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:
49,737 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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2010 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 202016


  • 57,710 miles


Exhaust fumes leak inside car while driving

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 302015


  • 88,000 miles
A failure of the electric interlock between the ignition and the "park" position occurred which makes it possible to move the shift from "park" to some other position without pressing on the brake pedal. This can result in someone sitting in the passenger seat moving the shift from "park" while the vehicle is on an incline. This has been such an extensive/ongoing problem with this vehicle, that the parts to repair it are on back-order for up to 6 months!! it's only a matter of time before the scenario I described above occurs, causing damage if not injury to something/someone. The current condition of my vehicle is that I cannot rotate the ignition key to the "off" position, so it must be left in the vehicle when I depart. That's illegal in this state, but I have no choice if I want to/have to use my vehicle. I checked 'blogs' on this subject, and discovered that this problem has been occurring for a long time, and Ford is aware of it.

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202010


  • 3,500 miles
2010 Ford Explorer rental from hertz. Approx 3500 miles. After 10 miles dashboard red warning said "service rsc immediately" also audible alarm repeated every few minutes. Took it to Ford dealer who said it was a loose wire. After 10 more miles, warning repeated then stopped. Then car began to pulsate braking pull to the left. Had to drive that way 45 miles to airport to exchange the car with hertz.

- Warren, MI, USA

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