pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
111,200 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace engine (1 reports)
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problem #2

Aug 042014

Explorer LX 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 168,389 miles

I bought this new. For the last 4 years I've had problems. The radiator has been replaced 3 times. I contacted Ford and they said there has been no recall on this problem, but yet it kept happening to me. This last time it blew my engine. No warning at all until the engine light came on and the engine was fried. I had to have the engine replaced. What a headache.

This has been very costly. Every time I had the oil changed I also had them check all levels and every time it was told to me every thing was alright, in working order. I've always been a Ford person and never had any problems until now. But, I don't think I'll buy another Ford. I know that something is very wrong with model 4.0 engine and it has something to do with the cooling system or otherwise I wouldn't of had so many problems with the radiator. There was no warning, the heat gauge didn't even show hot until it was to late.

- Vicky C., Quinlan, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 202011

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

bought the vehicle used with 53k on it. immediately heard a chirping noise coming from the rear of the engine. ford thought it eventually was the serp. belt and belt tensioner which were replaced for 205.00.......now after 50 miles of being replaced the noise is back. gonna try the camshaft pulley that most people seem to think is causing the noise.......can't wait to see what this will cost.

- kurtnc, Clayton, NC, USA