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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
132,143 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace air ride shocks (1 reports)
  2. replace front ball joints and shocks (1 reports)
1997 Ford Explorer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 132010

Explorer Eddie Bauer V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 198,286 miles


my front end felt like i was riding over a set of railroad tracks all the time when i took it to get fix it cost me 679n dollars to get it fix ford needs to do something with there explorers because if it at one thing it is another they should do a complete recall and fix the problems with it just admit they sold a lem,on and fix the problem people will respect them alot more for be up front

- , Hickory, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 212002

(reported on)


  • 66,000 miles

Now the air ride shocks aren't working! It feels like I'm driving a delivery van with no shocks! Definetely the last Ford I EVER own! Talk about crappy quality!

- , Everett, WA, USA

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