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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,056 miles

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2007 Ford Explorer engine problems

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2007 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #21

Sep 142016

Explorer

  • 105,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle suddenly lunged forward and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, while driving, the ignition key moved and caused the vehicle to lose power and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- North Miami, FL, USA

problem #20

Aug 032015

Explorer

  • 161,000 miles
I bought the car from a Ford dealer used 2 years ago. It was a one owner vehicle. This problem started about six months after purchase and has been continuing since and over the last 3 months has been more and more frequent. Car will suddenly display the yellow box and wrench on the status screen in dash board and if cruise is set, the cruise will turn off. It will start lunging, then stop completely. After several tries I can finally get it started. Then it will start running, stop, start and will only rev to low RPM's and move very slowly. The safety issue occurs when it completely stops running suddenly while traveling at 40-70 mph. The power steering no longer works and the power brakes are very hard to use.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #19

Nov 012007

Explorer

  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. While driving approximately 45 mph, there was a reduction in the engine power and the vehicle vibrated excessively without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on numerous occasions and remained at the dealer for two consecutive weeks each time. The eight engine coils were replaced a total of thirty times. The contact also mentioned that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic numerous times, who replaced more than one engine coil each visit with an aftermarket part. The failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Massillon, OH, USA

problem #18

Jul 292015

Explorer

  • 123,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle overheated as high temperatures were displayed across the message board. In addition, there was an increase in reading on the temperature gauge. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The vehicle was then towed to another dealer who diagnosed that the radiator, water pump and heater core needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 123,000.

- Erlanger, KY, USA

problem #17

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 #16

Apr 062015

Explorer

  • 81,457 miles
Multiple problems engine light keeps coming on with different issues all within the last 6 months. I have had to have the thermostat housing unit replaced because it cracked, the transmission serviced and re calibrated, replaced the shift solenoid pack because truck would not accelerate and shifted hard. Felt like it was going to stall out. The power steering pressure switch replaced due to power steering leak and the sway bar link repaired because it came loose. Fuel filter replaced due to engine light code indicated issues. Truck only has 81000 miles and now getting ready to take it in again because it is making a loud "clunking" noise when making only left turns. Engine light remains on even after they reset it with every repair that has been done.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #15

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 #14

Nov 252014

Explorer

  • 70,000 miles
Thermostat housing unit cracked requiring replacement of water outlet 902-860.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 112014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Engine stopped running for no reason was able to turn off of major highway on to side street. Let unit set for several minutes and was able to get restarted. Went several blocks and engine stalled again. Let set again and was able to drive home about two miles without any more problems. Next day engine stalled again, resarted and was able to return home without stalling.unit was then towed to repair shop for service where they did not find any trouble codes and were not able to get unit to repeat problem by warming engine and driving a number of times. They are at a loss for a solution other than a computer reprogram.

- Goshen, IN, USA

problem #12

Sep 082014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
I purchased my car used in 2008 with less than $10,000 miles on it. The radiator had to be sealed two years ago due to crack. It is now leaking coolant again, and the thermostat housing unit has to be replaced. After researching online, it appears that this is a common issue with the 2007 Explorer. I'm not sure why a recall has yet to be issued. Over 300 complaints online, and no recall. Something needs to be done.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #11

Sep 112013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles

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

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 #10

Jun 012011

Explorer

  • 90,000 miles
Broken head to exhaust manifold bolts - noticed exhaust fumes in passenger compartment. Tends to go away after warmup. 4.6L V-8.

- Webberville, MI, USA

problem #9

Jun 022014

Explorer

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated there was a loud revving noise inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the exhaust manifold and two studs needed to be replaced in order to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #8

Mar 312014

Explorer 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Noticed a smell from engine area. Noticed coolant was really low, added coolant and observed major leak under engine. I had to have the truck towed to the dealer. Repair notes from Ford: Inspected and found coolant leak coming from lower heater hose has fallen on right side exhaust and melted hole in side of hose - replaced heater hose and rechecked for leaks. Part replaced 1 6L2Z*18C553 hose - this part failed and cost me $481 to fix. I have seen other people post they are experiencing the same problem, but so far Ford is not repairing at no charge under recall or service bulletin and should be.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #7

Mar 312014

Explorer 8-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Noticed a smell from engine area. Noticed coolant was really low, added coolant and observed major leak under engine. I had to have the truck towed to the dealer. Repair notes from Ford: Inspected and found coolant leak coming from lower heater hose has fallen on right side exhaust and melted hole in side of hose - replaced heater hose and rechecked for leaks. Part replaced 1 6L2Z*18C553 hose - this part failed and cost me $481 to fix. I have seen other people post they are experiencing the same problem, but so far Ford is not repairing at no charge under recall or service bulletin and should be.

- Sevierville, TN, USA

problem #6

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

problem #5

Aug 092011

Explorer

  • 45,000 miles
My 2007 exp. Started loosing coolant then developed the thing with reverse that would cause it to jump and screech the tires like you floored it this is scary I've always been a loyal fan of Ford so why they don't want to own up to this one can't wrap your head around this is obvious a manufacturer's defect so stand up Ford and take care of us Ford owner's or we'll have no choice but to buy from another manufacturer's crap then you will feel the pinch in your wallet like us Ford owner's are told to feel { Ford help us keep you in business } if I did this to my customers they would no longer us my services then I'll feel the pinch get my drift [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Lewisville, UT, USA

problem #4

Aug 012013

Explorer

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the bolts rusted from the manifold. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the steel bolts were placed into an aluminum head frame. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Saint Joseph , MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 082012

Explorer

  • 110,000 miles
I bought this vehicle used through a certified Ford dealership where my father works and I had bought all my previous cars in April 2012. It only had one previous owner, no major history and was completely upgraded by the previous owner. I had it completely checked out, had the tranny flushed, twice, and all seemed okay. No warranty of any kind was available due to Ford policy... supposedly. I moved to Texas in June of 2012 and it did okay. Then one day, in September, I had my husband and children in the SUV and all of sudden it just started acting strange, wouldn't speed up, the RPM's would go crazy, the noise sounded horrible and then it just stopped moving. Luckily we were just heading out of town and not yet on the major highway. We got it moved to a service station and had to call our insurance company to tow our vehicle to a Ford dealership. We had to wait more than an hour for a ride home. We were now without a vehicle in a new state. I was told that the only fix was to replace the transmission. I put $4000 down on this vehicle, financed the rest and spent the rest of our savings to move from ne to tx. I had no extra cash to spend $4000 to fix it. I was told to let the bank take it and get another vehicle. I had to come up with $1000 down and get a lower quality vehicle and have the bank take it back. They sold it at auction for only $4000 so we still owe $13000! I had the vehicle for only 5 months and because of a Ford problem I owe $13000"!?!?! this is not right. I have been a loyal Ford girl and Ford mechanic's daughter my entire life and this is what I get"! I want to know what can be done or what Ford will do about this. I'm broke and my credit destroyed because of this. I don't like how everyone sues people but I am ready to sue! ugh!! I just want answers and results!!!!!!!

- New Braunfels, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 062013

Explorer

  • 138,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle also locked up immediately after. The vehicle was able to restart and drove as normal. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the pistons fractured and the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileages were approximately 138,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Deland, FL, USA

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