definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,400 miles

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2007 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 152010

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 92,000 miles


A/C compressor failed when vehicle was 38 months old with 92,000 highway miles. Repair cost was $1500+ and Ford couldn't explain why it had failed so soon. After only 17 months and 21,000 miles, it failed again and was replaced under the 2-year warranty on the first replacement.

- Waleska, GA, USA

problem #4

Feb 202012


  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the vehicle would stall when shifted into reverse. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the failure was located at the radiator, which was replaced. The contact stated that the failure recurred and the vehicle began to lose power abnormally while driving 55 mph. A warning light was illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was towed to to the dealer and the inspected. The dealer advised that the engine intake had several components that were found melted abnormally. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 032011


  • 42,000 miles
Leaking radiator at 42,000 miles. Very common with this model Explorer.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #2

Nov 132010

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. While the contact was driving on a bumpy road approximately 10 mph the side air bags deployed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and who performed a diagnostic test and the computer detected via black box that a crash had occurred. The vehicle was being repaired when the complaint was filed. The technicians were replacing the air bags, the lining where the air bags were located, and the black box. The approximate failure mileage was 22,000. Updated 01/19/11 the consumer stated prior the air bag deployment, the engine stalled. Updated 04/15/11

- Kingshill, VI, USA

problem #1

Apr 192008

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Well I want to know if there was any type of recall on this SUV that I was not informed of. My husband and I had just dropped off his children when the vehicle started to not want to run as if the truck was pulling back on us. Then a bad smell came in the truck and my husband parked the car to check inside the hood. As he opened the hood a flame shot out at him. I jumped out the truck and instantly that SUV was on fire. Does anyone know something about these trucks catching on fire for no reason? please let me know so that I can inform my insurance company. Thank you, natalie C.

- Pt Orange, FL, USA

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