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2006 Ford Explorer 4-DR. w/SAB

4
Recalls
630
Complaints

Safety Ratings.

NHTSA’s 5-Star Safety Ratings help consumers compare vehicle safety when searching for a car. More stars mean safer cars.

Frontal Crash
Side Crash
Rollover
Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Side Barrier and Side Pole Star Ratings into a single side rating.

Driver
Passenger
Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Side Barrier and Side Pole Star Ratings into a single side rating.

Rollover Star Rating

The Rollover Resistance test measures the risk of rollover in a single-vehicle, loss-of-control scenario.

Rollover Risk: 22.8%

Complaints
Recalls

630 Complaints

for 2006 FORD EXPLORER
05/01/2021
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/12/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSIONS HAVE A PROBLEM AND HAVE HAD A PROBLEM FOR YEARS. THEY CAN FAIL WITHOUT NOTICE AND CAUSE A VEHICLE TO LOSE MOMENTUM WHILE GOING DOWN THE ROAD. YES THIS IS AN OLDER VEHICLE BUT IF YOU LOOK UP OLDER COMMENTS ON THIS VEHICLE ON OTHER REPORTING SITES THERE ARE MANY REPORTS OF TRANSMISSIONS CAUSING SERIOUS PROBLEMS. WHY HAS THIS NEVER BEEN DEALT WITH IN ANY MANNER? I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND MY VEHICLE BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN AND WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE IN GEAR AND GET IT TO THE SHOP. I PAID TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION AND IT DID IT AGAIN IN THE NEW TRANSMISSION. I ALMOST DID NOT MAKE IT UP THE HILL NEAR MY HOME AND HAVE BEEN FORCED TO PARK THE VEHICLE AS IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE.

02/23/2021
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/08/2021
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74816U******
Summary

DRIVING ON SPEED LIMIT I STOPPED AT A LIGHT, CAR ENGINE WENT DEAD. I TURNED KEY OFF AND WAITED A FEW MINUTES, TURNED KEY ON, CAR STARTED AS NOTHING WAS WRONG. IT HAS HAPPENED 3 TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR. BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR ARE PRETTY NEW. DECIDED TO TAKE TO AN AUTHORIZED MECHANIC DEALER, COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE. REALLY? WHAT IF I WAS DRIVING IN A HIGHWAY? CERTAINLY I WOULDN'T BE ALIVE TO REPORT IT!

12/18/2020
Components: SEAT BELTS,SEATS
Incident Date: 02/18/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E96U******
Summary

THE UNIT HAS ISSUES WITH THE SEAT BELTS. I CALLED THE DEALER BUT THEY SAID THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY RECALL CAMPAIGN REGARDING THIS ISSUE, AND NO GUARANTY CAN BE APPLY.

10/28/2020
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/27/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62EX6Z******
Summary

I WAS TURNING FROM TURNING LANE INTO WAL-MART AND WHEN I GAVE IT GAS THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPED AND WOULDN'T MOVE. LUCKILY NO CARS WERE COMING AND IT FINALLY KICKED IN AND LET ME PULL INTO THE PARKING LOT. I JUST BOUGHT THIS AND WAS LOOKING UP THE ISSUE AND FOUND OUT THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH FORD EXPLORER 2002 - 2006. WHY ISN'T THERE A RECALL ON THESE TRANSMISSIONS? THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS!

08/26/2020
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/25/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

I TOO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AS I WAS COMING TO A FOUR WAY INTERSECTION. AS I WAS DRIVING ALL OF A SUDDEN A WRENCH TOOL CAME UP AND I COULD NOT ACCELERATE SO I HAD TO PULL OFF IN A PARKING LOT BEFORE I GOT TO THE INTERSECTION. I DID NOT WANT MY VEHICLE TO STALL AND I TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND PUT IT INTO NEUTRAL AND LET IT SIT THERE. I THEN TOOK IT OUT OF NEUTRAL AND STARTED IT BACK UP. I COULD FEEL THE JERKING AND FELT LIKE I GOT REAR ENDED IN THE BACK. MY HEAD JERKED FORWARD AS I WAS DRIVING WHILE IT KEPT JERKING.

06/09/2020
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/08/2020
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E76Z******
Summary

RADIATOR FLUID EXPLODED ALL OVER ENGINE AND FLOOR MASSIVE LEAK . SEARCHED IT UP ON INTERNET AND SEEMS THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE . I STARTED VEHICLE AND FLUID STARTED GOING EVERYWHERE .I DROVE MAYBE 10 FEET AND SHUT THE CAR OFF IMMEDIATELY . *TR

06/08/2020
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/06/2020
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75896Z******
Summary

STATIONARY-TURNED KEY ON,EXPLORER STARTED-PUT IN REVERSE- LIGHTLY TAPPED ACCELERATOR-EXPLORER WENT FULL THROTTLE.I APPLIED BRAKE WHITE TURNING KEY OFF. RESTARTED 3 TIMES WITH THE SAME RESULTS-THEN THE EXPLORER STARTED AND OPERATED IN A NORMAL WAY. 2 ACCIDENTS ONE WITH15,000 & ONE 5,000 PROPERTY DAMAGE. *TR

11/22/2019
Components: WHEELS,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/31/2019
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36Z******
Summary

I HAVE NOW HAD 2 PROBLEMS WITH THIS DEALERSHIP, AND PERSONALLY I BELIEVE EVERYONE DESERVES SECOND CHANCES, THE FIRST VEHICLE THE SELLER SOLD ME HAD MAJOR ISSUES WITH GAS TANK HAD A HOLE IN IT AND EXPOSED WIRES RIGHT NEXT TO IT SO THAT TRUCK WAS A TICKING TIME BOMB, NOW I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH MORE ISSUES BUT AGAIN THE SELLER MAKES ITS SEEM LIKE A PRETTY RELIABLE CAR AND LIES ABOUT THE ISSUES, COVERS UP THE STORIES AND THANK GOD MY BUDDY IS A MECHANIC AND I TAKE EVERYTHING I BUY TO HIM, WHEN I FIRST RECEIVED THE CAR, (AS MANY PEOPLE NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ANYTHING AS SOON AS THEY HEAR A WEIRD NOISE) I TOOK IT TO HIM AND HE RIDES WITH ME AND NOTICES SOME MAJOR ISSUES, I TOOK IT FOR A DRIVE AND THE BACK SUSPENSION WAS GOING OUT (GOT THAT REPLACED) THEN THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING , LIKE NOT ONLY WAS LIED TO BUT NOW HAVING TO PAY 2000$ JUST TO KEEP THE CAR RUNNING, NOT SUITABLE FOR ME NOR ANYONE, I FEEL BAD FOR WHOEVER THIS SELLER ALSO LIES TO. AND I AM FULLY AWARE THAT SOMEONE COULD GET THEIR LICENSE REVOKED FOR STUFF LIKE THIS, IF ANYONE WITH CLEAR EYES CAN SEE THIS SELLER SCREWS PEOPLE OVER. I TEXTED THE GUY ABOUT RETURNING THE VEHICLE AND JUST TO GET MY MONEY BACK BUT YET AGAIN NO ANSWER.

09/18/2019
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/01/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E26U******
Summary

I PURCHASED A 2006 FORD EXPLORER, EDDIE BAUER. I NEEDED THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT AND PAID AAMCO ALMOST $4,000. NOT EVEN A YEAR LATER THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND HAD TO BE RE-BUILT AGAIN BUT IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY. BACK IN MARCH 2019, I TOOK IT BACK TO AAMCO AND WAS TOLD NOTHING WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION. AUGUST 2019, I WENT BACK TO AAMCO AND THEY REPLACED THE SOLENOID PACK IS WHAT I WAS TOLD. NOW, NOT EVEN A MONTH LATER THE TRANSMISSION HAS FAILED AGAIN. THE SUV JERKS WHEN PLACED INTO GEAR AND IT FEELS AS THOUGH SOMEONE REAR ENDED ME. THE TRANSMISSION IS FAULTY BY THE MANUFACTURER, FORD! THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS YEAR EXPLORER WITH THE SAME ISSUES AND FORD WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY! IT'S NOT RIGHT THAT CONSUMERS HAVE TO SHELL OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THIS PIECE OF JUNK THEY MANUFACTURED WHICH CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS! SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE.

11/29/2018
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 11/29/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74886U******
Summary

MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I STOPPED TO HAVE THE PARTS STORE GET THE CODES IT WAS THROWING OUT. TWO OF THE CODES HAVE TO DO WITH THE AIR BAG HAVING A MALFUNCTION IN THE SYSTEM. NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS A MANUFACTURING ISSUE. I HAVE KIDS THAT RIDE IN THE VEHICLE SO TRYING TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS. THE CODES ARE B1884 AND B2290.

10/11/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/25/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E56U******
Summary

WHEN THE CAR IS PUT IN REVERSE AND YOU GIVE IT GAS, IT SHIFTS REALLY HARD AND JERKS AND SLIPS. I THINK THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION. THIS HAPPENED WHILE I WAS LEAVING WORK AND PUT THE CAR INTO REVERSE TO LEAVE THE PARKING LOT.

10/05/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN,VISIBILITY/WIPER
Incident Date: 10/02/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E36U******
Summary

1. REAR WIPER QUIT WORKING SEVERAL YEARS AGO. SLUGGISH AND NOW FROZE UP. HASN'T WORKED FOR A LONG TIME. 2. REPLACED RADIATOR SEVERAL YEARS AGO. REPLACED THERMOSTAT SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS. THEN... 2018, SEPTEMBER,-- DISAPPEARING COOLANT FROM RADIATOR FOR LAST 6 MONTHS WITH NO OBVIOUS LEAK. CAR OVER HEATED IN AUGUST BUT NO OBVIOUS LEAK. KEPT REFILLING... 3 DAYS AGO BOTTOM THERMOSTAT HOUSING SPRUNG A BIG LEAK AND CAR OVERHEATED MAJOR. REPLACED THERMOSTAT, AND FULL THERMOSTAT HOUSING. INTERNET RECOMMENDS UPDATING SOFTWARE BECAUSE OF OVERHEATING, BUT IS PRICED AT ABOUT $110 AT ALL DEALERSHIPS.

09/13/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/20/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION BEEN SLIPPING ON 2ND OR 3RD GEAR I BELIEVE I NEVER TOWED OR CARRY HEAVY LOADS AT ALL IT'S BEEN DOING THIS SINCE THE FIRST MONTH I PURCHASE IT AND IT'S BEEN GETTING WORST SINCE

08/21/2018
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 08/20/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU7306UA******
Summary

ENGINE SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10- 15 MILES WITHOUT NOTICE

06/24/2018
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 06/13/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73886Z******
Summary

TAKATA RECALL-2ND ROW PASSENGER SEAT BELT IS LOCKED UP. MY GRANDKIDS RIDE IN THIS AREA AND I DESPERATELY NEED TO GET THIS REPAIRED AND WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS IS AN ISSUE WITH ANYONE ELSE

06/19/2018
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/19/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER, EDDIE BAUER EDITION. THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY (ETB) FAILS, BECOMES DEFECTIVE, AND HAS BEEN REPLACED FIVE TIMES IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS. WITHOUT WARNING, THE VEHICLE WILL DISPLAY POOR PERFORMANCE, ERRATIC RPM'S, LOOSE POWER, AND EVEN STALL. ALL INDICATIONS POINT TO THE ETB; CODES AND MECHANIC EXPERIENCE SUGGEST REPLACING ETB, ONLY TO HAVE SAVE ISSUE ARISE AGAIN IN TWO TO THREE MONTHS, IF NOT WEEKS, OR EVEN DAYS, AFTER REPLACEMENT. OFTEN, BUT NOT ALWAYS, THE "WRENCH" ICON (LIMP HOME) TURNS ON, AND, OFTEN, HOWEVER, NOT ALWAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. A RESTART OF VEHICLE, THE "WRENCH" ICON TURNS OFF, AND VEHICLE WILL DRIVE, HOWEVER, CONTINUES TO PERFORM POORLY. THE ABOVE OCCURS IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER, AND TIMES OF DAY, OR YEAR, WITHOUT WARNING, NO MATTER THE DIVING CONDITIONS. THE PROBLEMS ARE INCONSISTENT AND IRREGULAR. THE SYMPTOMS MAY OCCUR ON FIRST START IN DRIVEWAY, ON BUSY STREET, OR IDLING IN SCHOOL PICK-UP LINE. WHEN THE ETB IS REPLACED, THE VEHICLE DRIVES AS MANUFACTURE INTENDED, DEMONSTRATING THE ISSUE IS WITH THE ETB, AS NUMEROUS MECHANICS HAVE DIAGNOSED, FROM THE FORD DEALERSHIP TO MANY NAME-BRAND AND LOCAL AUTO REPAIR SHOPS. THE REPLACED-ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODIES PERFORM WELL FOR INCONSISTENT TIME PERIODS NO MATTER OF THE MANUFACTURER. OEM ETB DO NOT SEEM TO LAST ANY LONGER THAN AFTER-MARKET ETB'S.

06/13/2018
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 06/13/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SHIFT STUCK IN PARK AND KEYS STUCK IN IGNITION

05/05/2018
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 05/04/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: VIN: 1FMEU6******
Summary

AFTER PLACING THE VEHICLE IN PARK, AFTER REMOVING FOOT FROM BRAKE, THE CAR ROLLS FORWARD. THIS HAPPENS EACH TIME IT'S BEING PARKED, MORE NOTICEABLE OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS. ALSO FREQUENTLY MISFIRES WHEN STARTING; DIAGNOSTICS USUALLY PRODUCE 8 - 13 CODES, NONE OF WHICH PRODUCE A COMPLETE FIX.

04/20/2018
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 04/20/2018
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

DRIVERS POWER SEAT IS LOOSE. PROBLEM APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO TRACK. SEAT FEELS LOOSE AND MOVES FORWARD OR BACKWARD DEPENDING ON ACCELERATION OR BRAKING. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS HOW DISTRACTING THIS IS. THE AMOUNT OF MOVEMENT SEEMS TO BE GETTING GREATER AND GREATER.

04/09/2018
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VARIOUS WARNING INDICATORS FLASHED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE FLY BY WIRE PEDAL AND THE THROTTLE BODY WERE REPLACED, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

01/05/2018
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/04/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE REVERSING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE VEHICLE MADE A LOUD ABNORMAL NOISE. SUDDENLY, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SHOP. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

09/08/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/03/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74856Z******
Summary

MY EXPLORER'S TRANSMISSION IS STARTING TO EXHIBIT HARD SHIFTS THAT RATTLE THE ENTIRE CAR. I KNOW THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM AS A FAMILY MEMBER HAD TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION IN THEIR 2006 EXPLORER AND CYBER COMMUNITY IS FULL OF EXAMPLES. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE AS THE TRANSMISSION HESITATES WHILE EXCELERATING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS AND SHIFTS HARD ENOUGH TO JOLT THE ENTIRE CAR WHILE SLOWING DOWN.

08/25/2017
Components: STEERING,POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/25/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING BAD AND CAR NOT SHIFTING INTO DRIVE

07/28/2017
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74EX6U******
Summary

ON MY 2006 EXPLORER I AM UNABLE TO FILL THE TANK WITH GASOLINE. IT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY BACKS UP THE FILL TUBE AND TURNS THE FUEL PUMP OFF. IT'S BEEN TO MANY MECHANICS WHO HAVE TOLD ME THAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE FUEL TANK ITSELF. THEY HAVE SAID THAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL ON FORD'S PART LONG AGO. BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM I WILL BE UNABLE TO PASS EMISSIONS TEST BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS SENSING A FUEL VAPOR LEAK. ALSO I HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET FAR AND WIDE AND FOUND MANY PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY HAVE BROUGHT THEIR VEHICLES SPECIFICALLY TO FORD DEALERSHIPS WHO HAVE CHARGED THEM MONEY TO REPLACE PARTS THAT DID NOT FIX THE ISSUE WHAT SO EVER. PLEASE LOOK FURTHER INTO THIS PROBLEM. ON BEHALF OF MANY OTHERS AND MYSELF, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

07/21/2017
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/21/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E76U******
Summary

POWER TRAIN WARNING LIGHT COMES ON AS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 75 MPH. CAR ACTED AS IF IT WOULD STOP AND AS IF TRANSMISSION WAS SLIPPING. WE SLOWED CAR DOWN, AND MOVED IT AT A RATE OF 30 MPH, BUT THEN CAR BEGAN ACTING NORMALLY. WE STOPPED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TURNED CAR OFF AND TURNED BACK ON. IT STARTED NORMALLY. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED, BUT THIS IS THE WORSE INCIDENT

07/12/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/10/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER , BOUGHT USED IN 2011/61000K. SINCE 2012 THE CAR STARTED SHOWING PROBLEMS WITH THE POWER STEERING AND /OR ENGINE. WHEN DRIVING AT 35-40 MPH ON A HIGHWAY THE CAR STARTED TO SURGE FORWARD, THEN BACK, KEEPING SURGING UNTIL THE CAR REACHED A HIGHER SPEED OF 60. IF DRIVING ON A HILL, IT WILL LOOSE ITS SPEED. I TOOK THE CAR TO FORD DEALER AND THEY COULDN'T FIND THE PROBLEM. THE CAR NOW IS 120000K, STILL SAME PROBLEM. VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH FORD THAT WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROBLEMAS.

07/09/2017
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 07/09/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU758X6U******
Summary

REAR WINDOW HINGE FRACTURED, WINDOW FELL. VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY.

07/06/2017
Components: STEERING,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/03/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6Z******
Summary

THE CAR WAS SOLD WITH LIMITED WARRANTY, USED, BUT HAD WRITTEN COLD START ISSUE. THE VEHICLE GETS WARM IF WARM OUTSIDE AND WILL JUST COMPLETELY SHUT OFF ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME. RIDING DOWN INTERSTATE, WILL LOSE POWER THEN SHUT OFF AND LEAVE YOU WITH NO POWER STEERING TO CONTROL VEHICLE GOING HIGH SPEEDS, WILL SHUT OFF IN TOWN MULTIPLE TIMES UPWARD OF A DOZEN OR MORE TIMES WHILE DRIVING, 1ST SHOP SENT TO SAID COULDN'T FIND ISSUE SECOND THEY SENT ME TOO SAID COMPUTER NEEDED REPLACING. EITHER WAY I NEVER WOULD HAVE PURCHASED IT WITHOUT IT BEING DONE HAD U KNOWN, MY FIANCE IS SMALL AND NO WAY SHE COULD HANDLE THE VEHICLE IF SHUTTING DOWN WHILE DRIVING. ITS VERY DANGEROUS AND IS GOING TO GET SOMEONE KILLED IF NOT REPAIRED AND LOOKED INTO MORE CLOSELY.

06/29/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73836U******
Summary

THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IS BANGING INTO GEAR. IT JOLTS THE VEHICLE BACK AND FORTH AS IT SHIFTS. TRIED REPLACING TRANSMISSION FLUID BUT CONTINUES TO DO IT. FEELS LIKE I'VE BEEN REAR-ENDED AT TIMES. ITS A CONSISTENT OCCURRENCE.

06/05/2017
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/15/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED TWO MORE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TRI STAR FORD (930 OLD US HWY 22, BLAIRSVILLE, PA 15717), BUT THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS. THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER DEALER. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,500. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

06/02/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/02/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E36U******
Summary

OVERDRIVE HAS A HARD JOLT " HARD SHIFT" WHEN NORMAL DRIVING. I SEE THIS IS A BIG ISSUE WITH ALL FORD EXPLORERS, TOO BAD I DIDN'T DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING A FORD.

05/24/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/23/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E56U******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND WILL NOT SHIFT

04/29/2017
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 04/25/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E26U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY A WRENCH LIGHT TURNED ON ON MY DASH. I THEN REALIZED THE GAS PEDAL WAS NOT REVING AS USUAL I THEN PULLED OVER AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND IT CONTINUED TO WORK JUST FINE OR SO I THOUGHT UNTIL IT HAPPENED A DAY LATER. IT HAPPENS EVERY SO OFTEN SINCE THEN, BUT IT IS DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY WITH MY CHILDREN ARE IN THE VEHICLE.

03/16/2017
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 12/28/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74846U******
Summary

HAVE A SEVERE GAS SMELL IN THE CAB HAVE HAD 3 DIFFERENT AUTO MECHANIC SHOPS LOOK AT IT CANT FIND THE SOURCE HAD GAS LINES REPLACED, GAS FILTER AND SMOKED NOTHING THEY ARE STUMPED AND MY PEOPLE ARE GOOD WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE ######## ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT THIS PROBLEM FORD. HELP ITS MAKING ME HAVE HEADACHES N FEEL SICK AND IT SMELLS SITTING AND DRIVING. ITS NON STOP N GETTING WORST.

03/05/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/04/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU748X6U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION OCCASIONALLY LURCHES AND MAKES VERY HARD SHIFTS BETWEEN GEARS. ENGINE RACES BETWEEN HARD SHIFTS. HAVE LOSS OF POWER BETWEEN SHIFTS WHICH HAS ALMOST RESULTED IN CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. LURCHING SEEMS TO OCCUR MOSTLY AFTER DRIVING AT 20 TO 30 MILES PER HOUR FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.

02/08/2017
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/08/2017
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

GOT 2006 EDDIE BAUER W/98,000, 1 PREVIOUS OWNER (MOTHER) ALL SERVICING VIA THE SAME FORD DEALER (GENE BUTMAN), EXCEPT FOR A FEW OIL CHANGES FROM UNCLE ED'S. LATE NOV 2016 TOOK IT IN DUE TO THE HEAT WAS FLUCTUATING, WAS TOLD IT NEEDED THE THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING REPLACED (EVEN THOUGH IT HAD THE RADIATOR REPLACED A FEW YEARS EARLIER), ALSO HAD BRAKES & ROTORS DONE, THE 100,000 MILE CHECKUP SAID ALL WAS GOOD. A WEEK LATER THE EXHAUST FLUTE, ETC BROKE LOSE, GOT THAT REPAIRED & $2,000 LATER, FRIDAY 2/03/17 WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, THEN ENGINE LIGHT, VEHICLE SEEMED TO LUNGE FORWARD, DELAY, DOESN'T ENGAGE..ACCELERATE, FEELS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION IS HANGING AND THEN SLAMS INTO GEAR. A THUD FEELING WAS ALSO REPORTED BY MY MOTHER SEVERAL TIMES IN PREVIOUS YEARS TO THE DEALER, THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG, SO SHE HAD THEN DOCUMENT IT. TODAY I AM TOLD A TRANSMISSION IS NEEDED, WHICH IS A UNEXPECTED HUGE & SADDENING SURPRISE - IN 2012 AND 2013 THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN TRANSMISSION WORK ON THE VEHICLE. CHECKED AND SEE ALL REPORTS ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR MODEL HAS OCCURRED ON THIS ONE, COOLING SYSTEM/RADIATOR/THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING ISSUES, EXHAUST ISSUES AND NOW TRANSMISSION ISSUES -- THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF REPORTS FOR THIS EXACT MODEL AND OTHER EXPLORER AND FORD VEHICLES, ALL KNOWN ISSUES, MANY EXPLANATIONS WHY IT OCCURRED WITH THIS MODEL AND THAT FORD IS AWARE OF THEM AND HAS PROVIDED NO RECALLS FOR ANY OF THESE SERIOUS DEFECTIVE MATTERS, NONE - ESPECIALLY WHEN EACH ARE VERY DANGEROUS MATTERS. TODAY I AM TOLD, THAT A NEW TRANSMISSION WILL BE: $5,400, 3 YEAR WARRANTY AND A USED TRANSMISSION: $3,600 12 MOS OR 12,000 MILES. BOTH OPTIONS ARE VERY VERY EXPENSIVE. WHAT CAN NHTSA DO, WILL A RECALL EVER OCCUR? IT SEEMS FORD NEEDS TO STEP IN AND HELP WITH THESE REPAIRS. IT THERE ANY HELP WITH THESE MATTERS & COST? HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/ .

10/19/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 10/19/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75866U******
Summary

THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION PROPELS FORWARD AT LOW SPEEDS WHILE BRAKING. EVEN THOUGH THE BRAKE IS APPLIED THE VEHICLES TO PROPELS FORWARD AND CAN CAUSE AN ACCIDENT OR WORSE. WHEN TRYING GET TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN OR RED LIGHT YOU HAVE TO TRY AND STOP WELL AHEAD THEN YOU NORMALLY WOULD TO TRY AND GET IT TO PROPEL BEFORE REACHING OUT THE PEDESTRIAN WALK AREA. MY FEAR TRYING GE TO STOP COMING OFF A HIGHWAY OFF RAMP WITH A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING OR TRYING TO STOP ABRUPTLY I. A RESIDENTIAL AREA WITH A CHILD RUNNING ACROSS THE STREET AFTER A BALL.

10/18/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 09/08/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

DRIVING DOWN THE HWY THE POWERTRAIN MALFUNCTION INDICATOR CAME ON. I LOST ALL USE OF THE FUEL PEDAL AND BRAKE. HAD TO GET TO THE SIDE OF THE HWY WITH OUT DYING. IF I TURN THE CAR OFF AND BACK ON THE INDICATOR IS GONE AND WORKS JUST FINE. THIS SITUATION HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 5 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS. NOTHING SHOWS UP WHEN I PLUG IN A CODE READER. *TR

09/22/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 08/22/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E56U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG INDICATOR ILLUMINATED, WHICH INDICATED THAT IT WAS DEACTIVATED EVEN WHEN A PASSENGER WAS IN THE FRONT SEAT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 107,522.

09/15/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/02/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26U******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY PUT THE KEY AND THE SHIFT LEVER WON'T MOVE INTO ANY GEAR AND ALSO NOW I CAN'T REMOVE THE KEY. I WAS PARK IN FRONT OF A SHOOL

09/12/2016
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 09/09/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E06U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE, WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE WHEEL BEARING ASSEMBLY AND THE ROTOR ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, THE LUG NUTS WERE LOOSE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 118,000.

09/08/2016
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCED A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT NOTICED STEAM COMING FROM THE VEHICLE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE COMPRESSOR FAILED AND THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR WAS DISABLED. AS A RESULT, THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO MALFUNCTION. THE COMPRESSOR WAS REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 109,000.

09/06/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E16U******
Summary

CAR SHUTS OFF WHILE DRIVING. THIS HAS HAPPENED ABOUT 6 TIMES IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS. ALWAYS AT SPEEDS UNDER 40 MPH AND ALWAYS WITHIN 3 MINUTES OF TURNING THE CAR ON. THERE'S NEVER ANY WARNING OR SMELL OR SOUND. DASH GOES BLACK, RADIO CUTS OFF, POWER STEERING FAILS, AND I HAVE TO COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS VERY FRIGHTENING AND I'VE BEEN VERY LUCKY THAT IT HAS NOT YET HAPPENED AT LIGHTS OR TURNS. MY CAR GUY IS REALLY GOOD AND HE'S AT A LOSS. HE THINKS MAYBE IT'S A SECURITY SYSTEM MALFUNCTION. I DRIVE WITH CHILDREN IN THE CAR AND I CAN'T AFFORD A TO BUY A NEW CAR. I'M NOT SURE WHAT MY OTHER OPTIONS ARE.

07/26/2016
Components: AIR BAGS,SEATS
Incident Date: 06/03/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E56U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STARTED, THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT WAS OCCUPIED; HOWEVER, THE WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE MECHANIC WAS UNABLE TO RETRIEVE A FAULT CODE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 103,000. UPDATED 11/29/16*LJ

07/14/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/13/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I AM A MILITARY SPOUSE AND DRIVING HOME FROM FT BRAGG AT 50 MILES AN HOUR MY TRUCK STARTED COSTING SO I HAD TO PULL OVER AND HAVE IT TOWED. I HAD A FORD DO A FULL DIAGNOSIS A MONTH BEFORE THIS AND THE TRUCK ONLY NEEDED BARONS. LAFAYETTE FORD FAY NC 28306

07/12/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/07/2016
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Summary

WHILE DRIVING WE TURNED ON THE AC AND WE HERD A BIG POP. THEN THE PASSENGERS LEG GOT WARM. THEN WE FELT AROUND IT KEPT GETTING HOTTER. IT FOLLOWED THE DASH THEN SMOKE ROLLED OFF UNDER THE DASH. I THREW IT IN PARK WE JUMPED OUT THE FLAMES CONSUMED THE VEHICLE. WE WERE ON A ROAD.

07/12/2016
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/25/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THEENGINESTALLED WITHOUTWARNING. THE VEHICLE RESTARTED AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER, BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED.THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE.THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND VIN WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

07/03/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/11/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

WE RECENTLY BOUGHT OUR TRUCK IN MARCH 2016 AND SINCE ABOUT APRIL OF 2016 THE TRUCK CONTINUOUSLY SHUTS OFF, IN TRAFFIC, ON THE HIGHWAY, ON RESIDENTIAL ROADS..PRETTY MUCH ANY AND EVERY WHERE, IT HAPPENS WHILE DRIVING AND WHILE IDLING. ALL POWER IS LOST INCLUDING POWER STEERING. SOMETIMES IT WILL SHUT OFF 2/3 TIMES IN A 5-10 MINUTE SPAN WILL DRIVING. IT HAS CUT OFF ON ME TWICE WHILE DRIVING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS WHILE I HAD MY CHILDREN IN THE CAR WITH ME ALMOST RESULTING IN ACCIDENTS BOTH TIMES. SOMETIMES WHILE DRIVING IT LOSES POWER THEN SUDDENLY REGAINS POWER BACK AND WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE. THIS IS AN ALL ROUND DANGEROUS AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY SITUATION! AFTER DOING SOME RESEARCH IT SEEMS AS IF THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THESE VEHICLES. I'VE CONTACTED FORD MYSELF AND SO FAR THEY HAVEN'T ISSUED A RECALL AND ARE AWARE OF THIS SITUATION. PLEASE HELP!!

06/29/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/12/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: IFMEU758X6Z******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION JUMPS AND ENGAGES VERY HARD, IT LUNGES FORWARD ALSO

06/28/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/07/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E36U******
Summary

CHECK ENGINE LITE AND ORANGE WRENCH LITE WHICH SHUTS CAR DOWN NO EXCELRATION PEDAL POWER STEERING GONE AND NO BRAKE CONTROL ON FREEWAY COMING HOME. TRANS. WILL NOT SHIFT AND JUMPS WHEN WRENCH LITE IS ON VERY DANGEROUS THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE APRIL TOOK BACK TO DEALER SENT TO MECHANIC REPLACED 2 PARTS ON EXCELLERATION MODULE. STILL NOT RIGHT.

06/17/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/10/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING CAR STALLS WHILE SWITCHING GEARS EVENTUALLY JOLTS/JERKS HARD, WRENCH LIGHT SIGNALING A POWERTRAIN ISSUE APPEARS IN DISPLAY. AS I AM DOING RESEARCH I REALIZE THIS IS A COMMON TRANSMISSION ISSUE WITH FORDS. DEFINITELY WILL NOT PURCHASE ANOTHER FORD AND WILL DISCOURAGE EVERYONE ELSE I KNOW FROM PURCHASING. FORD TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS ISSUE IN ITS VEHICLES. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE FOR A LARGE COMPANY LIKE FORD.

06/17/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/07/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAD THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED TWICE, FIRST TIME AT 57000 MILES AND SECOND TIME 127000 MILES. THIS IS THE FIRST VEHICLE I OWNED AND HAD TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION. WAS THIS PROBLEM EVER ADDRESS. THANK YOU [XXX]. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

06/05/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/05/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANNY SLIPS REALLY 3 TIMES I HAD NO PPWER GOING UP THE HILL BEEN TOLD ITS THEIR BAD 2006 ALMOST REENDED 3 TIME S PL FIX THIS SO I CAN DRIVE SAFLTY YOU NEED TO FIX IT AND SOON I HAVE ASLO FOR MY KIDS AND MY SAFTY I CANNT WORRY ABOUT FORD HAS KNOWN ALL THE TIME SINCE DAY ONE PL DO RIGHT BY YOUR COMPANY CAUSE I CAN NT AFFORD IT

05/27/2016
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/19/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74876Z******
Summary

DOES THE CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT CONCERNING SPARK PLUGS INCLUDE THIS MODEL OF EXPLORERS? THE V8 4.6L EDDIE BAUER EDITION-IF NOT, IT SHOULD, AS WE WERE TOLD THE SAME INFO ON SPARKS PLUGS BREAKING OFF IF NOT DONE WITH A SPECIAL EXTRACTION TOOL. WE HAD DIAGNOSTICS DONE AND DEPENDING ON WHAT HAPPENED WHEN REMOVED AND CHANGED COULD COST ANYWHERE BETWEEN $600-$1500. SPECIFICALLY TOLD "DO NOT ATTEMPT YOURSELF." SERVICE WAS PERFORMED JUNE 19, 2014 BY A LOCAL FORD DEALER.

05/25/2016
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/16/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74876Z******
Summary

FIRST PROBLEM STARTED WITH THE BRAIN IN THE TRANSMISSION AREA. HESITATING, LUNGING FORWARD AND TACHOMETER JUMPING WHEN TAKING OFF AND DURING DRIVING DOWN THE ROADS/HIGHWAYS. HAD DIAGNOSTICS TESTS DONE (MARCH 3, 2016.) REPLACED BRAIN AND IT STOPPED THE HESITATION, LUNGING AND TACHOMETER JUMPING=$2700.00. NEXT PROBLEM CAME ALONG WHEN WE STARTED HEARING A TICKING SOUND WHEN IT WAS STARTED IN THE DRIVEWAY(MAY 16, 2016.) COME TO FIND OUT THE ENGINE WAS BLOWN WHICH IS NOW GOING TO COST $6700.00. WE HAVE ALWAYS MAINTAINED OUR VEHICLES WITH PROPER CARE AND ATTENTION, BUT HOW CAN ALL THESE MAJOR THINGS GO WRONG AT ONLY 108000 MILES???

05/05/2016
Components: SUSPENSION,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/13/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63836U******
Summary

TAKATA RECALL

05/04/2016
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 05/03/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E46U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EQUIPPED WITH MICHELIN LATITUDE TOUR GREEN X TIRES, SIZE: P245/65R17. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AREA WHERE THE TREAD MET THE SIDEWALL WAS SEPARATING. THE FAILURE WAS EVIDENT ON ALL FOUR TIRES. THE CONTACT HAD TO REPLACE ALL FOUR TIRES ON 8/29/2014 FOR THE SAME FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE TIRES WERE NOT REPLACED AGAIN. THE TIRE AND VEHICLE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 106,930.

04/15/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/01/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE TRANSMISSION MALFUNCTIONED AND THE VEHICLE RANDOMLY JERKED, SLOWED DOWN, AND UNEXPECTEDLY SURGED FORWARD. WHILE AT A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY SURGED FORWARD AND STRUCK A PEDESTRIAN. THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND A POLICE REPORT WAS NOT FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER AND THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED MULTIPLE TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE VIN AND FAILURE MILEAGE WERE NOT AVAILABLE.

04/05/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/03/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

COMPLETE AND TOTAL CATASTROPHIC FAILURE OF TRANSMISSION WHILE DRIVING 65 MPH ON HIGHWAY. I WAS TRAVELING IN MY CAR WITH MY FAMILY WHEN WE HEARD A LOUD EXPLOSIVE BANG FROM UNDER OR CAR. I SHOOK MY WIFE AND SCARED MY CHILDREN. I KNEW IT DEFINITELY WAS NOT GOOD AND FELT AN IMMEDIATE LOSS OF FORWARD MOMENTUM AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, WE WERE TRAVELING IN THE FAST LANE AT THE TIME AND OTHER VEHICLES WERE FOLLOWING BEHIND US. THEY WERE NOT HAPPY AND HAMMERING THEIR HORNS AT OUR SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED DECELERATION. LUCKILY NO ONE REAR-ENDED US OR PANICKED AND SLAMMED ON THEIR OWN BRAKES WHICH COULD HAVE CAUSED A MAJOR COLLISION ON A MAJOR INTERSTATE. I WAS ABLE TO COAST OVER TO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND COME TO A SAFE STOP WITH IN A FEW FEET OF A YELLOW EMERGENCY CALL BOX. WE SIGNALED FOR ASSISTANCE AND HELP CAME TO ME AND MY FAMILY WITHIN 10 MINUTES. (THANK YOU TO ALL BY THE WAY) WE HAD THE CAR TOWED TO A LOCAL MAJOR BRAND TRANSMISSION SHOP WHERE THEY FOUND THE TRANSMISSION FLUID TO BE BURNT AND BLACK, METAL PIECES IN THE PAN AND DETERMINED THE TRANSMISSION TO BE A COMPLETE LOSS AND HAVE IT REPLACED WITH A CERTIFIED REBUILT TRANSMISSION. 69,000 MILE AT TIME OF FAILURE. NOT ACCEPTABLE AT LESS THAN 100,000. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE IF THIS WERE TO HAPPEN TO AN INEXPERIENCED DRIVER OR OTHER DRIVERS AROUND THESE VEHICLE WHEN IT HAPPENS AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS, A SERIOUS POSSIBLY LIFE THREATENING OR FATAL ACCIDENT COULD RESULT FROM THIS TYPE OF MECHANICAL FAILURE. THIS IS NOT A SLIPPING TRANSMISSION OR A CAR THAT WONT SHIFT GEARS OR AN ISSUE SIMILAR TO THOSE TYPE OF COMPLAINTS. THIS IS A TOTAL AND COMPLETE FAILURE OF A MAJOR VEHICLE COMPONENT UNDER NORMAL OPERATING CIRCUMSTANCES. I DON'T HAVE PICTURES, AS I AM REMOTE FROM THE VEHICLE UNTIL I PICK IT UP WHEN SERVICE IS FINISHED BUT I WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TOWING RECEIPTS AND REPAIR BILLS FROM SERVICING TRANSMISSION SHOP. *TR

04/04/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/06/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75846Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS PARKED, THE GEAR SHIFTER STUCK IN THE PARK POSITION. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL HAD TO BE DEPRESSED WITH FORCE OR THE VEHICLE HAD TO BE RESTARTED IN ORDER TO MOVE THE GEAR SHIFTER OUT OF PARK. THE FAILURE RECURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED, BUT THE DETAILS OF THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE PROVIDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

03/21/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/23/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO MOVE IN REVERSE. AFTER SEVERAL ATTEMPTS, THE VEHICLE OPERATED NORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 123,000.

03/15/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/27/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E06Z******
Summary

MY 2006 EXPLORER HAS RECENTLY STARTED SHIFTING HARD AND SOMETIMES WILL NOT SHIFT INTO GEAR RIGHT AWAY. WHEN I PULL UP TO A STOP LIGHT OR BECOME STATIONARY IT WILL TRY TO DIE AND SOMETIMES WILL. AND WILL ALSO NOT GO INTO GEAR UNLESS I GIVE IT A LOT OF GAS AND THEN IT TAKES A MINUTE TO PICK UP COMPLETE SPEED. I HAVE ALREADY HAD TO REPLACE MULTIPLE THINGS ON THIS VEHICLE AND AM SEEING THAT OTHERS HAVE BEEN HAVING THE SAME TROUBLE. FORD DO THE RIGHT THING AND RECALL THIS VEHICLE. ALSO MY INTERIOR LIGHTS HAVE GONE OUT AND IS NOT THE FUSE OR BULBS.

01/27/2016
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/27/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64EX6U******
Summary

I BOUGHT A 2006 EXPLORER IN 2010 AND IN 5 YEARS I HAVE HAD A SENSOR THAT'S GOES INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED, THEN TRANSMISSION REBUILTED, AND THE RADIATOR REPLACED TWICE. NOW THAT IT'S PAID OFF LEAKING COOLANT AGAIN MAKING IT RUN HOT. NOW IT SAYING CHECK THE CHARGING SYSTEM AND STOP ON ME ON THE FREEWAY AND NOW WON'T STAY STARTED. THOUGHT I WAS DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT WITH THE MAINTENANCE OF THE TRUCK BUT IT KEEPS BREAKING DOWN. ALSO THE WRENCH THING IS ON AND WON'T STAY STARTED EVEN WHILE PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL TO THE FLOOR ALL AFTER I JUST HAD ANOTHER SENSOR REPLACED. AND BESIDES THE RADIATOR LEAKING AGAIN THAT PLASTIC THING THEY CALL A THERMOSTAT HOUSING MAY BE CRACKED. I FEEL I'M SPENDING MORE MONEY REPAIRING THINGS ON THIS TRUCK IN 5 YEARS THAT MOST PEOPLE SPEND ON A NEW CAR. IF I HAD SEEN ALL THE PROBLEMS THIS MODEL YEAR WAS HAVING WOULD HAVE WENT A DIFFERENT BRAND.

01/26/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU658X6Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 30 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO JERK AND AN UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE OVERHAULED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT A PART WITHIN THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 52,000.

01/26/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/26/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E86U******
Summary

I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE USED 7 YEARS AGO FROM CARMAX. IT HAS HAD TRANSMISSION PROBLEM FROM DAY 1. IT ALWAYS SHIFTS HARD. TODAY THE LITTLE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AS I PULLED INTO MY DRIVEWAY..

01/23/2016
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 01/21/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE REPLACED THE RADIATOR 2 TIMES AND GETTING READY TO REPLACE FOR THE 3RD TIME. THIS IS MY 1ST FORD VEHICLE AND IF THIS CONTINUES IT WILL BE MY LAST. I HAVE FOUND THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT. A RECALL. FORD STAND BY YOUR VEHICLE. IT LEAKS TRANSMISSION FLUID AT THE RADIATOR AND THE ONLY WAY TO FIX IS REPLACE THE RADIATOR. ALL 3 TIMES IT LEAKS AT THE SAME PLACE. MY MECHANIC SAYS THERE IS NO STABILIZATION FOR THIS HOSE SO IN A SHORT TIME IT BREAKS AND STARTS THE LEAK. FIX YOUR PROBLEM FORD.

01/21/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/20/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION FAILED ON HIGHWAY

01/15/2016
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/31/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E76U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE ENGINE STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO RESTART. THE FAILURE RECURRED TEN TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE WAS UNDETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

01/06/2016
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/04/2016
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

RECENTLY MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT WAS JOLTING/JERKING WHEN I PUT IT INTO REVERSE, IT DID NOT DO IT ALL THE TIME JUST RANDOMLY, AND ABOUT TWO DAYS AGO I PUT MY EXPLORER INTO REVERSE TO LEAVE MY DRIVEWAY AND WHEN I WAS ACCELERATING IT WOULD NOT BUDGE, THE ENGINE REVED LIKE IT WAS TRYING TO REVERSE BUT NOTHING. IT ONLY DOES IT WHEN I'M IN REVERSE THOUGH. I'VE BEEN RECENTLY RESEARCHING THIS PROBLEM AND IT SEEMS TO BE A VERY COMMON PROBLEM AMONGST THIS YEAR, I'VE ACTUALLY SEEN HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS ONLINE, FORD SHOULD BE REPLACING THIS AND PAYING FOR THE COST, DEFINITELY DANGEROUS AND ALSO EXPENSIVE. HAD MY VEHICLE FOR UNDER A YEAR AND HAVE APPROX. 107K MILES AND IVE HAD IT LESS THAN A YEAR AND STILL OWE ROUGHLY 7K ON IT.

12/02/2015
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 11/24/2015
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65EX6Z******
Summary

VEHICLE WENT TO SHOP TO FIX ABS LIGHT. THE FOLLOWING MORNING BEFORE SHOP OPENED UP, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT ON FIRE (WHILE STATIONARY AND NOT RUNNING) BURNING COMPLETELY. THE FIRE CAUSED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO THE SHOP AND ANOTHER VEHICLE THAT WAS IN THE ADJACENT BAY. FIRE DEPARTMENT DETERMINED FIRE STARTED ON ITS OWN AND CITED SIMILAR INCIDENTS FOR FORD EXPLORERS.

11/14/2015
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75856U******
Summary

WHEN THE SPEED CONTROL IS ENGAGED AND I AM RUNNING BETWEEN 40 AND 45 MPH AND DRIVING ON GENTLY ROLLING HILLS THE ENGINE WILL TURN OFF LEAVING ME NO POWER FOR BRAKES OR STEERING - NO CONTROL!

11/12/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 11/10/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74816U******
Summary

EDDIE BAUER V8 2006 EXPLORER 107000 MILES THE ABS AND SRV LIGHTS CAME OFF. THE CAR WAS STUCK TO THE GROUND AND WOULD NOT SPEED AT ALL. GOT A MECHANIC TO CHECK AND MANY DIFFERENT CODES SHOWED UP. IN THE PAST WHEN THE SAME LIGHTS CAME UP I TOOK THE CAR TO A FORD DEALER AND THEY FOUND NOTHING.THEY RECOMMENDED TO CHANGE THE FRONT TIRES BUT THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY PROBLEMS. FOR WHAT I KNOW IT SEEMS THE FORD EXPLORER HAS A LOT OF PROBLEMS AND FORD REFUSES TO DO A RECALL TO FIX IT.

11/04/2015
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 02/15/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: IFMEU64886U******
Summary

THE DASHBOARD ON THE PASSENGER SIDE IS STARTING TO MELT -VERY STICKY TO TOUCH.

11/02/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/30/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E16Z******
Summary

DIFFICULTY PUTTING VEHICLE INTO DRIVING GEAR WHILE STATIONARY EVER SINCE ITS ORIGINAL PURCHASE IN 2006.TRANSMISSION PUMP WAS REPLACED IN 2010; HOWEVER, WAS INFORMED TODAY THAT THIS PART NEEDS TO BE REPLACED AGAIN. VEHICLE HAS UNDERGONE REGULAR TRANSMISSION MAINTENANCE SO NOT SURE HOW THIS PROBLEM AROSE AGAIN. THE INITIAL REPAIR WAS DONE AT A FORD DEALERSHIP IN GERMANY AS I WAS STATIONED THERE DUE TO MILITARY OBLIGATIONS. THIS REPAIR WAS NOT COVERED BY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY AS WE WERE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES. IT PLACED IN THE PARKING POSITION, IT BECOMES VERY TEDIOUS AND DANGEROUS WHEN TRYING TO REVERT GEARS TO REVERSE OR DRIVE.

11/01/2015
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/03/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

TOOK THIS VEHICLE TO MY FORD DEALER WHERE I BOUGHT IT AND THEY PUT ON A NEW MASTER BRAKING CYCLINDER AND THE BRAKE PEDAL STILL GOES TO THE FLOOR. FORD DEALER DOES NOT KNOW WHERE THE PROBLEM IS TO BE ABLE TO FIX IT AND FORD MOTORS IS AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT AT ALL.

10/15/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/19/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION FAILURE RESULTING FROM MICHELIN INCORRECTLY MARKING TIRE SIZES: I HAD FOUR MICHELIN CROSS TERRAIN P235/70R16 TIRES ON MY SUV. TWO WORE OUT AND WHERE REPLACED WITH MICHELIN LATITUDE P235/70R16 TIRES AS THE CROSS TERRAIN MODEL WAS DISCONTINUED. THE SUV THEN STARTED HAVING TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS ESPECIALLY WHEN ACCELERATING AND THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. THE NEW TRANSMISSION IMMEDIATELY STARTED HAVING SIMILAR TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS ALSO. AFTER MULTIPLE SPECIALISTS EXAMINED THE SUV, THE PROBLEM WAS ISOLATED TO THE 4X4 MODULE ENGAGING THE TRANSFER CASE DURING ACCELERATION. IT WAS DETERMINED BY MEASURING THE TIRES THAT THE VEHICLE IN FACT HAD SETS OF TIRES WITH DIFFERENT CIRCUMFERENCES, EVEN THOUGH THE TIRES WERE MARKED AS BEING THE SAME SIZE. WHEN THE CIRCUMFERENCES OF THE TIRES ARE NOT THE SAME IT CAUSES THE 4X4 MODULE TO BELIEVE A SLIPPING CONDITION IS PRESENT AND ENGAGE THE TRANSFER CASE. THE CONTINUAL ENGAGEMENT OF THE TRANSFER CASE RESULTS IN DAMAGE TO THE TRANSMISSIN. I CONTACTED MICHELIN CONSUMER CARE FOUR TIMES OVER A TWO MONTH PERIOD ONLY TO BE TOTALLY IGNORED. MICHELIN HAS SOLD TIRES THAT ARE MARKED INCORRECTLY AS TO SIZE, WHICH RESULTS IN DAMAGE TO YOUR SUV, AND THEY REFUSE TO ACCEPT ANY LIABILITY.

10/03/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION ISSUES, IT HARD SHIFTS, SLAMS INTO GEAR, NO IMMEDIATE ENGAGING INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. FORD HAS CHECKED THE TRANSMISSION AND TEST DRIVEN IT THEN CLAIMS IT IS OPERATING FINE. DANGEROUS ISSUE WITH NO ACCOUNTABILITY. ISSUES BEGIN ABOUT THE 60,000 MILE MARK.

09/26/2015
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/16/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74826U******
Summary

DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY I-95 IN FLORIDA. THE VEHICLE STARTED TO MISS AS WE ACCELERATED. WE TOOK THE CAR INTO A FORD DEALER SERVICE FOR PLUG REPLACEMENT. THIS AUTO HAS A 4.6 LITRE V-8 ENGINE. WE WERE AMAZED TO FIND THAT IT WILL COST UPWARDS OF $1000.00 TO REPLACE 8 SPARK PLUGS. THAT COST ESCULATES IF ANY PLUGS ARE BROKEN. THE PLUGS ARE TWO PIECE CONSTRUCTION AND SEPARATE ON REMOVAL. ONLY FORD CAN REMOVE THE PLUGS AND MORE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY BROKEN. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE THESE PLUGS WITHOUT BREAKAGE. FORD RECOMMENDS NOT CHANGING THE PLUGS UNTIL 100,000 MILES. BY THAT TIME YOU ARE OUT OF GUARANTY AND IF THEY ARE HARD TO COME OUT AT 60,000 MILES IMAGINE IF THEY ARE LEFT IN. THESE PLUGS ARE KNOWN TO BLOW OUT OF THE HEAD AND I AM SURE THERE ARE MANY ACCIDENTS. I AM A DISABLED VETERAN 83 YEARS OLD AND A MECHANICAL ENGINEER. MY WIFE AND I ARE FISHERMEN AND NEED A VEHICLE TO BRING OUR BOAT TO WATER. WE ARE AVID FORD OWNERS AND ARE GREATLY DISSAPOINTED.

09/22/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION WAS NOT SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND LEAVING YOU NOT MOVING IN TRAFFIC OR WORSE NOT BEING ABLE TO CROSS TRAFFIC. ALSO EXTREME HARD SHIFTS INTO REVERSE FROM PARK. I PUT A NEW (REBUILT)TRANSMISSION IN 4/18/13 AND 9/9/15 IT HAS ONLY BEEN TWO WEEKS AND ALREADY IT IS DOING THE HARD SHIFT THING.

07/28/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/20/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ATTENTION!!!!! CLASS ACTION SUIT STARTED. CONTACT FELDMAN LAW GROUP P.A. , MITCHELL L. FELDMAN @ 813-639-9366 1715 N. WESTSHORE BLVD. SUITE 400 TAMPA FLORIDA 33607. HELP TO GET THIS INFORMATION OUT THERE TO ALL OF THE CONSUMERS WHO HAVE BEEN VICTIM TO THIS DEFECTIVE, COSTLY AND DANGEROUS PRODUCT PUT OUT BY FORD.

07/20/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/20/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WOW!!!! $2700, THATS WHAT MY DEFECTIVE TRANSMISSION IS COSTING ME @ ONLY 69K MILES. WHO WANTS TO START A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT AGAINST FORD? I BOUGHT A BRAND NEW 2006 EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER IN LAS VEGAS AT FRIENDLY FORD. I HAVE HAD TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS FROM DAY ONE. SHIFTING HARD, NOT ENGAGING AND LURCHING. TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT SEVERAL TIMES ONLY TO HEAR THE PROBLEM COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. BS, FORD KNOWS THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH THIS TRANSMISSION BECAUSE MY SISTER BOUGHT THE EXACT SAME VEHICLE IN CLEARWATER, FLORIDA AT COUNTRYSIDE FORD THREE MONTHS AFTER ME AND HAD THE SAME PROBLEM. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT THERE DUPLICATED THE PROBLEM AND FIXED IT. OF COURSE HER TRUCK WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY, BET IF IT WASN'T THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN HER THE BS EXCUSE ALSO. OR MAYBE THE SERVICE MANAGER THERE WAS WILLING TO TAKE A CUT IN HIS BONUS FOR SPENDING MORE ON CUSTOMERS REPAIRS. BUY AMERICAN? WHY? THEY DO NOT BACK THEIR PRODUCT. SO PEOPLE, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? SIT BACK AND LET FORD GET AWAY WITH THIS. NO, IT'S TIME FOR FORD TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. IF ANYBODY OUT THERE KNOWS HOW TO PROCEED WITH ACTION, POST THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE.

07/17/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/15/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74806U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THE VEHICLE SHIFTED FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR WITH AN ABNORMAL BANGING NOISE AS THE TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE NOISE WAS DUE TO A MISFIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

07/16/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/16/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

POWER TRAIN DEFECT

07/13/2015
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/09/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E16U******
Summary

MY CAR SLOWED DOWN TO A CRAW IN THE HIGHWAY AND HAD TO LIMP HOME AT VERY LOW SPEED ALMOST CAUSED A CRASH.

07/01/2015
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 06/01/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74846U******
Summary

WHILE PARKED, LOOKING FROM FRONT OF VEHICLE, I OBSERVED A METAL PART HANGING DOWN ON FRONT RIGHT UNDERSIDE NEXT TO INSIDE OF TIRE. AN ASE MECHANIC FRIEND SAW IT & KNEW THAT IT WAS A CORRODED STEERING STABILIZER LINK (LONG BOLT W/ GROMMETS). HE REACHED UNDER THE VEHICLE AND EASILY PULLED IT DOWN. HE SAID IT IS A COMMON PROBLEM ON MANY TYPES OF VEHICLES AND REPLACEMENT PART OF SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT DESIGN IS $10-20 & EASILY INSTALLED. I CALLED METRO FORD MADISON, WI WHO ADVISED THERE WAS NO RECALL ON THIS PART AND WOULD COST $200 TO INSTALL A NEW ONE PLUS REPLACE THE OTHER SIDE BUT NO WHEEL ALIGNMENT IS NEEDED. I DECIDED TO BUY 2 NEW LINKS (MOOG BRAND) THAT ARE A HEAVIER DESIGN AND MY SON & I INSTALLED THEM. THERE IS NOW MUCH LESS BODY ROLL ESPECIALLY NOTICE WHEN IN ROUND-A-BOUTS WHERE PREVIOUSLY WAS DIFFICULT TO REMAIN IN ONLY ONE OF THE 2 CIRCULAR LANES.

05/19/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/17/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72EX6U******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING WHEN POWERTRAIN MIF LIGHT CAME ON.

05/13/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/22/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I WAS LEAVING A SIDE STREET, MERGING INTO TRAFFIC AND AS I WAS CHANGING LANES AND ACCELERATING INTO BUSY TRAFFIC THE VEHICLE JUST SAT THERE WITH THE ENGINE REVVING UP. THE TRANSMISSION WOULDN'T ENGAGE AND THEN IT SLAMMED INTO GEAR SO HARD THAT IT FELT LIKE I WAS REAR ENDED AND THERE WAS A LOUD BANG. IN MY OPINION, THIS IS A DEFINITE RISK TO OUR PERSONAL SAFETY BECAUSE IF YOU TURN ACROSS TRAFFIC, CHANGE LANES, MERGE OR ATTEMPT TO AVOID OBSTACLES; YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHEN THE TRANSMISSION WILL FAIL MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SAFELY OPERATE THIS VEHICLE. IT IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE - PLEASE HOLD FORD ACCOUNTABLE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS KILLED. THANK YOU.

04/26/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/16/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

VEHICLE IS HARD TO ENGAGE IN GEAR. WHEN PUTTING IN REVERSE, IT JOLTS REALLY HARD LIKE I WAS REAR ENDED. TAKES A WHILE TO ENGAGE INTO DRIVE. *TR

04/13/2015
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 02/09/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

NHTSA CASE # [XXX] JUST KNOW I REALIZE WHAT IS THE PROBLEM; IT IS RELATED WITH WEATHER TEMPERATURE. BEGINNING WINTER THE AIRBAG SOMETIMES LIT.. WHEN TEMPERATURE DROPPED, LIT CONTINUOUS, SO, I REPORTED FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP. (AT THAT TIME I HAD NO IDEA THAT THE FAILURE WAS LINKED TO TEMPERATURE}. WHEN TEMPERATURE BEGAN INCREASING, AGAIN AIRBAG LIT SOMETIMES. NOW THAT WEATHER IS GOOD, THE AIRBAG LIGHT IS NORMAL OK. MY CAR'S AIRBAG IS AT RISK AT LOW TEMPERATURES. HOW THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE, I WANT FORD FIX IT. THANKS [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

04/12/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/11/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

WE BOUGHT A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT FROM A DEALER IN SCHENECTADY NY IN 2006.LOVED THE SUV FOR THE FAMILY. THREE WEEKS LATER WE TOOK IT BACK FOR TRANSMISSION ISSUES.THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT ENGAGE TO REVERSE SOMETIMES WITHOUT A DELAY THEN A JUMP.AND SHIFTED HARD ON ACCELERATION. WE WERE TOLD THAT EVERYTHING WAS FINE DURING AN INSPECTION. NOW HERE WE SET WITH AN EXPLORER WITH NO REVERSE AND NEEDING A 2000.00 DOLLAR REPAIR, WHICH WE BELIEVE COULD OF BEEN A PRE EXITING ISSUE. IF YOU LOOK UP THIS MODEL YOU WILL SEE WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES WITH THIS ISSUE. *TR

03/25/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/09/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

I HAVE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH MY 2006 EXPLORER. IT LUNGES, JOLTS, DOESN'T ENGAGE AND SOMETIMES THE TRANSMISSION SLAMS INTO GEAR SO HAD THAT IT FEELS LIKE I JUST GOT REAR ENDED WITH A BIG BANG! FORD DOES NOT TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY THAT THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM WITH THE 06' EXPLORER DESPITE HUNDREDS UPON HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING IT AS A SAFETY ISSUE. IT IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE! I WAS ALMOST HIT BY ONCOMING TRAFFIC WHEN I TRIED TO CROSS AN INTERSECTION AN THE TRANSMISSION WOULDN'T ENGAGE. AT VARIOUS TIMES MY VEHICLE WOULDN'T ENGAGE WHEN I WAS STOPPED AT AN INTERSECTION OR WHEN IT DID ENGAGE IT WOULD JERK. ANOTHER TIME I SLOWED AT A YIELD AND WHEN I PRESSED THE GAS THE VEHICLE WOULDN'T MOVE BUT WHEN I TOOK MY FOOT OFF THE GAS IT ACCELERATED VERY QUICKLY WITH JERKING MOTION. *TR

03/25/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/23/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WENT OUT TO DRIVEWAY TO START IT HEARD A LOUD NOISE LIKE A BACKFIRE THEN GURGLING TRANSMISSION FLUID RUNNING OUT ALL OVER DRIVEWAY. .M..NO PREVIOUS WARNINGS NOTHING BUT A CLUNKING NOISE SOMETIMES WHEN SHIFTING WHICH DEALER TOLD ME WAS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT. .....VEHICLE HAS HAD ALL SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE... I AM BEYOND ANGRY ......JUST PAID THIS OFF..... TURNS OUT FORD KNEW ABOUT THE ISSUE WITH THESE TRANSMISSIONS ......THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL. .......I HAVE DRIVEN GUARDS FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS ..... . NEVER AGAIN. ... NO MORE FORD'S.........I TRIED TO BUY AMERICAN........AT WHAT COST TO ME.......I'M LOOKING FOR A TOYOTA.........YOU WANT MY BUSINESS...... GIVE ME A DECENT PRODUCT .......THE CADILLAC ELDORADO I HAD NINETEEN YEARS AGO DID THE SAME THING AT 67,000 MILES........I DO NOT DRIVE HARD.........OR JACKRABBIT OR DO FAST STARTS.......TIRED OF PAYING FOR TRYING TO BUY AMERICAN. .....NOW I KNOW WHY EVERYONE ELSE BUYS TOYOTA'S. *TR

03/12/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/31/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE SHIFTING INTO GEAR, EXPLORER SLAMS AND MAKES A BANG SOUND. TRUCK LUNGES OR JERKS AND WHILE DRIVING TRUCK JERKS INTO GEARS WHEN CHANGING. *TR

02/27/2015
Components: PARKING BRAKE
Incident Date: 02/05/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E56U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RELEASE THE EMERGENCY BRAKE, IT FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE TECHNICIAN DIAGNOSED THAT THE EMERGENCY BRAKE ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 66,000.

