really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,750 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced emergency brakes (1 reports)
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problem #2

Sep 182008

Explorer XLT 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles

I kept hearing a noise coming from the rear wheels that sounded like a marble dropping on a floor. This was most noticed when driving through a parking lot and maybe 5mph. I first suspected that maybe a CV joint was going bad, so I took it to a garage. The mechanic pulled the rear wheels and the emergency brakes fell out in pieces. The noise is now gone but the cost to replace the brakes was about $191.00

Now I need all 4 struts and the mechanic just found a broken rear coil spring.

Back in June, I had to have the entire transmission rebuilt ($2,100). This suv was great for the first 4 years of ownership and I didn't have to spend a dime for anything except the yearly inspection. Now everything is going bad. Owned many Fords in my lifetime and this might be my last.

- garrettpa, Huntingdon, PA, US

problem #1

Feb 012008

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,419 miles

Not covered under any insurance, so I am driving without an emergency brake! I wish I would have heard about this site... my son joked today that I was dumb, because lemons cost much less at a grocery store than ford.

- Jest S., Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, Canada