2000 FORD EXPLORER VIN: 1FMZU72X0YUB19231

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VIN 1FMZU72X0YUB19231 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Explorer

Model Year

2000

Plant City

LOUISVILLE

Series

XLS

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

KENTUCKY

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000.0

Displacement (CI)

244.09497637892

Displacement (L)

4.0

Engine Power (kW)

119.3120

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

160

Other Engine Info

EFI: Electric Fuel Injection

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver & Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2000 FORD EXPLORER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2000 FORD EXPLORER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Head/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMZU72X0YUB19231

Components: VISIBILITY

March 16, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 759581
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMZU72X0YU****

Summary of Complaint

I PROCEEDED INTO A NO-TOUCH CAR WASH ON 16 MAR 02, TEMP. WAS APPROX. 36 DEGRESS ABOVE ZERO, WHEN THE FIRST COAT OF SOAP HIT THE REAR WINDOW, THE WHOLE WINDOW IMPLODED INSIDE OF MY EXPLORER. THE CAR WASH DID NOT HIT THE VEHICLE JUST THE SOAP . *AK ERO

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11416516
Consumer Location: HARTFORD, CT
VIN: 1FMYU70E6YU****

Summary of Complaint

JUST FOLLOWING. INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECALL ISSUE WITH THIS MAKE AND MODEL

Components: STRUCTURE

September 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11390936
Consumer Location: OXNARD, CA
VIN: 1FMZU62X9YZ****

Summary of Complaint

RUST AND CLEAR PAINT PEELING. DOOR HANDLES LOOSE UNABLE TO OPEN ALL 4 DOORS. I HAVE TO UNLOCK FROM REAR WINDOW TO ACCESS VEHICLE. UNCLEAR OTHER THAN DESIGN OF HANDLES. LEFT FRONT DOOR HANDLE COMPLETELY BROKE OFF. QUOTE OF $150 A DOOR TO REPAIR. WILL COST ME $600. VERY UNSAFE AND PROBLEMATIC. INCLUDING A LOSS IN VALUE.

Components: POWER TRAIN SERVICE BRAKES

May 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355228
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, WA
VIN: 1FMZU72X5YZ****

Summary of Complaint

BIG CONCERN WITH MY POWER TRAIN. THE BACK OF THE CAR HAS A LOUD WHIRRING NOISE WHEN TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY AND CLICKS LOUDLY WHEN YOU SLOW DOWN. GOING A FASTER SPEED SEEMS TO SOUND BETTER BUT ITS PRETTY SCARY.THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND STAYS ON. THERE ALSO IS A SENSOR THAT NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AND I DON'T KNOW ITS NAME.. THE BRAKES HAVE BEEN CHECKED OUT AND RENDERED PASSABLE BUT I FEAR THAT I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP SOMETIMES.IT FEELS UNSTABLE. I AM ELDERLY AND NEED A STABLE CAR TO DRIVE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350878
Consumer Location: ALABASTER, AL
VIN: 1FMZU84P2YZ****

Summary of Complaint

MY OVERHEAD LIGHT MELTED SMOKED AND DOESN'T WORK ANYMORE AND NOW I'M HAVING TROUBLE W MY DASH LIGHTS FLICKERING AND MY AUTOMATIC LIGHTS DON'T EVER SHUT OFF

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 24, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11306314
Consumer Location: BROOKSVILLE, FL
VIN: 1FMDU83P7YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE ROLLED WHEN PARKED ON A HILL ALTHOUGH IT WAS IN THE PARK POSITION. THE DEALER HAD NOT BEEN CONTACTED AS OF YET. THE CONTACT WAS HAVING MEDICAL ISSUES RELATED TO STRESS DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,275.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN

November 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11277708
Consumer Location: DAYTON, OH
VIN: 1FMZU73E2YU****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN TURNING THE CAR STEERING WHEEL TURNS POPS AND CLICKS WITHOUT TIRES OR STEERING COLLUM TURNING LIKE IT'S BROKE OFF OF THE COLLUM AS WELL THE CAR COME OUT OF PARK AND ROLLS OFF WILE CAR IS OFF AND IN PARK WITH KEYS OUT SHIFTERS ALSO VERY LOOSE AS THE STEERING GOES IT FIRST HAPPEND GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND WE JUST STARTED DRIFTING IN AND OUT IF LANES WITH LITTLE CONTROL HAPPENS WHEN CARS OFF ON MOVING OR NOT NOTHING CHANGES DOES SEEM TO IMPROVE WHEN IT'S IN 4WD

