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7.1

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,286 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1997 Ford Explorer windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1997 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 272004

Explorer 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

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

The rear windshield wiper motor has gone bad in my 97, 4WD, Ford Explorer for the second time. It has 93,000 miles, it was replaced the first time at 58,000 miles. This is due to a maunfacturers defect and should be reviewed for consideration as a national recall or covered by Ford as a out of warranty repair. This is a hazard to allow it to remain unrepaired the cost should be paid by Ford.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #6

Jan 011997

Explorer

  • miles
PE99049, windshield wipers malfunction, causing poor visibility which may result in a crash. High mode goes too slowly, and the low mode goes too fast.

- Fords, NJ, USA

problem #5

Sep 101999

Explorer

  • miles
While driving in a rain storm with windshield wipers on high speed, consumer thoughtthat blades came loose, but instead it was the arm connector to the motor tha tloosened. Contacted the dealer to have vehicle serviced.

- Boston, MA, USA

problem #4

Sep 091999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

Windshield wipers intermittently become inoperable in rainy weather conditions.

- Watsonville, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 111999

Explorer

  • miles
Please ad VIN #. consumer driving and when she turned on windshield wipers on, the motor froze in the up position. Dealership---odaniel Ford---service--748-6260, service mechanic said there had been a number of those complaints at this dealership.

- Ft. Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Dec 221997

Explorer

  • miles
Windshield wiper/washer failed, replacement of the multi-function switch and wiper motor did not rectify failures.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 211998

Explorer

  • miles
While driving the windshield wiper malfunctioned, causing visibility problems in the rain. The windshield wiper never turned back on. Currently at the dealer. Cause unknown.

- Cayey, PR, USA

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