VIN Check Report: 1FMDU34X1VUC41298

Ford Explorer 1997

Vehicle Specification22 Record(s)
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Lien RecordRecords Found!
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NHTSA Technical Service Bulletins135 Record(s)
NHTSA Recalls12 Record(s)

Score Rating

40%
Vehicle Overview
Year1997
MakeFord
ModelExplorer
Trim LevelXL
StyleSport Utility (4-Door)
Made InUnited States
Technical VIN Decoding Information
WMI/VDS/VIS1FM
VDSDU34X1
VISVUC41298
VIN Sequential NumberC41298
Checksum ValidationPASSED
Data AccuracyHigh
Error-
Detailed Vehicle History
DATEMILEAGESOURCEDETAILS
1997 -

original manufacturer

Manufactured in United States (Usa) by FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

2001-05-22 -

FORD

FORD issued recalls for Explorer 1997

09/04/2014 158,460

Copart, Inc

Car Damage Report: SIDE

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Vehicle TitlePA - CERTIFICATE OF SALVAGE
Mileage158460 (EXEMPT)
Primary DamageSIDE
Secondary Damage-
Loss TypeCOLLISION
Basic Title Checks
Flood Damage No Problems found!
Fire Damage No Problems found!
Hail Damage No Problems found!
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Vehicle Engine Specifications
Engine4.0L V6 SOHC 12V
Steering TypeR&P
Anti Brake System4-Wheel ABS
Tank Size-
Overall Height66.80 inches
Overall Length188.50 inches
Overall Width70.20 inches
Standard Seating5
Optional Seating-
Highway Mileage19 miles/gallon
City Mileage15 miles/gallon
Fuel TypeGasoline
Drive Type4WD
TransmissionAutomatic
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NHTSA Technical Service Bulletins

These "secret warranties," TSBs cover known problems and provide repair instructions for service technicians and accordingly are distributed to all of the manufacturer's dealerships. Generally these repairs will be free of charge only if the vehicle is still under warranty.