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11257876
Consumer Location: POLLOCK PINES, CA
VIN: 1FMZU74E8YZ****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE IS STUCK IN 4-WHEEL LOW ANIMAL GOING TO 4 WHEEL HIGH OR AUTO I

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11165002
Consumer Location: BEAVERTON, OR
VIN: 1FMZU63E8YZ****

Summary of Complaint

PROBLEM: VEHICLE CRANKS BUT NO START. VEHICLE WAS TOWED FROM MY GARAGE TO FORD DEALER SERVICE DEPT. SERVICE MANAGER'S . DIAGNOSIS FOUND THE FUEL PUMP INOPERABLE. REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP AND FUEL FILTER.

Components: SEAT BELTS UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11145239
Consumer Location: OSSINING, NY
VIN: 1FMZU73E9YZ****

Summary of Complaint

THE PASSENGER DOOR STOPPED LOCKING, ONE OF THE SEATS BELTS IS MISSING THE COVER TO CLICK THE BELT

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

December 16, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11055411
Consumer Location: ALAMEDA, CA
VIN: 1FMDU63E6YU****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE IS SUBJECT TO SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED ACCELERATION WHILE BOTH IN MOTION AND STATIONARY.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 10, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11033223
Consumer Location: CASTRO VALLEY, CA
VIN: 1FMZU64E3YZ****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE JUST REPLACED, FOR THE 4TH TIME, THE FRONT, DRIVERS SIDE, RUBBER BRAKE LINE . THE LINE SEEMS TO BE TO SHORT. WHEN MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN THE LINE IS PULLED TAUNT TO BEYOND IT'S LENGTH. IT SEEMS THAT THE LINE IS ABOUT 3 TO 4 INCHES TO SHORT. EACH TIME IT HAS BROKEN AT THE SAME PLACE WHERE THE RUBBER LINE CONNECTS TO THE BRAKE CALIPER. I STILL HAVE TWO OF THE BRAKE LINES THAT LEAKED. I DON'T KNOW HOW OTHER EXPLORES BRAKE LINES HAVE HELD UP WITHOUT LEAKING. I AM GOING TO REPLACE THE HOSE THAT IS LEAKING , PURCHASED FROM NAPA THAT IS THE SAME LENGTH AS THE OTHERS. I HAD A NEW ONE MADE TO ORDER WITH A 3 INCH INCREASE IN LENGTH. THE BRAKE HOSE ON THE PASSENGERS SIDE IS THE CORRECT LENGTH. I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR 5 YEAR AND IT HAS 187,000 MILES DRIVEN. THE DATE THAT THIS HAPPEN, BELOW, WAS THE FIRST OF THREE TIMES IT HAPPENED.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

January 29, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10970791
Consumer Location: ROCKLIN, CA
VIN: VIFMDU62X1Y****

Summary of Complaint

I AM DEEPLY DISGUSTED WITH YOUR SERVICE. I HAD FILED A COMPLAINT ONLINE AND ON THE PHONE ABOUT THE VEHICLE I HAVE SPECIFIED ON THIS ONLINE SYSTEM. THIS WAS DONE BACK IN 2011 AND FOLLOWED THROUGH WITH THE MANUFACTURE AND THE CA STATE DEPT. OF INVESTIGATIONS WITH DMV. I HAD ALSO SENT THE 20 PAGE OR SO COMPLAINT DIRECTLY TO A CA STATE SENATOR. I WAS SOLD A VEHICLE WITH A FIRE RECALL STILL IN EFFECT AND REGISTERED TO THE AUTO DEALER OF AUTO WEST GROUP. THE VEHICLE COME TO FIND OUT HAD WELL OVER 15 SAFETY RELATED RECALLS IN ITS HISOTRY. FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO AQUIRE COPIES OF WHAT I HAD SENT INTO YOUR DEPARTMENT, THE FTC, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND THE BUREAU OF AUTO REPAIRS. NOW I FIND THAT I AM BEING STONEWALLED AND BEING TOLD THINGS LIKE THEY NO LONGER HAVE ANY RECORDS OF THE PROBLEMS. I NEVER RECEIVED A REPLACMENT VEHICLE AND I WAS IN FACT A VICTIM OF FINANCIAL FRAUD ASSOCIATED WITH THE PURCHASING OF THIS VEHICLE. BANK OF AMERICA AND THE USED VEHICLE DEPARTMENT AT THE DEALER. SINCE THIS TIME THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAD ENACTED A FEW NEW LEMON LAW PROTECTIONS. I AM CERTAIN THAT MY PAPERWORK AND COMPLAINT WRITE-UPS ASSISTED IN SERVING THE LEGISLATION. IT COULDN'T BE MORE APPARENT THAT I AM BEING HARASSED AS A WHISTLE BLOWER.. I HAVE RECEIVED NO INFORMATION OR FOLLOWUP LETTERS FROM ANY SOURCE. ALL OF THEM ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO PRETEND I DO NOT EXIST. THEIR HAS BEEN NO RESOLVE OF THIS MATTER.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 06, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10969654
Consumer Location: PORTERVILLE, CA
VIN: 1FMDU73E2YZ****

