Ford Explorer owners have reported 24 problems related to brake pedal and linkage (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Explorer based on all problems reported for the Explorer.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while reversing at 4 mph, his foot slipped and depressed the accelerator pedal causing him to loose control of the vehicle. The contact crashed into another vehicle. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The contact stated that the brake pedal was too small and too close to the fuel pedal. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 30,000.
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1996 Ford Explorer with brake problems. Consumer states that brake pedal is located to close to the floor board. And is to close to the accelerator causing you to hit the accelerator and the brake pedal at the same time. The consumer stated when he applied the brake, his foot also hit the accelerator pedal.
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In attempting to slow down our company's 2007 Ford Explorer I inadvertently pressed both the brake pedal and gas pedal at the same time with the same foot, causing the vehicle to speed up instead. I have previously experienced this in a rental Ford crown victoria. There was no accident, and there were no injuries, other than a brief panic attack. My solution was not drive the company's vehicle, but instead drive my own Chevrolet.
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Brake & accelerator pedals too close together. Many times applying brakes will hit accelerator at the same time and the accelerator wins. Primarily going from reverse to drive or drive to reverse, but has also happened in traffic. (v8 2003 Ford Explorer) .
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1998 Ford Explorer accelerator pedal broke loose from the floorboard while the vehicle was in motion. ** answer required***. This caused the consumer to become unable to handle the vehicle in a safe manner. The consumer requested reimbursement.
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2003 Ford Explorer recall regarding the travel on the brake pedal. On a number of occasions when it was necessary to brake hard to avoid an accident, the consumer had simultaneously engage the accelerator and brake pedals. This resulted in the consumer hitting a vehicle that had suddenly stopped in traffic in front of him. The brake pedal never passed the accelerator pedal, including panic stops. The problem could not be fixed. The consumer requested that the dealer adjust the brake pedal to stop higher than the accelerator pedal. The dealer stated it was impossible as in older models due to abs.
Went to apply brakes and the vehicle started to accelarate. I thought I had hit the gas pedal with the side of my foot, but after getting the vehicle stopped I tried to put my foot on the brake pedal and the gas pedal at the same time since that upset me. I could not do it because they are too far apart for that to happen. This could have been very bad because I could have gone into the store in front of the parking space.
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Consumer states that when trying to apply the brakes they will simultaneously hit the accelerator pedal and it will be hard for the consumer to control the vehicle. Dealer notified. Mr.
Brake pedal broke, hitting the floor, the bolt broke.
While driving, brake pedal broke causing consumer to have no brakes, consumer used emergency brakes to stop vehicle, dealer replaced power brake unit.
Brake and accelerator pedal too close together. During an emergency stop, brake pedal was depressed to its limit. Due to the spacing between the brake and accelerator along with the height of accelerator pedal, both were depressed at once causing a substantial increase in the stopping distance. This in turn was the main reason for a recent collision and several past near missed accidents during emergency braking. Wiper control arm and fluid dispenser does not work on occasion. This part has been replaced once in the past under warrantee. Second part is acting the same as the first.
Consumer could not reach the pedal. Had talk to dealer about driving close to the air bag. Dealer replied that she should buy a smaller car. Owner wants Ford to pay for pedal extensions.
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Brake pedal and switch, auto door lock and brake lights.
The safety pin was not installed at time of manufacturing (linkage) between the brake pedal and associated rod which allowed for components to come apart resulting in brake failure.
When making panic stops pedal goes to floor but hits accelerator pedal. This caused brakes & wheels to squeak. Location of brake & accelerator pedals are too close. Can cause an accident.
Space between the brake and accelerator pedals is not adequate. While attempting to stop short of a ditch, the driver's foot hit the brake and the accelerator and ran into the ditch.
Gas pedal and the brake pedal are too close, causing misapplication of the pedal which resulted in an accident.
Appied the brakes and the vehicle acclerated. The brake pedaland gas pedal are too close together. When looking out the window can accidentally hit the accelerator pedal instead the brake pedal.
Gas pedal too close to brake pedal, causing them to be depressed simultaneously/accident.
The design of pedals are to close, causing acceleration, almost resulting in collision.
The brake pedal bracket interfered and restricted the proper application of the brakes.
Brake pedal sticks.
Brake pedal is located too closely to gas pedal, it is easy to press on both at the same time.
The brake pedal is too close to the gas pedal. Consumer did not purchase vehicle because of this design.
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|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Disc Rotor problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Foundation Components problems||
|Brake Pedal And Linkage problems||