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2007 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (28%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 94 repairs.

2007 Ford Explorer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (46%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer in United Arab Emirates
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

34100 mi
Break pads, gear shifter assembly.  Engine wiring harness replaced. Suspension bushings/links/arms bars and wheel alignment done. 65k service done. Cost around 7000 AED (UAE dhirams). 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

Ford Explorer in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2013
Mar 2012

85000 mi

US $2900
Catalytic converter went bad because the Air Sensor went bad. They have had my car for 2 weeks, now they tell me the part is back ordered and will not be shipped for another week. 
Ford Explorer in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2014

125000 mi

US $2500
transmission not going into overdrive 
Jun 2015

150000 mi

US $60
power running board not working 
Jul 2015

150000 mi

US $330
seats worn and cracked. 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2014

117000 mi

US $700
Original right front wheel bearing worn out at 115,000 miles, replaced both front wheel bearings as other could go at anytime. This 2007 Explorer has been virtually trouble free and just a great reliable vehicle. 
Dec 2015

134000 mi

US $800
replaced front differential 
Ford Explorer in Oregon, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2013
Sep 2012

121000 mi

US $100
Center rear seat belt bolt fell off and released the seat belt. The bolt appears to have been too short. 
Ford Explorer in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2013

76000 mi

US $150
Sway bars only lasted 6 months. they needed to be be replaced. Moderate driving done no 4 wheel off road or rugged terrian. 
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

112000 mi

US $1139
Transmission lines rusted out and needed to be replaced. At the same time, replaced rear radiator, which had been damaged for years.  
Sep 2015

118000 mi

US $1225
Electronics failure led to car unable to shift (stuck in 3rd). Dealer quoted $3,700 to replace transmission. Took car to transmission repair shop where they replaced solenoid assembly for $675. Took car in for routine pad replacement, but rotors had rusted out on all four tires and needed replacement. 
Dec 2015

118000 mi
Head gasket failed, causing coolant to leak into engine 
Ford Explorer in Virginia, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jul 2013

36000 mi

US $5000
transmission grenaded, needed to be fully reworked 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2012

75000 mi
Folding running boards were seizing up do to corrosion of extension linkage. Boards were lowered to extended position and motors disconnected. 
Apr 2012

65000 mi
Updated firmware controlling transmission to eliminate jerking experienced when shifting under load. Update was successful in eliminating problem. 
Ford Explorer in Mississippi, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

115000 mi
coil-on-plug (COP) condensate produces misfire of sparkplug. change cop, inspect plug, and replace if necessary. 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2014
May 2009

37000 mi

US $50
power running board frozen and motor burned up 
Apr 2010

46000 mi

US $200
rear wiper motor replaced 
Jul 2012

64300 mi

US $50
Bad alternator, producing intermittent charging problem. Have to wait till Aug 1 to receive a replacement alternator..apparent shortage of cores 
Sep 2012

65000 mi
Replace sway bar link and set of tires. 
Dec 2012

70000 mi

US $53
Ac hose 
Mar 2013

76000 mi
Replace alternator that was replaced 9 mths ago, still under warranty 
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Apr 2014

95000 mi

US $400
Drivers front wheel bearing was growling. Replaced and the problem was fixed. 
Aug 2014

98000 mi

US $300
Radiator leaking at seam between plastic tank and aluminum, top drivers side. Replaced radiator and refilled with G-05 coolant. 
Jan 2015

101000 mi

US $500
Bulkhead connector sleeve started leaking. To replace required dropping the transmission pan, so while in the transmission a filter replacement and fluid exchange was also done. 
Mar 2015

103000 mi

US $500
Drivers wheel bearing had play in it and was making a roaring sound and was replaced. 
Aug 2015

108000 mi

US $1270
Y-Pipe on heater hose split to rear heating unit has a slow leak. Coolant was not visible on ground, but could be smelled and left residue. Replaced with part from Ford that cost $240 from the dealership due to hose deterioration. Multiple Roaring sounds. Replaced both Front Wheel Bearings. Drivers Rear Wheel Bearing failed. Replaced for free under parts and labor warranty. 
Dec 2015

111000 mi

US $360
Drivers Rear Strut leaking oil badly. Replaced both sides with Quick Strut replacements plus an alignment. 
Mar 2016

113000 mi

US $45
Coil Pack Cylinder #1 Failing causing misfires. Replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - May 2013
Jun 2012

63860 mi

C $206
Rear wiper motor 
Dec 2012

68820 mi

C $560
Full tune up 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Jun 2009 - Apr 2013
Nov 2009

55000 mi

US $400
RR Left Front Wheel Bearing assembly 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2012
Feb 2012

73500 mi

US $15
computer said door ajar when no door was ajar 
Mar 2012

74000 mi
high speed miss that comes and goes. repair shop said coil on plug issue but cannot tell which one because no warning light said to wait until part fails completely which should turn on warning light. 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Jan 2012

77000 mi

US $358
5 bad ignition coils out of 8. I replaced all 8. 
May 2012

83500 mi

US $200
Both front wheel hub bearings were bad. I purchased the parts online and installed them myself. 
Jul 2012

86300 mi

US $81
Both lower front ball joints were worn, loose and needed replaced. 
Sep 2012

