If you are driving a 1993 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Visibility Defroster, Defogger System Windshield Heater Core problems and defects. Total reports: 4.
While Driving With Heat On, Vehicle Filled Up With Smoke Due To Leaves Getting Into The Heater Box. *ak
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFMDU34X3PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.
Dec 09, 1997
Leaves Would Enter The Heater System From The Outside And Would Start To Burn While Driving. *ak
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32XPUA. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in AUGUSTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
Feb 02, 1999
The Aluminum Finned Heat Exchanger Unit Under The Hood Has A Plastic Shroud Around It The Ducts Fresh Air Into The Air Conditioning And Heater Blower Ducting. This Shroud Became Full Of Leaves Which Eventually Caught Fire , Filling The Entire Interior Of The Vehicle With Dense Smoke. I Had To Pull The Duct Work Under The Hood Apart And Blow Out The Remaining Ash And Leaves To Alleviate Any Future Fire Source. ford Has A Defect In The Way They Designed The Fresh Air Intake Ducting Which Allows Leaves And Other Debris To Drift Directly Into The Blower Housing Shrouding Which Becomes A Major Fire Hazard. I Now Have To Cover The Lower Half Of The Windshield And The Upper Half Of The Hood Including The Fresh Air Intake Ducts With Fiberglass Window Screen When The Vehicle Is Parked Outside To Assure Leaves Do Not Fill The Ducting System Again Causing Another Fire. I Have Also Found 2 Other Incidents Of This Blower Housing Fires In Other Nhtsa Incidents On This Site As Referenced By This :*ak
Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in NEPTUNE BEACH, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19970201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Mar 15, 2001
Fire In Heater Blower, 1993 ford explorer, Heavy Smoke In Passenger Compartment.*ak
Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in FELTON, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19930106. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: NORTH BAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SANTA CRUZ . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.
Dec 11, 2003