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2008 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Ford Explorer

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2008 Ford Explorer is between $431 and $526 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Repair Cost Index Score
29
2008 Ford Explorer
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$478
Annual Repair Cost
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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 ...
The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.
Or can I simply just drive it for a while afterwards and it will relearn everything?
right seat
There was no I dication of battery problem.and dash boars has only those two signals. And then d...
Overall (3 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
December 31, 2010
2008 Ford Explorer
I bought this SUV for it's towing capacity and the 4X4 and it really does great in these areas. It also drives well and has a comfortable ride for an SUV. Rear corner blind spots are an issue but...
July 20, 2010
2008 Ford Explorer
PCM fuse keeps blowing...first time while under warranty but they didn't document it under warranty, now that we are over warranty by 4000 miles, it happened again and they said the whole wiring ha...
March 03, 2010
2008 Ford Explorer
lots of problems with sensors, always has to have diagnostics run at $400 a pop, before ford will repair anything, this is a model NOT TO BUY, unless you have lots of money every time the sensors s...