really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 miles

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problem #4

Nov 212006

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
: the contact stated the transmission failed while driving 30 mph. There was smoke coming from the rear of the vehicle and when the contact stopped to inspect the problem, leaking transmission was noticed. The service dealer was notified and the vehicle was towed to a transmission shop where a computer diagnostics identified the problem as a failure to the onboard computer. The manufacturer was not alerted.

- Bridgeport, CT, USA

problem #3

Jun 122006

(reported on)

Explorer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2003 Explorer engine stalling and surging when driving and coming to a stop. ***** the dealer reprogrammed the PCM. 8jb

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272006

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
: the contact stated the vehicle experienced a problem with hesitation when the speed was kept constant. The dealership replaced the mass air flow sensor. The hesitation problem continued, the vehicle was returned to the dealership which was unable to duplicate the problem. While backing into the driveway the vehicle suddenly accelerated. Although the brakes were applied the vehicle did not stop. The vehicle hit the contact's home resulting in a neck sprain injury. The acceleration continued until the shifter was moved into drive. The dealership was unable to determine the cause of the acceleration. Also, contact complained that ABS light was on and pedal felt stiff. Vehicle ran rough. In addition, removed and installed automatic transmission main control valve body.

- Newport, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 112003

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having transmission problems. While vehicle was parked it started rolling back. The dealer was contacted, and stated that they could not find anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Belleville, MI, USA