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 2010 Ford Explorer.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,875 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 122015


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was able to restart after one attempt. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the map sensor, pvc sensor and transmission cylinder needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- Oxford, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 162014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
While driving on interstate 295 just South of brunswick, Maine my 2010 Ford Explorer lost all power and rapidly decelerated and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. I did manage to pull over to the side of the highway just before losing all power, but I could not restart my vehicle. I then had my vehicle towed to a Ford service center, and Ford indicated that the problem was caused by friction which had worn away the electrical tape and wire casing of the electrical node and the wiring harness around the fuel tank. I am concerned about the safety of other drivers should a similar incident happen under heavier highway traffic conditions.

- Topsham, ME, USA

problem #2

Feb 132013

Explorer 6-cyl Diesel

  • 22,000 miles
The cruise control intermittently engages when it is turned off and the car speeds up, when the brake is pressed it shuts off momentarily then re-engages itself. It happens at any speed and there is no rhyme or reason for why it happens. Ford has been unable to resolve the issue on 4 different occasions over the past month.

- Voorhees, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 012011


  • 13,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the tire pressure monitoring system warning light illuminated and the brake warning light flashed intermittently. The turn signals were operable, however the sound indicator that advised the driver that the signal was activated did not engage. The sound indicator that advised the driver that the keys were not removed from the vehicle had also failed. The dealer was notified of the failure and the contact was awaiting a service appointment. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The current mileage was 13,800 and the approximate failure mileage was 13,500.

- Ronceverte, WV, USA

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