hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,544 miles

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problem #2

Feb 022008

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
While going to open the rear hatch of my 2004 Ford Explorer, I noticed a crack in the hatch door from just below the window down to the next panel. When I opened the window on the hatch door, I noticed that the left hinge that holds the glass is coming loose. I am unable to utilize the rear cargo area of my vehicle now for fear that the left hinge will break off resulting in the entire door coming off the vehicle and falling or dropping onto me or one of my children, causing severe personal injuries. The mileage on my vehicle is approximately 70,000 miles. Nothing has been done yet to correct this failure because after reading other people's experience with having Ford refuse to acknowledge the problem and the government thus far refusing to issue a recall, my hands are tied. I do not want to pay for the repair myself because I have already been burned by Ford on other issues relating to this vehicle, I.e., the ABS module and the air conditioning system.

- Cypress, TX, USA

problem #1

May 252007

Explorer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,087 miles
Hinge on liftgate glass fractured and broke. 2004 Ford Explorer. See 2003 nhsta recall 04V442000. Liftgate glass hanging off and car unusable. Metal fatigue on hinge/glass attach point on glass. Could my car have received "older" defective parts from previous year as it has a manufacture date of 08/03? numerous previous model year problems with same part.

- Vancouver, WA, USA