Summary of Complaint

MY DOORS WILL NOT OPEN. I WAS TOLD THE DOOR LOCK ACTUATOR WAS THE PROBLEM AND WOULD COST OVER $600.00. THE DRIVERS DOOR CAN NOT OPEN FROM THE OUTSIDE BECAUSE THE HANDLE BROKE, I HAVE TO LEAVE MY DOOR OPEN IN ORDER TO GET IN, THE FRONT PASSAGER DOOR AND THE BACK DRIVERS SIDE DOOR WILL NOT OPEN FROM THE OUTSIDE OR THE INSIDE. THE FRONT PASSAGER DOOR THE HANDLE ON THE INSIDE BROKE AS WELL AS THE HANDLE ON THE OUTSIDE, THE LOCK STICK FELL OUT. THE PASSAGER BACK DOOR IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET INTO MY TRUCK, THE DRIVERS DOOR WILL OPEN FROM THE INSIDE SOMETIMES. THIS IS A SAFTY HAZZARD. I CAN BE LOCKED INSIDE MY TRUCK WITH NO WAY OUT AND I AM LOCKED OUT OF MY TRUCK WHEN THE BACK DOOR STOP WORKING. THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED SINCE SO MANY FORD DOORS ARE NOT OPENING.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10910441
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMZU73E4YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THE GEAR SHIFTER WAS IN PARK, THE VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARD AND STALLED. THE VEHICLE THEN BEGAN TO ROLL FORWARD. THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL TO THE FLOOR, BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A PARKED VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE FAILURE RECURRED TWICE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,000. UPDATED 01/11/2017*CT *TR

Components: SEATS

September 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10908154
Consumer Location: HERMITAGE, TN
VIN: 1FMZU73X8YU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE SEAT FRACTURED AND ROTATED BACKWARDS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 03V281000 (SEATS). THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 153,000.

Components: TIRES

August 05, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10903362
Consumer Location: DECATUR, GA
VIN: 1FMZU62X5YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2000 FOR EXPLORER EQUIPPED WITH DEFINITY DAKOTA A/T TIRES, SIZE: P235/75 R15 A/T (NA). WHILE DRIVING 70 MPH, THE REAR DRIVER TIRE BEGAN TO SHRED. THE DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND CRASHED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. NO VISIBLE INJURIES WERE SUSTAINED; HOWEVER, A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A SALVAGE YARD WHERE THE INSURANCE COMPANY STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. PRIOR TO THE CRASH, THE REAR PASSENGER TIRE EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE TIRE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,346 AND THE VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 89,870. THE DOT NUMBER WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

April 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10876339
Consumer Location: LYNCHBURG, VA
VIN: 1FMYU60E3YU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO SHIFT INTO GEAR AND ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY WITHOUT WARNING. THE FAILURE RECURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 176,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 05, 2000
NHTSA ID Number: 10875520
Consumer Location: JOHNSTOWN, NY
VIN: 1FMDU72X2YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WARNING INDICATOR FOR THE SIDE AIR BAGS WAS ILLUMINATED FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND INDICATED THAT THE SIDE CRASH SENSOR WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED WITH A REVISED DESIGNED PART. THE CONTACT WAS TO CHECK WITH THE MANUFACTURER TO DETERMINE A SOLUTION TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE OR IT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO PASS INSPECTION. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 00V179000 (AIR BAGS). THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20,000. ....UPDATED 08/29/16 *BF

