2006 FORD EXPLORER VIN: 1FMEU73E06UB72570

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VIN 1FMEU73E06UB72570 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Explorer

Model Year

2006

Plant City

LOUISVILLE

Series

XLT

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

KENTUCKY

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000.0

Displacement (CI)

244.09497637892

Displacement (L)

4.0

Engine Power (kW)

156.5970

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Single Overhead Cam (SOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

210

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Sec. Gen. Air Bags & Side Air bags, Curtain, or Canopy

Curtain Air Bag Locations

All Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2006 FORD EXPLORER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
22.8%

2006 FORD EXPLORER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMEU73E06UB72570

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10508091
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: 1FMEU73E06U****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION WAS SHUTTERING IN REVERSE AS WELL AS 2 AND 3 GEARS. FOR HAVING THIS TROUBLE AT 70000 SHOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE AND HAVING A TRANSMISSION GO OUT CAN BE DANGEROUS. IN DOING RESEARCH ONLINE TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT IS QUITE COMMON ON MY TYPE OF EXPLORER. I SUGGEST THAT FORD NEEDS TO HAVE A MANDATORY RECALL ON THESE VEHICLES. *TR

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING EQUIPMENT

March 24, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10392767
Consumer Location: RENTON, WA
VIN: 1FMEU73E06U****

Summary of Complaint

DEVELOPING COOLANT LEAK BELOW FORD EXPLORER 2006 RADIATOR. MY MECHANIC HAS DECLARED THE RADIATOR DEFECTIVE AND IS FAILING. THIS IS THE SECOND FAILED RADIATOR. THE FIRST FAIL WAS IN OCT 2009, APROX 48K MILEAGE, AND WAS CONSIDERED A PROBLEM KNOWN BY FORD. NOW I FACE A SECOND REPLACEMENT OF EXCESS $800 ESTIMATE MARCH 24TH 2011. MY ESTIMATED MILEAGE WAS 24K BETWEEN REPAIRS. THIS NEEDS TO BE SOLVED OR OUR FUTURE CARS WILL NEVER BE FORD! *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN SEATS

September 16, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10386867
Consumer Location: CABOT, AR
VIN: 1FMEU73E06U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS IN PARK AND WHEN ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT INTO REVERSE, THE VEHICLE EXHIBITED AN UNUSUAL DROPPING NOISE AND BEGAN TO JERK VIOLENTLY. IN ADDITION, WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE THE VEHICLE WOULD OFTEN LUNGE FORWARD ABNORMALLY. WHEN BRAKING, THE VEHICLE WOULD ALSO JERK VIOLENTLY AS IF SOMEONE HAD CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO SEE OUT OF THE PASSENGER REARVIEW MIRROR WHEN THE SECOND ROW SEAT WAS UPRIGHT BECAUSE THE HEADREST WAS OBSTRUCTING HER VIEW. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER SEVERAL TIMES WHO WAS UNABLE TO DUPLICATE THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT CALLED THE MANUFACTURER WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 109,000 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 38,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 07, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10183583
Consumer Location: CARMICHAEL, CA
VIN: 1FMEU73E06U****

Summary of Complaint

TL*- THE CONTACT BOUGHT THE 2006 FORD EXPLORER SOMETIMES DURING THE END ON JANUARY 2007 AND IT HAS HAD EXCESSIVE RUST UNDER THE DRIVER'S SEAT, THE PASSENGER'S SEAT, AND THE STEERING COLUMN , ALSO IT LEAKED WHEN RAINING FROM THE WINDSHIELD AND OVERHEAD LIGHT. THE ENTIRE TRUCK GOT WET. THE TRUCK SHOOK BADLY ,AND THE TIRE LIGHT TURNED ON BECAUSE OF THE SHAKING. THE DEALER STATED THIS WAS TYPICAL OF THIS TYPE TRUCKS TO HAVE ALL THIS RUST ON THEM, AND THEY WILL NOT TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM OR TAKE IT BACK. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 20190, AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 21000.*AK

