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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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

May 212014

Explorer

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Explorer. While the vehicle was coming to a complete stop, a loud noise emitted from the rear end of the vehicle. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road, where the contact noticed that the rear driver side tire detached because two lug nuts fractured. The failure also recurred with the front passenger side tire. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the lug nuts were replaced each time. The mechanic was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Lagrange, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 122014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • miles
2008 Ford Explorer. Consumer writes in regards to lug nuts and wheel issues. The consumer stated his son was driving, when the vehicle suddenly began to shimmy uncontrollably. Upon stopping, another motorist informed him, the right rear wheel was wobbling. The consumers son noticed two of the lugs had broken off. Further inspection revealed, only one lug nut was somewhat tight and the remaining lugs were stripped.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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