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10874080
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, NY
VIN: 1FMDU84P8YZ****

Summary of Complaint

2000 FORD EXPLORER. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARDS TO RECALL STATES ENGINE RUNNING WITHOUT IGNITION KEY COULD START A FIRE. CONSUMER STATES THOUGHT DEALERSHIP REPAIRED RECALL PROBLEMS. VEHICLE EXPLODED SEVEN MINUTES AFTER CONSUMER EXISTS VEHICLE. *SMD

Components: STEERING FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 31, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10871951
Consumer Location: ST. GEORGE, UT
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE POWER STEERING RANDOMLY GOES OUT WHILE DRIVING AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS MY CAR WON'T ACCELERATE. I TURN MY CAR OFF AND BACK ON AND IT FIXES IT TEMPORARILY

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10846196
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 1FMDU85P6YZ****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE CRUISE CONTROL COMMANDED CONSIDERABLY MORE THROTTLE ON AN INTERSTATE AT 60MPH, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY AND UNEXPECTEDLY TOOK OFF AT VERY HIGH SPEED (85+MPH AND ACCELERATING WHEN I FINALLY SHUT THE IGNITION OFF). I ATTEMPTED TO DISCONNECT THE CRUISE CONTROL VIA OFF SWITCH AND USING THE BRAKES TO NO AVAIL. I SHUT THE IGNITION SWITCH OFF AND COASTED TO THE SHOULDER SAFELY. ATTEMPTED A RE-START, AND THE ENGINE APPEARED TO START AT FULL THROTTLE. I RAISED THE HOOD AND FOUND THE THROTTLE CABLE RETAINING HAD BROKEN, AND THE CABLE ASSEMBLY HAD BEEN PUSHED OUT OF ITS BRACKET BY THE CRUISE CONTROL SERVO'S FORCE. ONCE OUT OF ITS BRACKET AND PUSHED TO NEARLY FULL THROTTLE, THE THROTTLE RETURN SPRING HAD HOOKED ON THE BRACKET (SEE ATTACHED IMAGE), PREVENTING A RETURN TO IDLE FROM NEARLY FULL THROTTLE. THE PLASTIC RETAINING TABS ON THE THROTTLE CABLE HAD EVIDENTLY BEEN BROKEN BY THE LONG-TIME FORCE OF THE CRUISE CONTROL, POSSIBLY AGGRIVATED BY YEARS HEAT FROM THE ENGINE. THIS IS A DANGEROUS DESIGN, DEPENDING ON TINY PLASTIC TABS AS THE ONLY BLOCK TO SUCH SUDDEN, UNCOMMANDED VEHICLE ACCELERATION. THE CRUISE CONTROL WAS NOT DEFECTIVE, BUT HAD INSTIGATED THE CONDITION MY BREAKING THE THROTTLE CABLE RETAINING TABS OVER TIME. THE ATTACHED PHOTO SHOWS THE DISPLACED THROTTLE CABLE, WITH THE SPRING HOOKED ON THE BRACKET, HOLDING THE THROTTLE NEARLY FULL THROTTLE. THIS COULD EASILY HAVE RESULTED IN A HIGH SPEED CRASH. AS A RETIRED AIR FORCE FIGHTER PILOT AND AIRLINE CAPTAIN, I REMAINED CALM AND WORKED THE PROBLEM STEP BY STEP TO A SAFE CONCLUSION, BUT A LESS DISCIPLINED DRIVER IN DIFFERENT TRAFFIC COULD HAVE LED TO A DIFFERENT AND TRAGIC CONCLUSION. A SECOND PHOTO SHOWS THE CABLE END MISSING THE RETAINING TABS. A THIRD SHOWS THE TINY PLASTIC TABS ON A NEW CABLE.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10825796
Consumer Location: PLACENTIA, CA
VIN: 1FMZU65P3YZ****

Summary of Complaint

SUDDEN ACCELERATION FROM STOP IN PARKING LOT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 21, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10825801
Consumer Location: PLACENTIA, CA
VIN: 1FMZU65P3YZ****

Summary of Complaint

SUDDEN ACCELERATION WHILE MAKING LEFT TURN ONTO CITY STREET FROM FREEWAY EXIT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10794480
Consumer Location: JEFFERSON CITY, TN
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WERE STRONG FUMES OF FUEL EMITTING FROM THE EXTERIOR TO THE INTERIOR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO FURTHER INSPECT THE VEHICLE AND NOTICED THAT THE FUEL LINE PREMATURELY FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO REMOVED THE FUEL TANK AND NOTICED THAT THERE WAS A CRACK IN THE FUEL LINE THROUGH THE FLEX LINE THAT LINKED TO THE FUEL RAILS. THE VEHICLE WAS TO BE REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10749979
Consumer Location: BRADFORD, PA
VIN: 1FMZU72X0YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AT 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,000.

