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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,000 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.

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2009 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 042011

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


Within the first 12 months and less than 25K miles had to replace both front Firestone tires due to the inside wearing bald on my 2009 Ford Explorer. June 2011, 23 months old and with 42K miles right rear tire wearing differently than the others, came off while driving through parking lot. All 5 wheel studs had gradually broke off over a few months time. Ford Motor Company states that the maintenance of the vehicle was not maintained is the reason for this malfunction. This is a family car that is driven back and forth to work and misc driving, no towing or hot rodding, and a fairly low mileage. Ford never returned my complaint of any other reasoning, only replaced the wheel studs on damaged wheel and charged me $165 because warranty expired 7K before. Also had to replace the back tire at 42K miles. Damage to my rear wheel hub and paint. No damage or injury due to being in parking lot going 5 mph.

- Eustis, FL, USA

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