02/26/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE. THE FAILURE RECURRED ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 68,000.

02/13/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/12/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NOT ENGAGE INTO THE NEXT GEAR. THEN THE ENGINE MAINTENANCE LIGHT CAME ON. PRESSED THE GAS AGAIN IT WOULD NOT GO FORWARD. PULLED OFF TO THE SIDE TO PARK IT AND PUT IT BACK IN D - DRIVE IT STILL WOULD NOT GO FORWARD. ENGINE LIGHT STILL ON. TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE. 10 MINUTES LATER TURN ON THE VEHICLE AND PUT IN D-DRIVE AND IT ENGAGED BUT WAS UNABLE TO SHIFT INTO NEXT GEAR. ABLE TO MAKE TO PARKING LOT AND GET HELP. I DO AGREE WHY DID FORD MAKE HARD FOR CONSUMER TO ADD THEIR OWN TRANSMISSION FLUID IF IT RUNS LOW. NO DIP STICK FOR IT AS WELL TO CHECK IF IT IS LOW. *TR

02/07/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/02/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRUCKS DOESN'T ENGAGE IN GEAR SOMETIMES, I HAVE PROBLEMS BACKING UP DOESN'T ENGAGE PROPERLY. I ALMOST GOT IN ACCIDENT WITH MY TWO BABIES WHERE IN THE VEHICLE. *JS

02/03/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/03/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZU73E22Z******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING AND THE CAR OVERDRIVE LIGHT STARTED BLINKING AND THEN I WENT TO DRIVE AND IT STARTED TO AND CUT OFF WHEN IT JOLTED LIKE SOMEONE HIT ME AND MY PASSENGER FROM THE REAR BUT IT WAS THE GEAR OR TRANSMISSION OR THE OVERDRIVE NOT ENGAGING, NOT SURE. I SAT THERE FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES IN NEUTRAL AND THEN PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE AND IT MOVED FORWARD. AFTER I PARKED THE CAR IT REPEATED THE ABOVE ACTION. *TR

01/29/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/23/2015
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

WE HAVE A 2006, SIX CYLINDER EXPLORER. AT ONLY APPROXIMATELY 77,000 MILES, WE HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR (A $2,000 EXPENSE), AND NOW THE TRANSMISSION IS TOTALLY SHOT AND NEEDS TO BE EITHER "REBUILT" OR REPLACED. YET ANOTHER NECESSARY REPAIR FOR AN AUTOMOBILE THAT HAS HAD ALL ITS ROUTINE MAINTENANCE PERFORMED, GARAGE KEPT AND GENTLY DRIVEN AS A FAMILY COMMUTER. AT NINE MODEL YEARS OLD, WE AVERAGING 8,000 MILES A YEAR! THESE SORT OF SYSTEM FAILURES ARE A GENUINE SAFETY CONCERN AND SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR A MORE WIDESPREAD PROBLEMATIC OCCURRENCES. *TR

01/01/2015
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/22/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E46U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION CLUNKS WHEN IT IS PUT INTO GEAR. I SEEN MANY COMPLAINTS ON THE INTERNET FOR THIS CONDITION. FORD ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS CONDITION BUT WITH ALL OF THE SAME COMPLAINTS I THINK IT SHOULD BE FORDS PROBLEM TO FIX. *JS

12/29/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 12/27/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75806Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE AT A STOP SIGN, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 34,600.

11/07/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/29/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26U******
Summary

IN THE LAST 2 YEARS I HAVE CONTINUED TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE WHICH HAS COST ME A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY. SIMILARLY TO THE MAJORITY OF THE COMPLAINTS LISTED THE VEHICLE JOLTS AND HESITATES WHILE IN MOTION. I HAVE BEEN TO REPAIR SHOP MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT.... AND NOT EVEN THE TECHNICIANS AT FORD SEEM TO KNOW WHAT TO DO AS I CONTINUE TO HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. ON MY LAST VISIT TO THE SHOP ( A WEEK AGO) I WAS TOLD THAT THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE COMPUTER WHICH WORKS LIKE "THE BRAIN OF THE TRUCK" BUT THEY COULDN'T FIGURE IT OUT SO THEN I WAS ENCOURAGED " TO LOOK AT "SOMETHING NEW(ER)". I QUESTIONED WHY I SHOULD BE DOING THAT WHEN THE VEHICLE HAS ONE 93K MILES ON IT.... AND WHY WOULD I BUY ANOTHER FORD VEHICLE WHEN THEY COULDN'T FIX OR FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE ONE I HAVE!!!!???? BASED ON THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS DIRECTLY ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE ,I AM CONFIDENT THAT THERE IS A LARGER PROBLEM OF WHICH FORD IS AWARE AND REFUSES TO ADDRESS. I AM AFRAID EVERY TIME I DRIVE AS I DO NOT KNOW OR HAVE MUCH CONFIDENCE THAT IT WILL OPERATE AS INTENDED. AFTER CALLING FORD'S CUSTOMER RELATIONS CENTER, I WAS TOLD THAT MY ONLY OPTION WAS TO TAKE IT TO THE FOR REPAIR SHOP EVEN IF THEY DID NOT KNOW AND HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEN CANNOT IDENTIFY OF FIX THE PROBLEM. *TR

10/29/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE IN 2011 ONCE IT WAS HOME WITHIN 3 MONTHS BEGAN HAVING PROBLEMS, I ALSO PURCHASE THE FORD EXTENDED WARRANTY AND TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP. THEY EXPLAINED THEY COULD NOT FIND AN ISSUE WITH THE TRANSMISSION. IT JOLTS, LUNGES, AND SOMETIMES THE TRANSMISSION DOESN'T ENGAGE. I FEEL EXTREMELY UNSAFE TRYING TO PULL OUT AT AN INTERSECTION BECAUSE THE CAR STARTS TO JOLT AND I HAVE TO SLAM ON THE GAS IN ORDER FOR THE CAR TO GO.IT IS HORRIBLE AND I FEEL VERY UNSAFE DRIVING; ESPECIALLY WITH MY CHILDREN IN THE CAR. EVEN IF I AM DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE I HAVE TO PUT THE CAR INTO OVERDRIVE TO STOP THE MAJORITY OF THE JOLTING, AND THAT DOES NOT EVEN GUARANTEE IT WILL STOP. IT HAS BEEN A BATTLE WITH THE DEALERSHIP. HAD IT INDEPENDENTLY CHECKED BY AAMCO AND THE TRANSMISSION REPLACED, BUT THE ISSUE STILL OCCURS. NOT SURE WHAT CAN BE DONE. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED. *TR

10/17/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56Z******
Summary

THE VEHICLE WAS HESITATING AND WOULD NOT ENGAGE INTO GEAR WHEN ACCELERATING DURING A TURN CAUSING THE RPMS TO REV . THIS CAUSED SEVERAL CARS TO SWERVE TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT. AFTER TAKING IT TO THE SHOP AS IT WAS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH 2006 FORD EXPLORER THAT IT WAS A FAILED TRANSMISSION. COST TO FIX IS $2,508.

10/04/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73816Z******
Summary

I WAS ACCELERATING ONTO THE FREEWAY WHEN THE TRANSMISSION STARTED LURCHING SEVERAL TIMES. IT CONTINUED TO DO THIS UNTIL I GOT HOME. I TOOK IT TO A LOCAL MECHANIC AND HE COULD NOT MAKE IT DO THE SAME THING. IT DID NOT DO IT AGAIN FOR SEVERAL WEEKS UNTIL I WAS PULLING A TRAILER. AT THAT TIME, IT WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO A LOWER GEAR. I STOPPED AND SHIFTED IT INTO PARK. I THEN SHIFT IT INTO DRIVE AND STARTED DRIVING BUT IT WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF FIRST GEAR. I AGAIN STOPPED AND TURNED THE IGNITION OFF AND WAITED SEVERAL MINUTES. WHEN I STARTED THE ENGINE AND BEGAN MOVING, IT WOULD SHIFT INTO THE HIGHER GEARS BUT NOT INTO OVERDRIVE. THE LURCHING CONTINUED TO THIS DAY. *TR

10/03/2014
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/29/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E36Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING FLUID. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000.

09/15/2014
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 09/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A SOUND OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE AS IF TWO METAL OBJECTS WERE GRINDING AGAINST EACH OTHER. THE SERVICE WRENCH WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. IN ADDITION, THE 4-WHEEL DRIVE, TRACTION CONTROL, AND ABS WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED CONTINUOUSLY AND THE BRAKES SEIZED. THE BRAKES RESUMED NORMAL OPERATION AFTER NUMEROUS ATTEMPTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

09/05/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/16/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

CEL LIGHT CAME ON, CODE READ 02 SENSOR WHICH WAS REPLACED AND CEL LIGHT OFF NOW. TRANSMISSION JERKING HARD INTO REVERSE AND DRIVE AND HANGS UP BETWEEN GEARS, SUDDENLY LUNGING FORWARD. IN STOP AND START OR DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC, WITH LIGHTS EVERY BLOCK, IT WILL SOMETIMES LUNGE FORWARD AS I SLOW DOWN TO STOP, IDLES ROUGH, AND THEN HAS DIED. IT HAS TWICE SPUTTERED AND TRIED TO STALL TRYING TO CROSS BUSY INTERSECTION. THIS VEHICLE IS NOT SAFE!!!! AND SHOULD NOT HAVE TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION AT RIDICULOUS COST THAT APPARENTLY DOES NOT FIX PROBLEM AS INDICATED BY ALL FORD FORUMS. *TR

07/29/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/08/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E36U******
Summary

SOMETIMES THE TRANSMISSION SLAMS INTO GEAR SO HAD THAT IT FEELS LIKE I JUST GOT REAR ENDED WITH A BIG BANG. THE DATE ABOVE WAS THE FIRST TIME AND EVER SINCE IT KEEPS HAPPENING MORE OFTEN. *JS

07/21/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/18/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E16U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHIFTING GEARS, THE VEHICLE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE TECHNICIAN STATED THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

07/17/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/10/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU7486UB******
Summary

I BOUGHT MY FIRST FORD EXPLORER ALMOST 8 YEARS AGO. I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS WITH THIS VEHICLE AND FELT VERY SAFE DRIVING MY NEWBORN SON. I HAD A SECOND SON AND DECIDED TO BUY A NEW FORD EXPLORER BECAUSE IT WAS SUCH A DEPENDABLE CAR. NOW I AM REGRETTING THAT DECISION. I BOUGHT A 2006 FORD EXPLORER AT ROUND 60,000 MILES. IT NOW HAS 70,000 AND I HAVE ALREADY HAD TO GET ANOTHER TRANSMISSION AND IT STILL HAS NOT FIXED THE PROBLEM. IT JOLTS, LUNGES, AND SOMETIMES THE TRANSMISSION DOESN'T ENGAGE. I FEEL EXTREMELY UNSAFE TRYING TO PULL OUT AT AN INTERSECTION BECAUSE THE CAR STARTS TO JOLT AND I HAVE TO SLAM ON THE GAS IN ORDER FOR THE CAR TO GO.IT IS HORRIBLE AND I FEEL VERY UNSAFE DRIVING; ESPECIALLY WITH MY CHILDREN IN THE CAR. EVEN IF I AM DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE I HAVE TO PUT THE CAR INTO OVERDRIVE TO STOP THE MAJORITY OF THE JOLTING, AND THAT DOES NOT EVEN GUARANTEE IT WILL STOP. MY HUSBAND IS IN THE MILITARY AND GONE A GREAT DEAL. HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF HIS CHILDREN OR WIFE WHEN HE IS DEPLOYED OVERSEAS OR WHEN HE IS TRAINING AWAY FROM HOME. HE IS CURRENTLY AWAY FROM HOME FOR TRAINING, GETTING READY FOR DEPLOYMENT. HE IS CALLING EVERY CHANCE HE GETS TO MAKE SURE THE CAR HAS NOT BROKEN DOWN OR WE HAVE NOT BEEN IN AND ACCIDENT DUE TO THIS VERY HORRIBLE VEHICLE. IF I HAD ENOUGH MONEY I WOULD BUY ANOTHER VEHICLE AND TELL EVERYONE NOT TO EVER BUY A FORD AGAIN. I THINK I AM MORE UPSET WITH THE FACT THAT MY HUSBAND IS POSSIBLE BEING SENT OVERSEAS IN OCTOBER, AND HE CANNOT EVEN GO TO WAR WITH THE KNOWLEDGE HIS FAMILY IS SAFE. I REALLY WISH SOMEONE WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM AND MAJOR SAFETY PROBLEM. PLEASE HELP ALL OF THE FAMILIES WITH THIS DEFECT. *TR

07/14/2014
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 07/09/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

THE WHEELS ARE DISINTEGRATING AND EST SENSORY HAD TO BE REPLACED. ALSO ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO THE CAR WOULD STOP RUNNING IN TRAFFIC AND IT TOOK ABOUT A MONTH TO FIND PROBLEM AND WAS VERY COSTLY. *TR

07/11/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/09/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS MY SECOND FORD EXPLORER, TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS WITH BOTH. MY CURRENT EXPLORER A 2006 WILL NOT ENGAGE IN REVERSE; I CANNOT BACK-UP. I PURCHASED AN EXTENDED FORD WARRANTY AS A PRECAUTION, FOR THIS VERY PROBLEM WITH THE 1ST EXPLORER I PURCHASED. I WAS TOLD AT THE DEALERSHIP, (WHERE I HAVE PURCHASED 5 FORD VEHICLES IN THE LAST 12 YEARS) I WAS GETTING A 100,000 MILE BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY. I HAVE SEEN THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS DESIGN FLAW, AND FORD HAS DECLINED TO RECALL BECAUSE THEY SAY THERE ARE NO SAFETY ISSUES. THE TRANSMISSION FLUID IS SEALED, YOU CAN'T EVEN CHECK IT. I AM 686 MILES OVER THE 100,000 MILE WARRANTY AND FORD WON'T DO THE RIGHT THING. GOODBYE FORD!! I'M PRETTY SURE THE ONLY SATISFACTION WILL BE FROM SPREADING MY STORY ALONG WITH THE THOUSANDS OF OTHERS. *TR

07/05/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/18/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E96U******
Summary

IT WOULD NOT SHIFT IN REVERSE TILL I TURNED IT OFF AND RESTART IT TOOK THE REVERSE. AFTER THE INCIDENT THE EXPLORER KEEP ON GIVING ME PROBLEMS EVERY TIME I'LL SHIFT IT INTO REVERSE. I HAVE TO ACTUALLY PUNCH THE GAS SO IT COULD GET THE REVERSE GEAR. IT HAS BEEN MANY TIMES THAT I HAD TO QUICKLY STEP ON THE BRAKES TO AVOID HITTING ON COMING TRAFFIC AS WELL AS PARKED CARS, AFTER HAVING TO PUNCH ON THE GAS SO I COULD GO IN REVERSE. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT COULD BE THE TRANSMISSION. *TR

07/04/2014
Components: STEERING,SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/26/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

WE BOUGHT THIS USED FROM A USED CAR DEALERSHIP. THE VERY NEXT DAY I NOTICED WHILE DRIVING THE ENGINE JUST SHUT OFF. COUPLE MONTHS LATER THE SAME THING HAPPENED AND HAS CONTINUED TO HAPPEN OFTEN. LAST WEEK I WAS DRIVING 45 MPH ON A HIGHWAY IN THE RAIN AND LOST ALL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. THE BRAKES DIDN'T WORK, THE STEERING DIDN'T WORK, THE ENTIRE CAR SHUT DOWN, I HAD A PANIC ATTACK BECAUSE I WAS IN TRAFFIC AND ALMOST CAUSED A HUGE ACCIDENT WITH OTHER VEHICLES. I PUT ON THE HAZARDS AND FINALLY WAS ABLE TO DRIFT INTO A THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD CALLED THE TURNING LANE. I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP MANY TIMES AND HAVE ONLY BEEN TOLD "WE ARE SORRY". I TRIED CALLING A LEMON LAW LAWYER BUT WAS TOLD, SORRY, IF THE TRUCK WAS A 2007 THEN I WOULD HAVE A CASE. SO, NOW WHAT DO I DO? I HAVE A 10,000 CAR LOAN FOR A VEHICLE THAT I AM FRIGHTENED TO DRIVE ANYWHERE. PLEASE HELP ME. *TR

07/02/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

WHILE IN DRIVE THE TRANSMISSION FEELS LIKE IT IS SLIPPING. AFTER DRIVING A SHORT TIME N THE VEHICLE IS WARMED UP IT BEGINS JERKING PRETTY BADLY. YOU CANNOT CHECK THE TRANSMISSION FLUID OR ANYTHING DUE TO THERE BEING NO DIPSTICK OR PLACE TO ADD ANY FLUID IN THE VEHICLE. THE OWNERS MANUAL STATES IT MUST B DONE BY A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL. WHEN I TOOK IT TO A "PROFESSIONAL" HE RESEARCHED THE COMPLAINT INFORMING ME THERE WASN'T ANYTHING HE COULD DO WITH IT. HIS RESEARCH FOUND 11 PAGES OF OTHER FORD EXPLORER OWNERS COMPLAINTS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. HE ALSO FOUND OUT THAT THERE MAY BE A RECALL SOMEWHERE IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR THIS PROBLEM. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO GO BEING THAT MY MECHANIC CANNOT HELP ME. *TR

06/28/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 06/12/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E86U******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING UP SMALL HILL-DRY CONDITIONS AND THE CAR SHUT DOWN. ON COMING VEHICLE SWERVED AND AVOIDED COLLISION. THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES AFTER THE TRACTION CONTROL SENSOR COMES ON. THE CAR ALSO JUMPS OUT WHEN SHIFTING GEARS AND SOMETIMES IT IS VERY HARD TO SHIFT. TRANSMISSION PROBLEM! SAFETY RECALL IMPERATIVE! *TR

06/24/2014
Components: AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 12/20/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

AT START UP IN COLD WEATHER THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT GLOWED ON DASH AND STAYED ON UNTIL NEXT START UP WHEN ENGINE WAS WARM IT HAPPENED A LOT BUT IS FINE IN WARM WEATHER. *TR

06/23/2014
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 06/18/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE BRAKES SEIZED. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT SHUT OFF THE VEHICLE AND WAS ABLE TO RESTART IT FIVE MINUTES LATER. THE FAILURE OCCURRED ON FIVE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

06/23/2014
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 06/19/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

RETURNING FROM HAVING NEW BRAKES AND CALIPER INSTALLED - BRAKES WERE BURNING HOT AND STRONG SMELL. THIS HAS HAPPENED AGAIN AFTER AN HOUR DRIVE BUT NOT ON SHORTER DRIVES - BEEN TOLD THERE IS NO APPARENT PROBLEM I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER CONCERNS ABOUT BRAKES SEIZING UP ON EXPLORERS SO WANTED TO ADD MY CONCERNS TO THE POOL OF INFORMATION. *TR

06/18/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

I'VE HAD MULTIPLE PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR. FIRST THE CAR SHIFTS HARD APPROX BETWEEN 10 MPH AND 20 MPH, THE CAR LUNGES, STALLS, THEN SHIFTS HARD INTO GEAR. WHEN IT FIRST HAPPENED, I TOOK THE CAR TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC AND THEY DID A COMPLETE TRANSMISSION FLUSH... THE CAR RAN SMOOTH FOR ABOUT 10 DAYS, THEN IT STARTED LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID WHICH RESULTED IN MY RADIATOR BEING RUINED. REPLACED THE RADIATOR AND A PLUG IN THE TRANSMISSION. ($1,800) THE CAR THEN RAN FINE UP THIS PAST SUNDAY. THE CAR AS ME AND MY WIFE WERE DRIVING HOME FROM A 400 MILE TRIP WITH THE AC RUNNING, THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR STARTED LUNGING AND SHIFTING HARD AGAIN. I EXITED OFF THE HIGHWAY AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON... THE CAR STARTED SHIFTING HARD BETWEEN 2ND AND 3RD GEAR AND MAKING A LOUD CLUNK NOISE. TOOK IT TO THE MECHANIC AND HE DID ANOTHER TRANSMISSION FLUSH ON MONDAY JUNE 16, 2014... TWO DAYS LATER AND THE CAR STILL LUNGES, STALLS, AND SHIFTS HARD. I CALLED FORD AND THEY SAID BECAUSE THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY, THERE'S NOTHING THEY COULD DO. I EVEN ASKED THEM BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE 2006 TRANSMISSION, THEY STILL COULDN'T HELP ME. THE SECOND PROBLEM IS THE CAR EVEN THOUGH IN PARK, IT TENDS TO ROLL DOWN THE DRIVEWAY INTO THE STREET IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT/ EARLY MORNING... THIS HAPPENED A COUPLE OF TIMES... TOLD FORD ABOUT THE PROBLEM, AND BECAUSE THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY THERE'S NOTHING THEY COULD DO... THE LAST PROBLEM IS EVERY ONCE AND A WHILE THE CAR DOESN'T SHIFT INTO REVERSE... TOLD FORD ABOUT THE PROBLEM AND ONCE AGAIN, BECAUSE THE CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY THERE'S NOTHING THEY COULD DO... *TR

06/16/2014
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/13/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT LOW SPEEDS THE VEHICLE STALLED AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 97,000.

06/04/2014
Components: STEERING,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 05/13/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E76U******
Summary

I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF PARKING MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT, PULLING VERY SLOWLY INTO MY PARKING SPOT, WHEN THE ENGINE STARTED ROARING, IT LUNGED, HIT A PARKING CURB AND THEN THRUST INTO A CONCRETE PILLAR IN A PARKING GARAGE. THE AIRBAG DEPLOYED AND ENGINE DIED. MY VEHICLE WAS TOTALED! I RECEIVED BURNS FROM THE AIR BAG CHEMICALS ON BOTH OF MY HANDS. I'M STILL SHAKEN UP ABOUT IT. NECK IS SORE AND LOWER BACK HURTS. *TR

06/03/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 06/03/2014
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. AT 4:30 IN THE MORNING IT ROLLED BACKWARDS OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY AND CRASHED INTO A FENCE ACROSS THE STREET. THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN IN PARK AND THE DOORS WERE LOCKED. MY NEIGHBORS HEARD THE CRASH, LOOKED OUT THEIR WINDOW AND RAN OUTSIDE. A CHAIN LINK FENCE AND VERY SMALL CONCRETE WALL STOPPED THE VEHICLE. LUCKILY THERE WAS NO ONE OUTSIDE OR ANY OTHER CARS. THERE IS SIGNIFICANT BODY DAMAGE TO MY EXPLORER AND THE LEFT REAR WHEEL IS PUSHED OUT. HOW DOES A VEHICLE ROLL ACROSS THE STREET WHILE IN PARK? EVEN IF THE VEHICLE IS OUT OF WARRANTY, SHOULDN'T THIS BE SOMETHING FORD WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR? *TR

06/03/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/03/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56U******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY WHEN SUDDENLY THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. I THOUGHT SOMEONE HIT ME. IT DID THIS TWO MORE TIMES BEFORE I COULD EXIT THE HIGHWAY. THEN IT STARTED BEING VERY SLOW TO SHIFT INTO GEAR OR WOULD NOT SHIFT AT ALL WITH OUT SHUTTING OFF THE VEHICLE FOR 3 TO 5 MINS AT A TIME. THEN IT WOULD ONLY DRIVE A FEW BLOCKS BEFORE AGAIN REFUSING TO SHIFT INTO GEAR. *TR

05/21/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/14/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E76U******
Summary

STARTING DATE IS APPROXIMATE AND MILEAGE. WHEN DRIVING VEHICLE YOU COULD FEEL A JERK IN THE TRANSMISSION WHEN IT WAS SHIFTING. AND ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS, IT FELT LIKE YOU HAD BEEN HIT IN THE REAR BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. WE FELT IT WAS BECOMING A SAFETY ISSUE AND NOT SAFE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE. WE TOOK IT TO A TRANSMISSION CENTER AND THEY REPLACED A SLEEVE AND SOLENOID BLOCK APRIL 8, 2014. NO PROBLEMS SINCE. HAVE BEEN READING OTHER PEOPLE HAVE AND SIMILAR PROBLEMS. *TR

05/15/2014
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THERE WAS A LOUD NOISE IN THE FRONT END AS THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT HAD ALREADY TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO REPLACED THE RADIATOR TWICE BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE RADIATOR AND ENGINE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE MULTIPLE TIMES AND PROVIDED NO REMEDY. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 44,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

05/07/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63896U******
Summary

IT HAD A HARD LUNGE ANYTIME I WAS AT A STOP LIGHT (IT WOULD ACT LIKE IT WAS TRYING TO GO WHEN I WAS STOPPED SO I WOULD PUT IT IN PARK, WAIT FOR THE GREEN LIGHT AND PUT IT BACK IN DRIVE SO I DIDN'T RISK THE CHANCE OF REAR ENDING SOMEONE), IT SEEMED IF I PUSHED THE GAS PEDAL TOO HARD, IT WOULD ACT LIKE IT COULDN'T SHIFT INTO THE NEXT GEAR CORRECTLY, IT MAKES ALL KINDS OF LOUD BANGING NOISES AND THE TIRES WOULD LOSE TRACTION. WE REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION VALUE BODY AND THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE. WE GOT THE TRUCK BACK AND IT IS STILL HAVING THE SAME ISSUES. WE SPOKE WITH FORD WHO TOLD US THERE WAS NO WAY THERE WAS A 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC BMW TRANSMISSION IN OUR FORD TRUCK - WE WERE RIGHT - WE GAVE FORD THE VIN FOR THE TRUCK AND THEY CAME BACK AND SAID "WE ARE SORRY, YOU ARE RIGHT IT IS A 6-SPEED AUTO TRANSMISSION" (SO BASICALLY FORD HAD NO IDEA WHAT TRANSMISSION THEY PUT IN THE TRUCK) COME TO FIND OUT IT IS A FORD 6R TRANSMISSION WHICH WAS ONLY USED IN 2005 AND 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND IT'S OBVIOUSLY A PIECE OF CRAP! NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO FIX MY TRUCK! THE TRUCK HAS BEEN TO TWO TRANSMISSION SHOPS, A SHOP THAT HAS EXPERTISE IN COMPUTER PROBLEMS AND ANOTHER CAR SHOP. NO ONE HAS ANSWERS FOR ME. I CAN NOT GET A RENTAL CAR BECAUSE MY INSURANCE WILL NOT COVER RENTAL UNLESS I'VE BEEN IN A WRECK. AND NOW THE TRANSMISSION SHOP IS TALKING ABOUT SENDING THE TRUCK TO A FORD DEALERSHIP AND IT COULD TAKE A FEW MONTHS TO DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME TO BE OUT OF A RIDE FOR A FEW MONTHS! FORD NEEDS TO RECALL THEIR 2006 6R TRANSMISSIONS...THEY KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THEM. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS ALREADY OUT THERE AND FORD IS NOT LISTENING TO IT'S CUSTOMERS. *TR

05/02/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/12/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76Z******
Summary

CAR BEGAN STALLING WHILE DRIVING. ALL POWER IS LOST. THROTTLE BOX CLEANED IN JUNE 2013. BEGAN TO STALL AGAIN WITHIN WEEKS VERY RANDOMLY WITH NO WARNING. NOW STALLING AT HIGHER SPEEDS. APRIL OF 2014 THROTTLE BOX CLEANED AGAIN AND RADIATOR REPLACED. STALLED 2 DAYS LATER. VERY DANGEROUS AS NOW REQUIRES GAS PEDAL AND BRAKING TO LIMP THE CAR TO SAFETY. THIS CAR ONLY HAS 42,000 MILES ON IT AND IS A ONE OWNER CAR, SO I KNOW THAT ALL MAINTENANCE HAS BEEN DONE ON SCHEDULE AT THE DEALERSHIP WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED. *TR

04/22/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/22/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTS HARD, GOES ALL THE WAY DOWN TO NEUTRAL AFTER BREAKING. REVERSE GEAR DOESN'T CATCH UNTIL 10 SECONDS AFTER YOU SET IT. TRYING TO ACCELERATE WHEN CROSSING STREETS IS DANGEROUS THE TRUCK DOESN'T PICK UP. *TR

04/21/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/21/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E96U******
Summary

FORD HAS AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH THESE VEHICLES. RIGHT AFTER PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, FORD INCREASED THE VEHICLE WARRANTY FROM 50,000 TO 75,000 MILES. THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS, FAILS TO GO INTO GEAR, SLAMS HARD WHEN IT GOES INTO GEAR AND IS SAFETY ISSUE. THE VEHICLE ALSO HAS ISSUES WITH THE RADIATOR, WHICH IN MY CASE HAS BEEN REPLACED TWICE AT MY EXPENSE. THE TRANSMISSION SHOULD HAVE BEEN RECALLED AND REPLACED. IN TALKING WITH MY FORD DEALER, IT IS A KNOWN ISSUE THAT FORD HAS FAILED TO ADDRESS. IF YOU SEARCH THE INTERNET YOU SEE IT IS AN ISSUE AS THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS SAME FAILURE. I FIRST EXPERIENCED THIS A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHEN THE VEHICLE HAD 53,000 MILES AND I WAS TOLD TO DRIVE IT UNTIL IT FAILED AND THEN REPLACE IT. FORD SHOULD BE REPLACING THIS TRANSMISSION. THEY SHOULD ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DEFECT IN DESIGN OR MANUFACTURING. *TR

04/14/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/21/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36U******
Summary

VEHICLE STALLS WITHOUT WARNING MAKING IN UNSAFE TO DRIVE. VEHICLE LOSES ALL POWER INCLUDING ENGINE, AIR, LIGHT. INSTRUMENT PANEL DISPLAYS WRENCH, AND ENGINE LIGHT. DEALER DIAGNOSED AS THROTTLE BODY. REPLACE AND CONTINUES TO DIE. NO FORMAL COMPLAINTS, BUT GOOGLE SEARCH OF "2006 FORD STALLING ISSUES" SHOWS THAT MANY OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. *JS

04/14/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/25/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

THREE FAMILIAR ISSUES: * TRANSMISSION SLAMS!!! INTO REVERSE * WHEN APPROACHING A STOP LIGHT/SIGN THE TRANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTS WITH A THUMP. * VEHICLE WILL SURGE FORWARD SHORTLY AFTER PLACING IN DRIVE (UNDER 15 MPH). IT WILL HESITATE BACK AND FORTH ABOUT 3 OR 4 TIMES. HAD IT AT A DEALERSHIP TO REFLASH/REPROGRAM IN NOVEMBER 2013. PAID $100 FOR THE TEST AND WAS TOLD THE SOLENOID BODY FAILED. I DECLINED THE OFFER OF A $937 PLUS TAX REPAIR BILL. FORD SHOULD FIX THIS ISSUE AT NO COST TO THEIR CUSTOMERS. TRANSMISSION ISSUES IN A VEHICLE WITH ONLY 54,000 MILES DOES NOT SPEAK TO FORD'S COMMITMENT TO QUALITY. THESE COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN NOTED FOR YEARS. NEEDLESS TO SAY THE ABOVE THREE ISSUES PERSIST. *JS

04/08/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AT LOW SPEED, THE VEHICLE SLAMS INTO 2ND GEAR. IT IS QUITE DISTURBING, ESPECIALLY IN THE CITY WHERE THERE ARE STOP SIGNS AND TRAFFIC SIGNALS FROM BLOCK TO BLOCK. IT FEELS LIKE THE VEHICLE IS BEING CRASHED INTO FROM BEHIND - CONSTANTLY. THE WORST PART IS, AFTER READING LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE VOICING THE EXACT SAME COMPLAINT, THERE IS NO CLEAR CAUSE OR RESOLUTION. THE VEHICLE SHIFTS FINE, FOR INSTANCE, WHEN GETTING ONTO AN EXPRESSWAY FROM A COMPLETE STOP -- THROTTLING STRAIGHT THROUGH FROM 1ST TO O/D, THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM. IT IS ONLY AN ISSUE WHEN THROTTLING SHORT DISTANCES NEEDING ONLY 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD GEAR. ALSO, THOUGH SLIGHTLY LESS FREQUENT IN MY CASE, GETTING INTO REVERSE CAN BE JUST AS UNSETTLING. I WOULD SAY, 1 OUT OF 15 TIMES, THE VEHICLE SLAMS INTO REVERSE MOMENTS AFTER PLACING THE SHIFTER INTO THE REVERSE POSITION. NOW, I WILL FINISH BY ADDING THAT THIS IS MY SECOND EXPLORER. MY FIRST WAS A 2003. AT AROUND 100,000MI., IT TOO HAD THE SAME EXACT ISSUES. I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS 'UNIQUE' TO THAT PARTICULAR VEHICLE. WHEN IT STARTED HAPPENING TO MY NEWER MODEL, I BEGAN TO RESEARCH. I AM 34YRS OLD AND I HAVE OWNED FIVE FORD VEHICLES IN MY LIFETIME. I AM CONFIDENT IN SAYING FORD MOTOR CO. WILL LOSE A LOYAL CUSTOMER PERMANENTLY IF THEY DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE AND ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM. SHAMEFUL. CARELESS. POINT BEING, IN ALL OF THE COMPLAINTS ON THIS EXACT ISSUE, THE TRANSMISSION 'WORKS' BUT IT DOES NOT WORK CORRECTLY! *TR

04/07/2014
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 04/06/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS HAPPENED TO OUR 2006 FORD EXPLORER (EDDIE BAUER EDITION, V8 4WD). THE REAR LIFTGATE GLASS EXPLODED INTO A MILLION TINY PIECES WITH NO EVIDENCE OF EXTERNAL TRAUMA. THE CAR WAS PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY AT THE TIME AND THE TEMPERATURE WAS ABOVE FREEZING (LOW 40S) AND IT WAS NOT IN THE SUN. APPROXIMATELY HALF THE GLASS WAS SCATTERED ACROSS THE DRIVEWAY - 10+ FEET AWAY. THE REST OF THE GLASS WAS IN THE BACK OF THE SUV. FORTUNATELY NO ONE WAS AROUND WHEN THIS HAPPENED - AND WE WERE NOT DRIVING THE CAR AT THE TIME. THIS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN SERIOUS INJURY TO A BYSTANDER - OR AN ACCIDENT AS I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW MUCH THAT WOULD ALARM THE DRIVER. I WILL BE CLEANING GLASS BITS FROM THE DRIVEWAY AND BACK OF THE SUV FOR A LONG TIME TO COME! AT LEAST IT IS NOT TOO WARM OUT SO NO IS TEMPTED TO WALK BAREFOOT ON THE DRIVE. *TR

03/08/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E16U******
Summary

WHEN I PLACE MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER IN REVERSE IT SOMETIMES HESITATES THEN KICKS INTO REVERSE WITH A HARD KNOCK AND THUMP. ALSO WHEN PLACED IN REVERSE IT SLIPS THEN CATCHES THE GEAR WITH A HARD THUMP. I DON'T KNOW WHY ITS DOING THIS BUT ITS NOT SAFE. THE TRANSMISSION ALSO SHIFTS REAL WEIRD WITH HESITATION ALL THE TIME. FORD SHOULD HAVE MADE THIS AN ISSUE THAT THEY SHOULD FIX. MANY PEOPLE HAVE BOUGHT THESE FORD EXPLORERS NOT KNOWING THIS CONDITION BECAUSE ITS NOT A RECALL ISSUE AND THEREFORE THEY ...LIKE ME BUY THE CAR WITH PROBLEMS THAT HAVEN'T BEEN RESOLVED BY FORD AND HAVE TO FOOT A BIG TRANSMISSION BILL. I AM ASKING FORD TO WORK WITH US ON THIS. I HAVE BEEN A LOYAL CUSTOMER OF FORD FOR OVER 10 YEARS BUT THIS IS SOON TO CHANGE. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

03/08/2014
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/02/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE TRAVELING ON THE HIGHWAY THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOST POWER AS IF IT STALLED. ENGINE WAS RUNNING BUT VEHICLE HAD NO POWER. VEHICLE HAD TO BE TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED TO REGAIN POWER. ALWAYS FEARED BEING REAR ENDED OR STALLING ON RAILROAD TRACKS. DEALER DETERMINED IT WAS ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL AND REPLACED IT. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT HAD THIS MALFUNCTION SINCE THE REPAIR ABOUT 18 MONTHS AGO. *TR

03/07/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E86U******
Summary

VEHICLE BANGS INTO GEAR FROM 1ST TO 2ND, AND CONSTANTLY SLIDES IN AND OUT OF GEAR WHILE THE ENGINE IS REVVING AT 2500 RPM. ALSO HESITATES WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE. SHOP ADVICE WATER GETTING INTO WIRE HARNESS THEY FIX BY DRYING IT AND PUTTING GREASE BUT ISSUE PERSISTS (NO CODE). *TR

03/07/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/02/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73806U******
Summary

SHIFTING OF TRANSMISSION SLAMS HARD ON A FAST TAKE OFF, THEN AT 45 OR ABOVE CYCLES GEARS AND WON'T STAY IN OVERDRIVE. *TR

03/06/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/22/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E56U******
Summary

THE CAR JOLTS REALLY BAD WHEN YOU PUT IT IN REVERSE AND THEN WHEN YOU CHANGE TO DRIVE. *TR

02/27/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 02/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

DRIVING AT 45 MPH ,TRANSMISSION SHIFTED WITH A JERKY MOTION ,FIRST STARTED THEN.WHEN YOU FIRST TAKE OFF IT JERKS AND MAKES A NOISE. WHEN YOU BACK UP IT JERKS HARD ENOUGH IT WHIPS YOU BODY BACK. HAD IT CHECKED AT A TRANSMISSION PLACE. THEY TORE IT DOWN AND FOUND NOTHING ( $400). STILL JERKS AND SHIFTS ROUGH. DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S GOING TO LAST. *TR

02/10/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/05/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1N4BA41E76C******
Summary

TL- THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 NISSAN MAXIMA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT UPON INSPECTION, THERE WAS A VISIBLE TRANSMISSION LEAK. NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER AND THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM. THE AUTHORIZED DEALER STATED THAT THE PARTS TO REPLACE WERE THE TORQUE CONVERTER AND TRANSMISSION. THE VEHICLE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 76,000. DYD

02/05/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/04/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

ENGINE SERVICE LIGHT (THROTTLE CONTROL) CAME ON ALONG WITH SERVICE INDICATOR (WRENCH). I STOPPED AT SERVICE STATION AND WAS TOLD (AFTER A DIAGNOSTIC) THAT THE PROBLEM WAS RELATED TO THE ELECTRONICS IN THE THROTTLE CONTROL AND THAT IT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED . *TR

02/05/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/22/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E56U******
Summary

I WAS ATTEMPTING TO PLACE THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE AND THE TRANSMISSION HESITATED AND THEN SLAMMED INTO REVERSE. AS THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN DRIVEN OVER THE PAST YEAR THIS PROBLEM STILL OCCURS AND ALSO THE VEHICLE WILL SLAM INTO GEAR DURING TRANSMISSION SHIFTING. THERE IS ALSO A PROBLEM ON OCCASION WHEN THE TRANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTS. IT SLAMS WITH SUCH FORCE THAT IT FEELS LIKE THE VEHICLE WAS REAR ENDED. I HAVE BEEN TO A FEW REPAIR SHOPS AND HAVE GOTTEN DIFFERENT REASONS FOR THE PROBLEM. *TR

01/20/2014
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/20/2014
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU6316UA******
Summary

I STARTED MY CAR AND, WHEN I PUT IN REVERSE, TRANSMISSION WONT SHIFT. PUT ON DRIVE, DIDN'T SHIFT, NEITHER ON NEUTRAL. WHEN SHIFTED TO 3RD, TRANSMISSION SHIFTED. PUT BACK IN REVERSE AND WORKED/ *TR

01/01/2014
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63EX6U******
Summary

DEAR SIR FIRST OF ALL , I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT I AM NOT A US CITIZEN , BUT , I'M A FAMILY MAN & I FEEL FOR OTHERS , I OWN A FORD EXPLORER 06 , AND RECENTLY I'VE BEEN NOTICING THAT THE TRANS HAS A MIND OF IT'S OWN , SHIFTING WRONGLY , JOLTING INTO GEAR IS NOT ENJOYABLE OR SAFE, THE OTHER DAY I WAS ABOUT TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE THE TRANS REFUSED TO SHIFT WHEN I TRIED TO ACCELERATE IN ORDER TO ESCAPE A SITUATION OF HITTING A CAR NEXT TO ME , I'VE LOOKED IT UP ON THE INTERNET & FOUND THAT EVERYBODY IS COMPLAINING OF THE SAME ISSUES , YOU CAN GO FOR THE BELOW SITE & CHECK HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/TRANSMISSION/TRANSMISSION_LUNGES_HARD_JOLT_WHEN_SHIFTING.SHTML THE PROBLEM IS THAT FORD WON'T ADMIT THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION , PUTTING PEOPLES LIFE IN DANGER FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE PLEASE FIX THIS AS IT'S VERY CRITICAL & DANGEROUS AT THE SAME TIME [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

01/01/2014
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/11/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

I BOUGHT MY FORD EXPLORER IN 2006 BUT THREE YEARS LATER HAD TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR. AFTER THAT I NOTICE THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD SLIP EVERY NOW AND THEN. THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO HAVE ESCALATED SINCE JUNE 2013 WITH THE VEHICLE JACKING OR DRAGGING BEFORE SHIFTING GEARS. MY WIFE IS ACTUALLY AFRAID OF DRIVING THIS VEHICLE AND INSTEAD PREFERS TO DRIVE MY 2000 HONDA ACCORD WHICH HAS BEEN RUNNING WITH NO PROBLEMS. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO MY MECHANIC WHO TOLD ME THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH THE MODEL AND YEAR OF MY FORD EXPLORER AND THAT THE TRANSMISSION WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED AND SO HE TOLD ME I SHOULD FILE THIS COMPLAIN SINCE THIS WAS NOT OUR FAULT BUT A FACTORY DEFECT WHICH BY THE LOOK OF WHAT I HAVE SEEN ON THIS SITE, FORD IS AWARE OF. MY QUESTION IS WHY HAS FORD NOT RECALLED THIS BECAUSE AFTER CHECKING THIS SITE, I HAVE SEEN SO MANY COMPLAINS ABOUT THE SAME RELATED ISSUES (MAINLY RADIATOR AND TRANSMISSION), ARE CUSTOMERS SUPPOSED TO SUFFER AND SPEND MONEY FOR THINGS THAT THE FORD COMPANY HAS NEGLECTED OR FOR THEIR POOR WORKMANSHIP? I BELIEVE NOT. FORD NEEDS TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER AND SOLVE THIS PROBLEMS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS. I, JUST LIKE EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT A FORD EXPLORER WOULD LIKE TO SEE OUR AUTOMAKERS DOING WELL AND THAT'S WHY WE BUY THE CARS BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR FAMILIES SAFETY OR FINANCES. *TR

12/17/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36Z******
Summary

THIS VEHICLE BEGAN HAVING TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AT APPROXIMATELY 54000 MILES. I HAD THE TRANSMISSION FIXED IN 2010. NOW, IN DECEMBER 2013 WITH 113500 MILES, THIS VEHICLE BEGAN HAVING TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AGAIN AND REQUIRED COMPLETE REPLACEMENT. *TR

12/17/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 12/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36Z******
Summary

SINCE PURCHASING THIS VEHICLE NEW IN JANUARY 2007 THE RADIATOR HAS BEEN REPLACED TWICE. NOW, IN DECEMBER 2013 WITH 114000 MILES, THE RADIATOR IS LOSING COOLANT AND THE ENGINE SMELLS OF COOLANT AFTER DRIVING. MOST LIKELY THE RADIATOR WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED FOR THE THIRD TIME. *TR

12/16/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WE BOUGHT THE USED VEHICLE IN MARCH 2012 WITH A 30 DAY WARRANTY. DURING THE FIRST MONTH, NOTICED ENGINE SLIPPING (USUALLY AROUND 45 MPH). CHECKED FLUIDS, ADDED COOLANT AND NAIVELY THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WOULD GO AWAY, AND IT SEEMED TO FOR ABOUT A MONTH. HOWEVER, THE ENGINE/TRANSMISSION SLIPPAGE HAS GOTTEN MUCH WORSE SINCE THEN. WE ARE CONSTANTLY ADDING COOLANT AND DRIVING VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID A HARD JERK IN THE TRANSMISSION AROUND 45 MPH. WHEN WE TOOK IT TO THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP, THEY SAID THAT THE "TRANSMISSION WAS PROBABLY SHOT" BUT THAT THEY COULD CHANGE THE SPARK PLUGS "FOR ABOUT $250 EACH EVEN THOUGH THAT PROBABLY WOULDN'T HELP." HOW IN THE WORLD CAN A SPARK PLUG BE THIS EXPENSIVE TO CHANGE? THE DEALERSHIP CHARGED US NEARLY $200 TO RUN DIAGNOSTICS FOR A PROBLEM THAT WE NOW KNOW IS RELATED TO THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE. THIS SHOULD HAVE LONG AGO BEEN A RECALL, AND FORD SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF FOR NOT FIXING THE PROBLEM SOONER. *TR

11/04/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/07/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

MY SON WAS DRIVING HOME AND THE TRUCK STARTED JERKING UNCONTROLLABLY AND HE COULDN'T BACK UP SO HAD TO CALL A TOW TRUCK. ALL OF THE TRANSMISSION FLUID HAD LEAKED OUT DUE TO RADIATOR FAILURE. THE TRUCK WAS OFF WARRANTY SO HAD TO BUY A NEW RADIATOR. IN ORDER FOR THE RADIATOR TO HAVE A WARRANTY HAD TO BUY ANOTHER PART FROM THE FORD PLACE FOR 200.00. GOT THE PART AND RADIATOR. WITHIN SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR, SAME THING HAPPENED, HAD TO HAVE ANOTHER RADIATOR. HAVE HAD THREE RADIATORS AND NOW THIS YEAR 2013 LEAKING AGAIN AND THE RADIATOR THAT I PAID $600.00 FOR THE RADIATOR PLACE HAS WENT OUT OF BUSINESS SO I HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER RADIATOR. THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH THIS 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT AND FORD KNOWS ABOUT IT. I AM AFRAID TO DRIVE IT HALF THE TIME, NEVER KNOW WHEN I WON'T BE ABLE TO MOVE IT IF ALL OF THE FLUID LEAKS OUT OR MAY STOP IN TRAFFIC SUDDENLY. PLEASE HELP US TO GET FORD TO RECALL THESE TRUCKS. *TR

10/22/2013
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 10/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E06Z******
Summary

I HAVE HAD THE DOOR BLENDER PLASTIC PIECE CHANGED ON MY CAR THREE TIMES! EACH TIME THE SEASON CHANGES. I NOW HAVE TO REPLACE IT AGAIN. I CURRENTLY HAVE A RADIATOR LEAK AND WILL HAVE TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR AND PLASTIC HOLDER AS WELL. I ALSO CURRENTLY HAVE A TRANSMISSION SLIPPAGE PROBLEM AND I WILL HAVE TO GET THAT FIXED AS WELL. THIS IS HORRIBLE. I PURCHASED THE FORD EXPLORER BECAUSE I THOUGHT IT WAS DEPENDABLE. THIS IS DEPRESSING AND I CAN NOT AFFORD IT! *TR

10/18/2013
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 04/10/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU758X6U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL FAILED TO ENGAGE AND SUNK INTO THE FLOORBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER HOWEVER, THE TECHNICIAN WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE TECHNICIAN THEN RECOMMENDED HAVING THE BRAKE LINES BLED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 57,500.

10/07/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/17/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 EDDIE BAUER FORD EXPLORER, I WAS PULLING OUT ONTO A MAIN HIGHWAY AND MY TRANSMISSION STARTED SLIPPING AND CAUSING SPUTTER/NON ENGAGEMENT AND MY CHILDREN AND WERE SO SCARED CAUSE WE ALMOST GOT HIT BY A SEMI FROM THE TRANSMISSION NOT ENGAGING WHILE CROSSING TRAFFIC. I WAS 7 MOS PREGNANT AS WELL. WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE IF THEIR FATHER LOST ALL OF US FOR THIS HIGHLY REPORTED AND IGNORED ISSUE!? THERE NEEDS TO BE A RECALL BEFORE SOMETHING DEVASTATING COMES OF THIS. THANK YOU. *TR

09/27/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION ON MY 2006 EXPLORER STARTED SLIPPING AND SLAMMING INTO GEAR. AT SLOW SPEEDS IT WOULD SLAM AND LURCH FORWARD MAKING IT COMPLETELY UNSAFE TO DRIVE. IT SEEMS LIKE THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR FORD FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW AND THEY WILL OFFER NOTHING TO TAKE CARE OF IT. *TR

09/20/2013
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 07/17/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74876U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED AFTER STARTING THE VEHICLE, THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSIS WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT DUE TO SEVERE CORROSION OF THE LOWER INTERMEDIATE SHAFT, THE COMPONENT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 35,000. UPDATED 11/30/13*CN

09/19/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E06U******
Summary

BOTH OF THESE THINGS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING OVER THE LAST 2-3 YEARS BUT I CAN NOT REMEMBER EXACT DATES. FIRST MY CAR HAS BEEN RUNNING HOT CONTINUOUSLY OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME WHICH CAUSES ME TO HAVE TO PUT COOLANT IN AT LEAST ONCE EVERY MONTH. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD ME THIS WAS COMMON WITH THE EXPLORERS BUT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A RECALL SO I WOULD HAVE TO PAY OUT OF POCKET. THEY FIRST TOLD ME IT WAS THE LINE TO THE RADIATOR THAT WAS LEAKING SO I HAD IT REPLACED, THEN NEXT TIME IT WAS THE THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING THAT THEY SAID WAS THE PROBLEM. SO I HAD THIS REPLACED. NOW TODAY 9/19/2013 I HAD TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT I SEEM TO FIX THIS PROBLEM CONTINUES TO OCCUR. SECONDLY MY CAR JERKS INTO GEAR WHEN I TRY TO PUT IN GEAR. THEY ARE TELLING ME NOW I NEED A TRANSMISSION BUT I SEE THIS IS A RECURRING PROBLEMS WITH MANY EXPLORERS OWNERS AND IT DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM EITHER. I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO BECAUSE MY CAR IS JERKING WHICH CAUSES ME TO ALMOST HIT PEOPLE OR DOESN'T GO INTO GEAR FAST ENOUGH WHICH CAUSES THEM TO ALMOST HIT ME. PLEASE HELP!!! THESE PROBLEMS FIRST STARTED TO OCCUR AROUND 40000 MILES. MY PROBLEM IS RADIATOR AND TRANSMISSION. *JB

09/02/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/10/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75876U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE CAR IN TOWN TRAFFIC, BEGAN TO NOTICE A STUTTERING OR SHUDDERING IN THE ENGINE EVERY TIME I GOT TO AROUND 40-45MPH. ONCE ACCELERATED THROUGH THAT IT WOULD GO AWAY. THIS BECAME NOTICEABLE ABOUT 6 WEEKS AGO, AND I WATCHED TO SEE IF IT WENT AWAY OR GOT WORSE. AFTER ABOUT THREE WEEKS IT ALSO STARTED TO SHUDDER AROUND 30 MPH, ESPECIALLY WHEN GOING UPHILL. IT ALSO BEGAN TO JERK SUBSTANTIALLY WHEN I STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT, ALMOST LIKE I HAD BEEN REAR ENDED. I TOOK IT IN TO MY REGULAR MECHANIC AND WE ASSUMED MAYBE WE HAD ENGINE MISFIRE AND A FOULED SPARK PLUG, AS IT HAD DONE SOME SHUDDERING PREVIOUSLY LAST FALL. WE HAD REPLACED ALL THE PLUGS AND COILS AT THAT TIME(74000K) AND THE PROBLEM WENT AWAY UNTIL AUGUST. THERE WERE NEVER ANY ENGINE LIGHTS OR ERROR CODES. THE MECHANIC TOOK ONE TEST DRIVE AND SAID NO WAY, TAKE IT TO A TRANSMISSION PLACE. TOOK IT WHERE IT HAS BEEN THE PAST TWO WEEKS. I WAS QUOTED 2400-2800.00 TO REBUILD, STATED THAT THE TORQUE CONVERTER HAD INTERNAL PRESSURE ISSUES AND WOULD HAVE TO BE COMPLETELY TORN DOWN TO SEE WHAT IT NEEDED. CALLED FOUR DAYS LATER TO UP THE ESTIMATE, STATING THIS PARTICULAR MODEL HAD A MERCEDES TRANSMISSION SO NOW WE AT A MINIMUM OF 4000.00. WE HAD AN OLD FORD EXPLORER, 1998 V8 AWD THAT HAD OVER 165000K ON IT THAT NEVER HAD TRANNY ISSUES. I AM SHOCKED AND DISAPPOINTED THAT A 2006 WITH LESS THAN 85K THAT HAD NEVER PULLED OR HAULED ANYTHING OTHER THAN PEOPLE WOULD HAVE THE TRANSMISSION GO OUT, JUST OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY. AND WHEN IT WAS TAKEN IN INITIALLY THE PROBLEM WAS 'SPARK PLUGS', WHICH WERE ALSO AN ISSUE BECAUSE THEY WERE SO RUSTED IN THAT THEY REQUIRED A SPECIAL TOOL TO EXTRACT AND STILL CRACKED ONE. FORD HAS A SERIOUS QUALITY CONTROL PROBLEM. *JS

08/26/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 02/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE TRUCK JOLTS WHEN SHIFTING GEARS TO REVERSE AND DRIVE, I FEELS LIKE A CAR RAN INTO ME FROM THE BACK. IT HAS CAUSED ME TO BUMP INTO ANOTHER CAR IN FRONT OF ME WHEN I WAS SITTING IN TRAFFIC, AS I ACCELERATE THE GAS PEDAL IT EITHER STALLS OR JOLTS VERY HARD, THANK GOD IT THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE OTHER CAR NOR MINE. EVER SINCE THIS HAPPENED, IT HAS BEEN BIG PROBLEM WHEN DRIVING ON THE ROAD, AND NOW THE TRUCK DOESN'T PICK UP SPEED VERY QUICKLY EVER SINCE THIS HAPPENED, WHEN I GET TO 20 MPH IT STALLS OR JOLTS AFTER 3-5 SECONDS. MY SHIFT STICK IS ALL MESSED UP NOW, WHEN I PUT IT IN REVERSE, IT LOOKS LIKE ITS ON NEUTRAL AND PARK LOOKS LIKE ITS ON 3RD GEAR. SERVICE MECHANICS HAVE ALMOST CRASHED MY CAR BECAUSE OF THIS ISSUE, AND FORD HAS SAID THEY CAN'T GUARANTEE A PROPER REPAIR!! THEN WHY SELL IT IF YOU CAN'T REPAIR IT PROPERLY SO I WONT HAVE PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE RECALLED FOR SAFETY ISSUES. *TR

08/22/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/05/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E76U******
Summary

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A USED 2006 FORD EXPLORER-EDDIE BAUER EDITION AROUND JUNE 2013. THE APPROXIMATE MILEAGE AT TIME OF PURCHASE WAS 76700. IT HAS ONLY BEEN 2 MONTHS SINCE MY PURCHASE AND I AM HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION. WHEN IN PARK AND SHIFTING INTO REVERSE, THE CAR STALLS AND THEN AFTER A 5-10 SECOND DELAY THE CAR JERKS VERY HARD BACKWARDS. THEN WHEN BRAKING IMMEDIATELY AFTER MOVING BACKWARDS IN ORDER TO SHIFT INTO 1ST GEAR, THE TRUCK JUST STALLS AS IF ITS IN NEUTRAL AND THEN JERKS FORWARD VIOLENTLY INTO 1ST GEAR. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS PROBLEM THAT COULD LEAD TO A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. ALSO WHEN DRIVING AT A SPEED OF 50 MILES PER HOUR OR MORE AND SLOWING DOWN BECAUSE OF INTERSTATE TRAFFIC, THE TRANSMISSION ACTS AS IF IT WANTS TO STALL EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINE IS REVVED UP. FORD NEEDS TO RECALL THIS VEHICLE AND FIX THIS SYSTEMIC PROBLEM. *TR

08/20/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 08/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E76U******
Summary

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT EXPLORER FROM PARK TO REVERSE THE TRANSMISSION DID NOT ENGAGE FOR 5 TO 10 SECONDS WHEN IT FINALLY DID ENGAGE THERE WAS A LOUD NOISE THAT SOUNDED AS IF THE TRANSMISSION FELL OUT OF THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED WITH GREAT FORCE. THE HAS OCCURRED ON MANY OCCASIONS AND IS POSSES A DANGER TO MYSELF AND FAMILY AND ANY ONE WHO MAY BE PARKED OR STANDING TO CLOSE. I HAVE HAD THIS VEHICLE IN TO MY LOCAL FORD SERVICE CENTER AND THEY HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN IN TWICE WHILE UNDER WARRANTY: FIRST TIME THEY STATED THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING AND THE SECOND TIME THEY REPLACED THE SHIFTING MECHANISM. IN NOVEMBER OF 2012 THE ENGINE WOULD NOT ENGAGE AT ALL AND HAD TO BE TOWED TO MY LOCAL FORD DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT IS WAS THE GEAR SHIFTER AGAIN, THIS TIME I PAID $500 TO HAVE IT REPAIRED. THE CAR WORKED CORRECTLY FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS AND I THOUGH IT WAS FINALLY FIXED, HOWEVER IT IS ONCE AGAIN DOING THE SAME THING. IT DELAYS 5-10 SECONDS BETWEEN SHIFTING, DROPS INTO GEAR VERY HARD AND LUNGES FORWARD. FORD IS NOW TELLING ME I NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION AT THE FANTASTIC PRICE OF AN ESTIMATED $2500. GIVEN ALL THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS TRANSMISSION I THINK FORD NEEDS TO REPLACE THEM AT THEIR COST BEFORE WE START SEEING AN INCREASE IN TRANSMISSION FAILURE CRASHES, INJURIES, AND POSSIBLY FATALITIES. *TR

08/15/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/09/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU758X6Z******
Summary

