2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Piece-O-Junk

2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By James on


2005 Ford Explorer XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Here it comes!!! Window sticks, tail light plug breakes, handle on driver seat breakes off, engine skips (new plugs/wires= no change) TRANNY Stinks!, hard shifting into rev & 2-3. (Changed fluid w/ synth & additive= Helped for 2 months but back to same!, Drivers rear wheel bearing went out 64K mi, ($489), Squeaks in front suspention all the time, Radio cuts itself up (I do not have steering wheel cntls), Cds will not eject=New radio from ford=Warranty=Same problems, Dampers broken under dash that work airflow=plastic pieces broken=fix w/drill & metal nut bolt, overhead cnsol fell off=again plastic mount broke=Epoxy repair. Tire sens bad

Best Features

Stability Control. Saved me one night when I almost hit a deer. (But I wish it would had flipped and totaled it if I would not gotten hurt though)

Worst Features

Ford! Recall them for trans problems at least! I will never never never buy a Ford again!
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