really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,500 miles

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problem #2

Jun 022005

Bronco 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles
The vehicle caught on fire, the fire marshal said it started in the engine compartment, the insurance Agency came to pick up the vehicle. Also, the house caught on fire. The fire started under the hood on the driver's side.

- Melburn, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 062001

Bronco 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle would not go forward. Consumer stated transmission went out. Dealer contacted. Cruise control and door locks are inoperative. Emergency brake light stays illuminated. Front end is out of alignment and pulls to the left. Head lights will not shut off. Thermostat, radiator, radiator cap, and water pump were replaced. The struts that hold the back window and door did not hold, springs for the back door are inoperative. Transmission needed adjustment, ball in transmission failed, vehicle will not shift into 4-wheel drive, and universal joint was replaced. Driver side seat belt inoperative. Electrical switch that adjusts the driver seat shorted out and caught fire in the engine compartment, ground cable on the battery broke causing computer to be inoperative, starter switch, solenoid, lock cylinder, circuit breaker, and tem sensor were replaced. Air conditioner failed and vents do not work.

- Horseshoe Bend, ID, USA