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Recall List for the 1997 Ford Explorer

Official recalls have been issued for the 1997 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/Throttle

    This could result in engine surge when the accelerator pedal breaks free. Read more »

    Date Announced
    DEC 27, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    220,000
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. RECALL: Ford/FMVSS 108/Daytime Running Lights

    The light given off from the daytime running lights is brighter than allowed by U.S. standards. Read more »

    Date Announced
    JUN 19, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    20,637
  10. RECALL: Ford/Cruise/Speed Control Cable

    If the cruise control is used and this condition is present, a stuck throttle could result, which could potentially result in a crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 30, 1999
    Vehicles Affected
    898,739
  11. RECALL: Ford/Jump Starting

    The fuel lines can leak, and in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could potentially result. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 19, 1998
    Vehicles Affected
    320,000
  12. 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 ... Read more »

    Date Announced
    APR 30, 1997
    Vehicles Affected
    23,000

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