2007 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Ford Explorer
2007 Ford Explorer Problems
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.
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 concern.
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.
2007 Ford Explorer Questions
The suv in question has over 211k miles. Owed by retired military vet so pretty much highway miles. Runs perfectly (no noise, no smell, no lights on) looks perfect inside and out.
I am wondering if it will go past 300k miles if I kept up with all the maintenance.
I turn on the heat and only cold air comes out. There is also a clicking sound that comes out of the dashboard.
2007 Ford Explorer Recalls
11 vehicles are being recalled because the two bolts attaching the steering gear to the frame may have been overtightened. As a result, one or both bolts could break and cause the steering gear to become loose, reducing steering effectiveness and increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and nuts. This recall is expected to begin on April 27, 2007. The Ford recall number is 07S52.
2007 Ford Explorer Reviews
In comparison to other mid size SUV'S the 2007 Ford explorer is well built and sturdy! Maintainence is simple and not to expensive to adhere to maintence schedule! The Explorer has a compfortable ride and handels well! The interior is could use a more compfortable seating system. The base of the front seats are short and do not support large individuals comfort. They seeemed to sac...
Had to replace aluminum heater lines after the lines rubbed together and formed a hole causing all water and coolant to leak out and overheat the engine. Out of warranty only 188 miles but repairs cost over $500. Metal bar under passenger seat broke about the same time. At 64,000 miles, A/C line rubbed up against frame and made a hole so all coolant leaked out. Line and coolant had to be replac...