2001 Ford ESCAPE Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2001 Ford ESCAPE, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 4.

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMUU01BX1K. FORD ESCAPE 2001 problem was reported in LEBANON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD ESCAPE 2001 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD ESCAPE 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

The Overhead Map Lights In The Front Of The Vehicle Do Not Come On When The Driver Door Is Opened. The Center And Back Dome Lights Come On And Then Fade, However, There Isn’t Enough Light In The Front Of The Vehicle To See To Put The Key In Without Manually Turning On The Map Light. I Have 2 Friends Who Have The Same Year Model, And Their Map Lights Come Up. When I Contacted The Dealer, He Said A Change In Wiring Was Made To Their Vehicles And Would Gladly Charge Me $300 To Fix Mine. I Live In Alaska Where 6 Months Out Of The Year It’s Dark And I Believe This Is A Safety Harzard In Getting Into The Vehicle Without Having Adequate Lighting To See To Put The Key In. We’ve Talked To The Sevice Manager And They Are Unwilling To Do Anything For Us. They Have Apologized For Wasting My Time, And Leaving Me Sit In Their Waiting Area For 8 Hours And Then Announcing They “forgot” About Me. When Told It Would Take An Addtional 3 1/2 Hours To Fix, And Cost Me $300, There Wasn’t Enough Time Left In The Day To Complete The Job If I Chose To Spend The Money And Would Have Had To Come Back At Another Time. I Feel This Is A True Safety Hazard When I Can’t See To Put The Key In And Start The Vehicle Up.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU04181K. FORD ESCAPE 2001 problem was reported in ANCHORAGE, AK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD ESCAPE 2001 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.

Jan 15, 2002

Instrument Panel Lights Will Continuously Come On, For Example Engine Check Light Will Come On, But There Was Never Anything Wrong With Vehicle. Contacted Dealer.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU03171K. FORD ESCAPE 2001 problem was reported in AVON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Apr 01, 2002

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Driving In Stop And Go Traffic, The Vehicle Had A Rough Idle And Stalled Intermittently. The Vehicle Was Taken To Dealer For Inspection; However The Problem Could Not Be Duplicated. After A Short Period Of Time The Vehicle Had The Same Problems Again. The Vehicle Stalled And Was Towed To The Dealer. The Dealer Replaced The Pcm But This Did Not Correct The Problem. The Dealer Stated The Wiring Under The Dash Needed Replaced. There Is A Nhtsa Recall 04v165000, Regarding The Power Train: Automatic Transmission: Control Module Pcm And A Nhtsa Tsb Item #617976, Regarding The electrical System: Wiring Under Dash. The Vehicle Has The Same Problems As Indicated In The Recall And Technical Service Bulletin; However It Is Not Included In The Recall Due To The Vin. The Consumer Was Informed The Vehicle Had An electrical Short. Updated 04/11/06. *jb

Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU01151K. FORD ESCAPE 2001 problem was reported in HAMPTON, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD ESCAPE 2001 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD ESCAPE 2001 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ALLEN VIGIL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: MORROW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30260 .

Mar 09, 2006

2002 Ford ESCAPE Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 2002 Ford ESCAPE, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 2.

While Driving At Night And Without Warning Dashboard Lights Went Out, Resulting In Driver Unable To See Speedometer Or Dashboard Signals.*ak

FORD ESCAPE 2002 problem was reported in TALLMADGE, OH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Check Battery Light Comes On Intermittently When Starting The Vehicle And While Driving The Vehicle; Took Vehicle Into Dealer; Dealer Replaced The Alternator. Emergency Brake Light On Dashboard Comes On And Stays On Regardless Of Whether The Emergency Brake Is Engaged; Took Vehicle Into Dealer; Dealer Repaired The Short To Ground In The Brake Lamp Circuit. *ak

Mileage was 21217 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU031X2K. FORD ESCAPE 2002 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD ESCAPE 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD ESCAPE 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: B . DEALER’S CITY: MESA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AZ.

Dec 08, 2003

1991 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1991 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 7.

