Another poor quality Ford product
By draks on
1995 Ford Explorer XL 2dr SUV
In general this truck has been maintenance free but when things fail they fail
BIG. The radio failed in the first 3 months. After that it was OK until the
transmission failed at 75k miles and (after a rebuild) failed again at 90k
miles. The computer generated "OD/ engine" lite illuminates often and it
costs $150 to put it on the machine and I learn that "its nothing to worry
about". Finally, it costs $150 to get a key and remote control "programmed"
from FORD. This is clearly a vehicle made for a 2 year lease = use it and
throw it away. Unfortunately, I bought it thinking I could keep it for 150k
miles, but sadly have learned that domestic cars are not built for that.
Easy access to work on the engine. Lots of space in the back - especially
with the seats folded down.
Reliability of transmission, computer. Add a readout so that a consumer
can understand the codes that the computer generates so we can tell if the
problem is serious or just a red herring. Add a consumer reset for the