Components: WHEELS UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

August 16, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10749616
Consumer Location: NEW YORK, NY
VIN: 1FMYU70X9YU****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING SLIGHTLY UPHILL IN STOP AND GO TRAFFIC, OFF EXIT 16 ON THE PALISADES PARKWAY, DUE TO A CONTROLLED STOP SET UP BY POLICE TO CHECK INSPECTION AND REGISTRATION. I SAW SMOKE AROUND MY VEHICLE, SO I LOOKED AT MY INSTRUMENT PANEL TO SEE IF MY CAR WAS OVERHEATING. MY INSTRUMENT PANEL INDICATED NOTHING WAS WRONG. WHEN I LOOKED UP, AN OFFICER WAS MOTIONING FOR ME TO PULL OVER SAYING MY CAR WAS ON FIRE. I QUICKLY PULLED OVER, TURNED OFF THE CAR, GOT IN THE BACK SEAT TO GET MY 1 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OUT OF HER CAR SEAT, AND EXITED THE VEHICLE. MY WIFE QUICKLY GOT OUT OF THE PASSENGER SEAT AND EXITED THE VEHICLE. WE WERE TOLD TO GET FAR AWAY. TWO POLICE OFFICERS TRIED TO PUT OUT THE FIRE WITH EXTINGUISHERS, BUT WERE UNABLE TO GET THE HOOD OPEN. WE WERE OUT OF THE CAR NO MORE THAN 5 MINUTES WHEN IT WAS ENTIRELY ENGULFED IN FLAMES. FIRE TRUCKS ARRIVED APPROXIMATELY 10 MINUTES LATER, BY THEN THE CAR WAS COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 22, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10745830
Consumer Location: MOKELUMNE HILL, CA
VIN: 1FMZU73E0YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RPMS AND THE TACHOMETER INCREASED, BUT THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD AND CRASHED INTO A POLE. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE REVERSING FROM BEING PARKED, THE VEHICLE SURGED FROM A LOW SPEED TO OVER 40 MPH CAUSING THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED WHIPLASH THAT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 09V399000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), 07V336000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), AND 03V280000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 204,000TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RPMS AND THE TACHOMETER INCREASED, BUT THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD AND CRASHED INTO A POLE. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE REVERSING FROM BEING PARKED, THE VEHICLE SURGED FROM A LOW SPEED TO OVER 40 MPH CAUSING THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED WHIPLASH THAT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 09V399000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), 07V336000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), AND 03V280000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 204,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 29, 2003
NHTSA ID Number: 10745267
Consumer Location: ROOSEVELT, NY
VIN: 1FMZU73EXYZ****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THE FORD EXPLORER XLT IN OCTOBER 2000 AND WITHIN THREE YEARS THE TRANSMISSION WENT OF SERVICE. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO FORD COMPANY TO SEE WHETHER OR NOT THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO BE REPAIRED UNDER THE WARRANTY AND I WAS TOLD THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT UNDER WARRANTY BECAUSE IT OVER 36,000 MILES AND THREE (3) YEARS HAS ELAPSED. I THEN TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AMACO CO. TO REPAIR THE VEHICLE WITH MY PERSONAL EXPENSES AT $2,000.00. THEY PROVIDED AT ONE (1) YEAR 12, 000 MILES WARRANTY. WITHIN TWO YEARS THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AGAIN AND I HAD TO TAKE IT TO ANOTHER TRANSMISSION COMPANY BECAUSE I DID NOT HAVE A WARRANTY ANYMORE. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A AUTO SHOP TO SERVICE THE TRANSMISSION AGAIN AND WAS GIVEN AFTER THE REPAIR AN ONE (1) YEAR WARRANTY AT 12,000 MILES. THREE YEARS LATER THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AGAIN IN 2014 AND NOW I HAD TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIR FOR TRANSMISSION FAILURE. NOW AGAIN THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED AND GIVEN A ONE (1) YEAR WARRANTY AT 12, 000 MILES. NOW WE ARE IN 2015, THE TRANSMISSION IS REQUIRING REPAIR FOR THE FOURTH TIME. THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN A LEMON FROM THE BEGINNING FIRST WITH THE FIRESTONE TIRES AND NOW WITH THE TRANSMISSION. I CANNOT AFFORD TO REPAIR THIS VEHICLE, IT IS AT 293,500 MILES. I HAVE CONTACTED FORD COMPANY SEVERAL TIMES TO NO RESOLUTION. FORD COMPANY HAS INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE IS NOT UNDER WARRANTY AND THAT THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. THEY INDICATED THAT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY AND SAFETY MUST DEEM THE VEHICLE TO BE A LEMON, HAVE SUFFICENT CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS AND MOVE FORWARD TO HAVE A NATIONAL RECALL. BASED ON INTERNET FINDINGS THE YEAR 2000 TO 2004 OF FORD EXPLORE'S HAS HAD MANY ISSUES WITH THE TRANSMISSION. FORD COMPANY HAS REFUSED TO PERFORM A "GOODWILL" GESTURE ON REPAIRING THIS LEMON. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE THAT NOW I HAVE REPLACED AND REPAIRED THIS TRANSMISSION THREE (3) TIMES WITHIN THE SPAN OF 8 YEARS.......UPDATED 12/10/15 *BF *CN