860-529-4022: Underdash Fire Occurred While Vehicle Parked Overnight; Ignition Turned Off; Vehicle Totaled; Reported By Witness, Not Vehicle Owner. Tt Fire Happened At Used Car Dealership, Over One Million Dollars Worth Of Damage. *slc

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8MU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in WETHERSFIELD, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 19950918. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1991 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1991 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Sept 19, 1995

Wiring Harness Under Dash Shorted, Causing Fire. *dsh

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8MU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in PEABODY, MA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 15, 1996

Consumer States That After Parking And Turning The Vehicle Off The Vehicle Caught On Fire On The Driver Side Within The Steering Column Under The Dash, Cause Unkown. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXMU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in MOORHEAD, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Shut Engine Off And Went Inside A Business For A Short Period. Then Was Notified That Black Smoke Was Coming From Window. Got A Fire Extinguisher. But, By This Time There Were Flames Shooting From Behind The Dashboard. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X1MU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in RENO, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 04, 2000

Consumer Stated That There Was A Fire In The Vehicle In The Instrument Panel Area. This Happened After The Consumer Had Parked The Vehicle For The Night. Contacted Dealer And The Dealer Is Not Willing To Do Anything. *nlm Photos Attached. *tt

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 159000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FNDU34X7MU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in ROCA, NE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1991 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1991 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Sept 26, 2002

Headlights & Dash Lights Blink. They Will Be Fine For A While But Then Just Start Blinking. Turning Them Off, Then On Again, Makes Them Stay On For A Few Minutes Until They Start Blinking Again. Sometimes They Don’t Blink. Sometimes They Won’t Go On At All And I Have To Hold The Brights Switch Back If I Want To Have Light. My Sister Had This Same Problem On Her 1993 ford Thunderbird.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 229000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X6MU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was purchased on 20010505. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1991 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1991 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2003

electrical Wiring Harness Inside The Dashboard Ignited, And Vehicle Caught On Fire. This Occurred While Vehicle Was Parked In The Driveway. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 141000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5FMBU34X3MU. FORD EXPLORER 1991 problem was reported in MANCHESTER, CT. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

1992 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1992 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 8.

Experienced Fire With electrical System In Front Dash. *ak *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X3NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in DEVINE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19930501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1992 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1992 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 16, 1995

The Vehicle Caught On Fire From Under The Dash And It Burned To The Ground. Please Describe. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in QUEEN VALLEY, AZ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 12, 1993

Loose Wire Hanging Over Dash Pedal. *dh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24X7NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in APPLETON, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19920530. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1992 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1992 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Dec 05, 1994

electrical: Started Vehicle And Went Down The Street About 500 Feet And Saw Smoke Coming From The Vent. Turned Vehicle Off, And Fire Department Came Towed Vehicle To Dealer. Vehicle Did Not Catch Fire, But Smoke Was Coming From Panel. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in FAIRBANKS, AL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1992 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1992 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 16, 1997

Wiring To The Mirrors And Door Locks Shorted And Smoke Was Visible From The Dashboard And A Strong Odor Was Present.

FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in CHOWCHILLA, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1992 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Feb 06, 1998

Vehicle Was Parked, And In Middle Of Night Caught On Fire, Vehicle Was Totalled. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in BRATTLEBORO, VT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1992 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 13, 2001

While Driving 30 Mph Smoke Started To Come From The Dashboard. Consumer Continued To Drive. After The Vehicle Was Parked For 5 Minutes Vehicle Caught On Fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 01, 2003

1992fordexplorer(eddie Bauer Ed) Caught Fire In The electrical System Under Dashboard And Ccaught Fire And Destroyed Vehicle Before Firemen Could Save It. ford Motor Co Has Denied Liability, Even Though This Model Was Under Recall. Fire Statred In The Circuitry System.

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 980002 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X9NU. FORD EXPLORER 1992 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040127. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1992 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1992 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Feb 04, 2006

1993 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1993 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 7.

Experienced Fire In Steering Column Area. Please Give More Details. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in TAMPA, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 1996

Experienced Fire In Steering Column Area. Please Give More Details. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X9PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in TAMPA, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 1996

Experienced Fire With electrical System In Front Dash. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DEVINE, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

During Vehicle Operation The Climate Control Shutdown And The Turn Signal, And Back Up Lights Went Out, Resulting In The Melting Down Of The Main Wiring Harness. *ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in DURHAM, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 19960201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 15, 1996

While Vehicle Was Parked It Caught On Fire. The Fire Started In The electrical Panel On The Driver’s Side. Vehicle Is In The Process Of Beginning Repairs After 42 Days. Ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X5PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in CHINO HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 20, 1996

