hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,500 miles

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problem #2

Aug 142008


  • 53,000 miles
Aug 2008 I was closing my rear window on my 2004 Ford Explorer when the right hinge broke and shattered the window and still has not been fixed.

- Parlin, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 082008

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 88,000 miles
The rear window liftgate hinges on my 2004 Ford Explorer failed. Hinge pins are corroded and just sheared right off. Looks like the hinges become loose and go slightly out of alignment and when hatch is opened the pins break. Appears there was a recall for this same problem for the years prior to my model year. From the review of this website does not look like Ford has solved the hinge problems. The earlier recall was # 04V442000. Can the recall be extended to cover the 2004 (and maybe later years)?

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA