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CarComplaints.com 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 CarComplaints.com & the NHTSA data indicate no problems whatsoever with the 2010 Ford Explorer.

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,926 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.

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2010 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 262016

Explorer

  • 81,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. While driving 30 mph entering the highway, the crankshaft pulley fractured and caused three other vehicles to be struck by the pulley. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 81,000.

- Murray, UT, USA

problem #6

Jun 202016

Explorer

  • 57,710 miles
Exhaust fumes leak inside car while driving

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #5

Mar 182016

Explorer

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. When stopped at a red light and attempting to accelerate the vehicle, the front end made an unusual noise. The contact took the vehicle to a certified mechanic who diagnosed that the valve spring fractured and needed to be replaced. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure; however, the manufacturer was willing to pay a portion of the repair and build the engine. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000.

- Hatfield, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 152012

Explorer

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the entire instrument panel illuminated. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road, where the engine was turned off failed to restart. The vehicle had to be jump started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the alternator needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Browntown Township, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 102014

Explorer 8-cyl

  • 28,773 miles
Car idles and surges while either in park or while foot on brake quite scary as you watch the RPM rise on its own wondering if the car will jet out in traffic.

- Oak Lawn, IL, USA

problem #2

Aug 222014

Explorer

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph and disengaging the accelerator pedal, there was an abnormal noise and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Suitland, MD, USA

problem #1

Jul 242014

Explorer

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the serpentine belt needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

- Constantia, NY, USA

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