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Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Front Wheel (standard), 4WD
Body / Chassis : Steel body on fully boxed frame
Production Years for Series : 2006 - 2010
Engine Type : V6 4009 cc | 244.6 cu in. | 4.0 L.
210 BHP (154.56 KW) @ 5100 RPM
254 Ft-Lbs (344 NM) @ 3700 RPM
Bore : 4.0 in | 100 mm.
Stroke : 3.3 in | 84 mm.
Engine Type : V8 4605 cc | 281.0 cu in. | 4.6 L.
292 BHP (214.912 KW) @ 5750 RPM
300 Ft-Lbs (407 NM) @ 3950 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 90 mm.
Stroke : 3.5 in | 90 mm.

Transmission:
5 Automatic Overdrive , 6 Automatic

1st Gear : 3.22:1
2nd Gear : 2.29:1
3rd Gear : 1.54:1
4th Gear : 1.00:1
5th Gear : 0.71:1
Cargo Volume : 86 cu. ft.
Towing Capacity : 5,390.0 lbs
Fuel Capacity : 22.5 Gal
Seating Capacity : 7
Doors : 4
Exterior
Length : 193.4 in | 4912 mm.
Width : 73.7 in | 1872 mm.
Height : 72.8 in | 1849 mm.
Wheelbase : 113.7 in | 2888 mm.
Front Track : 60.9 in | 1547 mm.
Rear Track : 61.8 in | 1570 mm.
Ground Clearance : 8.2 in | 208 mm.
Interior
Front Headroom : 39.8 in | 1011 mm.
Rear Headroom : 38.7 in | 983 mm.
Front Legroom : 42.4 in | 1077 mm.
Rear Legroom : 36.9 in | 937 mm.
Front Hip Room : 55.4 in | 1407 mm.
Rear Hip Room : 55.5 in | 1410 mm.
Suspension
Suspension : Front : Independent short- and long-arms (SLA) architecture with coil-over shocks. 32-mm stabilizer bar

Rear : Independent Trailing Blade short- and long-arm (SLA) architecture with coil-over shocks. 25-mm stabilizer bar

Steering
  : Rack and Pinion with Power Assist
Steering Overall Ratio : 18.9:1
Turns lock to lock : 3.60
Turning Circle : 36.8 ft

Brakes
Front Brake Size : 305.0 mm | 12.008 in.
Rear Brake Size : 301.0 mm | 11.85 in.

Tires / Wheels
Tires : P235/70R16 A/S BSW tires/ 16 x 7.0 in. styled steel wheels

ComponentEXTERIOR LIGHTING
ManufacturerCK MOTORSPORT, INC.
NHTSA Campaign ID06E049000
SummaryCERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE 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.
ConsequenceWITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
RemedyCK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED 'LAMP MODEL NUMBERS.'CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

ComponentEQUIPMENT
ManufacturerMARATHON SEAT COVERS, INC.
NHTSA Campaign ID10E043000
SummaryMARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
ConsequenceAN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
RemedyMARATHON WILL NOTIFY OWNERS OF RECORD AND REPLACE THE SEAT COVER FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MARATHON AT 1-800-735-2769.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MARATHON SEAT COVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, OR NISSAN VEHICLES.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO

ComponentVISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
ManufacturerSAFELITE FULFILLMENT, INC.
NHTSA Campaign ID07E104000
SummaryCERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, 'GLAZING MATERIALS.'
ConsequenceIN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.
RemedySAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS RETAIL CUSTOMERS AND REPLACE THE GLASS FREE OF CHARGE. RETAIL CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE TOLL FREE AT 1-888-843-2906. SAFELITE WILL NOTIFY ITS WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS AND REIMBURSE WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS FOR CURRENT INVENTORY AND AT A SPECIFIED RATE FOR REPLACING THEIR CUSTOMER'S GLASS. WHOLESALE CUSTOMERS CAN CONTACT SAFELITE'S WHOLESALE DIVISION, SERVICE AUTOGLASS TOLL FREE AT 1-888-246-6298. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 15, 2008.
NotesTHIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS, LTD. (DOT-430) AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

ComponentVISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
ManufacturerFORD MOTOR COMPANY
Mfr Report Date20050902
NHTSA Campaign ID05V520000
SummaryON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.
ConsequenceAFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIPER MOTOR FOR THE PRESENCE OF GREASE AND GREASE THE WIPER MOTOR GEARS IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 22, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673 OR LINCOLN/MERCURY AT 1-800-521-4140.
NotesFORD RECALL NO. 05S40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated April 2017
The 2006 Ford Explorer measures 73.70 inches in width, 193.40 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 113.70 inches.


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