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 12, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11414743
Consumer Location: VIENNA, IL
VIN: 1FMEU73E66U****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSIONS HAVE A PROBLEM AND HAVE HAD A PROBLEM FOR YEARS. THEY CAN FAIL WITHOUT NOTICE AND CAUSE A VEHICLE TO LOSE MOMENTUM WHILE GOING DOWN THE ROAD. YES THIS IS AN OLDER VEHICLE BUT IF YOU LOOK UP OLDER COMMENTS ON THIS VEHICLE ON OTHER REPORTING SITES THERE ARE MANY REPORTS OF TRANSMISSIONS CAUSING SERIOUS PROBLEMS. WHY HAS THIS NEVER BEEN DEALT WITH IN ANY MANNER? I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AND MY VEHICLE BEGAN TO SLOW DOWN AND WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD. I WAS ABLE TO GET THE VEHICLE IN GEAR AND GET IT TO THE SHOP. I PAID TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION AND IT DID IT AGAIN IN THE NEW TRANSMISSION. I ALMOST DID NOT MAKE IT UP THE HILL NEAR MY HOME AND HAVE BEEN FORCED TO PARK THE VEHICLE AS IT IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

January 08, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397509
Consumer Location: GERMANTOWN, MD
VIN: 1FMEU74816U****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON SPEED LIMIT I STOPPED AT A LIGHT, CAR ENGINE WENT DEAD. I TURNED KEY OFF AND WAITED A FEW MINUTES, TURNED KEY ON, CAR STARTED AS NOTHING WAS WRONG. IT HAS HAPPENED 3 TIMES IN THE PAST YEAR. BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR ARE PRETTY NEW. DECIDED TO TAKE TO AN AUTHORIZED MECHANIC DEALER, COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ENGINE. REALLY? WHAT IF I WAS DRIVING IN A HIGHWAY? CERTAINLY I WOULDN'T BE ALIVE TO REPORT IT!

Components: SEAT BELTS SEATS

February 18, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11384004
Consumer Location: TOA BAJA, PR
VIN: 1FMEU64E96U****

Summary of Complaint

THE UNIT HAS ISSUES WITH THE SEAT BELTS. I CALLED THE DEALER BUT THEY SAID THAT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY RECALL CAMPAIGN REGARDING THIS ISSUE, AND NO GUARANTY CAN BE APPLY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11366820
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, TX
VIN: 1FMEU62EX6Z****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS TURNING FROM TURNING LANE INTO WAL-MART AND WHEN I GAVE IT GAS THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPED AND WOULDN'T MOVE. LUCKILY NO CARS WERE COMING AND IT FINALLY KICKED IN AND LET ME PULL INTO THE PARKING LOT. I JUST BOUGHT THIS AND WAS LOOKING UP THE ISSUE AND FOUND OUT THIS IS A PROBLEM WITH FORD EXPLORER 2002 - 2006. WHY ISN'T THERE A RECALL ON THESE TRANSMISSIONS? THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11351312
Consumer Location: MANY FARMS, AZ
VIN: 1FMEU73E26U****

Summary of Complaint

I TOO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM AS I WAS COMING TO A FOUR WAY INTERSECTION. AS I WAS DRIVING ALL OF A SUDDEN A WRENCH TOOL CAME UP AND I COULD NOT ACCELERATE SO I HAD TO PULL OFF IN A PARKING LOT BEFORE I GOT TO THE INTERSECTION. I DID NOT WANT MY VEHICLE TO STALL AND I TURNED THE VEHICLE OFF AND PUT IT INTO NEUTRAL AND LET IT SIT THERE. I THEN TOOK IT OUT OF NEUTRAL AND STARTED IT BACK UP. I COULD FEEL THE JERKING AND FELT LIKE I GOT REAR ENDED IN THE BACK. MY HEAD JERKED FORWARD AS I WAS DRIVING WHILE IT KEPT JERKING.

