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2006 Ford Explorer

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Common long term problems related to poor design
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By Bobby
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I've experience the following problems in owning this vehicle during the last 7 years;
- Paint peeling off of the roof
- Leaky cowl seal which leaks rain water into spar plug holes which shorts out the coils, fowls the spark plugs, causing the engine to run rich, overheating the exhaust, warping the exhaust manifolds, breaking the exhaust manifold studs and frying out the catalytic converters. To top it off, the spark plugs get stuck in the head and break off when changing them.
- Cracked plastic radiator tank
- Transmission leaks when parked on a hill and the fluid level can't be checked or topped off from the engine compartment.
- Oxidizing plastic door panels
- Bad moon roof switch caused moon roof to open at random and unable to close.
- CD's stuck in the changer
- Broken e-brake handle
- Broken lumbar adjuster


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Beautiful Car...Worthless!!
4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By samoanmadness
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


Review

So, I find my soulmate...Sleek Black, sunroof, powered everything, leather seats, shiny rims, and a third row of seats for my family.
Now, Im crying that I have to trade it in. After investing over $7,000 in repairs, I am Done. Here are the repairs
-$2,500 For Complete Transmission Overhaul
-$2,500 For Complete Cooling System Change

(new radiator, water pump...ect)
-$200.00 For Transfer Case Filter change
-$400.00 Raplacement of Wheel Berring
-$1,100 To Replace all Wheels with Guarentee

Guess What? Now, There is a Random Misfire and no one knows how to fix it!! My guess....another $850.00 (including a new cat. converter) worth of repairs!! I am now officially giving up on Ford!!


Best Features

Looks, Looks, Looks...


Worst Features

My suggestion is that this vehicle be Recalled!! I have done my homework and am seeing a ton of reviews similar to mine, but broken up between consumers. Many complaints on the cooling system. Many complaints on the Transmission. Many complaints on my new problem.......Severe hesitation and jerking with a rotten egg smell. It remains as to how many complaints there are not reported. The gov.has a site called "Safer Car" that allows people with these issues to call their complaints in. I believe that a Recall is needed for this vehicle.


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Love this tank
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By spidermann59
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Loved it the moment I saw it. I love driving it anywhere, anytime. The v8 is the way to go with the towing package, you can haul anything. Bought the Eddie Bauer with the all the goodies and I drive it with the sun roof open and the stereo blasting with 292 hp available she is the bomb. When my wife lets me drive it.


Best Features

#1 Sun roof, heated seats, overhead air conditioning, booming radio, mustang engine!


Worst Features

Adjustable suspension.


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Piece of Junk
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kevin
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


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I have been a Explorer owner since 1994, this is my 4th or 5th Explorer. The worst EVER. I will never purchase ford again. My car has been to the shop many times. 4 times for transmission problem. they cant fix it and they are just jerking me around. The transmission jerks hard and it has started to bother my back. I am very dissapointed with ford and I am sure there will be a law suit either on my own or class action.


Worst Features

there are too many, for a 40K car there is just toomany design Flaws, all the way down to the simplets thing, CUP HOLDER, cant even hold a bottle.


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2006 Explorer V8
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By Dennis Barrett
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Vehicle

2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I now have 18,000 miles and here comes the transmission clunk (at slow speeds) everyone is talking about. Not sure what to do as it sounds like everyone is getting the big blow off from Ford. This is my third Explorer and yes it is quiet. The glare from the dash however is life threatening and I hope Ford's attorneys are prepared. The only help has been to put on one of those white-trash dash covers....really classy! It's no secret about the door handles and gas mileage. Ride was very nice at first, now after a year feeling each bump! Also if quality is job one, then how about a five or seven year warranty?


Best Features

Sound system, cabin is quiet


Worst Features

Transmission, dash glare problem, leather looks old after one year


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