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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
132,332 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1996 Ford Explorer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1996 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 152007

Explorer Limited 4.0L V6

  • CVT transmission
  • 164,663 miles


This problem stinks as it had me chasing all sorts of other problems because of info from my Haynes manual and has cost me over $500.00 and the problem is still there. I am going to purchase a small ceramic heater that plugs into the lighter to get me through the winter then sell this piece of junk in the spring. I have always driven Chevrolet products and been very happy and only bought this as i needed a vehicle and it was very cheap and now i know why. Everything is complicated and there are no easy fixes. I will never buy another one and will go back to my reliable Chev products. FORD STINKS!!!!!

- , Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada

problem #1

Jan 092007

(reported on)

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

how do we fix this poor design flaw

- , Cassopolis, MI, USA

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