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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,282 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 012016


  • 82,000 miles


The truck swerves and maneuvers to each other side especially on the expressway. This has almost let me to numerous car accidents on the expressway its drives and slides whichever way it wants and I have no control over it.

- Blue Island, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 072015


  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. While driving at various speeds, the steering wheel was loose and shook uncontrollably. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that there was a loose nut in the steering column, which caused the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 59,000.

- Luling, LA, USA

problem #5

Apr 062015


  • 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 #4

Apr 142014


  • 80,000 miles


Vehicle interior lights would come on when the car would hit a bump. Problem would be temporary resolved by jingling the keys. At one point during this, car shut off after hitting a bump while driving. Took it in and the tumblers in the ignition needed to be replaced (as seen with the recent Chevy recalls). Replaced ignition switch and problem has not occurred since.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 072014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
Driving home after picking up daughter from school when the steering just gave out without any warning resulting in a collision with another car in the opposite lane.

- Havelock, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 092013


  • 32,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the power steering assist malfunctioned and the steering wheel became extremely hard to maneuver. The contact mentioned that no warning lamps were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 32,800.

- Orinda, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 092013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 28,720 miles
Sudden loss of power steering assist resulting in near crash this has now happened again on March 15 2013 at 55 mph and is continuing. I am no longer feeling safe to drive the car.

- Orinda, CA, USA

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