Components: ENGINE

June 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327903
Consumer Location: NORWALK, CA
VIN: 1FMEU65E76Z****

Summary of Complaint

RADIATOR FLUID EXPLODED ALL OVER ENGINE AND FLOOR MASSIVE LEAK . SEARCHED IT UP ON INTERNET AND SEEMS THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE . I STARTED VEHICLE AND FLUID STARTED GOING EVERYWHERE .I DROVE MAYBE 10 FEET AND SHUT THE CAR OFF IMMEDIATELY . *TR

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

June 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11327900
Consumer Location: BRUNSWICK, MD
VIN: 1FMEU75896Z****

Summary of Complaint

STATIONARY-TURNED KEY ON,EXPLORER STARTED-PUT IN REVERSE- LIGHTLY TAPPED ACCELERATOR-EXPLORER WENT FULL THROTTLE.I APPLIED BRAKE WHITE TURNING KEY OFF. RESTARTED 3 TIMES WITH THE SAME RESULTS-THEN THE EXPLORER STARTED AND OPERATED IN A NORMAL WAY. 2 ACCIDENTS ONE WITH15,000 & ONE 5,000 PROPERTY DAMAGE. *TR

Components: WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

October 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11281755
Consumer Location: BRYAN, TX
VIN: 1FMEU63E36Z****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE NOW HAD 2 PROBLEMS WITH THIS DEALERSHIP, AND PERSONALLY I BELIEVE EVERYONE DESERVES SECOND CHANCES, THE FIRST VEHICLE THE SELLER SOLD ME HAD MAJOR ISSUES WITH GAS TANK HAD A HOLE IN IT AND EXPOSED WIRES RIGHT NEXT TO IT SO THAT TRUCK WAS A TICKING TIME BOMB, NOW I HAVE A 2006 FORD EXPLORER WITH MORE ISSUES BUT AGAIN THE SELLER MAKES ITS SEEM LIKE A PRETTY RELIABLE CAR AND LIES ABOUT THE ISSUES, COVERS UP THE STORIES AND THANK GOD MY BUDDY IS A MECHANIC AND I TAKE EVERYTHING I BUY TO HIM, WHEN I FIRST RECEIVED THE CAR, (AS MANY PEOPLE NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ANYTHING AS SOON AS THEY HEAR A WEIRD NOISE) I TOOK IT TO HIM AND HE RIDES WITH ME AND NOTICES SOME MAJOR ISSUES, I TOOK IT FOR A DRIVE AND THE BACK SUSPENSION WAS GOING OUT (GOT THAT REPLACED) THEN THE TRANSMISSION SLIPPING , LIKE NOT ONLY WAS LIED TO BUT NOW HAVING TO PAY 2000$ JUST TO KEEP THE CAR RUNNING, NOT SUITABLE FOR ME NOR ANYONE, I FEEL BAD FOR WHOEVER THIS SELLER ALSO LIES TO. AND I AM FULLY AWARE THAT SOMEONE COULD GET THEIR LICENSE REVOKED FOR STUFF LIKE THIS, IF ANYONE WITH CLEAR EYES CAN SEE THIS SELLER SCREWS PEOPLE OVER. I TEXTED THE GUY ABOUT RETURNING THE VEHICLE AND JUST TO GET MY MONEY BACK BUT YET AGAIN NO ANSWER.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11256530
Consumer Location: OCALA, FL
VIN: 1FMEU64E26U****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED A 2006 FORD EXPLORER, EDDIE BAUER. I NEEDED THE TRANSMISSION REBUILT AND PAID AAMCO ALMOST $4,000. NOT EVEN A YEAR LATER THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND HAD TO BE RE-BUILT AGAIN BUT IT WAS UNDER WARRANTY. BACK IN MARCH 2019, I TOOK IT BACK TO AAMCO AND WAS TOLD NOTHING WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION. AUGUST 2019, I WENT BACK TO AAMCO AND THEY REPLACED THE SOLENOID PACK IS WHAT I WAS TOLD. NOW, NOT EVEN A MONTH LATER THE TRANSMISSION HAS FAILED AGAIN. THE SUV JERKS WHEN PLACED INTO GEAR AND IT FEELS AS THOUGH SOMEONE REAR ENDED ME. THE TRANSMISSION IS FAULTY BY THE MANUFACTURER, FORD! THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS REGARDING THE TRANSMISSION OF THIS YEAR EXPLORER WITH THE SAME ISSUES AND FORD WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY! IT'S NOT RIGHT THAT CONSUMERS HAVE TO SHELL OUT THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ON THIS PIECE OF JUNK THEY MANUFACTURED WHICH CAN CAUSE ACCIDENTS! SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE.

