hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,747 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Ford Explorer brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 232016


  • 98,240 miles


Brakes failed ! I was making a left turn ( about 80 angle ) into a store plaza that has a slight hill. While making the turn there was a single thump. Steering wheel locked into turning position then released, depressed the breaks as I hit the breaks the break peddle went to the floor and nothing happened made several quick attempts then brakes went to normal operation.

- Everett, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 082014


  • 77,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the electronic stability control warning light illuminated intermittently and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the wires connected to the brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

- Jamaica , NY, USA

problem #1

Jun 122012

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 85,001 miles
Vehicle check charging system light came on, shortly after the vehicle stall while in motion driving at a speed of approximately 25mph and eventually loss power, steering control and braking capabilities. Currently at the mechanic, it appears it may have been an alternator malfunction that caused the loss of power.

- Brandywine, MD, USA

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