DATECOMPONENTDETAILS
02/17/1997160000 STRUCTUREFRAME- RIVET REPLACEMENT WITH BOLTS- SERVICE TIPS. *JD
02/25/1997061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINEREAR CRANKSHAFT SEAL OIL LEAKS. *TW
02/21/1997355100 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELSINCORRECT OIL VISCOSITY LABEL IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT. *TW
02/01/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULETHE 1997 EXPLORER 4.0L SOHC IS THE ONLY VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A NEW STYLE (BLACK PLASTIC) DPFE SENSOR. *JD
02/21/1997116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITIONOEM SPARK PLUGS MAY EXHIBIT A CONCERN OF AN OPEN CIRCUIT CAUSED BY AN INTERNAL CRACK. *TW
02/19/1997061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE4.0L SHOC ENGINE QUITS WHILE DRIVING AND WILL NOT RESTART. *TW
02/19/1997061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINEEXPLORERS EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.0L SOHC ENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A HISS/WHISTLE AT TIP IN. *TW
02/01/1997180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLENGINE MAY EXHIBIT A HISS/WHISTLE AT TIP-IN FROM THE THROTTLE BODY/IAC AREA OF THE ENGINE. *JD
02/01/1997980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHERSOME VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT DECALS MAY INCORRECTLY LIST 10W30 FOR OIL VISCOSITY. *JD
05/01/1997101000 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLYUPDATE INFORMATION FOR 1997 4R44E AND 5R55E TRANSMISSIONS - THERE ARE TWO (2) DIFFERENT SIZE DIRECT CLUTCH STEEL PLATES WHEN SERVICING 4R44E OR 5R55E TRANSMISSIONS. *TW
05/01/1997136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHERVEHICLES BUILT AFTER 4/14/97 NO LONGER HAVE A REAR WASHER BOTTLE - REDESIGNED FRONT WASHER BOTTLE WILL SERVICE THE FRONT AND REAR WASHERS. *TW
05/01/1997162000 STRUCTURE:BODYVEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CENTER CONSOLE SQUEAK. *TW
05/01/1997020000 SUSPENSIONWHEN PERFORMING TSB 97-4-9, DO NOT USE A BAFFLE TO CORRECT HTE ISSUE, USE THE REVISED AXLE COVER PLATE. *TW
05/01/1997162500 STRUCTURE:BODY:TAILGATEENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING CONCERNS OF BROKEN LIFTGATE GLASS. *YC
12/16/1996103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTERTRANSAXLE - TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACEMENT GUIDELINES AND TORQUE CONVERTER/TRANSAXLE COOLING SYSTEM CLEANING PROCEDURES - SERVICE TIP. *TW
11/28/2000021100 SUSPENSION:FRONT:STABILIZER BARThis recall action involves replacement of the front stabilizer bar links in certain 1995 through 1997 model year Explorer and Mountaineer vehicles. Under certain conditions, predominantly in cold weather areas, a front stabilizer bar
10/01/1996355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUALOWNERS GUIDE ADVISES TO USE A FL-1A OIL FILTER, FL-1A IS INCORRECT. THE CORRECT FILTER IS FL-820. *TT
11/18/1996114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRINGWIRING - ELECTRICAL DIODE IDENTIFICATION AND SERVICE REPLACEMENTS. *TW
09/01/2000021220 SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:TORSION BARINFORMATION REGARDING FRONT SWAY BAR LINK . *YH
06/28/1999125000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTSCONDITIONS WITH THE BRAKE LAMPS INADVERTENTLY DISABLING THE BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *TT
03/03/1997061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINEIDLE- "BOOMING" NOISE HEARD AT IDLE- 4.0L ENGINE- VEHICLES BUILT FROM 7/29/96 THROUGH 11/11/96. *JD
03/03/1997353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.CD PLAYER- "SKIPS"- HIGH SERIES CONSOLE- NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. *JD
10/21/1996131000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELDWINDSHIELD AND INTERIOR GLASS - FOG/FILM. *TW
01/19/1998114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRINGSUBJECT REGARDING AN OVERHEATING CONDITION OCCURRING TO THE LAMP OUTAGE MODULE (LOM-2) WITH THE INSTALLATION OF CERTAIN AFTERMARKET TRAILER KITS THAT IMPROPERLY CONNECT TO THE TAIL AND BRAKE LAMPS CIRCUITS. *TT
01/19/1998114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRINGSUBJECT REGARDING LAMP OUTAGE MODULE HOUSING AND SURROUNDING PLASTIC COMPONENTS MELTED - EDDIE BAUER AND LIMITED EDITION MODELS EQUIPPED WITH MESSAGE CENTERS AND IMPROPERLY CONNECTED TOW WIRING KITS (VEHICLES BEING TOWED). *TT
10/01/1996105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFTVEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A VIBRATION DURING WIDE OPEN THROTTLE ACCELERATION OR WHILE CRUISING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. REVISED FRONT DRIVESHAFT. *TT
01/02/1997103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONDRIVELINE WIND-UP IN "4-AUTO" MODE. *JD