Components: AIR BAGS

November 29, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154863
Consumer Location: MIDDLETOWN, PA
VIN: 1FMEU74886U****

Summary of Complaint

MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. I STOPPED TO HAVE THE PARTS STORE GET THE CODES IT WAS THROWING OUT. TWO OF THE CODES HAVE TO DO WITH THE AIR BAG HAVING A MALFUNCTION IN THE SYSTEM. NEED TO KNOW IF THIS IS A MANUFACTURING ISSUE. I HAVE KIDS THAT RIDE IN THE VEHICLE SO TRYING TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS. THE CODES ARE B1884 AND B2290.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11139859
Consumer Location: ROSEBURG, OR
VIN: 1FMEU63E56U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE CAR IS PUT IN REVERSE AND YOU GIVE IT GAS, IT SHIFTS REALLY HARD AND JERKS AND SLIPS. I THINK THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THE TRANSMISSION. THIS HAPPENED WHILE I WAS LEAVING WORK AND PUT THE CAR INTO REVERSE TO LEAVE THE PARKING LOT.

Components: POWER TRAIN VISIBILITY/WIPER

October 02, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11133499
Consumer Location: IDAHO FALLS, ID
VIN: 1FMEU73E36U****

Summary of Complaint

1. REAR WIPER QUIT WORKING SEVERAL YEARS AGO. SLUGGISH AND NOW FROZE UP. HASN'T WORKED FOR A LONG TIME. 2. REPLACED RADIATOR SEVERAL YEARS AGO. REPLACED THERMOSTAT SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE YEARS. THEN... 2018, SEPTEMBER,-- DISAPPEARING COOLANT FROM RADIATOR FOR LAST 6 MONTHS WITH NO OBVIOUS LEAK. CAR OVER HEATED IN AUGUST BUT NO OBVIOUS LEAK. KEPT REFILLING... 3 DAYS AGO BOTTOM THERMOSTAT HOUSING SPRUNG A BIG LEAK AND CAR OVERHEATED MAJOR. REPLACED THERMOSTAT, AND FULL THERMOSTAT HOUSING. INTERNET RECOMMENDS UPDATING SOFTWARE BECAUSE OF OVERHEATING, BUT IS PRICED AT ABOUT $110 AT ALL DEALERSHIPS.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11129253
Consumer Location: BROOKLYN, NY
VIN: 1FMEU74E26U****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION BEEN SLIPPING ON 2ND OR 3RD GEAR I BELIEVE I NEVER TOWED OR CARRY HEAVY LOADS AT ALL IT'S BEEN DOING THIS SINCE THE FIRST MONTH I PURCHASE IT AND IT'S BEEN GETTING WORST SINCE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121316
Consumer Location: SAINT LOUIS, MO
VIN: 1FMEU7306UA****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE SHUT DOWN WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10- 15 MILES WITHOUT NOTICE

Components: SEAT BELTS

June 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103640
Consumer Location: JEFFERSON CITY, MO
VIN: 1FMEU73886Z****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL-2ND ROW PASSENGER SEAT BELT IS LOCKED UP. MY GRANDKIDS RIDE IN THIS AREA AND I DESPERATELY NEED TO GET THIS REPAIRED AND WANTED TO KNOW IF THIS IS AN ISSUE WITH ANYONE ELSE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11102542
Consumer Location: CAPE CORAL, FL
VIN: 1FMEU74E16U****

