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2006 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2006 Ford Explorer

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2006 Ford Explorer is between $431 and $526 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2006 Ford Explorer
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The 1997-2001 Ford Explorer V8 with a 100% plastic intake manifold  is known for engine overheating, even with normal use, and a coolant leak from the front of the manifold. This will often tr...
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn. Our technicians tell us that installing an updated cassette and timing chain tensioner should correct this conc...
The Ford Explorer is known for a rough idle, engine stalling, loss of power, and misfires, accompanied by the check engine light. The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, which creates a ...
When unlocking with remote or turning key on, hear repetitive series of clicks in dash area and t...
The brakes are having to be pressed hard and feel spongy. Has to be pressed nearly to the floor. ...
Is there a fuse or module to check?
Overall (12 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
July 08, 2015
2006 Ford Explorer
I never owned or drove something so worst as the Explorer its a piece of junk ever nor will never buy a Ford again. Had tons of problems with electrical system plus got three batteries all in one y...
May 28, 2015
2006 Ford Explorer
My 2006 Ford Explorer just clicked 200,000 miles. Only substantial repairs have been U-bolts and a water pump.
April 02, 2014
2006 Ford Explorer
My First new Ford Explorer was a 1997 v8; wonderful with 232,000 miles on it. Bought new 2006 v8 Ford Explorer, and what a nightmare. Many problems. Notably, radiator was replaced 12/2011 cost $634...