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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,368 miles

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2007 Ford Explorer drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2007 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

May 012016

Explorer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2007 Ford Explorer with 94,000 miles. The transmission is slipping and grinding. I do not believe the transmission should be going bad at the low of miles.

- Mounds View, MN, USA

problem #29

Mar 152016

Explorer

  • 71,000 miles
I have a 2007 Ford Explorer with 71,000 miles. The transmission is slipping and grinding. I do not believe the transmission should be going bad at the low of miles

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #28

Oct 292012

Explorer

  • 84,681 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced trouble shifting, an abnormal noise was heard from the engine, and the vehicle would not accelerate past 30 mph. In addition, the check power train warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred twice more. The contact stated that the transmission had been previously replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 84,681.

- Dothan, AL, USA

problem #27

May 052014

Explorer

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When trying to give gas it esatates, stalls and jerks. When this started we thought it was the fuel. The car was under warranty. We got it to the dealer it had 59000 miles on it and we were 20 days over the warranty. We were told that we might need a torque converter or a new transmission for $2800 or $5400. They would not cover it under warranty. It is still doing it and we worrey that it may cause a series accident.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #26

Jun 052015

Explorer

  • 82,000 miles
Transmission started to have hard shifting, slipping between 3rd and 4th gear. Jumps very hard when put in reverse. It would slip between 3rd and fourth gear when going above 40 mph and do it only one or two times when starting to drive then operate normally until the next cold start. I see several posted complaints about this model transmission. Maybe NHTSA should recall it before someone has a bad accident due to transmission failure.

- Bloomington, IN, USA

problem #25

Nov 172015

Explorer

  • 73,700 miles
Transmission started to have hard shifting, slipping between 3rd and 4th gear. Jumps very hard when put in reverse. This problem only started three months ago. The car only had 73000 miles on it when it stared to act wrong. It would slip between 3rd and fourth gear when going above 40 mph and do it only one or two times when starting to drive then operate normally until the next cold start. Truck has mostly highway miles and just started driving city routes in the past two years. I see several posted complaints about this model transmission. Maybe NHTSA should recall it before someone has a bad accident due to transmission failure.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #24

Jan 312016

Explorer

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

We are original owners. Bought new in 2007 with ext warranty. Car with - Chicago, IL, USA

problem #23

Sep 082015

Explorer

  • 89,000 miles
Transmission started slipping as I was driving which did not allow me to accelerate into traffic as needed. I took to a Ford dealer and they indicated that I needed a new transmission at a cost of $3800.

- Hatfield, PA, USA

problem #22

Jun 062015

Explorer

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that immediately after the vehicle was started, the check engine light illuminated. The contact inspected the vehicle and that the 02 sensor was defective. The contact mentioned that in the process of replacing the 02 sensor, he noticed several bare wires. The insulation on the wires had rotted and fallen off the sensors. As a result, the wires needed to be replaced. In addition, the contact pulled down the transmission wire harness and noticed that 15 wires were affected. Also, the cooling temperature sensor had the same problem. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 140,000. Updated 11/12/15

- Granby, MA, USA

problem #21

Oct 152014

Explorer

  • 86,000 miles
I and many other people have had transmission problems with our V8 Explorer. The transmission began clucking, jerking, and slipping without reason. The problem is getting worse as time progresses. I am very upset that Ford has not announced a recall.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #20

Jan 052015

Explorer

  • 78,727 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Unable to accelerate without jerking or hesitation. Felt like truck was going to stall out. Engine light came on along with wrench light. Shifted hard. Ended up having to replace the shift solenoid pack, had the transmission serviced and re calibrated and still have issues with poor acceleration. Problem still not resolved.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #19

Mar 282014

Explorer

  • 128,590 miles
Transmission failed. Took it in to be rebuilt and it never shifted right so I took it back again and they replaced an electrical strap; still not shifting right. Took it back again to be looked at. Got it back today and when I left the shop it was ok, later in the day I ran an errand and when I got in to come home I didn't have any gears, nothing and putting it in park was very difficult. Finally got reverse after a few minutes of shifting up and down; put it in park again; after many many attempts I finally got drive but in the 2 position on the shifter. I had noticed that the shifter was really loose when I first got in but thought perhaps it was that way before but I just hadn't noticed. Got home and had to force it in to park and then tried to go in reverse or drive again and had nothing.

- Stevens Point, WI, USA

problem #18

Dec 312014

Explorer

  • 160,380 miles
When driving 30 to 35 mph 2007 Ford Explorer won't to pick up speed then a violently jerk come with acceleration and speed. Deeming the vehicle to be dangerous and harmful. This vehicle is not fit for a family or any person.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #17

Mar 092015

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle started to jerk without warning causing the vehicle not to shift into gear mode. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000.....updated 06/09/15 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired. Updated 7/16/2015

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #16

Jul 112012

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 71,001 miles
Transmission started slipping and would not accelerate.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #15

Jul 012011

Explorer

  • miles
The vehicle will not recognize that it is in park. It may take up to 10 minutes of wheel turning and gear shifting before car will recognize it is in park. Ford serve stated that they could take car apart an four it together and not solve the problem.

- Bridge City, LA, USA

problem #14

Sep 112013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The ignition switch is on the steering column. My knee touched the key in the ignition switch and the engine stopped running. All power, (steering, brakes, forward motion), were immediately lost. This has happened on numerous occasions since then. There are other issues, which all seem to be related to the ignition switch. My local dealer said there are no tech bulletins or recalls related to this issue.

- North Branch, MI, USA

problem #13

Jun 062013

Explorer

  • 93,765 miles
Tire pressure and sensor warning keeps popping on. When car is put in reverse there is a jolt that happens from time to time. Especially when parked. RPM's rile up but car seems not to be able to move. Takes about 3 tries.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #12

Mar 252014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
In 9/2013 the vehicle was taken to the dealership for a metallic sound that occurred while it was turning or coasting. Diagnosis was that the 4X4 module was commanding the transfer case to engage when not commanded. The dealership received an improperly recommended module from Ford. They ended up using a Sport Trac module. This stopped the noise but caused the traction light to come on. We were advised to replace the anti-lock brake module. In 2/2014 we replaced the anti-lock brake module. On 3/25/2014 the transmission lost reverse and first gear and needs to be replaced. Ford will not admit the wrong part was used and caused the transmission to go.

- Millville, PA, USA

problem #11

Dec 022013

Explorer

  • 100,000 miles
Vehicle started loosing coolant then developed condition where in reverse or drive it would jump like you floored it. Condition has gotten significantly worse to where car will not go into drive, but will just rev up to approx 4000 rpms.

- Iowa Park, TX, USA

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