Summary of Complaint

2006 FORD EXPLORER, EDDIE BAUER EDITION. THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODY (ETB) FAILS, BECOMES DEFECTIVE, AND HAS BEEN REPLACED FIVE TIMES IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS. WITHOUT WARNING, THE VEHICLE WILL DISPLAY POOR PERFORMANCE, ERRATIC RPM'S, LOOSE POWER, AND EVEN STALL. ALL INDICATIONS POINT TO THE ETB; CODES AND MECHANIC EXPERIENCE SUGGEST REPLACING ETB, ONLY TO HAVE SAVE ISSUE ARISE AGAIN IN TWO TO THREE MONTHS, IF NOT WEEKS, OR EVEN DAYS, AFTER REPLACEMENT. OFTEN, BUT NOT ALWAYS, THE "WRENCH" ICON (LIMP HOME) TURNS ON, AND, OFTEN, HOWEVER, NOT ALWAYS, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT. A RESTART OF VEHICLE, THE "WRENCH" ICON TURNS OFF, AND VEHICLE WILL DRIVE, HOWEVER, CONTINUES TO PERFORM POORLY. THE ABOVE OCCURS IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER, AND TIMES OF DAY, OR YEAR, WITHOUT WARNING, NO MATTER THE DIVING CONDITIONS. THE PROBLEMS ARE INCONSISTENT AND IRREGULAR. THE SYMPTOMS MAY OCCUR ON FIRST START IN DRIVEWAY, ON BUSY STREET, OR IDLING IN SCHOOL PICK-UP LINE. WHEN THE ETB IS REPLACED, THE VEHICLE DRIVES AS MANUFACTURE INTENDED, DEMONSTRATING THE ISSUE IS WITH THE ETB, AS NUMEROUS MECHANICS HAVE DIAGNOSED, FROM THE FORD DEALERSHIP TO MANY NAME-BRAND AND LOCAL AUTO REPAIR SHOPS. THE REPLACED-ELECTRONIC THROTTLE BODIES PERFORM WELL FOR INCONSISTENT TIME PERIODS NO MATTER OF THE MANUFACTURER. OEM ETB DO NOT SEEM TO LAST ANY LONGER THAN AFTER-MARKET ETB'S.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11101620
Consumer Location: BATON ROUGE, LA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

SHIFT STUCK IN PARK AND KEYS STUCK IN IGNITION

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 04, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092026
Consumer Location: KILLEEN, TX
VIN: VIN: 1FMEU6****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER PLACING THE VEHICLE IN PARK, AFTER REMOVING FOOT FROM BRAKE, THE CAR ROLLS FORWARD. THIS HAPPENS EACH TIME IT'S BEING PARKED, MORE NOTICEABLE OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS. ALSO FREQUENTLY MISFIRES WHEN STARTING; DIAGNOSTICS USUALLY PRODUCE 8 - 13 CODES, NONE OF WHICH PRODUCE A COMPLETE FIX.

Components: SEATS

April 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11089116
Consumer Location: LEESBURG, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS POWER SEAT IS LOOSE. PROBLEM APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO TRACK. SEAT FEELS LOOSE AND MOVES FORWARD OR BACKWARD DEPENDING ON ACCELERATION OR BRAKING. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS HOW DISTRACTING THIS IS. THE AMOUNT OF MOVEMENT SEEMS TO BE GETTING GREATER AND GREATER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

February 01, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11084010
Consumer Location: LAKE WORTH, FL
VIN: 1FMEU63E36U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT VARIOUS WARNING INDICATORS FLASHED AND THE VEHICLE STALLED SEVERAL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE FLY BY WIRE PEDAL AND THE THROTTLE BODY WERE REPLACED, BUT THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11060712
Consumer Location: BUFFALO, NY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE REVERSING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE VEHICLE MADE A LOUD ABNORMAL NOISE. SUDDENLY, THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT TRANSMISSION SHOP. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REPAIRED. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND WAS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 114,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