ISSUE. HARD JERKS/CLUNKS WHILE SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND THEM FORWARD. ALSO FEELS AS IF YOUR ARE BEING HIT IN BUMPER AS YOU ARE STOPPING WHILE TRANSMISSION IS DOWN SHIFTING. THIS SEEMS TO BE AN ON GOING ISSUE WITH SO MANY 2006 EXPLORERS, PLEASE LOOK INTO A RECALL AS THIS A DEFECT WITH THE FORD MODEL. ALSO WAY TOO EXPENSIVE FOR PARTS AND LABOR! FAILURE AT MILEAGE OF 81,800. TOO EARLY TO DIE WITH THIS MILEAGE! *TR

08/15/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING AT 40 MPH CAR SPEED WENT TO 0 MPH, TRANSMISSION TOTALLY SLIPPED. SECOND TIME IT HAS HAPPENED. ONCE I SIT THERE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES ON SIDE OF ROAD IT WILL THEY START TO WORK AS IT SHOULD. BUT IT DOES MAKE LOUD NOISES WHILE MOTOR SHIFTS GEARS. THIS IS A KNOWN TRANSMISSION PROBLEM YET NO FORD RECALL. UNACCEPTABLE!!! *TR

08/14/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/02/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E66U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION DISENGAGED AT RED LIGHT. IT STARTED GOING BACKWARDS INSTEAD OF FORWARD. HAD TO PUT INTO PARK AND THEN BACK INTO DRIVE TO GET IT TO DRIVE. STILL GOING ON. NOW WHEN ACTUALLY ON THE ROAD IT IS GETTING OUT OF GEAR WHEN VEHICLE IS AT DRIVING SPEED. ENGINE REVS UP TO 5000RPMS, THEN DOWN TO 1000RPM. VEHICLE LUNGING. WILL GET HURT I'M SURE. *TR

08/13/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/17/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E46U******
Summary

SAME ISSUE AS MANY MANY OTHER PEOPLE. HARD JERKS/CLUNKS WHILE SHIFTING INTO REVERSE AND MULTIPLE GEARS AND OVERDRIVE. ALSO FEELS AS IF YOUR ARE BEING HIT IN BUMPER AS YOU ARE STOPPING WHILE TRANSMISSION IS DOWN SHIFTING. THIS SEEMS TO BE AN ON GOING ISSUE WITH SO MANY 2006 EXPLORERS, PLEASE LOOK INTO A RECALL AS THIS A DEFECT WITH THE FORD MODEL. *TR

08/06/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/11/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FROM JULY 5TH TO PRESENT MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER TRUCK WAS TOED TO THE DEALERSHIP 3 TIMES. EACH TIME IT WAS FOR THE SAME PROBLEM OVERHEATING. THIS HAS BEEN A CONSTANT PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR SINCE IT WAS PURCHASED IN DECEMBER 2005. THE RADIATOR HAS BEEN REPLACE TWICE, THE TRANSMISSION ONCE, THE THROTTLE , ETC. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT NOW AFTER THE RADIATOR WAS A REPLACED AND THE THROTTLE, ETC. AT A COST OF $2300.00.THE CAR NOW NEEDS A NEW ENGINE AND /OR GASKETS THAT NEED REPLACING. I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY A CAR WITH NORMAL MILEAGE, WHICH WAS ONLY INVOLVED IN ONE MINOR FENDER BENDER.CAN NEED SO MUCH MAJOR WORK. *TR

08/05/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/19/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE TRAVELING AT UNKNOWN SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY JOLTED AND FAILED TO SHIFT FROM THIRD TO FOURTH GEAR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS FOUND THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS BEING REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED ABOUT THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000. UPDATED 9/17/13*CN

07/28/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

SAME AS A BUNCH OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRANSMISSION LUNGES HARD JOLT WHEN SHIFTING, WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON AND OFF REGARDING THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER, NOW THEY ARE TELLING ME THAT I NEED TO GET A NEW TRANSMISSION THAT WILL BE $3500.00 APROX. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND THERE ARE A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ON THIS ISSUE. PLEASE DO SOMETHING!! I CAN'T AFFORD THIS AN HAVE TO BORROW FAMILY MONEY TO GET BACK ON THE ROAD. *TR

07/17/2013
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E26Z******
Summary

THE RADIATOR IN THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER LEAKS, AND A RECALL IS MANDATORY. I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE IN 2007, USED, AND I AM NOW FACED WITH REPLACING THE RADIATOR FOR THE 4TH TIME IN 7 YEARS. IT IS A KNOWN ISSUE THAT THIS RADIATOR IS FAULTY AND STILL THERE IS NO RESOLVE. PLEASE OPEN AN INVESTIGATION AND READ ALL THE COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE RADIATOR FOR THIS VEHICLE. *TR

07/16/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/12/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING 25 MPH AND TURNING LEFT TO A SMALL STREET. I SAW AN ENGINE LIGHT SHOW ON, AND THEN THE ENGINE STOP. AT THAT POINT, I COULDN'T TURN THE WHEEL, AND ALSO IT WAS SO DIFFICULT FOR ME TO STOP THE VEHICLE. I HAD MENTION THIS PROBLEM AT THE FORD DEALER IN GREENFIELD, MA WHO FIXED MY ABS BREAK ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO. A PERSON AT THE SERVICE RESPONDED, " THAT'S NORMAL. OUR COMPUTER DOES NOT SEE OTHER ISSUE BESIDE THE ABS." I SPEND $85 FOR DIAGNOSIS THE ABS BREAK PROBLEM AND SPEND ALMOST $500.00 TO FIX THE BREAK. I TOOK MY VEHICLE TO A SMALL BODY SHOP IN MY AREA. THIS PERSON RAN THE COMPUTER THROUGH THE VEHICLE SYSTEM, AND THE COMPUTER DID NOT SHOWN ANY PROBLEMS. THEN, I CALLED FORD CORPORATE AND TRIED TO GET SOME ADVICE FROM THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY SAID I SHOULD TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A DIFFERENT DEALER TO GET OTHER OPINION. MEANING THAT I HAVE TO PAY ANOTHER $85.00 AGAIN, AND I STILL DO NOT KNOW I WILL GET AN ANSWER OR NOT. MY CONCERN, I DO NOT WANT TO CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

07/09/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WHILE REFUELING, FUEL BEGAN TO LEAK FROM THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS UNABLE TO REFUEL THE VEHICLE AS GASOLINE OVERFLOWED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, WHO REPLACED THE FUEL SENDING UNIT, SENSORS AND TUBES. THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED AND LATER RECURRED. THE FAILURE WAS REPORTED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000. UPDATED 8/19/13 *CN THE CONSUMER STATED SHE HAS BEEN TWO SEVERAL DEALERS FOR THE SAME PROBLEM. UPDATED 09/05/13

07/05/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

ON THIS DATE, THE EXPLORER, WHILE TRYING TO BACK INTO DRIVEWAY, WOULD NOT GO INTO REVERSE AND WAS WEAK WHEN TRYING TO BACK, AS IF IT DID NOT GO ALL THE WAY INTO GEAR. ALSO GEAR SHIFT WAS HARD AND WOULD HESITATE WHEN ACCELERATING AND SLOWING DOWN IT WOULD JERK INTO GEAR. SOMETHING REALLY NEEDS TO BE DONE CAUSE I HAVE NOT EVEN HAD THE VEHICLE ONE WEEK AND THE DEALERSHIP SAID EVERYTHING LOOKED FINE. WELL I HAD THEM CHANGE THE TRANSMISSION FLUID AS PART OF THE DEAL AND THESE ARE THE PROBLEMS THAT ARE OCCURRING AFTER THAT. TAKING IT BACK TO BE CORRECTED. REALLY LIKE VEHICLE SO HOPE IT IS FIXABLE. *TR

07/04/2013
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/03/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E36U******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS JUST AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP FOR OVER A WEEK IN MARCH FOR TRANSMISSION RELATED ISSUES, NEW RADIATOR, ETC. JUST FOUR MONTHS LATER, I AM HAVING THE SAME ISSUES THAT MANY OTHERS ARE WRITING ABOUT; HARD SHIFT INTO REVERSE, VEHICLE IS JUMPING/JOLTING FORWARD FROM A STOP, RPM FLUCTUATION WHILE IDLING. *TR

07/02/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/22/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E46U******
Summary

WHEN PUTTING THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE ITS A HESITATION THEN A LOUD NOISE, AND A VIOLENT JERKING LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN HIT FROM THE REAR, ALSO AT 40 MILES AND HOUR IT JERKS. *TR

06/24/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

VEHICLE HAS PROBLEMS DOWNSHIFTING WHEN DECELERATING AND SHIFTING WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE, INSTEAD OF A SMOOTH SHIFT, ITS A JOLTING BANG , SIMILAR TO BEING REAR ENDED . THIS IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU PANIC BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU'VE BEEN REAR ENDED. IT IS JOLTING!!!! I HAVE HEARD THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE GASKET IN THE TRANSMISSION VALVE BODY WHICH CAUSES SHIFTING MALFUNCTIONS, BUT FORD WON'T OWN UP TO THE DEFECT AND INITIATE A REPAIR RECALL BECAUSE IT WOULD BE TOO EXPENSIVE, I PERSONALLY KNOW OF 5 OTHER EXPLORER OWNERS THAT HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE JOLTING BANG COMES FROM THE ENGINE ACCELERATING WHEN YOU DEPRESS THE GAS PEDAL, BUT THE TRANS DOES NOT ENGAGE UNTIL SEVERAL SECONDS LATER WHICH CAUSES A JOLTING DUE TO THE ENGINES HIGH RPMS AS YOU DEPRESS THE PEDAL. THE SUDDEN ENGAGEMENT OF THE TRANS WHEN THE ENGINE IS REVVING AT HIGH RPMS CAUSE A JOLTING BANG . *TR

06/18/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/13/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E16U******
Summary

THEE HAVE BEEN ONGOING ISSUES WITH THE FUEL SYSTEM DATING BACK TO 2009 FUEL SYSTEM SOLENOID AND VENT. IT HAS BEEN REPAIRED AT LEAST THREE TO FOUR TIMES FOR THE EXACT SAME REPAIR AND THE SAME PARTS EVERY TIME. THE FUEL SYSTEM DOES NOT ALLOW THE GAS TANK TO BE FILLED AT A NORMAL RATE. IT TAKES AS LONG AS 45 SECONDS SOMETIMES TO PUT ONE (1) GALLON OF GAS IN THE TANK. IT CAN TAKE WELL OVER 10 MINUTES TO FILL THE GAS TANK SOMETIMES. I HAVE TRIED TO DEAL WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES AT FORD AND THEY HAVE BEEN OF NO ASSISTANCE WHATSOEVER. *TR

06/17/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/15/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E66U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE TRANSMISSION FAILURE PREVENTED HIM FROM SHIFTING INTO THE HIGHER GEARS. THE RPMS INCREASED AND THE ACCELERATION DECREASED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR TRANSMISSION FAILURE; HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC AFTER THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THERE WERE NO FAILURE CODES PRESENT WHEN THE FAILURE OCCURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 130,000.

06/09/2013
Components: SERVICE BRAKES,ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/05/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64846U******
Summary

UPON STARTING THE VEHICLE IT SUDDENLY EXCELERATES. I NOW KEEP MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE AT ALL TIMES IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING IGNITION. IT HAS HAS HAPPENED FOUR OR FIVE TIMES IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS. I HAVE OWNED THE VEHICLE SINCE 2007 WHEN I PURCHASED IT FROM OCALA LINCOLN MERCURY AS A FORD CERTIFIED VEHICLE. IT HAD APPROXIMATELY 14,000. TODAY IT HAS ONLY 54,230 MOSTLY HIGHWAY. THAT IS LESS THAN 7000 MILES PER YEAR. ITR HAS REGULAR SERVICES AT MY LOCAL FOR DEALER. ALL OF MY REPAIR RECORDS ARE OBTAINABLE THROUGH THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY.

06/02/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75836U******
Summary

DURING A LEFT TURN ACROSS THREE LANES OF TRAFFIC OUR EXPLORER WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. IT LURCHED TO START AND WOULD NOT GO ABOVE 10-15 MPH, NEARLY STALLING. WE WERE ABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR HOME BUT COULD NOT GET IT TO GO ABOVE 20 MPH. AT SPEEDS 10 - 20 MPH IT JERKED VIOLENTLY. THIS WAS A COMMON OCCURRENCE AT SPEEDS 45 - 60. MODERATELY ACCELERATING BETWEEN 45 - 60 MPH HAS CAUSED HARD JERKS FOR YEARS WITH THIS CAR PRIOR TO IT BEING OFF WARRANTY. WE'VE TAKEN IT TO TED BRITT FORD SEVERAL TIMES AND EACH TIME THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. WE ALSO NOTED THEY ONLY PUT IT ON THE TICKET ONCE, THE OTHER TIMES TELLING US THEY TOOK IT OFF SINCE THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE ISSUE AND WOULDN'T CHARGE US FOR IT. THE TIME MENTIONED IN THIS INCIDENT THE DEALER OFFERED TO SPLIT THE COST WITH US DUE TO OUR PREVIOUS ISSUES AND THEIR INABILITY TO FIX IT. THEY ALSO DID NOT FIX THE ISSUE AS WE STILL CANNOT ACCELERATE AT SPEEDS 45 - 60 WITHOUT HARD JERKING FROM THE ENGINE OR TRANSMISSION. WE NO LONGER USE THIS CAR ON THE HIGHWAY BECAUSE IT IS DANGEROUS TRYING TO SWITCH LANES OR MERGE ON TO A HIGHWAY WHEN THE CAR VIOLENTLY SHAKES AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. IT WOULD NOT ACCELERATE AND OFTEN LEFT US RUNNING OUT OF MERGE LANE SPACE WITHOUT THE ABILITY TO GET INTO TRAFFIC. I HAVE READ SEVERAL SUCH PROBLEMS WITH THIS CAR AND I AM SURPRISED NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE ABOUT IT. WE HAVE SPENT THOUSANDS HAVING THIS CAR LOOKED AT AND IN FAILED ATTEMPTS TO FIX IT. *TR

05/12/2013
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

FORD HAS KNOWN ABOUT FUEL TANK FILLING ISSUES SINCE THEY ISSUED AN INTERNAL TSB IN 2007. PROBLEM CAUSES FUEL TANK TO FILL WITH PRESSURE, AND NOT ACCEPT FUEL. AS A RESULT, FUEL IS SPRAYED ALL OVER VEHICLE AND THE PERSON FUELING VEHICLE. WE HAD VEHICLE IN FOR REPAIRS NUMEROUS TIMES, AND STILL HAVING FUEL TANK ISSUES. THERE ARE "UNCOUNTABLE" NUMBERS OF FORD EXPLORER OWNERS THAT I HAVE FOUND ON THE INTERNET, THAT HAVE THIS PROBLEM, AND THEY DO NOT KNOW THAT FORD KNOWS THE REASON FOR THIS FAILURE. FORD SHOULD HAVE ISSUES A RECALL NOTICE TO PROTECT DANGER OF FUEL SPRAY. *TR

04/12/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E06U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION WAS SHUTTERING IN REVERSE AS WELL AS 2 AND 3 GEARS. FOR HAVING THIS TROUBLE AT 70000 SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE AND HAVING A TRANSMISSION GO OUT CAN BE DANGEROUS. IN DOING RESEARCH ONLINE TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT IS QUITE COMMON ON MY TYPE OF EXPLORER. I SUGGEST THAT FORD NEEDS TO HAVE A MANDATORY RECALL ON THESE VEHICLES. *TR

04/08/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/08/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER IS LEAKING TRANSMISSION OIL. THIS LEAK IS COMING FROM THE LEFT QUICK CONNECT FITTING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RADIATOR WHERE IT CONNECTS TO THE TRANS COOLER LINE. I WAS TOLD BY THE FORD COMPANY THAT THERE IS NO QUICK FIX TO THIS PROBLEM, THEY WILL HAVE TO "REPLACE THE RADIATOR" FOR A COST OF APPROX.....$950.00. THE RADIATOR COST $500 LABOR $450. THE QUICK CONNECT FITTING THAT'S CAUSING THE PROBLEM IS $10.00. HELP, HELP, HELP. *TR

04/01/2013
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN,TIRES,ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/18/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E56U******
Summary

WITH ONLY 86,000 MILES OUR FORD EXPLORERS TRANSMISSION HAS FAILED ONCE AGAIN. WHEN WE HAD 23,000 MILES ON OUR VEHICLE WE NOTICED THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHIFTING RATHER HARD AND TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AND THEY FOUND NOTHING WRONG. AT 58,000 MILES THE TRANSMISSION ENGAGEMENT WAS SO ROUGH THAT WE HAD TO GET IT REPAIRED. SINCE THE WARRANTY IS ONLY UP TO 36,000 WE DECIDED OUR BEST BET IS TO NOT TAKE IT TO THE DEALER. WE HAD THE VALVE BODY REPAIRED AND IT RAN FINE UP UNTIL NOW. 86,000 MILES AND THIS VEHICLE IS ONCE AGAIN AT A REPAIR SHOP HAVING THE TRANSMISSION FULLY REBUILT. IN THE TIME I HAVE OWNED THIS VEHICLE I HAVE PAID OVER $7,000 TO KEEP IT RUNNING WITH REGULAR MAINTENANCE, TIRES, RADIATOR REPAIR, BRAKES AND NOW THE THIRD TRANSMISSION. *TR

03/30/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I RECENTLY PAID OFF MY TRUCK AFTER YEARS ONLY TO HAVE THE CAR JERK OR LUNGES WHEN I DRIVE ABOVE 60 MPH I HAVE TO PULL OVER AND RESTART CAR IN ORDER FOR IT TO REENGAGE INTO GEAR. IT ALSO LUNGES BACKWARD WHEN PUTTING INTO REVERSE AS WELL AS WHEN I GO AROUND A CURVE OR DOWN A HILL OVER 40 MPH IT LUNGES AS WELL. I AM SINGLE MOTHER WHO HAS ONLY THIS CAR AS TRANSPORTATION TO TAKE MY 6 YEAR OLD SON TO SCHOOL AND DRIVE ME TO WORK AND I AM SCARED TO DO SO BECAUSE OF THE LUNGING. I HAVE ALSO PAID 3000 TO AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS TO HAVE A REBUILD TRANSMISSION PUT INTO THE TRUCK AND THE ISSUE IS STILL NOT RESOLVED HAVE TAKEN IT BACK INTO THE TRANSMISSION SHOP 3 TIMES IN THE LAST MONTH AND THEY STILL HAVE NOT CORRECTED THE ISSUE....THIS IS A SERIOUS ISSUE THAT FORD NEEDS TO RESOLVE BEFORE SOMEONE GETS SERIOUSLY HURT OR INJURED. *TR

03/25/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/14/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

JUST LIKE MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE REPORTED THE SAME ISSUE WITH THEIR 2006 FORD EXPLORER, WHEN BACKING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, I PUT THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE. THERE WAS A JERK AS THE TRANSMISSION SEEMED TO FINALLY ENGAGE. I THOUGHT THE TRANS BROKE AT THE TIME? THIS HAS HAPPENED MORE THEN ONCE. I HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED THE SAME ISSUE AS OTHERS WITH THE DELAYED SHIFTING FROM 1ST TO 2ND GEAR. MY EXPLORER HAS JUST 88K MILES ON IT. *TR

03/22/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/21/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63856U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION JERKS PRETTY BADLY AT LOW SPEEDS. COULD DEFINITELY BE A SAFETY PROBLEM. THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM THAT FORD WON'T RECALL. *TR

03/11/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/09/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E66U******
Summary

SAME AS A BUNCH OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT TRANSMISSION LUNGES HARD JOLT WHEN SHIFTING, WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON AND OFF REGARDING THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER, NOW THEY ARE TELLING ME THAT I NEED TO GET A NEW TRANSMISSION THAT WILL BE $3500.00 APROX. I HAVE DONE SOME RESEARCH AND THERE ARE A LOT OF COMPLAINS ON THIS ISSUE.PLEASE DO SOMETHING!!

03/07/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/04/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74EX6U******
Summary

EVERY TIME TAKING OFF FROM A STOP. VEHICLE WOULD GO 3 MPH FOR 15 SECONDS, WOULD THEN JOLT AND LUNG FORWARD FAST. THIS HAPPENED ALL THE WAY TO WORK FOR 27 MILES. WHEN I CONTACTED FORD REGARDING THIS ISSUE, THEY SAID THEY HAD NO PREVIOUS COMPLAINTS. THIS IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE. THE VEHICLE ALMOST HIT THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME SEVERAL TIMES. LATER THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT GO INTO REVERSE. I WAS STRANDED IN THE PARKING LOT UNTIL THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME HAD MOVED. *TR THE DEALER OVERHAULED THE TRANSMISSION AND REPLACED THE SERVOS IN THE VALVE.

03/04/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/19/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73826V******
Summary

WAS DRIVING THE TRUCK AND WAS COMING TO A STOP, THE VEHICLE JUMPED FORWARD AS IF SOMEONE HIT ME FROM BEHIND. IT WAS RATHER AGGRESSIVE AND I ALMOST REAR ENDED A CAR IN FRONT OF ME AT THE LIGHT. LUCKILY THERE WAS NOT A CROSS WALK WHERE A PEDESTRIAN COULD'VE BEEN HIT. THIS HAPPENS ON A REGULAR BASIS AND IN MY OPINION NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ASAP, OR FORD WILL BE DEALING WITH A RATHER LARGE LAW SUIT IN THEIR FUTURE. IT IS CLEAR THIS IS OCCURRING WITH MANY OTHERS AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT THESE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. *TR

02/27/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/28/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E96U******
Summary

IN THE PAST MONTH THE VEHICLE WAS TAKING MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO START UP. ONCE I WOULD GET IT STARTED AND DROVE IT DOWN THE ROAD AT A STOP LIGHT IT WOULD BE JOLTY, VIBRATING FEELING AND THEN TURN OFF. ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHILE I WAS DRIVING THE VEHICLE DOWN THE ROAD IT ACTUALLY SHUT OFF ON ME. I TOOK IT TO FORD WHO CHARGED ME $100 TO DO A DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND COULD NOT FIND THE PROBLEM AND SUGGESTED THAT I TAKE IT TO TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST. I TOOK IT TO AAMCO THEY FOUND THAT THERE WAS A FAULTY SCREW THAT CAME APART AND WAS SHREDDED INSIDE THE TRANSMISSION. $4K LATER THE VEHICLE IS FIXED AND WORKING PROPERLY. *TR

02/27/2013
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ENGINE
Incident Date: 05/03/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVING AT A SPEED OF 40-45 MPH AND STALLED. THIS AGAIN HAPPENED ON MAY 25, 2012 WHILE LEAVING ON OUR VACATION. WE PARKED THE VEHICLE AND RENTED ONE TO DRIVE THE REMAINING DISTANCE. WHEN TAKEN TO A MECHANIC IT WAS FOUND THE THROTTLE BODY WAS BAD. WE HAVE REPLACED IT AND IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER THE VEHICLE BEGAN DOING IT AGAIN. AS YOU DRIVE IT WILL JUST COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. AS THE MECHANIC TOLD US THERE IS NO ELECTRICITY GOING TO THE ENGINE AND YOU CAN COAST TO THE SHOULDER AND RESTART THE VEHICLE. THIS WILL BE THE 2ND TIME CORRECTING THIS PROBLEM IF THIS IS THE TRUE ISSUE. IT WAS READ THERE IS A RECALL ON FORD VEHICLES FOR THAT YEAR MAKE BUT NOT FOR THE EXPLORER MODEL. I HAVE CONTACTED FORD AND THEY ALSO STATED THERE IS NO RECALL. WITH THE AGE AND LOW MILEAGE OF THE VEHICLE THERE IS NO REASON THIS SHOULD BE HAPPENING. *TR

02/26/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74816U******
Summary

FORCEFUL DRIVELINE BUMP WHILE BRAKING - BELOW 10 MPH. *TR

02/25/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E46U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION DELAYS THEN LUNGES HARD AFTER PLACED INTO REVERSE. IF A DRIVER APPLIES GAS DURING THIS PERIOD, REVERSE WILL ENGAGE UNDER SUFFICIENT POWER AND LUNGE THE VEHICLE 5 TO 10 FEET BEFORE IT CAN BE CONTROLLED. DUE TO THE NUMBER OF OTHER 2006 EXPLORERS WITH THE SAME PROBLEM, WE FELT A SAFETY COMPLAINT WAS IN ORDER. THIS VEHICLE HAD 40,000 MILES WHEN IT STARTED 3 YEARS AGO. ITS SPORADIC, SOMETIMES NO PROBLEM, SOMETIMES ANNOYING, SOMETIMES IT IS SCARY. AT ITS WORSE, SHIFTING INTO REVERSE IS DELAYED 2 TO 5 SECONDS BEFORE A VERY HARSH ENGAGEMENT. THE SPEED THE LEVER DOES NOT SEEM TO IMPACT THIS CONDITION. IT OCCURS ABOUT 30% OF THE TIME WHEN REGARDLESS IF THE ENGINE IS COLD OR HOT. THIS HARSH ENGAGEMENT WILL SPIN THE WHEELS AND LET OUT A LOUD SQUAWK IF ON PAVEMENT. THIS ENGAGEMENT IS VERY HARD AND FEELS LIKE A MINOR COLLISION. WITH EXPERIENCE, WE HAVE LEARNED TO HOLD THE BRAKES HARD UNTIL IT ENGAGES TO AVOID THE TIRE SPIN AND KEEPING THE VEHICLE FROM JUMPING. LAST WEEK WE GAVE EVERYONE A SCARE WHEN IT DIDN'T ENGAGE UNTIL AFTER WE LET UP ON THE BRAKES; BY THAT TIME A MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN HAD WALKED BEHIND THE VEHICLE. THE WHEELS SPUN AND THE VEHICLE JUMPED ABOUT A FOOT TOWARDS THEM EVEN WITH SOME PRESSURE STILL ON THE BRAKES. THIS PROBLEM ALSO OCCURS GOING UP THRU THE GEARS WE WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE A HARD SHIFT, AS THOUGH SOMEONE HIT THE VEHICLE WITH SLEDGE HAMMER. OF ALL THE SHIFTS, THIS HAPPENS ABOUT 20% OF THE TIME NOW. COLD OR HOT IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE A FACTOR. *TR

02/08/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 03/21/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE DRIVING TO FLORIDA FROM MISSOURI, TO TAKE MY KIDS TO DISNEYWORLD, WITH A CAR THAT WAS WELL KEPT AND RELATIVELY NEW, ON THE HIGHWAY A FEW MILES AFTER PENSACOLA, THE VEHICLE OVERHEATED AND STALLED, SO WE HAD TO STOP ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY AT NIGHT. STEAM WAS COMING OUT FROM A CRACK ON THE TOP OF THE RADIATOR. I HAD TO CALL FOR A TOWTRUCK AND LOST A COUPLE OF DAYS OF OUR VACATION UNTIL THE CLOSEST MECHANIC WE FOUND WAS ABLE TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR WITH A NEW ONE FROM FORD. I GOT STUCK WITH A $1000 BILL SINCE THE CAR WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. BUT THAT WAS NONE OF MY WORRIES. THE ISSUE WAS THAT THE CAR BROKE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE ON A HIGHWAY AT NIGHT WITH A LOT OF SPEEDING 18WHEELERS. AT 70000 MILES THE INCIDENT HAPPENED AGAIN. THE VEHICLE OVERHEATED AND STALLED ON A SHORT 30 MILE EXCURSION TO BRANSON MISSOURI. THE HILLY HIGHWAY LEADING TO BRANSON MISSOURI IS NOT THE BEST PLACE TO BREAK DOWN. OPENED THE HOOD ONLY TO SEE THE RADIATOR STEAMING AGAIN. THE CAR WAS TOWED AGAIN AND FIXED AT A $1200 BILL. THE VEHICLE IS A LEMON AND FORD SHOULD BE FORCED TO BUY IT BACK OR AT LEAST FIX THE PROBLEM PERMANENTLY. IT CAN BREAK DOWN ANYWHERE ANYTIME, AND BECAUSE THE WAY IT BREAKS DOWN AND STALLS BECAUSE OF THE OVERHEATING IT CAN CAUSE A REALLY BAD ACCIDENT IF YOU ARE UNLUCKY ENOUGH. *TR

02/02/2013
Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 02/01/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

BRAKES SHUTTERED AND MAKE AWFUL RACKET WHEN TRYING TO STOP. ABS AND ESC LIGHT CAME ON. TOOK IT TO FORD HOUSE AND WAS TOLD A REAR "EXCITER RING" HAD BROKEN AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED AT $380. *TR

01/25/2013
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 01/03/2013
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ADD GASOLINE TO THE TANK, GAS SHOOTS OUT OF THE TANK AT THE NOZZLE AREA AS IF THE TANK IS FULL. GAS MUST BE ADDED AT AN EXTREMELY SLOW RATE IN ORDER TO FILL THE TANK. EVEN WHEN ADDING GAS TO THE TANK AT THE EXTREMELY SLOW RATE THE PUMP WILL CONTINUE TO KICK OFF EVERY FEW SECONDS. *TR

01/23/2013
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/08/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH WHEN AN ABNORMAL NOISE EMITTED FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT MANEUVERED TO A SAFE LOCATION AND NOTICED AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF RADIATOR FLUID LEAKING ONTO THE GROUND. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER THREE TIMES FOR THE DEFECT AND THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED EACH TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 32,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

01/23/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74816U******
Summary

RANGE SHIFTER NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, TRUCK IS JERKING WITH ACCELERATION AND CHANGING GOING BETWEEN 1ST TO 5TH GEAR JOLTING THE VEHICLE. VERY BIG SAFETY ISSUE AS I HAVE ALMOST BEEN REAR-ENDED MULTIPLE TIMES. FORD SAYS NO RECALL ON TRANSMISSION ISSUES. MINE IS A 6R60 TRANSMISSION IN THE 2006 EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER WHICH HAS THE RANGE SHIFTER LOCATED INSIDE TRANSMISSION. WILL COST $2300 TO FIX! *TR

01/14/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN,UNKNOWN OR OTHER,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 12/22/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74856U******
Summary

THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN JERKING WHEN I AM GOING SLOW TO THE POINT AS IF SOMEONE HIT ME IN THE REAR END OF THE VEHICLE. IT IS A VERY STRONG JERKING SENSATION ENOUGH TO FRIGHTEN ANY REASONABLE INDIVIDUAL. IT ALSO HAS BEEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE WHEN MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE PEDAL AND NOT IN CRUISE CONTROL WHILE GOING WELL BELOW THE MINIMUM SPEED NECESSARY TO USE THE CRUISE CONTROL. THE AUTO ACCELERATION WAS WHILE AT 10 MILES PER HOUR OR LESS AND MY FOOT WAS ON THE BRAKE. THIS HAS BECOME MORE AND MORE FREQUENT AND I AM WORRIED IT COULD BE THE COMPUTER, THE TRANSMISSION, THE ENGINE, OR A CONTROL SYSTEM NOT FUNCTIONING PROPERLY. THIS HAS HAPPENED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS WITH PASSENGERS IN THE VEHICLE. MY PARENTS WERE FRIGHTENED WHEN IT HAPPENED. I AM WORRIED THE THING MAY ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN AND HURT ANOTHER VEHICLE(S) OR ITS PASSENGERS. THERE HASN'T BE A FIRE OR CRASH YET BUT IT IS MY FEAR THAT WILL HAPPEN UNLESS THIS SAFETY ISSUE IS MEANINGFULLY ADDRESSED. I ALREADY HAD CERTIFIED AUTO REPAIR OF ROCKVILLE MD LOOK AT THE VEHICLE AND THEY TOLD ME THEY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG FOLLOWING A COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC. THE JERKING AND AUTO ACCELERATION ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE FREQUENT AND I AM REPORTING THIS BECAUSE I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY VEHICLE AND OTHERS ON THE ROAD. ALSO, THERE ARE HEAVY VIRBATIONS OCCURING DURING THE IDLING PROCESS AND I AM NOT A MECHANIC BUT THIS MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE SAFETY CONCERNS ON THE VEHICLE. *TR

01/11/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/21/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPED. THE TRANSMISSION FLUID WAS CHANGED BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 91,690.

01/07/2013
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

STICKS IN PARK, BANGS WHEN SHIFTED TO REVERSE OR OTHER, SLIPS OUT OF GEAR WHEN DRIVING THEN ENGINE WILL REV AS IF IN NEUTRAL, STICKS IN PARK WHEN ON HILL WILL NOT SHIFT TO DRIVE OR REVERSE ( OUT OF PARK), WHEN THE VEHICLE LOOSES GEAR IT WILL REV AND I AM UNABLE TO ACCELERATE AND HAVE TO PULL OVER TO ALLOW OTHER VEHICLES BY UNTIL I CAN GET IT TO ENGAGE AND GO INTO GEAR OTHERWISE THE CAR JUST REVS AND GOES NOWHERE. *TR

12/24/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E06U******
Summary

WHEN VEHICLE IS PUT IN REVERSE THE TRANSMISSIONS JOLTS EXTREMELY HARD INTO GEAR. FEELS LIKE YOUR VEHICLE GO HIT. SEEMS VERY UNSAFE. WHEN DRIVING IT SEEMS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION JERKS INTO 2, N 3RD GEAR. *TR

12/20/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN SHIFTING INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE, THE VEHICLE WOULD JERK VIOLENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A PRIVATE MECHANIC WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE FAILURE COULD HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY AN INCORRECT DIFFERENTIAL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

12/05/2012
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 12/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E56Z******
Summary

SHARP BANG IN THE REAR FOLLOWED A FEW MINUTES LATER BY ANOTHER SHARP BANG. THOUGHT POSSIBLE CONTACT BETWEEN FRAME AN EXHAUST SYSTEM. CONTINUED DRIVING. AFTER ANOTHER 4-5 MILES NOTED FEELING IN CAR OF SLIGHT TRAMPING ON DECELERATION. CONTINUED TRAMPING ON DECELERATION AND INCREASED MORE NOTICEABLE IN RIGHT TURNS, BECAME LOUDER VIBRATION THROUGH BODY DETERMINED PROBLEM IN LEFT REAR. STOPPED CAR EXAMINED LEFT REAR WHEEL. TWO WHEEL BOLTS BROKEN, REMAINING THREE WHEEL NUTS LOOSE WITHIN A FEW TURNS OF COMING OFF. HAD DRIVEN APPROXIMATELY 13 MILES SINCE INITIAL BANG AT SPEEDS OF 30-40 MPH. FEEL VERY FORTUNATE THAT WHEEL HAD NOT COME OFF AND I WAS NOT ON A FREEWAY. *TR

11/29/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS ABNORMALLY LEAKING FLUID. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE RADIATOR PLASTIC FAILED AND CAUSED THE RADIATOR CRIMP TO LEAK. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FAILURE ALSO OCCURRED IN 2010 AND THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED AT THAT TIME. THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE RADIATOR WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED AGAIN. THE MANUFACTURE WAS CONTACT AND ADVISED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR THE RADIATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

11/28/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 11/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63EX6Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE STARTED TO RISE. A FEW MILES DOWN THE HIGHWAY HE SAW A LARGE CLOUD OF SMOKE COMING FROM HIS ENGINE. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO MERGED TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HAVE THE VEHICLE TOWED. AFTER DIAGNOSIS FROM THE DEALER THEY ADVISED HIM THAT THE RADIATOR FRACTURED AND STARTED TO LEAK ONTO THE ENGINE. AS A RESULT, THE ENGINE AND RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 83,000.

11/28/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E06U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BUT THE VEHICLE HESITATED TO ACCELERATE. THE VEHICLE THEN RAPIDLY ACCELERATED TO APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH AND BEGAN TO DECELERATE INDEPENDENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING WHERE THE TECHNICIAN ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD HAVE TO BE REBUILT OR REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 74,000. UPDATED 02/20/13*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THERE WAS AN EMMISSION ISSUE AND THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING. UPDATED 02/20/2013 *JS

11/26/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 04/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU638X6U******
Summary

FIRST INCIDENT OCCURRED IN EARLY APRIL 2012: MY CAR WAS EMITTING A FOUL SMELL AND OVERHEATING. UPON INSPECTION, IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT MY RADIATOR WAS LEAKING. I TURNED MY VEHICLE INTO FORD AND IT WAS REPLACED. SECOND INCIDENT OCCURRED EARLY-MID OCT 2012: MY CAR WAS JERKING AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. IT WAS TAKEN TO HAVE THE CODES CHECKED AND IT WAS INDICATED THAT I HAD 2-3 RANDOM "MISS-FIRES" TO MY SPARK PLUGS. AS THIS IS NORMALLY AN EASY AT-HOME FIX, WE WERE ABLE TO REPLACE ALL THE SPARK PLUGS. THE ISSUE WITH THIS INCIDENT WAS THAT IN THE PROCESS OF REMOVING THE SPARK PLUGS, ALL BUT ONE BROKE IN HALF. THIS IS SUCH A COMMON PROBLEM THAT FORD HAS DESIGNED AND SELLS A SPECIFIC TOOL TO REMOVE BROKEN SPARK PLUGS. ONCE THE TOOL WAS PURCHASED, I WAS ABLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND MY CAR NO LONGER JERKED AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WENT OFF. THIRD INCIDENT OCCURRED LATE NOV 2012: VEHICLE STARTED JOLTING AND JERKING EXCESSIVELY AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. FEELS LIKE TRANSMISSION IS NOT ENGAGING GEARS PROPERLY. AFTER MUCH RESEARCH, I FOUND THAT THIS IS A COMMON AND MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE REGARDING THIS VEHICLE. A SAFETY RECALL NEEDS TO BE DONE IMMINENTLY. ANOTHER ISSUE, STARTED IN THE END OF 2011: WHEN GOING FROM PARK TO REVERSE OR DRIVE, STICK SHIFT WILL STICK AND I WILL HAVE WIGGLE AND PULL HARD TO MAKE IT MOVE. *TR

11/14/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN I MOVED FROM PARK TO DRIVE THE TRANSMISSION JOLTED AND SLAMMED INTO GEAR... TODAY WHILE DRIVING THE TRUCK WENT FROM 40 TO ABOUT 10 MPH AND WILL NOT GO ABOVE THIS SPEED. *TR

11/12/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHENEVER I PUT MY SUV IN REVERSE IT JOLTS AND IT FEELS AS IF MY TRANSMISSION HAS FALLEN OUT. I ALSO NOTICE IT DOES THE SAME WHEN I TRY TO PUT IN "DRIVE" SOME TIMES. MY CAR IS WELL MAINTAINED AND I HAVE ALWAYS BOUGHT FORD TRUCKS. I'M SCARED TO DRIVE MY CHILDREN IN THE CAR AT TIMES BECAUSE MY TRUCK HAS A MIND OF IT'S OWN AND DECIDES WHEN IT WANTS TO ACCELERATE AND WHEN IT DOESN'T. PLEASE GIVE SOME INSIGHT. I'VE SEEN MANY MESSAGE BOARDS AND IT SEEMS AS IF THIS IS A PROBLEM ACROSS THE BOARD FOR THIS MAKE AND MODEL. *TR

11/08/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E86U******
Summary

VEHICLE JERKS AS IF THE TRANSMISSION FELL DOWN WHEN SHIFTING FROM 2ND TO 3RD GEAR OR WHEN DECELERATING. ALSO, FEELS LIKE SOME ONE RAMMED INTO THE BACK. VEHICLE MOVES JUMPS FORWARD WHILE STOPPING AT A TRAFFIC SIGNAL. I HAVE MISSED HITTING THE VEHICLES IN THE FRONT A COUPLE OF TIMES. *TR

10/31/2012
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 10/31/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73846U******
Summary

MOST OF THE TIME, MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER V8 WILL JERK FORWARD VERY HARD WHEN STOPPING. THIS USUALLY HAPPENS WHEN I APPROACH STOPS SIGNS OR STOP LIGHTS. IT FEELS LIKE I'VE BEEN REAR-ENDED BECAUSE OF HOW HARD THE JOLT IS. THIS COULD CAUSE ME TO STRIKE ANOTHER VEHICLE OR CRASH INTO A WALL IF PARKING INSIDE A STRUCTURE. THE VEHICLE ALSO SOMETIMES JERKS VERY HARD FORWARD WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STOP. *TR AFTER RESEARCHING ONLINE, THIS ISSUE APPEARS TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM THAT FORD KNOWS ABOUT, AND APPARENTLY HAS DONE NOTHING TO FIX IT. *TR

10/25/2012
Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/10/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER IS RANDOMLY ACCELERATING AND STALLING. I AM ON THE ROAD ALOT AND IT HAS ALMOST CAUSED A FEW ACCIDENTS. THE ENGINE LIGHT AND WRENCH LIGHT COMES ON BUT RESETS ITSELF. IT JUST HAPPENED AGAIN TODAY AND I WAS INFRONT OF AN AUTO ZONE. I STOPPED IN AND LEFT THE CAR RUNNING. I HAD THE ASSOCIATE COME OUT TO TEST IT AND THE CAR WAS STALLED. HE TESTED IT AND IT HAD 5 CODES ALL OF THEM RELATING TO THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. SO I GOT HOME LOOKED ONLINE AND LOW AND BEHOLD THERE ARE A WHOLE SLEW OF COMPLAINTS ON THE NET ABOUT PEOPLE HAVING THIS SAME PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT SAFE. I WILL HAVE IT FIXED NOW THAT I NARROWED DOWN THE PROBLEM BUT THIS WILL KILL SOMEONE. SEEMS LIKE THAT'S WHAT IT TAKES BEFORE ANYONE CARES. *TR

10/23/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73846Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO JERK INTERMITTENTLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHENEVER THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING BETWEEN 45-65 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A SPECIALIZED TRANSMISSION CENTER WHERE THE TORQUE CONVERTER AND OTHER RELATED PARTS WERE REPLACED. IN ADDITION, THE COMPUTER SYSTEM WAS UPDATED. THE MALFUNCTION BECAME WORSE AFTER THE REPAIR WAS PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN FURTHER REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

10/10/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 10/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. THE CONTACT PULLED THE VEHICLE OVER AND RESTARTED IT AND IT FUNCTIONED PROPERLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

10/09/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/23/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THE VEHICLE WOULD SHAKE WHENEVER THE GEARS WERE SHIFTED. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD MAKE A LOUD NOISE AND THE TRANSMISSION STARTED TO SLIP. ALSO, THE GEAR SHIFTER FAILED TO MOVE OUT OF PARK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 72,659.

10/02/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION SLIPS. VEHICLE LUNGES WHEN REVERSING AND SHIFTING GEARS. I'M AFRAID I MAY HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE OR PEDESTRIAN. ACCORDING TO WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM THERE ARE MANY OWNERS WITH THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM OF THE EXACT SAME MODEL AND MODEL YEAR. *TR

09/19/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/15/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT WAS STOPPED AT A STOP SIGN AND AS SHE ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE FROM THE STOP, THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY JERKED FORWARD ABNORMALLY. THE FAILURE RECURRED WHENEVER ACCELERATING FROM A COMPLETE STOP OR WHEN IN REVERSE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MECHANIC ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 126,000.

09/19/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER JERKS EVERY TIME I STOP AT A RED LIGHT, STOP SIGN OR EVEN PUT MY VEHICLE IN REVERSE. WHEN I PURCHASED MY TRUCK IT ONLY 125000 MILES ON IT AND IT STARTED JERKING A FEW MONTHS AFTER I PURCHASED THE TRUCK. I HAVE BEEN BACK TO THE DEALER AND THEY TELL ME THIS IS A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THERE IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THE TRANSMISSIONS ON THE 2006 EXPLORER AND FORD REFUSED TO HELP OR GIVE ANY ASSISTANCE. I TRAVEL WITH THREE SMALL CHILDREN AND I'M REALLY SCARED THAT I'M GOING TO GET REAR ENDED BECAUSE OF THE JERKING. I HAVE SEARCHED ONLINE AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF FORD EXPLORER OWNERS THAT ARE HAVING THIS SAME EXACT ISSUE. WE NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE THAT KEEP SPEAK FOR US AND OUR RIGHT AS CAR OWNERS. I AM A MOTHER OF 3 AND FULL TIME WORKER I CAN'T AFFORD A NEW CAR. FORD SHOULD STAND UP AND ADMIT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE 2006 FORD TRANSMISSION. I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEBSITE AND FIGURED I WILL TRY AND GET SOME HELP HERE. THIS IS REALLY SERIOUS BECAUSE SOMEONE CAN GET IN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. THIS IS A REALLY BAD JERK AND IT JUST GETS WORSE AND WORSE. PLEASE HELP! *TR

09/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ENGINE
Incident Date: 09/13/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E36U******
Summary

WHILE TRYING TO STOP MY VEHICLE SUDDENLY ACCELERATED AND I HAD TO PUT IT IN NEUTRAL TO COME TO A STOP. I PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT AND SHUT THE ENGINE OFF AND THEN STARTED IT UP AGAIN AND MY ENGINE REVVED AT AROUND 4000 RPM. THE ONLY WAY I COULD DRIVE THE VEHICLE HOME WAS TO KEEP CONSTANT HEAVY PRESSURE ON THE BRAKES. IT ALWAYS WANTED TO ACCELERATE. *TR

09/07/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73836U******
Summary

NO EVENTS LEADING UP TO FAILURE. REGULAR VEHICLE USAGE. AFTER 5 YEARS AND 85000 MILES, THE TRANSMISSION BEGAN CLUNKING AND HESITATING TO SHIFT. WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE, THE TRANSMISSION JOLTS VIOLENTLY. THIS FAILURE HAS NOT YET BEEN CORRECTED BUT HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED AND A REBUILT TRANSMISSION IS ON ORDER. I AM COMPLAINING NOW BECAUSE SO MANY SIMILAR REPORTS HAVE ALSO BEEN FILED ACROSS THE INTERNET. UPON SEEING ALL THE COMPLAINTS I DECIDED TO LODGE MINE FOR MORE TO SEE. THIS IS A HUGE PROBLEM AND IS GOING TO COST ME 3500.00 TO FIX SINCE THE VEHICLE IS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

08/24/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E66U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION STARTED JERKING WHILE GOING DOWN THE ROAD. IT ALSO BEGAN JERKING WHEN SHIFTING INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. I HAD ORIGINALLY THOUGHT MAYBE THE FLUID COULD BE LOW BUT AFTER SEEING ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT THIS HAS HAPPENED TO AND NO-ONE BEING ABLE TO GET ANYTHING DONE I AM CONSIDERING LOOKING INTO A CLASS ACTION SUIT FOR ALL OF THE OWNERS. I ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE TRACTION CONTROL WHILE ON A VACATION IN THE MOUNTAINS. THAT MADE THE ENGINE REV BUT BOTH REAR WHEELS STOPPED MOVING ON A BLIND HILLSIDE CURVE. FORD NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING WITH THESE VEHICLES. *TR

08/17/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 08/15/2012
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E66U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE AT A COMPLETE STOP, THE VEHICLE HESITATED. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO ACCELERATE INTO TRAFFIC HOWEVER WITHIN MOMENTS, FIRE EMITTED FROM UNDER THE HOOD. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE AND ADVISED THAT THE FIRE ORIGINATED FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ENGINE BAY AREA. THE FIRE HAD SPREAD TO THE WINDSHIELD AND DASHBOARD AS WELL. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHO DID NOT ADVISE THE CONTACT ON THE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE THAT COULD HAVE LED TO THE FIRE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 50,000.

07/16/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E36U******
Summary

WHEN I WENT TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE WOULD NOT MOVE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT WHEN TRIED TO GO FORWARD WAS LOUD NOISE AND I HAD TO START FORWARD IN 3RD THEN SHIFT INTO DRIVE, LITTLE WRENCH APPEARED ON DASHBOARD. LIGHT WENT OUT AND COULD THEN START OUT IN DRIVE WITHOUT HAVING TO START IN 3RD, HOWEVER COULD NO LONGER USE REVERSE. TOOK TO TRANSMISSION SHOP FOR EVALUATION AND WAS TOLD NEEDED TO HAVE TRANSMISSION REBUILD AS THERE WAS METAL INSIDE THAT WAS BLOCKING VALVES. THIS IS COSTING ME $2400. HAD TO FIX AS I AM AWAY FROM HOME ON THE OTHER SIDE OF COUNTRY AND NEED IT TO GO BACK HOME. *TR

07/14/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 07/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64866U******
Summary

ENGINE LOST POWER AND BEGAN VIBRATING. ENGINE DRIVEN TO DEALERSHIP AND ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. DEALERSHIP STATES "SEIZED" SPARK PLUG BUT BECAUSE PART IS DEFECTIVE WANTS TO REPLACE ALL EIGHT PLUGS. UNABLE TO QUOTE COST AS PLUGS ARE KNOWN TO BREAK OFF DURING REMOVAL. PLUG REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDED ORGINALLY TO BE 100000 NOW DROPPED TO 60,000. SERVICE WRITER STATED "YOU MUST HAVE HAD SOMEONE MESSING WITH YOUR SPARK PLUGS". TOLD HIM NO ONE HAS SERVICED MY CAR BUT HIS DEALERSHIP. SPECIAL TOOL DESIGNED BY FORD TO REMOVE THESE PLUGS. COST CANNOT BE QUOTED ($946 FOR ONE PLUG CHANGEOUT PLUS FULL SERVICE FUEL SERVICE PRIOR TO REMOVAL TO "LOOSEN" UP CARBON BUILDUP WHICH THEY SAY CAUSES THE PROBLEM WITH PLUG BREAKAGE) BUT COST RUNS INTO THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND SHAVINGS FROM REBORING THE PLUGS FOR REPLACEMENT OF DIFFERENT DESIGN PLUG CAN CAUSE ENGINE TO BE DAMAGED. CAR PURCHASED NEW IN 2006. ONLY DRIVER. ONLY DEALER SERVICED. THIS IS A TERRIBLE PROBLEM.

07/11/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE RADIATOR LEAKS ON ALMOST ALL 2006 MODELS FROM THE FACTORY. FORD ACKNOWLEDGES THE ISSUE WAS FROM OVERTIGHTENING, YET DOES NOT ISSUE A RECALL. *TR

07/06/2012
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 06/11/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75806U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE LIFT GATE OPENS ON IT'S OWN. *TR

06/11/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES
Incident Date: 05/28/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

I STARTED TO DRIVE MY VEHICLE FROM THE PARKED POSITION MY ABS LIGHT CAME ON AND THEN MY A GRINDING SOUND CAME FROM MY FRONT LEFT AND A JERKING MOTION BEGAN HAPPENING TO MY VEHICLE. THE GRINDING NOISE AND JERKING MOTIONED HAPPENED FOR ABOUT 20 SECONDS. MY ABS LIGHT AND TRACTION LIGHT BEGAN FLASHING AND STAYED ON PERMANENTLY WITH A WRENCH LIGHT ON THE DASH BOARD. *TR

06/07/2012
Components: ENGINE,FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E86U******
Summary

I NOTICED A YELLOW FLUID LEAKING FROM THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING. I TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC AND HE SAID THAT THE ANTIFREEZE WAS LEAKING FROM SOMEWHERE IN THE MANIFOLD, PROBABLY THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING. WE REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND BRAND NEW O-RINGS AND ADDED SILICONE SEALANT AROUND THE AFFECTED AREAS. WE ARE STILL SEEING THE LEAKING. I HAVE SEEN THIS COMPLAINT NUMEROUS TIMES AND IT IS TIME THAT FORD TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PLASTIC PARTS THAT ARE CONNECTED TO THE ENGINE. FORD MUST USE METAL PARTS TO REPLACE THESE FOR ME BECAUSE PLASTIC WARPS IN THE HEAT OF FLORIDA. THE AFFECTED PARTS ARE THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING AND IT'S CONNECTION TO THE ENGINE. I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4.0 WITH 55K MILEAGE. GOOD MAINTENANCE ALWAYS, OIL CHANGED REGULARLY, FLUIDS CHECKED AND MAINTAINED REGULARLY. FORD MUST FIX THIS! *JS

06/04/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/29/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

I DISCOVERED A LEAK IN THE RADIATOR AFTER NOTICING THAT THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE NEEDLE WAS BOUNCING AROUND AT AN IDLE. AFTER ABOUT A MINUTE, THE VEHICLE OVERHEATED AND STARTED STEAMING. WE ENDED UP HAVING TO HAVE THE RADIATOR REPLACED AT A COST OF $600. (IT WAS ALSO OVER 90 DEGREES THAT DAY AND I WAS STRANDED WITH TWO SMALL CHILDREN, THE YOUNGEST WAS 4 MONTHS OLD.) THEN ABOUT A MONTH AGO, IN MAY 2012, I WAS AT A GROCERY STORE AND WHEN I WENT TO ENTER THE VEHICLE I NOTED A LARGE PUDDLE OF ANTIFREEZE ON THE GROUND AND IT WAS DRIPPING FROM THE RADIATOR. WE HAD TO HAVE THE RADIATOR REPLACED, AGAIN AT A COST OF $600. THE SAME MECHANIC REPAIRED IT BOTH TIMES AND SAID IT WAS THE SAME ISSUE AS THE FIRST ONE. NOW WE ARE HAVING TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKING FROM THE COOLING LINE THAT LEADS FROM THE TRANSMISSION TO THE RADIATOR. THESE INCIDENTS HAVE CAUSED US SERIOUS HARDSHIPS FINANCIALLY AND COULD HAVE CAUSED PHYSICAL INJURY DUE TO THE FACT THAT IT WAS EXTREMELY HOT OUT ON BOTH OCCASIONS AND I HAD SMALL CHILDREN WITH ME MILES FROM HOME. I HAVE ALREADY CONTACTED FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND THEY HAVE DECLINED TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS ISSUE. I AM REQUESTING, AS ARE MANY OTHERS, THAT A RECALL BE ISSUED. AND I ALSO SUGGEST THAT YOU RESEARCH THIS PROBLEM ON THE INTERNET AS IT IS A MAJOR ONE. IT IS STRANGE THAT FORD CHANGED THE RADIATOR IN THE 2007 MODEL YEAR EXPLORER. *TR

05/18/2012
Components: ENGINE
Incident Date: 01/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E96U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE READING FROM THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE INCREASED WHEN THE RADIATOR FAILED. THE RADIATOR LEAKED COOLANT DUE TO DEFECTIVE PLASTIC. THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED THREE TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED A FOURTH. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 27,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 100,000.

05/09/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 05/06/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN I WAS DRIVING, 3 DASHBOARD LIGHTS CAME ON: THE WRENCH, THE ABS LIGHT, AND THE LOW TRACTION. WHEN I TURNED LEFT, THE RIGHT REAR WHEEL GRABBED AND MADE A GRINDING SOUND. THERE WAS ALSO A HIGHER PITCHED NOISE THAT SOUNDED LIKE METAL STRIKING METAL. THE MECHANIC HAS STATED THAT THE TONE RING BROKE ON THE RIGHT REAR DRIVE AXLE, AND THIS IS A COMMON FORD PROBLEM. WHEN IT BROKE, IT DAMAGED THE BRAKE UNIT ON MY RIGHT REAR WHEEL AS WELL. THE REPAIR ISN'T CHEAP - I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS A POSSIBILITY WHEN I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE. *TR

05/08/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/01/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT AND THIS WILL BE THIRD TRANSMISSION TO GO INTO THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, I HAVE REPLACED THE RADIATOR THREE TIMES AND AN ENGINE BLOCK SEAL. THESE ARE VERY COSTLY FIXES FOR A CAR THAT IS ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS OLD. I HAVE REACHED OUT TO FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND THEY ARE NOT HELPFUL OR SYMPATHETIC AT ALL AND CLAIM THAT THEY ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. MEANWHILE, WHEN YOU SEARCH THE WEB IT IS AN ISSUE ACROSS THE BOARD. I FEEL THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS HORRIBLE AND SO ARE THEIR CARS. I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND A FORD TO ANYONE, NOT EVEN MY WORST ENEMY. I COULD HAVE BOUGHT TWO CARS FOR THE MONEY I AM PUTTING INTO THIS VEHICLE. *TR

05/01/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER. CONSUMER STATES TRANSMISSION FAILURE *TGW THE CONSUMER STATED THE DEALER NEGLECTED TO DETECT ANY SIGNS OF THE PROBLEM, BEFORE THE TERMINATION OF THE USED VEHICLE WARRANTY. *JB

04/27/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/26/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE BEEN HAVING SOME MISFIRING SPARK PLUGS ON MY TRUCK. WE ARE PRICING THEM OUT AND ARE FINDING OUT THAT THEY ARE VERY HARD TO REPLACE AND THEY BREAK OFF INSIDE THE ENGINE! DEALERS DO NOT RECOMMEND REPLACING THEM YOURSELF AND IT COSTS $300 TO HAVE THEM DO IT, THEN $100 FOR EVERY SPARK PLUG THAT BREAKS DURING THAT PROCESS, PLUS THE $19 FOR EACH MOTORCRAFT BRAND PLUG! THIS COULD COST US UP TO $1500 JUST TO REPLACE SPARK PLUGS?! THIS IS INSANITY!!! NOT ONLY DOES IT BUILD UP CARBON BUT IT IS ALSO A 2 PIECE PLUG AND IT BREAKS APART! THIS NEEDS TO BE RECALLED! PEOPLE ARE SPENDING A FORTUNE JUST TO REPLACE SPARK PLUGS! ITS SICK! *TR

04/18/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/09/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

SEPARATION OF RADIATOR ... BETWEEN PLASTIC TOP AND BOTTOM TANKS WITH ALUMINUM RADIATOR GRILL. THIS IS THE 2ND REPLACEMENT WITH COST $520 RADIATOR, $300 LABOR ESTIMATED BY FORD. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE AND SAFETY ISSUE WITH ENGINE FAILURE/TRANSMISSION FAILURE POSSIBLE. PROBLEM CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE/ANYTIME; I.E., WITHIN TRAFFIC SITUATION ON MULTILANE INTERSTATE RUSH HOUR. *JS

04/18/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/29/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

SEPARATION OF RADIATOR ... BETWEEN PLASTIC TOP AND BOTTOM TANKS WITH ALUMINUM RADIATOR GRILL. THIS WAS THE FIRST REPLACEMENT WITH COST $460 RADIATOR, $308 LABOR ESTIMATED BY FORD. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE AND SAFETY ISSUE WITH ENGINE FAILURE/TRANSMISSION FAILURE POSSIBLE. PROBLEM CAN OCCUR ANYWHERE/ANYTIME; I.E., WITHIN TRAFFIC SITUATION ON MULTILANE INTERSTATE RUSH HOUR. (43000 MILES ON ODOMETER, FIRST TIME.) *JS

04/11/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/28/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E56Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH AND DROVE OVER A BUMP. IMMEDIATELY, THE ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR AND TEMPERATURE GAUGE ILLUMINATED. THE ENGINE THEN BEGAN TO OVERHEAT. THE FAILURE WOULD ALSO OCCUR WHEN DRIVING ON UNEVEN ROAD SURFACES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER TWICE FOR THE SAME FAILURE AND THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED EACH TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,551. UPDATED 05/08/12*LJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE RADIATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED TWICE.