Driver’s Side Door Caught Fire Due To Short In Control Panel Of Remote For Mirror And Door. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1SMDU34X6PU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ELLICOTT CITY, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 05, 1997

1st Case Was Summer Time, Engine Wouldn’t Even Turn Over When Trying To Start It. Air Conditioner Had Been On Earlier. Turned The Air Conditioner Switch To Off And Engine Started And Ran Just Fine. Attributed The Problem To Bad Compressor Loading Down The Engine. $900 Later With New Compressor And Conversion To New Refrigerant I Assumed Everything Was Fixed. Truck Is 2nd Vehicle Not Used Much Until Winter. December While Driving At Night, I Accidentally Pushed The Heater Switch In, (air-conditioner On Mode) And The Engine Instantly Shut Off, As Well As All The Lights And The Horn. Reset The Switch And Once Again Everything Was Fine. Never Blew A Fuse! Expected A Wire Harness Fire After That! I’d Expect The Load Line To The Compressor To Be On A Separate Circuit And Isolated By A Fuse Link Or Replaceable Fuse! Replaced The $95 Switch And Inspected It. It Was All Melted Inside. I Wonder If The Switch Was The Original Problem And The Compressor Was Actually Good Since The Air Was Cold When It Was Running. Could It Go From Good To Instantly Seized? Could The Circuitry In The explorer Sport Allow A Large Current Draw To Melt The Switch? If So ford Owes Me For The Compressor And Labor. Can’t Understand Why A Fuselink Or Fuse Didn’t Blow. Only A Dead Short Would Knock Out The Lights, And Horn. Luckily The Switch Could Be Switched Off, As I Rolled To A Stop. Second Item To Report Was That While Replacing The Bad Resistor Coils For Fan’s Speed Control, The Heater Enclosure Was Packed With Leaves- Very Dangerous. Vacuumed Everything Out. Need To Find Out Why There Is No Screen Somewhere. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 99500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24XXPU. FORD EXPLORER 1993 problem was reported in ATKINSON, NH. Vehicle was purchased on 19990731. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1993 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOYSTORE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 603 893-2253 . DEALER’S CITY: SALEM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 03079 .

Dec 11, 2003

1994 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1994 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 7.

Dash Caught Fire. *dsh

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X4RU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in CHILDERSBU, AL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 09, 1996

Fire Ignited Around Door/dashboard/left Side Of Steering Wheel, Vehicle Parked/unoccupied, According To Fire Dept/insurance Co, electrical Problem, Vehicle Totaled,vehicle Available For Inspection, No Repairs As Of Yet. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34XXRU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1994 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD EXPLORER 1994 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 14, 1996

electrical Dash Controls Fail Intermittently.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X2RU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in VENTURA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1994 drive type:RWD. FORD EXPLORER 1994 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 01, 1996

The Power Mirror Switch Ignited, Causing Smoke, Etc.. Radio And Car Alarm Remote Also Ceased Working. Can Not Replace Fuse, As It Starts Smoking Again. This Problem Has Been Addressed By You For Four-door 1994fordexplorers. I Have A 2d And ford Will Not Fix. This Is Not Right. Nhtsa Recall Campaign Number: 97v083000 Thank You!

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22X2RU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1994 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 23, 1999

There Was No Warning. My 1994fordexplorer Caught On Fire And Was Totally Damaged Due To A Recall On A Mirror Harness Switch. ford Was Notified And Admitted Fault. They Agreed To Send Me A Check And Closed The Account Before Anything Was Ever Sent Out To Me. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5RU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in BLACKLICK, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20021001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1994 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1994 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PAYDAY’S/RICART . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 614-856-5840 . DEALER’S CITY: REYNOLDSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43068 .

Sept 20, 2002

1994explorer 4.0 V6 Automatic Transmission Rebiult 3 Times In Past Year .countless Times Vehicle Has Stalled Acting As If The Fuel Pump Quit, Fuel Pump Replaced, Coil Packs Replaced, Relays Replaced. Once On The Highway At 70 Mph, Another Time While Pulling Into Traffic. Usually Upon Start Up. Air Conditioner Switch Shorted Out, Saw Burned Wires On Switch Upon Replacement. Antifreeze Spewed Out From Side Of Motor, Assumed To Be Around Heads But Has Not Been To Shop Yet.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22XXRU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in REPTON, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1994 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1994 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GENERAL FINANCE & ACCEPTANCE CORP. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 251-470-9780 . DEALER’S CITY: MOBILE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 36660 .

