The 1st generation of the Explorer has a cumulative PainRank™ of 6.89. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.
Owners of the 1991–1994 Explorer model years have sent in 97 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (31%) followed by the engine (25%) and the electrical (7%).