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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,568 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Ford Explorer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 282012

Explorer 8-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


I was coasting up to a stop light and began applying the brakes. The brakes did not seem to be stopping the car and I realized that the engine was running at 3000 rpms while my right foot was applying the brakes. So the acceleration occurred after applying the brakes. I was able to get the car to a stop and put it into park without hitting the car in front of me. I turned off the ignition immediately after stopping and had the car towed to the dealership. I will not have an answer from them before Monday.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 052011


  • 101,840 miles
Was approaching a red light and applied pressure to brake pedal. The brake pedal has hard and wouldn't depress. The ABS and traction control lights came on and the vehicle continued through the red light. Fortunately there was no one in front of me or any cross traffic. Releasing the brake pedal and reapplying with the ABS and traction control lights on the vehicle was finally able to stop. Carefully drove the vehicle home and had it towed to the dealer the following morning. Dealer diagnosed it as the front hubs being defective. The hub bearings were so loose that the ABS sensor and speed ring were not in close proximity to each other. Dealer replaced hubs and vehicle is now functioning properly.

- Senoia, GA, USA

problem #3

Jun 272009


  • 73,000 miles
The mastercylinder is going up on my 07 explore and it takes me 2 time the space to stop.

- Parkton, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 012007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Almost from day one I thought there was a transmission problem. Ford never informed me, so I waited until it was noticeable enough to drop it off at a Ford dealership for repair. When coming to a stop the transmission kicked as if someone had run into the back of us or the transmission would unexpectedly lunge the SUV forward as it came to a stop. The consumer stated in order for the dealership to fix the problem, they had to reprogram and replace the bad software part with a new software part. Even though the transmission was reprogrammed, the consumer was informed the problem most likely would return. The consumer also stated there was a problem with the brakes. Updated 04/07/10.

- Longs, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 222008


  • 20,000 miles
I am having problems with my brakes bleeding down it is to go in the shop in a couple of days..I have also had the surging problem as others have had. My car was taken to a local Ford dealership were they keep it for a couple of days. They did have to reset the computer and the surging has stopped and had no problems since then.

- Longview, TX, USA

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