Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Ford
A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.
The engine oil pan gasket can develop a leak. Leaking oil may accumulate on the exhaust system resulting in a burning smell. Replacing the gasket should correct this leak.
The DPFE (differential pressure feedback EGR) sensor tends to fail. The DPFE sensor monitors function of the EGR valve by measuring pressure changes in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system. Symptoms of a failing DPFE sensor are hesitation or stumbling when driving along with illumination of the Check Engine Light.
The cooler for the EGR valve can leak coolant internally, which causes white smoke to come from the tail pipe. Hot exhaust gases are cooled by the EGR cooler before being circled back into the engine.
Ford Recalls (Recent)
Ford Recall 94V087000
Summary: THE MANUFACTURER'S CERTIFICATION LABEL AND/OR THE DRIVER AIR BAG ADVISORY LABEL MAY BE MISSING FROM THE VEHICLES, WHICH DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF 49 CFR 567.Ford E-150
Ford Recall 91V164000
Summary: SEAT BELT ANCHORAGE BAR FOR REAR SOFA FAILED TO SUSTAIN LOADS REQUIRED BY FMVSS 210.Ford Aerostar
Vehicle With Installed Southern Comfort Running Boards Recalled Due to Board Lamp Failure
The courtesy lamps on affected running boards may overheat when exposed to moisture and road salt. Overheating may cause the lamps and boards to melt or start a fire. Dealers will replace the wiring harness for these running boards.Ford E-150, Ford E-250, Ford E-350, Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford F-350 Super Duty
Ford Recall 98E010000
Ford Recall 94V128000
Summary: THE TRANSFORMER USED TO POWER THE NEON CENTER LIGHTBEAM CAN OVERHEAT AND CATCH ON FIRE.Ford E-150
Ford Questions and Answers
I Have a 1988 Ford Aerostar, and the driver side front brake won't release. I've already replaced the caliper, but that hasn't fixed the problem. Is there some other part of the br...
I live in las vegas i have an 1988 ford areostar van it dies when its hot outside and will start when its cooler how can i fix this
my check engine light comes on once in a while,but doesent stay on, it does not affect the driving ability, but gets anoying.. how do i find out whats wrong?
The vehicle was operating fine and traveling downhill on a freeway when the transmisson seems to have failed. The transmission has fluid but we have absolutely no power transmission in any forward...
brake pedal, when depressed, reaches the floorboard,,and will not stop readily, the brake fluid is full, and not appear to be leaking. what repairs will need to be done, and what will the expense b...
Ford Owners' Reviews
I PURCHASED A 2007 FORD TAURUS SE ABOUT 3 YRS. AGO I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH RIGHT PASSENGER BRAKES SCRUBBING,TAKE IT IN THEY ALWAYS SAY IT THE METALLIC PADS AND PADS ARE GOOD AND THAT HUMIDITY AND WEATHER COULD ADD TO THE PROBLEM,STILL HAVE THE PROBLEM.NOW HEADLIGHTS ARE ON BRIGHT ONLY CAN NOT DIM THEM.ALSO EXHAUST PIPE JUST FELL OUT OF THE HEADER PIPE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET,I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL COMPLAINTS ON THIS.I HAVE EXTENDED WARRANTY,HAVING CAR TOWED IN FRIDAY TO DEALER I PURCHASED IT FROM AND WE WILL SEE WHAT THEY SAY,CAR UNDER 1000,000 MILES,I BELIEVE FORD MAY HAVE PURCHASED A FLEET OF CARS FROM SOMEONE THAT SOUNDS LIKE CARMAX THEY MAY HAVE BEEN IN A FLOODING SOME WHERE IN THE USA..FOR DID NOT NOT GET A BAILOUT,BUT THEY STILL NEED TO MAKE A BETTER QUALITY VEHICLE IF THEY WANT FORD CUSTOMERS TO KEEP COMING AND STAY AWAY FROM JUNK USED CARS WITH HIDDEN PROBLEMS....MY IS JERRY BUTLER,IF I DO NOT GET 100% SATISFACTION FORM DEALER I WILL CALL FORD CREDIT AND LET THEM KNOW WHERE IT IS PARKED
Bought 2009 Focus in 2012; now has 59k miles. Traded in an F250 on it and now get 35mpg around rural area & over 40mpg on long interstate driving trips compared to 12mpg best of times on truck. Feels like I got a presidential bailout at gas pump. Excellent mountain-goat type of car for my mountainous area in any weather.
Nice truck except for one thing. It's rusting out all over the place. The bottom of the truck is a mess. Had to replace the bed and numerous parts of the suspension due to rust. Now the radiator bracket is rusted out.....that's another $1200. The truck only has 100K on it but to a point now that it may not be worh the repairs. The truck has never been near salt water and most of the rads around here don't use salt. Would look at all other trucks before I would buy another one of these.
Some of the time the spring loaded flapper inside the gas line will not open when I press the gas nozzle against it. I have to put my fingers down the line and push on both sides to get the flapper to open then I must try to ram the gas nozzle between my fingers before the flap closes.
I love the looks and design of our 2013 Explorer, however I have a persistent wind noise coming from the lower right side of the windshield when a strong right to left cross wind is present. The dealership has been unable to diagnose the problem after two visits. Also, I feel that the v-6 engine is under powered and constantly has to be kicked into another gear to accelerate even moderately. Otherwise, the 2013 Explorer is a beauty which needs a few refinements.