Recall List for the 1996 Ford Explorer

Official recalls have been issued for the 1996 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: Speed Control Deactivation Switch/Overheats

    A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running. Read more »

    Date Announced
    OCT 13, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    4,500,000
  2. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector

    Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 11, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    42,540
  3. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps

    Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    APR 07, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    16,270
  4. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors

    Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 23, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    61,944
  5. 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
  6. RECALL: Ford/Sway Bar

    Vehicle handling could be affected, increasing the risk of a crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    NOV 28, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    810,000
  7. 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
  8. RECALL: Ford/Liftgate Bracket Welds

    The gas cylinder bracket may not properly support the liftgate increasing the risk of personal injury. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 19, 1997
    Vehicles Affected
    2,200
  9. RECALL: Ford/Throttle

    Although the vehicle can be controlled by either applying the service brakes or shifting the transmission to neutral, increased brake pedal efforts or some increase in stopping distance can ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    APR 30, 1997
    Vehicles Affected
    23,000
  10. RECALL: Ford/Equipment; Certification Label

    Incorrect inflation pressures could cause premature wear of the rear tires.. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 29, 1996
    Vehicles Affected
    134,770
  11. RECALL: Ford/Structure:Door Assembly:Latches And Locks

    The driver's door, when closed only to the secondary latched position, may not sustain a 1,000 pound transverse load. Read more »

    Date Announced
    APR 22, 1996
    Vehicles Affected
    73,500

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