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10735255
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMZU73E0YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RPMS AND THE TACHOMETER INCREASED, BUT THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO PARK, THE VEHICLE SURGED FORWARD AND CRASHED INTO A POLE. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, WHILE REVERSING FROM BEING PARKED, THE VEHICLE SURGED FROM A LOW SPEED TO OVER 40 MPH CAUSING THE CONTACT TO CRASH INTO THE REAR OF ANOTHER VEHICLE. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED WHIPLASH THAT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 09V399000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), 07V336000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL), AND 03V280000 (VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 204,000. MA 10/15/2015 UPDATED 11/30/2017*CN

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 27, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10717579
Consumer Location: SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
VIN: 1FMZU74EXYZ****

Summary of Complaint

BEFORE MY TRANSMISSION WENT OUT MY OVER DRIVE WOULD FLASH THEN MY 4WHEEL DRIVE STOPPED WORKING. I HAD THE 4WHEEL DRIVE SWITCH REPLACED AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL I WENT TO SACRAMENTO. AFTER TAKING CARE OF MY EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER HAVING THE TRANSMISSION FLUSHED AND FILLED ON A REGULAR BASIS. WHILE LEAVING SACRAMENTO STOPPED AT A CHEVRON TO FILL UP BEFORE HEADING BACK UP TO TAHOE. AS IM LEAVING THE GAS STATION ALL OF THE SUDDEN THERE'S A LOUD CRUNCH OF METAL SOUND COMING FROM UNDER MY CAR AND IT WONT KICK INTO ANY GEAR. HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED AND AFTER READING THE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS FROM OTHER OWNERS ABOUT THEIR EXPLODERS DOING THE SME THING I FIGURED I WOULD COMPLAIN. IM TIRED OF BIG COMPANIES SCREWING THE LITTLE PEOPLE OVER WHO PURCHASE THEIR PRODUCTS WHEN THEY ARE PERFECTLY ABLE TO FIX IT. SHAME ON U FORD.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10714044
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMDU64PXYZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BOTH REAR INTERIOR CHILD LOCKS FAILED IN THE LOCKED POSITION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE DEALER STATED THIS WAS A NORMAL OCCURRENCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 20, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10681532
Consumer Location: LOS OSOS, CA
VIN: 1FMZU73E0YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED IN INCLEMENT WEATHER, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CAUSING IT TO CRASH INTO A SECOND VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE AIR BAGS DEPLOYED AND EMITTED METAL, GLASS, AND FIBERGLASS FRAGMENTS. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED SHOULDER, FACE, MOUTH, LEFT ARM, AND BREAST INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. UPDATED 09/01/2015*LJ UPDATED 9/20/2017*CN

