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2006 Ford Explorer

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2006 Ford Explorer Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel. Ford has released a service procedure to replace the applique without damage the the liftgate glass.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The rear window wiper may not fully contact the rear window. Our technicians tell us that replacing both the wiper blade and wiper arm will generally correct this issue.

Engine -- Verified

The composite (plastic) intake manifold may crack near the thermostat housing and cause a coolant leak. Ford released an updated manifold that was reinforced to prevent a recurrence. No recall was issued for this problem but Ford did extend the warranty to seven years on some models from the date of purchase.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- mickens and 8 others

my heater only works when the car is moving when I stop it gets cold

2006 Ford Explorer Questions and Answers

Lacoy, 2006 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6, Colebrook, NH

when the transmission shifts I hear a buzzing noise and the engine hesitates usually under a load but also on flat smooth roads.buzzing noise sounds under the hood andstops when load equlizes.I ha...

Lacoy, 2006 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6, Pittsburg, NH

engine hesitates between 50&55mph especially under a light load,also hear a buzzing noise during upshifts.No codes
stored and no check engine light

Bernnz, 2006 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6 SOHC, Aurora, IL

Periodically while driving, the fan will rev at high rpms (almost same speed as my engine rpms as accelerating), but temp is normal. This type of thing usually begins after I come to a stop, then ...

breezie, 2006 Ford Explorer, V6, Philadelphia, PA

Frequently when i put my car in park it gets stuck there. i have to keep pushing down the brake until i hear a click in the gearshift then it works. Any ideas what that could be

grandpapa, 2006 Ford Explorer, 4.0L V6, Albemarle, NC

3rd Row Power Fold Seat will not come up. I can hear motor turning or trying to turn. The screw assembly that controls seat is not turning. Motor has Black Plastic piece screwed to the end. Do ...

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2006 Ford Explorer Reviews

Bought my 2006 Explorer Limited V-8 with 32,000 miles in January 2010. Now has 67000 miles. Had electrical short and rear lights stopped working, transmission hard to shift from Park into any gear and had to have the shifter replaced, radiator replaced due to leaking, both power third row seats broke and had to have the motors replaced. Other items have just been normal maintenance. Lucky I bought an extended warranty from CarMax for about $1200, as the repairs amounted to about $2000, but only had to pay $50 deductible for each repair (all repairs occurred at different times). Overall like to vehicle and it drives and rides great due to the independent rear suspension, which makes the ride very smooth. Would buy another Explorer, and would make sure I got an extended warranty to cover these expensive repairs.

I have had my 06' Explorer for 6 years - bought it new. The only problems I've had is the radiator going out at 60,000 and the fan motor for the heater melting. I haven't had to replace the brakes yet and I am at 110,000 miles! Will be doing that soon even though the mechanic says it's not necessary.

I absolutely love this car! It is great in the snow here in Colorado and I lug around a large dog and 3 kids every day. Great car...

Had the Explorer over 5 years, NO Problems. Good running, quick, agile, good in bad weather. My wife's car; fits her to a T. Her second Explorer. A little tight for me, and impossible with my cowboy hat on.

just love my Explorer 2006 works perfectly no problems at all rides and handles well excellent car in the snow and ice here in Iceland it is driven 50.000 km and just needs new tyres .............

I have only had my 2006 Ford Explorer of 2 years. When I first got it everything was working fine. After the first three months, the heating and air conditioning when bad, in the middle of the winter season. The AC worked fine, but the heater only blow cold air. I took it to the dealer ship and got that fixed, problem: Bad Themostat. Then about six months I how a problem with a sensor that cause the engine to shut off and steering to tighten up, all while driving. Of course back to the dealer ship I went and got fixed. Okay to shorten this up, other problems I've had are: blowen head gasket caused a $4000 engine repair, and line for wiper fluid for back window broke, wiper fluid was would leak down through the roof the interior of the truck.

All in all, DON'T BUY THIS **** TRUCK!!!

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