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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
220,045 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. car totaled (1 reports)
1997 Ford Explorer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 062015

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 220,045 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Brought car for my son and had it parked for a few months. Finally decided to take the car to Firestone to have the brakes looked at. As I was driving to a stop and make a left hand turn the brake went to the floor and I couldn't stop. So as I'm going thru the intersection I start honking my horn, one car missed me but an F150 slammed right into the passenger, middle, right side of vehicle, it was latter called a t-bone. The witnesses said the car went up on two wheels and almost tipped, by the grace of god it didn't. I ended up with several injuries and the car was totaled.

- , Buena Park, CA, USA

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