01/02/1997061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINECOLD ENGINE KNOCK/TICK NOISE. *JD
01/02/1997104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)4.0L OHV/SOHC 4X4 EXPLORERS WITH TRANSFER CASE BIND OR SHUDDER. *JD
01/02/1997104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)REVISED VENT TUBE FOR VEHICLES WITH WATER INGESTION INTO TRANSFER CASE. *JD
01/02/1997120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTINGLAMP OUTAGE MODULE (LOM) ON THE VEHICLES- PLEASE VERIFY IF THE VEHICLE HAS: 1) AN AFTERMARKET KIT FOR TRAILER TOWING OR 2) AFTERMARKET KIT ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO BE TOWED. *JD
03/31/1997061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINEIDLE- "BOOMING" NOISE HEARD AT IDLE- 4.0L SOHC ENGINE- VEHICLES BUILT FROM 7/29/96 THROUGH 11/11/96. *JD
03/03/1997220000 SEATSINTERIOR- LEATHER SEAT CLEANING PROCEDURE- SERVICE TIP. *JD
03/03/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEMALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL)- MIL ILLUMINATION- DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0446 STORED IN MEMORY. *JD
11/18/1996103700 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:TORQUE CONVERTERTORQUE CONVERTER - LEAK TEST PROCEDURE - SERVICE TIP. *TW
10/21/1996353600 EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONERAIR CONDITIONING - COMPRESSOR FAILURE - INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF REFRIGERANT OIL. *TW
01/23/1997105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINEDRIVELINE WIND-UP IN "4-AUTO" MODE. *JD
01/23/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULETHE NGS DISPLAYS INCORRECT DATE FOR THE ING GEM PID ON THE VEHICLES. *JD
04/01/1998103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFTCONDITIONS WITH AXLE WIND-UP ON TIGHT TURNS WITH CONTROL TRAC TRANSFER CASE. *YC
04/01/1998036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCKCONCERNS WITH FALSE ABS ACTIVATION WHILE LIGHT BRAKING AT LOW SPEEDS. *YC
04/01/1998061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINECONCERNS OF COLD ENGINE UPPER KNOCK / TICK. *YC
10/18/1996190000 TIRESFIRESTONE P235 TIRES MAY EXHIBIT A HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION AT 65-75 MPH. *TT
10/17/1996061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYSTENSIONER RATTLE . INSTALL A 1 INCH SHORTER MOTORCRAFT BELT (P/N F19Z-8620-C). *TT
11/01/1998061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINESOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD START/LONG CRANK, COLD START STALL, COLD ROUGH IDLE CONCERN. *MJS
10/01/1996061110 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYSCONCERN OF A TENSIONER RATTLE W/ 4.0L SOHC, INSTALL A 1 INCH SHORTER MOTORCRAFT BELT (P/N F19Z-8620-C). *TT
10/01/1996190000 TIRESFIRESTONE P235 TIRES MAY EXHIBIT A HIGH FREQUENCY VIBRATION AT 65-75 MPH. *TT
01/02/1997162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOORINOPERABLE REMOTE ENTRY OR KEYLESS ENTRY FEATURE. THE CAUSE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A STATIC BUILD-UP ON THE SEAT THAT DAMAGES THE RAP MODULE. *JD
01/23/1997180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLINCREASED THROTTLE EFFORTS MAY BE NOTED ON SOME 4.0L SOHC EQUIPPED VEHICLES DUE TO THROTTLE PLATE ALIGNMENT. *JD
01/23/1997022000 SUSPENSION:REARFRONT AXLE VENT LEAKS ON 1997 EXSPLORERS BUILT BEFORE 11/1/06. *JD
02/01/1997106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLYDRIVELINE WIND-UP IN 4-AUTO MODE. *TW
02/03/1997353600 EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONERAIR CONDITIONING- R-134A TRACER DYE INSTALLED IN A/C SYSTEM AND THREE O-RING SPRING LOCK COUPLERS- SERVICE TIP. *JD
05/01/1997162000 STRUCTURE:BODYVEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CENTER CONSOLE SQUEAK OR RATTLE. *TW
05/01/1997063130 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)RECALL 97S67 - MODIFICATION OF THE PCV VALVE REQUIRES A SPECIAL TOOL WHICL WILL SENT TO LISTED PARTS MANAGERS. *TW
05/01/1997136000 VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHERVEHICLES BUILT ON OR AFTER 4/14/97 WILL NO LONGER HAVE A REAR WASHER BOTTLE - A REDESIGNED FRONT WASHER BOTTLE WILL SUPPLY THE FLUID TO BOTH WASHERS. *TW
05/01/1997102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSIONNEW CLUTCH SLAVE CYLINDER WITH A REDESIGNED LIP SEAL. *TW
05/01/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEDTC P0402 IN MEMORY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY ENGINEERING. *TW
05/01/1997161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERSSOME RUNNING BOARD PADS MAY WARPED. *TW
11/01/1999036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCKSOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR WHEEL ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (4WABS) MAY EXHIBIT WHEEL SPEED PARAMETER IDENTIFICATIONS (PIDS) WHICH READ N/A IMMEDIATELY OR ABOVE 7 MPH WHEN VIEWED USING THE NEW GENERATION STAR (NGS) TESTER. *TT
