hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,608 miles

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problem #2

Jan 222008

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,415 miles
Noticed the other day the brake light were stuck "on" after exiting the vehicle and only after tapping them a few times did they turn off. The only place to get a replacement brake on / off switch is via the dealer for approx $95, installation extra. He told me he sells alot of these for Explorer, maybe it needs to go on the "recall list". it potentially will cause an accident if they were to stay on and then have a need to stop quickly the person behind you would not see brake lights come on and rearend your vehicle.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 312007

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,800 miles
About 8 - 10 months ago we started having trouble with the speed control shutting off. We also noticed that the brake lights were on sometimes when the vehicle was parked. Finally, Dec 31st, we discovered that the battery had been fully discharged overnight because the brake lights had come on. The part responsible was the brake light switch, which cost $118 parts and labor. The exact same problem resulted in recall NHTSA 04V106000 on the 2003 Ford Taurus. Our vehicle is a 2003 Ford Explorer.

- Asotin, WA, USA