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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,485 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.

2008 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

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2008 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 302010

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles

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

We have a 2008 eddie bauer Ford Explorer that we purchased from the dealership in 2008. Earlier this year when we went over a bump, the electronic drivers seat moved back and the interior lights turned on. It took a moment for the lights to turn off, but the seats did not move back in to place. I mentioned it to the dealership during an oil change and they couldn't replicate the problem. Now the problem is so frequent that it happens several times while driving, even on the highway. It does not matter if there are bumps or not. At night it is very dangerous because the interior light impairs your vision until your eyes adjust. I called the manufacturer who told me that since my car is out of warranty now we would have to pay to fix it, if they can isolate the problem. I believe that this problem can seriously endanger other's lives. I am lucky because I am tall, so when the seat goes back I can reach the pedals, but my wife sometimes has issues when this happens. We finally got fed up today because it happened 5 times during a 20 minute drive down the highway.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 102010

Explorer

  • 43,555 miles
Interior lights illuminate at any given time while driving at various speeds. Usually after hitting a dip in the road or going over railroad tracks then would gradually turn off.

- Shiner, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 092009

Explorer

  • 36,900 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Explorer XLT. The contact stated that the interior lights would illuminate at any given time while he was driving approximate speeds ranging from 5 to 45 mph and would gradually turn off. He took the vehicle to the dealer who could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. He contacted the manufacturer and was told that his vehicle was outside the warranty and that they could not offer any assistance. The current mileage was approximately 37,000. The failure mileage was approximately 36,900.

- Red Oak , TX, USA

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