July 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11022396
Consumer Location: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
VIN: 1FMEU74856Z****

Summary of Complaint

MY EXPLORER'S TRANSMISSION IS STARTING TO EXHIBIT HARD SHIFTS THAT RATTLE THE ENTIRE CAR. I KNOW THIS IS NOT A NEW PROBLEM AS A FAMILY MEMBER HAD TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION IN THEIR 2006 EXPLORER AND CYBER COMMUNITY IS FULL OF EXAMPLES. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE AS THE TRANSMISSION HESITATES WHILE EXCELERATING THROUGH INTERSECTIONS AND SHIFTS HARD ENOUGH TO JOLT THE ENTIRE CAR WHILE SLOWING DOWN.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN ENGINE

August 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019803
Consumer Location: PERRY HALL, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION IS SLIPPING BAD AND CAR NOT SHIFTING INTO DRIVE

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11011392
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMEU74EX6U****

Summary of Complaint

ON MY 2006 EXPLORER I AM UNABLE TO FILL THE TANK WITH GASOLINE. IT ALMOST IMMEDIATELY BACKS UP THE FILL TUBE AND TURNS THE FUEL PUMP OFF. IT'S BEEN TO MANY MECHANICS WHO HAVE TOLD ME THAT THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE FUEL TANK ITSELF. THEY HAVE SAID THAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A RECALL ON FORD'S PART LONG AGO. BECAUSE OF THIS PROBLEM I WILL BE UNABLE TO PASS EMISSIONS TEST BECAUSE THE VEHICLE IS SENSING A FUEL VAPOR LEAK. ALSO I HAVE SEARCHED THE INTERNET FAR AND WIDE AND FOUND MANY PEOPLE WHO SAY THEY HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THEY HAVE BROUGHT THEIR VEHICLES SPECIFICALLY TO FORD DEALERSHIPS WHO HAVE CHARGED THEM MONEY TO REPLACE PARTS THAT DID NOT FIX THE ISSUE WHAT SO EVER. PLEASE LOOK FURTHER INTO THIS PROBLEM. ON BEHALF OF MANY OTHERS AND MYSELF, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11006688
Consumer Location: ROGERSVILLE, AL
VIN: 1FMEU64E76U****

Summary of Complaint

POWER TRAIN WARNING LIGHT COMES ON AS DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY AT 75 MPH. CAR ACTED AS IF IT WOULD STOP AND AS IF TRANSMISSION WAS SLIPPING. WE SLOWED CAR DOWN, AND MOVED IT AT A RATE OF 30 MPH, BUT THEN CAR BEGAN ACTING NORMALLY. WE STOPPED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND TURNED CAR OFF AND TURNED BACK ON. IT STARTED NORMALLY. THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED, BUT THIS IS THE WORSE INCIDENT

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

November 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11004696
Consumer Location: GERMANTOWN, MD
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I OWN A 2006 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER , BOUGHT USED IN 2011/61000K. SINCE 2012 THE CAR STARTED SHOWING PROBLEMS WITH THE POWER STEERING AND /OR ENGINE. WHEN DRIVING AT 35-40 MPH ON A HIGHWAY THE CAR STARTED TO SURGE FORWARD, THEN BACK, KEEPING SURGING UNTIL THE CAR REACHED A HIGHER SPEED OF 60. IF DRIVING ON A HILL, IT WILL LOOSE ITS SPEED. I TOOK THE CAR TO FORD DEALER AND THEY COULDN'T FIND THE PROBLEM. THE CAR NOW IS 120000K, STILL SAME PROBLEM. VERY DISAPPOINTED WITH FORD THAT WILL NOT TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PROBLEMAS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11003893
Consumer Location: GLENVILLE, NY
VIN: 1FMEU758X6U****

Summary of Complaint

REAR WINDOW HINGE FRACTURED, WINDOW FELL. VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY.

