Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
125,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
1999 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1999 Ford Explorer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1999 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 112011

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,001 miles


Apparently #90 complaint is my dopple ganger. I've had the hatchback glass fall off in my mechanic's hand who had to yell out to his other guys since it's pressurized, to come over and help, otherwise it would have shattered. Same with the mechanical locks on the doors, which i had replaced for over 650.00 in October 2010. This incident, I have been just as blessed as I ran errands that day and just pulled into my driveway , putting my car in park, the lever did not break in my hand but park was instead between P and R. Honked like a madwoman, my brother came out, P R N D 2 1 were no longer the actual gears. Park was space between P and R neutral was gone, drive was now 2 and neutral was now drive. My brother worked for Ford and said it was a common problem, he'd seen daily continuous customers with the same problem. And said no, Ford hadn't bothered with a recall. He just couldn't stop laughing. While the shift possession is funny, the lack of obvious accountability, and responsibility and criminal action on the part of Ford on all of you is NOT. I missed hitting my 5 year old nephew. I am contacting 3 on your side and printing all these complaints. I am going to a mechanic I know and showing him these posts, contacting FMC to let them know I am having our news channel investigate and make this known to the public. And thanks you all below, I will contact Robert from sweden for the part, the NHTSA. This is unacceptable on the part of FORD. I cant thank you all enough on your info, as I am sadly a female that believes fairies are under the hood of my SUV and that's what makes it run. LOL...too bad I'm not capable of laughing at Ford's questionable ethics.

- , Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 142009

Explorer Eddie Bauer 6 cyl Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

Ford should be ashamed of themselves!! With so many people having too similarly of problems, there should be something done by our,government. This is unacceptable!! Profit over honesty? I have had tons of problems with my Ford SUV it is ashame!! Gear shift won't line up. My drive is now drive2 and my park is reverse! My Turn signal smokes and went out. I have to hold the turn signal down when turning so that it won't pop out of place. I am always getting wheel alignments because the truck suspension eats up my tire tread!! The heat has not worked right since I got the truck

- , Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Sep 162007

Explorer Eddie Bauer 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

The truck doesn't seem affected by this shifter lever problem. But when you put the truck into drive, it reads that it's in neutral. I've heard it's pretty expensive to fix so I think I'll hold off until it's absolutely necessary.

- , Grand Isle, VT, USA

problem #1

Sep 162007

(reported on)

Explorer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Was shifting very hard, then smooth but selector was off. Example; neutral is reverse- told that the cable is broke-stretched-that the bar in the steering column is broken-told that this is a common problem.

- , Westover, MD.21871, USA

Not what you are looking for?