03/01/1997063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEMEMISSIONS RECALL 96E57 - CERTAIN 1996 EXPLORERS EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.0L ENGINES AND BUILT AT THE LOUISVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT ON 11/18/95 AND CERTAIN 1997 EXPLORERS EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.0L ENGINES AND BUILT AT THE LOUISVILLE ASSEMBLY PLANT FROM
05/01/1999063000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEMSUBJECT REGARDING POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) TUBE MODIFICATION. *TT
06/01/1999063130 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL:GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)SAFETY RECALL LETTER INFORMING OWNERS OF MODIFICATION TO THE POSITIVE CRANKCASE VENTILATION (PCV) SYSTEM. *TT
02/01/1997061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINEVEHICLES WITH REAR CRANKSHAFT SEAL OIL LEAKS. *JD
02/01/1997116000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION4.0L SOHC ENGINE COMES FROM THE FACTORY WITH SINGLE PLATINUM PLUGS. *JD
02/01/1997062100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:RADIATOR ASSEMBLYRADIATORS MAY EXHIBIT A COOLANT LEAK AT THE END TANK SEALS IN COLD TEMPERATURES. *JD
02/07/1997121000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTSREPLACEMENT HEADLAMP BULBS - SEVERAL AFTERMARKET COMPANIES ARE OFFERING REPLACEMENT BULBS WITH A HIGHER WATTAGE THAT ARE NOT DOT APPROVED - SOLD WITH DISCLAIMER OF "FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY" - THE BULBS DRAW MORE CURRENT THAN THE OEM BULBS A
02/06/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEGEM CONCERN - CHECK FOR MORE THAN ONE GEM CONTROLLED COMPONENT THAT IS INOPERATIVE OR FOR A STRING OF FALSE GEM DTC'S RECEIVED IN MEMORY. *TW
02/06/1997171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCHDOOR LATCH SWITCH IS CAUSING THE DOOR AJAR LIGHT/CHIME NOT TO WORK PROPERLY. *TW
11/08/1996036100 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULEINSTRUCTIONS FOR DIAGNOSING FAULTY ABS SENSORS. *TW
11/08/1996105300 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFTDRIVESHAFT DESIGN MAY CAUSE FLOORPAN VIBRATION WHILE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR WITH THROTTLE WIDE OPEN. *TW
11/01/1996106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLYCONCERN OF BINDING/AXLE WIND-UP AT LOW SPEED. *TW
11/01/1996021000 SUSPENSION:FRONTVEHICLE LEAN. *TW
11/01/1996063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPEVEHICLE MAY EXHIBIT AN EXHAUST MANIFOLD IMPINGEMENT NOISE. *TW
01/02/1997114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRINGCUSTOMERS REPORT INOPERABLE REMOTE ENTRY OR KEYLESS ENTRY FEATURE. THE CAUSE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A STATIC BUILD-UP ON THE SEAT THAT DAMAGES THE RAP MODULE. *JD
01/02/1997123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTSWHEN SERVICING THE LAMP OUTAGE MODULE (LOM) ON THE ABOVE VEHICLES PLEASE VERIFY IF THE VEHICLE HAS 1) AN AFTERMARKET KIT FOR TRAILER TOWING OR 2) AFTERMARKET KIT ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO BE TOWED. *JD
01/02/1997104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)REVISED VENT TUBE FOR 1995-97 EXPLORERS & MOUNTAINEERS WITH WATER INGESTION INTO TRANSFER CASE. *JD
01/02/1997101100 POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY:PEDAL/LINKAGEPROCEDURE TO PURGE POTENTIAL WATER CONTAMINATION FROM TRANSFER CASE. *JD
01/02/1997060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLINGVEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 10/1/96 MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT WITH WRONG TEMP GAUGE SYSTEM PARTS. *JD
01/02/1997104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)TRANSFER CASE BIND OR SHUDDER. *JD
01/02/1997106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLYBINDING/AXLE WIND-UP AT LOW SPEED. *JD
01/02/1997162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOORPOWER LOCKS CYCLE BY THEMSELVES REMOVE EACH POWER LOCK SWITCH AND MEASURE THE OPEN RESISTANCE. *JD
03/17/1997980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHERFUEL ECONOMY- CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS VERSUS VEHICLE USAGE. *JD
10/01/1999036000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCKSOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FOUR WHEEL ANTI LOCK BRAKES MAY EXHIBIT WHEEL SPEED PARAMETER IDENTIFICATIONS WHICH READ N/A IMMEDIATELY OR ABOVE 7 MPH. *TT
11/10/1997105000 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINECONCERNS WITH "PINGING" OR "CREAKING" BEING HEARD FROM THE DRIVELINE WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO DRIVE OR REVERSE, BETWEEN DRIVE AND REVERSE, OR WHEN ENGAGING THE CLUTCH. *YC