Oct 20, 2004

Caught Fire While Driving Under Dash Total Loss To Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2RU. FORD EXPLORER 1994 problem was reported in SANTA YSABEL, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19940109. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1994 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1994 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Oct 20, 2004

1995 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1995 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 10.

electrical Fire Started In Computer Console, Entire Truck Blew Up. Tt

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in CAMBRIDGE, MA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 21, 1995

While Parked, Wires Began To Spark In The Dash Board And Smelled Of Smoke Then Caught On Fire. More Information Please. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in PALM HARBOR, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 22, 1996

Wiring Under Dash Shorted, Causing Fire. *dh

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in LINCOLN, NE. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 25, 1996

Computer Malfunction Causes Vehicle To Shift Into Lower Gear.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X7SU. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in BELLEVUE, WA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1995 drive type:4WD.

Vehicle Caught Fire While Driving. Fire Started In Dash Area Of Vehicle. Fire Appears To Be electrical. Vehicle Was Totally Lost. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X9SU. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in AURORA, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 31, 1998

While Driving Vehicle Caught On Fire Due To A Faulty Wirning Harness. Vehicle Was Tataled. Dealer And Manufacturer Have Been Notified. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X8SU. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in COMSTOCK PARK, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 16, 1999

O/d And Indicator Light Not Operative. 4wd Indicator Lights Blink Or Do Not Operate. Dealer Says Short In Wiring Components In Shift Selector Assembly Is Causing Problems. Replacing Entire Assembly.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X2SU. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in LYNCHBURG, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 01, 1999

On 3/10/00 Notice A Burning Smell, Got Worse Through The Week, Had The Heater Core Checked Was Fine($375). On 3/18/00 Wife Was Driving Home And The Smell Was Sssooooo Bad, Checked Smoke Was Coming From Behind Glove Compartment, Headlights Blew Out But All Fuses Are Fine, Also The Smell Was Always Worse With The Heat On, Now The Smoke Seems To Have Stopped, But The Truck Smells Sooo Bad, Can Not Get It In To The Mechanic Until Monday 3/20/00, I Saw There Was An Fire Earlier From Under Dash In Complaints Section And Thought This Should Be Reported!! *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0SU. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in LEMONT, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 10, 2000

While Driving, The Vehicle Caught On Fire, Which Started Underneath The Dashboard. The Dealer Was Notified. *ak The Consumer Supplied A Fire Report. *scc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 136000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X752. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in ARROYO GRANDE, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MULLANEY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 865-473-1788 . DEALER’S CITY: ARROYO GRANDE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 93421 .

June 15, 2003

While Driving At 30 Mph Vehicle Caught On Fire In The Steering Column. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. FORD EXPLORER 1995 problem was reported in PAISLEY, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 23, 2003

1996 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1996 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 4.

electrical Short, Consumer Was Driving On The Interstate And Noticed Smoke Coming From The Center Of The Dashboard And Above The Windshield And The Vehicle Caught On Fire In The Dash. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle was on fire. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X4TZ. FORD EXPLORER 1996 problem was reported in SAINT GEROGE, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Nov 13, 1996

Engine Stalls At Idle, Due To On-board Computer.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU24X9TU. FORD EXPLORER 1996 problem was reported in SANTEE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960718. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 01, 1996

Replaced All Four Tires At Costco After Tread Comming Off Front Tires Exposing Metal, Spare Tire Still A Firestone.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/75r15 )

FORD EXPLORER 1996 problem was reported in LIVERMORE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1996 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 21, 1999

The Contact Owns A 1996fordexplorer. The Contact Started The Vehicle And Turned On The Heater. He Walked To His Mailbox And Returned To Find Smoke Coming From The Center Console Of The Vehicle. All Of A Sudden, Flames Appeared From The Console. He Retrieved A Fire Extinguisher To Douse The Fire. The Entire Dashboard And Underneath Caught Fire And He Believed That The Wiring Harness Under The Dashboard May Have Been The Cause Of The Fire. He Did Not Contact The Fire Department Or The Manufacturer To Report The Fire, But He Did Contact His Insurance Company. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 143,000. Updated 07/29/08 *bf Updated 07/29/08. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 143000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32X1TZ. FORD EXPLORER 1996 problem was reported in MABLETON, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1996 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LEGACY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: MCDONALD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Apr 04, 2008

1997 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1997 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 12.