04/05/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E06U******
Summary

THE WRENCH, THE ABS, AND THE ANTI-SWAY ICONS STARTED COMING ON INTERMITTENTLY ON MY 2006 EXPLORER. THEY WOULD RESET IMMEDIATELY USING THE RESET BUTTON. THE DEALER REPLACED A WHEEL-SPEED SENSOR AND STATED THAT THE SENSOR WAS DAMAGED WHEN THE "TONE" WHEEL CRACKED. DEALER ALSO STATED THAT UNLESS THE TONE WHEEL WAS REPLACED, THE ABS WAS NOT OPERATIONAL. THEY CHARGE ABOUT 200.00 FOR THE REPAIR. *TR

04/05/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/05/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E86U******
Summary

HAD COMPLAINED ABOUT A HESITATION IN 2008, AFTER SEVERAL TIMES AT THE SHOP THEY DID SOMETHING TO THE THROTTLE BODY. NOW THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS IN 3RD GEAR. AT ONLY 56785 MILES THIS IS TERRIBLE. *TR

04/03/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E96U******
Summary

I HAVE DONE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESEARCH AND NOTICE THAT HUNDREDS OF OTHERS ARE HAVING THE SAME ISSUE WITH THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE TRANSMISSION IS GIVING NUMEROUS ISSUES. HARD TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE, ROARS, SLIPS WHEN CHANGING GEARS, ETC. THE MOST DISTURBING PROBLEM IS THE TRANSMISSION JUST JUMPS INTO GEAR WITHOUT MOVING THE GEAR SHIFTER LEVER. THE TRANSMISSION STALLS AT RED LIGHTS AND THEN JUST JERKS FORWARD AFTER SEVERAL SECONDS. PLEASE HELP BEFORE THERE IS AN ACCIDENT. *TR

03/30/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/19/2012
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E16Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO PARK WITH THE ENGINE ON AND THE VEHICLE ROLLED AWAY AS THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE CRASHED INTO A TREE, INJURING THE CONTACT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND WAS IN THE PROCESS OF ASSISTING THE CONTACT WITH THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 96,500 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 96,934. UPDATED 07/13/12 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED WHEN SHE STEPPED OUT OF THE VEHICLE, WITH THE ENGINE STILL RUNNING, SHE WAS KNOCKED ON THE GROUND BY THE DOOR. THE VEHICLE ROLLED DOWN THE STREET BACKWARD AND HIT A TREE. UPDATED 07/31/12

03/20/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/20/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THERMOSTAT/RADIATOR FAILED CAUSING ENTIRE ENGINE FAILURE. THERE HAS BEEN SEVERAL OTHER COMPLAINTS LIKE THIS ABOUT THE EXPLORER. MY CHILDREN AND I WERE IN THE VEHICLE WHEN IT MALFUNCTIONED WITHOUT ANY WARNING A BIG CLOUD OF SMOKE AND THE VEHICLE SHUT OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF HEAVY TRAFFIC THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT. THIS ISSUE WITH THE RADIATOR NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. *KB

03/19/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/16/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PLASTIC IN THE RADIATOR CRACKED AND WAS LEAKING. THE FAILURE CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO OVERHEAT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DETERMINED THAT THE RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 68,000.

03/13/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/27/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56Z******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH LESS THAN 40,000 MILES STARTED TO HESITATE WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. AFTER CHECKING OUT ALL THE FLUIDS, I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE RADIATOR (ANTIFREEZE) WAS WAY BELOW LEVEL. I HAD TO FILL UP THE RADIATOR WITH 1-1/2 GALLONS OF COOLANT. I HAVE TAKEN MY VEHICLE TO THE FORD DEALER EVERY TIME FOR A OIL CHANGE AND WAS NEVER TOLD THAT THE COOLANT WAS BELOW LEVEL. AT 44,000 MILES, THE LEAK WAS SO BAD THAT THE RADIATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED. JUST AFTER A YEAR LATER ANOTHER FAILURE TO THE RADIATOR. HAD TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR A SECOND TIME AT 65,250 MILES. THIS TO ME IS A SAFETY CONCERN, IF THE RADIATOR FAILS WHICH COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO SEIZE AND POSSIBLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. *TR

03/13/2012
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL,TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/12/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56Z******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AND APPLYING MY FOOT ON THE BRAKES THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP. ABS, TRACTION CONTROL AND A WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. GRINDING NOISE CAME FROM THE VEHICLE. THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED WHILE DRIVING MY WIFE AND NEWBORN HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL. AFTER TAKING IT TO A SHOP, THE MECHANIC NOTICED THAT THE TONE RING OR ABS RING WAS CRACKED. THIS MUST BE REPLACED IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO HAVE FUNCTIONAL BRAKES. THE SHOP TOLD ME THAT THE ABS RING HAD A DIFFERENT PART NUMBER AND THE MATERIAL WAS MUCH THICKER THAN THE OLD RING. *TR

02/27/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E46U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION WOULD SLIP, TEMPERATURE GAUGE SHOOT TO HEIGHT FOR 5 SECONDS THEN DROP BACK DOWN DISCOVERED LOW COOLANT. LEAK GOT WORSE. CRACKED RADIATOR DISCOVERED THIS IS COMMON PROBLEM REPLACED RADIATOR, NOW HAVING THERMOSTAT HOUSING REPLACED. 6 WEEKS AFTER REPAIR TOOK TO FORD DUE TRANSMISSION FLUID LEAKING FORD SAID IT WAS IN QUICK CONNECT BECAUSE I USED AN AFTER MARKET RADIATOR SAID ONLY WAY THEY COULD FIX IT WAS TO REPLACE MY ENTIRE RADIATOR AGAIN FOR $1300. COULD NOT REPLACED FITTINGS HAD TO GET IT ALL TOGETHER. ASKED THEM WHY I WOULD WANT A FORD RADIATOR SINCE THEY FAIL. THEY SAID YES THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM. *TR

02/23/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/08/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER IS A LEMON. THOUSAND OF PROBLEMS ACROSS THE NATION. TAKE ONE TO A GARAGE AND THE MECHANICS TELL YOU WHICH PROBLEM YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU TELL THEM, ONE OF THREE. TRANSMISSION FAILURES, RADIATOR REPLACEMENT EVERY 30000 MILES AND BAD WHEEL BEARING CAUSING TIRES TO COME OFF DURING DRIVING. LUCKY FOR ME ONLY TWO ENCOUNTERED SO FAR. TRANSMISSION FAILURE. GETTING ON INTERSTATE AND STALLING IN TRAFFIC IS A DANGER TO MY FAMILY AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE MOTORING PUBLIC. AVERAGE COST FOR TRANSMISSION REPAIRS ARE 2500.00 TO 4000.00. FORD SHOULD HAVE RECALLED THESE VEHICLES FOR SAFETY ISSUES. *TR

02/20/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 04/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96Z******
Summary

HAVING PROBLEMS WITH FLUID OVERFLOWING TO THE OVERFLOW TANK, OVERHEATING AND CYLINDER MISFIRE READINGS. *TR

02/17/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E16U******
Summary

I HAVE HAD TO CHANGE THE RADIATOR THREE TIMES AND GETTING READY TO DO IT AGAIN THE SECOND TIME THE TRUCK RAN HOT AND RUINED THE MOTOR. I THEN PUT ANOTHER MOTOR AND NEW RADIATOR AND IT HAS NOT BEEN 40000 MILES AND WITH NO WARNING AT ALL IT DONE IT AGAIN WITH ALL OF THE COMPLAINTS THAT HAS BEEN POSTED ONLINE THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED TO EVERY ONE THAT HAS THIS PROBLEM. *TR

01/27/2012
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 01/24/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74846U******
Summary

WAS DRIVING WHEN TILT GATE GLASS AJAR WARNING CAME ON, AT THE SAME TIME HEARD A WHISTLING NOISE. UPON STOPPING NOTICED THE LIFT GATE WAS AJAR WITH AND AWAY FROM THE HATCH BY SEVERAL INCHES. TIED TO CLOSE IT AND IT DID NOT CLOSE PROPERLY UPON INSPECTION THE HINGE WAS BROKE THAT HOLDS THE GLASS TO THE VEHICLE. MANAGED TO GET THE GLASS SOMEWHAT BACK IN PLACE AND DROVE GINGERLY HOME ALL WHILE THE LIFT GATE AJAR LIGHT WAS ON. THERE IS A LOT OF WHITE RESIDUE PACKED IN PART OF THE HINGE NOT KNOWN IF IT IS ROAD SALT OR NOT AND THE HINGE HAS A CRACK WHERE IT SEPARATED. MY CONCERN IS THE FAILURE IS RELATED TO SALT AND FREEZING AND THAWING, AND IF THAT IS THE CASE HOW LONG BEFORE THE OTHER ONE FAILS... ALSO IF DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH WINDOWS OPENED COULD IT HAVE CAUSED THE GLASS TO SHATTER SCARING THE DRIVER OF OTHER TRAFFIC CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. I HAVE CONTACTED FORD ABOUT IT IN CASE THEY WANTED TO SEE IT AND GOT THE NORMAL BASIC REPLY CAR IS OUT OF WARRANTY AND BASICALLY WE DON'T' CARE AT THIS TIME. *TR

01/10/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SPORADICALLY DECELERATE TO 40 MPH WITHOUT WARNING. LATER, THE TRANSMISSION WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO STATED THEY WOULD ASSIST HIM AT A LATER DATE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 104,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

01/07/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E16Z******
Summary

THE VEHICLE HAS HARSH UPSHIFTS WHEN ACCELERATING FROM 1ST TO 4TH GEAR, CREATING MOMENTARY LOSS OF CONTROL. THE VEHICLE WILL STALL, THEN JERK FORWARD A FEW INCHES UNANNOUNCED, WHICH HAS THE POTENTIAL OF CAUSING A WRECK OR HITTING A PEDESTRIAN. THE SAME WILL OCCUR WHEN SHIFTING FROM DRIVE TO REVERSE, AND VICE-VERSA. ALSO, SOMETIMES THE RPM WILL INCREASE DRASTICALLY ON ITS OWN WITHOUT AN INCREASE IN SPEED. I'M AFRAID THIS WILL CAUSE AN ACCIDENT IF THE SPEED DECIDES TO INCREASE. *TR

01/04/2012
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,AIR BAGS
Incident Date: 01/04/2012
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75856U******
Summary

THE AIR BAG MALFUNCTION LIGHT AND WRENCH LIGHT BOTH LITE UP ON THE DASH. THE CAR APPEARED TO BE RUNNING STRANGE, SHIFTING HARD. AFTER TURNING OFF THE VEHICLE, IT WOULD NOT RESTART FOR APPROX 20 MINUTES. IT WOULD RUN FINE FOR A DAY OR SO THEN THE LIGHTS WOULD COME ON AGAIN. TOOK THE CAR TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP, THEY DROVE IT FOR APPROX 23 MILES AND THE LIGHTS WOULDN'T COME ON. THE BATTERY TESTED LOW SO THEY REPLACED THE BATTERY. WHEN TEST DRIVING AFTER THE BATTERY REPLACEMENT THE WRENCH LIGHT AND AIRBAG LIGHT FINALLY CAME ON. THEY TURNED OFF THE VEHICLE AND IT WOULDN'T START. AFTER WAITING 15 MINUTES TO AN HOUR IT WOULD START BUT THE LIGHTS WOULD COME ON AGAIN AND ONCE AGAIN AFTER TURNING IT OFF IT WOULDN'T RESTART. THEY CHARGED ME AN ADDITIONAL $759 TO FIX THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (AFTER AROUND $300 FOR THE BATTERY AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING). VERY FRUSTRATING - MY 2006 ONLY HAS 47K MILES AND IS RARELY DRIVEN. *TR

01/01/2012
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/16/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT W/4.0 L HAD A COOLANT LEAK AND NEEDED A NEW RADIATOR. MILEAGE WAS 40,005. RADIATOR WAS REPLACED ON 11/16/2009. TWO YEARS LATER (1/1/12) THE RADIATOR IS AGAIN LEAKING AND NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. CURRENT MILEAGE IS 54,435. *TR

12/27/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

RADIATOR FAILURE. THE RADIATOR FAILED CAUSING THE ENTIRE ENGINE TO OVERHEAT. SEE ODI NUMBER 10439878. REPLACED ENTIRE ENGINE AND RADIATOR IN THIS VEHICLE WHICH ONLY HAS 68,000 MILES ON IT. (COSTING OVER $6000). PLEASE ISSUE A RECALL. *TR

12/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E86U******
Summary

THIS 2006 EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER CAR STARTED MAKING ROARING SOUND WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE. TRIED BACKING OFF THE ACCELERATOR AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THERMOSTAT GAUGE TEMPERATURE WENT TO HOT AND DISPLAYED RED AND A/C STARTED BLOWING COLD AIR. THERMOSTAT THEN WENT FROM HOT TO COLD MULTIPLE TIMES. CHECKED COOLANT LEVELS AND THEY WERE FINE. THE ENGINE AND CAR FINALLY SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY AND THE CAR THEN OVERHEATED. COOLANT BLEW OUT AT THE HOSE AT THE THERMOSTAT. TOWED THE CAR TO A NATIONWIDE REPAIR SHOP WHERE THEY REPLACED THERMOSTAT AND PRESSURE TESTED COOLING SYSTEM BUT CAR WILL NO LONGER IDLE AND ENGINE NOW HAS MAJOR PROBLEMS. TOWED THE CAR TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND THEY ARE NOW SAYING IT MAY HAVE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET ($2200 OR MORE) AND OR ENGINE NEEDS TO BE REPLACED ($5600). THEY ARE GOING TO CHECK WITH FORD TO SEE IF THEY CAN PROVIDE ASSISTANCE. THIS VEHICLE HAS 68,000 MILES ON IT (LESS THAN 15,000/YEAR) AND SHOULD NOT NEED A NEW THERMOSTAT AND ENGINE. THERE APPEARS TO BE A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THIS YEAR/MAKE WITH RADIATORS/THERMOSTAT ISSUES. PLEASE ISSUE A RECALL. *TR

12/14/2011
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 11/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ACCELERATING FROM A TRAFFIC STOP, A LOUD NOISE WAS HEARD FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE LUG NUTS HAD SHEARED, CAUSING THE WHEEL TO DETACH FROM THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 95,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 96,000.

12/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/26/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER EDITION. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT THEN REALIZED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD OVERHEATED AS IT PROCEEDED TO STALL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY ADVISED HER THAT THE RADIATOR AND THERMOSTAT FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BUT THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AGAIN AFTER TWO WEEKS. THE VEHICLES WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE HEAD GASKET WAS BLOWN AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE TO THE CONTACT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 84,000.

12/13/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/21/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK. THE CONTACT RECEIVED AN UNKNOWN SAFETY RECALL LETTER FROM THE MANUFACTURER REGARDING THE SHIFT LEVER CIRCUIT BOARD. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THE SHIFT LEVER CIRCUIT BOARD REPLACED BUT THE REPAIR DID NOT REMEDY THE ISSUE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER A MONTH LATER BUT THE DEALER DID NOT FIND A PROBLEM WITH THE SHIFTER. THE DEALER SUGGESTED TO THE CONTACT TO APPLY THE EMERGENCY BRAKE BEFORE SHIFTING THE VEHICLE OUT OF PARK. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER REGARDING THE SHIFTER AND THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT IT WAS UP TO THE DEALER WHETHER THE VEHICLE WOULD BE REPAIRED UNDER THE RECALL A SECOND TIME. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

12/13/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE STARTED TO INCREASE AND THE TEMPERATURE WARNING LAMP ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE WHO DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 36,000.

11/19/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E56Z******
Summary

RADIATOR FAIL CAUSED CAT DEATH. *TR

11/16/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID AND RADIATOR COOLANT. AND AS A RESULT, THE RADIATOR FAILED. A PRIVATE MECHANIC MADE THREE ATTEMPTS TO REPAIR THE FAILURE BY REPLACING THE RADIATOR BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE DEALER DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE HOWEVER, DID NOT OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 78,000 AND THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 43,000.

11/07/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/06/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E46U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR CONTINUED TO LEAK. THE LEAKING WAS CAUSED BY THE PLASTIC MATERIAL SEPARATING FROM THE ALUMINUM, WHICH WAS CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO OVERHEAT. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER WHERE THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE DEALER ALSO ADVISED THAT THE THERMOSTAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AS WELL DUE TO THE RADIATOR FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 67,000. THE CONSUMER COULD NOT AFFORD TO FIX THE PROBLEM. SHE ALSO STATED THE WERE PLENTY OF WEBSITES DEVOTED TO THE EXACT RADIATOR AND THERMOSTAT PROBLEM. UPDATED 11/21/11...UPDATED 11/25/11 *BF UPDATED 11/30/11

11/04/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED WHEN THE VEHICLE GEAR WAS PLACED INTO REVERSE THE GEAR ENGAGED WITH FORCE, AND THE VEHICLE ALSO LOST POWER. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT A DIAGNOSED WAS NOT PERFORMED. THE DEALER DID NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN INFORMATION WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

11/04/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED WHEN THE GEAR WAS PLACED IN REVERSE IT ENGAGED WITH FORCE, AND THE VEHICLE STALLED. THE FAILURE WAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT A DIAGNOSTIC TEST WAS NOT PERFORMED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED NOR DID THE DEALER REPLACE ANY PARTS. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000 THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

11/04/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 10/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE, THE SMELL OF ANTIFREEZE STARTED COMING INTO THE CAR. MY FIANCE' CHECKED THE RADIATOR AND OVERFLOW BOTTLE AND FOUND OUT IT WAS GAS MIXED WITH THE ANTIFREEZE. MY CAR'S MILEAGE IS 80100. I DO NOT BELIEVE THE CAR SHOULD HAVE THIS ISSUE AT ONLY 5 YEARS. THIS PROBLEM/COMPLAINT SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND DAMAGES SHOULD BE COVERED BY THE DEALERSHIP OR MANUFACTURER. *TR

11/04/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/18/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WE PURCHASED OUR 2006 EXPLORER USED WITH 61,000 IN SUMMER 2009. THE DEALERSHIP DID A COMPLETE INSPECTION AND REPLACED EVERYTHING WE FOUND AS DEFECTIVE OR AS A RECALLED ITEM. THE COOLANT SYSTEM WASN'T ONE OF THESE ISSUES. DROVE VEHICLE ALL SUMMER AND INTO THE FALL WITHOUT ISSUE. BY LATE FALL OF 2009 VEHICLE HAD ANTI-FREEZE LEAK, JUST AFTER THE FIRST FROST IN NE. LOCAL AUTO SERVICE PROVIDOR REPLACED RADIATOR TWICE IN ONE MONTH WITH NAPA PARTS WITHOUT REMEDY AND THEN EVENTUALLY THEY HAD TO REPLACE WITH AN AUTHORIZED FORD RADIATOR TO GET IT NOT TO FAIL. ALSO REPLACED THE WATER PUMP, ALL HOSES, PULLIES, AND FLUID TO MAKE SURE THERE WERE NO OTHER ISSUES. STILL LEAKED BUT MINOR AND FINALLY WAS CORRECTED IN SPRING OF 2010. BY LATE FALL 2010, AGAIN AFTER THE FIRST FROST THE VEHICLE WAS LEAKING ANTI-FREEZE AGAIN. TOOK IT TO FORD DEALERSHIP THIS TIME WHERE THEY WENT THROUGH THE ENTIRE COOLING SYSTEM AND REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT AND UPPER INTAKE HOUSING THEY SAID WAS LEAKING. THEY ALSO FLUSHED THE ENTIRE SYSTEM AGAIN AND ADDED WHAT THEY DEEMED WAS THE CORRECT ANTIFREEZE FOR THE VEHICLE ASSURING THAT THIS WOULD STOP THE PROBLEM. VEHICLE STILL LEAKED AND WE HAD TO PERIODICALLY TIGHTEN THE HOSE CLAMPS BUT BY SPRING OF 2011 THE LEAK AGAIN STOPPED. JUST BROUGHT VEHICLE BACK TO FORD DEALERSHIP FALL 2011, AGAIN AFTER THE FIRST FROST. WAS TOLD THE NOW 2 YEAR OLD FORD RADIATOR WAS FAILING AT THE JOINTS BETWEEN ALUMINUM AND PLASTIC. THIS WAS THE SAME FAILURE AS ORIGINALLY NOTED IN FALL OF 2009. THERE APPEARS TO BE AN ONGOING PROBLEM WITH 2006 EXPLORER RADIATORS WITH OVER 50K MILES. ALONG WITH ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, THIS CONDITION AFFECTS THE TRANSMISSION AND THE SAFETY OF THE OCCUPANTS IF THE ENGIN RUNS OUT OF COOLANT. *TR

11/02/2011
Components: STEERING,SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ENGINE STALLS. WHENEVER IT FEELS LIKE IT, HOT OR COLD, SLOWING DOWN TO STOP, TURNING LEFT OR RIGHT, ON THE STREET ROADS AND FREEWAYS. STARTS AND GO AGAIN AFTER 5/10 MINUTES BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS. I PAID SO MUCH MONEY AND TIME FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND PARTS ALREADY AND YESTERDAY WAS THE WORST. MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER STALLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREEWAY. DATE: NOV 1, 2011, TIME:1550, AND MY WIFE WAS DRIVING, WHEN SHE'S NOT HAPPY, NOBODY'S HAPPY....SHE ALMOST GOT RAN OVER AS SHE OPEN HER DOOR, SHE COULD NOT GO ANYWHERE BUT WAIT FOR TIME TO EITHER COOL OFF OR RESET ON THE ENGINE. *TR

10/30/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RADIATOR THER ARE TWO TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINES THEY ARE BOTH LEAKING. *TR

10/28/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR FAILED. THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED TWO YEARS PRIOR TO THE MOST RECENT FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO ADVISED THAT THEY COULD REPLACE THE RADIATOR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 39,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 63,000.

10/28/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER HAS 44,000 MILES ON IT AND NEEDS A NEW RADIATOR,AFTER CHECKING COMPLAINTS ONLINE FOR THE SAME PROBLEM, I HAVE FOUND MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE.I BELIEVE FORD NEEDS TO RECALL THIS VEHICLE FOR THE RADIATOR ISSUE. THE LEAK FROM THE RADIATOR CAN SEEP INTO THE GROUND AND INTO THE UNDERGROUND WATER SYSTEM,NOT TO MENTION ANY ANIMALS THAT WOULD DRINK FROM THE PUDDLES LEFT BEHIND FROM THIS VERY TOXIC ANTI-FREEZE. THE REPLACEMENT OF THIS ITEM COST ALMOST $1200 AT A FORD DEALER,THESE TRUCKS ARE ONLY 5 YEARS OLD AND I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE REPLACED 3 OR MORE RADIATORS SINCE THEY PURCHASED THEIR EXPLORERS. IT SEEMS TO BE A BIGGER PROBLEM FOR THE 2006 MODEL WHEN FORD CHANGED THE RADIATOR TO PLASTIC. I WONDER HOW MANY ACCIDENTS WHERE CAUSED WHEN THE RADIATOR FAILED AND SEIZED THE ENGINES WHILE PEOPLE WHERE DRIVING? *TR

10/26/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/19/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E464******
Summary

WHILE BEING PARKED ON AN INCLINED HILL, MY EXPLORER WOULD NOT GET INTO GEAR. HAD TO CALL AAA TO TOW TO TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST WHO ADJUSTED THE GEAR BUT STATED YOU MIGHT HAVE MORE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. SINCE THEN MY CAR HAS HAD PROBLEMS WHERE THE GEARS HAVE BEEN GRINDING AS I'M DRIVING. I'M AFRAID I MIGHT HAVE MORE SERIOUS PROBLEMS IN THE FUTURE SINCE I'VE BEEN READING REPORTS FROM FORD OWNERS THAT THIS IS BECOMING A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH FORD VEHICLES. *TT

10/25/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E66U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 60 MPH WHEN THE ENGINE STALLED. THE CONTACT NOTICED A LEAK COMING FROM THE RADIATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THEY CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS A HOLE IN THE RADIATOR .THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 82,000.

10/25/2011
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 11/27/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING ON MY EXPLORER AND FORD REFUSED TO FIX IT, EVENTHOUGH IT WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY. I SEE THAT THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ON THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER FOR THE RADIATOR LEAKING. *TR

10/17/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU626764******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 45 MPH, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE DISPLAYED A READING INFORMING HER THAT THE ENGINE WAS OVER HEATING. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT WATER WAS LEAKING FROM THE ENGINE. AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC EXAMINED THE VEHICLE AND STATED THAT THE RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED APPROXIMATELY EIGHT MONTHS LATER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 80,000.

10/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/07/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE WOULD INDICATE THAT THE ENGINE WAS OVERHEATING. THE CONTACT ALSO NOTICED THERE WAS FLUID LEAKING FROM THE RADIATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE RADIATOR WAS CRACKED AND THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING FAILED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THIS WAS A COMMON FAILURE THAT REQUIRED THE RADIATOR BE REPLACED WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED VERSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

10/08/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/12/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73896U******
Summary

AT RANDOM TIMES AND NOT OFTEN, WHEN I PUT THE SUV IN PARK, AND TURN OFF THE TRUCK AND REMOVE MY FOOT FROM THE BRAKE, THE TRUCK WILL CONTINUE TO ROLL. IT IS AS THOUGH THE SUV IS IN NEUTRAL, PUT IT IS IN PARK. THE SUV WILL ROLL UNTIL SOMETHING STOPS IT LIKE A CURB OR APPLYING THE BRAKE. TO FIX THE PROBLEM, I HAVE TO PLACE THE SHIFT GEAR TO FROM PARK TO ANOTHER GEAR AND BACK TO PARK. AT THAT TIME, THE TRUCK WILL CATCH. OVER THE PAST YEAR OR SO, IT HAS OCCURRED 6 OR 7 TIMES. I TOOK THE TRUCK IN FOR SERVICE AND THEY CHECKED THE TRANSMISSION AND GEAR BOX AND FOUND NO ISSUE. THE PROBLEM OCCURRED AGAIN LAST WEEK. SINCE THE DEALER CANNOT SEE THE PROBLEM, THEY SAY THERE IS NO PROBLEM. HOWEVER, IT IS A MATTER OF TIME OF WHEN IT OCCURS AND I AM NOT AWARE OF IT NOT LOCKING AND IT ROLLS WHEN THERE IS NOBODY TO STOP IT OR A CURB. THERE IS NO PATTERN SINCE IT HAS OCCURRED AT WORK, GROCERY STORE, HOME, ETC. *TR

09/26/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/26/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75856Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION BEGAN SLIPPING IN 2006 WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHO STATED THERE WAS NO FAILURE WITH THE TRANSMISSION AND IT WOULD NOT FAIL; HOWEVER, OVER TIME IT BECAME PROGRESSIVELY WORSE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED BUT STATED THERE WERE NO RECALLS AND TO CONTACT NHTSA IN ORDER TO FILE A COMPLAINT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 7,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 62,000.

09/26/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED FOUR TIMES. THE RADIATOR BEGAN TO LEAK AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO RUN HOT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED EVERY 25,000 MILES. ALL OF THE RADIATORS WERE BEEN REPLACED BY AN AUTHORIZED DEALER, BUT THE DEALER STATED THERE WAS NO CAUSE FOR THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 105,000.

09/20/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS VEHICLE CONSTANTLY OVERHEATS. I HAVE TO ADD COOLANT EVERY FEW DAYS. IT FIRST STARTED DURING A DAY TRIP. PRIOR TO LEAVING I HAD MY OIL CHANGED AND ALL MY FLUIDS WERE FILLED. AFTER LEAVING THE HIGHWAY THE CAR COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. I HAD TO GO TO A GAS STATION AND ADD MORE COOLANT IT WAS ONLY A THREE HOUR TRIP AND IT WAS COMPLETELY DRY. SHORTLY AFTER THE TRANSMISSION BECAME SHIFTING HARD. IT JERKS AND SEEMS TO MISS GEARS. AT THE TIME IT ONLY HAD 40,000 MILES. NOW I HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WITH THE TRANSMISSION AND MUST KEEP COOLANT IN MY VEHICLE. I HAVE 4 SMALL CHILDREN AND I AM AFRAID THIS VEHICLE IS A FIRE DANGER BECAUSE OF THE RADIATOR. I AM FINANCING THIS VEHICLE AND DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO GET A NEW ONE. THIS VEHICLE TODAY HAS 54,000 MILES AND IF BUILT CORRECTLY I SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET 100,000 WITHOUT ANY MAJOR REPAIRS. FORD SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE AND RECALL THESE VEHICLES AND SHOW THEY STAND BY THEIR PRODUCTS. THEIR SAYING SHOULD BE FORD FLIMSY NOT FORD TOUGH! *TR

08/28/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/27/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E36U******
Summary

NO EVENTS LEADING UP TO FAILURE. REGULAR VEHICLE USAGE. AFTER 4 OR 5 YEARS, THE TRANSMISSION BEGAN CLUNKING AND HESITATING TO SHIFT. WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE, THE TRANSMISSION JOLTS VIOLENTLY. THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. THE FAILURE HAS NOT YET BEEN CORRECTED BUT I AM COMPLAINING NOW BECAUSE SO MANY SIMILAR REPORTS HAVE ALSO BEEN FILED ACROSS THE INTERNET. *TT

08/23/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E06Z******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND I HAD TO REPLACE TRANSMISSION AND REAR BEFORE VEHICLE REACHED 70, 000 MILES. I WAS TOLD BY THE MECHANIC THAT THEY COULD NOT REPLACE TRANSMISSION OIL AND DIFFERENTIAL UNTIL 100,000 MILES. FORD SHOULD GUARANTEE THE TRANSMISSION AND REAR END UP TO 100,000 MILES, IT'S NT FAIR TO THE CONSUMER. *TR

08/23/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING 2006 FORD EXPLORER SHUTS DOWN SEVERAL TIME AT DIFFERENT OCCASION SOMETIMES A LITTLE WRENCH APPEARS AND GAS PEDAL BECOMES UNRESPONSIVE AND CRUISE CONTROL CAN NOT BE ENGAGE AND VEHICLE IDLE VERY ROUGH WHEN COME TO A STOP. VEHICLE HAS LOSS ACCELERATION WHILE RUNNING ON 6 LANES HIGHWAY AND REQUIRE TO BE PULL ALONG THE SIDE TO TURN OFF AND RESTART AGAIN, WHEN VEHICLE SHUTS DOWN IT DOES NOT ALWAYS RESTART RIGHT AWAY. WHEN I BRING IT FOR DIAGNOSTIC FORD DEALERS ARE UNABLE TO DO ANYTHING BECAUSE THE SYMPTOMS CAN NOT BE DUPLICATED AND NO FAULT ARE STORE. IT HAPPEN AGAIN SUNDAY AUGUST 21 2011 WHILE I WAS DRIVEN FROM NJ TO NY ON I-80 AND THIS TIME CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND TOOK IT TO AUTO-ZONE AND THEY READ CODES P2104 AND P2111. BY THE TIME I WENT TO THE DEALER AND TURN OFF THE VEHICLE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS GONE THE COULD NOT DO ANYTHING. *TR

07/25/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE WRENCH, THE ABS, AND THE ANTI-SWAY ICONS STARTED COMING ON INTERMITTENTLY ON MY 2006 EXPLORER. THEY WOULD RESET IMMEDIATELY USING THE RESET BUTTON. THE DEALER REPLACED A WHEEL-SPEED SENSOR AND STATED THAT THE SENSOR WAS DAMAGED WHEN THE "TONE" WHEEL CRACKED. DEALER ALSO STATED THAT UNLESS THE TONE WHEEL WAS REPLACED, THE ABS WAS NOT OPERATIONAL. SEEMS LIKE THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY CONCERN; IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE ABS, BUT DON'T THE DRIVER IS SET UP FOR THE BIG FALL! FORD IS AWARE OF THIS CRACKING PROBLEM: WHY NO RECALL? *TR

07/22/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/17/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR AND WATER PUMP WERE REPLACED BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WAS OVER HEATING BUT THE REPAIR DID NOT CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT CONSULTED WITH HIS PERSONAL MECHANIC AND WAS ADVISED THAT THE HEAD GASKET WOULD NEED REPLACING. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 78,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

07/21/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73896U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT SPORT UTILITY 4X4 4.6L AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS OR HESITATES GOING INTO GEAR. AT STOPS IT HAS A TENDENCY TO SLAM DOWN SHIFT HARD. THE TRANSMISSION SLIPS SO MUCH BETWEEN GEARS IT AFFECTS THE MILEAGE SO I GET REALLY BAD GAS MILEAGE LESS THEN THE 13 LOW END OF THE 13/18 MPG SUGGESTED. IT WILL TAKE ABOUT $2,000.00 TO GET ANOTHER TRANSMISSION. I STILL OWE $8,000.00 ON THIS CAR. I AM JUST ABOUT READY TO SAY COME GET IT. *KB

07/16/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/01/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96Z******
Summary

THE ISSUE BEING, DIGITAL ODOMETER FAILURE,AND FORD UNABLE TO PROVIDE REPLACEMENT INSTRUMENT CLUSTER COMPONENT. NOW WE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE POLUTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT AS I AM UNABLE TO MONITOR MY ENGINE PERFORMANCE, HAVE NO IDEA WHEN TO CHANGE OIL, CONTRIBUTING TO PREMATURE ENGINE FAILURE, AND UNABLE TO HAVE MY VEHICLE INSPECTED, RENDERING MY VEHICLE INOPERABLE

07/11/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, ALL OF THE WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND THE TEMPERATURE GAUGE BEGAN TO FLUCTUATE TO VERY HOT. THE CONTACT DROVE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD WITH CAUTION. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED. THE MOST RECENT IDENTICAL FAILURE RECURRED AND THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED FOR THE SECOND TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE DEFECT. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

07/08/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE TRUCK MAKE A HORRIBLE TICKING NOISE WHEN YOU START IT UP. IT WILL DO THIS UNTIL THE OIL GETS THRU THE MOTOR. FORD STATES THAT IT IS THE NATURE OF THE MOTOR FOR NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR. IT IS EMBARRASSING TO SAY THE LEAST, AS IT SOUNDS LIKE A TICKING TIME BOMB THAT IS WAITING TO GO OFF. AFTER THE TRUCK HAS BEEN RUNNING FOR A FEW MINUTES THAN THE NOISE GOES AWAY, SEEMS THAT IF I SPENT THIS MUCH MONEY ON A VEHICLE, IT WOULDN'T SOUND LIKE AN OLD CLUNKER. *TR

07/06/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73826U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT FLUID WAS LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE. WHEN INSPECTED, HE DISCOVERED THAT THE TRANSMISSION PAN WAS CORRODED AND WAS CAUSING THE LEAK. THE VEHICLE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THEY ADVISED HIM THAT THE PAN NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL PARTS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND THEY OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 60,000.

07/02/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72EX6U******
Summary

RADIATOR FAILURE CAUSING LEAK WHICH COULD RESULT IN ENGINE OVERHEAT AND POSSIBLY FIRE.. *TR

06/18/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/16/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH 64000 MILES. YESTERDAY WITHOUT ANY WARNING THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT WHILE IN HEAVY TRAFFIC, I HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO A DEALER WHERE THEY SAY THE TRANSMISSION WOULD NEED REPLACED. I CHECKED ONLINE AND FOUND THIS TO BE A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS YEAR AND MAKE. AND EVERYONE HAD EXACT SYMPTOMS. FORD ACTS LIKE THIS ISN'T COMMON AND PLAYS DUMB TO THE FACT. I STILL OWE $15000 ON A VEHICLE AND CANNOT AFFORD $3000 TO REPAIR. SOMEONE PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS ISSUE AND STOP FORD FROM TAKING ADVANTAGE OF CITIZENS. THANK YOU *TR

06/07/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/04/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ABS BRAKE LIGHT AND INTERMITTENT LOCKING UP BRAKES WITH STABILITY CONTROL ALMOST CAUSING ACCIDENT AS YOU LOSE CONTROL WHILE DRIVING. *TR

06/05/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER-BAD RADIATOR LEAK. STARTED LEAKING WITH ONLY 28,000 MILES ON IT. CALLED DEALERSHIP AND THEY STATED IT WOULD COST $ 1100.00 TO FIX. THEY ALSO TRIED SELLING ME AN EXTENDED WARRANTY. *TR

06/02/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/31/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26Z******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH 69,000 MILES. TRANSMISSION FAILURE. MAKES A LOUD NOISE AS ENGINE IS WORKING BUT TRANSMISSION ISN'T WORKING PROPERLY. HAVE BEEN TOLD TO EITHER SELL IT OR TRY TO PUT IN A NEW TRANSMISSION. ALSO, CONTROL BOX ON DASH PANEL WENT OUT AT 30,000 MILES. $700 TO REPAIR. TRANSMISSION COULD BE UPWARDS OF $4,000 TO REPAIR

05/31/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E26U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HER VEHICLE STALLED WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING 50 MPH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO STATED THERE WAS NO FAILURE. NEITHER THE DEALERSHIP OR MANUFACTURER WERE CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 5,000 AND THE CURRENTLY MILEAGE WAS 35,000.

05/27/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 05/20/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE VEHICLE EXPERIENCE A FAILURE ON THE FUEL FILL SYSTEM IN 2008. I WAS NOT ABLE TO PUT MORE THAN A GALLON OF GAS IN AT A TIME, WAIT FOR AWHILE, ADD ANOTHER GALLON, ETC AS THE FUEL FILL WOULD ACT AS THOUGH THE TANK WAS FULL. TOOK TO A DEALER AND HAD IT REPLACED BASED ON TSB#07253. EXPERIENCED THE SAME FAILURE AGAIN NOW IN 2011 AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD SINCE IT WAS MORE THAN 12 MONTHS SINCE THE ORIGINAL REPLACEMENT I HAD TO PAY THE DEDUCTIBLE AGAIN TO HAVE THE WORK DONE. *TR

05/19/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64EX6U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER THAT IS JERKING WHEN I PUT IT INTO REVERSE AND ALSO HAS JUMPED OUT OF GEAR A COUPLE OF TIMES, THANK GOODNESS I WAS SITTING IN IT AND NO ONE GOT HURT. TAKING IT IN AGAIN TO THE SHOP TOMORROW HOPE THEY CAN FIND A PROBLEM. IF ANYTHING IS DONE I WILL KEEP THE OLD PART. *TR

05/17/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/09/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE WRENCH APPEARED ON MY DASH , TOOK IT TO AAMCO AND THEY DIAGNOSED IT AS THE TORQUE CONVERTER WAS BAD. THIS IS A 2006 EXPLORER WITH 96,000 MILES. I HAD THE TORQUE CONVERTER REPLACED AND WRENCH STILL ON. *TR

05/16/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/13/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

BOUGHT AND OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER, EDDIE BAUER PURCHASED AS USED IN 2008 WITH 19,000 MILES ON IT. AT 60,000 THE TRANSMISSION LURCHES, AND SLIPS....FEELS LIKE SOMEONE IS REAR ENDING YOU. SLOW TO RESPOND WHEN ACCELERATING, MAKES CLUNKING SOUND WHEN PUTTING INTO PARK OR REVERSE. RESEARCHED ON THE INTERNET AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER TRANSMISSIONS AND APPARENTLY FORD HAS ISSUED NO RECALL AND OFFERS NO REPAIR SOLUTION (UNLESS YOU SHELL OUT $2500 FOR A NEW TRANSMISSION). IT IS UNBELIEVABLE THAT A SUV WITH 60,000 MILES NEEDS A NEW TRANSMISSION!! I STILL OWE JUST UNDER $10,000 FOR THIS TRUCK, WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN BUYING AMERICAN?? I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENT TO THIS ON-GOING FORD PROBLEM. PLEASE FORD...... DO SOMETHING!! THANK YOU! *TR

05/14/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

RADIATOR LEAKS BADLY, PLASTIC CRACKED. TRANSMISSION SHIFTS TOO HARD AND HESITATES GOING INTO REVERSE ENDING WITH A LOUD BANG INTO GEAR. *TR

05/11/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/12/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E66U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH WHEN THE ENGINE STALLED WITHOUT PRIOR WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THEY INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PCM WIRE HARNESS WAS DEFECTIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 106,000.

05/11/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/10/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED THAT THE RADIATOR WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED WITH AN UPDATED RADIATOR AND THE COMPUTER WOULD NEED REPROGRAMMING. THE CONTACT HAD TO CONTINUOUSLY APPLY ANTIFREEZE OR WATER TO THE RADIATOR SO THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT OVER HEAT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

05/02/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 4.0 WITH LEAKING RADIATOR STARTING AT 30,000 MILES. ALSO THE VEHICLE AT DEFECTIVE THERMOSTATS AND RESERVOIR, THAT HAD TO BE REPLACED. FORD REFUSED TO RECALLED THIS PART FOR WHATEVER REASON, EVEN THOSE THEY KNOW ABOUT IT. HERE ARE LISTING OF OTHER PEOPLE MAKING COMPLAINTS ON OTHER WEBSITE OF THEIR RADIATOR LEAK AND OTHER COOLING SYSTEM PARTS GOING BAD AS WELL. MANY VEHICLE HAS BEEN EFFECTED I THINK FORD SHOULD DEFINITELY ISSUE A RECALL ON THIS PARTICULAR ISSUE.HERE ARE SEVERAL WEBSITES WITH CONSUMERS EXPRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT THEIR RADIATOR PROBLEM: HTTP://WWW.EDMUNDS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/CONSUMER-REVIEWS.HTML HTTP://WWW.EDMUNDS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/CONSUMER-REVIEWS/RECALL-THE-RADIATOR.HTML?STYLE=100625344&SUB=&REVIEWID=221461699 HTTP://WWW.EXPLORERFORUM.COM/FORUMS/SHOWTHREAD.PHP?P=1900967. *TR

04/26/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 02/14/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FUEL BACKS OUT WHEN FILLING,CAN ONLY GET 2 OR 3 GALLONS BEFORE FUEL SPRAYS OUT ALL OVER. CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS. *TR

04/15/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PARKING GEAR SHIFT WOULD NOT SHIFT OUT OF PARK TO DRIVE. THE CONTACT STATED HE WOULD HAVE TO CONTINUALLY DEPRESS THE BRAKE AND RATTLE THE GEAR SHIFT IN ORDER FOR IT TO MOVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE HE WAS ADVISED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT UNDER RECALL AND REFERRED HIM TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED BUT PROVIDED NO ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 66,000. UPDATED 06/02/11 *BF WHEN THE CONSUMER ARRIVED AT THE DEALER TO GET THE RECALL FIXED, HE WAS INFORMED THE LETTER HAD EXPIRED AND THE RECALL DIDN'T APPLY TO HIS MODEL YEAR. UPDATED 08/05/11

04/14/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/12/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E76Z******
Summary

MY WIFE CAME HOME FROM SHOPPING AND TRIED TO BACK INTO THE CARPORT AND THE SUV STARTED TO LUNGE AND JERK,SO WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALER ABOUT 10 MINUTE LATER AND WE ARE WAITING FOR IT TO BE REPAIRED. THE DATE WE WENT TO THE DEALER WAS 4/12/11 AND TODAY IS 4/14/11. *TR

03/31/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/30/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. VEHICLE RETURNED TO DEALER, DETERMINE THERMOSTAT NEEDED TO BE REPLACE AT NO COST . JUST PURCHASED VEHICLE 3/29/2011 HAS 43,600 MILES. NOW I WORRYING ABOUT THE RADIATOR GOING BAD. *TR

03/28/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/28/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THE RADIATOR AND THERMOSTAT FAILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO REPLACED THE RADIATOR AND. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED WHO STATED THERE WERE NO RECALLS FOR EITHER FAILURE. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 43,000.

03/24/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 03/24/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E06U******
Summary

DEVELOPING COOLANT LEAK BELOW FORD EXPLORER 2006 RADIATOR. MY MECHANIC HAS DECLARED THE RADIATOR DEFECTIVE AND IS FAILING. THIS IS THE SECOND FAILED RADIATOR. THE FIRST FAIL WAS IN OCT 2009, APROX 48K MILEAGE, AND WAS CONSIDERED A PROBLEM KNOWN BY FORD. NOW I FACE A SECOND REPLACEMENT OF EXCESS $800 ESTIMATE MARCH 24TH 2011. MY ESTIMATED MILEAGE WAS 24K BETWEEN REPAIRS. THIS NEEDS TO BE SOLVED OR OUR FUTURE CARS WILL NEVER BE FORD! *TR

03/24/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND RECENTLY HAD WORK DONE. AFTER THAT WORK I NOTICED THAT COLLING FAN WAS COMING ON CONSTANTLY AND THAT IT WAS EXTREMELY LOUD AND SOUNDED LIKE ENGINE WAS ROARING. THEY DETERMINED THAT RADIATOR WAS LEAKING SO THEY REPLACED ENTIRE COLLING SYSTEM. PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS AND VEHICLE ONLY HAS 60000 MILES ON IT. I AM SO UPSET AND THINK THEY DONT KNOW WHAT WRONG. THEY HAD CAR FFOR 5 DAYS AND THEY CANT FIX IT. NOW I READ ALL THIS BAD INFO AND ASK WHT IS THERE NO RECALLS AND HOW DOES FORD HAVE THE ORDASISTY TO CHARGE ALL THESE PEOPLE FOR A KNOWN DEFECT... THIS NEEDS TO STOP AND SHAME ON FORD... *TR

03/23/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/21/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74EX6U******
Summary

ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO, WHILE RETURNING FROM THE PARK WITH MY DOG, MY WARNING LIGHT FOR TEMPERATURE ILLUMINATED RED AND I SAW THAT THE TEMP. GAUGE HAD SPIKED TO HOT. I PULLED OVER AND AS I WAS GOING TO SHIFT INTO PARK, THE TEMP. GAUGE FELL BACK INTO THE NORMAL OPERATING RANGE VERY QUICKLY. I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST AN ANOMALY. ABOUT 3 WEEKS LATER, I NOTICED THAT THE FAN WAS RUNNING LOUDLY AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER, THE TEMP SPIKED AGAIN. I DID SO RESEARCH ON-LINE AND FOUND OUT THAT THIS MODEL EXPLORER HAS BEEN HAVING ISSUES WITH RADIATORS FAILING. I BROUGHT MY TRUCK IN TO MY MECHANIC WHO FOUND THAT MY RADIATOR WAS INDEED COMPROMISED AND WAS LEAKING FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE UNIT. A NEW RADIATOR, THERMOSTAT AD WATER PUMP WERE INSTALLED COSTING ME CLOSE TO $1000. *TR

03/20/2011
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/05/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E66U******
Summary

FORD 2006 EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER. DRIVING VEHICLE AND AT A STOP AT A STOP LIGHT THE ABS LIGHT TURNED ON WITH ROUGH LEFT TO RIGHT SHIFTING OF THE VEHICLE AS IF IT WAS BEING SHAKEN IN AN EARTHQUAKE. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN AND I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR IT WOULD NOT GO. NUMEROUS LOUD CLICKING WAS HEARD AND THE SHAKING CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE STARTED TO MOVE SLOW AND I PULLED OVER AND TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF FOR ABOUT 7 MINUTES. I RESTARTED VEHICLE AND ABS LIGHT, CLICKING ANG VIOLENT LEFT TO RIGHT SHAKING CONTINUED. THE FORD DEALERSHIP WAS A BLOCK AWAY AND I PROCEEDED TO DEALERSHIP AT ABOUT15-20 MILES PER HOUR. AS I PROCEEDED THE WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON FOLLOWED BY THE RSC LIGHT. IT WAS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION AS I WAS IN TRAFFIC. THE DEALERSHIP REPORTED THAT IT WAS AN ABS TONE RING THAT CAUSED THE MALFUNCTION AND THAT FOR SOME REASON THE CLUSTER AND COMPASS HAD MALFUNCTIONED CAUSING THE OTHER LIGHTS TO ILLUMINATE. THE TOTAL COST IS$1300.00 FOR REPAIR AND THIS WAS OVER TWO WEEKS AGO STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED VEHICLE. I HIGHLY SUSPECT THAT THE RELATED CLUSTER MALFUNCTION IS RELATED TO SUPPOSED TOE RING MALFUNCTION AS DEALERSHIP HAS BEEN VERY IFFY ABOUT THE REPAIR AND HAVE AVOIDED MY PHONE CALLS REQUESTING UPDATE. VEHICLE HAS ABOUT 46000 MILES AND IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY, BUT DEALER STATES ALL MALFUNCTIONS ARE NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. *TR

03/20/2011
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 03/10/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E06U******
Summary

VEHICLE WILL NOT ACCEPT FUEL WHEN FILLING UP AT PUMP. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID IT WAS BECAUSE OF A DIRTY EMISSION CANISTER. THE CANISTER WAS REPLACED 03/18/2011 AND THE PROBLEM HAS RETURNED 03/19/2011. I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A FORD PROBLEM AND NOT MINE. I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT IT GOT DIRTY BECAUSE OF THE HEAVY SNOW WE RECEIVED THIS PAST WINTER. I'M CURIOUS, DON'T THEY SELL THESE CARS UP NORTH WHERE IT SNOWS HEAVY EVERY YEAR? HOPEFULLY THIS ISSUE WILL BE LOOKED INTO SOON.

03/18/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E96U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING ABNORMALLY. THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED YET THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT SHE WOULD NEED TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR A SECOND TIME. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE SOMEONE CONTACT HER WITHIN FOUR BUSINESS DAYS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 63,133 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 91,500.

03/15/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED JUNE OF 2008, BUT THE FAILURE WAS NOT CORRECTED. THE VEHICLES COOLANT LEVEL WAS LOW. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHO PERFORMED A DIAGNOSTIC TEST WHICH DETERMINED THAT THE FAILURE WAS LOCATED IN THE RADIATOR SEAL AND CAUSED THE ENGINE COOLANT TO LEAK. REPORT 1320050701 WAS FILED WITH THE MANUFACTURER AND THEY WILL NOT ASSIST WITH THE REPAIRS, BECAUSE THE VEHICLE WARRANTY EXPIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 62,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 105,000. UPDATED 07/20/11*LJ UPDATED 08/01/11

03/10/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 12/11/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10-60 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO JERK ABNORMALLY. THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO OVERHEAT SPORADICALLY AND THE REAR WINDSHIELD WIPERS WOULD NOT OPERATE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL TRANSMISSION SPECIALIST WHERE THEY REBUILT THE TRANSMISSION AND ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR THE REAR WINDSHIELD WIPERS BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE FAILURE PERSISTED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR THE FAILURES. THE DEALER MADE REPAIRS TO THE COOLING SYSTEM BUT WAS UNABLE TO DISABLE THE REAR WINDSHIELD WIPERS TO MAKE REPAIRS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100,000. UPDATED 04/25/11 *BF UPDATED 1/13/2012 *LN *TR

03/08/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/04/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E96U******
Summary

ABS LIGHT & TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT CAME ON. TAKEN TO DEALER AND FOUND LEFT REAR AXLE ASSEMBLY AND TONE RING HAD TO BE REPLACED. WAS COVERED UNDER EXTENDED DRIVE TRAIN WARRANTY AT $100. DEDUCTABLE. AFTER HAVING BEEN IN THE AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR BUSINESS FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS I KNOW THIS TYPE OF FAILURE SHOULD NOT OCCUR IN NORMAL VEHICLE OPERATION IN THE MILEAGE ON THIS VEHICLE. *TR

03/08/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN,SEATS
Incident Date: 09/16/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E06U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS IN PARK AND WHEN ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE, THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED AN UNUSUAL DROPPING NOISE AND BEGAN TO JERK VIOLENTLY. IN ADDITION, WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE THE VEHICLE WOULD OFTEN LUNGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY. WHEN BRAKING, THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO JERK VIOLENTLY AS IF SOMEONE HAD CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO SEE OUT OF THE PASSENGER REARVIEW MIRROR WHEN THE SECOND ROW SEAT WAS UPRIGHT BECAUSE THE HEADREST WAS OBSTRUCTING HER VIEW. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER SEVERAL TIMES WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 109,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 38,000.

02/23/2011
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 02/18/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH ONLY 64,000 MILES AND THE TONE RINGS ON THE ABS BRAKES HAVE BOTH CRACKED, NOT COSTING ME OVER $1000 IN REPAIR BILLS. THIS IS AN ITEM THAT SHOULD NOT CRACK WITH ONLY 64K MILES OF USE. *TR

02/12/2011
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/04/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND WHEN YOUR AT A STAND STILL IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE HIT U FROM THE BACK AND IT FAILS TO SWITCH GEARS WHEN ITS SUPPOSE TO AND NOT ONLY THAT WHEN U TRY TO GO IT JUST HUMS THEN FINALLY TAKES OFF AND I ALMOST CAUSE ME TO HIT A TREE....THE DEALER SAYS NOTHING IS WRONG....IM VERY UPSET! *TR

01/31/2011
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 01/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE STOPPED, THE VEHICLE ATTEMPTED TO SURGE FORWARD BUT THE CONTACT KEPT PRESSURE ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE AN UNKNOWN REPAIR WAS PERFORMED ON THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE CONTINUED TO OCCUR INTERMITTENTLY WHILE STOPPED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 10,438.

01/26/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/25/2011
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

I BEGAN NOTICING A COOLANT SMELL AFTER USE, THEN NOTICED A LEAK THAT PROGRESSIVELY BECAME WORSE. I ADDED COOLANT TO KEEP DESIRED LEVELS. I HAD A MECHANICAL SHOP INSPECT AND IT WAS DETERMINED THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING. I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE AS A "DEMO" FROM A LOCAL FORD DEALER W/ 11K MILES ON IT. AT 30K MILES THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED W/ OEM BY FORD UNDER WARRANTY AS IT WAS LEAKING IN A SEAM. I HAD THE RADIATOR REPLACED AGAIN, SO THE VEHICLE IS ON ITS' THIRD RADIATOR. MILEAGE AT LAST REPLACEMENT WAS 73K. SO 3 RADIATORS IN 73K MILES. THE MECHANICAL SHOP CONTACTED FORD ABOUT PARTS AND WAS TOLD THERE HAD BEEN PROBLEMS WITH THESE RADIATORS AND AN"UPGRADED" RADIATOR IS AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF THE ISSUES. I WENT WITH THE UPGRADED OEM VERSION, PARTS/LABOR WAS ABOUT $800. *TR

01/12/2011
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 11/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU658X6U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER 60000 MILES. FRONT WHEEL BEARINGS NEED REPLACEMENT. NO OFFROAD, STREET DRIVING ONLY.

01/11/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/25/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26U******
Summary

CAR RADIATOR RAN HOT, LIGHT NEVER CAME ON. RADIATOR DRAINED OF ALL FLUIDS WHILE ON HIGHWAY, BLEW HEAD GASKET ON ENGINE, DAMAGED ENGINE HAD TO REPLACE ENGINE AND RADIATOR. THIS IS THE THIRD RADIATOR ON CAR, FIRST AT 33,000 MILES, SECOND AT 67,000 MILES, LAST INCIDENT VEHICLE HAD 87,000 MILES. I HAD EXTENDED WARRANTY, IF NOT COST WOULD HAVE BEEN OVER $ 7000.00 DOLLARS. *TR

01/04/2011
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER RADIATOR LEAKS ,HAD REPLACED 3 ALREADY AND FORD KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM BUT DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT UNTIL SOMEBODY GETS HURT OR KILLED THEN IT'S TO LATE .THEY HAVE A FIX FOR IT BUT WHO PAY THE PEOPLE NOT FORD. WHEN THE TRUCK STALLS BECAUSE IT GETS HOT I BELIEVE THAT'S A SAFETY ISSUE. DON'T YOU? *TR

12/13/2010
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 01/12/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74EX6U******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER MODEL. SIX MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE, THE REAR WIPER BLADE STOPPED WORKING. I CALLED THE DEALER WHICH I PURCHASED IT FROM AND THEY TOLD ME IT IS NOT COVERED AND A NEW MOTOR WOULD COST $300 PLUS LABOR. I FEEL THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE WITH THE HEAVY SNOWS AND RAIN IN MY AREA, A MALFUNCTIONING REAR WIPER COULD CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. I KNOW OF 4 OTHER PEOPLE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE SAME VEHICLE. I CALLED FORD HEADQUARTERS TO FILE A COMPLAINT AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS PROBLEM AND I AM SURE I AM NOT THE ONLY PERSON COMPLAINING OF THIS ISSUE. *TR

12/08/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FORD EXPLORER TRANSMISSION LUNGES, JERKS, WILL ONLY DRIVE IN 3RD GEAR, NO WARNING, WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, NOW CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. OVER $2500 THEY SAY TO REPAIR IT. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. FORD SHOULD INVESTIGATE. *TR

12/01/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/30/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER RADIATOR LEAKS WITH ONLY 33K MILES CAUSING ENGINE TO OVERHEAT. RADIATOR BEING REPLACED UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY. *TR

11/30/2010
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 02/03/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MADE A POPPING NOISE AND DISCONNECTED FROM THE MOTOR WHICH CAUSED A LOSS OF VISIBILITY. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE FAILURE WAS NORMAL. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER WHO STATED THAT THEY WOULD PASS THE INFORMATION ON. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BY THE DEALER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,101 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 50,000.

11/29/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E66U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HE WAS UNABLE TO SHIFT OUT OF PARK. THE CONTACT HAD TO TAKE APART THE STEERING COLUMN. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS OPERATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE IT WAS REPAIRED. THE FAILURE CONTINUED SO THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE GEAR SHIFT NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 40,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 42,000. UPDATED 03/31/11*LJ

11/21/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E26Z******
Summary

AT 65,000 MILES, MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CAR SUDDENLY STARTED TO BUCK AND IT WOULDN'T CHANGE GEARS. THE MECHANIC WAS TOLD BY FORD THAT THERE HAS BEEN 17 ADJUSTMENTS ON MY TRANSMISSION SINCE IT WENT OUT. I HAD TO PAY $2600. FOR A NEW REBUILT . TRANSMISSION!!! THE VEHICLE WAS WELL MAINTAINED AND I HAVE PROOF OF THE SERVICE HISTORY. THIS SHOULD NOT HAPPEN AT 65,000 MILES! ALSO MY RADIATOR HAS BEEN LEAKING FOR LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. I HAVE BEEN HOLDING OUT ON REPLACING IT, BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT'S ANOTHER POPULAR PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE. *TR

11/18/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/23/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER ADDITION BLUE W/BEIGE TRIM. WITHOUT WARNING WRENCH LIGHT THEN TRANSMISSION LIGHT CAME ON. CARS RPMS WERE STUCK AT 3..3.5 YET CAR WAS NOT ACCELERATING. AFTER DRIVING 18.7 MILES OTHER THAN FEELING & HEARING CLUCK AS CAR SHIFTED GEARS. HAS APPENDED SEVERAL TIMES (4). IN HEAVY TRAFFIC SLOW ACCELERATION CAN LEAD BE REAR END COLLISION, I HAVE BEEN LUCKY SO FAR. RAPID AND HARD CLUCK WHEN MOVING FROM PARK CAUSES VEHICLE TO LURCH WHICH IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS IN TIGHT PARKING SPACES SUCH HAS GARAGE. THE DEALER HAS WORKED ON THE CAR TWICE FOR A TOTAL OF 8 DAYS. I WILL BE TAKING BACK AGAIN NOV 19TH 2010. *TR

11/16/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

NOTICED LEAKING UNDER 2006 EXPLORER. TAKEN TO DEALER AND TOLD RADIATOR NEEDED REPLACING FOR $980. VEHICLE HAS 65,000 MILES ON IT. TOLD RADIATOR WAS LEAKING FROM THE FINS AND THAT THIS WAS "COMMON". IN CHECKING THIS OUT, THIS IS NOT COMMON FOR A CAR OF THIS AGE, HOWEVER, IT SEEMS 2006 EXPLORERS ARE PRONE TO THIS PROBLEM. THIS IS CLEARLY A FORD PROBLEM AND FORD SHOULD REPLACE THE RADIATORS AT NO CHARGE. *TR

11/12/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

RADIATORS ON 2006 FORD EXPLORERS. MY FIRST RADIATOR WAS REPLACED AT 37,318 MILES. I NOW NEED A NEW ONE AT APPROXIMATELY 65,000 MILES. THIS WILL BE THE THIRD REPLACEMENT ON JUST MY VEHICLE. FORD HAS OFFERED NO HELP AS TO THE COST OF REPLACING AN OBVIOUSLY DEFECTIVE PART. CHECKING ON LINE, I SEE OTHER FORD EXPLORER OWNERS ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME THING FROM FORD. I REQUEST A RECALL FOR THIS DEFECTIVE VEHICLE. *TR

11/10/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

NOTICED LOW COOLANT LEVEL AND SHORTLY AFTER THE VEHICLE OVERHEATED FOR ABOUT 10 SECS, THEN WENT BACK TO NORMAL TEMP. TOOK TO THE DEALER TO GET CHECKED OUT, AND THEY SAID I NEEDED A NEW RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE WAS IN FACT A SMALL LEAK. REPAIR COSTS WERE $1100 TO REPLACE A RADIATOR, YES A RADIATOR THAT HAD 50K MILES ON IT. RADIATORS ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO GO OUT THAT EASILY, AND AFTER RESEARCHING ON THE WEB I HAVE FOUND DOZENS OF PEOPLE WITH THE SAME SORT OF ISSUES. FORD HAS ALREADY RELEASED A TSB FOR THIS FAULTY PART BUT WILL REFUSE TO GIVE ME ANY KIND OF REIMBURSEMENT, OR PAY FOR ANY OF THE WORK DONE. THE ONLY REASON I EVEN USED THE FORD DEALER WAS TO GET THE PCM UPDATE THAT ONLY THEY CAN DO. PLEASE HELP, COMPANIES HAVE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE PRODUCTS THEY SELL. *TR

11/09/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER EDITION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR LEAKED AND HAD TO BE REPLACED AT HIS EXPENSE. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 62,000.

