4th Gen (2006 – 2010) Ford Explorer Problems

The 4th generation of the Explorer has a cumulative PainRank™ of 41.41. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2006–2010 Explorer model years have sent in 1108 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (38%) followed by the cooling system (24%) and the engine (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2010 41
20.16
2009 12
6.72
2008 105
33.66
2007 185
54.41
2006 764
92.11

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