12/02/1996116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEPOWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE -REPROGRAM POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) - SERVICE PROCEDURES - SERVICE TIP. *TW
11/18/1996103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONTRANSMISSION - E40D - 4R70W - 4R44E - 5R55E - NEW DIGITAL TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR - DIAGNOSIS SERVICE TIP. *TW
10/21/1996034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTSBRAKES - ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS - SERVICE TIP. *TW
03/18/1998034000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTSSERVICE TIP INFORMATION REGARDING ELIMINATION OF SANDING ROTORS AND DRUMS. *YC
01/19/1998103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONSUBJECT REGARDING A NEW SERVICE CENTER SUPPORT THAT USES A THRUST BEARING (#3 AND #4) IN PLACE OF THRUST WASHERS HAS BEEN RELEASED. *TT
01/02/1997103000 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONTRANSFER CASE- WATER INGESTION THROUGH VENT TUBE. *JD
01/23/1997162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOORCUSTOMERS REPORT INOPERABLE REMOTE ENTRY OR KEYLESS ENTRY FEATURE. *JD
01/23/1997114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRINGWHEN SERVICING THE LAMP OUTAGE MODULE (LOM) ON A VEHICLE PLEASE VERIFY IF THE VEHICLE HAS 1) AN AFTERMARKET KIT FOR TRAILER TOWING OR 2) AFTERMARKET KIT ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO BE TOWED. *JD
01/23/1997103800 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:PARK/NEUTRAL START SWITCHAS OF 1/7/97 THE AUTOMATIC SHIFT LOCK FEATURE TAG THAT WAS AFFIXED AROUND THE GEAR SELECTOR, HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR PRODUTION. *JD
01/23/1997063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPEEXHAUST NOISE HEARD IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MOST PRESENT AT TIP-IN A ND CRUISE AFTER SSM 5238 HAS BEEN PERFORMED. *JD
01/23/1997980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHERTHE VEHICLE WILL SHIFT 1,2,3,4,5 REGARDLESS OF THROTTLE POSTION. *JD
01/23/1997103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFTWHEN PERFORMING TSB 96-24-16, THE EXISTING TRANSFER CASE VIBRATION DAMPER SHOULD NOT BE ADAPTED AND REINSTALLED TO THE SERVICE REPLACEMENT TRANSFER CASE. *JD
01/23/1997062300 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE4.0L EQUIPPED VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE TEMPERATURE GAUGE FLUCTUATION THAT MAY BE ACCOMPANIED WITH A THUMPING NOISE OR FEEL IN THE COOLANT HOSE WITH THE ENGINE AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *JD
01/23/1997061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESELSOME 4.0L ENGINES WITH BLOCK HEATERS MAY EXPERIENCE COOLANT LEAKS DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE BLOCK. *JD
01/23/1997021000 SUSPENSION:FRONTVEHICLES EXHIBITING A PULSATING, CYCLICAL TYPE OF NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT AXLE TUBE AREA FROM 0 TO 45 MPH. *JD
01/23/1997063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPEVARIOUS VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HIGH PITCHED WHISTLE DURING HEAVY ACCELERATION AT 3800-5000 RPM WHEN ENGINE IS WARM- TO FIX, REMOVE EXISTING MUFFLER AND REPLACE WITH SAME PART. *JD
11/23/1998162800 STRUCTURE:BODY:HOODAIR INTAKE TUBE CONTACTING HOOD INSULATOR CAUSING INSULATOR WEAR. *YC
01/23/1997061200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:DIESELBLOCK HEATERS MAY EXPERIENCE COOLANT LEAKS DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE BLOCK. *JD
01/23/1997021000 SUSPENSION:FRONTEXHIBITING A PULSATING, CYCLICAL TYPE OF NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT AXLE TUBE AREA FROM 0 TO 45 MPH. *JD
01/23/1997063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPEVEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A HIGH PITCHED WHISTLE DURING HEAVY ACCELERATION AT 3800-5000 RPM WHEN ENGINE IS WARM. *JD
01/23/1997021230 SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEMVEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT REVERSE OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS WHEN SWITCHING THE AIR SUSPENSION SWITCH FROM NORMAL TO OFF ROAD. *JD
01/23/1997063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPEEXHAUST NOISE HEARD IN THE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT MOST PRESENT A TIP-IN A ND CRUISE AFTER SSM 5238 HAS BEEN PERFORMED. *JD
01/23/1997980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHERTHE VEHICLES WILL SHIFT 1,2,3,4,5 REGARDLESS OF THROTTLE POSITION. *JD
01/23/1997103400 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFTPERFORMING TSB 96-24-16, THE EXISTING TRANSFER CASE VIBRATION DAMPER SHOULD NOT BE ADAPTED AND REINSTALLED TO THE SERVICE REPLACEMENT TRANSFER CASE.
