2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Lemon

2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4x4 5-speed Automatic)

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By alebt on


2005 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


This is our second Explorer and unless we get one for free, our last. The transmission went out at 35,000. The 4WD computer failed at 40,000. The bearings are bad at 45,000. The back hatch has cracked. It has been a miserable money pit. Had we had much other choice in small V8 we would have selected differently. Ford needs to really upgrade quality and reliability in this model.

Best Features

The interior is nice.

Worst Features

If a manufacturer isn't willing to offer a 10 year 100,000 mile warranty on transmission components and other critical parts etc, DON'T MAKE THE CAR!!!
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