Dash Panel Will Go Out. Headlights Will Stay On , But Tail Lights Will Not. Dealer Has Tried 4 Times To Remedy The Problem. Sometimes It Will Work Properly For About 2 Weeks, But Then Defect Will Reoccur. This Is An Intermittent Problem. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34EXVZ. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, CO. Vehicle was purchased on 19970528. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Electronic Module Failure Not An Add On Component. Please Contac John At Superior Investigations At The Above Work Number For Additional Information.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34E3VZ. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 25, 1998

In February 1998 The Number 40 And 50 Began To Dim In The Speedometer. The Dimming Has Spread Troughout The Instrument Cluster. After Several Repair Attempts The Instrument Cluster Was Replaced In October 1998. The New One Is Worse Than The Original. The Problem Has Continued To Spread. At The Present Time All Numbers In The Speedometer Are Either Dim Or Do Not Light Up. The Problem Has Spread To Controls On The Steering Wheel, Controls On The Door, And The Radio. Controls Tht Do Not Light Up At All Are Power Window Adjuster On Door, Knob To Turn On Lights, Gauges For Controlling The Light For Off, Low, Or High, And The Knob To Adjust Dimness Of Instrumnet Cluster. ford Had An Engineer To Look At March 31, 1999. He Concluded No Reapirs Were Needed. The Problem Worsens Daily. I Am Now Going Through A Case With A Dispute Settlement Board. If That Fails I Will Have To Contact An Attorney. ford Refuses To Make Repairs. Rental Vehicles I Have Received From Them Have The Same Problem. ford Motor Compnay Continues To State They Have Seen No Other Vehicle Produced Bythem With This Problem. Your Database Suggests Otherwise. I Would Like The Nhtsa To Investigate Before Someone Is Killed Due To This Vehicle Failure. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32E0VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in ZEBULON, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 09, 1998

In February 1998 The Number 40 And 50 Began To Dim In The Speedometer. The Dimming Has Spread Troughout The Instrument Cluster. After Several Repair Attempts The Instrument Cluster Was Replced In October 1998. The New One Is Worse Than The Original. The Problem Has Continued To Spread. At The Present Time All Numbers In The Speedometer Are Either Dim Or Do Not Light Up. The Problem Has Spread To Controls On The Steering Wheel, Controls On The Door, And The Radio. Controls Tht Do Not Light Up At All Are Power Window Adjuster On Door, Knob To Turn On Lights, Gauges For Controlling The Light For Off, Low, Or High, And The Knob To Adjust Dimness Of Instrumnet Cluster. ford Had An Engineer To Look At March 31, 1999. He Concluded No Reapirs Were Needed. The Problem Worsens Daily. I Am Now Going Through A Case With A Dispute Settlement Board. If That Fails I Will Have To Contact An Attorney. ford Refuses To Make Repairs. Rental Vehicles I Have Received From Them Have The Same Problem. ford Motor Compnay Continues To State They Have Seen No Other Vehicle Produced Bythem With This Problem. Your Database Suggests Otherwise. I Would Like The Nhtsa To Investigate Before Someone Is Killed Due To This Vehicle Failure.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32E0VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in ZEBULON, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 09, 1998

Dealer Claimed Couldn’t Duplicate.2nd Time-replaced Multifunciton Switch And Flasher. Now Ok.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMCU22E7VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 01, 1999

Faulty Gem Module Caused Malfunction Of The Windshield Wipers, 4×4, Lights And Power Windows. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in WOODBRIDGE, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 19990101. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 18, 2001

Faulty Gem Module Caused Malfunction Of The Windshield Wipers, 4×4, Lights And Power Windows. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X5VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in WOODBRIDGE, NJ. Vehicle was purchased on 19990101. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 18, 2001

I Was Driving The Truck On My Way Home. I Had Driven 12 Miles When I Notice Smoke Coming Out Of The Dash Board By The Steering Column. I Pulled Over And By The Time I Grabbed My Laptop And Walked Approximately 10 Feet From The Vehicle To Call For Help The Truck Was Filled With Black Smoke And Was On Fire. I Have Pictures Of The Burndt Truck, If You Would Like To See Them. I Also Still Have The Burndt Truck. I Have Always Felt There Was A Fault Somewhere In The Dash On This Fire. If You Would Like To See The Pictures Or The Vehicle That Can Be Arranged. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU35P6VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in CHICAGO, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WILLOWBROOK FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 630-986-5000 . DEALER’S CITY: WILLOW BROOK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 60521 .

