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Overall Interceptor Reliability

Discussion in 'Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility PIU' started by Chris Thompson, November 8, 2018 at 5:17 PM.

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    1. Chris Thompson

      Chris Thompson New Member

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      After searching around a bit, I can't seem to find any threads discussing the overall reliability of a used PIU that was used in some type of patrol/response capacity.

      I understand that there are multiple factors that go into the severity of use that a vehicle might receive, but generally speaking, for those of you who own used PIUs, what has your experience been with reliability/frequency of repairs with these vehicles?

      Thanks for any and all input!
       
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      I would be curious about this, too, especially since reliability numbers specifically for the PIU don't seem to be readily available. Seems like everything that's out there covers the Explorer line as a whole, and often times the PIU doesn't even come up as a trim level at all, so it's hard to gauge that sort of thing. I imagine Ford probably has some pretty accurate data, but how to get it out of them I know not.
       
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      For the most part, PIUs are a combination of the base and sport retail models. Reliability should probably be similar/essentially the same. Look at Lincoln 3.7L models for additional detaili on that engine if you have it. All bets are off if the vehicle has crash damage.

      If you read through the threads around here, you should find all the info on potential problems and suggested maintenance if miles are >100K.

      it's not a retail trim level, so there is no retail data out there. I'm sure if you are a le fleet customer, they will provide all the data to justify their vehicle over the competition. Don't forget there is police agency test data out there as well, but doubt there is much in the way of longer term type data.
       
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      That gives me a thought. I have a pretty good relationship with our logistics coordinator who oversees vehicle maintenance, maybe he's got something.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum Chris.:wave:

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