really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,050 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2008 Ford Explorer engine problems

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2008 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032008

Explorer 6-cyl

  • miles


Front brakes has a rubbing, screaming sound, louder when turning or applying brakes, sometimes the steering wheel is hard to turn when this is happening, not for sure if the noise is coming from the front, middle or the back it is so loud, we have 4 years of the sound on tapes. Thought the tapping would help Ford Motor Company at bluebonnet find the problem, instead we were laughed at and treated rudely.the gear shift has been replaced twice by Ford and still has sticking problem, we even had the Ford Corp involved, no solution of the matter has been resolved as of today, Ford Corp office offered us a employee rate, but when speaking with a salesperson from blue bonnett Ford, we would loose the $10,000 we put down, I have a vehicle we refuse to drive long distance, in fact we rent a vehicle to go out of town, because Ford could not tell me if it is safe or unsafe, we has owner feel it is dangerous.

- Stockdale, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 062011


  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph and the vehicle suddenly stalled. No warning lights appeared on the instrumental panel prior to the stall. The vehicle was unable to restart and was towed to a independent mechanic who informed the contact that the alternator had failed. The vehicle was repaired for the alternator. The failure mileage was approximately 67,000.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 112010


  • 29,150 miles
2008 Ford Explorer accelerated out of control backwards on 1/11/10.

- Poolesville, MD, USA

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