868 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Explorer. 130 of these members
(15%) have reported transmission repairs for their car.
A total of 182 transmission repairs to Ford Explorers--an average of 0.2 per
vehicle--have been reported.
Chart based on 137 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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2006 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV
292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic RWD
Common problem with Explorers with 6 speed transmission where transmission downshifts from 2 to 1 harsh when coming to a stop. Service bulleting was issued in November that reprogrammed the transmission and e-learned new shift strategy.
Two problems fixed;
1. Occasionally difficult to shift from park. Gear selector lever was replaced.
2. Ping or Click noise when reversing and going back to forward. Problem was found in right rear driveshaft, which was replaced.
Transmission would kick when shifting into first when comming to a stop.
292-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Truck was at dealer for late engagement of shift into 1st gear from a stop and a bump feeling when coming to a stop. TSB 07-23-2 was performed. Truck still has same symptoms. Ford tech being contacted by dealer. Customer waits for answers.
Continuation of existing problem. TSB has been superceeded by TSB08-3-8. When dealer tried to reflash they received message of latest software installed. Delayed engagement and bump stop still exist.
Selected Transmission/Drivetrain - Difficulty in getting gear shift to engage. 3rd trip to a dealership for this problem. This dealership finally got it right. This time was told that the problem is a 'known problem' at Ford but no recall.
Rear seal on differential leak, noise in rear end. Replaced the bearings in the rear, brakes also and the seal AGAIN!!!
Drove home much quieter.
Have had a grinding noise in the engine when cold for about 40000 miles, according to forums it's a timi
Replaced clutch in rear differential.
complained about cruise control, everything checked out and dealer said he couldn't repair it. Still doesn't work
Rear end howling. Was told by dealer couldn't be fixed. It's a factory defect problem and I ended up shimming the pinion in the rear end myself.
Replaced the rear differential oil in an attempt to shut up the rear end which failed.