01/23/1997062300 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE4.0L EQUIPPED VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE TEMPERATURE GAUGE FLUCTUATION THAT MAY BE ACCOMPNIED WITH A THUMPING NOISE OR FEEL IN THE COOLANT HOSES WITH THE ENGINE AT NORMAL OPERATING TEMPERATURE. *JD
01/23/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULETHE NGS DISPLAYS INCORRECT DATA FOR THE IGN GEM PID ON THE VEHICLES. *JD
02/03/1997162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOORREMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY- RKE INOPERATIVE- VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 10/30/96. *JD
02/03/1997353400 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC.CD PLAYER- "SKIPS"- HIGH SERIES CONSOLE- NORMAL DRIVING CONDITIONS. *JD
02/03/1997104000 POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)TRANSFER CASE- BINDING OR SHUDDER- DIAGNOSTICS- VEHICLES WITH 4.0L ENGINE- SERVICE TIP. *JD
05/01/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEMAY 1997 GEM SOFTWARE HAS ERRORS - JUNE SOFTWARE IS CORRECT. *TW
05/01/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULESERVICE FIX FOR VEHICLES WHICH EXHIBIT SHUDDER/BIND IN TURNS WHILE IN 4X4 MODE.
05/01/1997161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERSLIFTGATE LOCK CONCERNS ON VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 12/96. *TW
05/01/1997980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER1997 4.0L SOHC 4X4 EXPLORERS AND 1997 5.0L AWD EXPLORERS/MOUNTAINEERS SHOULD NOT BE EQUIPPED WITH A VIBRATION DAMPER ON THE TRANSFER CASE. *TW
05/01/1997162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOORLIFTGATE LOCKS WILL NOT LOCK/UNLOCK WHEN ACTUATED BY THE POWER SWITCHES. *TW
05/01/1997061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINEENGINEERING IS INVESTIGATING REAR CRANKSHAFT OIL LEAKS. *TW
05/01/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEVEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT SHUDDER/BIND IN TURNS WHILE IN 4X4 AUTO MODE. *TW
05/01/1997116200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULEVEHICLES WITH DTC P0402 IN MEMORY ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION BY ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT. *TW
05/01/1997161000 STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERSSOME RUNNING BOARD PADS MAY BE WARPED. *TW
04/27/1998031000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGESSOME CUSTOMERS NOTICE A GRINDING, WHINING, PULSING, OR FLUTTERING AT THE BRAKE PEDAL AT SPEEDS BELOW 19 KM/H (12 MPH). *YC
09/02/1997062000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEMEXPERIENCING A "THUMPING" NOISE OR TEMPEATURE GAUGE FLUCTATION WITH SOME VEHICLES. *YC
12/01/1998185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROLSOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARD START / LONG CRANK, COLD START STALL, COLD ROUGH IDLE CONCERN. *TT
06/01/1999180000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROLCUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF AN INTERMITTENT STUMBLE / BUCK / JERK AT 38 MPH WHILE IN HIGH GEAR AND AT VERY LIGHT THROTTLE APPLICATION. *TT
10/01/2000022000 SUSPENSION:REARSUBJECT REGARDING ADDITIONAL COVERAGE PROGRAM FOR SWAY BAR LINKS. *JB
10/01/1996106000 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLYSOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED W/ AN AX4S TRANSAXLE MAY HAVE BEEN SHIPPED W/ A LOW TRANSAXLE FLUID LEVEL. *TT
02/25/1998061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINEINFORMATION REGARDING ENGINES ADDED TO THE FQR (FORD QUALITY RENEWAL) ASSEMBLY PROGRAM. *TT
01/01/1998061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINECOLD ENGINE UPPER KNOCK/TICK. *AK
01/01/1998061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINEREAR CRANKSHAFT SEAL OIL LEAK. *AK
10/04/1996022110 SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGSTHUMP/CLUNK NOISE IN TURNS OR OVER BUMPS MAY BE CAUSED BY THE KEVLAR PATCH WEARING THROUGH ON THE TORSION BAR ADJUSTERS. *TT
10/04/1996061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINEINFORMATION FOR ALL BASE ENGINE CONCERNS OF 4.0L SOHC ENGINES. *TT
11/01/1996061100 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINECOLD ENGINE KNOCK/TICK NOISE. *TW
11/27/1996114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRINGWHEN A REAR HEGO (CMS) CONCERN IS NOTED, PLEASE CHECK THE REAR CMS HEGO FOR WIRE CHAFING/DAMAGE AND LOOSE HEGO WIRE. *TW
11/13/1996063200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPEVEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT AN EXHAUST MANIFOLD IMPINGEMENT NOISE. *TW
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NMVTIS Consumer Access Disclaimer

