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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,504 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.

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2010 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 012011

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 40,707 miles


I was approaching a red light and pressed the brake. There was a truck infront of me, the harder I pushes the break the more the engine tried to accelerate. The tires were screeching but the engine was still trying to go. Me and my kids could have been seriously injured and I would have been held responsible for hitting another vehicle in the rear end. I have an appointment to take it to the dealership tomorrow. Hoping they can find a fix before it seriously injures my family or someone else's loved ones.

- Edna, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 102010


  • 300 miles
Pulling out of driveway applied brakes and car kept accelerating. Applied more brake put car in neutral and RPM shot up over 7000. Turned off engine, and re-started engine and called Ford. Car was tooled to Ford, checked and no problems found. Was given Ford service bulliten about sticking linkage on new vehicles. 03/07/2011 12000 miles once again while driving thru parking lot at 3 to 5 mph applied brakes for pedestrian and once engine accelerated and had to apply heavy braking and put in neutral turn off but this time would not restart for about 5 min. Called Ford dealer and was to call Ford customer service.

- Auburn, WA, USA

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