89000 mi

US $30
Sway bar link on the front drivers side broke. Bought ford replacement part online for $30 & replaced it myself. 
Dec 2012

94000 mi

US $109
Plastic multi line connector in the heating cooling line, was cracked and not replaceable. If repaired at the dealer, the part cost $186 + labor to install. Took it to a repair shop and they cut the hoses, removed the cracked part, replace 
Nov 2013

109500 mi

US $49
replaced front brake pads. 
Dec 2013

115000 mi

US $98
Passenger lighted mirror broke. Had to replace the entire visor. Purchased part from fordparts.com and saved 40.00. 
Aug 2014

131000 mi

US $100
Driverside rear door lock actuator and rear hatch lock actuator were bad and needed replaced. Bought parts at fordparts.com for half the cost at the dealer for the same part. Delivered to my ford dealer at no cost. Easy repairs to do. 
Jun 2015

142000 mi

US $225
Passenger side power running board not working. Replaced entire running board assembly with one from a junkyard for $225, instead of paying $1700+tax for a new one at the dealer. 
Aug 2015

145500 mi

US $10
Power running board on drivers side did not work. I removed it, had a broken bracket. I repaired the bracket and reinstalled the running board. Works great now! 
Mar 2016

159000 mi

US $450
Water pump worn out, leaking. Pin holes in the radiator, part worn out. 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

210-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Jun 2011

29000 mi

US $50
Low on antifreeze. Checked for leaks and found none. Flushed cooling system and put in new antifreeze. 
Feb 2012

35000 mi
engine dampner fell off - covered under warranty.  Radiator is bad - not covered under warranty. 
Sep 2013

54000 mi

US $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. 

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2007 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2013
Aug 2012

52000 mi

US $100
Worn sero bores on the 5r55s. Trans fluid leak with burned fluid and burned bands. Replaced whole trans. 
Jan 2013

55000 mi

US $200
Transfer case issue plus u-joints Transfer case noise. Replaced transfer case. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2010

97000 mi

US $40
Horn not working - fuse replaced. 
Mar 2011

100000 mi

US $500
Rear wiper motor stopped working, slowing stroke first, until it gradually stopped moving. Wiper motor replaced for rear window. 
Nov 2011

105000 mi

US $800
Front wheel bearing hubs getting noisy, need replacement. Rears also need replacing, but will wait until next summer. 
Jan 2012

107000 mi

US $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. 
May 2013

124500 mi

US $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. 
Jan 2014

134700 mi

US $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. 
Oct 2014

141000 mi

US $120
Replaced another driver side front bearing (hub unit). This unit lasted just 40k miles and was supposed to be an OEM part. This time I replaced with a Timken hub from Amazon. Cheaper and looks like a good quality part. 
Ford Explorer in United Arab Emirates
- Sep 2008
Sep 2008

46500 mi

¤4000
AUTOBOX Overhaul, clonking and whinning. Just outside warranty and no goodwill!! Typical Ford 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2014
Nov 2009

37200 mi
Rear wiper motor stopped working 
Jan 2011

50600 mi

C $2700
3rd row electric "stow" seats would not raise/lower. Some form of latch needed to be replaced on both seats. 
Apr 2014

92600 mi

C $200
Right rear stabilizer had disconnected 
Ford Explorer in Illinois, United States
Mar 2009 - Nov 2013
Jun 2009

22000 mi

US $56
Front tire was loosing air. Dealer found the tire valve was leaking and replaced valve. 
Nov 2011

56000 mi

US $125
Coolant leak at the thermostat. Replaced gasket and fixed the coolant leak. 
Nov 2013

85000 mi

US $720
Front driver side wheel bearing noisy. replaced as a wheel hub assembly. 
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Aug 2010 - Nov 2012
Jan 2011

33000 mi

US $700
Driver side front wheel bearing replaced 
Mar 2012

51000 mi

US $630
wheel Hub Assembly / Wheel Bearing Right Upper Control Arm Replaced Replaced Both Lower Ball Joints 
Ford Explorer in Illinois, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

111000 mi

US $3585
Transmission starting slipping when going into reverse. Had to replace the transmission with factory rebuilt unit. Rarely under any load in reverse due to downhill driveway, so not really noticeable until I had to back up with a small load. 
Ford Explorer in Alabama, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2014
Oct 2013

82300 mi

US $2354
Electronically flawed, alternator, battery, ecu unit, body damage repair, engine good, severe electrical issues! All wheel bearings in vehicle have to be replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Oregon, United States
Nov 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2011

52000 mi

US $240
Replaced both struts due to one going bad. Not covered under warranty.  
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Jan 2014
Feb 2012

53700 mi

US $250
thermostat replaced 
Jan 2014

67000 mi

US $2200
New brakes Brackets rusted on converter 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Nov 2011
Jun 2011

87000 mi

US $750
replace right tie rod replace front right wheel bearing 
Nov 2011

98000 mi

US $375
housing over thermostat cracked allowing slow leak of coolant 
Ford Explorer in Kuwait
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Nov 2011

55180 mi
coolant temperature sensor O ring leaking, O ring replaced 

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2007 Ford Explorer Repair Histories

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