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles titled in the United States. NMVTIS is intended to serve as a reliable source of title and brand history for automobiles, but it does not contain detailed information regarding a vehicle’s repair history.

All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are required by federal law to regularly report information to NMVTIS. However, NMVTIS does not contain information on all motor vehicles in the United States because some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system. Currently, the data provided to NMVTIS by states is provided in a variety of time frames; while some states report and update NMVTIS data in "real-time" (as title transactions occur), other states send updates less frequently, such as once every 24 hours or within a period of days. Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a "total loss" or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a "total loss" even if the vehicle’s titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be "salvage" or "junk."

A vehicle history report is NOT a substitute for an independent vehicle inspection. Before making a decision to purchase a vehicle, consumers are strongly encouraged to also obtain an independent vehicle inspection to ensure the vehicle does not have hidden damage. The Approved NMVTIS Data Providers (look for the NMVTIS logo) can include vehicle condition data from sources other than NMVTIS.

Before making a decision to purchase a vehicle, consumers may wish to obtain an independent vehicle inspection, a NMVTIS Vehicle History Report, and consult other available vehicle information resources.

NMVTIS data INCLUDES (as available by those entities required to report to the System):

Information from participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Information on automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractors. NMVTIS may not currently include commercial vehicles if those vehicles are not included in a state’s primary database for title records (in some states, those vehicles are managed by a separate state agency), although these records may be added at a later time. Information on "brands" applied to vehicles provided by participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and definitions vary by state, but may provide useful information about the condition or prior use of the vehicle.

Most recent odometer reading in the state’s title record.
Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers, including junk and salvage yards, that is required by law to be reported to the system, beginning March 31, 2009. This information will include if the vehicle was determined to be a "total loss" by an insurance carrier. Information from junk and salvage yards receiving a "cash for clunker" vehicle traded-in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) Program.

Consumers are advised to visit www.vehiclehistory.gov for details on how to interpret the information in the system and understand the meaning of various labels applied to vehicles by the participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. NMVTIS data in this report has been obtained from VinAudit Inc., an Approved NMVTIS Data Provider