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL ENGINE

December 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11003275
Consumer Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
VIN: 1FMEU73EX6Z****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR WAS SOLD WITH LIMITED WARRANTY, USED, BUT HAD WRITTEN COLD START ISSUE. THE VEHICLE GETS WARM IF WARM OUTSIDE AND WILL JUST COMPLETELY SHUT OFF ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME. RIDING DOWN INTERSTATE, WILL LOSE POWER THEN SHUT OFF AND LEAVE YOU WITH NO POWER STEERING TO CONTROL VEHICLE GOING HIGH SPEEDS, WILL SHUT OFF IN TOWN MULTIPLE TIMES UPWARD OF A DOZEN OR MORE TIMES WHILE DRIVING, 1ST SHOP SENT TO SAID COULDN'T FIND ISSUE SECOND THEY SENT ME TOO SAID COMPUTER NEEDED REPLACING. EITHER WAY I NEVER WOULD HAVE PURCHASED IT WITHOUT IT BEING DONE HAD U KNOWN, MY FIANCE IS SMALL AND NO WAY SHE COULD HANDLE THE VEHICLE IF SHUTTING DOWN WHILE DRIVING. ITS VERY DANGEROUS AND IS GOING TO GET SOMEONE KILLED IF NOT REPAIRED AND LOOKED INTO MORE CLOSELY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11002083
Consumer Location: EAST HAVEN, CT
VIN: 1FMEU73836U****

Summary of Complaint

THE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION IS BANGING INTO GEAR. IT JOLTS THE VEHICLE BACK AND FORTH AS IT SHIFTS. TRIED REPLACING TRANSMISSION FLUID BUT CONTINUES TO DO IT. FEELS LIKE I'VE BEEN REAR-ENDED AT TIMES. ITS A CONSISTENT OCCURRENCE.

Components: ENGINE

October 15, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10993179
Consumer Location: NEW FLORENCE, PA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO RESTART THE VEHICLE, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED TWO MORE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO TRI STAR FORD (930 OLD US HWY 22, BLAIRSVILLE, PA 15717), BUT THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND STATED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS. THE CONTACT WAS ADVISED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO ANOTHER DEALER. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 37,500. THE VIN WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

June 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10992929
Consumer Location: TEXARKANA, AR
VIN: 1FMEU74E36U****

Summary of Complaint

OVERDRIVE HAS A HARD JOLT " HARD SHIFT" WHEN NORMAL DRIVING. I SEE THIS IS A BIG ISSUE WITH ALL FORD EXPLORERS, TOO BAD I DIDN'T DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE BUYING A FORD.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10991445
Consumer Location: LOCKHART, TX
VIN: 1FMEU63E56U****

Summary of Complaint

THE TRANSMISSION FAILED AND WILL NOT SHIFT

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10981376
Consumer Location: WINTER SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 1FMEU62E26U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY A WRENCH LIGHT TURNED ON ON MY DASH. I THEN REALIZED THE GAS PEDAL WAS NOT REVING AS USUAL I THEN PULLED OVER AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND IT CONTINUED TO WORK JUST FINE OR SO I THOUGHT UNTIL IT HAPPENED A DAY LATER. IT HAPPENS EVERY SO OFTEN SINCE THEN, BUT IT IS DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY WITH MY CHILDREN ARE IN THE VEHICLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

