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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,939 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 122016


  • 78,000 miles


ABS light stay on. I was told it was C-1095 code.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #6

Feb 262013


  • 85,000 miles
Airbag indicator light came on my vehicle. After bringing it to a dealership I was informed I need a new drivers side impact airbag and electrical harness. My vehicle has never been in an accident and I feel the manufacturer should correct this serious safety defect. Also my ABS wheel speed sensor wiring was severed by suspension parts due to placement of wiring causing loss af ABS and traction control function without any fault of mine. I feel that the SRS system as well as the ABS system are the two most important safety features and if they should fail as mine did I feel it is the manufacturers responsibility regardless of any warranty.

- Whitman, MA, USA

problem #5

Nov 132013


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while traveling 35 mph, the vehicle crashed into an unknown object and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the leg and was transported to the hospital. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure mileage was 81,000.

- Fort Washington , MD, USA

problem #4

May 302014


  • 90,900 miles


Vehicle involved in driver side impact and drivers side air bags did not deploy resulting in head injuries to driver.

- Townville, SC, USA

problem #3

Jan 272014


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that after starting the engine, the air bag sensor light illuminated. The contact indicated that the defect was intermittent. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Lexington , KY, USA

problem #2

May 012011


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the air bag warning light suddenly illuminated. The dealer was notified of the failure but did not provide any assistance to the contact. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current and failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

May 092009

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 27,676 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. While idling at a red light, the contact's vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle traveling approximately 35-40 mph. As a result, the contact crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact and her child both experienced pain in their bodies due to the crash, but was unaware if the other drivers were injured. A police report was filed. The dealer stated that they would not inspect her vehicle unless the air bag light was illuminated. The manufacturer has not been notified. The current and failure mileages were 27,676. Updated 06/11/09. Updated 06/11/09.

- Davenport, IA, USA

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