Recall List for the 1991 Ford Explorer

Official recalls have been issued for the 1991 Ford Explorer by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ford customer service.

  1. RECALL: Ford/Firestone Wilderness At Tires

    Should the tread separate at highway speeds, a vehicle crash could occur, possibly resulting in personal injury or death. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 22, 2001
    Vehicles Affected
    13,000,000
  2. RECALL: Firestone/Tread Separation

    If the tread separates from the tire, the driver can lose control of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash causing injury or death. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 21, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    14,400,000
  3. RECALL: Ford/Sunroof Label

    Unexpected separation of the sunroof glass panel could possibly distract the driver increasing the risk of a vehicle crash or loss of vehicle control. Read more »

    Date Announced
    DEC 18, 1997
    Vehicles Affected
    185,000
  4. RECALL: Ford/Brakes:Power Assist:Primary:Booster

    If a crack occurs, it could result in one or both studs fracturing. The master cylinder could then separate from the vacuum booster, when the brakes are ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    FEB 05, 1996
    Vehicles Affected
    108,000
  5. RECALL: Ford/Structure:Hatchback Hydraulic Cylinder

    If a bracket and gas assist cylinder were to detach completely from the liftgate and no longer bear against the liftgate as intended, the remaining assist ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    JAN 31, 1996
    Vehicles Affected
    1,029,380
  6. RECALL: Interior Systems:Active Restraints:Belt Buckles

    An insufficiently latched or unlatched safety beltincreases the risk of injury to seat occupants in the event of a sudden stop oraccident. If the safety ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 17, 1992
    Vehicles Affected
    565,000
  7. RECALL: Power Train:Transmission:Automatic

    Driver may believe the vehicle is safely engaged in parkwhen the gear is not truly engaged. This can lead to the vehicle jumping out ofgear unintentionally, ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    NOV 04, 1991
    Vehicles Affected
    792,000
  8. RECALL: Structure:Bumper Assembly:Attachments/Support Bars

    Under extreme conditions, bumper could separate from thevehicle when using a bumper mounted trailer hitch ball. Read more »

    Date Announced
    FEB 12, 1991
    Vehicles Affected
    220,000
  9. RECALL: Fuel:Fuel Tank Assembly:Tank

    This penetration of the fuel tank causes vapors to escapeand possibly fuel to spill, which could catch fire in the presence of anignition source. Read more »

    Date Announced
    FEB 11, 1991
    Vehicles Affected
    25,000
  10. RECALL: Fuel:Fuel Tank Assembly:Tank

    The escaped vapor or leaked fuel could cause a fire inthe presence of a source of ignition. Read more »

    Date Announced
    FEB 11, 1991
    Vehicles Affected
    18,000
  11. RECALL: Visual Systems:Sun Roof Hinges (8/82)

    Sunroof could detach from the vehicle while being driven, creating a risk to following vehicles or people in the vicinity, or to vehicleoccupants if the ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 21, 1990
    Vehicles Affected
    2,500

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