Components: SEATS

December 20, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10667616
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, NC
VIN: 1FMDU74E7YZ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2000 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE DRIVER SIDE SEAT COLLAPSED TO THE REAR SEAT. THE CONTACT DISCOVERED THAT THE DRIVER SIDE SEAT BECAME UNSTABLE. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED UNKNOWN INJURIES THAT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL ATTENTION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 03V281000 (SEATS). THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 149,199. UPDATED 4/15/15*CN UPDATED 9/11/17*CN

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 14, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10654384
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 1FMZU63E0YU****

Summary of Complaint

200 FORD EXPLORER. CONSUMER STATES VEHICLE HAD A SPEED CONTROL MODIFICATION, DUE TO A RECALL. *SS. THE CONSUMER STATED A WEEK LATER, HER DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING, AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND FLIPPED OVER. *JB

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING POWER TRAIN

September 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10659689
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TIMING CHAIN RATTLES. *TR

Components: STRUCTURE VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SEATS ENGINE

October 12, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10651387
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 1FMZU73X9YZ****

Summary of Complaint

2000 FORD EXPLORER WENT UP IN FLAMES. REPORTED IT RIGHT AWAY TO FORD AND WAS GIVEN A CASE NUMBER. THEY TOLD US TO TAKE IT TO A FORD DEALER IN THE AREA. AFTER MONTHS AND MONTHS AND MONTHS OF GETTING NO RESPONSE WE KEPT GETTING THE RUN AROUND THEN TOLD THAT IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY DEFECT. WE RECENTLY GOT A RECALL LETTER FROM FORD FOR THE EXACT THING THAT HAPPENED TO THIS CAR CAUSING IT TO GO ON FIRE AND FORD WILL NOT RESPOND. THEY SAY THAT THE CLAIM HAS BEEN CLOSED AND THAT THE ORIGINAL DECISION (WHICH WE NEVER RECEIVED) STANDS AND THEY WILL NOT RESPOND TO US ANY LONGER. HOW CAN THIS BE ACCEPTABLE. SEE FORD SAFETY RECALL #05S28 IT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EXPLORER. *TR

Components: STEERING EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10639460
Consumer Location: MYRTLE BEACH, SC
VIN: 1FMZU62X4YZ****

Summary of Complaint

SOMETIMES WHEN I HAVE MY TURN SIGNAL ON SMOKE WILL COME OUT FROM THE STEERING WHEEL WHERE THE EMERGENCY SIGNAL BUTTON IS ON TOP OF THE STEERING WHEEL. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERYTIME I USE IT BUT IT HAPPENS QUITE OFTEN. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

August 21, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10628248
Consumer Location: SUMMERVILLE, SC
VIN: 1FMZU63E8YZ****

Summary of Complaint

THERE APPARENTLY IS A PROBLEM WITH THIS TRANSMISSION DUE TO ALL THE RESEARCH I HAVE DONE AND FOUND THIS TRANSMISSION HAS HAD PROBLEMS FOR MANY YEARS WITH VERY LOW MILEAGE (LESS THAN 150,000) AND PEOPLE FOLLOWED THE SERVICE RECOMMENDATIONS PER FORD MANUFACTURER. JUST ANOTHER FAILURE OF THE GOVERNMENT NOT PROTECTING THE CONSUMER BUT BIG BUSINESS DUE TO JOBS AND TAXES... I HAVE MAINTAINED THIS VEHICLE PER RECOMMENDATIONS SINCE PURCHASE AT 62,000 MILES. TO REACH THIS MILEAGE AND THIS OCCURS AS IT HAS TO EVERYONE ELSE, HAS BEEN A TOTAL FAILURE ON THIS MANUFACTURER TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR A TRANSMISSION THAT SHOULD OF LASTED A LOT LONGER THAN WHAT I HAVE READ IN MANY COMPLAINTS IN REGARDS TO THIS ISSUE... *TR

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 13, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10626746
Consumer Location: ROOSEVELT, NY
VIN: 1FMZU73EXYZ****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE CAUGHT ON FIRE WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY, MY MECHANIC INDICATED THAT THE FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE WAS DEFECTIVE. THERE WAS A RECALL IN JUNE 13, 2006 FOR MY VEHICLE, I WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THIS DEFECT BY FORD COMPANY. IT IS NOW THAT IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT THIS WAS AN OCCURRING PROBLEM WITH MY VEHICLE. *TR

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