2004 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: How long should plastic last?
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2004 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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How long should plastic last?
By rks on

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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

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We have had overall good luck with our Explorer. The major problem is that many plastic parts have failed which require costly fixes. Both plastic anchors on the right and left sun visors broke which resulted in the complete replacement of the visors. The plastic lift ring on the floor cover broke which required a whole new cover. The most annoying piece of plastic that has broken twice ($350) has been the plastic panel just below the rear window. I have noted that many Explorers are driving with this piece broken. Ford has a "policy" not to replace them which leads me to believe that Ford is not living up to its reputation as customer friendly.

Best Features

Roomy, good engine and provides a good ride.

Worst Features

The rear hatch back has been modified over the years with the plastic trim eliminted.
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