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2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4dr 114 WB 4.0L

2004 Ford Explorer
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4 Door
16 mpg city / 21 mpg hwy
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2004 Ford Explorer

(Based on 3 Reviews)
  • Underwhelming performance (1)
  • Limited safety features (2)
  • Unsatisfactory quality (1)
  • Pros:
  • Reliable quality (1)
  • Plenty of cargo space (1)
  • Comfortable interior (1)
  • Great sound system (1)
  • Great for families (1)
  • 3 Reviews
    Harry G
    "Kevin and Emily were great!!! I will definitely return."
    terry m
  • Underwhelming performance
  • Limited safety features
  • Unsatisfactory quality
  • "I have a 2004 Explorer XLT with the 4.0 v6. Where to start, first off there is a known issue with the wiring for the power windows, they work sometimes. I have found that I have to simulate opening and closing the door really fast back and forth to get the wires to work to use the windows, second is the rear ford emblem plastic part right under the rear window cracks, I am on my fourth one.... The A/C seems to not divert the air as it is supposed to, when the A/C is on, the floor diverters stay open so my feet get the cold air more than my face, this also affects how much air goes to the back seat vents, not good for my florida weather. The v6 motor is way under powered for the explorer, even though it says it will pull up to 4,000 pounds in the book. The sun visors fell apart at around 46,000 miles, just driving down the highway and the entire sun visor just dropped into my lap, plastic got brittle. The seats are very uncomfortable on long trips. Overall I have put over 130,000 miles on it, but the upkeep has been brutal. Transmission rebuild, rear differential rebuild, A/C compressor, every front end and suspension component on the vehicle had to be replaced, because there is no way to grease anything on this vehicle. Ford has greatly disappointed me with this vehicle and I dont recommend this year explorer to anyone."
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    Terri G
  • Reliable quality
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Comfortable interior
  • Great sound system
  • Great for families
  • Cons:
  • Limited safety features
  • "I have a 2004 Ford Explorer Limited. This car has to have a V8 engine which I do have. The V6 is definitely under powered. Two main complaints, the wheels that came with my limited were chrome covered thus in New England with the snow we have, the chrome has peeled horribly and I have to replace the wheels. Will be going with a basic steel wheel. Second, the rear hatch has flaws. First the top hinges that hold the rear glass to the door frame rust and rot out. I had this happen to me on one side. Opened the glass hatch only one day and the hinge snapped, thus the glass gashed me in the head and this window is heavy to say the least plus the hydraulic window lifts don't work when the hinges are not supporting the glass. A big ouch to say the least. Secondly, below the glass is the Ford Emblem. This is a plastic cover right below the window on the door. This area is noted to crack on ALL Ford Explorers of this current year. I have researched this and Ford has recalled previous years and or made assistance to consumers for replacement of this plastic but NOT the 2004. As you are driving down the road, MOST of these vehicles of this year are all cracked. Noticed primarily around the Ford Emblem. To me, the biggest disappointment is the chrome wheels. Now that I have to replace them this is a huge expense and if I don't my tires leak air constantly especially in the cold replacing air every two to three days.Shame on Ford for NOT recalling rims, plastic piece below rear glass window and not warning consumers of the hinges snapping due to rust and corrosion."
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