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2007 Ford Explorer Problems and Repair Histories

52 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Ford Explorer. 23 of these members (44.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 62 repairs to 2007 Ford Explorers--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Ford Explorer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Ford Explorer problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 Ford Explorer problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2007 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

24% of the 2007 Ford Explorer repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 3% to the brakes, 31% to the suspension, 29% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 62 repairs.

2007 Ford Explorer repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Ford Explorer repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 11% cost less than $100, 52% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 4% between $1000 and $2499, and 4% more than $2500.

Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2007 Ford Explorer problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 36000    
37000 50 power running board frozen and motor burned up 
46000 200 rear wiper motor replaced 
64300 50 Bad alternator, producing intermittent charging problem. Have to wait till Aug 1 to receive a replacement alternator..apparent shortage of cores 
65000 0 Replace sway bar link and set of tires. 
70000 53 Ac hose 
76000 0 Replace alternator that was replaced 9 mths ago, still under warranty 
87000  
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2009 45000    
55000 400 RR Left Front Wheel Bearing assembly 
 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 25000    
29000 50 Low on antifreeze. Checked for leaks and found none. Flushed cooling system and put in new antifreeze. 
35000 0 engine dampner fell off - covered under warranty.  Radiator is bad - not covered under warranty. 
54000 150 Thermostat housing gasket failed. The part failed close to home and was able to repair in my garage. Would not have been able to drive for another week. 
62000  

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

Ford Explorer in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 49000    
52000 240 Replaced both struts due to one going bad. Not covered under warranty.  
 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 80000    
87000 750 replace right tie rod replace front right wheel bearing 
97000 375 housing over thermostat cracked allowing slow leak of coolant 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 94000    
97000 40 Horn not working - fuse replaced. 
100000 500 Rear wiper motor stopped working, slowing stroke first, until it gradually stopped moving. Wiper motor replaced for rear window. 
105000 800 Front wheel bearing hubs getting noisy, need replacement. Rears also need replacing, but will wait until next summer. 
107000 550 Rear wheel bearings needed replacing. The bearings on these vehicles usually go about 75K. Mine went to a little over 100K. Replaced in January earlier than I was originally planning. 
125000 900 Dealer replaced the ignition switch and tumbler. When vehicle was turned off but key left in the accessory position - touching the key resulted in the drivers seat moving out of position as if the key had been removed. Rear window wiper motor stopped working. The arm froze in position. 
134700 300 Thermostat housing developed a slow leak. OEM part is made of PLASTIC! Repair takes about an hour. Replacement part I bought is made of metal - replacing the lower portion now and will reuse the plastic upper for now. 
136000  
Ford Explorer in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 21000    
22000 56 Front tire was loosing air. Dealer found the tire valve was leaking and replaced valve. 
56000 125 Coolant leak at the thermostat. Replaced gasket and fixed the coolant leak. 
85000 720 Front driver side wheel bearing noisy. replaced as a wheel hub assembly. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 31000    
37200 0 Rear wiper motor stopped working 
50600 2700 3rd row electric "stow" seats would not raise/lower. Some form of latch needed to be replaced on both seats. 
89900 200 Right rear stabilizer had disconnected 
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 30000    
33000 700 Driver side front wheel bearing replaced 
51000 630 wheel Hub Assembly / Wheel Bearing Right Upper Control Arm Replaced Replaced Both Lower Ball Joints 
 

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