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 2009 Ford Explorer.

9.3

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
99,050 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2009 Ford Explorer transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212019

Explorer XLT 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,000 miles

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

The Transmission solenoid on my 09 Explorer went out. Apparently this is a common problem with this model. My girlfriend put the car into reverse but it never engaged so the car basically acted like it was in neutral. She rolled backward and hit the car parked behind her. Not happy at all about it

- Tyler C., Lawton, US

problem #2

Jan 132011

Explorer XLT 4x4 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,069 miles

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It could be nice, to hear what FORD has to say about. I cant believe how a ford dealer replance a radiator and now the transmission is broken.

- Gustavo P., Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela

problem #1

Dec 082011

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

Vehicle transmission went out in July. Was replaced at Ford in Forsyth Georgia. Now when applying brake makes noise, and transmission gears down to stop.

- Deliliah S., Whitley City, KY, US

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