July 25, 2001

(1) Cruise Control, Normal Useage (2) When The Cruise Control Is On For More Than Five Minutes, The Cruise Control Switch Controlling Accel, Coast, Resume, On The Steering Wheel Becomes Hot. Furthermore, Approximately 30% Of The Time, The Vehicle Will Suddenly Accelerate When The Coast Button Is Depressed, Resulting In Two Near Misses, With Temporary Loss Of Control Of The Vehicle. (3) The Failure Still Exists, However I Have Not Used The Cruise Control For Two Months. I Had Contacted A ford Dealership Fully Explaining The Problem And Was Told That There Was No Recall; I Would Have To Take The Vehicle In And Pay For It.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 66241 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34X0VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20030803. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Jan 10, 2005

Several Problems With This Auto, It Seems To Be Falling Apart. The Driver Side Seat Belt No Longer Latches. We Have To Loop The Driver Side Through The Passenger Side. It Appears This Is An Issue With Several Of These Models. This Is A Serious Safety Hazard And Seat Belts Are Mandatory By Law. Is There Anything Being Done? The Left Turn Indicator Has Had electrical Issues For Years. It Makes A Zzzz Sound And No Longer Works. I Am Also Down To Only One Door That The Key Works On. That Is The Back Lift. The Door Key Had Not Worked On The Driver Side For Years, Then The Passenger Side Went. I Have The Same Heat Problem The Others Are Having. You Either Get Full On Heat And Have To Turn It On And Off When It Gets Too Hot Or You Get Partial Ac, Always A Little Warm. Both The Ac And Heat Has Been Serviced, The Problem Is In The Switch Somewhere. And Now The Reason I’m Writing Is I Have Major electrical Problems. Fuses And Solinoids Have Been Looked At, There Are No Longer Lights In The Dash Area. The Lights On Alarm (ding Ding Ding Ding) Remains On When The Car Is Off, The Keys Out And The Door Shut Which Has Drained My Battery Completly. I Have Jumped Started It Twice And Now It Sits In My Driveway Because It Will Cost A Fortune To Have The electrical Looked At. If This Is An Issue With Anyone Else It Should Be Reported To ford. Not Only Can I No Longer Drive This Car, It Would Be Totally Unsafe To Use It. I Need 4wheel Drive Just To Get Out Of My Driveway In Winter And Have No Idea How I’m Going To Come Up With The Money For All These Repairs. Please Advise If There Are Any Recalls That Address These Issues. The Incident Date I Listed Below Is For The Time The Seatbelt Started To Fail Completly. We Were On A Vacation Trip!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMUD34X1VZ. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in SPRING CREEK, NV. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 02, 2004

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Driving Various Speeds The Cruise Control Was Inoperative When Engaged. The Vehicle Was Inspected By A Dealer Who Determined The Cruise Control Switch Needed To Be Replaced. After The Cruise Control Switch Replacement, The Problem Persisted. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Repair Shop Who Determined The electrical Wiring Had Melted In The Interior Dash Panel Area. No Fire Was Seen. After New Wiring Was Installed, The Problem Was Corrected. There Was A Nhtsa Recall, # 05v388000, Regarding The Vehicle Speed Control. The Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall Due To The Vin. The Manufacturer Was Alerted. Updated 9/22/2006 – *nm

Mileage was 98197 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU32P8VZ. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in SANTA BARBARA, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MEL CLAYTON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SANTA BARBARA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 93105 .

May 01, 2004

Blend Door Actuator On 97 fordexplorer Eddie Bauer Is Not Working Properly. Dealership Is Quoting $1000 To Fix It Because Dash Board Have To Be Removed To Fix It. I Think There Should Be Some Sort On Recall On This Because It Is A Common Problem With This Vehicle. *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMDU34E6VU. FORD EXPLORER 1997 problem was reported in BRAMPTON, 00. Vehicle was purchased on 20050927. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Oct 06, 2006

1998 Ford EXPLORER Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems & defects.

If you are driving a 1998 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System Wiring Interior, Under Dash problems and defects. Total reports: 11.

