2006 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Explorer

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.

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.

The intake manifold O-ring gaskets commonly leak, causing stalling and poor idle quality; the Check Engine Light will illuminate.

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This tranny was professionally rebuilt. After reinstalling it, I keep getting the wrench light and code p0715. Shifts great except when going from 3rd to 4th (then light come on). Wrench light resets everytime the car is turned off, does not come on during idle, when driving it only comes on betw...

Had a diagnostic check and was told it was the left front wheel bearing.
Could it be the computer needs resetting?

Driving home steering wheel got stripped. At one point the wheel turned around 360 degrees or more and horn got stuck on for about 1 mile. Now the we changed the steering wheel for same year and model none of the steering wheel gadgets, IE horn, radio controls, cruise controls, air bag or a/c con...

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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 $634.00 Radiator just went again. I learned that faulty radiators have been a major issue since 2006 came out. Ford is aware of this and never did a recall, or extended warranty. Buyers of FORDS and suck...

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 caus...

THe 2006 model explorer has issues with faulty radiators and throttle bodies. I have had to have 2 radiators replaced at only 57,000 miles. Now the "wrench light is on. I was told is was probably a bad throttle body. The car has around 58,000 miles. Would not buy another.

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