Why does my Explorer acts up when u go a certain speed?

115

Asked by May 22, 2015 at 11:34 PM about the 2000 Ford Explorer 2 Dr Sport 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was testing out my veichcals tonight
on the speed part. I know doin this is
illegal but when I hit 100 my Explorer
acts lik I slamed on the brakes and
goes back down to 90. The max is
speed is 130. Any help is good.

4 Answers

67,255

It's the speed limiting device programmed into the computer. Just because the speedometer reads to 130 MPH doesn't mean the vehicle will go that fast. HTH. -Jim

115

K thxs

Ditch the "Exploder" and get the hook up on a REAL ride!! I HAVE an answer!!! Slide on down for a SIZZLING HOT Summer Deal on a reliable ride from your local Acura or Lexus Dealers!! Keep the prestige and gain a worthy vehicle that wont be a dang moneypit like those German or American cars!! Hollar BACK at yer dawg!! ARoOooOoooo!!!!

19,765

Did you say 100 mph? Well, in case you were unaware, there's a special citation for going this fast, it's called "exhibition of speed ". And, besides costing thousands of dollars, I'm not kidding, you can lose your driver's license immediately and have to go to court. Do you really want to do that? You should also know that "speed kills" and people lose control at excessive speeds. Just look at what happened to Paul Walker? So, before you think you want to turn your car into the "Millennium Falcon ", think again. I don't know where you think you can drive at those speeds, but unless your car is not out in a desolate area with no traffic and you've got high speed rated tires on your vehicle, you're taking an unnecessary risk and possibly endangering others. The only highways with speeds around 80 or 85 mph are in Utah. Plus, the above post is correct, there's an electronic governor on your car. It's there for a reason. The fact that your speedometer says 130 is meaningless, it might as well go to 200.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 70,249 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $997.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 10,310
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,150
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,027 Great Deals out of 72,252 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Expedition
438 Great Deals out of 24,829 listings starting at $1,150
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
559 Great Deals out of 31,371 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,058 Great Deals out of 207,340 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Durango
267 Great Deals out of 21,292 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Escape
1,430 Great Deals out of 90,838 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Highlander
360 Great Deals out of 26,009 listings starting at $2,800
Used Toyota 4Runner
260 Great Deals out of 19,021 listings starting at $2,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
282 Great Deals out of 22,989 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Yukon
382 Great Deals out of 19,299 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
56 Great Deals out of 1,748 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 42,793 listings starting at $22,123
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
168 Great Deals out of 4,827 listings starting at $14,400
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
146 Great Deals out of 4,774 listings starting at $10,450
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
251 Great Deals out of 6,063 listings starting at $7,990
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 2,851 listings starting at $7,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.