2004 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Good at first.....

2004 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLT 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 FFV 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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Good at first.....
By SK on


2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I bought my Explorer brand new. ANd in the beginning, I loved it. Had problems with the transmission acting out, but everytime I took in to dealership, they could never find anything wrong. Drivers seat belt gets stuck once in awhile...have to keep ejecting over and over till it finally frees. The tires wear out very quickly. The brakes wear out quickly...had to have done more times than should have. And of course the heater....the blower wnet out, the wiring melted...Ford did not care at all, said it is not a safety issue. Well to me it was, because in the winter months and working nights..having no heat to defrost the windshield to see out of was a hazard. That cost me $500. to have fixed.

Best Features

Very roomy.

Worst Features

Ford needs to own up the their customers valid complaints and recall the issues that are obviously a common factor among these vehicles.
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