1999 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Disappointed overall

1999 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Disappointed overall
By Ex-explorer owner on


1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV 4WD


Bought this vehicle with 9,800 miles on
it at the end of the model year. It
has had six recalls including Firestone
tires, faulty airbag wire harness,
faulty wiper wiring (wipers would turn
on without warning), and two
reprogrammings of control modules.
Ford had to replace lower front ball-
joints at 28,000 mi. under warranty.
Fuel system sensor went out at 37,000
miles (car cut-off repeatedly at road
speed) and Ford would not cover that.
Combined with poor gas mileage in town,
this is a TERRIBLE vehicle. Consumer
Reports rates the 1999 Explorer as Do
Not Buy because of reliability problems.

Best Features

Auto-track 4WD.

Worst Features

Build a vehicle that will last longer than $15,000 miles and get better than 14 mph around town.
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