2006 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: 2006 Explorer Issues
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2006 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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2006 Explorer Issues
By DeJarnette23 on

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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)

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I bought this Explorer in 12/08 with only 20k miles and it was in pristine shape inside & out. Around 30k miles, I noticed that it would occasionally shift hard into reverse and finally took it in a month ago at 40k miles after reading many of these posts. Needless to say they had to rebuild the tranny, luckily it was under the drivetrain warranty. At 35k miles I replaced the radiator, which appears to be another huge issue with this model. As soon as the warranty is up, this thing is destined for sale or trade.

Favorite Features

Interior, navigation, 3rd row, decent gas mileage, smooth ride

Suggested Improvements

Reliability (Transmission & Radiator) so far
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