11/01/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E76U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION PRESSURE CONTROL FAILURE. AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS DIFFICULTY SWITCHING FROM 2ND GEAR TO 3RD GEAR AND THIS CAUSES THE MOTOR TO ACCELERATE TO HIGH RPM IN THE PROCESS. A LARGE JOLT CAN BE FELT WHEN THIS OCCURS AS WELL. TROUBLESHOOTING CODE P0745 IS PRESENT. *TR

10/26/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/21/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73856U******
Summary

I TOOK MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP FOR MAINTENANCE. THE SERVICE PERSONNEL FOUND THE TRANSMISSION PAN HEAVILY CORRODED JUST ABOVE AN EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE. TRANSMISSION FLUID HAD BEEN DRIPPING ONTO THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE. THERE IS APPROXIMATELY A 1.5 FOOT SECTION OF THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE THAT IS COVERED WITH BLACKENED TRANSMISSION FLUID. THE HEAVIEST CORROSION IS EXACTLY ABOVE AND PARALLEL TO THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE. THE TRANSMISSION PAN ACTUALLY HAS SMALL HOLES IN IT JUST ABOVE THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIP. THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE IS ABOUT 1 1/4 INCHES BELOW THE TRANSMISSION PAN. AS A RESULT OF THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE AND THE TRANSMISSION PAN BEING SO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER, THE CONSTANT HEAT FROM THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE HAS CAUSE THE TRANSMISSION PAN TO CORRODE, RUST AND LEAK TRANSMISSION FLUID RIGHT ON THE EXHAUST CROSS OVER PIPE. THIS IS A FIRE HAZARD. THE DEALERSHIP IS REPLACING THE TRANSMISSION PAN. FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS DENIED COVERAGE OF THIS UNDER MY EXTENDED WARRANTY PLAN. I AM CURRENTLY SEEKING A REMEDY FROM FORD. THE OLD PART IS AVAILABLE. *TR

10/22/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65836Z******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER V8 HAS A HARD JOLT WHEN IT DOWNSHIFTS COMING TO A STOP. THIS HAPPENS EVERY TIME AND FEELS LIKE I HAVE JUST BEEN REAR ENDED. AFTER READING ABOUT MANY COMPLAINTS ONLINE ABOUT THIS SAME ISSUE WITH OTHER 2006 FORD EXPLORERS I REPLACED THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. THIS DID NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM AND MY MECHANIC SAYS TO TRY AN COMPUTER UPDATE FOR THE TRANSMISSION'S WILL GIVE THAT A TRY NEXT BUT I FEEL THAT THIS SHOULD BE A FORD RECALL AS THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM ONLINE FOR THE 2006 MODEL THAT DROP WAY DOWN FOR THE 2007 MODEL. MY MECHANIC SAYS HE HAS SEEN MANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS MODEL YEAR ALSO. IT APPEARS FORD FIXED THE PROBLEM FOR THE 2007 MODEL YEAR AND THEY SHOULD FIX THE PROBLEM FOR THE OWNERS THAT HAD ALREADY PURCHASED THE 2006 MODEL. *TR

10/18/2010
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 10/11/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH IN THE RAIN, THE REAR WINDSHIELD WIPER SUDDENLY MALFUNCTIONED WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO SEE OUT OF THE REAR WINDOW. THE CONTACT REFERENCED RECALL 05V520000 (VISIBILITY: WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER: MOTOR) BUT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 82,000.

10/13/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E76U******
Summary

9/9/10 FORD REPLACED GEAR SHIFT CIRCUIT BOARD. SHORTLY AFTER THERE WAS A 2 SECOND DELAY IN REVERSE AND A JERK. FORD REPLACED THE SOLENOID PACK IN TRANSMISSION AT MY EXPENSE. FORD EXPLORER EB AT 45,304 MILES. *TR

10/07/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

MY 2006 EXPLORER AT 58,000 MILES THE TRANSMISSION HAD TO BE OVERHAULED AS THERE WAS SLIPPING WHEN SHIFTING. EVER SINCE THE POWER TRAIN LIGHT KEEPS COMING ON AND OFF. WHEN THE LIGHT COMES ON THERE IS A JERKING THAT OCCURS. EVER SINCE I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT TROUBLES WITH THE POWER TRAN. FORD NEEDS TO PERFORM A RECALL. ABOUT EVER 38 MILES THE POWER TRAIN LIGHT COMES ON THEN OFF AGAIN. *TR

10/06/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74EX6U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND IT HAS ALMOST 60,000 MILES. THE CAR HAS BEEN JERKING VERY HARD WHILE SHIFTING BETWEEN GEARS. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE PAST MONTH. WE TOOK IT TO OUR LOCAL FORD DEALER WHO WE HAVE HAD SERVICE OUR CARS FOR MANY YEARS. UPON DIAGNOSIS, THEY TOLD US THAT WE NEEDED A NEW TRANSMISSION. TO REPAIR THE BROKEN PARTS, THEY STATED IT WOULD COST MORE TO REPAIR IT VERSUS GETTING A WHOLE NEW TRANSMISSION. BOTH THE CAR DEALER AND WE WERE VERY SURPRISED A CAR THIS NEW AND WITH LOW MILES NEEDED A WHOLE NEW TRANSMISSION. WE RESEARCH THE INTERNET TO SEE IF OTHERS HAVE HAD THE SAME ISSUES. WE FOUND THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY COMMON REPAIR FOR THE 2006 EXPLORER. HERE IS ONE OF THE WEBSITES THAT DISCUSSES THIS SPECIFIC REPAIR.... HTTP://WWW.ABOUTAUTOMOBILE.COM/COMPLAINT/2006/FORD/EXPLORER/AUTOMATIC+TRANSMISSION. *TR

09/28/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/15/2010
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75836U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 10 MPH IN REVERSE AND APPLYING THE BRAKES, HIS FOOT HIT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL. THE VEHICLE HIT A MAILBOX AS A RESULT BUT THERE WERE NO DAMAGES OR INJURIES. THE FAILURE OCCURRED FIVE TIMES TOTAL WHEN HE WAS APPLYING THE BRAKES. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE TWO PEDALS WERE TOO CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 5,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 46,000.

09/21/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/23/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E16U******
Summary

VEHICLE SHIFTS HARD AND JERKS WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK TO REVERSE/DRIVE TO DRIVE. MULTIPLE SITES ON THE INTERNET REVEAL THE SAME OR SIMILAR COMPLAINTS FROM HUNDREDS OF OWNERS DRIVING THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER. DEALER REQUESTED FORD ASSIST WITH THE REPAIR OF MY EXPLORER AND AS IN MANY OTHER CASES, FORD HAS REFUSED. THIS MODEL YEAR EXPLORER OBVIOUSLY HAS MULTIPLE MANUFACTURING DEFECTS. THESE DEFECTS NEED TO BE RECALLED AND REPAIRED AT FORD'S EXPENSE. *TR

09/16/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 03/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ADD GASOLINE TO THE FUEL TANK, HE NOTICED THAT THE PUMP WOULD SHUT OFF AT TEN CENT INTERVALS WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO ADD FUEL IN A TIMELY MANNER. THE FAILURE OCCURRED EVERY TIME HE ADDED FUEL TO THE VEHICLE. THE CANISTER AND HOSE WERE REPAIRED BY A MECHANIC BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED WHEN THE COMPLAINT WAS FILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 110,000. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 90,000.

09/09/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/21/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

VEHICLE JUST CUT OFF ONE DAY WHILE DRIVING, LOST POWER, WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. CUT THE VEHICLE OFF AND START IT UP AND OFF YOU GO. THIS PROBLEM OCCURS OVER THE NEXT YEAR, ABOUT 2 TO 3 TIMES A MONTH. HAVE TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER, THEY SAID THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO BECAUSE THE ENGINE LIGHT WAS NOT ON. FINALLY AFTER SEVERAL MORE MONTHS OF THE SAME PROBLEM HAPPENING THE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND STAYS ON. TAKE IT BACK TO THE DEALER AND GIVE SOME MORE MONEY TO THEM, JUST FOR THEM TO COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDS TO BE REPLACED, AND THAT I HAVE A SMALL LEAK IN THE RADIATOR. I DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY TO GET THE REPAIRS DONE. I'M ALREADY MAKING PAYMENTS EVERY MONTH FOR A VEHICLE THAT WON'T WORK RIGHT. I TAKE CARE OF MY VEHICLE AND GET ALL THE SERVICES DONE ON TIME. CURRENTLY I HAVE CLOSE TO 80,000 MILES ON MY EXPLORER. I HAVE BEEN READING THAT PLENTY OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED BOTH THE THROTTLE BODY AND RADIATOR GOING BAD, I HAVE READ THAT IT IS A KNOWN PROBLEM FOR THE RADIATOR AND THROTTLE BODY TO GO BAD. FORD YOU NEED TO RECALL THIS, AND OWN UP TO THIS ISSUE. LONG STORY SHORT THIS WILL BE THE LAST FORD I PURCHASE, AND I'M THINKING ABOUT GETTING RID OF THIS ONE AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE. *TR

09/07/2010
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/08/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH 42,000 MI HAS JUST STARTED TO DIE. DANGEROUS BECAUSE IT QUITS RUNNING IN TRAFFIC ,NO BRAKE LIGHTS , SO TRAFFIC BEHIND DOES NOT EXPECT YOU TO STOP. *TR

08/24/2010
Components: CHILD SEAT
Incident Date: 02/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SUNSHINE KIDS RADIAN 80SL CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT. WHEN INSTALLED REAR-FACING WITH LATCH, THE ADJUSTER MECHANISM ENDS UP ON THE EDGE OF THE BELT PATH, PREVENTING THE BELT FROM STAYING TIGHT, EVEN WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE. IT CAN CAUSE A PERSON TO THINK THAT THE SEAT IS TIGHTLY INSTALLED WHEN IT IS NOT. THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO INSTALL WITH THE SEAT BELT. (RELATED VEHICLE INFORMATION: MODEL YEAR=2006, MAKE=FORD, MODEL=EXPLORER). *TR

08/23/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/22/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FORD EXPLORER 2006 ENGINE OVERHEATING. OUTSIDE AIR TEMPERATURE 118 F', WAS STRANDED WITH INFANT IN THE CAR. HAD CAR TOWED, AND DISCOVERED THIS IS A RECURRING PROBLEM IN THE RADIATOR, COOLANT AND HOSE PARTS ON THIS MODEL, AS SHOWN ON HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/COOLING_SYSTEM/RADIATOR_FAILURE.SHTML APART FROM HEAT EXHAUSTION, NO INJURIES TO REPORT. *TR

08/23/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/15/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER WHICH HAS 52,000 MILES ON IT HAS A LEAKING RADIATOR. FROM WHAT I HAVE HEARD THIS IS NORMAL ON THIS YEAR VEHICLE. THIS IS SHAMEFUL AND FORD SHOULD MAN UP AND FIX THE PROBLEM. *TR

08/15/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER PLACE THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE A VERY HARD JERK IS FELT. TODAY DRIVING TO WORK AND FELT AS IF I LOST POWER AND THEN JUST AS SUDDENLY REGAINED POWER AND THE WARNING LIGHT CAME ON FOR POWERTRAIN ISSUE. *TR

08/05/2010
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/07/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E66U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING 40 MPH AND DEPRESSED THE ACCELERATOR TO INCREASE SPEED. THERE WAS A SLIGHT HESITATION BEFORE THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED. IN ADDITION, WHEN DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE VEHICLE WOULD ABNORMALLY JERK. THE CONTACT STATED BOTH FAILURES WOULD OCCUR INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER SEVERAL TIMES YET THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. ON A LATER DATE WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH AND ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT RESPOND. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER THE TECHNICIAN ADVISED THAT THE THROTTLE BODY WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED TO CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 63,000.

08/05/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/13/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26Z******
Summary

WE PURCHASED A 2006 FORD EXPLORER A FEW YEARS AGO AND EVER SINCE WE GO IT, WE HAVE BEEN HAVING ISSUES WITH THE WRENCH LIGHT COMING ON. WHEN THIS LIGHT TURNS ON THE CAR STARTS JERKING AND WE CANT STEP ON THE GAS ANY MORE BECAUSE THE CAR HESITATES TO GO. WE HAVE TO PULL OVER TURN THE CAR OFF, WAIT A WHILE THEN TURN IT BACK ON AND THE CAR IS OK AGAIN, BUT THE ENGINE LIGHT STAYS ON SOMETIMES FOR A FEW HOURS AND SOMETIMES FOR A FEW DAYS. WHEN WE 1ST HAD THE PROBLEM WE TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER AND THEY SAID NOTHING WAS WRONG. WE TOOK IT BACK A FEW MORE TIMES AND THEY KEPT TELLING US THE SAME THING. WELL THAT DEALER CLOSED, WE TOOK IT TO OTHER FORD DEALERS AND THEY WOULD TELL US THE SAME THING, THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THE CAR. WELL AT 1ST IT WOULD HAPPEN LIKE ONCE EVER 2 TO THREE WEEKS, THEN IT WOULD DO IT LIKE ONCE A DAY, WELL NOW IT DOES IT EVERYDAY MORE THAN ONCE A DAY. TWO DAYS AGO I WAS ON THE FREEWAY GOING 70 MILES AN HOUR IT HAPPENED TO ME. I ALWAYS HAVE MY 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WITH ME SO IM USUALLY ON CARPOOL. WELL WHEN THIS HAPPENED I HAD TO GET OUT OF CAR POOL CROSSING THE YELLOW LINES JUST SO THAT I CAN GET TO THE OTHER SIDE TO PULL OVER, AND I CANT STEP ON THE GAS. SO I TURNED THE CAR OFF, WAITED A WHILE AND THEN TURNED IT BACK ON AND CONTINUED. THEN IT HAPPENED AGAIN NOT 2 TIMES, 6 TIMES TOTAL THAT DAY WHILE TRAFFIC IS MOVING AT 70 MILES AN HOUR, WE ALMOST CRASHED. I AM TIRED OF TAKING IT TO THE DEALER JUST FOR THEM TO SAY NOTHING IS WRONG. I EMAILED FORD CORPORATE AND ALL THEY CAN SAY IS TAKE IT AND HAVE IT DIAGNOSED. I TOLD THEM WE HAVE DONE THAT MANY TIMES AND THEY TELL US THE SAME THING. I GOT MAD SO I CALLED TO SPEAK TO A MANAGER, WHICH WAS NO HELP. SHE SAID FOR ME TO HAVE IT DIAGNOSED AGAIN. I ASKED HER IF THEY FOUND SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE CAR, IS FORD GOING TO HAVE IT FIXED AND SHE SAID NO. I LOOKED IN TO THIS AND THERE SEEMS TO BE LOTS OF PEOPLE WITH THIS SAME DANGEROUS PROBLEM WITH THEIR 2006 FORD EXPLORER. *TR

08/02/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
Incident Date: 07/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ABS LIGHT APPEARED , FOLLOWED BY ANTI SKID LIGHT , NOW WITH WRENCH FLASHING , ON A 2006 FORD EXPLORER , CAUSES IT TO DRIVE TERRIBLE ON GRAVEL , ALL THIS AFTER THE TRANSMISSION AND THROTTLE BODY HAD TO BE REPLACED IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS, MY CAR HAS 80,000 MILES AND DRIVES LIKE ITS 20 YEARS OLD AND ABOUT THAT RELIABLE. LIGHT HAS BEEN ON OVER A WEEK. *TR

08/01/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46Z******
Summary

NOVEMBER 2009 AT 50,000 MILES HAD RADIATOR AND WATER PUMP REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY BY DEALER. MARCH 2010 A RECALL ON THE TRANSMISSION PCM CARD WAS INSTALLED. HAD TO NOTIFY DEALER THREE TIMES THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS NOT FUNCTIONING WELL, DEALER REBUILT TRANSMISSION. JULY 2010, 67000 MILES THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING SEPARATED AND ALLOWED COOLANT TO LEAK OUT WITH NO TEMPERATURE WARNING RESULTING IN A BLOWN ENGINE. REPLACED ENGINE AND WE ARE NOW GETTING INTERMITTENT THROTTLE FAULT LIGHTS ALONG WITH ENGINE SPEED INPUT CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION CODE P0320. *TR

07/29/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/29/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU748X6U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER 4.6L V8 4X4 ENGINE SHUT OFF WHILE DRIVING AT SPEED OF APPROXIMATELY 40MPH. WAS IN A LOW TRAFFIC AREA SO NO DAMAGE WAS DONE TO ANY THING BUT HAVE CONCERN FOR FAILURE TO HAPPEN AGAIN ON INTERSTATE OR IN TRAFFIC CAUSING POTENTIALLY DEADLY ACCIDENT. *TR

07/27/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER - PROBLEM WITH RADIATOR. I BOUGHT MY FORD EXPLORER BRAND NEW AND AFTER APPROXIMATELY 1 YEAR, THE RADIATOR STARTED GOING BAD AND AS OF NOW, I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE 7 RADIATORS. MY PARENTS BOUGHT THE SAME YEAR EXPLORER AND HAVE HAD TO REPLACE 5 RADIATORS. I CONTACTED FORD DIRECTLY, AND OF COURSE, THEY TOLD ME THEY HAVE HAD NO REPORTS OF THE DEFECT. I FIND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE. A FRIEND WHO WORKS FOR FORD TOLD US THAT THEY HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THOSE RADIATORS BUT THAT THERE IS NO SOLUTION SO THEY ARE UNABLE TO ISSUE A RECALL. THE MOST TERRIFYING CASE WAS 2 YEARS AGO. I WAS DRIVING THROUGH NASHVILLE TENNESSEE AT 7 MONTHS PREGNANT AND MY CAR OVERHEATED ON THE INTERSTATE. I HAD ONLY HAD MY MOST RECENT RADIATOR FOR 3 MONTHS. IT APPARENTLY CRACKED. THE RADIATORS LEAK FLUID SO YOU MUST CHECK FLUIDS REGULARLY TO PREVENT A BREAKDOWN AS THERE HAS BEEN NO WARNING. *TR

07/26/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/16/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26U******
Summary

SECOND RADIATOR IN 2006 FORD EXPLORER, FIRST ONE WAS AT 32000 MILES. I HAVE SEEN OVER 100 COMPLAINTS BUT YET NO RECALL FROM FORD. THE FIRST WAS COVERED UNDER THE NEW WARRANTY. I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE PURCHASED A NEW SERVICE WARRANTY WHEN THAT ONE EXPIRED, NOW AT 92,000 MILES THE RADIATOR COMPLETELY DRAINED CAUSING THE MOTOR HEAD GASKET TO BLOW. IT IS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALER GETTING A NEW MOTOR AND RADIATOR. *TR

07/20/2010
Components: TIRES
Incident Date: 07/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64876U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. SHE PURCHASED FOUR TIRES THIRTEEN MONTHS AGO AND THEY ARE APPROXIMATELY FIFTY PERCENT WORN. THE TIRES ARE GOODYEAR MODEL#FORTERA-HL, SIZE 245/65R17. THE GOODYEAR MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THEY WOULD REPLACE THE TIRES AT A PRORATED PRICE AT A FIFTY PERCENT DISCOUNT. SHE PREVIOUSLY PAID $600 AND NOW HAD TO PAY ANOTHER $300 FOR THE TIRES. THE FAILURE WAS 30,086 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 43,000. UPDATED 10/15/10 BF UPDATED 10/18/10*JB

07/13/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

2006 EXPLORER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SHIFTS HARD INTO GEAR, HAS DIFFICULTY SHIFTING BETWEEN GEARS. THIS HAS BEEN A PERIODIC PROBLEM FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. *TR

07/12/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/18/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

A TONE RING SENSOR IN MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER ABS/TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM BROKE. IT CAUSED THE TRACTION CONTROL AND BRAKES TO GO HAYWIRE. THEY BEGAN TO GRAB AND LOCK MY BRAKES WHEN I WAS MOVING CAUSING ERRATIC DRIVING. WHEN I WENT TO STOP, MY BRAKES DID NOT WORK PROPERLY. THE TRACTION CONTROL LIGHTS, ABS, AND SYSTEM LIGHTS ALL CAME ON. *TR

07/05/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIRD RADIATOR REPLACEMENT IN A YEAR. FIRST ONE WENT OUT AT ABOUT 45,000 MILES. THE OTHERS HAVE ONLY LAST A COUPLE MONTHS. WAS UNDER EXTENDED WARRENTY FOR REPLACEMENTS AND NOW IT IS NOT. AFTER SEEING THE NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS ON FORUMS ABOUT THIS ISSUE IT IS ABOUT TIME FORD TAKES THIS ISSUE AND DOES SOMETHING TO FIX IT. AND FIX IT RIGHT! *TR

07/02/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/30/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. AT 40000 MILES THE TRANSMISSION WENT OUT AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. SHORTLY THEREAFTER I HAD A CRACKED RADIATOR AND HAD MY FIRST RADIATOR REPLACED. I NOW HAVE 67000 MILES AND JUST HAD MY 3RD RADIATOR PUT IN. I AM NOT GOING THROUGH FORD AS THEY WOULDN'T GUARANTEE THEIR WORK ON THE FIRST ONE THEY REPLACED. CLEARLY THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THE RADIATORS IN THIS CAR AND IT IS UNFAIR TO ALL OF US WHO PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE. *TR

06/30/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/29/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64EX6U******
Summary

VEHICLE TRANSMISSION STAYS STUCK IN PARK. AFTER HAVING THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY REPLACED TWICE ON WARRANTY, THE PROBLEM HAS COME BACK YET AGAIN. NOW NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE TO WRESTLE WITH THE SHIFTER TO GET IT INTO GEAR, IT NOW LUNGES VIOLENTLY WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. THE DEALERSHIP REFUSED TO REPAIR UNDER CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM #09B11 SAYING OUR VIN WAS NOT PART OF THAT RECALL. *TR

06/19/2010
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 06/19/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER BOUGHT FOR THE AMOUNT OF SEATS. AFTER PURCHASED REALIZED ONE SEAT BUCKLE WAS BROKEN AND JUST TODAY ANOTHER BROKE. I BUCKLED MY CHILD'S CAR SEAT, GOT ON THE ROAD AND IT WAS UNBUCKLED. TRIED TO REBUCKLE IT AND THE BUCKLE WOULD NOT HOLD. TOTAL SAFETY ISSUE!! *TR

06/18/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/18/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER WITH APPROX. 53K MILES HAS A RADIATOR LEAK AS REPORTED BY THE FORD DEALER. NO WARRANTY OR RECALL. HAVE FOUND THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH A VERY EXPENSIVE REPAIR PRICE TAG. *TR

06/17/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/17/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E06U******
Summary

FAULTY RADIATOR IN 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER 2WD 4-DOOR. RADIATOR LEAK AT 40K MILES. IT STARTED WITH THE ENGINE REVVING UP AFTER FEW MINUTES OF DRIVE UPON ACCELERATION. TOOK IT TO DEALER WHO SAYS LEAKY RADIATOR MAY BE CAUSING ENGINE TO HEAT UP AND THE ABNORMAL TRANSMISSION FUNCTION. I SEE MANY REPORTS ON INTERNET WITH MULTIPLE RADIATOR LEAK PROBLEMS WITH THIS YEAR MODEL AND IN SOME CASES UPTO 5 RADIATOR REPLACEMENTS UNDER 50K. THIS HAS GOT TO BE A RECALL FROM FORD. *TR

06/14/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/09/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT #RD RADIATOR GOING IN TODAY. FORD KNOWS ABOUT PROBLEM AND STILL LETS CUSTOMERS PAY FOR ISSUE. *TR

06/09/2010
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 01/16/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER, IN 2009, THE VEHICLE STALLED OUT 3X WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY IN MASSACHUSETTS. MY MECHANIC AFTER REVIEWING THE VEHICLE DISCOVERED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD 2 CORRODED SENSORS WITHIN THE WIRING HARNESS OF THE VEHICLE. AFTER REPAIRING THE SENSORS WITHIN THE HARNESS, MY MECHANIC STATED THAT THE HARNESS SYSTEM WAS DEFECTIVE AND THAT THE STALLING OR OTHER SYSTEM FAILURE WOULD HAPPEN IN THE VEHICLE AGAIN. THE RECOMMENDATION WAS THAT I SHOULD PURSUE FORD TO REPLACE THE WIRING HARNESS IN THE VEHICLE DUE TO THE SAFETY RAMIFICATIONS OF THE DEFECTIVE HARNESS. I TOOK MY COMPLAINT TO FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND MY VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED BY THEIR SERVICE TECHNICIANS AND THE HARNESS WAS REVIEWED BY THEIR AREA MANAGER OF NORTHEAST DEALERSHIPS. FORD REPORTED THAT THEY WOULD REPLACE THE HARNESS BUT WOULD OFFER LITTLE RE-IMBURSEMENT TO ME AS THE VEHICLE IS OUT OF WARRANTY. I WAS REQUESTING THAT FORD REPLACE THE FAULTY HARNESS FREE OF COST TO ME AS IT WAS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE. FORD DISAGREED AND WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD WITH ANY ADDITIONAL RESOLUTION. IN THE LAST YEAR- I HAVE HAD THE VEHICLE AS I CANNOT AFFORD REPLACEMENT DUE TO EMPLOYMENT LAYOFFS- THE VEHICLE HAS STALLED REPEATEDLY; ON HIGHWAYS, SUBURBAN AND URBAN ROADWAYS, ALL PUTTING MYSELF AND FAMILY IN HARM'S WAY. I RECENTLY CONTACTED FORD AGAIN WANTING A WIRING HARNESS REPLACEMENT- FORD'S ANSWER WAS THE SAME AS IT WAS IN 2009, THEY WOULD NOT REPLACE THE HARNESS UNLESS I PAY FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK. I BELIEVE THAT THIS ISSUE IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE THAT FORD SHOULD CORRECT. I AM NOW BECOMING FEARFUL THAT IF NOT CORRECTED SOON, THAT IT WILL CAUSE HARM TO MYSELF AND FAMILY. *TR

06/09/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/03/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

1. THE RADIATOR ON MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER 4.0L V6 BEGAN LEAKING AFTER JUST 3 YEARS AND 49K MILES--DESPITE REGULAR MAINTENANCE. THERE WAS NO WARNING SIGNS, THE VEHICLE OVERHEATED AND FORTUNATELY WE WERE ABLE TO SAFELY RETURN IT TO THE DEALER. 2. IN TAKING IT TO MY FORD DEALER THEY SAID IT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED AT A COST TO ME OF $1200 (SINCE THE WARRANTY EXPIRED AT 36K MILES). 3. FORD'S ISSUED A TSB IN APRIL 2009 WITH A DIAGNOSIS FOR THIS ISSUE AND HAVE A REDESIGNED RADIATOR THEY RECOMMEND REPLACING ANY FAILED RADIATORS THAT YEAR WITH. IN CONTACTING FORD MOTOR THEY TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS ISSUE SINCE IT'S OUT OF WARRANTY. *TR

06/07/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/07/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62EX6Z******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE HAD A FAULTY RADIATOR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WOULD NOT ASSIST WITH THE REPAIR COSTS. THE VEHICLE HAD NOT BEEN REPAIRED AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 80,000.

06/07/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

RADIATOR IS LEAKING FROM A SEAM. MILEAGE IS 52,000. SEEMS VERY EARLY TO BE REPLACING A RADIATOR. DEALER WANTS $1100 TO REPLACE. IT APPEARS THAT RADIATOR FAILURE ON 2006 FORD EXPLORER V6 IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM. *TR

06/04/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
Incident Date: 06/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ON TWO OCCASIONS (MAY 2009 AND NOW JUNE 2010) A TONE RING IN MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER'S ABS/TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM BROKE. IT CAUSED THE TRACTION CONTROL AND BRAKES TO GO HAYWIRE. THEY BEGAN TO GRAB AND LOCK MY BRAKES WHEN I WAS MOVING CAUSING ERRATIC DRIVING. WHEN I WENT TO STOP, MY BRAKES DID NOT WORK PROPERLY. I HAVE READ ON FORD FORUMS THAT THIS IS AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH NUMEROUS FORD EXPLORER OWNERS. *TR

06/01/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

MODEL YEAR - 2006 MAKE - FORD MODEL - EXPLORER V6 COMPONENT* - CRACKED RADIATOR. *TR

05/31/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION IN MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER IS A SAFETY ISSUE. SHIFTING FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE CAN TAKE FROM 1 TO 10 SECONDS TO SHIFT INTO GEAR. I AM SURPRISED I HAVE NOT BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT FROM THIS DEFECT. THERE ARE TIMES WHEN IT SHIFTS INTO GEAR THAT IT GETS STUCK IN A HIGHER GEAR WHICH AFFECTS ACCELERATION FROM A DEAD STOP. THE ONLY SOLUTION IS TO POWER DOWN THE VEHICLE AND RESTART IT. THE TRANSMISSION ALSO LURCHES ON STOPS, MAKING IT FEEL AS IF YOU HAVE BEEN REAR-ENDED. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT NOBODY HAS FORCED FORD TO RECALL THESE TRANSMISSIONS. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT OWNERS SAFETY CAN BE PLACED IN THIS AMOUNT OF DANGER AND STILL NOT HAVE A RECALL. *TR

05/26/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E06U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER XLS V6 RADIATOR STARTED LEAKING AFTER 36,000 MILES. *TR

05/17/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/14/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I BOUGHT A 2006 EXPLORER AND HAVE HAD NUMEROUS ISSUES.THE FIRST MAJOR ISSUE WAS WHEN MY CAR WOULD OCCASIONALLY STALL OR DIE OUT. I BROUGHT THE CAR IN AND WAS TOLD THEY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG. I BROUGHT IT BACK AGAIN BECAUSE IT STALLED ON THE HWY WHILE I WAS DOING 65 MPH AND THE CAR DIED. I WAS UNABLE TO PULL OFF TO THE SIDE BECAUSE THE CAR WOULD NOT STEER. I GOT THE CAR TO THE DEALER AND WAS TOLD IT WAS MY RADIATOR. THEY FIXED THIS BUT I EXPLAINED A MONTH LATER THAT THE CAR WAS STILL STALLING ALONG WITH ACCELERATING ON ITS OWN AND THE VOLUME ON THE RADIO WOULD GO UP ALSO ON ITS OWN. THEY WERE UNABLE TO FIND A RESOLUTION. I TRIED TO TRADE THE CAR IN AND WAS TOLD NO. I CRIED AND EXPLAINED MY SAFETY CONCERNS FOR MY CHILDREN BUT THEY DO NOT CARE. FINALLY THE CAR WAS NOT ANY BETTER BUT STARTED TO STALL MORE OFTEN AND EVEN BEGAN TO LURCH FORWARD ALMOST CAUSING ME NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS. THE LAST TIME IT STALLED WAS ON THE RAILROAD TRACKS WHICH WAS SO DEVASTATING TO ME AND MY CHILDREN. I BROUGHT THE CAR IN AND WAS TOLD AFTER AN 1 HOUR AND A HALF THEY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG. I REFUSED TO LEAVE AND SUGGESTED THEY KEEP LOOKING BECAUSE THE CAR IS NOT SAFE. THE CAME BACK AFTER ANOTHER HOUR AND TOLD ME THAT THEY CALLED FORD AND THEY SUGGESTED A PART TO REPLACE BUT COULDN'T GUARANTEE IT BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SURE THAT WOULD WORK. I SAID NOT TO KEEP LOOKING. AFTER 3 HOURS AT THE DEALER THEY HAD TO BRING ME HOME AND DRIVE MY CAR AROUND WITH A COMPUTER ATTACHED. THEY CALLED AND SAID AFTER DRIVING THE CAR FOR 57 MILES IT DIED ON THEM AND THEY COULD BARELY GET IT BACK TO THE DEALER. THEY SAID IT WAS THE THROTTLE BODY AND IT WOULD COST EST 448 AND CHARGED ME 100 DOLLARS FOR THEM LOOKING AT IT. WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR SOMETHING THAT COULD HAVE BEEN FIXED UNDER WARRANTY IF THEY WOULD HAVE LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS? FORD IS NOW PUTTING MY CHILDREN AT RISK OF POSSIBLY GETTING INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT. I CAN NO LONGER DRIVE THE CAR BECAUSE IT NOW STALLS EVERY TWO MINUTES EVER SINCE THE DEALER. *TR

05/15/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 10/27/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E76U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER - 62,000 MILES AND I AM ON RADIATOR #5 - MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WILL NOT DO ANYTHING TO HELP - STATING IT IS NOT UNDER WARRANTY AND I DID NOT BY EXTENDED WARRANTY 1/2007 PURCHASED VEHICLE - 10/2007 28,000 MILES REPLACED RADIATOR - DEALER COST UNDER WARRANTY 3/2009 45,000 MILES REPLACED RADIATOR AGAIN - MY COST - NOT UNDER WARRANTY 10/2009 54,500 MILES REPLACED RADIATOR AGAIN . DEALER PD INDEPENDANT GARAGE - MARCH RADIATOR WAS UNDER WARRANTY. 5/10- REPLACED RADIATOR AGAIN - RADIATOR UNDER WARRANTY - BUT LABOR WAS MY COST ... *TR

05/05/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER V6-4.0L NOTICED ANTIFREEZE LEAK AT 62,000 MILES TOOK TO MY MECHANIC AND HE TOLD ME THAT THE RADIATOR WAS BAD LEAKING AT SEAMS. TOLD ME THAT IT WAS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM FOR THAT YEAR. REPLACEMENT FOR NEW RADIATOR IS $750 . HE TOLD ME TO CALL FORD AND SEE IF THEY HAD A SILENT RECALL ON THESE AS THERE IS A TSB OUT FOR THIS, THEY SAID THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT. CHECKING DIFFERENT INTERNET SITES THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM AS HE STATED. *TR

05/04/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/30/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, A RED SERVICE LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY STALLED. THE CONTACT PULLED OVER AND WOULD NOT RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE RADIATOR FAILED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE APPROXIMATELY 44,000. UPDATED 07/22/10 *BF THE CONSUMER STATED THE ENGINE AND THE RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. UPDATED 07/26/10

04/21/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/04/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E66U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT WAS DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH WHEN HE NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT SHIFTING GEARS PROPERLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE RADIATOR WAS THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE; THE RADIATOR WAS REPAIRED. THE MECHANIC TOLD THE CONTACT THAT THE RADIATOR COULD BE WARRANTIED AS THERE WAS A SIMILAR FAILURE IN A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER WHO CALLED A LOCAL AUTHORIZED DEALERSHIP BUT THE DEALER STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 44,071. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPPROXIMATELY 44,200.

04/19/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/15/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS WITH MY EXPLORER I HAVE HAD IT DIE ON ME 4 TIMES AND HAD TO GET IT TOWED TO THE DEALER. 4 TIMES THEY HAVE TOLD ME THAT IT WAS SOME SORT OF COMPONENT IN THE THROTTLE BODY THAT IS CAUSING IT TO DIE. IT HAS DIED TWICE ON ME ON THE HIGHWAY WHILE DOING 65 MPH. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. THE LAST TIME IT HAPPENED WAS ON THURSDAY APRIL 15TH. I BROUGHT IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND YET AGAIN THEY SAID IT WAS A SENSOR IN THERE AND FOR THE 4TH TIME THE REPLACED A COMPONENT OF THIS INSTEAD OF THE WHOLE THING. THEY CAN NOT GUARANTEE THAT THIS WILL FIX IT WHICH IS VERY DISCONCERTING TO ME. I NO LONGER FEEL SAFE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE. I DO NOT GO ABOVE 45 MPH BECAUSE I DO NOT WANT IT TO DIE ON MY ON THE HIGHWAY AGAIN. THAT WAS EXTREMELY SCARY. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE ANYONE ELSE HAS TO GO THRU WHAT I (AND BASED ON THE ONLINE COMMENTS MANY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE GONE THRU). FORD HAS A PROBLEM WITH THE 2006 EXPLORERS AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. *TR

04/14/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/1901
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E76Z******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH A DEFECTIVE GEAR SHIFT. CONSUMER STATES THAT THE REPAIR WORK WAS MADE FOR THE RECALL. THEN WAS FURTHER ADVISED THAT THIS REPAIR WOULD NOT FIX DEFECT AND CONSUMER WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING FOR THE REPAIR. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE WAS A PART OF A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION PROGRAM. THE PROGRAM WAS TO REPAIR THE TRANSMISSION GEAR SHIFT LEVER FROM GETTING STUCK IN THE PARK POSITION, BY REPLACING THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER CIRCUIT BOARD FREE OF CHARGE. PRIOR TO NOTIFICATION, THE CONSUMER NOTICED THE GEAR SHIFT WOULD PERIODICALLY AND TEMPORARILY BECOME STUCK IN PARK. THE CONSUMER HAD THE REPAIR PERFORMED. THE FIRST CIRCUIT BOARD REPLACEMENT DID NOT FIX THE DEFECT. SO A SECOND CIRCUIT BOARD WAS INSTALLED AND SEEMED TO FIX THE PROBLEM. HOWEVER, A MONTH LATER, THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER BECAME STUCK IN PARK SEVERAL TIMES. THE CONSUMER CONTACTED THE DEALER, AND WAS INFORMED THE REPAIR WOULD NOT BE COVERED. THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED OTHER PARTS WITHIN THE GEAR SHIFT WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONSUMER WAS INFORMED THE REPAIRS WERE OUTSIDE THE LIMITS OF THE RECALL. *JB

04/13/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/13/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR LEAKED AND FAILED. THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED TWICE BEFORE AND THE DEALER WAS REPLACING IT FOR THE THIRD TIME AT THE TIME OF THE COMPLAINT. THE MANUFACTURER INFORMED THE CONTACT THERE WERE NO RECALLS OR WARRANTIES ON THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 40,000.

04/12/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E36U******
Summary

A FRIEND WITH 2006 FORD EXPLORER HAD THEIR ENGINE SEIZE ($5000) ON THE HIGHWAY DURING A FAMILY TRIP OVER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY DUE TO A DEFECTIVE RADIATOR AND NO ENGINE TEMPERATURE SENSOR WARNINGS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 41,000. I BEGAN CHECKING MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER BECAUSE WE WERE GOING TO TAKE A SPRING BREAK FAMILY TRIP AND NOTICED LOW ANITFREEZE ON MY TRUCK OVERFLOW TANK AND LEAKAGE ON THE LOWER DRIVER SIDE OF THE RADIATOR. I TOOK IT TO THE LOCAL CAR MECHANIC AND HE SAID HE CALLED THE FORD DEALERSHIP PARTS DEPARTMENT AND THEY WANTED $800 FOR A NEW RADIATOR. MY MECHANIC FIXED THE TRUCK BUT HIS PARTS CONTACT SAID THE RADIATOR IS ON A NATIONWIDE BACK ORDER BECAUSE OF THE ALL THE DEFECTIVE RADIATORS IN 2006-2007 FORD EXPLORER TYPE VEHICLES. I CALLED THE FORD DEALERSHIP AND THEY SAID THEY REPAIR ABOUT 4 OR 5 A YEAR AND IT IS NOT COVERED UNDER ANY WARRANTY OR RECALL. AFTER THE REPAIR I FOUND OUT THERE IS A TSB RECOMMENDATION FROM THE MANUFACTURE IN ORDER TO GET A LIFETIME WARRANTY. THE FORD DEALERSHIP CAN ONLY DO THIS AND FOR $95 THE TSB WILL CORRECT THE TEMPERATURE COMPUTER SETTINGS SO THE COOLING FAN WILL TURN ON SOONER. THE HIGHER TEMPERATURES MAY BE THE REASON THIS RADIATOR IS FAILING BECAUSE THEY SHOULD LAST 10 PLUS YEARS OF THE LIFE OF A VEHICLE BEFORE NEEDING REPLACEMENT. THE GASKET SEAL BETWEEN PLASTIC AND ALUMINUM ON THE UPPER DRIVER SIDE IS THE CAUSING THE PROBLEM, SO IT'S OBVIOUS THERE IS A COMBINATION OF IMPROPER TEMPERATURE SETTINGS AND DEFECTIVE PART. THIS PART SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR A DEFECTIVE ISSUE THAT COULD CAUSE DIRECT OR INDIRECT DEATHS AND/OR INJURIES. IT COST ME $530 INSTALLED AT A LOCAL RADIATOR REPAIR SHOP. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,000. *TR

04/12/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/28/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ONCE THE VEHICLE REACHES 35,000 TO 40,000 MILES, RADIATOR FAILURE IS COMMON. RADIATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED ON MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER V6 AT 39,000 MILES. APPARENTLY THIS PROBLEMS IS KNOWN TO FORD MOTOR COMPANY, AS THEY'VE CREATED A TSB FOR IT STATING TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR WITH A NEW DESIGN AND TO UPDATE THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE ON THE VEHICLE. RADIATORS SHOULD NOT FAIL THIS SOON ON NEW CARS. *TR

04/12/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 03/08/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

RADIATOR LEAK IN 2006 FORD EXPLORER. V6 ENGINE. HAPPENED AT 42,000 MILES. HAPPENED A SECOND TIME ON 4/11/10. *TR

04/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E36U******
Summary

VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED IN FEBRUARY 2010. WHEN PLACING THE TRANSMISSION IN REVERSE, THE VEHICLE LUNGES BACKWARD VERY VIOLENTLY. THE PROBLEM OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY AND WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A TRANSMISSION SHOP 4/10/2010 AND THERE ARE PIECES OF THE CLUTCHES SITTING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TRANSMISSION PAN. THE TRANSMISSION NOW REQUIRES A COMPLETE REBUILD. THE PREVIOUS OWNER TOLD US THAT THE VEHICLE HAD JUST GONE TO A FORD DEALER FOR A RECALL REPAIR ON THE SHIFT LEVER AND THERE WAS NOTHING SAID ABOUT THE LUNGING. *TR

04/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/26/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU758X6U******
Summary

HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED V8. WHEN IN STOP & GO TRAFFIC CAR LUNGES SOMETIMES LUNGING SO HARD FELT AS THOUGH I WAS REAR ENDED. BOUGHT THE CAR IN DEC 2008 HAD ONLY 16,000 MILES AND WAS CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED (ALTHOUGH DON'T THINK THE DEALER DID ANYTHING TO THE VEHICLE). ABOUT 1 MONTH AFTER PURCHASING VEHICLE HAD TO BRING IT IN BECAUSE CHANGE OIL LIGHT WENT ON. THE PERSON I CALLED SAID THEY COULDN'T FIND THE RECORD IN THE COMPUTER. ONLY WHEN I WENT IN AND LET THEM KNOW IT WAS CPO & OIL WAS SUPPOSE TO HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS DONE. THE SERVICE PERSON LEFT THE FRONT DESK FOR ABOUT 15 MIN AND CAME BACK ONLY TO FIND THE RECORDS IN THEIR SYSTEM. AT THAT TIME I COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LUNGING & JERKING AND WAS TOLD IT WAS BECAUSE I WAS NOT USED TO THE 4 WHEEL DRIVE THAT KICKS IN AUTOMATICALLY. ONCE SPRING CAME HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AND CALLED THE SERVICE DEPT AT THE DEALER I PURCHASED THE CAR FROM I WAS TOLD UNLESS IT DOES THIS ALL THE TIME IT WOULD BE A WASTE OF MY MONEY TO BRING IT IN FOR SERVICE. AS OF TODAY'S DATE IT IS STILL DOING THE SAME THING AND I HAVE BECOME AWARE OF SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE WITH THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM, WHY IS FORD NOT FIXING THE PROBLEM. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. MORE THAN ONCE I HAVE ALMOST REAR ENDED THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF ME LUCKILY I HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. HOPEFULLY FORD WILL DO THE RIGHT THING AND DO A RECALL. I AM SURE THEY ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM ! *TR

04/08/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/08/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

RADIATOR BEGAN LEAKING AND SLOWLY BECAME WORSE. FINALLY HAD TO REPLACE TO AVOID TOTAL FAILURE. TOLD BY DEALER IT WAS DUE TO SEAM FAILURE. *TR

03/24/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS ATTEMPTING TO ENTER HIS VEHICLE HE NOTICED A PUDDLE OF COOLANT UNDER THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL MECHANIC WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE RADIATOR WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THERE WERE NO PRIOR WARNINGS. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 60,000.

03/24/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/22/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER - RADIATOR FAILURE - VEHICLE HAS 70,000 MILES ON IT. THIS IS THE FOURTH TIME THE RADIATOR HAS HAD TO BE REPLACED. FORD MOTOR COMPANY HAS REFUSED TO OFFER ANY ASSISTANCE REGARDING THE REPAIR OF THIS PROBLEM. HOWEVER, IN APRIL 2009 THEY ISSUED A TSB REGARDING RADIATOR LEAKS OCCURRING IN CERTAIN 2006 EXPLORERS MADE BEFORE 8/8/2006. IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT IT IS NOT A "LEAK" IN THE RADIATOR BUT A COMPLETE FAILURE OF THE PART. THEY ARE CURRENTLY ON THEIR FOURTH DESIGN OF RADIATORS FOR THIS SPECIFIC VEHICLE. MY QUESTION IS THIS, WITH ALL OF THE COMPLAINTS REGISTERED REGARDING THIS PROBLEM, WHY HASN'T NHTSA LAUNCHED AN INVESITGATION REGARDING THIS PROBLEM AND WHY HASN'T THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY STEPPED UP AND ACKNOWLEGED THERE IS A PROBLEM AND DONE SOMETHING TO ASSIST THE OWNERS OF ALL VEHICLES THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROBLEM. THIS VEHICLE NEEDS TO BE PUT ON THE RECALL LIST AND FMC BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PROBLEM. THEY EITHER COME UP WITH A DEFINITE SOLUTION FOR THE PROBLEM OR BUY BACK ALL THE VEHICLES AND SEE THAT EVERYONE IS COMPENSATED FOR ALL OF THE REPAIRS THEY HAVE HAD TO PAY FOR AND THAT THEY ARE FREED FROM ANY LOANS ON THE PROBLEM VEHICLES. IT MAKES SENSE TO ME IF FMC IDENTIFIED THERE COULD BE ISSUES EFFECTING VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BEFORE A CERTAIN POINT IN TIME, THEN IT CLEARLY HAS RECOGNIZED THERE IS A PROBLEM AND THEY SHOULD STAND BY ITS PRODUCT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. MY GUESS IS, THEY KNOW THERE IS A PROBLEM BUT THEY DON'T HAVE A CERTAIN IDEA WHAT IS CAUSING IT OR IF THE TSB AND FOURTH REDESIGN OF THE RADIATOR WILL REALLY CORRECT THE PROBLEM.

03/22/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/22/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

JUST RECENTLY NOTICED MY 06 FORD EXPLORER HAVING UNEXPECTED ENGINE SURGES. WENT TO STOP AT AN INTERSECTION AND IT FELT LIKE THE VEHICLE WAS FIGHTING ME TO STOP. WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN I GAVE IT A LITTLE GAS HOWEVER THE VEHICLE BEGIN TO MAINTAIN THAT SPEED LIKE I HAD THE CRUISE CONTROL ON. I PURPOSELY DID NOT GIVE THE VEHICLE ANY GAS AND SAW THAT IT JUST KEPT ACCELERATING. FINALLY AFTER BREAKING OUT I BEGAN TO BRAKE AND AGAIN FELT THE VEHICLE ACCELERATING. SINCE NO ONE WAS IN FRONT OF ME I WANTED TO SEE WHAT THE VEHICLE DID IF I GAVE IT A LITTLE GAS IN WHICH IT MADE A POPPING SOUND AND DID NOT RESPOND WHEN I GAVE IT MORE GAS BUT THE ENGINE STILL WAS RUNNING. I PULLED OVER AND PUT THE VEHICLE IN PARK. I TRIED TO REV THE ENGINE BUT IT DID NOT RESPOND. A WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON DURING THIS PROCESS. I TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF THEN ON AGAIN IN WHICH IT SEEMED THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. AS I DROVE HOME IT DID FINE EXCEPT WHEN STOPPED AT THE SAME INTERSECTION IT DIED. I STARTED IT AGAIN AND HAD NO PROBLEMS AND I DID MAKE IT HOME. AFTER SOME RESEARCH I FOUND MULTIPLE SIMILAR PROBLEMS LIKE THIS WITH THIS VEHICLE HOWEVER NO RECALLS HAVE BEEN ISSUED. I HAVE AN 8 YEAR OLD SON AND DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE. AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GET THIS FIXED. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS AT THIS POINT OTHER THAN MAKING A COMPLAINT? PLEASE HELP! I'M A HARD WORKING AMERICAN THAT LIKES TO BUY VEHICLES MADE IN THE USA HOWEVER WE AS A NATION NEED TO HELP OUT WITH THESE ISSUES SO WE ALL CAN CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AMERICAN CAR PURCHASES. THANKS *DT

03/15/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E76U******
Summary

THE WESTERN BERKS REGIONAL POLICE HAS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER WHICH IS HAVING TO REPLACE THE AUTOMOBILE RADIATOR FOR THE 5TH TIME. *TR

03/12/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER WHICH I PURCHASED NEW FROM THE DEALER. IN JULY OF 2008 WITH 38,000 MILES ON IT THE RADIATOR HAD TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE IT WAS LEAKING. FORD WOULD NOT COVER THE COST BECAUSE IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY. I NOW HAVE 75,000 MILES ON THE VEHICLE AND THE RADIATOR IS LEAKING AGAIN AND WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED. I SEE OTHER COMPLAINTS IN YOUR DATABASE ABOUT THE SAME ISSUE AND IF THIS PROBLEM IS SEARCHED ON THE INTERNET MANY COMPLAINTS CAN BE FOUND. I WOULD LIKE TO STATE THAT THIS IS A SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE THAT FORD SHOULD ADDRESS. FROM A SAFETY STANDPOINT, IF THE COOLING SYSTEM FAILS COMPLETELY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND THE MOTOR STALLS OR FREEZES UP A CRASH COULD EASILY OCCUR FROM LOSS OF CONTROL. ENVIRONMENTALLY, I WOULDN'T THINK THE EPA WANTS LEAKING ANTIFREEZE COMING FROM HUNDREDS (THOUSANDS?) OF VEHICLES EVERY DAY? ENVIRONMENTALLY, ANTIFREEZE IS HIGHLY TOXIC TO DOGS AND CATS, AND PUDDLES OF IT IN ON GARAGE FLOORS SHOULD MAKE FORD WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM? *TR

03/11/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 12/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75896Z******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE FILLING THE VEHICLE WITH GASOLINE, THE VEHICLE WOULD SPEW GAS BACK OUT OF THE FILLER TUBE, AND THEN DRAIN BACK INTO THE FUEL TANK. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE HE WAS ADVISED THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON HIS VEHICLE AND REPAIRS WOULD BE AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE. THE CONTACT FELT THIS COULD POTENTIALLY RISK HIS SAFETY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,000 AND THE CURRENT WAS 53,000.

03/11/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU758X6U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH 62,000 MILES I NOTICED THAT THE RADIATOR IS LEAKING CALLED FORD DEALER FOR PARTS AND THE PRICE OF THE RADIATOR IS $500.00 ALL SO FOUND OUT THAT A NUMBER OF OTHER PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING THE SAME CONCERN AND THAT THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF RADIATORS AVAILABLE. *TR

03/10/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/01/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72E96U******
Summary

OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER THAT IS GOING TO HAVE ITS 3RD RADIATOR PUT IN THE VEHICLE. *TR

03/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E56U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE MANUFACTURER TO HAVE RECALL; NUMBER 09D11 (AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION; OPERATION) REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE REMEDY REPAIR WAS INSUFFICIENT AND FAILED TO ADDRESS THE GEAR SHIFTER SAFETY DEFECT. THE CONTACT NOTIFIED AN AUTHORIZED DEALER REGARDING THE MALFUNCTION AND SCHEDULED AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE THE VEHICLE REPAIRED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 54,877.

03/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/10/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74886U******
Summary

I WAS DRIVING MY 2006 V8 EXPLORER AT 40MPH USING CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE TRUCK STALLED. THIS HAPPENED ONCE BEFORE IN 2009, NOT SURE IF I WAS USING CRUISE CONTROL AT THAT TIME. NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. *TR

03/03/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74876U******
Summary

WHEN I HIT THE BRAKES IN AN EMERGENCY, AND SOMETIMES AT OTHER TIMES, MY FOOT STRIKES THE GAS PEDAL TOO CAUSING THE MOTOR TO REV UP AND NOT STOP TIMELY WHICH HAS CAUSED ME TO ALMOST HAVE A SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON AT 3 OCCASIONS. I HAVE HAD IT CHECKED AND FORD MOTOR CO SAYS THEY HAVE HEARD OF THE PROBLEM BEFORE BUT THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT AND IT CAUSES ME GREAT SAFETY CONCERNS. ONCE A SEMI TRUCK PULLED OUT IN FRONT OF ME ON A HIGHWAY AND I BARELY AVOIDED AN ACCIDENT AS THE FORCE OF THE MOTOR WOULD NOT LET THE BRAKES HAVE FULL EFFECT. *TR

02/26/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 09/13/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED THE AIR CONDITIONER HAS MALFUNCTIONED. THE GEAR SHIFT ALSO MOVED OUT OF PARK OWN ITS OWN. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ASSOCIATED WITH HER VIN FOR THE GEAR SHIFT AND MADE THE NECESSARY REPAIRS. WHENEVER THE VEHICLE SHIFTS GEARS ON ITS OWN IT WOULD LUNGE FORWARD AND A METAL ODOR WAS WITHIN THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS VERY UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 54,730.

02/25/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/24/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WE BOUGHT A 2006 FORD EXPLORER NEW IN 2006. AFTER THREE YEARS AND 50,000 MILES THE TRANSMISSION STARTED SHIFTING VERY HARD FROM PARK TO REVERSE TO DRIVE. NOW, AT 61,000 MILES, THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT RESPONDING WHEN PRESSING THE THROTTLE WHILE CAR IS ALREADY IN MOTION. IF YOU LET YOUR FOOT OFF OF THE THROTTLE AND THEN PRESS THE THROTTLE AGAIN THE ENGINE JUST REVS UP FOR SEVERAL SECONDS BEFORE SHIFTING INTO GEAR. VERY DANGEROUS WHEN MERGING ON OR OFF THE INTERSTATE. FORD DEALERSHIP SAYS IT NEEDS A NEW TRANSMISSION. *TR

02/24/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/21/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE RADIATOR CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO OVER HEAT. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER TO BE REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE RADIATOR WAS NOT IN STOCK. THE FORD MANUFACTURER WAS CALLED AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO WARRANTY OR RECALL. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 82,300.

