8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

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problem #5

Apr 012015

Explorer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

I purchased this 2007 Explorer Eddie Bauer on 1/15/14 with 90,000 miles, I was not aware of the problem at first. I of course was quite happy and I needed time to get familiar with all the options. In the coming months I kept close watch on my s.u.v using the Maintenance book for this particular car. I had a transmission flush, complete tune up , battery , tires, ect. all along not realizing that the transmission was given me increasing problems with much jerking, slamming , while shifting into reverse .

It got really bad and my total attention when I was at a stop light with my family in the car and had to back up to allow a tractor trailer to have enough room to make a turn in front of me. When shifting into reverse the Explorer jerked abruptly making myself anxious & frightening my family almost hitting the vehicle behind me. We all were confused and shocked that this happened, the same situation has occurred multiple times since.

I have only have this car just over a year & only put just about 12,000 miles total. I have researched this transmission problem with ford cars and found that it has happened many times I looked to see if any recalls have been issued ? I now no longer have the good feeling of a new purchase and brace to anticipate a costly repair for parts & labor. I am disgusted & frustrated that this obvious ford occurrence is a major defect and could lead to serious danger

Please if you can give me any advice or direction on what I can do I love my Explorer but this problem is returning like a persistent stain on a clean white rug. Remember it is a 2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0 v6 automatic Help !

- , Middletown, NY, US

problem #4

Dec 112013

Explorer V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles

I know the tranny is going and will break in the most inconvenient place.

- , Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 232011

Explorer XLT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,000 miles

Truck slams into reverse EVERYTIME YOU PUT THE TRUCK IN REVERSE!! It's also jerking when it slams into reverse and it feels as if my foot will come off the brake pedal.

- , Greenville, RI, USA

problem #2

Sep 282012

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

Sometimes while attempting to put my SUV in reverse I have to pull REALLY hard on the shifter. Then sometimes it will completely shake the entire vehicle when it decides to slam into reverse GAH!!!!!

- , Hamilton, OH, US

problem #1

Sep 162011

Explorer EXT

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

I BOUGHT MY 2007 EXPLORER "CERTIFIED" USED AT OUR LOCAL DEALER. I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS A SHARP LOOKING VEHICLE, STILL DO, BUT, WHEN I FIRST HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE SLAM INTO REVERSE MY DEALER SAID,"WE JUST COULDN'T DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. SO, UNKNOWING THAT THIS SAME PROBLEM OCCURS WITH OTHER EXPLORERS AND EVEN OTHER YEAR MODELS I NOW KNOW THAT MY PROBLEM IS NOT JUST ME! I HAVE TAKEN IT BACK TWICE AND ALWAYS SAME RESPONSE. I EVEN ASKED IF THERE HAVE BEEN ANY OTHER PEOPLE EXPERIENCING THIS SAME SITUATION AND THE DEALER REP SAID THAT HE HAS NOT HEARD OF ANYTHING LIKE IT. WELL, I WILL BE READY FOR HIM NEXT TIME AS I AM GOING TO HAVE THE SITE UP AND SHOW HIM THAT INDEED THERE IS A PROBLEM AND MANY OTHERS LIKE ME ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH THEIR EXPLORER ALSO. I AM GLAD TO KNOW IT ISN'T JUST ME, AND I AM GLAD TO FIND THIS SITE.

- , North Ridgeville, OH, US