1997 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Loved my Explorer till it Expl

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Loved my Explorer till it Exploded
By flyehj on


1997 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought our '97 Explorer used and
loved the spacious interior equipped
with all the bells and whistles. I
especially liked how the backseat
passengers aren't neglected like in
most other SUV's of its class.
However, while driving it last weekend,
my teenage daughter noticed that it
would not accelerate above 50mph. No
warning light appeared, but she pulled
over anyway, opened the hood, and found
the engine in flames. By the time the
Fire Dept. arrived (within 10 minutes)
it was totally engulfed. It was a
total loss. Fire Dept. believe it was
caused by something electrical. I had
just had the PM (oil change, etc.) only
two weeks before.

Best Features

Roomy, backseat has A/C controls and vents, radio controls; easy to flatten back seats for more cargo space.

Worst Features

A/C and heating vent blows right on driver's accelerator foot--it can get very uncomfortable. Newer models give you the option of turning off the floor vents, but not in the '97.
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