02/24/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E56U******
Summary

IN LATE DECEMBER 2009 I NOTICED LIQUID POOLING ON MY DRIVEWAY FROM MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER SO I TOOK IT TO MY LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP. I WAS TOLD THE RADIATOR WAS CRACKED AND THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. I HAD AN AFTER-MARKET RADIATOR INSTALLED DUE TO THE RIDICULOUS PRICE OF THE RADIATOR FROM FORD. ON FEBRUARY 19, 2010, I AGAIN NOTICED FLUID POOLING ON MY DRIVEWAY AND IMMEDIATELY TOOK THE EXPLORER BACK TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP. I WAS TOLD THE O-RING LEADING INTO THE RADIATOR HAD "FAILED" AND IT WAS LEAKING TRANSMISSION FLUID. THE DEALERSHIP SAID YET ANOTHER RADIATOR WOULD HAVE TO BE INSTALLED IF THEY COULD NOT ORDER THE O-RINGS INDIVIDUALLY. I WAS AGAIN TOLD THE VEHICLE WAS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE O-RING WAS REPLACED ON FEBRUARY 24, 2010 AND I WAS SPARED THE EXTRA EXPENSE OF ANOTHER RADIATOR. THE VEHICLE HAS 55,000 MILES AND ALL REGULAR MAINTENANCE IS PERFORMED ON TIME. *TR

02/22/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/08/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU72EX6U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT WOULDN'T START DEALERSHIP REPLACED INSTRUMENT CLUSTER COST $544.00. STILL HESITATES TO START (TURN KEY NOTHING... NO CLICKING TAKES A FEW ATTEMPTS) TOOK BACK DEALERSHIP SAYS STARTER IS BAD. NOW ABS+TRACTION LIGHT +WRENCH LIGHT ON. TAKING BACK TOMORROW. HOW CAN ALL THESE PROBLEMS SURFACE AT ONCE AND NOT BE RELATED???? *TR

02/22/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/06/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E76U******
Summary

FIRST THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON AND THE THERMOSTAT WAS REPLACED WITHIN A WEEK THE RADIATOR WAS LEAKING. THIS CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO OVERHEAT AGAIN. THE DEALERSHIP SAID THEY WERE REPLACING SEVERAL RADIATORS ON THIS VEHICLE DUE TO A WEAK SPOT IN THE RADIATOR. FORD REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE AN ISSUE WITHOUT YOU CONFIRMING IT FIRST. GETTING STRANDED ON THE HIGHWAY WITH CHILDREN IS NOT PLEASANT, WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR VEHICLE SERVICED REGULARLY. *TR

02/22/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORE AND AT 45,000 THE RADIATOR NEEDS TO BE REPLACED. I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT TROUBLE WITH THIS TRUCK FROM THE DAY I GOT THIS TRUCK. I HAVE SPENT OVER $2,000. *TR

02/22/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/22/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E56U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER---EDDIE BAUER EDITION, 4.0L V6 WITH 42,000 MILES ON IT. RADIATOR "SPLIT AT THE SEAMS" CAUSING IT TO LEAK. TAKEN TO FORD DEALERSHIP....NO RECALL, NO TSB ON THIS PROBLEM...NO OFFERS FROM FORD TO HELP WITH THE REPAIR COST---ESTIMATED BY THEM TO BE $1000. *TR

02/20/2010
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/11/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E06Z******
Summary

BOUGHT 2006 EXPLORER NEW. AROUND 14,000 MILES ENGINE PROBLEMS STARTED, HAVE TAKEN CAR IN TO FORD DEALER WHERE CAR WAS PURCHASED ABOUT 7 TIMES FOR BASICALLY SAME PROBLEM ~ ENGINE LIGHT / CAR ENGINE LUNGING . MECHANICS DID DIFFERENT THINGS; REPLACED ONE DEFECTED PART WHILE UNDER WARRANTY, RESET COMPUTER, BUT PROBLEM ALWAYS CAME BACK. SOMETIMES HAPPENING BEFORE I MADE IT HOME. SOME TIMES MONTHS LATER. NOW THEY THINK MAYBE IT COULD BE THE THROTTLE BODY. *TR

02/20/2010
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 02/20/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74816U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER DIES WHILE DRIVING. LOOSES ALL POWER, SIMPLY GOES DEAD ELECTRICALLY AND MECHANICALLY WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. HAD TO FIGHT MANUAL STEERING AND BRAKING TO PULL OVER. TURNED KEY OFF AND BACK ON AND IT RESTARTED LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. *TR

02/16/2010
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 02/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75836Z******
Summary

I HAD JUST LEFT THE GYM WHEN MY 2006 EXPLORER ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. DURING ACCELERATION WHILE MAKING A RIGHT HAND TURN FROM A STOP LIGHT, THE CAR STOPPED ABRUPTLY AS IF I WERE SLAMMING ON THE BRAKES. I WAS NOT APPLYING THE BRAKES AT ALL, I WAS ACTUALLY TRYING TO ACCELERATE. THE BRAKES WERE STOPPING THE VEHICLE RAPIDLY WITHOUT MY INPUT. I WAS VERY CLOSE TO BEING REAR ENDED. I DECIDED TO PULL THE CAR TO A SAFE SPOT AND WHILE I WAS TRYING TO TURN INTO A PARKING LOT, THE CAR DECIDED TO STOP ITSELF, ALMOST GETTING ME REAR ENDED AGAIN. I HAD THE EXPLORER TOWED TO THE NEAREST DEALER WHERE REPAIRS WERE PERFORMED AT THE TUNE OF $423.78. THE ABS TONE RING HAD CRACKED, CAUSING THE SYSTEM TO STOP THE CAR. I STILL HAVE THE OLD BROKEN TONE RING. I AM ALMOST NERVOUS DRIVING THE THING AT HIGHER SPEEDS FOR FEAR OF WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN IF IT BRAKES AGAIN. WOULD THE SUV ROLL OR CAUSE A BAD ACCIDENT IF THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED SO VIOLENTLY AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITHOUT ANY DRIVER INPUT? *TR

02/15/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/13/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

RADIATOR HAS FAILED AT 51,000 MILE. FROM GOOGLE SEARCHES AND RESULTS AT HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/COOLING_SYSTEM/RADIATOR_LEAK.SHTML THIS APPEARS TO BE A VERY COMMON PROBLEM. FORD WILL NOT COVER THE COST OF THE REPAIR. *TR

02/15/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 02/12/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E56U******
Summary

I BELIEVE THE FORD EXPLORER 2006 RADIATORS NEED TO BE RECALLED! FIRST OF ALL, LET ME JUST SAY THAT ON CARCOMPLAINTS.COM THERE ARE 47 COMPLAINTS ABOUT RADIATOR LEAKS AND HAVING TO REPLACE RADIATORS. I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE IF IT OVERHEATS...IT COULD LEAVE SOMEONE STRANDED ON SIDE THE HIGHWAY, OR EVEN EXPLODE OR CATCH ON FIRE! PLEASE LOOK AT CARCOMLAINTS.COM AND REVIEW THE COMPLAINTS ABOUT FORD 2006 EXPLORER RADIATORS! MANY PEOPLE HAVE GOTTEN THIS SAME RADIATOR REPLACED MORE THAN ONCE! OK, NOW TO ME...I BOUGHT A 2006 FORD EXPLORER IN JANUARY OF 2006. IN MARCH OF 2008, I WAS TOLD THAT MY RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHY A VEHICLE WITH 40,000 MILES ON IT, WHICH GET SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE CHECKS REGULARLY WITH A MECHANIC COULD HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM. WELL, NEEDLESS TO SAY...I GOT IT REPAIRED OUT OF POCKET BECAUSE MY 36,000 MILE WARRANTY HAD EXPIRED. IT WAS VERY COSTLY. WELL,I CONTINUED TO GET MY VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AS SCHEDULED. WELL, JUST A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO OR LESS THAN 23 MONTHS(LESS THAN 2 YEARS) LATER, I EXPERIENCE THE SAME PROBLEM. ANOTHER RADIATOR LEAK! I HARDLY EVEN GO ANY WHERE! THE NEW RADIATOR WAS YET AGAIN ANOTHER FORD RADIATOR! I COULD HAVE BEEN LEFT ON SIDE THE ROAD OR HAD SOME SORT OF EXPLOSION! I BELIEVE THERE ARE DEFECTS IN THESE RADIATORS AND I BELIEVE THAT FORD MOTOR COMPANY IS ISSUING OUT FAULTY EQUIPMENT. I BELIEVE THAT WE, THE CONSUMER, OR SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES DUE TO THEIR NEED TO STAY AFLOAT. AFTERALL, THEY TOO NEEDED A BAILOUT AND WHAT AGREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY IF RADIATORS OR BUILTTO LAST ONLY A SHORT TIME,AND PEOPLE GO TO KEEP PAYING FOR NEW ONES! PLEASE CHECK ON THIS. I BELIEVE A RECALL IS NEEDED!!!!!!!! P.S. WHILE WRITING THIS LETTER, JUST RECEIVED A PHONE CALL THAT A TECHNICAL ALERT HAS BEEN PUT OUT ON 2006 FORD EXPLORER RADIATORS, AND BECAUSE OF THE COMPLAINT ...THE MODEL IS NOT BEING MADE ANYMORE! PLEASE CHECK INTO THIS! *TR

02/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65856U******
Summary

WHEN SLOWING DOWN TO COME TO A STOP MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER LUNGES FORWARD AS IF SOMETHING IS SKIPPING. IT HAS BEEN DOING IT SINCE 30K MILES AND THEY WOULD NOT REPLACE OR FIX IT UNDER WARRANTY, SAID IT WAS OUT OF WARRANTY ISSUE. SAID IT WOULD NOT BRAKE BUT WOULD JUST BE AN ANNOYANCE. *TR

02/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/08/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63876U******
Summary

SPARK PLUG SEPARATES AND REMAINS IN THE ENGINE BLOCK WHEN ATTEMPTING TO REMOVE THEM. THREE OF EIGHT WAS CHANGING SPARK PLUGS DUE TO THE COMPUTER MAKING THE TRANSMISSION BUCK AND SLIP WHEN DRIVING. *TR

02/10/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/07/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63876U******
Summary

WHEN COMING TO A STOP THE TRANSMISSION WILL BANG INTO GEAR AND IT FEELS LIKE YOU ARE GETTING HIT FROM BEHIND. ALSO HAVE HAD BUCKING AND THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS UP AND DOWN AND SLIPS. WAS TOLD THE BUCKING AND SLIPPING IS DUE TO A LEAN READING IN THE COMPUTER. TOLD TO CHANGE SPARK PLUGS. TOOK IT TO A MECHANIC AND THREE OF THE EIGHT PLUGS BROKE OFF AS THEY WERE TRYING TO TAKE THEM OUT. THE SPARK PUG ARE MADE BY MOTORCRAFT WHICH IS FORD. THEY HAD TO BUY A KIT TO EXTRACT THEM AND IT COST AN ADDITIONAL $300.00 TO CHANGE EIGHT PLUGS WHICH I HAD ALREADY PURCHASED AT A COST OF $68.00. IT DIDN'T FIX THE ERRATIC SHIFTING AT FIRST. STILL SHIFTS VERY HARD FROM 1ST TO SECOND AND ACTED UP SHORTLY AFTER GETTING IT BACK. *TR

02/07/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73836U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER FREQUENTLY LURCHES/LUNGES WHEN COMING TO A STOP AND STARTING UP FROM A STOP. IT FEELS LIKE THE CAR IS BEING REAR-ENDED. *TW

02/05/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/05/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96Z******
Summary

AT 45,000 MY RADIATOR FAILED AND FORD NEEDED TO REPLACE IT. I DO NOT TAKE THE CAR OFF ROAD, AND KEEP ALL REQUIRED MAINTENANCE. THIS IS VERY EARLY FOR A FAILURE, AND A VERY COMMON PROBLEM FOR THIS VEHICLE. *TR

02/04/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/03/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E86Z******
Summary

RADIATOR STARTED LEAKING FOR NO REASON IN 2006 FORD EXPLORER HAVE BEEN TOLD BY REPAIR SHOP AND OTHER OWNERS THAT THIS IS A COMMON THING THE REPAIR SHOP SAID THAT BECAUSE THIS IS A DESIGN FLAW TO EXPECT IT TO HAPPEN AGAIN IN A YEAR I DO NOT HAVE 600. DOLLARS TO PUT OUT EVERY YEAR ON A VEHICLE THAT IS NOT PAID FOR SHOULD I LET IT GO BACK. *TR

01/23/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER HAS COOLING SYSTEMS PROBLEMS. THE ENGINE LIGHT AND GAUGE WOULD SUDDENLY RISE. THE ENGINE WOULD REV AND THE HEAT WOULD BLOW COLD AIR. IN JULY 2009 I HAD THE RADIATOR REPLACED AND WAS TOLD BY A FORD DEALER THAT WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM. SEVEN MONTHS LATER THE SAME PROBLEMS HAVE STARTED AGAIN. ENGINE SUDDENLY OVERHEATS, THEN SUDDENLY DROPS, COLD AIR FROM THE HEATING SYSTEM. I AM TAKING THE TRUCK BACK TO THE DEALER. DEALER SAYS THEY WILL NOT WARRANTY THE RADIATORS, FANS, ETC., BECAUSE OF THE STEADY PROBLEMS THEY ARE HAVING WITH THEM. *TR

01/22/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER HARD OR SLOW TRANSMISSION SHIFTING. *TR

01/13/2010
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/09/2010
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

NOTICED A 6 INCH PUDDLE UNDER MY 2006 EDDIE BAUER. HAD IT TESTED AND THE TUBES AT THE BOTTOM WERE LEAKING. BOUGHT A REPLACEMENT RADIATOR FOR 220.00. *TR

01/13/2010
Components: POWER TRAIN,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 03/05/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73886U******
Summary

I BOUGHT A 2006 FORD XLT EXPLORER WITH APX. 17,000 MILES. I HAD IT FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS IT HAD ABOUT 19,000 MILES. I DRIVE IT ABOUT 100 MILES TO A CONVENTION AND BY THE TIME I GOT THERE AND PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT THE VEHICLE STARTED SHIFTING HARD, JERKING AND LUNGING. IT WAS MAKING A LOUD BANGING SOUND AND FELT LIKE THE TRANSMISSION WAS GOING TO FALL OUT. I TOOK IT TO FORD, THEY DID SOME WORK ON THE TRANSFER CASE AND REPLACED A MODULE. ABOUT A MONTH AND A THOUSAND MILES LATER, IT STARTED DOING IT AGAIN. TOOK IT BACK TO FORD AND THEY DID SOME MORE WORK. THE SHIFTER LEVER WAS REPLACED. LATER IT STARTED DOING IT AGAIN. I HAVE TAKEN IT BACK SEVERAL TIMES AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO HAVE THE PROBLEM. IT DOESN'T DO IT EVERY DAY BUT DOES DO IT SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK, SOME DAYS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS. AS TIME GOES BY IT SEEMS TO GET WORSE AND HAPPEN MORE OFTEN. SOMETIME WHEN I PUT THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE THERE IS A DELAY TO ENGAGE AND ONE MORNING IT CAUSE ME TO BACK INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. IT ALSO HAS A CRACKED RUNNING BOARD. *TR

12/31/2009
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 12/27/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING A TIRE BLEW-OUT. WHEN CHANGING THE TIRE, THE JACK FAILED. A TECHNICIAN FROM THE DEALER STATED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO SELL HIM ANOTHER JACK. HE WAS THEN ADVISED THAT THIS WAS A COMMON FAILURE FOR HIS MODEL TYPE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83000. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 83137.

12/18/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/17/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56U******
Summary

LAST NIGHT THE CAR WAS IN DRIVE BUT WOULD KEEP KICKING OUT OF GEAR... I WOULD PUSH THE GAS, THE ENGINE WOULD REV, BUT THE CAR WOULDN'T GO ANYWHERE. I EVEN ROLLED BACKWARDS DOWN A HILL ON A HIGHWAY AND ALMOST HIT ANOTHER CAR! I HAD TO SHUT THE CAR OFF, AND RESTART IT IN ORDER TO GET IT TO BACK IN GEAR. THIS HAPPENED 10-15 TIMES IN A 20 MINUTE DRIVE! I WAS NERVOUS TO EVEN DRIVE IT HOME! IT IS AT THE FORD DEALERSHIP NOW... I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED... WILL NEVER BUY AN AMERICAN CAR AGAIN! IT IS COMPLETELY UNSAFE TO DRIVE! *TR

12/13/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75876U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER FREQUENTLY LURCHES/LUNGES WHEN COMING TO A STOP AND STARTING UP FROM A STOP. IT FEELS LIKE THE CAR IS BEING REAR-ENDED. I HAVE TAKEN IT IN TO BE REPAIRED AND IT SEEMED TO WORK OK FOR A SHORT TIME, BUT IT HAS STARTED DOING THE SAME THING AGAIN. IT MAKES ME WONDER IF IT IS SAFE TO DRIVE. *TR

12/09/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A TURN, OR DECELERATE, THE ENGINE WOULD STALL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER OVER FIVE TO SIX TIMES FOR IDENTICAL FAILURES. THE DEALER REPLACED THE FUEL FILTER AND THE POWER TRAIN MODULE . NONE OF THE REPAIRS HAVE REMEDIED THE FAILURE. THE FORD MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,800. UPDATED 1/25/10 *CN UPDATED01/26/10.*JB

12/07/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/20/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT V6 WITH 55K MILES ON IT. I BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE WITH APPROXIMATELY 30K MILES ON IT AND WITHIN ABOUT 2,000 MILES OF THE PURCHASE I STARTED NOTICING SHIFTING PROBLEMS. FOR SOME REASON THE VEHICLE SEEMS TO SHIFT FINE, BUT HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN. MOST VEHICLES SHIFT 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, SO ON PER THE SPEED AND SHIFTS TO ASSIST GAS MILEAGE AS WELL. WELL, MY EXPLORER WILL SHIFT INTO WHAT I BELIEVE IS 5TH GEAR AT 30 MILES PER HOUR AND ITS SOUNDS LIKE ITS BOGGING DOWN AND THERE IS ALMOST NO ACCELERATION AT ALL! AS WELL IT WILL SHIFT INTO 5TH WHEN CLIMBING A STEEP HILL AND WHEN IT FINALLY DOES DOWNSHIFT IT MAKES A "CLUNK" NOISE AND DROPS INTO 2ND GEAR CAUSING THE ENGINE TO REV WAY UP AND IT SUDDENLY FEELS LIKE YOUR TAKING OFF IN AN AIRPLANE. IF YOU LET OFF THE GAS TO SLOW DOWN IT DROPS RIGHT BACK INTO 5TH GEAR AGAIN AND THEN THE STORY REPEATS ITSELF. I HAVE TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER 3 TIMES NOW AND THE ONLY CHANGES MADE WERE A TCM UPDATE AND ADAPTIVE LEARNING STRATEGY MEMORY CLEARING AND NEITHER OF THOSE THINGS FIXED THE ISSUE AT ALL. I NOTICE AS DAYS GO ON THAT THE PROBLEM IS GETTING WORSE AND I NEVER GET A GOOD ANSWER. UPON DOING SOME RESEARCH I HAVE FOUND THAT MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE SAME TRANSMISSION RELATED ISSUES FROM LUNGING, TO CLUNKING, TO SEVERE SHIFTING DELAYS. I'M WORRIED THAT MY TRANSMISSION OR DRIVETRAIN WILL EXPERIENCE SOME KIND OF CRITICAL FAILURE AND FORD WONT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY. I CONTACTED FORD DIRECTLY AND THE ONLY ANSWER I GOT FROM A CSR WAS, "UNFORTUNATELY WE HAVE NO COMMENT TO ASSIST YOU AT THIS TIME." I WOULD REALLY LIKE SOMEONE TO LOOK INTO THIS ISSUE FOR A POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OR DRIVETRAIN RECALL. *TR

12/04/2009
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,INTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 09/02/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

THE GEAR SHIFT LIGHT ON MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER HAS BURNED OUT. THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT OF MY DEALER SAID I HAVE TO BUY AN ENTIRE SHIFT UNIT AND WAS TOO EMBARRASSED TO EVEN CHECK THE PRICE. I BELIEVE THIS IS A POTENTIAL HAZARD SINCE PEOPLE WON'T REPLACE THE ENTIRE UNIT DUE TO COST AND WILL PLACE THE CAR IN THE WRONG GEAR AT NIGHT LEADING TO INJURY. DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OTHERS HAVE THIS PROBLEM, BUT FOUND A FEW ON LINE. *TR

12/02/2009
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E96Z******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AS HE ATTEMPTED TO START HIS VEHICLE WITH THE GEAR SHIFT IN PARK, HE WAS UNSUCCESSFUL; HOWEVER, HE WAS ABLE TO START THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL. THE DEALER CONFIRMED THAT THERE WAS A SHORTAGE IN THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THE DEALER ALSO STATED THAT THEY COULD REPAIR THE VEHICLE FOR $700. THE CONTACT IS AWARE THAT HIS EXTENDED WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER. THERE IS NO RECALL FOR THIS PART. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000. UPDATED 01/15/10. *LJ UPDATED 01/19/10.*JB

11/24/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/25/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E36U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER LUNGES IN & OUT OF GEAR. WHEN I PULL OUT THE TRANSMISSION HESITATES WHEN IT SHIFTS FROM SECOND TO THIRD GEAR, IT IS ALMOST AS IF I HAVE COMPLETELY LET OFF THE GAS AND THEN GAVE IT GAS AGAIN. NEXT PROBLEM... WHEN I AM SLOWING DOWN WHETHER I HIT THE BRAKE OR JUST LET OFF THE GAS MY CAR MAKES A TERRIBLE NOISE. IT SOUNDS LIKE A WHINING NOISE, AND A LOUD POP. IT FEELS AS IF I HAVE BEEN HIT FROM BEHIND. IT SOUNDS AS IF MY CAR IS ABOUT TO QUIT RIGHT THEN AND THE. *TR

11/24/2009
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 08/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63EX6U******
Summary

WHILE TRYING TO TURN ON THE AIR CONDITIONING, A CLICKING CAN BE HEARD AND THE AIR FLOW DOES NOT CHANGE OVER. THEN DURING COOLER DAYS THE HEAT IS INOPERATIVE, (IT STAYS ON COLD AIR) THE CLICKING IS PERSISTENT. *TR

11/23/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/23/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN I COME TO A STOP THE ENGINE REVS....ALMOST FEELS LIKE I AM GETTING BUMPED FROM BEHIND. HAPPENS CONSTANTLY AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING FOR A RECALL ON THIS AND HAVE NOT SEEN ONE AS OF YET. I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE. *TR

11/23/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/10/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E86U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 EXPLORER WITH 42000 MILES. I PURCHASED THE VEHICLE NEW OFF THE LOT. I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS ISSUES. IT BEGAN 2 YEARS AGO WITH FLUID LEAKING. I TOOK THE VEHICLE IN TO FORD AND I HAD "CRACKED HOSES." I THEN CALLED THIS PAST SUMMER TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT CONCERNING LEAKING FLUID AND MY ENGINE FAN CONSTANTLY COMING ON AND OFF. I WAS TOLD THAT WAS NORMAL IN THE SUMMER. NOW A FEW MONTHS LATER...MY RADIATOR IS BAD AND ALSO NOW OUT OF WARRANTY. HAD I LISTENED TO MYSELF IN THE SUMMER AND FORCED THE ISSUE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN UNDER WARRANTY THEN. THERE ARE A LOT IF ISSUES WITH 2006 EXPLORER RADIATOR FAILURES WHICH I HAVE COME ACROSS IN THE INTERNET. *TR

11/20/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75806U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED V8 26,000 MLS..TRANS. SLAMS AS IF I WERE HIT FROM BEHIND. ENGINE REVS 2600 RPM AT 10-15 MPH. THEN SHIFTS. BOUGHT VEHICLE MAR.2009 NOTICED POSSIBLE PROBLEM LATE AUG. 2009..SLIGHT DRIFT/UNCONTROLLABILITY. FORD WONT DO ANYTHING ABOUT MY OR ANYONE'S COMPLAINTS. MAYBE ONCE SOMEBODY GETS HURT WILL FORD FINALLY FIX THE MANY PROBLEMS WITH THEIR EXPLORER LINE. *TR

11/12/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER . HE NOTICED A SMALL PUDDLE OF WATER UNDER THE ENGINE. HE ASSUMED THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER WAS DRIPPING WATER. AS THE FAILURE BECAME PROGRESSIVELY WORSE HE SPECULATED THAT THE RADIATOR FAILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED, BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED. NO REPAIRS WERE MADE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE UNDER 53,000. UPDATED 2/17/10 *CN UPDATED 02/22/10.*JB

11/12/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/17/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMDU32E7VZ******
Summary

FORD EXPLORER 2006- RADIATOR LEAKS . PROBLEM STARTS AT AROUND 40K. THERE ARE NUMEROUS POSTINGS ON THE INTERNET WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. FORD REFUSES IN MOST CASES TO REPLACE RADIATOR. REPLACEMENT COST ARE APPROX. $450.00. *TR

11/11/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 11/20/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER AND WHEN I SLOW DOWN TO STOP , I FEEL AN AWFUL JERK, JUST AS SOMEONE IS REAR-ENDED ME. FOR SOME REASON, WHEN I SLOW DOWN TO A STOP LIGHT OR SIGN, THE TRANSMISSION JERKS THE VEHICLE WHEN SHIFTING FROM 2ND DOWN TO 1ST GEAR. THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT WHAT FORD HAS MADE THE EXPLORER FOR, TO SHIFT WITH A SUDDEN JERK FROM GEAR TO GEAR. THIS IS NOT REALLY A SAFETY ISSUE, BUT CAUSES REAL PROBLEMS WHEN YOU EXPECT THAT YOU'VE PURCHASED A GREAT VEHICLE, BUT YOU ACTUALLY DIDN'T. I KNOW THAT I'M NOT PAYING FOR THIS MISTAKE OR FLAW IN DESIGN OF THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER. I WILL FIGHT THIS ISSUE TO THE END AS A MARTYR, AND I'M NOT KIDDING ABOUT THIS. *TR

11/10/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER 4.0 LITER. RADIATOR STARTED LEAKING AT 42,000 MILES AND JUST SHORT OF 4 YEARS OLD. LEAKING FROM THE LOWER TANK SEAL. MUST BE REPLACED, CAN'T BE REPAIRED. FORD WILL NOT TAKE CARE OF THIS KNOWN DEFECT. THIS FAILURE ISN'T DUE TO CORROSION, IT IS AN ENGINEERING DEFECT. MANY EXPLORER OWNERS COMPLAIN ABOUT THIS KNOWN DEFECT AND CAN ONLY GET HELP IF THEY ARE FORTUNATE TO STILL BE WITHIN THE 36K MILE 3 YEAR WARRANTY. *TR

11/10/2009
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 10/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT WITH A 4.0 V6. RECENTLY I WAS FILLING UP WITH GAS AND IT BEGAN CLICKING OFF EVERY 1/2 GALLON. I EVENTUALLY FILLED UP AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES. I TRIED AGAIN THE NEXT DAY, THINKING IT WAS THE PUMP, SAME PROBLEM. ENDED UP TAKING APART THE WHOLE FUEL LINE SYSTEM LOOKING FOR A CLOG. NO SUCH LUCK. FINALLY DECIDED IT MUST BE THE EVAP/CHARCOAL CANISTER. THERE IS A TSB ON THIS ISSUE, SO FORD OBVIOUSLY KNOWS ABOUT IT. BUT I HAD TO WAIT FOR THE PART TO COME IN, AND HAD NO OTHER VEHICLE TO DRIVE, SO I JUST CONTINUED FILLING UP FOR 30 MINUTES JUST TO GET A FULL TANK. THE WORST PART WAS THAT YOU COULD HEAR THE BUBBLING DOWN THE LINE, SINCE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER WOULD NOT PROPERLY RELEASE PRESSURE FROM THE TANK. SOMETIMES THE GAS WOULD EVEN COME BACK OUT THE FILL HOLE AND SPRAY ME WITH GAS (A REAL SAFETY ISSUE). I ENDED UP GETTING THE PART VERY CHEAP OFF OF AN JUNKED EXPLORER. BUT THE PART FROM A DEALER WAS OVER $400. DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE WHICH NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. THANK YOU. *TR

11/10/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT WITH THE 4.0 V6. I HAVE THE FAMOUS RADIATOR PROBLEM THAT IT SEEMS 90% OF 2006 OWNERS HAVE. FORD HAS ISSUED A TSB, BUT NO RECALL. I KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH RADIATORS EVERY 5,000 MILES. MINE DIDN'T FAIL UNTIL ABOUT 75000 MILES, BUT IT STILL FAILED, SPEWING ANTIFREEZE ALL OVER THE DRIVEWAY, AND CAUSING A LOT OF HOURS OF LABOR FOR ME. THE PART WAS ABOUT $300, BUT I SPENT OVER 6 HOURS INSTALLING IT, SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY THE DEALER $1,000 TO DO SO. THIS IS DEFINITELY A SAFETY ISSUE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ON THE ROAD WHEN IT FAILS. SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE HADTHIS PROBLEM, AND IT SHOULD BE A RECALL BY NOW. *TR

11/09/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 11/08/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E66Z******
Summary

ABS FAILURE IN 2006 FORD EXPLORER. DEALER REPAIR SHOP IDENTIFIED BROKEN SENSOR RING ON LEFT-REAR WHEEL. REQUIRED EXPENSIVE REPLACEMENT OF AXLE. CAR HAS ONLY 36,000 MILES AND A LITTLE OVER 3 YEARS OLD. *TR

10/20/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

IT HAS A SHIFTING DELAY GOING FROM PARK TO REVERSE. WHEN IT DOES SHIFT, THERE IS A JOLT. SEEMS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION IS READY TO FALL OUT. *TR

10/09/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/14/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION THAT SLIPS AND CAUSES A JOLT WHEN IT DOWNSHIFTS, FEELS LIKE ONE IS BEING REAR ENDED. ADDITIONALLY THERE IS A WEIRD SOUND AS THIS HAPPENS. FORD HAS UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIED TO REPROGRAM THE CAR. TOOK THE CAR BACK FOR THE FORD MECHANIC TO LOOK AT AND WAS TOLD THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN DO. *TR

10/06/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS SINCE I HAVE BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE EARLIER THIS YEAR...WHEN I COME TO A STOP IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE REAR ENDED ME. THIS HAPPENS VERY FREQUENTLY AND HAVE BEEN WATCHING FOR A RECALL ON THIS AND HAVE NOT SEEN ONE AS OF YET. I HAVE SEEN ALOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE. *TR

10/06/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE SUV JOLTS WHEN SHIFTING GEARS, RPMS REV AND IS SLOW TO CHANGE INTO GEAR. OCCASIONAL LOUD CLUNCKING NOISES, ALSO LOUD NOISE WHEN ACCELERATING. *TR

10/06/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

TRANSMISSION JERKS WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEAR OR WHILE STOPPING. 2006 FORD EXPLORER.. *TR

09/26/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/25/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

PURCHASED 2006 FORD EXPLORER. FEELS LIKE MY TRANSMISSION IS GOING TO FALL OUT OF THE CAR WHEN I PUT THE CAR IN GEAR TO TAKE OFF OR EVEN WHEN I COME TO A STOP AT A RED LIGHT. HORRIBLE! *TR

09/22/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 09/21/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE PROBLEM IS WITH A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. EVERYTIME I START THE CAR OR GET READY TO PULL OUT THE MOTOR REVS UP. THANKFULLY I HAVE HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE OR ELSE I WOULD HAVE BEEN HIT BECAUSE MY CAR WOULD HAVE WENT OUT INTO TRAFFIC. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS ON A DAILY BASIS. SO FAR I HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT BUT IF EVER I DO NOT HAVE MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE THERE IS A GREAT CHANCE THERE WILL BE. THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE PROBLEMS I AM FACING WITH MY EXPLORER. *TR

09/14/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/10/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E66U******
Summary

2006 EXPLORER RADIATOR LEAK. *TR

09/07/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/14/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS A JOLT WHEN IT DOWNSHIFT AT STOPPING. IT FEELS LIKE ONE IS BEING REAR ENDED. THIS IS A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THESE TRANSMISSIONS. FORD TRIED TO REPROGRAM THE CAR, BUT IT DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM. PROBLEM OCCURS IN ABOUT 1 OUT OF 10 STOPS. THE DISTRACTION IS A SAFETY ISSUE AS ONE STOPS TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHY THIS HAPPENED. FORD NEEDS A BETTER SOLUTION TO THIS COMMON PROBLEM. *TR

08/31/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/30/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75886U******
Summary

I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 2006 FORD LIMITED EDITION EXPLORER. WITHIN 24 HOURS OF PURCHASE I NOTICED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD "LUNGE" FORWARD WHILE ATTEMPTING TO BRING THE SUV TO A COMPLETE STOP. IT FEELS AS IF YOU WERE JUST REAR-ENDED! I PURCHASED THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND HAVE BEEN TOLD TO BRING THE CAR TO SERVICE. RECENT RESEARCH HAS LEAD ME TO BELIEVE THAT THIS SUV'S MODEL YEAR HAS THIS SAME DISTURBING TREND AMONG VEHICLE ACROSS THE USA. A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE AND A RECALL IS MY RECOMMENDATION. CONSUMERS SHOULD NOT SUFFER FOR AN OBVIOUS FLAW ON THE BEHALF OF A MAJOR MANUFACTURER. *TR

08/29/2009
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64856U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER V-8. PURCHASED BRAND NEW. ISSUE IS WHEN I COME TO A GRADUAL STOP. VEHICLE LUNGES FORWARD AT END OF STOPPING AND ALMOST FEELS LIKE YOU ARE REAR-ENDED. BROUGHT BACK TO FORD, CHARGED $111.00 FOR THEM TO RE-SET THE COMPUTER (OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT). I BELIEVE WE COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE SAME THING BY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY AND RECONNECTING IT. IN ANY EVENT, I CAN ALREADY TELL THE CAR IS STILL DOING IT JUST ON THE BRIEF RIDE HOME (JUST PICKED UP THE VEHICLE YESTERDAY). THEY ARE SAYING IT'S PART OF THE "SMART DRIVER" FEATURE THE VEHICLE HAS THAT UNDERSTANDS DRIVING PATTERNS FROM MULTIPLE DRIVERS. WHAT KIND OF FEATURE WOULD LUNGE FORWARD AT A STOP? NO DRIVER DOES THIS! I WANT THIS CORRECTED ONCE AND FOR ALL. DOES FORD JUST NOT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS? DOES FORD NOT WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS IS A REAL FLAW? AND LASTLY, WHEN WILL FORD DO SOMETHING TO ADDRESS THIS? WHEN SOMEONE IS CRITICALLY HURT OR KILLED BY THE LUNGING??? BY THE WAY, I CANNOT GIVE A SINGLE "INCIDENT DATE," AS THIS NOW HAPPENS MOST EVERY TIME, IF NOT EVERY TIME, MY HUSBAND OR I DRIVE THE VEHICLE! *TR

08/06/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E16U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTS VERY HARD/JERKS IN REVERSE AS WELL AS WHEN TRANSMISSION SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY GO FROM 1ST TO 2ND GEAR. THE JERK FEELS AS IF YOU HAVE BEEN REAR ENDED AND THEN CAR LUNGES FORWARD. *TR

08/05/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/05/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65836U******
Summary

WHEN COMING TO A STOP, THE CAR FEELS LIKE I HAVE SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES OR SOMEONE HAS REAR-ENDED ME. IT HAPPENS ABOUT EVERY MILE OR SO. DEALER SAYS THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT, THE BRAKES ARE FINE. *TR

08/04/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHEN COMING TO A STOP, TRANSMISSION JERKS AND IT FEELS LIKE YOU ARE GETTING REAR-ENDED. LOTS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ON VARIOUS WEBSITES. STARTED RIGHT AFTER CAR WAS BOUGHT, FORD SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG, SO WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH IT... BUT IT IS GETTING WORSE, AND I'M AFRAID I WILL GET STUCK WITH A COSTLY REPAIR. *TR

07/28/2009
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 07/18/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73806U******
Summary

1. THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE FAILURE ARE SIMPLE. IT WAS A QUIET SATURDAY AFTERNOON (4:30 PM ON 7/18/09). I WAS ON A TWO WAY STREET ON THE WAY TO MY SWEETHEART'S HOUSE IN OVERLAND PARK, KS . I WAS GOING AT ABOUT 25 MPH. THERE WAS ONE OTHER CAR IN MY VISION ABOUT 75 FEET BEHIND ME. NO ONE WAS COMING AT ME. TO MY RIGHT WAS AN EMPTY BASEBALL DIAMOND FOR THE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL AND TO MY LEFT WAS A LARGE ( AT LEAST 10 FEET TALL) CONCRETE WALL ENCLOSING AN UPSCALE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. 2. WITHOUT WARNING I HEAR AN EXPLOSION FOLLOWED IMMEDIATELY BY SHATTERING GLASS FROM MY SUNROOF CASCADING DOWN UPON ME. THE EXPLOSION WAS JUST THE SOUND OF THE SUNROOF SHATTERING. AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, I SWEAR TT JUST SHATTERED FROM CAUSES BEYOND MY KNOWLEDGE. 3. THE FOLLOWING MONDAY MORNING I TOOK IT TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP WHERE I HAD PURCHASED IT AND REPLACED THE SUNROOF. MY BUMPER-TO-BUMPER WARRANTY WAS STILL IN FORCE BUT FORD MOTOR REFUSED TO HONE UP ON THIS ONE. THE SERVICE MANAGER SAID THAT FORD DOESN'T KNOW BUT WHAT IT WAS SHOT OUT ACCIDENTALLY BROKEN OUT OR IF SOMEONE HAD PUT THEIR FIST THROUGH IT. THE STRANGE THING WAS THE SUNROOF GLASS THAT WAS STILL IN THE SUNROOF FRAME WAS ANGLING UPWARD AS IF IT HAD BEEN STRUCK FROM INSIDE. THE SERVICE MANAGER POINTED THIS OUT TO ME. THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP DID SPLIT THE COST OF REPLACEMENT WITH ME THOUGH. *TR

07/27/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER SPORADICALLY DOES NOT SPEED UP WHEN YOU HIT THE ACCELERATOR. FORD APPARENTLY KNOWS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND HAS A SOFTWARE FIX IN PLACE THAT YOU MUST PROACTIVELY CONTACT THEM ON...IN OTHER WORDS, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE PROBLEM ON THE ROAD AND CALL THEM BEFORE THEY WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IT OCCURS EVERYTIME WE DRIVE THE CAR, HOWEVER, IT IS NOT CONSISTENT WHEN IT OCCURS OR HOW OFTEN...AT TIMES IT HAPPENS THE ENTIRE TIME THE CAR IS BEING DRIVEN. THE CONSEQUENCES ARE THAT YOU CAN BE DRIVING 10MPH OR 70MPH AND WHEN YOU HIT THE ACCELERATOR, THE CAR ENGINE WILL REV UP MUCH LIKE YOU WERE SITTING IN NEUTRAL (I.E. IT DOES NOT SPEED UP) AND AFTER A FEW SECONDS WILL KICK INTO GEAR/ENGAGE AND START SPEEDING UP. THIS SEEMS VERY DANGEROUS IF YOU WERE NOT EXPECTING THIS TO OCCUR AND WERE TRYING TO PASS A CAR WITH POSSIBLE ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THIS ISSUE SHOULD REQUIRE FORD TO RECALL THE VEHICLES BEFORE SOMEBODY GETS INJURED, IF THEY HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN. *TR

07/24/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/20/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36U******
Summary

I AM CURRENTLY HAVING A PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE THE RADIATOR IS LEAKING, AND I HAVE TO CHECK THE WATER LEVEL IN THE VEHICLE EVERY TWO DAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT I DO NOT COMPLETELY RUN THE VEHICLE HOT AND TAKE THE CHANCES NOT HAVING A VEHICLE BY MESSING THE MOTOR UP. THIS PROBLEM STARTED JUST BEFORE I MADE MY FIRST PAYMENT ON THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER (MAY 25TH) THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO MAKING A LOUD NOISE LIKE A FAN CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING WHENEVER I WOULD COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND START MOVING AGAIN. THEN ONE DAY THE AIR CONDITIONER JUST STOP BLOWING COLD AIR AND THE TEMPERATURE GAGE STARTED TO RISE TO HOT MY HUSBAND CHECKED THE RADIATOR AND FOUND THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED WATER BAD. WE HAVE NOTICED WATER UNDER THE TRUCK BUT WE THOUGHT THAT IT FROM THE AIR CONDITIONER THE WATER UNDER THE TRUCK IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT THE RADIATOR HAS A LEAK. WE HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE BATTERY ON THE CAR AS WELL THIS COST $79.00 THIS HAD ME LATE FOR WORK AS I DID NOT FIND OUT THE BATTERY WAS DEAD UNTIL I WAS ON MY WAY TO WORK ONE MORNING. I HAVE CHECK TO SEE JUST HOW MUCH THIS IS GOING TO COST ME TO HAVE THE RADIATOR REPLACED AND IT IS IN THE BALL PARK OF $400 -600. *TR

07/23/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 07/06/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

RADIATOR FAILURE AT 46,000 MILES. MECHANIC SAID NO REASON WHY FAILURE OCCURRED, JUST STARTED LEAKING RADIATOR FLUID. DROVE THROUGH ROCKY MOUNTAINS, FAILURE MAY CAUSE ENGINE FAILURE DUE TO OVERHEATING. *TR POOR MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP.

07/23/2009
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 07/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE FILLING OF GAS IN THE VEHICLE IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE- THE GAS SHUTS OFF EVERY 2-3 GALLONS THEN SPITS GAS BACK OUT ALL OVER THE PERSON TRYING TO FILL IT. RESULTING IN GAS BEING SPILLED OUT EVERYWHERE ON THE VEHICLE, THE DRIVER, THE GROUND. THIS BEGAN HAPPENING EVERY FEW TIMES GETTING GAS AND NOW IT IS EVERYTIME. I LOOKED THIS UP ONLINE TO FIND A TSB 07-25-3 PROBLEM ACCOMPANIED BY DTC P0451 SAYING THIS HAPPENS ALOT ON FORD EXPLORERS BUILT BEFORE 11/27/07. I CALLED THE FORD DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT THEY SAID THIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. THAT THE EVAP CANISTER AND VAPOR LINE WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. WHY IS THIS NOT A RECALL? IT'S NOT SAFE TO HAVE GAS SPRAYED ON YOU AND THE CAR AND GROUND EVERYTIME YOU TRY TO GET GAS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONCERN. *TR

07/22/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/11/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

BOUGHT A 2006 EXPLORER IN DEC. 06 AND HAVE SINCE NOTICED SEVERAL PROBLEMS WITH IT. THE MOST CONCERNING IS WHEN THE CAR LUNGES/JERKS FORWARD WHEN SHIFTING FROM PARK/REVERSE TO DRIVE. IT IS NOW ALSO STARTING TO SHOW A LOSS OF POWER WHEN SHIFTING THROUGH GEARS AS THE ENGINE REVS BUT GOES NO WHERE. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALER FOR THE LUNGIN/JERKING AND THEY TOLD ME THEY COULD NOT FEEL IT. IT HAPPENS SPORADICALLY SO THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE ME. I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN NOTICING THIS REVVING AND LOSS OF POWER WHEN SHIFTING GEARS (IT'S AN AUTOMATIC). I HAVE TAKEN IT TO TWO MECHANICS BOTH OF WITH AGREED THAT THE REVVING NOISE IS COMING FROM THE FAN CLUTCH, NOT SURE WHAT THIS IS, BUT COULD NOT DIAGNOSE THE LOSS OF POWER. I'M SURE THAT THIS A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM, AFTER READING THE HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS ON WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM. IT APPEARS AT THIS TIME THAT THE ONLY THING THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED TO THE CUSTOMER LIKE ME, IS REPROGRAM THE COMPUTER WHICH RUNS $150. THIS REPROGRAM SEEMS TO HELP ONLY SOMETIMES. THE ALTERNATIVE WOULD BE TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION WHICH IS VERY COSTLY AND FUNDING IS NOT EASY TO COME BY THESE DAYS. *TR

07/16/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 10/05/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E06U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. IN MARCH OF 2006, THE VEHICLE MADE A GRINDING NOISE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN IN FOR SERVICE AT LEAST 8 OR MORE TIMES BETWEEN MARCH OF 2006 AND OCTOBER OF 2006. IN OCTOBER OF 2006, THE BRAKES FAILED AND THE CONTACT REAR ENDED ANOTHER VEHICLE AT 25 MPH. SHE WOKE UP IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM DUE TO INJURIES SHE SUSTAINED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE CONTACT HAS DOCUMENTATION THAT SHE WILL MAIL IN PERTAINING TO THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

07/13/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/05/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63836Z******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER FEELS LIKE ITS BEING REAR ENDED. I DIDN'T START FEELING THIS UNTIL I DROVE OFF THE DEALERSHIP LOT WITH MY NEWLY PURCHASED VEHICLE. I'VE TAKEN IT BACK TWO TIMES TO DEALERSHIP TO BE FIXED . *TR

07/01/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

CAR SHIFTS HARD FROM 2ND TO 1ST GEAR, A HARD JOLT LIKE SOMEBODY HAS HIT YOU IN THE REAR END. *TR

06/24/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHENEVER THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO REVERSE, IT WOULD JOLT BACK EXTREMELY HARD. THE FAILURE ALMOST CAUSED THE CONTACT TO SUSTAIN A WHIPLASH. THE FAILURE OCCURRED NEARLY EVERY TIME SHE SHIFTED INTO REVERSE. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPROGRAMMED. SHE PLANNED TO THE VEHICLE REPAIRED IN THE LATTER PART OF JUNE 2009. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED HER TO CALL NHTSA AND FILE A COMPLAINT. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 78,244 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 75,000.

06/14/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/13/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E56U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 EXPLORER V-6 EDDIE BAUER. MY VEHICLE HAS 35,302 MILES. I WAS OUT RUNNING ERRANDS ON A SATURDAY MORNING WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. THEN WITHOUT WARNING THE VEHICLE JUST STARTED JERKING AS THE CAR CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP. THEN AS I BEGAN TO DRIVE (AFTER THE RED LIGHT) I NOTICED THE RPM'S JUST SEEMING TO GO UP AND DOWN AS I WAS DRIVING. I HAD ABOUT 5 MORE TIMES THAT I NEEDED TO STOP (STOP SIGNS) MY VEHICLE BEFORE I GOT HOME AND IT CONTINUED TO JERK AS I CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP. I DID NOT FEEL SAFE AT ALL DRIVING WITH MY KIDS IN THE CAR. AFTER THE CAR FIRST JERKED WHEN I WENT TO STOP THE WRENCH ILLUMINATED STATING POWERTRAIN PROBLEM. I STARTED DOING RESEARCH ON THIS PROBLEM AND I HAVE FOUND HUNDRED OF THE SAME OR VERY SIMILAR PROBLEMS. WHY HAS FORD NOT LOOKED INTO THIS PROBLEM, COME UP WITH A SOLUTION AND ISSUE A RECALL. *TR

06/14/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56U******
Summary

WAS DRIVING HOME FROM WORK ABS,TRACTION AND WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON. A GRINDING NOISE STARTED AND FELT LIKE THE BRAKES WERE BEING USED EVEN THOUGH I WAS TOUCHING THE GAS PEDAL. COULD HAVE CAUSED A ACCIDENT IF I WASN'T DRIVING IN A NEIGHBORHOOD. WE NOW HAVE A CAR SITTING IN OUR DRIVE BROKEN DOWN THAT WE STILL OWE OVER 15,000 FOR. CALLING FORD MONDAY TO HAVE IT TOWED OVER. WHAT I HAVE READ ONLINE, IT LOOKS LIKE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THIS PROBLEM. I HAVE A 5 YR OLD AND A 2 YR OLD AND WANT A CAR THAT IS SAFE. THE BRAKES FAILED A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND FORD TOLD US THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG. *TR

06/02/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74EX6U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, THE CONTACT NOTICED COOLANT LEAKING FROM THE VEHICLE. HE ADDED MORE COOLANT, BUT NOTICED THAT IT CONTINUED TO LEAK. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE RADIATOR FAILED. THE DEALER REPLACED THE RADIATOR AT THE COST OF $1,100. THE MANUFACTURER ADVISED THE CONTACT TO CALL NHTSA. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 42,000.

05/13/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/13/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A RADIATOR FAILURE ON MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER, 4.0 L V6. THIS IS NOW THE SECOND RADIATOR I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE IN LESS THAN A YEAR. I HAVE DONE ALOT OF RESEARCH ONLINE AND HAVE COME ACROSS HUNDREDS OF BLOGS AND FORUMS WITH PEOPLE WITH THE SAME PROBLEM. FORD WILL NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THERE IS A PROBLEM. IF SO MANY OF US ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL. PEOPLE ARE HAVING TO PAY ALOT OF MONEY OVER AND OVER FOR SOMETHING THAT IS A MANUFACTURER DEFECT. *TR

04/27/2009
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 09/20/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E16U******
Summary

POWER WINDOW WILL NOT WORK ON THE REAR DRIVER SIDE OR THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THEY FIRST STOPPED, STARTED AGAIN THEN STOPPED COMPLETELY. ALSO, CANNOT BE OPERATED FROM THE DRIVER'S DOOR. ALSO, THE CABLE ON THE LIFTGATE WINDOW WILL FALL EVERY TIME THE WINDOW IS LIFTED. *TR

04/27/2009
Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/24/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46Z******
Summary

DAUGHTER DRIVING MOTHER'S 2006 FORD EXPLORER ON NYS RT 87, ABS LIGHT, TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT AND WRENCH LIGHT COME ON, NEAREST EXIT A FEW MILES. ABS WOULD OPERATE RANDOMLY, FORTUNATELY NO ACCIDENT. GRINGING SOUNDS FROM TRANSFER CASE. I FOUND THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR TOOTHED RING KNOWN AS THE "EXCITER RING" WAS CRACKED AND LOOSE ON THE AXLE WHICH CAUSES THE SENSOR TO GET BAD READINGS. I AM GOING TO FORD DEALER FOR REPAIR, BUT A VEHICLE WITH 55K SHOULD NOT HAVE THIS PROBLEM. I HOPE IT HASN'T CAUSED ANY OTHER PROBLEMS. THIS COULD EASILY CAUSE A CRASH BECAUSE YOU WOULD NOT EXPECT ABS TO FUNCTION WHEN YOUR FOOT IS NOT ON THE BRAKE PEDAL. *TR

04/21/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/21/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

HAD TO REPLACE LEAKING RADIATOR. WAS COVERED UNDER EXTENDED WARRANTY. *TR

04/21/2009
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/21/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

TRAC CONTROL, ABS, CHECK ENGINES LIGHTS ON. RATTLE ON LEFT REAR AXLE, ABS RING LOOSE FORM AXLE, NEED TO REPLACE RING AND AXLE. *TR

04/20/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 03/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

HAD A RADIATOR FAILURE THE FIRST YEAR. HAD A SECOND RADIATOR FAILURE 36,000 MILES LATER IN THE SAME SPOT ON THE SAME STYLE RADIATOR. LOOKING AT THE COMPLAINTS ON ONE OF THE FORD CHAT BOARDS IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF US WITH THE SAME PROBLEM FROM 2006. DEALER ADMITTED THEY KNEW OF THE PROBLEM BUT THAT REPLACEMENT WAS NOT YET COVERED BY FORD AND THE RADIATORS WERE CURRENTLY ON BACK ORDER DUE TO HEAVY DEMAND. *TR

04/11/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/13/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E26Z******
Summary

EXCITER RING DAMAGE. REPLACED REAR AXLE. *TR

04/11/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 04/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ISSUE WITH THE RADIATOR. REPLACED THE RADIATOR 7 MONTHS AGO AND NOW REPLACING IT AGAIN. *TR

04/09/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74896U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER HAS A MAJOR TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. FORD REFUSES TO DO ANYTHING BUT REPROGRAM IT. IT HAS BEEN DONE 5+ TIMES. IT JERKS AND LUNGES INTO UPCOMING TRAFFIC. *TR

04/07/2009
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/07/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER XLT WHICH NOW HAS 21 THOUSAND MILES LAST YEAR I HAD THE DASH CLUSTER REPLACE BECAUSE THE TRUCK WOULD NOT START. THEN THE SHIFT LEVER WOULDN'T MOVE OUT OF PARK. (STILL HAPPENING) NOT THE ABS. TRACTION AND WRENCH LIGHTS HAVE COME ON. THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS. *TR

04/02/2009
Components: STRUCTURE,INTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 11/25/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E96U******
Summary

SINCE 11/08, WE NOTICED THE OVERHEAD CONSOLE LIGHT WOULD LEAK WATER AFTER VARIOUS RAINFALLS. ON 12/1/08 WE TOOK THE SUV TO THE DEALER FOR SERVICE OF THIS MATTER. IT WAS RELEASED TO US ON 12/3/08. THE CORRECTION WAS: INSTALLED UPDATED DRAIN TUBES, AS PER 07-20-6. ON 3/2/09 WE BROUGHT THE SUV TO THE DEALER FOR SERVICE, FOR THE SAME - OVERHEAD CONSOLE, DOME LAMP LEAKING, & FULL OF WATER, AND ROOF (HEADLINER) ABOVE REAR SEAT ON DRIVER'S SIDE LEAKING AND SOAKED WITH WATER AFTER VARIOUS RAINFALLS. THE CORRECTION THIS SECOND TIME WAS: CLEARED DRAINS. ON 3/30/09 WE BROUGHT THE SUV IN FOR SERVICE AGAIN. IT HAD RAINED THROUGH THE NIGHT, AND THE MORNING OF 3/29/09. THE DOME CONSOLE LIGHTS WERE LEAKING & HAD WATER INSIDE, THE ROOF HEADLINER ON THE REAR DRIVER SIDE WAS SOAKED & LEAKING WATER WELL INTO THE TRUNK AREA, AND THE RIGHT SIDE REAR BEHIND THE PASSENGER SIDE WAS SOAKED & LEAKING WATER WELL INTO THE TRUNK AREA AS WELL. WE RECEIVED A PHONECALL FROM THE TECHNICIAN ON 3/31/09, STATING THAT NO LEAKS HAD BEEN FOUND, NO WATER STAINS VISIBLE. WE WENT IN TO SPEAK WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER THAT EVENING, AND SHOWED THE PICTURES TAKEN BY US ON 3/29/09 - SHOWING EXTENSIVE WATER LEAKAGE. THEY KEPT THE SUV TO FURTHER INVESTIGATE FOR LEAKS. ON 4/2/09 WE RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE TECHNICIAN, STATING THE DRAINS WOULD BE REPLACED AGAIN. THE CONSEQUENCES OF THESE EVENTS IS THAT I AM AFRAID TO ALLOW THE CHILDREN TO TURN ON THE DVD PLAYER, SUNROOF, & EVEN FEAR OF DRIVING THE VEHICLE FOR POSSIBLE FIRE HAZARD/ELECTRICAL SAFETY ISSUES. MY HUSBAND HAS LOST DAYS @ WORK WHILE THE TRUCK IS IN SERVICE. MY ASTHMATIC CHILD HAS NOT FELT WELL FOR MONTHS NOW, WHICH LEADS US TO SUSPECT IF DUE TO THE LEAKAGE, THUS WETNESS, IF MOLD IS PRESENT SOMEWHERE IN THE VEHICLE. ALSO, THE DRIVER HEATED SEAT HAS NOT WORKED SINCE 12/09, WHICH LEADS US TO SUSPECT IF THE WATER DAMAGE HAS STARTED CAUSING ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. *TR

03/24/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/26/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E16U******
Summary

AS VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN, ENGINE DIED. NO LIGHTS ON DASH TO INDICATE PROBLEM. NO SMOKE FROM ENGINE AT THAT TIME. VEHICLE PULLED OVER, HOOD OPENED, LOTS OF SMOKE POURED OUT. HAD TOWED TO CLOSEST DEALERSHIP. BOTH HEAD GASKETS BLOWN, HEADS WARPED, ONE PISTON BROKE. NEEDS ENTIRELY NEW ENGINE - ESTIMATED COST $6000. BOUGHT VEHICLE USED WITH LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY. PER FORD A CLAMP ON A HOSE TO THE THERMOSTAT MISSING CAUSED BREAKDOWN AND NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY. DID RESEARCH, THERE WAS A TSB ABOUT CLAMPS TO RADIATOR HOSES (SHOULD INCLUDE THERMOSTAT) FOR REPLACEMENT DUE TO FAULTY COATING WHICH COULD CAUSE ENGINE FAILURE. HAD MY VEHICLE HISTORY RESEARCHED AND DOES NOT APPEAR THAT MINE WERE EVER REPLACED. NEITHER FORD NOR THE DEALERSHIP WHERE PURCHASED ARE DOING ANYTHING TO FIX PROBLEM. ALSO DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW POWERTRAIN WARRANTY CAN COVER THE THERMOSTAT BUT NOT THE HOSES AND CLAMPS THAT ARE PART OF IT. ALSO BELIEVE THAT SINCE NO LIGHTS ON DASH TO INDICATE PROBLEM THAT COULD ALSO HAVE PREVENTED THIS FROM HAPPENING IF THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN INSPECTED PROPERLY PRIOR TO SALE TO ME BY DEALERSHIP. *TR

03/20/2009
Components: SUSPENSION,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Incident Date: 03/19/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E36U******
Summary

WHILE DRIVING THE ABS / CHECK ENGINE / RSC WARNING LIGHTS CAME ON. THE TRUCK WAS ABLE TO BE DRIVEN FOR A COUPLE OF MILES, BUT THEN IT STARTED MAKING A NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE TRUCK WAS NOT ABLE TO BE DRIVEN TO A SAFE LOCATION AND WAS LEFT ON THE SIDE OF A ROAD IN A HIGH TRAFFIC AREA AND WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER. THE DEALER FOUND OUT THE REAR RIGHT TOOTHED RING KNOWN AS AN "EXCITER RING" WAS LOOSE ON THE AXLE. THEY REPORTED THE WHOLE AXLE PART NEEDS TO BE REPLACED BECAUSE OF HOW IT'S MADE AT A COST OF $630 INSTALLED. THEY INDICATED THEY HAD NO REQUIREMENT TO REPORT THIS PROBLEM AND I BELIEVE THIS IS A MAJOR DEFECT WITH UNFORESEEN SAFETY PROBLEMS THAT IS BEING UNDER REPORTED. MY TRUCK ONLY HAD 50K MILES AND I HAVE RESEARCHED MANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS REPORTING THE PROBLEM ON CAR AND TRUCK FORUMS. I HAVE INDICATED ON THE FORUMS TO REPORT THIS DEFECT TO YOUR WEB SITE AND INCLUDED THE LINKS. THE FORUMS ARE INDICATING FORD KNOWS OF THE PROBLEM AND MY DEALERSHIP SAID THEY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM HAPPEN ONCE IN A WHILE. WE HAVE A LONG TRIP SCHEDULED SOON AND I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE VEHICLE WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS WITH ANOTHER TOOTHED SENSOR RING FALLING OFF. I DO NOT FEEL SAFE LETTING MY WIFE AND KIDS DRIVE IN THIS VEHICLE KNOWING THAT THERE ARE THREE OTHER AXLES WITH POTENTIALLY THE SAME PROBLEM. THE COMPANY THAT MADE THIS PART SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED FOR A DEFECTIVE PART THAT COULD CAUSE DIRECT OR INDIRECT DEATH AND/OR INJURIES. *TR

03/18/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 05/19/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65846U******
Summary

MY FORD 2006 EXPLORER LIMITED JOLTS ALMOST EVERY TIME I COME TO A STOP. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE DEALER TO GET REPROGRAMMED, BUT THE PROBLEM STILL EXIST. THE VALVE BOX IN THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE IS DEFECTIVE AND NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED UNDER A RECALL. *TR

03/18/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/05/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E56U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. SINCE OCTOBER OF 2008, THE VEHICLE STALLS AT ANY SPEED AND THE ACCELERATOR BECOMES DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE AUTOMATICALLY STALLS WHEN ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE AFTER THE FAILURE, THE VEHICLE JUST SHUTS OFF. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE REPAIR SHOP FOUR TIMES REGARDING THE BRAKE FAILURE AND STALLING, BUT THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE AND SHE WOULD LIKE THE FAILURE INVESTIGATED. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 74,000. UPDATED 10/21/09 *BF UPDATED 10/21/09*JB

03/18/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/07/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E36Z******
Summary

I TOOK MY WIFE'S EXPLORER TO THE DEALERSHIP AND DESCRIBED THE ISSUE WITH THE VEHICLE POPPING INTO GEAR LATE, OR DELAYING BEFORE IT GOES INTO GEAR. I CAN EVEN FEEL IT WHEN IT CHANGES GEARS WHEN DRIVING. SOMETIMES MORE SUDDEN THAN OTHER TIMES. THEY SAID THEY KNEW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS....SO THEY KEPT MY CAR FOR 6 HOURS TO TELL ME THAT I OWED THEM $89 FOR TELLING ME WHAT'S WRONG, AND THEN TOLD ME ITS $1,300 TO FIX IT. THEY SAID SORRY ABOUT YOUR LUCK, NO RECALL YET, SO YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT YOURSELF. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PURSUE THIS FURTHER... THIS IS DANGEROUS, AND SHOULD BE ADDRESSED BY FORD BEFORE PEOPLE ARE HURT. *TR

03/11/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/09/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER - HAD LEAKING FROM THE RADIATOR -- TOOK TO A MECHANIC, HE STATED THAT THERE WAS A CRACK IN THE SEAM OF THE RADIATOR AND WE WOULD NEED TO REPLACE IT AT OUR COST OF $650.00 BECAUSE FORD HAS NOT RECALLED THE EQUIPMENT BUT IS MORE THAN AWARE THERE IS AN ISSUE. *TR

03/04/2009
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 03/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75E76U******
Summary

FORD SPECIAL MESSAGE #15773 MY 2006 EXPLORER HAS TWICE TRIED TO START ITSELF, RUNNING THE BATTERY DOWN SO LOW THAT A VEHICLE CHARGE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT. FORD DEALER STATED THEY WERE COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF THE PROBLEM, UNTIL I SHOWED THEM THE SPECIAL MESSAGE NO. THEY STILL ARE NOT WILLING TO FIX THE VEHICLE AS NOTED IN THE MESSAGE. *TR

