Last post on Oct 31, 2011 at 2:14 PM
You are in the Ford Explorer
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Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, SUV
#3339 of 3348 Re: 2003 crack in Liftgate [dbear44]
Jul 18, 2011 (8:00 am)
Afraid I agree with both of you. A) they should fix it, but B) they won't be doing a recall. It's not safety related as mentioned above, it's not functional so no lawsuit or possibility of injury is likely. It's kind of like the GM cars of the 80's, with the rubber strip that went down the side of the cars, that was glued on. Every one of them fell off the first year, and continued to do so, until people just pulled them off. Very poor design. Ford discontinued the design in 2006 because of the failure of that piece of fascia, which even cracked after replacement. The subcontractor who made that piece did a lousy job on it. But don't hold your breath on a recall. Ain't gonna happen.
#3340 of 3348 Re: Rear Window [melodious]
Sep 02, 2011 (8:42 am)
yeah there is a recall on the back hinges! my window fell out, got everything replaced!
#3341 of 3348 Re: Rear Window [willhend17]
Sep 02, 2011 (2:08 pm)
Good news, although you replied to a 10 year old post.
#3342 of 3348 Steering Wheel and Seat swap
Oct 18, 2011 (8:03 am)
Hi guys I have a 97' Explorer XLT. It's got 35,806 miles on it (believe it or not) and it has an ugly cloth interior and an ugly, fat steering wheel. I picked this bad boy up for $3300 and I wanted to know what years of Explorer are seat and steering wheel compatible with this car. I'd like a tan leather interior out of an 01' or so, and a steering wheel out of an 02' or up. Tell me if I can do this, how, and price.
#3343 of 3348 Re: Steering Wheel and Seat swap [davidcullen90]
Oct 20, 2011 (8:58 am)
The complete redesign of the Explorer occurred in 02. So no parts from an 02 are likely to fit. 01 should be fine.
#3344 of 3348 Re: Steering Wheel and Seat swap [nvbanker]
Oct 24, 2011 (11:28 am)
Would you happen to know the size of speakers in a 97' explorer?
#3345 of 3348 2005 crack in Liftgate [mountaineer5] and problems with beerings
Oct 29, 2011 (7:59 pm)
I have the same issue with my 2005 Mercury Mountaineer. Looks terrible and went to several ford dealers. No one from Ford will accept responsible nor cover the charges. I also have my right wheel bearing replaced and need another replacement on both, right and left. I had a warranty which lasted of course when I need the most help. Also my funds are low and this is my only transportation , as I have heart failure at 41 yrs old and pacemaker/defibrillator and a 13 yr old son who has severe Crohn's Disease and constantly have several doctor appointments several times a week. Is this safe for two ill patients to have a tire fall off? We our both weak and scared that my investment in this 2005 was not a safe means of transport. Ford has not replied or returned my emails. I have foreclosed and was evicted and have no funds to fix my Mercury. I am inline for a Heart Transplant. Where's your heart Ford??? Help someone in need-we helped you!
#3346 of 3348 Re: Steering Wheel and Seat swap [davidcullen90]
Oct 31, 2011 (1:28 pm)
I'm sorry, I do not.
#3347 of 3348 Re: Steering Wheel and Seat swap [nvbanker]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 31, 2011 (2:14 pm)
Crutchfield.com may have a fitment guide with those specs.