Ford Explorer owners have reported 37 problems related to fuses and circuit breaker (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Explorer based on all problems reported for the Explorer.
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was not able to restart. The vehicle was towed to the contact's home. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the windshield wipers were pushing water into the fuse box when it rained. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unavailable.
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The contact owns a 2004 Ford Explorer XLT. The contact stated that the front windshield wipers, interior lights and all four windows failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that her VIN was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 00v072000. (electrical system: fuses and circuit breakers). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised that she could file a claim and offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 132,000.
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The contact owns a 1999 Ford Explorer. While driving
approximately 30 mph the contact attempted to activate the
windshield wiper but it would not function. The vehicle was
taken to an independent mechanic where the mechanic stated the
generic electronic module needed to be replaced. The independent
mechanic advised of a recall under NHTSA campaign id number: 00v072000 (electrical system: fuses and circuit breakers). The dealer was notified and stated the vehicle was not included in the recall and could not find any further information about the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 220,000.
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The contact owns a 2000 Ford Explorer. The windshield wiper fuse intermittently failed. She replaced the fuse at least four times within two months. The car was parked in front her home when she heard the vehicle alarm going off. She was unable to shut the alarm off with the keyless entry. She found there was smoke coming from the vents of the vehicle. The vents began to melt and she then noticed flames. The fire department was called however she was able to put the fire out before they arrived. The dealer advised her vehicle was not under recall however she found several complaints online pertaining to possible fires and one recall pertaining to the failure of the windshield wiper motor (see NHTSA campaign id number: 00v072000) her vehicle identification number was not included in any of the recalls. No repairs had been made to the vehicle to date. The current and failure mileages were under 125,149. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.
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The contact owns a 1998 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the windshield wipers in the vehicle would randomly stop working. This causes dangerous driving conditions in rainy weather. A mechanic stated that the electronic module in the wiper/washermotor was defective. The contact found NHTSA campaign id number 00v072000, NHTSA action number pe99049 (electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers) on the NHTSA website. He called the manufacturer and was informed that his VIN was not included in the recall. The contact believes that his vehicle should be included because the failures were identical. The current and failure mileages were 42,000. Updated 09/01/09. Updated 09/04/09.
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The contact owns a 1999 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the gem controlled electronic function failed, which caused the windshield wipers to stop working. The dealer stated that they didn't know anything about in NHTSA campaign id number 00v072000 (electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers), although the failures were identical. The contact would be responsible for the repair costs. As of October 3, 2008, the vehicle has not been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 99,589. Updated 05/08/09. Updated 05/11/09.
The contact owns a 2000 Ford Explorer. For the past two months, the contact has experienced electrical failure with his vehicle. The instrument panel and headlights do not illuminate, the windshield wipers work intermittently, and the battery is always low. The vehicle was taken to the auto garage, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on April 8, 2008 and they stated that the headlight and globe wiring were the cause of the failures. The cost of the repair is $800. According to the manufacturer, the dealer informed them that the failure was not under the hood; therefore, they were not responsible. The contact believes that his vehicle is included in NHTSA campaign id number 00v072000 (electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers) and he did not receive a recall notice. The VIN, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 100,000. Updated 05/19/08 updated 05/19/08.
: the contact stated the windshield wipers, power windows and ignition warning chime failed due to the gem circuit. There is a NHTSA recall, # 00v072000, regarding the fuses and circuit breakers. The VIN was not included in the recall.
Experiencing windshield wiper problem. . . . . Wipers turn on without activating the switch, and sometimes I can't turn them on when its raining. . . . . . A safety problem. A March 2000 recall #00v072000 did not include my VIN # therefore Ford will not pay for the repair. New multifunction switch installed by dealer at my expense. Recall should be expanded to include more vehicles.
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Explorer. The contact stated cruise control was not working properly. She had the cruise control set at 35 mph while going up a hill, but was pulled over by the police, and they stated she was going approximately 65 mph. The consumer showed the police that this was what actually happened. This happened 7 times in the last 4 months. The on/off switch that was used to disengage the cruise control will not work, and the contact had to apply the brakes hard to disengage the cruise control. The contact has not been to a service dealer to have the vehicle inspected, and has not contacted the manufacturer. The contact stated the lights on the steering wheel did not illuminate. The fuse has been replaced to remedy this situation, but it did not fix the lights problem.
