1999 Ford Explorer SUV - Reliability

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XL 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Manual)

Reliability Rating for 1999 Ford Explorer SUV by Identifix

Ratings Key Minimal Problems Moderate Problems Significant Problems
  Rating Comments
Engine Occasional problems on this vehicle are failures of the Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor, the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor, the Idle Air Control Valve, and the Intake Manifold Gaskets and front Timing Chain Tensioner (4.0L VIN E engine only).

The cost to repair the MAF Sensor is estimated at $200 for parts and $26 for labor. The cost to repair the DPFE Sensor is estimated at $52 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Idle Air Control Valve is estimated at $68 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The Intake Manifold Gaskets and front Timing Chain Tensioner are covered under a recall up to 72,000 miles. If the vehicle is past the allowable mileage for the recall, the cost to repair the Intake Manifold Gaskets and front Timing Chain Tensioner is estimated at $45 for parts and $130 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Transmission & Driveline An occasional problem on this vehicle when equipped with 4 Wheel Drive is failure of the 4 Wheel Drive System.

The cost to repair the 4 Wheel Drive System is estimated to range from $50.00 to $600.00 for parts and $65.00 to $195.00 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Steering & Suspension
Brake An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the Differential Speed Sensor and related wiring.

The cost to repair will vary depending on the extent of the wiring problem, but is estimated to be from $50-$200 for parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Starting & Charging
Accessories An occasional problem on this vehicle is the failure of the wiring harness in the Supplemental Restraint System.

The cost to repair the wiring harness with an updated overlay harness is estimated at $65 for parts and $97.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Overall 4 out of 5

Reliability Ratings displayed above reflect style specific standard features and may vary from aggregated values displayed for the same year in the historical model overviewed bellow.

Reliability History for Ford Explorer SUV by Identifix

  1996 1997 1998 1999
Engine N/A N/A
Transmission & Driveline N/A N/A
Steering & Suspension N/A N/A
Brake N/A N/A
Heating & Air Conditioning N/A N/A
Starting & Charging N/A N/A
Accessories N/A N/A
Overall N/A N/A

Reliability Ratings by Identifix is based from repair shop-reported issues. Though this data may be for years prior to model you are researching, it exposes how reliable this model platform has been historically.

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