December 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10966312
Consumer Location: BEACON, NY
VIN: 1FMEU74846U****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE A SEVERE GAS SMELL IN THE CAB HAVE HAD 3 DIFFERENT AUTO MECHANIC SHOPS LOOK AT IT CANT FIND THE SOURCE HAD GAS LINES REPLACED, GAS FILTER AND SMOKED NOTHING THEY ARE STUMPED AND MY PEOPLE ARE GOOD WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE ######## ARE YOU GONNA DO ABOUT THIS PROBLEM FORD. HELP ITS MAKING ME HAVE HEADACHES N FEEL SICK AND IT SMELLS SITTING AND DRIVING. ITS NON STOP N GETTING WORST.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 04, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10958725
Consumer Location: RAYTOWN, MO
VIN: 1FMEU748X6U****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION OCCASIONALLY LURCHES AND MAKES VERY HARD SHIFTS BETWEEN GEARS. ENGINE RACES BETWEEN HARD SHIFTS. HAVE LOSS OF POWER BETWEEN SHIFTS WHICH HAS ALMOST RESULTED IN CAUSING AN ACCIDENT. LURCHING SEEMS TO OCCUR MOSTLY AFTER DRIVING AT 20 TO 30 MILES PER HOUR FOR AT LEAST 20 MINUTES.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

February 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10950269
Consumer Location: YPSILANTI, MI
VIN: 1FMEU74E46U****

Summary of Complaint

GOT 2006 EDDIE BAUER W/98,000, 1 PREVIOUS OWNER (MOTHER) ALL SERVICING VIA THE SAME FORD DEALER (GENE BUTMAN), EXCEPT FOR A FEW OIL CHANGES FROM UNCLE ED'S. LATE NOV 2016 TOOK IT IN DUE TO THE HEAT WAS FLUCTUATING, WAS TOLD IT NEEDED THE THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING REPLACED (EVEN THOUGH IT HAD THE RADIATOR REPLACED A FEW YEARS EARLIER), ALSO HAD BRAKES & ROTORS DONE, THE 100,000 MILE CHECKUP SAID ALL WAS GOOD. A WEEK LATER THE EXHAUST FLUTE, ETC BROKE LOSE, GOT THAT REPAIRED & $2,000 LATER, FRIDAY 2/03/17 WRENCH LIGHT CAME ON, THEN ENGINE LIGHT, VEHICLE SEEMED TO LUNGE FORWARD, DELAY, DOESN'T ENGAGE..ACCELERATE, FEELS LIKE THE TRANSMISSION IS HANGING AND THEN SLAMS INTO GEAR. A THUD FEELING WAS ALSO REPORTED BY MY MOTHER SEVERAL TIMES IN PREVIOUS YEARS TO THE DEALER, THEY COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG, SO SHE HAD THEN DOCUMENT IT. TODAY I AM TOLD A TRANSMISSION IS NEEDED, WHICH IS A UNEXPECTED HUGE & SADDENING SURPRISE - IN 2012 AND 2013 THERE HAD ALREADY BEEN TRANSMISSION WORK ON THE VEHICLE. CHECKED AND SEE ALL REPORTS ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR MODEL HAS OCCURRED ON THIS ONE, COOLING SYSTEM/RADIATOR/THERMOSTAT AND HOUSING ISSUES, EXHAUST ISSUES AND NOW TRANSMISSION ISSUES -- THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF REPORTS FOR THIS EXACT MODEL AND OTHER EXPLORER AND FORD VEHICLES, ALL KNOWN ISSUES, MANY EXPLANATIONS WHY IT OCCURRED WITH THIS MODEL AND THAT FORD IS AWARE OF THEM AND HAS PROVIDED NO RECALLS FOR ANY OF THESE SERIOUS DEFECTIVE MATTERS, NONE - ESPECIALLY WHEN EACH ARE VERY DANGEROUS MATTERS. TODAY I AM TOLD, THAT A NEW TRANSMISSION WILL BE: $5,400, 3 YEAR WARRANTY AND A USED TRANSMISSION: $3,600 12 MOS OR 12,000 MILES. BOTH OPTIONS ARE VERY VERY EXPENSIVE. WHAT CAN NHTSA DO, WILL A RECALL EVER OCCUR? IT SEEMS FORD NEEDS TO STEP IN AND HELP WITH THESE REPAIRS. IT THERE ANY HELP WITH THESE MATTERS & COST? HTTP://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2006/ .

FORD EXPLORER Sold

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