When Opening Up The Door And There Was Black Smoke Coming From The Vehicle, And The Dashboard Melted. Consumer Did Not Know Why This Problem Happened. *ak

FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in NEW YORK, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 15, 1998

Windshield Wipers Don’t Work And 4-wd Dash Light Flashes When Engine Is Cold And Outside Temperature Is Less Than 40 Deg F. Wipers Work Ok After Engine Warms Up (about 5 Min).

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34E1WU. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in LAFAYETTE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 01, 1998

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in MIAMISBURG, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Ongoing Problem With Rear Windshield Wiper Failure. On One Occasion Motor Was Replaced. Later On, Windshield Wiper Commenced To Operate Erratically Or Not At All. Also, Noticed Instrument Panel Would Get Too Hot To Touch. Dealer Notified, And Informed Consumer That It Was Normal. Please Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details On Both Of These Matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34E8WZ. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in SAN MARINO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 15, 1998

The Transmission Would Not Upshift And I Would Lose Control Of The Car’s Accelaeration Power Until It Would Slide Into Gear. The electrical System Has Got Out On Me Twice While Driving. All Of The Instrument Panel Zeros Out Except For The Speedometer And Tachometer. This Problem Has Still Not Been Fixed.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU35P7WZ. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in PASADENA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 18, 2000

Vehicle Lost All Power Including Power Steering And Power Brakes At 70 Mph On 4 Lane Interstate 85/40 Without Warning. Dealership Stated The Passenger’s Foot Unknowingly Disconnected Wiring Harness Causung Engine To Stop Running. This Vehicle Has Only Been Serviced By The ford Dealership. The Wiring Harness Should Not Have Been In The Position In Which It Could Be Disconnected By The Passenger.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34EXWZ. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in KERNERSVILLE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 06, 2000

An electrical Fire Which Originated In Dashboard Area While Vehicle Was In Park. Prior To Fire, If Turn Signal Was Left On For An Extended Period Of Time, Roughly Over A Minute, Smoke Would Come From Dashboard. No Investigation Has Been Made To Determine Cause Of Fire. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU35P0WU. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in PORTLAND, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 01, 2001

1998fordexplorer 4wd Mileage: 82000. The Problem Just Started Yesterday. I Noticed No Problems With The Way The Vehicle Drives Or Handles…but The 4wd Hi And 4wd Lo Lights On The Dashboard Periodically (every 5 – 10 Minutes) Blink 5 Times Simultaneously. The Dash Is Normal For 5 Minutes, And Then The Lights Blink Again. This Happens Repetitively Whether Driving In Town, On The Highway, Etc. I Have Had The Vehicle In 4wd Auto The Whole Time. I Have Not Used The 4wd Very Much At All!*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU34X9WU. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in WAXHAW, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 21, 2002

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMYU24E1WU. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in CLEARWATER, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20980701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 15, 2002

fordexplorer 98, Interior Windows, Lights, Etc. Do Not Work. Electrial Power Problems Interiorally. Have Tried Over 5 Times Over Years To Have Fix By Carmax And ford. electrical Problems Would Work For 1-2 Weeks, Had Warranty At Times. But Now Warranty Is Out Carmax And ford Stated It A Manufactory Electical Issues.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU32EXWZ. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in MESQUITE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20010712. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CARMAX OF GARLAND . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9728648845 . DEALER’S CITY: GARLAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75041 .

Aug 20, 2001

5-5-05 3:30 A.m. Licking County Fire Department Was Called Due To Fire 0f My 1998ford Exployer. It Had Set For Two Days Before The Fire. Its Not Clear What Caused The Fire. Co-counsel, Lieff Cabraser Representing Owners Of ford Vechicles Claims ford Speed Control Deactivation Switches. Also Known As “brake Pressure Switch,” Powered By The Battery And Is Mounted Above Flamable Flammable Reservoires Of Brake Fluid. If Certain Conditions Occur, A Fire Can Break Out, Even When The Engine Had Been Turned Off And, In Some Cases, Idle For Days.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FMZU35P8WZ. FORD EXPLORER 1998 problem was reported in REYNOLDSBURG, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20050505. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD EXPLORER 1998 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD EXPLORER 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: GERMAIN LEXUS OF EASTON . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 614-478-2002 . DEALER’S CITY: COLUMBUS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43219 .

May 05, 2005