definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
104,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. re-engineer e-brakes on rear wheels (1 reports)
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problem #1

Aug 162007

(reported on)

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

The E-brake has froze up twice in off position due to non-use [used about once a week] and has been taken apart/serviced twice. Mechanic says the setup is different and may be prone to rusting/freezing up. It is now frozen again, and seems even with use, you can feel it starting to go bad anyways. Ford should consider redesigning it. Does anybody know if Ford has revamped their explorer models since 2002? It seems to be a nice vehicle, with a lot of them on the road, but unless they change the tranny, and maybe the brake situation, they are going to lose customers. I for one am looking elsewhere.

- Dave K., Marienville, PA, US