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Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance Costs

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

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 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
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Ford Explorer
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$478
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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 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...
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 ...
moves about 2' in reverse then stops the engine will rev up but no movement. Forward gears work ...
My wife's 2004 Ford Explorer is overheating. After her truck has been running for 10-15 minutes, ...
The blinkers on my 97 explorer will not engage! How long have you had this problem? Don't know
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and...
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-2017 Ford Flex, ...
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Explorer and F-150 vehicles e...
Overall Score (137 Reviews)
March 18, 2017
2012 Ford Explorer
This is one of the best vehicles I have owned. The ride is very comfortable and is easy to get in and out of. I have back problems and my wife has server dificulty walking and getting on and out of...
July 12, 2016
1993 Ford Explorer
I bought a 1993 Ford Explorer from my brother. He recycles vehicles. I drove this one, I thought it ran too good to just be cut in peices and recycled. Boy was I right!!!.. Don't even know how man...
January 21, 2016
1996 Ford Explorer
I love my Eddie Bauer ! I've had it for 10 years and it's had a few repairs but I am willing to pay what for any repair it may need. It's been so reliable and easy to drive in bad weather. We love ...

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