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2006 Ford Explorer

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


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Thank God for the extended warranty. 3 radiators, 1 A/C, shifter column, back windshield motor, tire sensor, and 4 other problems later I'm done with Ford. Several problems lurking too (transmission, 4 wheel drive). This vehicle is a piece of junk after 20,000 miles. Too bad cause I like the styling. Trading it in soon for a 4Runner. Resale value was surprising positive.


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


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I didn't have any problems with this car, in fact, I bragged to my husband all the time about how much I loved it. Then at 55,000 miles I was broke down on the side of the road an hour away from home because the transmission went out with no warning. Then it cost $2,200 to fix it.


Best Features

The size is perfect.


Worst Features

Transmission!


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OMG - And I thought that it was just me
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By Christina
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2006 Ford Explorer XLS 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased my 06 Ford Explorer brand new off of the lot in Sept 06. Around 38K miles I had a radiator leak. I called Ford corporate and to no avail they would not negotiate with me on the radiator since it was out of the 30K warranty. Several months later while attempting to get out of my driveway, the gearshift was stuck in park. After an hour I was able to get it, but after that the transmission would shift horribly from Park into reverse. I took it to the dealer and told them that it had to be because of the sticking gearshift (that was recalled) only to be told that that transmission needed to be partially replaced. I'm at 68K miles and I refuse to replace the transmission on a 3.5 year old car.


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This is my second Ford truck that has had problems early on in its life. Instead of the dealer telling me to "come in and trade it" please just fix the car correctly the first time! I have two fam members who are Ford employees and so I try to stay true to their profession, but ENOUGH ALREADY!


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Graetly Disappointed in FORD
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By RYTYJAY
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased the truck brand new, I brought the truck in for Recall (shift Plate) very difficult to shift, I told them I was having a hard shift jolt when putting it in reverse like being rearended. They told me they couldn't find the problem, they put in a new PCM. (new computer) after the new PCM they stated there still was no answers for the transmission problem. I asked if it had anything to do with the recall they said no! I didn't understand how they could say that if they didn't know what the problem was? anyway they asked if they could pull the transmission for $600 and then they would call me and let me know what damage needed to be repaired. I declined to pay $600 for a diagnostic.


Worst Features

If you see a pattern do the recall! Take responsibility. You have no problem taking our money!


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By Wolf's Den
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I brought this vehicle used and I must say im very happy. No problems yet and praying that I don't. Brought it with a 36K service contract and have been driving it like a jet. 80 mph on the highway. GREAT TRUCK!


Best Features

Nav, smooth leather seats.


Worst Features

windshield glare at times. but you will get used to it.


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