Safety Ratings
1997 Ford Explorer
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls12
Number of Complaints1772
Number of Investigations6
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1997 Ford Explorer vehicles

1997 Ford Explorer (10/13/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V399000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: FORD IS RECALLING MODEL YEARS 1995-2003 WINDSTAR, 2000-2003 EXCURSION DIESEL, 1993-1997 AND 1999-2003 F-250 SD THROUGH F-550 SD DIESEL, 1992-2003 E-150 THROUGH E-550, 1995-2002 EXPLORER, 1997 AND 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 1995-1997 AND 2001-2003 RANGER, AND 1994 F53 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS). THE SCDS MAY LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Defect: A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING.

Corrective Action: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS THAT DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS IN LINE WITH THE SCDS. ON 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES WITH A LEAKING SCDS, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE CONNECTOR AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY. REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751.

1997 Ford Explorer (5/11/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E025000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Defect: DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.

1997 Ford Explorer (4/7/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E012000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Defect: DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

1997 Ford Explorer (3/23/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06E026000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Defect: WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action: PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

1997 Ford Explorer (5/22/2001)  

Campaign Number: 01X001000

Component Name: TIRES:TREAD/BELT

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: FORD IS REPLACING ALL FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT 15, 16, AND 17 INCH TIRES MOUNTED ON FORD TRUCKS AND SUVS. FORD REPORTS TREAD SEPARATION CAN OCCUR DUE TO A COMBINATION OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TIRE DESIGN TO STRESS, AGING, AND MANUFACTURING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PLANTS. FORD IS REPLACING THESE TIRES TO PREVENT POSSIBLE PREMATURE TIRE FAILURE. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: THE VEHICLES LISTED BELOW MAY HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH FIRESTONE WILDERNESS AT TIRES OR MAY HAVE HAD WILDERNESS AT TIRES INSTALLED DURING THE FIRESTONE RECALL LAUNCHED IN AUGUST 2000. CERTAIN 1991 THROUGHT 2002 FORD EXPLORER CERTAIN 2001 THROUGHT 2002 EXPLORER SPORT, AND SPORT TRAC CERTAIN 1997 THROUGH 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 2001 RANGER CERTAIN 1999 THROUGH 2001 EXPEDITION CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994, AND 1997 MODEL YEAR F-SERIES CERTAIN 1991 THROUGH 1994 BRONCO NOTE: BOTH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT AND REPLACEMENT TIRES ARE AFFECTED.

Defect: SHOULD THE TREAD SEPARATE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, A VEHICLE CRASH COULD OCCUR, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action: THE REPLACEMENT/REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM FOR THIS CAMPAIGN EXPIRED ON MARCH 31, 2002. HOWEVER, CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT FORD AT 1-877-917-3673 OR GO ON-LINE TO WWW.FORD.COM FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.

1997 FORD EXPLORER for sale

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1997 Ford Explorer

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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 116948 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 84447 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 116794 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Wenatchee, WA
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 112607 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Laramie, WY
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

$4,999

1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 130949 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Grants Pass, OR
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer XLT

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1997 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Sanford, FL
  • MPG: 14 City / 18 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer XL

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1997 FORD EXPLORER XL

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 320101 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Radcliff, KY
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer XL

$3,999

1997 FORD EXPLORER XL

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 159450 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Marietta, GA
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer XL

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$4,000

1997 FORD EXPLORER XL

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 181691 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Rapid City, SD
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

$4,995

1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 148525 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Lagrange, GA
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 164000 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Perris, CA
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer XLT

$2,900

1997 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 172291 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Waterloo, IA
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

$3,390
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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 116933 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 8 Cyl
  • Drive: AWD
  • Location: Waseca, MN
  • MPG: 12 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

$3,999

1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 172053 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Albany, OR
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy

1997 Ford Explorer

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1997 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 150416 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Eynon, PA
  • MPG: 13 City / 17 Hwy
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