The 2nd generation of the Explorer has a cumulative PainRank™ of 28.55. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 1995–2001 Explorer model years have sent in 936 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (31%) followed by the engine (17%) and the interior (14%).