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To whom it may concern: I purchased a used 1998 Ford Explorer 13 months ago. On Aug 15,2005 I started my truck up and I could not roll my windows down then I went on to testing the wind shield wipers ( front & back ) they did not work (this is a safety hazzard ) I tried the interior lights they did not work and as well as the 4x4 system. I had to get home so when as I was driving ( luckily it was not raining ) I randomly tested everything again still nothing worked, so I left the switches on and every now and then everything would come on for a split second. When I got home I was baffled and started looking through my owners manual, no info that could help me figure out what the problem could be. So I went online and did some research on Ford Explorers and its electronics. My search brought me to the recall sights and when I looked on that sight I noticed that I had found the same excact problems I am having as the 1999 & 2000 Ford Explorer recalls as well as 1999 & 2000 Mercury mountainers which is by the Ford company. They are under the title - component: electrical system, fuses, and circuit breakers and the NHTSA recall # 00v072000 and the remedy for this problem is that the dealers will install a resistor in the gem circuit. I called Ford company and they are not willing to help me with this problem because my truck is not on the recall list and I feel that it should be and that someone needs to understand that if this problem is happening to the 1999 & 2000' s then it is happening to the 1998 as well, they are the same truck made with the same materials and only updated with more physical features or omitted out dated physical features. Unfortunatly I can't drive my truck now unless I know the weather is going to be clear of rain or other bad weather. I am not able to get it fixed because I can't afford it so I am stuck at the moment if anyone can help or advise it would be greatly appreciated - thank you david stansbury.
I have a 1998 Ford Explorer, 5 liter, automatic, with cruise control. The safety disengage switch is on the master cylinder. With the ignition switch turned off there is still 12 volts going to that switch. The switch has a red body. My local Ford dealer advises tht this is not a problem and there is not recall on this vehicle. This appears to be the same type switch setup as that in the Ford vehicles that have caught on fire. Please advise if I have cause for concern. Presently I am disconnecting the switch when I park the vehicle in the garage.
While having a regular inspection consumer was told that vehicle had the same problem as stated in NHTSA' recall 00v072000 concerning electrical system:fuses and circuit breakers. When contacting manufacturer consumer was explained that this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.
Vehicle stalled at low speed of 5 mph or less while driving. Vehicle was towed to the dealer, who replaced # 41 fuse under the hood. Within a few days the problem recurred on 4 separate occasions. Dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.
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13jan03-rear windshield washer inoperative reinstall rear washer hoses. 5nov03-clicking noise from rear a/c; replace motor assembly temperature blend. 5nov03&13nov03-l/r power mirrors inop; fuse blows; replaced mirror rear view outside sail mount 13nov03-fuel guage inop read 1/2 tank but tank was full; 20nov03-instrument cluster fuel gauge inop; 24nov03-removed and replaced instrument cluster; 18mar04-fuel guage inop & l/r power mirrors inop, fuse blows; could not duplicate problem at this time about fuel guage; tested bce for short, traced to mirror switch, replaced switch and blown fuse; 20 July 04-l/r power mirrors inop; replaced fuse; 20 July 04 - rear winshield washer inop; access washer hose and reconnect; 20 July 04- air conditioner not cooling properly; replaced blower motor for poor operation; motor assembly-heater-a/c blower replaced. 20 July 04 - mechanics broke the drivers door switch cover- 23 July 04 -reordered door panel and replaced drivers door switch cover.
The consumer stated that when he got into vehicle and turned windshield wipers on, they did not work and managed to get the vehicle to a dealer. The dealer determined that the generic electronic module (gem) malfunctioned. This caused windshield wipers/ rear defroster/rear lighting/4-wheel drive/ interior lighting, and power windows to malfunction. Recall 00v072000 was issued; however, this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN.
Trailer towing wiring is fused at 40 amps to the trailer plug. A short in the signal wiring caused the trailer wiring insulation to melt off before the fuse blew. I was fortunate to have it happen with my boat trailer where the wiring is enclosed in the iron channel of the trailer. Had this been a camper, it could have caused a fire. The wires going to the trailer plug should be fused at 7. 5 amps as in previous model Explorers. See the email I recently copied your department for full explanation of this incident. This problem exists in the 2002 and 2003 Explorers and possible other Ford products.
While driving and putting on turn signal, turn signal failed and smoke started to come from steering column. Dealer notified.
Brake lights remain illuminated after vehicle has been shut off, dealer has yet to be contacted, please provide further details.
The consumer states that there are problems with the left turn signal. The consumer states that the left turn signal was placed on, and stayed on for about 10 seconds and stopped blinking, but the arrow(left) was still illuminated. Immediately after smoke began coming from the steering column. The dealer suggested it was a fuse. The consumer feels there should be a recall.
The drivers side rear tire blew out at a low rate of speed ( sidewall failure), there was good tread left on the tire, the brake lights failed due to a after market alarm system that was installed by tapping in to the brake lights for power. Dealer failed to mention any alarm system. (tiresize: p2257015).
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Taillight mechanism caught on fire all by itself - truck had been parked for 4 hours. Whatever the problem was it smoldered for a long time. The inside of the truck was sooo full of smoke.
Low beam on headlights fail to come on. Other lights working. Contacted manfacturer and informed no recalls. Took to independent mechanic, and low beam was repaired. Informed had a short in electrical wiring. Mechanic could smell burning wires.
While signaling for a left lane change signal does not work. But, consumer can hear static coming from radio when signaling left.
Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component (00v-072) which caused the windshield wipers to fail, consumer is not able to receive recall repair due to dealership problems.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Dash Wiring problems||
|Underhood Wiring problems||
|Fuses And Circuit Breaker problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Instrument Panel problems||