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The Most Common Ford Explorer Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Ford Explorer. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Explorer

Replacing the original Bronco line before it was retired then brought back as a crossover SUV, the Ford Explorer was designed to be more appealing to the large family-car buying market.

From 1991 through to 2011 the SUV was only available with gas-guzzling V8's but a change in consumer tastes forced the company to add a range of smaller, economical engines.

This change helped the Explorer range almost triple its sales overnight with the introduction of the third-generation model.

Growth ever since has remained strong, though the numbers that were seen in the 1990s have been unachievable again as many car owners opt for crossover SUVs rather than traditional ones.

In the year 2000, the American automobile manufacturer released the Sport Trac version of the Explorer, adding a pickup truck bed to the back.

For several generations moving forward, the Sport Trac made a return in limited numbers offering a luxury pickup truck to the market.

Currently, the Ford Explorer is in its sixth generation and still shares a lot of its mechanical parts with the new Lincoln Aviator sister model.

It slots in just above the Ford Edge in terms of size and is slightly smaller than the Expedition SUV.

Engines available for the SUV include a plug-in hybrid twin-turbocharged V6, a 3.3-liter standard hybrid V6 and several smaller turbocharged units.