03/03/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/03/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER WITH 47K MILES ON IT. I JUST HAD TO HAVE MY SECOND RADIATOR PUT IN. MY FIRST WENT AROUND 20K MILES AND LUCKILY WAS UNDER WARRANTY. TODAY, I HAD TO SPEND OVER $600 TO REPLACE THIS. BASED ON THE NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS I SEE AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN MY SITUATION, THERE IS CLEARLY A PROBLEM WITH THESE RADIATORS. EVEN MY MECHANIC WAS AWARE OF THE ISSUE PRIOR TO LOOKING AT MY CAR. FORD NEEDS TO ADDRESS THIS ASAP! *TR

02/27/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/25/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

MY WIFE NOTICED A LARGE AMOUNT OF LIQUID UNDER THE FRONT OF OUR 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO TOWN AND COUNTRY FORD. THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS A LEAKING RADIATOR. THE RADIATOR WAS REPLACED AT A COST OF $611.69. I QUESTIONED SURVIVE ADVISOR AS TO WHY A RADIATOR WOULD FAIL WITH APPROXIMATELY 46K MILES. I ASKED IF THIS IS A KNOWN ISSUE ON THIS VEHICLE. HE SAID NO. BY THE WAY, MY COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED FORD WARRANTY EXPIRED TWO MONTHS AGO. IRONIC ISN'T IT? I CONTACTED FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONS ON 2/27/09. I ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED THE $611.69 I SPENT TO REPAIR MY VEHICLE. BASED ON THAT CONVERSATION WITH KEVIN I DIDN'T GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO ANYTHING TO STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT. I WAS INFORMED THAT THE DEALERSHIP WILL BE CONTACTED AND I SHOULD HEAR FROM SOMEONE WITHIN FOUR BUSINESS DAYS. *TR

02/27/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/01/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64EX6U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER. TRANSMISSION WILL NOT STAY ENGAGED. DRIVING ALONG (HAPPENS AT ALL SPEEDS) AND CAR SLIPS OUT OF GEAR (AS THOUGH IT IS IN NEUTRAL). ENGINE WILL "REV" WHEN THE PEDAL IS PRESSED BUT THE GEAR WILL NOT RE-ENGAGE FOR 30 SECONDS OR SO. AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS THIS IS INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS! I HAVE COASTED OFF THE ROAD, WHILE DODGING TRAFFIC ON APPROXIMATELY 50 OCCASIONS. THE DEALERSHIP HAS ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR IT 7 TIMES AND HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL. VEHICLE IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE. *TR

02/19/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/27/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E76U******
Summary

RADIATOR FAILED ON 4 SEPARATE OCCASSIONS. FORD DEALER CLAIMS NO ABNORMALITIES FOUND. NO EXPLANATION AS TO WHY RADIATOR IS FAILING PREMATURELY. *TR

02/19/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/19/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION ON MY FORD EXPLORER JERK THE CAR FORWARD WHEN THE TRUCK IS STOPPED. FEELS AS IF SOMEONE HIT THE BACK OF THE TRUCK AFTER IT IS STOPPED. THIS OCCURS ALMOST EVERYTIME THE TRUCK IS STOPPED. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE FORD DEALER MULTIPLE TIMES. EACH TIME THE ACT AS IF THEY HAVE NEVER HEARD OF SUCH A PROBLEM. THE TELL ME THEY WILL REPROGRAM THE TRANSMISSION. THIS DOES NOT SOLVE PROBLEM. THEY TOLD ME THERE IS NOTHING ELSE THEY CAN DO. THE FORD DEALER TOLD ME THAT THIS IS THE WAY IT WAS DESIGNED AND AS OF TODAY WILL NOT TAKE ANY ACTION TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM, AS THEY STATE THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. *TR

01/28/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/28/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER THAT WAS LEAKING FLUID ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE. WE TOOK THE VEHICLE IN AND WERE TOLD THERE WAS A PIN HOLE CRACK IN THE SEAM OF THE RADIATOR. WE HAD TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR. COST $600.00 THERE IS 61,000 ON THE VEHICLE. I NOTICED MANY OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ISSUE AND BROUGHT IT UP TO THE REPAIR DEPARTMENT. THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE PROBLEM. *TR

01/28/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/23/2008
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73896U******
Summary

WHILE IN PARK VEHICLE ROLLED BACKWARDS DOWN INCLINE ALMOST STRIKING PERSON AT BOTTOM OF DRIVEWAY LUCKILY HE JUMPED OUT OF THE WAY AND IT STRUCK SIDE OF HIS TRUCK CAUSING DAMAGE, DRIVEWAY HAD BEEN SNOW COVERED BUT CLEARED DOWN TO ASPHALT, HAD BEEN PARKED APPROXIMATELY 10-15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THIS HAPPENING . THIS HAS SINCE OCCURRED MULTIPLE TIMES IN VARYING WEATHER CONDITIONS, INCLUDING RAINY, SNOWY, AND SUNNY WITH DRY PAVEMENT. THE VEHICLE HAS ROLLED FORWARD AND BACK, WITH AND WITHOUT THE PARKING BRAKE SET, WHICH THE PARKING BRAKE IT TAKES LONGER AND ROLLS SLOWER; EACH TIME THERE AFTER STRIKING VEHICLE PARKED CLOSELY AS A PRECAUTION, WHEELS GET CHOCKED NOW WHEN PARKED ON INCLINE TO PREVENT SUV FROM ROLLING. FORD HAS CHECKED MULTIPLE TIMES AND NOT FOUND ANY ISSUES AND FIXED OR REPLACED NOTHING SAYING IT IS BECAUSE OF THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL NOT A CONTAINING LIMITED SLIP GEARING. *TR

01/26/2009
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 12/22/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86Z******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. IN DECEMBER OF 2008, THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO FILL THE VEHICLE WITH FUEL, BUT THE FUEL WOULD COME BACK OUT OF THE FILLER NECK. IT TOOK APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES TO PLACE FIVE GALLONS OF FUEL IN THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THEY REPAIRED THE VEHICLE. WHEN THE CONTACT ATTEMPTED TO FILL THE VEHICLE WITH FUEL THE SAME DAY, HE CONTINUED TO EXPERIENCE THE SAME FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO ANOTHER DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT THE FRESH AIR HOSE, WHICH WAS CONNECTED TO THE FUEL HOUSING UNIT, WAS NOT ALLOWING THE FUEL SYSTEM TO VENT PROPERLY. THE MECHANIC STATED THAT THE RESERVOIR EVAP CANISTER AND THE FUEL VAPOR HOSE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED IN ORDER FOR THE VEHICLE TO BE REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THEY WERE NOT LIABLE FOR THE REPAIRS. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 50,787 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 48,000. UPDATED 03-09-09 *BF UPDATED 03/13/09. *JB

01/20/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/17/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE RADIATOR IN MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER - EDDIE BAUER EDITION FAILED ON 01/17/09 AND THE VEHICLE ONLY HAD 21,800 MILES ON IT. IT'S QUITE OBVIOUS THAT FORD SHOULD BE RECALLING THE RADIATORS IN THE 2006 EXPLORERS SINCE IT APPEARS THAT MANY PEOPLE ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM. I HAD MY NEW RADIATOR INSTALLED UNDER THE MANUFACTURER WARRANTY, BUT I KNOW OTHERS HAVE HAD TO PAY OUT OF POCKET TO HAVE THE RADIATORS REPLACED. *TR

01/15/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/15/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E16U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER, PURCHASE NEW. RADIATOR REPLACED AS DEFECTIVE JAN 2008. RADIATOR REPLACE AS DEFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2008, JAN 2009 RADIATOR DEFECTIVE AGAIN. FORD REFUSE TO FIX DUE TO OUT OF WARRANTY. GENE EVENS FORD IN UNION CITY GEORGIA SERVICE MANAGER WAYNE SAID HE HAS A LOT OF FORD EXPLORERS WITH SAME PROBLEM HE SAID "IT SEEMS THAT A CHEMICAL IN THE ENGINE IS WHAT IS CAUSING THE RADIATOR TO MALFUNCTION". THIS SHOULD BE A RECALL BUT FORD IS NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT. *TR

01/15/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/20/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER, EDDIE BAUER 4WD V6. RADIATOR FAILED AT 45000 MILES. LEAKING FROM CRACKS ALONG INSIDE TOP SEAM. IT IS A MANUFACTURING DEFECT CAUSED BY POOR DESIGN. BOUGHT THE NEW UNIT FROM A LOCAL FORD DEALER AND INSTALLED IT MYSELF. $303.00 FOR THE NEW RADIATOR. THIS SEEMS TO BE A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE YEAR AND MODEL REFERENCED. FORD NEEDS TO STEP UP AND ADMIT THERE IS A PROBLEM AND ASSIST THE OWNERS OF THESE FORDS. *TR

01/14/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

SHIFT HANDLE FREQUENTLY "STICKS" IN THE PARK POSITION. MANUAL DISABLING OF THE SHIFT INTERLOCK MECHANISM WAS REQUIRED TO ALLOW ENGAGEMENT OF THE TRANSMISSION. THE INTERLOCK DISABLING PROCESS WAS PERFORMED SUCCESSFULLY IN EACH INSTANCE (AS DESCRIBED IN THE OWNER'S MANUAL). IN EACH CASE, THE DRIVER WHO EXPERIENCED THE FAILURE WAS UNABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY EXECUTE THE PROCESS AND REQUIRED THE ASSISTANCE OF ANOTHER FAMILY MEMBER WHO WAS CALLED TO THE SCENE. *TR

01/12/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/12/2009
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I AM CURRENTLY HAVING TO PUT MY SECOND ALL NEW RADIATOR IN MY 06 EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER. THIS IS THE SECOND IN 13 MONTHS. I FEEL THAT THESE RADIATORS ARE DEFECTIVE AS I KNOW OTHERS HAVE HAD THE EXACT SAME PROBLEM AND FORD REFUSES TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS PROBLEM. *TR

01/09/2009
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/06/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

ON JAN 6 2009, I NOTICED A PUDDLE OF ANTIFREEZE ON THE GROUND UNDERNEATH MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE EXPLORER IS EQUIPPED WITH THE 4.0L V6 ENGINE. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER AS IT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY, AND THEY SAID THAT THE RADIATOR HAD CRACKED. I HAD IT REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY, AND AFTERWARDS I DID SOME SEARCHING THROUGH THE WARRANTY HISTORY THAT WAS PROVIDED TO ME WHEN I HAD BOUGHT THE VEHICLE, AND FOUND THAT THE RADIATOR HAD BEEN REPLACED ON FEB 18 2008 ALSO. THIS MEANS THAT TWO NEW RADIATORS HAVE GONE INTO THIS VEHICLE IN THE LAST YEAR. I SPOKE TO THE FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE AND THEY HAVE TOLD ME THAT THIS IS THE FIRST THEY HAVE HEARD OF THIS PROBLEM, WITH NO PLANS FOR A RECALL IN THE FUTURE. THIS SEEMED STRANGE TO ME AS I KNOW OF AT LEAST 10 OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD RADIATORS REPLACED, SOMETIMES THREE TIMES, IN THEIR 2006 EXPLORERS. I BELIEVE THAT THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL ON THESE VEHICLES TO HAVE THE RADIATORS REPLACED WITH A BETTER DESIGNED PART. THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE REPAIR HAD THE VEHICLE NOT BEEN UNDER WARRANTY. I APPRECIATE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO. *TR

01/03/2009
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/15/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE SHIFT HANDLE FREQUENTLY IS "STUCK" WHEN ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT INTO GEAR FROM THE PARK POSITION. *TR

12/11/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/15/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

ENGINE WAS RACING, TOOK IT TO DEALER, THEY SAID IT WAS PROGRAMMABLE TRANSMISSION,COST $100 TO DIAGNOSE AND RESET PROGRAM. OK FOR A WHILE, STARTED RACING AGAIN. TOOK BACK TO DEALER, SAID IT IS LEAKY RADIATOR, IT WAS BONE DRY AND IT WAS THE ENGINE FAN RACING NOT THE MOTOR. JUST PAST WARRANTY, NEVER RECEIVED EXTENDED WARRANT INFORMATION UNTIL JUST LAST WEEK,AFTER THE FACT. TAKING IT TO A DIFFERENT REPAIR GUY, ENGINE COULD HAVE OVERHEATED AND LOCKED UP! *TR

12/05/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 12/05/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ROARING SOUND, RUSHING WATER, LEAKING UNDER DRIVERS SIDE. DEALER SAID RADIATOR DEFECTIVE, SEAM SPLIT, CANNOT REPAIR. 2006 EXPLORER, 48,000 MILES. SERVICE REP SCOLDED ME FOR NOT GETTING EXTENDED WARRANTY; RADIATOR WARRANTY IS 3 YR/36K MI. ALSO SAID TRANSMISSION NEEDS FLUSHING. TOLD HIM TRANSMISSION HAD BEEN FLUSHED 3 MONTHS AGO. HE TOLD ME I COULD TALK WITH FORD, BUT "GIVEN THEIR CURRENT SITUATION," THEY WERE NOT GOING TO BE COOPERATIVE. I PLAN TO CALL FORD. A 2.5 YEAR OLD VEHICLE SHOULD NOT HAVE A FAILED RADIATOR/TRANSMISSION. *TR

12/01/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/28/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

APPARENT TRANSMISSION PROBLEM LEAD TO DISCOVERY OF BLOWN RADIATOR. *TR

11/30/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/19/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E96U******
Summary

I HAVE MY THIRD RADIATOR IN MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH THE V6 ENGINE. *TR

11/24/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/21/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

LEAKING RADIATOR IN 2006 FORD EXPLORER AT 40,000 MILES. DEALERSHIP MADE MY BUY A NEW RADIATOR. *TR

11/24/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/24/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E56U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EB RADIATOR LEAK @ 35,600 MILES. I FIRST NOTICED THE PROBLEM DUE TO PUDDLE ON THE GROUND AND DURING INSPECTION I FOUND THE RADIATOR OVERFLOW TANK EMPTY. THE I TOOK IT TO FORD AND THEY TOLD ME THE RADIATOR CORE WAS CRACKED. VEHICLE NO LONGER COVERED UNDER WARRANTY AND DEALER WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY AFTER WARRANTY ASSISTANCE WITH REPAIR. AFTER CHECKING WITH A COUPLE AUTO PARTS STORES, I WAS TOLD THE 06 EXPLORER HAS A DEFECT WITH THE RADIATOR THAT CAUSES IT TO CRACK. NAPA FOR ONE, WOULD ONLY OFFER ME A THREE MONTH WARRANTY ON A NEW RADIATOR DUE TO THE DEFECT IN THE RADIATOR DESIGN FOR THAT VEHICLE. I CALLED FORD AND THEY WOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY ASSISTANCE EITHER AND WOULD NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE RADIATOR DESIGN ON THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER. QUOTE FROM FORD DEALER TO REPLACE RADIATOR WAS $690.00. *TR

11/21/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/30/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E86U******
Summary

I NOTICED COOLANT LEAKING UNDER THE DRIVER SIDE OF THE RADIATOR AT AROUND 37,800 MILES. DEALER INITIALLY SAID IT WAS A LOOSE HOSE AND "REPAIRED" FOR $75 (9/30/08). LEAK CONTINUED. RETURNED TO DEALER AND WAS TOLD THAT THE RADIATOR WAS CRACKED (10/12/08). I HAVE DONE SEARCHES ON THE INTERNET AND THIS APPEARS TO BE A VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER. FORD SHOULD PUT A RECALL ON THE RADIATOR SO THAT IF THE RADIATOR EXPERIENCES PROBLEMS, THE REPAIRS ARE COVERED. DEALER QUOTED $630 TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR. CONTACTED FORD AND CUSTOMER SERVICE INDICATED THEY WOULD ARRANGE A "DISCOUNT" FOR THE REPAIRS AT MY LOCAL DEALER. THIS PLACES THE BURDEN ON THE DEALER, WHO IS INDEPENDENT OF FORD. FORD SHOULD FURNISH THIS PART TO THE DEALER FREE OF CHARGE AND REIMBURSE THEM FOR THE LABOR IN ORDER TO TAKE THE BURDEN OF A FAULTY PART OFF OF THEIR DEALERS AND THE CONSUMER. A RADIATOR SHOULD NOT CRACK WITH 37,800 MILES ON THE VEHICLE (1,800 MILES OUT OF WARRANTY!). THIS IS WHEN I "NOTICED" THE PROBLEM. IT WAS PROBABLY HAPPENING PRIOR TO THE WARRANTY EXPIRATION. *TR

11/19/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

I BOUGHT A 2006 FORD EXPLORER USED IN DEC. OF 2006 ABOUT A YEAR LATER I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS TOOK IT IN AND NEEDED A NEW WATER PUMP IT WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. IN JUNE OF 2008 THE GEAR SHIFT WOULD STICK WHEN TRYING TO GET OUT OF PARK ALSO THE ENGINE WOULD RACE AND NOT SHIFT GEARS IT WAS ALSO MAKING A KNOCKING NOISE IN THE ENGINE. TOOK IT IN FOR A ROUTINE OIL CHANGE AND TO HAVE ALL PROBLEMS LOOKED AT THEY SAID THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS AND IT WAS A GLITCH IN THE COMPUTER "ITS JUST NOT RESETTING ITSELF" THEY SAID IT WAS FIXED ON NOV.08 AGAIN WENT IN FOR OIL CHANGE THEY SAID COOLANT WAS LOW AND TOP IT OFF DIDN'T SEE ANY LEAKS IN HOSES OR RADIATOR. AND 9 DAYS LATER MY ENGINE BLOW NOW I GOT TO PAY 5,500. TO GET IT FIXED BECAUSE THE WARRANTY IS NOW EXPIRED. I WAS TOLD THE COOLANT WAS LEAKING INTO MY OIL TANK AND EXHAUST WHICH WHEN OIL CHANGES WERE DONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DETECTED. *TR

11/18/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/15/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

FAILURE #1--GEAR SHIFT SELECTOR VERY DIFFICULT TO MOVE FROM PARK; DEALER SAID FORD REDESIGNED, BUT NOT COVERED BY THEM. FAILURE #2--LEAK IN SEAM OF RADIATOR (BETWEEN PLASTIC & ALUMINUM). AGAIN, NOT COVERED BY FORD OR BY EXTENDED WARRANTY. *TR

11/11/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/07/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

AROUND THE BEGINNING OF OCT I NOTICED ANTIFREEZE LEAKING. ON NOV7 2006 I HAD TO HAVE THE RADIATOR REPLACED. MY EXPLORER HAD 47,227 MILES ON IT BUT THE LEAK WAS DISCOVERED BEFORE THE MILEAGE GOT TO 47,000. I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. WE HAVE 2 OTHER EXPLORERS WITH ABOUT 120,000 AND A 130,000 MILES AND NEVER HAVE A BIT OF TROUBLE. THE YEARS ON THOSE ARE 1998 AND 1999. MINE IS A 2006. I AM GLAD THIS WAS CAUGHT EARLY. I HAVE HEARD OF OTHER RADIATORS LEAKING ON EXPLORERS OF THE SAME YEAR. IT COST ME ALMOST $400 TO HAVE IT REPLACED. I FEEL THAT THIS NEEDS TO BE LOOKED INTO. *TR

10/31/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/24/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE RADIATOR WAS DEFECTIVE AND LEAKING FLUID. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE RADIATOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED; HOWEVER, THEY REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT AS A MAJOR ISSUE THAT IS AFFECTING ALL THE FORD EXPLORER VEHICLES. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 47,000.

10/24/2008
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE APPROACHING A STOP SIGN, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL, BUT THE VEHICLE KEPT MOVING. THE VEHICLE PLUNGED INTO THE WATER AT THE BEACH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE WATER AND THE POLICE HAD IT TOWED TO A BODY SHOP. THE INSURANCE COMPANY RETRIEVED THE VEHICLE AND ADVISED HER THAT THE VEHICLE COULD NOT BE REPAIRED DUE TO THE SALT IN THE WATER. THE DEALER STATED THAT ACCIDENTS HAPPEN. THE CONTACT WANTS TO KNOW WHAT CAUSED THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 16,000. UPDATED 11-19-08 *BF THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED OUT OF CONTROL. UPDATED 11/20/08. *JB

10/15/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/15/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74866U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED WITH 10,000 MILES. WHEN THE VEHICLE COMES TO A COMPLETE STOP, THERE IS A KICK IN THE TRANSMISSION AS IF THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN REAR ENDED. THE CONTACT HAS TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER THREE TIMES FOR REPAIR. THEY REPROGRAMMED THE COMPUTER FOR THE TIMING IN THE TRANSMISSION; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE PERSISTED. THE DEALER BLAMED THE CONTACT'S DRIVING AS THE REASON FOR THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE WORSENS IN COLD WEATHER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

09/26/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/12/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER BRAKES MALFUNCTIONED. CONSUMER STATES THAT SHE APPLIED THE BRAKES BUT THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED OUT OF CONTROL. *NJ THE CONSUMER STATED THE VEHICLE PLUNGED INTO THE WATER. THE VEHICLE WAS DEEMED TOTALED. *JB

09/26/2008
Components: WHEELS
Incident Date: 09/25/2008
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

ON OUR 2006 FORD POLICE EXPLORES, THERE HAVE BEEN 7 TO 10 WHEEL SEPARATIONS ON OUR VEHICLES, HAS THERE BEEN AN INVESTIGATION ON THIS ISSUE. AND DOES FORD USE THE RECALL WHEELS OFF OF THE CROWN VIC'S AND CROSS OVER TO THE EXPLORERS? THANK YOU MARK ORENDORFF *TR

09/10/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/10/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E66Z******
Summary

MY SUV STALLS ANY TIME THE CAR SLOWS DOWN OR IT WILL ACCELERATE ON ITS OWN UP TO 60MPH SO THAT I HAVE TO DRIVE WITH MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE. TONIGHT THE CAR STALLED IN THE MIDDLE OF A MAJOR INTERSECTION AND TOOK 5 MINUTES BEFORE IT WOULD RESTART. WHEN IT DID RESTART IT ACCELERATED SO RAPIDLY ANOTHER ACCIDENT ALMOST OCCURRED. I HAVE TAKEN THE SUV TO THE DEALERSHIP THREE TIMES OVER THREE YEARS AND THE SAY THAT IT IS DOING NOTHING WRONG. I HAVE FOUND WEBSITES THAT OTHER CONSUMERS ARE DRIVING IN THE SAME HAZARDOUS VEHICLES WITH NO RECOURSE FROM FORD. I AM RENTING A CAR NOW BECAUSE I AM TERRIFIED TO DRIVE MINE. *TR

08/31/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/30/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

WHILE RETURNING HOME FROM A ROUTINE SHOPPING TRIP WITH MY WIFE AND 2 KIDS, THE ENTIRE VEHICLE DIED COMPLETELY IN THE MIDDLE OF A BUSY STREET. THE ENTIRE DASH BOARD WENT DARK, THE ENGINE COMPLETELY STOPPED RUNNING AND AS USUAL WHEN THE ENGINE STOPS RUNNING THE STEERING AND BRAKES TYPICALLY DON'T WORK TOO WELL. LUCKILY THE EMERGENCY BRAKE WORKED LIKE IT WAS DESIGNED SINCE WE WERE GOING DOWN HILL AT THE TIME. I COULDN'T EVEN TURN ON MY HAZARD LIGHTS (WHAT'S THE POINT OF THOSE WHEN YOU CAN'T USE THEM TO LET OTHERS KNOW YOU'VE NOW BECOME A HAZARD)? I WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE AFTER A MINUTE OR TWO HAD LAPSED AND PROCEEDED TO MOVE ONWARD TO OUR DESTINATION. THIS ISSUE OCCURRED WHEN THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTED FROM 2ND GEAR TO 1ST GEAR AND GOING AT A SLOW SPEED ONLY 20MPH. HAD THIS HAPPENED WITH MY WIFE DRIVING I'M POSITIVE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR ACCIDENT! THIS IS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER BOUGHT BRAND NEW OFF THE SHOW ROOM FLOOR AND ONLY HAS 10,356 MILES ON IT. PRACTICALLY STILL BRAND NEW! I'VE DONE SOME RESEARCH REGARDING THIS ISSUE AND HAVE FOUND THAT THIS ISN'T AN UNCOMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS MODEL OF VEHICLE. I'VE ALSO FOUND A FEW PLACES THAT MENTION THE CAUSE OF THE ISSUE AS A THROTTLE BODY MALFUNCTION. I'M LOOKING TO FIND IF REPLACING THE THROTTLE BODY RESOLVES THE ISSUE. IF THE ISSUE IS THIS COMMON WHY HASN'T FORD BEEN PROACTIVE AND REPLACED THE DEFECTIVE PARTS? OUR CONFIDENCE IN THIS CAR IS NOW GONE AND WE'RE AFRAID TO TAKE OUR CHILDREN ANYWHERE IN THIS VEHICLE. *TR

08/28/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/28/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73856U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER JERKS AND JOLTS EXTREMELY HARD WHILE COMING TO A STOP. THE FIRST TIME I TOOK IT IN FOR THE WARRANTY REPAIR THEY REPROGRAMMED THE COMPUTER WHICH SEEMED TO HELP FOR A FEW MONTHS. TODAY I RETURNED FOR THE SAME PROBLEM ONLY IT IS THREE TIMES AS BAD AS BEFORE. THEY TOLD ME AT FIRST IT WAS THE DRIVERS FAULT. THEN THEY CAME BACK AND SAID IT WAS NORMAL OPERATION. MY NECK IS VERY SORE FROM ALL THE JERKING AND JOLTING IT HAS RECEIVED FROM THIS CAR. IN FACT MY NECK IS BURNING RIGHT NOW FROM PAIN. *TR

08/20/2008
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 08/02/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E26U******
Summary

AC PROBLEM- I BOUGHT MY 06 EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER WITH A LITTLE OVER 5000 MILES. THE AC WAS MAKING A SCREECHING NOISE THEN. TOOK MY SUV BACK TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED, THEY STATED THEY RAN THE AC FOR 15-20 MINS. AND DID NOT HEAR THE NOISE. NOW ACCORDING TO THE SERVICE SHOP WHERE MY SUV HAS BEEN FOR 3 WEEKS, MY AC (COMPRESSOR) COMPLETELY FELL APART. NOT ONLY THAT, THE PARTS ARE ON BACK ORDER. I HARDLY EVER USE MY AC. IF I DID, I GUESS IT WOULD OF FELL APART SOONER. ANYHOW, MY SUV IS ONLY A 2006 AND AS I SAID I HARDLY EVER USE THE AC. NOT ONLY THAT, THE PARTS ARE ON BACK ORDER. WHICH MEANS I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE HAVING THIS PROBLEM. FORD NEEDS TO ISSUE A RECALL. *TR

07/22/2008
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/07/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E16U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER WILL JUST SHUT OFF WHEN YOU ARE RUNNING 55-60 MPH. THIS SEEMS TO HAPPEN USUALLY AFTER IT RAINS. MY ALARM GOES OFF PERIODICALLY WHEN NOBODY IS AROUND IT. FORD CANNOT SEEM TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM. *TR

07/18/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/18/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64846Z******
Summary

MY 06 EXPLORER HAS BEEN LURCHING EXTREMELY HARD FROM 1ST TO 2ND AND VICE VERSA. IT'S TO THE POINT THAT WHEN STOPPING, I AM COMING LITERALLY WITHIN AN INCH OF HITTING ANOTHER CAR. THE SUV STOPS AND THEN LURCHES FORWARD. I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY FAMILY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS WHILE DRIVING MY SUV. THE WEBSITE CARCOMPLAINTS.COM SHOWS THERE ARE 73 OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM WITH THE 2006 EXPLORER MODELS. FORD IS NOT TAKING ANY PROCEDURES INTO GETTING THE VEHICLES RECALLED. I DON'T FEEL SAFE DRIVING MY TRUCK; I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THERE ISN'T A RECALL. THE TRUCKS ARE STILL CONSIDERED VERY NEW AND YET THEY ARE LURCHING AND HAVING A HUGE TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WHEN I TOOK MY TRUCK TO THE FORD DEALER, THEY TOLD ME THERE IS NO PROBLEM, EVERYTHING IS WAS FINE! SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE DONE TO GET THESE TRUCKS OFF THE ROAD. WE ARE DRIVING HAZARDS JUST WAITING TO CAUSE AN ACCIDENT!! I FEEL THAT IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER INCIDENT (LIKE THE FIRESTONE TIRE ONE) BEFORE FORD WILL COME OUT AND DO SOMETHING!!! MY TRUCK IS JOLTING WORSE THAN EVER AND I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED. *TR

07/18/2008
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74896U******
Summary

ENGINE STALLS WHILE DRIVING, UNABLE TO RESTART WITHOUT DEALER. ANTI LOCK BRAKE INDICATOR COMES ON ALONG WITH ENGINE LIGHT, SKID CONTROL LIGHT, DOORS UNLOCK AND LOCK WHILE DRIVING. BRAKES LOCK UP AND SPIN THE CAR OUT OF CONTROL WHEN DRIVING; POWER STEERING BECOMES MANUAL AT TIMES ALONG WITH THE POWER BRAKES NOT HAVING POWER AS WELL. TWO DEALERS HAVE HAD 4 DIFFERENT ADVISORS LOOK AT MY VEHICLE AND THEY SIMPLY STATE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THE PROBLEMS. TRANSMISSION JERKED AND STAYED IN 4TH GEAR REVVING MOTOR VERY HIGH WHILE DRIVING. RECENTLY AC IS INTERMITTENTLY WORKING AND JUST LAST SUNDAY AGAIN WAS UNABLE TO START CAR. VEHICLE HAS BEEN TOWED FOUR TIMES TO THE FORD DEALERS FOR REPAIR ON THE SAME ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN IN THE DEALERS REPAIR SHOP MORE THAN ELEVEN TIMES FOR THE SAME ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS. MY SERVICE WRITER WARNED ME THE LAST TIME I PICKED IT UP "PARKER, DO NOT DRIVE YOU CAR AS IT IS DANGEROUS AND A HAZARD TO EVERYONE ON THE ROAD." THE DEALER WILL NOT DO ANYTHING AS FAR AS TAKING IT BACK AND PUTTING ME INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THESE PROBLEMS WERE EVIDENT THROUGH THE OASIS REPORT THAT WAS PROVIDED TO ME AFTER I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE. THE WAS A WARNING THAT THE TRANSMISSION COMPUTER NEEDED TO BE WORKED ON BEFORE IT WAS SOLD. IT WAS NOT! THE DEALER OR FORD MOTOR COMPLAINT 800 NUMBER STATES IT IS MY VEHICLE AND TO DEAL WITH IT. THESE PROBLEMS HAVE CONTINUALLY OCCURRED THREATENING THE SAFETY OF ME AND MY FAMILY AS WELL AS OTHERS ON THE HIGHWAY. I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE IN MARCH 2007 AS A "CPO" VEHICLE BUT HAVE REALIZED NOW THAT MEANS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO THE DEALERS ONCE IT IS SOLD. CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? ALL THESE MATTERS HAVE OCCURRED FROM MAR 2007 THROUGH PRESENT. *TR

07/14/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/07/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZK02156G******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 FORD FREESTYLE . ON 7/7/08, THE VEHICLE ACCELERATED WHEN I PUT IT IN GEAR (REVERSE) TO BACK OUT OF A PARKING SPACE. I DROVE IT A COUPLE OF BLOCKS WHILE KEEPING ONE FOOT ON THE BRAKE AND THE OTHER ON THE ACCELERATOR. AT THAT POINT, I CALLED FOR A TOW TO A FORD DEALER. ON 7/8/08, THE DEALERSHIP DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I WAS INFORMED THE PART WAS ON BACK ORDER UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST OR THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER. OBVIOUSLY, THIS PART IS IN GREAT DEMAND OR IT WOULD BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THAT ANTICIPATED DATE. I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE IF I HAD BEEN ON THE FREEWAY WHEN THIS OCCURRED, IT COULD HAVE A TRAGIC ENDING. HOW MANY OTHER FREESTYLES HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM? HOW MANY WRECKS HAVE OCCURRED BECAUSE OF THIS FAILURE OF A PART? MY VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY 45,000 MILES, AND IT WAS PURCHASED 8/06. I AM REQUESTING FORD PROVIDE ME WITH A VEHICLE (AT NO EXPENSE TO ME) TO DRIVE UNTIL MY CAR IS REPAIRED. THE REPAIR IS GOING TO COST ME $650. IN THE MEANTIME, I AM STILL HAVING TO MAKE PAYMENTS ON THE CAR. FORD HAS OFFERED ME 10 DAYS OF RENTAL WITH THEM PAYING ONLY $27 PER DAY. IT IS ONLY FAIR THEY PROVIDE ME WITH A COMPARABLE CAR RENT FREE. OBVIOUSLY THIS PART IS IN GREAT DEMAND--BUT I PERCEIVE THAT TO BE FORD'S ISSUE--NOT MINE. *TR

06/27/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU758X6U******
Summary

MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER HAS TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS THAT CAUSE IT TO LUNGE FORWARD WHEN STOPPING WHICH FORD SAYS THEY ARE AWARE OF BUT CANNOT SEEM TO FIND THE PROPPER REMEDY FOR. THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION THAT COULD CAUSE ME TO RUN INTO OTHER STOPPED VEHICLES. I HAVE BROUGHT THE TRUCK IN THREE TIMES TO GET THE PROBLEM FIXED WITH NO IMPROVEMENT WITH THE CONDITION.

06/06/2008
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/03/2008
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62EX6Z******
Summary

RELATES TO DESIGN: MANY VEHICLES I HAVE DRIVEN AND NEVER IN ONE THAT I COULD PUT MY SHOE ON BOTH GAS AND BRAKE PEDAL AT THE SAME TIME, AND I AM A VERY MODEST SIZE MAN, NOT A LARGE SHOE SIZE. I HAVE EXPERIENCED BRAKING AND THE ENGINE RACING AND FOUND THAT MY FOOT WAS ON BOTH PEDALS OR STEPPING ON GAS AND SOMETHING HOLDING BACK AND REALIZING I WAS ALSO ON BRAKE. I RECENTLY DID A LARGE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO THREE OTHER VEHICLES AND MINE WHEN BRAKING TO STOP, MY SHOE WAS HITTING BOTH PEDALS. I ATTEMPTED TO SLAM ON THE BRAKE AND REALIZE NOW I WAS ALSO ON THE GAS. WHILE LOOKING WHERE I WAS GOING DID NOT HAVE TIME TO REALIZE THIS, GET OFF THE GAS BEFORE HITTING A PARKED VEHICLE WITH MY FOOT DOWN ON THE GAS. I PUSHED A CAR INTO ANOTHER CAR AND PUSHED THOSE TWO OVER TO SERIOUSLY DAMAGE A THIRD. I CAN'T IMAGINE IF A PERSON HAD BEEN THERE OR PEOPLE IN THE CARS. EVEN KNOWING THIS I FEEL NERVOUS ABOUT DRIVING THIS EXPLORER WHEN BACK FROM THE BODY SHOP. *TR

05/30/2008
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 05/09/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHEN SHE TURNED HER HEAT ON IN THE VEHICLE IT WENT FROM HOT AIR TO COLD. SHE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES TO TURN IT ON AND OFF HOPING TO RESET IT, BUT ONLY COLD AIR WOULD COME THROUGH THE VENTS. ONCE THE CAR WAS PARKED SHE NOTICED A LEAK FROM UNDER THE CAR. SHE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A LOCAL MECHANIC AND THEY DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM AS A RADIATOR LEAK. SHE THEN CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIPS AND INFORMED THEM OF THE PROBLEM, THEY INFORMED HER THAT THE PART WAS ON BACK ORDER AND IF SHE REPAIRED IT AT ANY LOCAL MECHANIC IT WOULD VOID THE WARRANTY. THE DEALER ADVISED HER NOT TO DRIVE THE CAR, IT IS PARKED AND HAS NOT BEEN REPAIRED AT THIS TIME. THE FAILURE MILEAGE 50,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 51,000.

05/14/2008
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 11/20/2007
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06U******
Summary

VEHICLE ACCIDENT TWO OCCUPANTS BOTH HAD SEATBELTS ON, BOTH HAD AIRBAG DEPLOYED AND BOTH STILL STRUCK WINDSHIELD. ACCIDENT OCCURRED IN NOVEMBER AND AS OF MAY ONE OCCUPANT IS STILL REMOVING GLASS FROM ARMS AND LEGS. FORD WILL NOT RESPOND TO E-MAILS REQUESTING WHY SEATBELT AND AIRBAGS DID NOT PREVENT OCCUPANTS FROM STRIKING WINDSHIELD. *TR

05/10/2008
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 05/05/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74826U******
Summary

MY DAUGHTER GOT TANGLED IN THE SEATBELT. NORMALLY THAT WOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM BUT SHE HAD PULLED THE SEAT BELT ALL THE WAY OUT AND ACTIVATED THE LOCKING MECHANISM. IT WAS VERY TIGHT AROUND HER WAIST AND I COULD NOT GET HER FREE FROM THE SEAT BELT. I HAD TO CUT IT IN ORDER TO FREE HER. I HAVE HAD TO TAKE HER TO THE DOCTOR BECAUSE OF SOME INJURY TO HER. I FEEL THERE SHOULD BE SOME KIND OF RELEASE ON THE SEATBELT LOCK. I AM SO THANKFUL SHE WAS NOT HURT ANY WORSE THAN SHE WAS. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT IS GOING TO COST ME SO MUCH TO REPLACE A SEAT BELT THAT I HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO CUT. I HOPE TO SEE SOMETHING DONE ABOUT SEATBELTS SO NO ONE HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS. *TR

05/06/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 09/07/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E96U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED WHILE DRIVING AND WOULD COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. THERE WERE NO WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THE MOST RECENT OCCURRENCE TOOK PLACE WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 30 MPH. THE VEHICLE TOOK APPROXIMATELY 3-5 MINUTES TO RESTART. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER SIX TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED AND NO ERROR CODES WERE FOUND. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 26,090 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 18,794.

04/30/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN,VISIBILITY,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 10/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64876U******
Summary

WHEN THE CAR STOPS, STARTS OR DRIVES SLOW... IT JERKS WHEN CHANGING GEARS FROM 1ST THROUGH 3RD, BOTH UP- AND DOWN SHIFTING. IT HAS ALSO STARTED TO SLOW (FOR NO APPARENT REASON) WHEN DRIVING AT A STEADY SPEED ON THE HIGHWAY (GOING AROUND 65-70 MILES AN HOUR), I HAVE HAD MULLINAX FORD LOOK AT THE TRANSMISSION 5 TIMES NOW, AND IT IS STILL THERE. CURRENTLY I AM INVOLVED IN A LEMON LAW CASE TRYING TO GET FORD TO BUY MY CAR BACK. THEY ARE STATING THAT THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM WITH MY TRANSMISSION AND AT THE SAME TIME SAYING THAT IT IS DUE TO ABUSE OR NEGLECT ON MY PART ???? I CAN ONLY SUGGEST THAT OTHERS TAKE THE SAME ROUTE - THE MORE THE BETTER TO GET THE ATTENTION OF FORD TO COMPLETELY FIX THIS PROBLEM. I ALSO HAVE HAD MY COMPASS WORKED ON (DID NOT SHOW ANYTHING OR JUST TWO LINES) , THE GEAR SHIFTER REPLACED (WOULDN'T SHIFT OUT OF 'P'), THE REAR WINDOW REPLACED (DUE TO WATER LEAK) AND THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM REPLACED AS THERE WAS SOMETHING BEND ???. I ALSO HAVE EXPERIENCED THAT WHEN WORK HAS BEEN DONE ON THE CAR THE BREAKS WORKED DIFFERENTLY AFTERWARDS. IN MY OPINION THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER IS A LEMON. *TR

04/25/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/16/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E46U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE SPORADICALLY STALLED AND THE ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT CONTROL PANEL. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER, BUT THEY COULD NOT DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THEY ALSO DID NOT FIND ANY ERROR CODES WHEN A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED. THE FAILURE STILL PERSISTS AND SHE IS IN THE PROCESS OF NOTIFYING THE MANUFACTURER. THE PURCHASE DATE, TRANSMISSION TYPE, POWERTRAIN, FUEL SYSTEM, AND FUEL TYPE WERE UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 25,000 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 48,000.

04/09/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/28/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE HAD A SLOW LEAK IN MY EXPLORER FOR A WEEK, WE CHANGED THE OVER FLOW TANK AND THEN THE LEAK BECAME A MORE SERIOUS ONE. MY DAD LOOKED AT IT AND MY RADIATOR IS LEAKING ABOUT TWO DIFFERENT PLACES. IT IS GOING COST ME ABOUT $300.00 TO GET A NEW OR IF IT CAN BE REPAIRED THE PRICE OF IT. A OWNER OF A SHOP HAS INFORMED ME THAT HE HAS HAD TO REPAIR SEVERAL RADIATORS WITH THE SAME YEAR AND MAKE AS MINE. IF THIS IS SUCH A BIG PROBLEM FOR EVERYONE WHY HASN'T THERE BEEN A RECALL YET. *TR

04/03/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/02/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64816U******
Summary

MY 06 EXPLORER HAS BEEN LURCHING EXTREMELY HARD FROM 1ST TO 2ND AND VICE VERSA. ITS TO THE POINT THAT WHEN STOPPING I AM COMING LITERALLY WITHIN AN INCH OF HITTING ANOTHER CAR B/C THE CAR STOPS AND THEN LURCHES FORWARD. MY CAR IS ALSO REVVING UP FOR NO REASON AT AROUND 3000-4000 RPM WHEN I DON'T EVEN PUSH ON THE GAS, OR BARELY TAP IT! I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MYSELF AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS WHILE DRIVING MY SUV. I CAME ACROSS THIS WEBSITE TODAY: CARCOMPLAINTS.COM AND FOUND THAT THERE WERE 66 OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM WITH THE 2006 EXPLORER MODELS. FORD IS NOT TAKING ANY PROCEDURES INTO GETTING THE VEHICLES RECALLED. I DON'T FEEL SAFE DRIVING MY TRUCK, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THERE ISN'T A RECALL. THE TRUCKS ARE STILL CONSIDERED VERY NEW AND YET THEY ARE LURCHING AND HAVING A HUGE TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. WHEN I TOOK MY TRUCK TO THE FORD DEALER IN MIAMI, FL THEY TOLD ME IT WAS A BRAKE PROBLEM AND REPLACED MY BRAKES, YET WHEN I PULLED OUT OF THE PARKING LOT THE PROBLEM WAS NOT FIXED! THAT WAS IN NOV 2007. I AM NOW STATIONED IN ANCHORAGE ALASKA AT ELMENDORF AFB AND HAVE MADE AN APPT WITH THE FORD DEALER HERE ON MONDAY. FROM WHAT I HAVE READ THERE IS NO PERMANENT FIX OUT THERE FOR THIS PROBLEM, EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY. SOMETHING HAS GOT TO BE DONE TO GET THESE TRUCKS OFF THE ROAD. OBVIOUSLY WE ARE ALL DRIVING HAZARDS WAITING TO HAPPEN!! MY TRUCK IS JOLTING WORSE THAN EVER AND I AM SERIOUSLY CONCERNED. *TR

04/02/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 02/21/2007
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E86Z******
Summary

RADIATOR FAILED CAR NEVER RAN HOT CAUSED ENGINE TO BLOW HEAD GASKETS. CAR WAS SERVICED 9 DAYS PRIOR AND RADIATOR WAS FULL. CAR STOPPED ON FREEWAY LATE AT NIGHT AND HAVE TO PAY 6,700.00 TO REPAIR VEHICLE. *TR

03/29/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/18/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E86U******
Summary

I BEGAN TO NOTICE LEAKAGE UNDER MY CAR. IT APPEARED TO BE ANTIFREEZE SO I KEPT A CHECK ON IT. AFTER TWO WEEKS, THERE WAS A GUSH OF LIQUID. I TOOK IT TO THE LOCAL FORD DEALERSHIP. THE RADIATOR WAS BAD AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. I BOUGHT MY FORD EXPLORER NEW JUST 2 YEARS AGO. SHOULDN'T A RADIATOR LAST MORE THAN 2 YEARS? IT COST ME $80 FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND $545 TO REPLACE IT. I HAVE THE OLD RADIATOR. IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER THERE IS CORROSION WHICH INDICATES THAT THERE HAD BEEN A MALFUNCTION OVER A PERIOD OF TIME. *TR

03/17/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE VEHICLE WOULD COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. AFTERWARDS, THE INSTRUMENT PANEL AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHTS FLASHED ONE TIME. THE CONTACT ALLOWED THE VEHICLE TO COAST TO A STOP AND THEN RESTARTED THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT DROVE TO THE DEALER AND THEY FOUND NO FAILURES. A DIAGNOSTIC WAS PERFORMED IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND AN ERROR CODE FOR THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT BELIEVED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS COMPLETELY UNSAFE TO DRIVE. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 61,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 60,700. UPDATED 4/16/08 *CN UPDATED

03/17/2008
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 03/10/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

DEFECTIVE RADIATORS IN 2006-2007 FORD EXPLORERS. HOLE IN RADIATOR FROM WEAR FROM LACK OF RADIATOR SUPPORT. ALSO GASKET SEAL BETWEEN PLASTIC IN RADIATOR AND ALUMINUM. I CAN'T GET A REPLACEMENT RADIATOR BECAUSE THERE ARE NONE AVAILABLE-3/17/08. SO IT'S OBVIOUS THERE IS A PROBLEM. *TR

03/15/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/29/2006
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Summary

CONSUMER COMPLAINT: ODI CASE NUMBER: 10185415 IN FOLLOW-UP TO THE ABOVE CASE, I HAVE BEEN READING THE SUBSEQUENT COMPLAINTS AND READ WITH DISGUST THAT ALOT OF THOSE PEOPLE WRITING NOW BOUGHT THE 2006 EXPLORER AS USED. WE WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE TURNED OURS IN UNDER THE LEMON LAW FOR ALL OF THE SAME REASONS LISTED IN THE OTHER COMPLAINTS BUT WITHIN A DAY OR TWO OF TURNING THE VEHICLE IN, THERE WAS A BIG COLORED PICTURE OF MY EXPLORER IN MATHEWS CURRIE FORD'S USED CAR AD. MY PROBLEMS WERE JUST BEING RESOLD TO SOME UNSUSPECTING CUSTOMER WHO THOUGHT THEY WERE GETTING A DEAL ON A GOOD LOW MILEAGE CAR. IT'S IS A SHAME THAT FORD IS STILL ALLOWED TO SELL THOSE EXPLORERS AND THEY TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELLING DEFECTIVE VEHICLES. *TR

02/19/2008
Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER
Incident Date: 02/14/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZU67K45U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNKNOWN SPEED, THE CONTACT ACCIDENTALLY STRUCK THE SAFETY VALVE SWITCH WITH HIS FOOT. THE SWITCH IS LOCATED DIRECTLY UNDERNEATH THE FIREWALL NEAR THE GLOVE BOX. MINUTES LATER, THE VEHICLE LOST ALL POWER AND SHUT OFF. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER AND THEY REPLACED THE ENTIRE COMPONENT. THE SWITCH IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO HIS FOOT, WHICH MAY CAUSE HIM TO ACCIDENTALLY STRIKE IT WITHOUT KNOWING. THE CONTACT FILED A FORMAL COMPLAINT WITH THE MANUFACTURER. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 48,000. UPDATED 03-04-08 *BF

02/06/2008
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Incident Date: 01/01/2008
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THIS APPLIES TO ALL OF THE NEWER CARS, TRUCKS ETC. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE NEW HEADLIGHTS ARE CALLED, BUT THEY ARE BRIGHT WHITE OR BLUISH IN TINT. I HAVE EXPERIENCED MANY TIMES WHERE THE ONCOMING CARS WITH THESE LIGHT BLIND ME TO THE POINT I CAN'T SEE THE ROAD IN FRONT OF ME. I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE SINCE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE HAVE THESE LIGHTS AND US THEM IN CONJUNCTION WITH FOG LIGHTS. PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS MATTER, I CAN'T BE THE ONLY PERSON WITH THE SAME ISSUE. THANK YOU STANLEY PRZYBYLSKI *TR

01/13/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/10/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63866U******
Summary

HARD JOLTS WHEN STOPPING AND WHEN SHIFTING GEARS. TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP 4 TIMES, FORD MOTOR CO. RECOMMENDS KEEP DRIVING IT. DEALERSHIP STATES THEY CAN'T FIX IT. *TR

01/07/2008
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/10/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75816U******
Summary

WHEN COMING TO A STOP VEHICLE JOLTS AND LUNGES FORWARD. *TR

12/31/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,POWER TRAIN,STRUCTURE,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 12/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74826U******
Summary

HAVE HAD NUMEROUS PROBLEMS STARTING WITH A LIFTER STUCK IN MOTOR AT 296 MILES, TO TRANSMISSION FAILURE AT 15,700 MILES. BRAKES HAVE SQUEAKED SINCE IT WAS NEW, OVERHEAD CONSOLE HAS FALLEN OFF TWICE, SATELLITE RADIO WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO. DOOR RUBBED ON RUNNING BOARD, NOW GAS MILEAGE HAS DROPPED UNDER 10 MILES PER GALLON. 14 TRIPS TO DEALERSHIP SO FAR AND STILL NOT ALL IS FIXED. *TR

12/10/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 12/08/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

I BOUGHT MY 06 EXPLORER WITH 12K MILES. SOON AFTER PURCHASE, I NOTICED THE BRAKE PEDAL FELT SOFT AND SEEMED TO REQUIRE A LONGER STOPPING DISTANCE THAN MY OLD EXPLORER. THE DEALER ACKNOWLEDGED A PROBLEM AND REPLACED THE MASTER CYLINDER. THE BRAKE PEDAL THEN FELT SLIGHTLY BETTER, BUT ONLY FOR A SHORT TIME. SINCE THAT TIME, THERE HAS BEEN MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN I WAS ATTEMPTING TO BRAKE FOR A TURN BUT THE VEHICLE DID NOT SLOW DOWN ENOUGH TO TURN, DESPITE HAVING THE BRAKE PEDAL ALMOST TO THE FLOOR. MOST RECENTLY, WHEN DRIVING IN SNOWY CONDITIONS, WHEN THE ABS KICKS IN, IT FEELS LIKE THE BRAKE PEDAL CANNOT BE PUSHED DOWN AND THE VEHICLE DOES NOT STOP, CAUSING ME TO SLIDE THROUGH A RED LIGHT, DESPITE GOING SLOW AND BRAKING A LONG DISTANCE BEFORE THE LIGHT. THE BRAKE SYSTEM ON THE EXPLORER DOES NOT FEEL SAFE AND NEEDS TO BE RECALLED! *TR

11/29/2007
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 11/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMFU62F46U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH TRAC AND WRENCH LIGHT ILLUMINATED. CONSUMER STATES THEY HAVE TAKEN THE VEHICLE BACK SEVERAL TIMES TO HAVE THIS PROBLEM FIXED. THE MECHANIC STATED IT WAS FIXED AND THEN THE FAILURE WOULD BEGIN AGAIN. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE ON, THE VEHICLE WOULD HESITATE, THE BRAKES WOULD PULSE AND THEN THE VEHICLE STALLED. *JB

11/07/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73856U******
Summary

WE OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER, AND ITS TRANSMISSION SLIPS, GETS CONFUSED DURING DOWNSHIFTS, AND NOW HAS DEVELOPED A LURCH FORWARD WHEN COMING TO A STOP. I HAD IT IN THE DEALERSHIP, WHEN THE SHIFT LEVER BROKE AND I WAS TOLD THAT THIS IS "NORMAL" BUT FORD IS WORKING ON A PROGRAM FOR THE COMPUTER THAT THEY ARE RELEASING IN MID NOVEMBER. FIRST OF ALL, IF THIS IS NORMAL WHY IS THIS THE SECOND ATTEMPT AT CREATING A FIX FOR A "NON-EXISTENT" PROBLEM WITH A "NORMALLY FUNCTIONING TRANSMISSION." FORD INSTRUCTED THE DEALERSHIPS TO LET IT BE UNTIL THE NEW "PROGRAM" COMES OUT IN NOVEMBER. WHERE EXACTLY DOES THAT LEAVE THE CONSUMER, I HAVE A TRANSMISSION THAT HAD HAS BEEN SLIPPING IN GEAR AND MIS-SHIFTING FOR THOUSANDS OF MILES AND A 60,000 MILE WARRANTY. IF THIS DOESN'T BECOME MORE OF A SAFETY CONCERN, WHICH I AM AFRAID IT WILL, I WILL LIKELY HAVE INCREASED TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD BECAUSE OF IT. PLUS, NEVERMIND THIS CURRENT MODEL EXPLORER WILL NOW HAVE A SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER RESALE VALUE AS THESE TYPES OF COMPLAINTS INCREASE. PLEASE HELP! THIS WAS A LARGE INVESTMENT TO MAKE, AND NOW I WILL HAVE TO PAY THE CONSEQUENCE FOR FORDS FAILURE. *TR

11/05/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/22/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E66U******
Summary

WE HAVE TAKEN OUR 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH JUST OVER 20,000 MILES ON IT INTO THE SHOP 3 TIMES DUE TO INTERMITTENT LOSE OF POWER WHEN STARTING OUT. THE COMPUTER SOFTWARE HAS BEEN RELOADED 2 TIMES. THE LAST TIME I TOOK IT IN I TOLD THE DEALER TO KEEP IT UNTIL IT WAS FIXED. AFTER 2 DAYS THEY SAID THEY COULD FIND ANYTHING WRONG BUT BELIEVED THERE WAS A PROBLEM. FORD THEN ASKED US TO DRIVE A UNSAFE CAR TO TROUBLE SHOOT IT FOR THEM WITH A FLIGHT RECORDER HOOKED UP TO THE COMPUTER. FORD CARE AND THE DEALER ARE BOTH NOT WILLING TO CALL BACK AND FIX THE CAR. *TR

10/29/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/22/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73856Z******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT DOWNSHIFTING CORRECTLY. WHILE APPROACHING A STOP OR DRIVING BETWEEN 1 AND 10 MPH, THE VEHICLE JUMPED. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER ON THREE OCCASIONS: SEPTEMBER 22, 2006, OCTOBER 9, 2006, AND SEPTEMBER 14, 2007. ON EACH VISIT, THE DEALER PERFORMED A TRANSMISSION UPDATE THAT ONLY REPAIRED THE VEHICLE FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME. IT IS CURRENTLY OCTOBER 2007 AND THE VEHICLE NEEDS TO GO BACK TO THE DEALER FOR THE SAME FAILURE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 20,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 4,700.

10/26/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74896U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE APPROACHING A STOP AT 5 MPH, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL AND THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE DEALER STATED THAT THE PCM FAILED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 16,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 15,000.

10/16/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/25/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64866U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION FAILED TO ENGAGE PROPERLY AND HAD DIFFICULTY SHIFTING GEARS. THE DEALER REPROGRAMMED THE VEHICLE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER ON THREE OCCASIONS BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 17,000. UPDATED 12-12-07. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED THE TRANSMISSION HESITATED ON ENGAGEMENT. UPDATED *JB

10/16/2007
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/27/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64876U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AT ANY SPEED, THE VEHICLE JUMPS AS IF IT WERE STRUCK FROM BEHIND. THE VEHICLE JUMPS AND ACCELERATES IMMEDIATELY AFTER COMING TO A STOP. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER ON FIVE OCCASIONS AND THEY CHANGED THE TRANSMISSION MODULE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 29,000. THE CONSUMER WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE USING THE BRAKES. UPDATED 12/12/07

10/05/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/05/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION IS INCONSISTENT WHEN SHIFTING. SOMETIMES ENGINE ROARS WHEN TRANSMISSION IS IN BETWEEN GEARS. TRANSMISSION WILL NOT DOWNSHIFT ON OCCASION. PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE (2006 FORD EXPLORER IN NOVEMBER 2006 WHILE STILL UNDER WARRANTY AS A USED CAR) AND EXPERIENCED NO PROBLEMS UNTIL THE FIRST PART OF JUNE 2007. *JB UPDATED 01/11/08. *LJ THE DEALER REPLACED THE TRANSMISSION PAN SOLENOID BODY. UPDATED *JB

10/02/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/20/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74856U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION SURGES ON DOWNSHIFT BETWEEN 2ND AND 1ST....ENGINE RPM'S INCREASE AND TRANSMISSION SLAMS, CAUSING VEHICLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A LURCH. ALSO I HAVE DIFFICULT TIME SHIFTING INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE. IT SEEMS THAT THE SENSOR FOR THE BRAKE IS MALFUNCTIONING. *JB

10/02/2007
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 09/24/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E07U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GLARE FROM THE DASHBOARD REFLECTS ONTO THE WINDSHIELD, MAKING IT VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE THE ROAD. THE FAILURE WAS NOTICED WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH. THE MANUFACTURER ACKNOWLEDGED THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS DESIGNED IN THAT MANNER. THEY ALSO ADVISED THE CONTACT TO BUY AN AFTERMARKET MAT TO PLACE ON THE DASHBOARD. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALER FOR EITHER A REFUND OR AN EXCHANGE FOR ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 59.

10/02/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64876U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE IDLING AT A TRAFFIC LIGHT, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTED TO FIRST GEAR AND CAUSED THE VEHICLE TO SURGE FORWARD. WHILE DRIVING DOWNHILL AT 20 MPH, THE TRANSMISSION DOWNSHIFTED TO FIRST GEAR AND THE SPEED DECREASED TO 5 MPH IN 2-5 SECONDS. THE DEALER REPLACED THE MECHATRONIX, HOWEVER, THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 200 AND CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 12,500.

