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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
111,349 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced hood struts (1 reports)
2000 Ford Explorer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2000 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 152008

Explorer XLT 4.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 126,698 miles


the only time this was annoying was when i tried to change the oil and when i was doing routine maintenance but it is an easy fix.

- , Lawson, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 202008

Explorer XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

I went to try and jump start my car, because it is an explorer so obviously when it is cold it won't start, and the hood won't stay open! It stays open for about a second then slowly shuts. This is so annoying because I have to use the thing that you use to get the lug nuts off of your tires to prop open my hood to jump start my car or do anything. If anyone knows how to fix this let me know!!

- , East Lansing, MI, USA

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