the wheel bearing issue at all, go to www.carcomplaints.com, it is interesting.
He did tell me thanks for being a loyal customer.
This is the last Ford product I will own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd April, 2008