09/26/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74846U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION SURGES ON DOWNSHIFT BETWEEN 2ND AND 1ST....ENGINE RPM'S INCREASE AND TRANSMISSION SLAMS, CAUSING VEHICLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A LURCH. I HAVE TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP TWICE TO NO AVAIL. *TR

09/26/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 07/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73816U******
Summary

(1) I HAVE OWNED MY 2006 FORD EXPLORER FOR ONE YEAR AND FOUR MONTHS. THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 21,000 MILES CURRENTLY ON IT. IT HAS HAD A LUNGING PROBLEM STARTING WEEKS AFTER I PURCHASED IT. I HAVE TAKEN IT INTO TWO SEPARATE FORD DEALERS IN ATTEMPTS TO HAVE IT FIXED FOR A TOTAL OF SIX TIMES. THEY HAVE ATTEMPTED TO UPDATE THE COMPUTER ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS. EACH TIME IT IS FIXED FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS UP TO A COUPLE OF MONTHS, HOWEVER, THE CLUNKING AND JERKING ONCE AGAIN SHOW. I BELIEVE THAT THEY UNPLUG THE BATTERY EACH TIME IT IS TAKEN IN, ALLOWING THE COMPUTER TO "FORGET" ITS ADAPTIVE LEARNING. (2) WHEN I TAKE OFF FROM A STOP IT HESITATES AND THEN SLAMS INTO GEAR CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO ACCELERATE UNPREDICTABLY. FURTHERMORE, WHEN STOPPING IT FEELS LIKE IT IS FREEWHEELING IN BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND GEAR WITH AN ABRUPT STOP AND A JERK THAT CAUSES A VIOLENT JERKING OF THE VEHICLE. THE FEELING IT PROVIDES IS ONE OF BEING REARENDED. (3) THE ONLY THING THAT HAS BEEN DONE IS TO REPROGRAM THE COMPUTER AND UNHOOKING THE BATTERY SO THE COMPUTER FORGETS ITS ADAPTIVE LEARNING. THIS IS A QUICK FIX FOR FORD AND DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. *TR

09/18/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 04/07/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64876U******
Summary

THE TRANSMISSION OF THE 2006 EXPLORER EB THAT I PURCHASED FROM VISTA FORD, HAS HAD ONGOING INTERMITTENT SHIFTING INCONSISTENCIES FROM THE DAY I PURCHASED IT THAT CAUSE THE CARS TRANSMISSION TO FREQUENTLY KICK AND HAVE A STARTLING AND CAR-SHAKING BUMP OR THUNK? WHEN BRAKING JUST BEFORE THE VEHICLE COMES TO A STOP. SOMETIMES WHEN IT DOES NOT OCCUR AT ALL. MOSTLY, IT OCCURS IN VARIOUS DEGREES FROM SUBTLY TO STRONGLY (ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10). SOMETIMES IT OCCURS SO STRONGLY THAT THE ENTIRE CAR NOTICEABLY AND VIOLENTLY SHUDDERS OR LURCHES, AND THE CAR JUMPS FORWARD AS IT STOPS. I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL HOW CLOSE I AM TO THE INTERSECTION OR TO THE BUMPER OF THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME IN CASE IT DOES THIS, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A HAZARDOUS SITUATION OR ACCIDENT. THE CAR HAS ALSO DEVELOPED A SIMILAR SHIFTING INCONSISTENCY UPON ACCELERATION FROM A STANDSTILL AS IT SHIFTS (PRESUMABLY) INTO SECOND GEAR. SOMETIMES IT IS SUCH A SEVERE JOLT THAT MY HEAD SNAPS BACK AND HITS THE HEADREST OF THE SEAT. THE DEALERSHIP HAS ATTEMPTED UNSUCCESSFULLY ON FOUR OCCASIONS TO CORRECT THIS DEFECTIVE BEHAVIOR. THE DEALERSHIP HAS REPROGRAMMED THE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR THE TRANSMISSION WITH TWO SEPARATE FIXES WHICH HAVE HAD ABSOLUTELY NO AFFECT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. THESE PROBLEMS OCCUR WITH SUCH FREQUENCY THAT I FEEL UNSAFE IN THE VEHICLE, AND I DON'T FEEL SECURE WHEN DRIVING IT DUE TO THE INCONSISTENT AND ERRATIC BEHAVIOR OF THE TRANSMISSION. I THINK THAT THE VEHICLE IS MECHANICALLY UNSOUND, AS A RESULT AND THAT THE TRANSMISSION IS LIKELY TO FAIL ALTOGETHER AT SOME POINT, OR POSSIBLY CAUSE AN ACCIDENT CAUSED BY THE SUDDEN ACCELERATION. *TR

09/05/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16Z******
Summary

FORD EXPLORER (2006 MY) HAD A SENSOR RING FAILURE (CRACK) CAUSING MY VEHICLE TO STOP WORKING. WENT FROM 40 MILES/HR TO NOTHING IN MATTER OF SECONDS. *TR THE CONSUMER STATED THE DEALER HAD TO REPLACE THE REAL AXLE SHAFT. UPDATED *JB

08/31/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/25/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E96U******
Summary

ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE THE VEHICLE WAS EXTREMELY HESITANT & EVENTUALLY WOULD LUNGE BACKWARDS WHILE MAKING A LOUD "CLACK" AS IT JUMPED INTO GEAR. ANOTHER TIME I STARTED MY CAR & IT LUNGED INTO PARK AS IF IT WAS NEVER IN PARK COMPLETELY BEFORE I SHUT OFF AND EXITED THE VEHICLE PRIOR TO THIS. WE ALL KNOW YOU CANT TAKE THE KEYS OUT OF THE IGNITION W/O IT BEING IN PARK,SO EXPLAIN THIS! AFTER NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS TO MY DEALERSHIP THEY FIND A PROBLEM(A FACTORY DEFECT,NOT ONE CAUSED BY ME)THEY REPLACED PARTS AND NOW ONLY A FEW MONTHS LATER I AM HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS ALL OVER AGAIN. ONLY NOW MY PROBLEMS ARE WORSE. WHILE DRIVING INSTEAD OF SHIFTING MY CAR JUST REVS REAL HIGH & GOES NOWHERE. THIS LASTS ANYWHERE FROM 15-45 SECONDS & THEN STOPS. IT ALSO IS HESITANT WHEN SHIFTING FROM GEAR TO GEAR. I HAVE MY CAR SERVICED REGULARLY AND DONT DRVE IT HARD,I SHOULD NOT BE EXPERIENCING THESE PROBLEMS AT ALL!!! I AM A VERY,VERY UNHAPPY FORD OWNER. I PAID $38,000 CASH FOR THIS VEHICLE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT & HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS SINCE,ONLY REGRETS. *JB

08/28/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN,EQUIPMENT,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 04/07/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64876U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH FREQUENT TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. CUSTOMER STATES THAT THE TRANSMISSION HAS SHIFTING INCONSISTENCIES WHICH CAUSES THE VEHICLE TO SHAKE. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED THE ERRATIC SHIFTING OF THE VEHICLE STARTED THE DAY AFTER PURCHASE AND AFTER THE INCIDENT HE CONTACTED THE DEALERSHIP TO INFORM THEM OF THE DEFECT. THE DEALERSHIP THEN IN TURN HAD THE CONSUMER COME IN ON 4 SEPARATE OCCASIONS TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE CONSUMER WOULD LIKE THE SITUATION INVESTIGATED AND WOULD LIKE FOR THE DEALER TO REPURCHASE THE VEHICLE AT THE VALUE IN WHICH IT WAS SOLD. THE DEALER STATED THE SPEAKERS SOUND LIKE THEY ARE DISTORTED, TOP COVER OF INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS LOOSE. *TR

08/20/2007
Components: SUSPENSION,SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 08/14/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E76U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BOTH THE ANTILOCK BRAKE AND ANTI-ROLL LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. HE HEARD A NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE AND DISCOVERED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE REAR AXLE FAILED. THE CONTACT SPOKE WITH THE DEALER AND THEY STATED THAT NO RECALLS WERE AVAILABLE FOR THAT COMPONENT. THE SPEED WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 41,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

08/20/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73806U******
Summary

ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE. *TR

08/10/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/12/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74816U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER V8 WITH SIX SPEED AUTO. PURCHASE VEHICLE USED WITH 17K MILES. PROBLEMS WITH TRANSMISSION 1-2 WEEKS INTO OWNERSHIP. THE VEHICLE HAS ISSUES AS TO WHAT GEAR TO BE IN AND WILL LUNGE FORWARD OR CLUNK INTO GEAR. THIS HAPPENS FREQUENTLY WHEN COMING TO A STOP. ALSO, WHEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE IT SOMETIMES HESITATES WHEN SHIFTING INTO HIGHER GEARS AND WILL "CLUNK" INTO GEAR. IN ONE INSTANCE I TRIED TO PULL INTO TRAFFIC AND ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT IN ORDER TO GAIN SPEED. THE ENGINE REVVED UP BUT THE TRANSMISSION DID NOT ENGAGE. I HAVE HAD THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP 2 TIMES FOR THIS PROBLEM. THEY HAVE RE PROGRAMMED THE COMPUTER THE FIRST TIME. THE SYMPTOMS SEEMED TO DISAPPEAR. A WEEK LATER, IT CAME BACK. THE SECOND TIME, THE TECH TOLD ME THAT IT IS A NORMAL CONDITION AND THAT THE TRANNY GETS CONFUSED AS TO WHAT GEAR TO BE IN. THE DELAYED AND HARSH SHIFTING IS DANGEROUS AND SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT AS A RESULT OF IT HAPPENING. THE RANDOM SHIFTING INTO FIRST WHEN COMING TO A STOP SHOULD PROVE REAL INTERESTING ON THE ICE AND SNOW... *JB

07/25/2007
Components: EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 07/12/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64E36U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER THAT THE AIR CONDITIONER QUIT WORKING. IT HAD ONLY 5,700 MILES ON IT. I WAS TOLD THAT THE "O" RINGS ON THE AC COMPRESSOR WERE LEAKING. HAVING THE AC GO OUT ON A NEW VEHICLE WITH SUCH LOW MILES MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT THE QUALITY (OR LACK OF) IN THIS VEHICLE. *TR

07/25/2007
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 07/22/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E26U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH, THE REAR SEAT BELT BUCKLE LOOSENED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CHILD SITTING IN THE BOOSTER SEAT SLAMMED HIS FACE AGAINST THE SEAT IN FRONT OF HIM, LEAVING A SLIGHT BURN ON HIS NOSE. THE ROAD CONDITIONS WERE DRY. THE VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY AT THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE AND HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN TO A REPAIR SHOP. THE POWERTRAIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 18,200.

07/20/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE STALLS AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT AND AT SPEEDS OF 10 MPH OR GREATER. HE TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER AND THEY RESET THE COMPUTER. A WEEK LATER, THE VEHICLE STALLED AGAIN. THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TO THE DEALER APPROXIMATELY THREE TO FOUR TIMES, BUT THE FAILURE STILL PERSISTS. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 11,900 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 10,000.

07/16/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 06/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16Z******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT HIS VEHICLE STALLED FIVE TIMES. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF FAILURE. THE CONTACT ALLOWS HIS VEHICLE TO RUN FOR A WHILE BEFORE DRIVING IT, IN ORDER TO SEE IF THE VEHICLE WILL STALL. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 15,242 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 14,500. UPDATED 02-11-08 *BF ON ONE OCCASION THE VEHICLE WAS SHAKING AND IDLING ROUGH. UPDATED

06/19/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 01/06/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63EX6Z******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE STALLS WITHOUT WARNING, WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION. THE TRAVEL SPEED IS NOT A FACTOR. THE FAILURE OCCURS INTERMITTENTLY. WHEN THE ENGINE STALLS, THE POWER STEERING FAILS. THE VEHICLE IS ABLE TO BE RESTARTED. THE FORD DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE STALLING BEGAN ONCE HE STARTED USING THE CRUISE CONTROL. THE PURCHASE DATE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 22,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 18,000. UPDATED 02-01-08. *KB

06/18/2007
Components: VISIBILITY
Incident Date: 06/04/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E66U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DASHBOARD PRODUCES AN EXTREME AMOUNT OF GLARE ON THE WINDSHIELD. THE FAILURE ONLY OCCURS DURING THE DAYTIME. THE DEALER STATED THAT NOTHING COULD BE DONE. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THERE IS A RECALL AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO FILE A COMPLAINT. HE SUBMITTED A COMPLAINT TO FORD. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 18,500 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 18,100.

06/11/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 12/15/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74866U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. HE STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD SHAKE DURING A DOWN SHIFT AND ACCELERATE WITHOUT WARNING. THE DEALER STATED THAT THIS WAS A NORMAL OCCURRENCE AND HIS VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED AS PART OF ANY RECALLS. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN PROBLEMS WITH THE GEAR SHIFT INDICATOR, AS RESULT THIS HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 17,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 30,000.

06/06/2007
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 01/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E46U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PADDING ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE SEAT OF THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER RECOMMENDED TAKING THE VEHICLE TO AN UPHOLSTER SHOP. THE UPHOLSTERER ADDED MORE PADDING TO THE FRONT SEAT AND THE CONTACT STATED THAT THIS MADE THE SEAT MORE COMFORTABLE. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 55,000 AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1,200. THE CONSUMER STATED THIS IS A COMPANY CAR AND USES THE VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SALES LOCATIONS. THE CONSUMER PROVIDED COPY OF LETTERS TO FORD PERTAINING TO THE DEFECT , COPY OF REGISTRATION, AND INSURANCE CARD. THE CONSUMER STATED THE DISCOMFORT OF THE SEAT CAUSED HIS LEG TO BECOME SWOLLEN AND UPON SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT, IT WAS DISCOVERED HE SUFFERED A DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS AND A BLOOD CLOT HAD BROKEN LOOSE AND CAUSED A PULMONARY EMBOLISM. THE VEHICLE IS A COMPANY OWNED. UPDATED 08/07/07 *TR

05/26/2007
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 05/25/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I BOUGHT A FORD EXPLORER HYBRID LAST YEAR AND IT HAS ABOUT 2,000 MILES ON IT. ANYWAYS, I WAS DRIVING IT YESTERDAY TO WORK AND I WAS IN THE PASSING LANE MOVING TO THE RIGHT TURN LANE, AND AS I WAS DOING SO THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED LIKE IT DID IT WHEN THE KEY WAS OUT. I SLAMMED ON THE BRAKES JUST BEFORE I HEADED STRAIGHT INTO THE LOCAL CVS. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER, AND THEY PERFORMED THE COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC, BUT NOTHING CAME UP. I KNEW STEERING WHEELS WERE SUPPOSED TO LOCK UP WHEN DRIVING, SO BEFORE ANYONE DIED BECAUSE OF THIS, I DECIDED TO BRING IT TO YOUR ATTENTION.*AK

05/10/2007
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/08/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E96U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE'S ENGINE SUDDENLY SHUT OFF WHEN THE BRAKES WERE DEPRESSED. THE FAILURE OCCURRED APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN TIMES. THE ENGINE SIZE WAS UNKNOWN. THE CURRENT AND FAILURE MILEAGES WERE 14,000.

04/27/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/22/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E46U******
Summary

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH OVER A HILL THE VEHICLE AUTOMATICALLY SHIFTED FROM FIRST TO SECOND GEAR WHEN ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED THE RPMS INCREASED AND THE VEHICLE JERKED FORWARD. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE AND COULD NOT REPAIR IT. THE DEALER REPROGRAMMED THE PCM THREE TIMES AT 10,016, 14881, AND 17,037 MILES. THE CURRENT MILEAGE IS 17,207, AND FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 8,869. *AK

04/27/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 08/28/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74826U******
Summary

TERRIBLE HESITATION WHEN PULLING UP TO STOP SIGN AND TRYING TO TAKE OFF. PARKING LOT AT SLOW SPEED TRANSMISSION WILL NOT SHIFT CORRECTLY. LIFTER STUCK IN MOTOR AT 700 MILES.NOTHING DONE TO CORRECT ISSUE AS OF YET. *JB

04/26/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/07/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65876U******
Summary

I PURCHASED A 2006 EDDIE BAUER EXPLORER IN JUNE OF LAST YEAR AND HAVE HAD TRANSMISSION ISSUES WITH IT SINCE I HIT 1000 MILES. I HAVE HAD IT INTO THE DEALERSHIP 4 TIMES AND THEY HAVE ADJUSTED, REPLACED A COMPUTER, DID OTHER TRANSMISSION WORK AND THE VEHICLE STILL DEMONSTRATES THE SAME ISSUE. THIS PROBLEM HAPPENS DURING SHIFTING AND ON SLOW DOWN TO STOP. THE VEHICLE JERKS FORWARD AND SHIFTS VERY ROUGH BETWEEN GEARS. FORD MOTOR CORP HAS REFUSED TO ASSIST ANY FURTHER AND HAS ASKED ME TO BRING MY VEHICLE BACK AGAIN FOR THE 5TH TIME. THIS SITUATION IS VERY DANGEROUS AS THE VEHICLE DOES JERK FORWARD WHEN YOU STOP. I HAVE SMALL CHILDREN AND THIS HAS PUT ME INTO A SITUATION WHERE I FEEL LIKE MY CHILDREN ARE UNSAFE IN THIS VEHICLE DUE TO THE POTENTIAL TO REAREND SOMEONE IF THE CAR FAILS TO STOP PROPERLY. WHERE IS FORD WHEN IT COMES TO SAFETY AND CONSUMER LOYALTY??? THIS WAS MY THIRD FORD PURCHASE AND WILL MOST LIKELY BE THE LAST. A COLLEAGUE OF MINE ALSO PURCHASED THIS SAME VEHICLE AND IS EXPERIENCING THE SAME ISSUES. *JB

04/24/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/13/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65806Z******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER V-8 LIMITED WITH THE SIX SPEED TRANSMISSION. THE TRANSMISSION TOTALLY FAILED WITH UNDER 1,000 MILES. IT LURCHED, BUCKED, HIGH REVVED AND FAILED TO ENGAGE, THEN SUDDENLY ENGAGED AND EVENTUALLY WOULD NOT DRIVE. THE TRANSMISSION WAS REPLACED BY FORD. 13,000 MILES LATER THE TRANSMISSION LURCHES AND BUCKS THE CARD FORWARD. WHEN GOING FROM SECOND TO FIRST, IT POPS BACK INTO SECOND, THEN INTO FIRST AGAIN. IF NOT FOR THE FOOT ON THE BRAKE THE CAR COULD LUNGE FORWARD AND CAUSE AN ACCIDENT. I MUST BE CAREFUL NOT TO PULL UP TOO CLOSE TO ANYTHING WHEN STOPPING. FORD CONTINUED TO RECALIBRATE THE TRANSMISSION THREE MORE TIMES TO NO AVAIL AND ON THE FOURTH AND FINAL REPAIR ATTEMPT THEY STATED THEY WOULD DO NOTHING FURTHER TO REPAIR OR REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. *JB

04/20/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74886U******
Summary

CONSISTENT PROBLEMS WITH TRANSMISSION SHIFTING ROUGHLY, HESITATION AT COLD START, AND DURING SLOW TAKE-OFFS AND SLOWING DOWN. *JB

04/18/2007
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 04/18/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75866U******
Summary

WHEN COMING TO A STOP THE CAR LURCHES FORWARD. *AK

04/05/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 03/10/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74846U******
Summary

TRANSMISSION SURGES ON DOWNSHIFT BETWEEN 2ND AND 1ST....ENGINE RPM'S INCREASE AND TRANSMISSION SLAMS, CAUSING VEHICLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A LURCH. FORD MOTOR HAS NO FIX FOR THIS AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THESE FLAWED VEHICLES ON THE ROAD WITH NO OWNER RECOURSE DUE TO FACT THAT FORD ENGINEER DOES NO KNOW WHAT TO DO. *JB

03/23/2007
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 10/09/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

TL*- THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE 2006 EDDIE BAUER FORD EXPLORER'S DASHBOARD INSTRUMENT LIGHTS TURNED ON AT ANY GIVEN TIME OF THE DAY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT IF THE LIGHTS TURNED ON WHILE DRIVING THE SPEEDOMETER FAILED TO REGISTER THE CORRECT SPEED. WHEN THE FAILURE HAPPENED SHE PULLED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND SHUT THE IGNITION OFF, BUT IT TOOK SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO RESTART THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP ON 8 OCCASIONS, AND THE DEALERSHIP HAS REPLACED THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, THE ANTI THEFT MODULE, AND THE COMPUTER. ALSO UNPLUGGED AND PLUGGED ALL THE WIRES UNDER THE HOOD. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHE CONTINUED TO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 1000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 8485.*AK

03/21/2007
Components: SUSPENSION
Incident Date: 03/05/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E56U******
Summary

I HAVE HAD THE CONTROL ARMS BOLTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE VEHICLE NOW LOOSENED UP SUFFICIENTLY ENOUGH TO CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO SWERVE SUDDENLY WHEN BRAKING. FORTUNATELY WAS ABLE TO CONTROL VEHICLE. THE LEFT SIDE FAILED FIRST NOW THE RIGHT SIDE. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND I WAS LUCKY I WAS ABLE TO REACT TO AVOID HITTING CARS NEXT TO ME.*AK

03/19/2007
Components: SEAT BELTS
Incident Date: 03/19/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E86U******
Summary

THE PASSENGER FRONT SEAT LAP AND SHOULDER BELT ASSEMBLY LOCKS UP FOR NO APPARENT REASON WHENEVER A PERSON SITS IN THIS SEAT.

03/17/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN,ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Incident Date: 06/30/2006
Crash: No
Fire: Yes
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU64816U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAURER- WITHIN 12 HOURS OF PURCHASING THE CAR, THE STARTER CAUGHT ON FIRE, CAR WAS OUT OF SERVICE 1 WEEK. TRANSMISSION HESITATED FROM A COLD START ESPECIALLLY BAD WHEN PULLING OUT INTO TRAFFIC. ENGINE ROARED AT TIMES, SOUNDED LIKE A JET TAKING OFF. DEALER SAID THIS WAS NORMAL, IT WAS THE ENGINE FAN ???? CAR LURCHED FORWARD WHEN STARTING ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. AT FIRST SERVICE DEPT AGREED THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH 8 CYLINDER TRANSMISSION AND THAT THEY WERE NO FIXES BUT THEN THE FORD REP GOT INVOLVED AND SUDDENLY THEY COULDN'T FIND ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR. THEY SUGGESTED THAT OUR ONLY RECOUSE WAS TO GO THRU THE LEMON LAW WHICH WE DID. IT WAS A LONG DRAWN OUT PROCESS BUT AFTER 6 MONTHS OF DEALING WITH THE SITUATION, THE LEMON ARBITRATION RULLED IN OUR FAVOR AND FORD WAS REQUIRED TO BUY BACK THE EXPLORER. I HAD A FORD EXPEDITION FOR 9 YEARS AND LOVED IT BUT AFTER THIS FIASCO WITH THE EXPLORER AND FORD'S REFUSAL TO STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT, I WILL NOT EVER BUY ANOTHER FORD. I NOW HAVE A TOYOTA 4RUNNER AND COULDN'T BE HAPPIER. WHILE IT DOESN'T HAVE SOME OF THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE EXPLORER, THE PIECE OF MIND OF KNOWING THAT IT WILL ACTUALLY GO WHEN I PULL OUT INTO TRAFFIC IS IMMEASUREABLE. TO THOSE STILL HAVING THE PROBLEMS, I WOULD SUGGEST THE LEMON LAW.

02/26/2007
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 01/07/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E06U******
Summary

TL*- THE CONTACT BOUGHT THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER SOMETIMES DURING THE END ON JANUARY 2007 AND IT HAS HAD EXCESSIVE RUST UNDER THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THE PASSENGER'S SEAT, AND THE STEERING COLUMN , ALSO IT LEAKED WHEN RAINING FROM THE WINDSHIELD AND OVERHEAD LIGHT. THE ENTIRE TRUCK GOT WET. THE TRUCK SHOOK BADLY ,AND THE TIRE LIGHT TURNED ON BECAUSE OF THE SHAKING. THE DEALER STATED THIS WAS TYPICAL OF THIS TYPE TRUCKS TO HAVE ALL THIS RUST ON THEM, AND THEY WILL NOT TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM OR TAKE IT BACK. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20190, AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 21000.*AK

02/18/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/15/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

OUR 2006 EDDIE BAUER V-8 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS APPROX 6K MILES ON IT AND SINCE THE VERY FIRST DAY THERE HAS BEEN A HESITATION WHEN SHIFTING. FROM PARK TO REVERSE AND FROM REVERSE INTO DRIVE. THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT LAG TIME FROM ENGAGING THE TRANSMISSION TO MOVEMENT AND IS USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH A RATHER LARGE "CLUNK". THIS IS OUT 4TH EXPLORER AND ENJOY THE STYLING BUT AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS OBVIOUS ENGINEERING FLAW. IT APPEARS FORD IS AWARE OF IT BUT HAS NO "FIX". *JB

02/09/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/09/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER, V8 6 SPEED. IT HAS BEEN TO THE DEALER THREE TIMES FOR A FIX ON THE TRANSMISSION. WHEN DOWNSHIFTING BETWEEN 2ND AND 1ST, THE VEHICLE LURCHES FORWARD OR THERE IS A VERY LARGE SHIFT IN MOMENTUM THAT PUSHES THE CAR FORWARD WHILE STOPPING OR OCCASIONALLY AFTER STOPPED. THIS ACTUALLY PUSHED MY CAR FORWARD INTO AN ICY INTERSECTION. FORD IS AWARE OF THE ISSUE, BUT HAS FAILED TO COME UP WITH A FIX. MY VEHICLE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH THE PROBLEM, AND THIS ONLY COMPOUNDS TRANSMISSION ISSUES AND VIBRATION I HAD ON MY LAST TWO (2003 AND 2004) EXPLORERS. I LOVE THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE, BUT WILL LIKELY NOT PURCHASE ANOTHER EXPLORER....TOO MANY VIBRATIONS AND TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS. *JB

02/07/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 02/01/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74856U******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER V-8 PROBLEMS WITH TRANSMISSION 3-4 MONTHS INTO OWNERSHIP. THE VEHICLE WILL JUMP INTO GEAR AND WILL LUNGE FORWARD. THIS HAPPENS FREQUENTLY WHEN COMING TO A STOP. ALSO, WHEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE IT SOMETIMES HESITATES WHEN SHIFTING INTO GEARS AND WILL "CLUNK" INTO GEAR. LAST WEEK I WAS TAKING MY DAUGHTER AND HER FRIEND TO GIRL SCOUTS AND I PULLED INTO TRAFFIC AND ATTEMPTED TO ACCELERATE AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT IN ORDER TO GAIN SPEED. THE VEHICLE COMING IN MY DIRECTION HAD TO SLAM ON HIS BREAKS TO AVOID HITTING OUR VEHICLE. I HAVE HAD THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP 5 TIMES FOR THIS PROBLEM. THEY HAVE RE PROGRAMMED THE COMPUTER, REPLACED THE SOLENOID PACK, CLEANED THE VALVE BODY, AND HAVE CLEARED THE MEMORY IN THE PCM NUMEROUS TIMES. STILL NO FIX.... THE DELAYED AND HARSH SHIFTING IS DANGEROUS AND SOMEONE IS GOING TO GET SERIOUSLY HURT AS A RESULT OF IT HAPPENING. *NM

02/07/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/21/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65856U******
Summary

I PURCHASED A BRAND NEW 2006 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED WITH THE NEW 6-GEAR 8 CYLINDER ENGINE. DURING DOWNSHIFT TO A STOP, THE TRUCK WOULD LITERALLY LURCH FORWARD AS THE ENGINE JERKED INTO THE PROPER GEAR. AFTER REPEATED VISITS (IN EXCESS OF 5) TO THE DEALERSHIP, AND REPLACEMENTS OF VALVES AND A WHOLE NEW TRANSMISSION, THE PROBLEM IS NOT AS EVIDENT, BUT CONTINUES NONETHELESS. NEW PROBLEMS HAVE ALSO DEVELOPED, SUCH AS "JERKING" MOVEMENTS ON TAKE OFF (AS IF I WERE PRESSING AND RELEASING THE GAS), DELAYED RESPONSE WHEN PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR ON TAKE OFF, AS WELL AS AN ENGINE "ROAR" ON ACCELERATION NOT TYPICAL OF AN ENGINE FAN ; NONE OF THESE ISSUES WERE CORRECTED WHEN BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE DEALER'S SERVICE DEPARTMENT (ERNIE HAIRE FORD). I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING A FORUM ON EDMUNDS.COM WHERE OTHER CONSUMERS ARE HAVING THE EXACT SAME ISSUES; THE "COMPUTER" WAS SIMPLY REPROGRAMMED AND EXPECTED TO "FIX" THE PROBLEM WITH NO FURTHER OPTIONS AVAILABLE, SINCE AN ATTEMPT TO "LEMON LAW" THE VEHICLE WOULD RESULT IN "A LOT OF LAWYERS AND LITIGATION AND PAPERWORK," AS EXPRESSED BY THE SERVICE MANAGER AT ERNIE HAIRE, AND WOULD "PROBABLY WIND UP BEING A WASTE OF MY TIME AND MONEY IF THE COMPANY COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE VEHICLE DURING THE PROCESS". I DID NOT HAVE THESE MECHANICAL ISSUES WITH MY '97 EXPLORER. *NM

01/12/2007
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 01/06/2007
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75846Z******
Summary

TL* - THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING ON THREE DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AT 25 - 30 MPH, SHE ENGAGED THE BRAKES AND THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP IMMEDIATELY AND COULD CAUSE A COLLISION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THIS DOES NOT OCCUR OFTEN; HOWEVER IT HAS HAPPENED ON AT LEAST THREE OCCASIONS SINCE DECEMBER 5, 2006 ALL RESULTING IN AN UNSUCCESSFUL REPAIR. THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE IS CURRENTLY AT THE DEALER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALER HAS CHANGED THE BRAKE BOOSTER AND THE INCIDENT CONTINUES TO OCCUR. THE INCIDENT ALSO OCCURRED WHEN THE SERVICE MANAGER DROVE THE VEHICLE; HOWEVER, IT DIDN'T OCCUR DURING DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. *NM

01/05/2007
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMZU73K74U******
Summary

WE HAVE A 2004 FORD EXPLORER THAT IS STILL UNDER WARRANTY WITH AN UNRESOLVED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION/ACCELERATOR PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS A DELAYED ENGAGEMENT WHEN THE VEHICLE SHIFTS FROM A LOW TO A HIGHER GEAR, AND EVEN MORE DELAY AND AGGRESSIVE SHIFT FROM PARK TO REVERSE. THE SHIFTING INTO REVERSE IS SO PRONOUNCED THAT IT DELAYS, THEN BANGS INTO REVERSE, AND SUDDENLY LUNGES BACKWARD. THIS IS A DANGEROUS CONDITION AND COULD EASILY RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE OR EVEN INJURY TO OTHERS. *NM

12/11/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75836Z******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER. HAS BEEN TO THE SHOP THREE TIMES FOR TRANSMISSION TROUBLE. TOOK THE MECHANIC FOR A RIDE TO BE SURE HE FELT THE PROBLEM. HE AGREED THAT THERE WAS DEFINITELY A PROBLEM WITH THE SHIFTING. THE CAR JUMPS INTO 2ND GEAR CAUSING THE CAR TO LURCH FORWARD. REPROGRAMMED THE COMPUTER CAR WAS BETTER FOR TWO DAYS THEN IT RESUMED ITS PROBLEM AGAIN. FORD DEALER HAD CAR FOR TWO WEEKS THIS TIME AGAIN SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND A PROBLEM. PAID 40,000 + FOR THIS CAR. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. *JB

11/30/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 10/01/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU748X6U******
Summary

I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER THAT HAS A SEVERE ACCELERATION HESITATION PROBLEM. I'VE TAKEN TO DEALERS AND THEY ARE UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. I BELIEVE IT'S A DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN AND I WOULD LIKE FORD TO BE MORE RESPONSIBLE IN FIXING THE PROBLEMS AS IT NOW APPEARS MANY VEHICLES OF SAME MAKE ARE EXPERIENCING SAME PROBLEM. THIS HAS BEEN A CONTINUOUS ISSUE SINCE I PURCHASED THE NEW EXPLORER IN FALL OF 2005. NM

11/27/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 11/21/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65816U******
Summary

OUR 2006 4.6, V8 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION EXPLORER HAS BEEN IN FIVE TIME FOR REPAIRS TO THE TRANSMISSION STARTING AT JUST OVER 900 MILE TO NOW WITH 2400 MILES. WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SERIOUS SHIFTING PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION. THESE HAVE RANGED FROM DELAYED 1-2 AND OR 2-3 SHIFT, HIGH REV, DELAYED SHIFT WITH HARD DOWN SHIFT AND SEVERE JERKING. THIS RESULTED IN THREE DAYS OF BACK PAIN. THEY HAVE REPROGRAMMED THE TRANSMISSION, REPLACED THE VALVE ASSEMBLY AND THE COMPLETE TRANSMISSION AND WE ARE STILL HAVING PROBLEMS. *JB

11/26/2006
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 11/25/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE HEAD REST ON THE REAR SEATS OF THE 2006 FOR EXPLORER POSE A SERIOUS VISION OBSTRUCTION. YOU CANNOT SEE WHEN BACKING UP OR CHANGING LANES. IF YOU HAVE A CAR SEAT IN THE BACK SEAT YOU CANNOT LET THE HEAD REST DOWN. YOU ALSO CANNOT MOVE THE HEAD REST UP OR DOWN, ONLY TILT THE HEAD REST FORWARD. *JB

11/26/2006
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 11/25/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

ALWAYS- THROTTLE HESITATION AT STOP TO ACCELERATE. THERE IS A MOMENTARY HESITATION WHICH IS DANGEROUS IN STARTING OUT. IF THE SUV WERE TO KILL DUE TO THE STALL, THERE COULD EASILY BE AN ACCIDENT. I'M CONTACTING MY DEALER IMMEDIATELY. I SHOULD HAVE DONE IT SOONER. THIS IS A PROBLEM.

11/04/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 11/03/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75816Z******
Summary

ENGINE HESITATES/STUMBLES WHEN PULLING OUT FROM STOP POSITION OR INTO TRAFFIC. FORD MOTOR SAYS THEY CANNOT FIX PROBLEM. SUV IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE DUE TO THIS CONDITION. IT IS ALMOST A YEAR OLD(2006) AND HAS 2535 MILES ON IT. FORD WILL NOT RETURN MY CALLS AND HAVE HAD IT TO DEALER AT LEAST 6 TIMES WITH PROBLEM. *JB

10/25/2006
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 10/10/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

UNDER THE FRONT DRIVER AND PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS SURFACE RUST ON THE METAL FRAME AND COMPONENTS. RUST IS NOT LIKELY SERIOUS, BUT CAN STAIN ANYTHING IT TOUCHES, AND MAY PROGRESS TO MORE SERIOUS RUST, CAUSING PARTS TO BREAK DOWN, OR MALFUNCTION. DEALER I BOUGHT VEHICLE FROM CALLED FORD SERVICE CENTER, AND FORD IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM, AND AS THEY DEEM IT "NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR" IT IS NOT COVERED BY ANY SORT OF WARRANTY. NORMAL WEAR AND TEAR??? RUST INSIDE A NEW VEHICLE??? CHECKED OTHER EXPLORERS ON THE LOT AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. *NM

10/15/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/14/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

AT SHARP TURNS EITHER TO THE LEFT OF THE THE RIGHT, THE AUTO 4X4 ENAGAGES AND YOU FEEL A LARGE SHUTTER. I WAS FIXED BY THE DEALER(THEY REPROGRAMED THE 4X4 PERMITERS) 4 MONTHS LATER IF HAS CAME BACK. NOTHING HAS SEEMED TO FIX IT, MANY SIMILAR SITUATIONS LIKE MINE ON THE INTERNET

10/12/2006
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 10/09/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

THE HEADREST ON THE REAR SEATS OF THE 2006 FOR EXPLORER POSE A SERIOUS VISION OBSTRUCTION. YOU CANNOT SEE OUT OF THE SIDE OF THE VEHICLE FOR PASSING OR CHANGING LANES. IF YOU HAVE A CAR SEAT IN THE BACK SEAT YOU CANNOT LET THE HEADREST DOWN. YOU ALSO CANNOT MOVE THE HEADREST UP OR DOWN, ONLY TILT THE HEADREST FORWARD. *NM

10/12/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/01/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

HARD DOWNSHIFT TO 1ST GEAR. NO NOISE BUT AFTER STOPPING TRANSMISSION SLAMS INTO 1ST CAUSING SEVER JERKING AND IT WILL JUMP FORWARD. THERE IS A TSB BUT NO FIX FOR IT TERRIBLE FOR A 40000.00 VEHICLE. *JB

10/04/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 10/02/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73846U******
Summary

I FEEL MY 2006 4.6,V8, XLT EXPLORER IS UNSAFE BECAUSE OF THE TRANSMISSION HESITATION WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STOP. YOU TRY TO JUDGE DISTANCE TO PULL OUT ON A STREET AND WHEN YOU STEP ON THE GAS IT DOESN'T GO! IT HAS A PAUSE AND THEN GOES. THE DEALER HAS 'RECALIBRATED' THE COMPUTER AND TRANSMISSION RESPONSE THREE TIMES NOW! THE DATE INCLUDED IS THE LAST TIME IT WAS DONE. *JB

09/17/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/15/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: AFMEU74816U******
Summary

THIS IS A NEW 2006 V8 6 SPEED FORD EXPLORER WHICH HAS HAD SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH THE TRANSMISSION SINCE I PURCHASED IT ON DEC 10, 2005. I HAVE TAKEN IT TO THE ORIGINAL DEALER SHEEHY FORD OF GAITHERSBURG MD FIVE TIMES AND THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM. THIS PAST FRIDAY AT AN INTERSECTION I STEPPED ON THE ACCELERATOR AND THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT MOVE SO I PRESSED HARDER AND IT WAS IF IT SKIPPED A GEAR AND THEN THE CAR JERKED FORWARD AT A HIGHER THEN NORMAL SPEED AND I ALMOST LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. *JB

09/16/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC,POWER TRAIN,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 06/11/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E46U******
Summary

I OWN A 2006 EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER WITH 3000 MILES ON IT. HERE IS THE PROBLEM, JUST BEFORE COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP AT STOP LIGHT, STOP SIGN OR WHATEVER, THE ENGINE REVS TO 1200-1500 RPMS FOR JUST A BRIEF SECOND. I AM NOT GIVING THE CAR ANY GAS TO INDUCE THIS OCCURRENCE. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THE CAR IS DOING THIS AND NEITHER DOES MY LOCAL DEALER. THE SERVICE MANAGER ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE CAR IS IN FACT DOING WHAT I DESCRIBED ABOVE, BUT COULD NOT OFFER A FIX. I TESTED ANOTHER 2006 V6 EXPLORER WITH 3 MILES ON IT, TO MINE AND THE SERVICE MANAGER SURPRISE; IT DID THE EXACT SAME THING AS MY TRUCK. THE SERVICE MANAGER SAID HE WOULD LOOK INTO THE SITUATION AND CALL SOME OF HIS ENGINEER BUDDIES TO SEE IF THEY COULD GIVE HIM ANY INFORMATION. I NEVER HEARD BACK FROM HIM. I AM ALSO BEGINNING TO NOTICE THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE TO BREAK HARDER TO GET THE TRUCK TO COME TO A COMPLETE STOP. THIS CAN NOT BE NORMAL, YET MY FORD DEALER IS INSINUATING NOTHING IS ACTUALLY WRONG WITH THE CAR. LONGER THAN NECESSARY STOPPING DISTANCES AND WILL LEAD TO UNNECESSARY COLLISIONS. BECAUSE THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY WILL NOT ADMIT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH 2006 V6 EXPLORERS MY DEALER WILL PROBABLY DO NOTHING TO REMEDY THE SITUATION. I COMPLAINED TO FORD MOTOR COMPANY AND NEVER EVEN RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION THAT THEY RECEIVED MY EMAIL. I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A RECALL SITUATION. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, ALL 2006 V6 EXPLORERS EXHIBIT THIS PROBLEM OF SUDDEN ACCELERATION, ADMITTEDLY NOT BY ANY STRETCH A POWERFUL SUDDEN ACCELERATION BUT STILL IT IS A SUDDEN ACCELERATION. I AM CONFIDENT IN MY ASSESSMENT BECAUSE I HAVE PERSONALLY DRIVEN 2 EXPLORERS AND DIFFERENT SERVICE REP CLAIMED HE DROVE YET ANOTHER 06 EXPLORER THAT DID EXACTLY THE SAME THING. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IF FORD HAS A DESIGN FLAW IN ONE OF THERE CARS THEY SHOULD DESIGN A FIX FOR THE PROBLEM AND THEN REPAIR THE AFFECTED CARS. *NM

09/16/2006
Components: TIRES,SEATS
Incident Date: 09/05/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E56Z******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED DRIVER SEAT WOULD NOT RETAIN MEMORY ON #2 SETTING. WHEN EXITING THE VEHICLE THE SEAT WONT GLIDE BACK UNTIL THE #2 BUTTON IS PUSHED. TIRE PRESSURE LIGHT ILLUMINATED. *KB THE DEALER HAD TO REPROGRAM THE SEAT MEMORY MODULE AND REPROGRAM BOTH REMOTES. THE DEALER RESET THE TIRE PRESSURE SENSORS. *NM

09/11/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 06/08/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Summary

PROBLEM WITH SHIFTING GEARS FROM PARK, CAN TAKE UP TO ONE MINUTE IN CASES. THIS HAPPENS ON A DAILY BASIS. I TOOK VEHICLE TO AL LONG FORD, THEY KEPT MY CAR FOR THREE WEEKS WORKING ON THE PROBLEM. AFTER I GOT MY CAR BACK, THE SAME PROBLEM EXISTED. *JB

09/11/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 09/05/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65866Z******
Summary

THIS TRANSMISSION EXHIBITS A HARD SHIFT AT NEAR 0 MPH WHEN PRESSING THE BRAKES TO SLOW TO A STOP, TO THE POINT THAT THE VEHICLE LURCHES FORWARD APPROXIMATELY ONE FOOT AND COULD IF YOU ARE NOT HARD ON THE BRAKE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF STRIKING CLOSE OBJECTS, OTHER VEHICLES OR PERSONS. THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM THAT IS UNPREDICTABLE, REPEATABLE AND VERY FRIGHTENING. FORDS RESPONSE IS THAT THEY DO NOT RECOGNIZE THIS AS A PROBLEM AND HAVE NO FIX FOR THESE SYMPTOMS. THIS PROBLEM DID NOT EXIST UNTIL THE VEHICLE HAD APPROXIMATELY 4000 MILES AND IT HAS BECOME WORSE WITH TIME. *JB

08/28/2006
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 12/01/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU65E56Z******
Summary

2006 FORD EXPLORER LTD. MEMORY SEAT NOT WORKING PROPERLY. *KB THE CONSUMER STATED THE SEAT WOULD PLACE HIM UP AGAINST THE STEERING WHEEL, OTHER TIMES IT WOULD ONLY MOVE FORWARD A FEW INCHES AND OTHER TIMES AFTER REMOVING THE KEY AND TRYING MORE THAN ONCE THE SEAT WOULD FUNCTION PROPERLY. *JB

08/26/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 08/08/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75816Z******
Summary

SUV HESITATES WHEN ACCELERATING. DEALER SAYS CAN'T BE REPAIRED. 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH 1909 MILES. SENT E-MAIL TO YOU ON 08/05/06 CONFIRMATION #10164629 AS OF THIS DATE NO REPLY FROM YOU. *JB

08/23/2006
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/08/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU7588UA******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED AFTER SMELLING GASOLINE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE, THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER. THE DEALERSHIP DETERMINED THERE WAS A FUEL RAIL LEAK CAUSING GASOLINE TO SPILL OUT ONTO THE ENGINE.

08/14/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 07/03/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E36U******
Summary

NEW 2006 FORD EXPLORE VIBRATION AT 45 & 60 MPH SHAKES SUV. DURING TEST DRIVE DEALER THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS A FLAT SPOT ON A TIRE FROM SITTING ON THE LOT. AFTER DRIVING THE SUV FOR SEVERAL DAYS THE VIBRATION CONTINUED. RETURNED TO DEALER FOR CORRECTION. SUV RECEIVED NEW DRIVE SHAFT, AND TWO REAR 1/2 SHAFTS. PROBLEM SILL EXIST. AFTER TESTING COUPLE OTHER EXPLORER ON LOT WAS DETERMINED THAT THEY ALL HAD THIS SAME VIBRATION. FORD IS AWARE OF THE PROBLEM BUT DESCRIBES IT AT NORMAL. I HATE TO TELL THEM THAT THIS IS NOT NORMAL. THE SUV HAS PROBLEMS WITH THIS VIBRATION AND IF YOU LET OFF THE GAS THEN REAPPLY AS IF YOU HAD TO BREAK QUICK THEN ACCELERATE THE SUV STRUGGLES TO REGAIN POWER AND HAS A MORE SEVER VIBRATION. IF I HAD KNOW THAT THIS WAS TYPICAL WITH THIS UNIT I WOULD NOT HAVE PURCHASED IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS A FLAT SPOT ON THE TIRE AS THE SALESMAN THOUGHT. A VERY CONCERNED AND UNHAPPY FORD CUSTOMER. *NM

08/06/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING,VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 08/02/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75816Z******
Summary

VEHICLE HAS 1978 MILES, 2006 FORD EXPLORER, HAS MAJOR HESITATION IN THROTTLE, AFTER 3 TRIPS TO DEALER, THEY SAY VEHICLE CANNOT BE REPAIRED". THIS SUV IS UNSAFE TO DRIVE DUE TO THE HESITATION IN THE THROTTLE, CANNOT PULL INTO TRAFFIC, FROM STOP SIGN, OR FROM STOPPED POSITION. *JB

08/03/2006
Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Incident Date: 07/20/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E46U******
Summary

I WAS ON VACATION IN SMOKY MOUNTAINS IN GATLINBURG, TN AND WENT TO A PICNIC AREA WITHIN THE PARK. I HAD TO MAKE A 45-DEGREE TURN TO GET INTO THE PARKING SPACE, SO AT THAT ANGLE ONE WOULD ALMOST HAVE TO STOP. I GOT INTO THE PARKING SPACE FINE, GOT STRAIGHTENED UP FINE, HAD MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, THEN MY CAR ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN, RPMS REVVING FASTER AND FASTER. MY COUSIN TOLD ME TO PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE, AND I TOLD HER I WAS BUT IT JUST KEPT REVVING. MY FORD EXPLORER STOPPED AFTER PLOWING OUT OF THE GROUND A METAL CHARCOAL GRILL SET IN AT LEAST 1 FOOT OF CONCRETE, A PICNIC TABLE, AND A CONCRETE PARKING BARRIER. MY FRONT SEAT PASSENGER AND I HAD TO CRAWL OUT THE BACK OF THE EXPLORER, AND THE BACK SEAT PASSENGER GOT OUT HER DOOR ON A MAN'S SHOULDERS. I STILL DO NOT HAVE MY EXPLORER BACK, SO I DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO CORRECT IT YET. *JB

07/17/2006
Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Incident Date: 06/24/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E06Z******
Summary

1. DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD, PREPARING TO MAKE A LEFT-HAND TURN 2. WHEN TRYING TO SLOW FOR A LEFT TURN, THE CAR BARELY SLOWED DOWN AND I COULD NOT GET IT TO SLOW DOWN ENOUGH TO MAKE THE TURN. I WENT BEYOND THE TURN AND HAD TO BACK UP. DURING MY ATTEMPT TO SLOW THE CAR DOWN, IT MADE A NOISE LIKE A LOUD FAN OR A RACING ENGINE. THIS HAPPENED ON DRY PAVEMENT WITH NO STONES. 3. I TOOK IT TO A DEALER TO HAVE THE PROBLEM FIXED BUT THEY COULDN'T GET IT TO REACT LIKE IT DID FOR ME AND THEIR COMPUTER COULDN'T FIND A PROBLEM. I MADE THEM PUT ON THE REPAIR PAPER THAT THEY LOOKED AT BOTH A BRAKING PROBLEM AND AN ENGINE PROBLEM AND FOUND NO DEFECTS. I THEN LEFT THE DEALERSHIP, DROVE DOWN THE ROAD, HAD THE CAR WASHED AND THEN STARTED FOR HOME ONLY TO HAVE THE EXACT SAME STOPPING PROBLEM AS I DESCRIBED ABOVE. I MADE THEM TAKE IT BACK AND THEY HAVE HAD IT FOR GOING ON 4 WEEKS AND STILL CAN'T FIND ANY PROBLEM. EVERYONE IN THE PLACE, SERVICE MANAGER, MECHANIC AND ANOTHER SERVICE PERSON, HAVE DRIVEN THE CAR WITH NO RESULTS. THEY HAD ME DRIVE WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER AFTER TAKING IT BACK THE SECOND TIME AND HE PUT THE CAR INTO A SLIDE ON GRAVEL TO HAVE ME EXPERIENCE THE ABS IN ACTION TO SEE IF THAT WAS WHAT I EXPERIENCED, BUT IT WASN'T THE SAME. IT DID NOT MAKE THE NOISE THAT I EXPERIENCED EACH TIME IT FAILED TO STOP. WE ARE NOT GETTING ANY SATISFACTION FROM THE DEALER. THE CAR ONLY HAD APPROXIMATELY 3,700 MILES WHEN THEY FIRST GOT IT. IF I EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM IN TRAFFIC, I WOULD CERTAINLY HIT A CAR IN FRONT OF ME BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW MUCH PRESSURE I APPLY TO THE BRAKES, IT WON'T STOP IN A TIMELY MANNER. ONCE I HAVE TAKEN MY FOOT OFF THE BRAKE, IT WILL WORK AGAIN, PROPERLY. I FEEL LIKE THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM AND SO FAR THERE HAS BEEN NO SOLUTION GIVEN TO ME. THEY JUST KEEP TELLING ME THAT IT ISN'T DOING ANYTHING WHEN THEY DRIVE IT. *JB

07/15/2006
Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Incident Date: 06/05/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU62E66U******
Summary

PURCHASED A 2006 FORD EXPLORER ON 5/6/06 AND TOOK A ROAD TRIP TO ALABAMA AND ON THE WAY BACK AROUND OCALA,FL, WE STARTED SMELLING GAS SMELL AS WE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND WALKED AROUND IT. WE WERE ALWAYS STOPPED AT CONVENIENT STORES, WHICH HAVE GAS PUMPS AND DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT. WE DID LOOK UNDER VEHICLE AND DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING. WE KEPT DRIVING SOUTH TO COME HOME AND AROUND TAMPA,FL.. THE SMELL GOT A LITTLE MORE STRONG. LUCKILY WE MADE IT HOME W/OUT BLOWING UP. ONCE WE PULLED IN OUR DRIVEWAY, THE SMELL WAS REALLY BAD. MY HUSBAND GOT HIS FLASHLIGHT AND LOOKED UNDER THE VEHICLE AND GAS WAS DRIPPING OUT PRETTY STEADY. IT WAS MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY AND WE NEW THAT THE FORD DEALERSHIP WAS CLOSED AT THAT TIME, SO WE WENT TO BED AND FIRST THING MONDAY MORNING, WE CALLED THE DEALERSHIP AND THEN THE TOWING TRUCK. THEY TOLD US TO GET FIRE DEPT OUT HERE TO DRAIN GAS . THE FIRE DEPT CAME AND USED PUTTY TO STOP LEAK SO WE COULD HAVE TRUCK TOWED. WE HAD TRUCK TOWED TO THE FORD DEALERSHIP TO BE FIXED AND ONCE THEY LOOKED AT IT, WE WERE TOLD THAT IT WAS OUR FAULT AND THEY WOULD NOT COVER UNDER WARRANTY. THEY SAID WE RAN OVER SOMETHING. WE WOULD HAVE KNOWN IF WE RAN OVER SOMETHING AND IF WE HIT ROCKS OR PEBBLES WHILE GOING DOWN INTERSTATE AND IT CAUSED THAT, THEN FORD HAS SOME SERIOUS FUEL TANK ISSUES. WE ENDED UP TURNING OVER TO OUR INSURANCE CO AND PAID TO GET TRUCK FIXED, WHICH IS FINE. WHEN OUR INSURANCE ADJUSTER LOOKED AT TRUCKS FUEL TANK, HE MADE US AWARE THAT THERE WAS NEVER A SKID PLATE PUT ON TO PROTECT FUEL TANK. PER DEALERSHIP, THIS IS OPTIONAL AND WE WERE NEVER TOLD ABOUT IT. SUPPOSEDLY, THE FUEL TANKS ARE BUILT NOW WHERE THEY DO NOT REQUIRE A SKID PLATE UNLESS IT IS A FOUR WHEEL DRIVE. MY FAMILIES SAFETY WAS PUT AT RISK AND NOBODY AT FORD THAT WE TALKED TO SEEMED TO CARE AND I THINK THIS SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED A LITTLE FURTHER, WHICH IS WHY I AM WRITING THIS AND LETTING YOU ALL KNOW. *JB

07/02/2006
Components: POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/17/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU63E46U******
Summary

WHEN TRYING TO MOVE THE GEAR SHIFT FROM PARK TO ANY GEAR AFTER BEING PARKED FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME; THE GEAR SHIFT SAFETY LEVER WILL NOT ENGAGE ALLOWING ME TO CHANGE GEARS. *NM

06/07/2006
Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Incident Date: 05/20/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU75806Z******
Summary

NEW FORD EXPLORER STALLS IN TRAFFIC WHICH IS DANGEROUS, DEALER HAS FOUND NOTHING WRONG AT THIS TIME, BUT HAS NOW HAD THE VEHICLE FOR APPROX. 10 DAYS. THE DEALER HAD THE VEHICLE 2 DAYS THE FIRST TIME AND FOUND NOTHING WRONG. *NM

04/23/2006
Components: SEATS
Incident Date: 04/20/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMYU24E5XU******
Summary

(1) DRIVER'S SEAT BACK LATCH BROKEN (2) COULD NOT ENTER, OR EXIT FROM, BACK SEAT ON DRIVER'S SIDE (3) NOT REPAIRED AS YET. *NM

04/11/2006
Components: STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 03/13/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73876U******
Summary

FUEL LEVEL AND ENGINE TEMPERATURE GAUGES ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO READ IN DAYLIGHT, REQUIRING A DRIVER TO TAKE HIS/HER EYES FROM THE ROAD FOR AN EXCESSIVE PERIOD OF TIME. THIS CREATES A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION WHILE DRIVING A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. *JB

04/11/2006
Components: VISIBILITY,STRUCTURE
Incident Date: 04/11/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU74E26U******
Summary

DT*: THE CONTACT STATED THERE IS A SEVERE WINDSHIELD GLARE COMING FROM THE DASHBOARD. THE DEALER INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND DETERMINED THE VEHICLE FUNCTIONS PROPERLY. UPDATED 5/10/2006 - THE DASHBOARD REFLECTED ONTO THE WINDSHIELD AND COVERED ABOUT 70% OF THE WINDSHIELD. *NM

02/14/2006
Components: PARKING BRAKE,POWER TRAIN
Incident Date: 01/30/2006
Crash: Yes
Fire: No
Summary

UPON RELEASING THE EMERGENCY BRAKE THE CAR ROLLED DOWN THE HILL AND OVER MY LEGS. *JB

02/06/2006
Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,EQUIPMENT
Incident Date: 02/05/2006
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73EX6U******
Summary

ON 12/10/05, I PURCHASED A NEW 2006 FORD EXPLORER. YESTERDAY, FOR THE FIFTH TIME, THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO START. I BROUGHT IT IN TO FORD ON 01/11/06, THEY REPLACED THE BATTERY AND TOLD ME IT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN. IT HAPPENED AGAIN LAST NIGHT. *JB

12/19/2005
Components: STEERING
Incident Date: 12/09/2005
Crash: No
Fire: No
Vehicle Identification Number: 1FMEU73E16Z******
Summary

MY FORD EXPLORER XLT 2006 HAD A DELAYED DELIVERY DATE TO ME FOR 2 DAYS DUE TO A "BAD CLUSTER" ON START UP. THE TRUCK WAS REPAIRED AND I PICKED IT UP ON NOVEMBER 1, 2005. THIS VEHICLE IS LEASED. THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS WHICH I HAD REPAIRED ON DECEMBER 8, 2005. ON DECEMBER 9, 2005 WHILE I WAS DRIVING WITH MY TWO YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE TRUCK I PULLED OUT OF A PARALLEL PARKING SPACE AND THE STEERING WHEEL BEGAN TO FEEL VERY TIGHT AND IT WAS GRINDING WHEN STEERING SLIGHTLY LEFT OR RIGHT OF THE CENTER AND THEN IT WOULD FREE UP AGAIN MAKING THE TRUCK EASY TO OVERSTEER. AS I DROVE THE TIGHTNESS WOULD GO AWAY UNTIL I SLOWED DOWN AND THEN IT WOULD GET TIGHT AGAIN. ALSO THE GRINDING ON TURNS EITHER LEFT OR RIGHT REMAINED. I GOT TO A SAFE PLACE AND CALLED MY PURCHASING DEALER BURNS FORD 359 WEST JERICHO TPKE, HUNTINGTON, NY 11743. THEY ADVISED ME NOT TO DRIVE THE TRUCK AND CALL FORD ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. I DID AND THEY TOWED THE TRUCK TO BURNS FORD. THEY CALLED ME LATER IN THE DAY TO TELL ME THAT FORD ADVISED THEM THAT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE TRUCK AND PARTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE 1ST QUARTER OF 2006. THE FOLLOWING IS THE NOTICE: 18962 2006 EXPLORER 4DR /MERCURY MOUNTAINEER-INTERMEDIATE (1) SHAFT POP/CLUNK NOISE. SOME 2006 EXPLORER 4DR AND MOUNTAINEER VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CREAK/POP HEARD AND FELT THROUGH THE STEERING WHEEL, USUALLY NOTICED AT STATIONARY OF LOW-SPEED TURNS WHILE ACCELERATING AND BRAKING. IF DIAGNOSIS FINDS THAT THIS MAY BE DUE TO INTERMEDIATE SHAFT HAVING STICK-SLIP CONDITION, DO NOT REPLACE THE 1 SHAFT AT THIS TIME. THIS IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION BY ENGINEERING. A REVISED COMPONENT IS DUE FIRST QUARTER 2006. MONITOR OASIS FOR UPDATES. EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/1/2005. RIGHT NOW MY TRUCK IS STILL AT THE DEALER. I DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE DRIVING IT AND I NEED TO RENT A CAR. PLEASE ADVISE THANK YOU, LAURA MASIAKOS. *NM *AK

4 Recalls

for 2006 FORD EXPLORER
09/11/2005
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 05V520000
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
AFTER A PERIOD OF CONTINUOUS USE ON THE HIGH SPEED SETTING, LACK OF GREASE ON THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR MAY CAUSE THE GEAR TO DISTORT OR FRACTURE DURING OPERATION RESULTING IN A LOSS OF WIPER FUNCTION. INOPERATIVE WIPERS UNDER INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE A CRASH DUE TO IMPAIRED VISIBILITY.
Campaign Number: 05V520000
Manufacture: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Components: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Summary

ON CERTAIN TRUCKS, PASSENGER CARS AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITHOUT GREASE BEING APPLIED TO THE OUTPUT SHAFT GEAR.

Notes

FORD RECALL NO. 05S40. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

24/05/2006
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 06E049000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Campaign Number: 06E049000
Manufacture: CK MOTORSPORT, INC.
Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary

CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Notes

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS." CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

11/12/2007
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 07E104000
VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
IN THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH, THE OCCUPANT(S) MAY BE SERIOUSLY INJURED BY SHATTERED GLASS.
Campaign Number: 07E104000
Manufacture: SAFELITE FULFILLMENT, INC.
Components: VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR
Summary

CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS LTD AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., IDENTIFIED AS DOT-430, AND SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN VEHICLES MAY NOT BREAK INTO SMALL PIECES AS EXPECTED OF TEMPERED GLASS AND FAILS TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 205, "GLAZING MATERIALS."

Notes

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO CERTAIN CURVED TEMPERED REPLACEMENT GLASS MANUFACTURED BY HANGZHOU SAFETY GLASS, LTD. (DOT-430) AND SUPPLIED TO SAFELITE BY AUTO TEMP INC., AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

03/09/2010
CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 10E043000
EQUIPMENT
AN IMPROPERLY DEPLOYED AIRBAG COULD RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.
Campaign Number: 10E043000
Manufacture: MARATHON SEAT COVERS, INC.
Components: EQUIPMENT
Summary

MARATHON IS RECALLING CERTAIN SEAT COVERS, BRAND SUPERHIDES WITH PART NUMBERS 593, 594, 578, 960, 228, 228-09, 267-08, 333, 625, AND 630, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE SEAT COVERS ARE MADE OF HEAVIER THREAD AND ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH SEATS CONTAINING SIDE AIRBAGS. THE HEAVIER SEAT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH FULL DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Notes

THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET MARATHON SEAT COVERS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON GENERAL MOTORS, FORD, CHRYSLER, TOYOTA, OR NISSAN VEHICLES. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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