Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: After a half-decade of major transmission problems, Ford seems to have solved all the major defects with the Explorer.

We are happy to say that both the & the NHTSA data indicate no problems whatsoever with the 2009 Ford Explorer.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

2009 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

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2009 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152013


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the front driver side seat independently reclined. The contact inspected the seat and noticed the bolt that detained the back of the seat fractured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Coxs Creek, KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 302011


  • miles
The front passenger head restraints push the head forward, creating stress on the neck/back and could cause injury. Seating is uncomfortable unless the seat is reclined. Which poses another risk and sight problem.

- Kiel, WI, USA

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