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Service Engine Light On Problems of Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer owners have reported 11 problems related to service engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Ford Explorer 1
Failure Date: 05/17/2015

Complete engine failure while driving. Service engine soon light appeared 2 days previous but did not yet make it to the mechanic. Computer reading suggested a sensor problem. Engine shut down, lost power steering and all systems. Engine restarted but now idles rough.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer 2
Failure Date: 04/14/2015

My truck began to shake when I stop at stop signs and lights. The service engine soon light came on and would not go out. I got a code reading, there were many fuel ejection issues. I got a diagnostic test today, and was told it could be the fuel pump. When I put gas in, the gas pump gets stuck inside sometimes. Does not come out smoothly. What is going on?.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Ford Explorer 3
Failure Date: 09/05/2014

When starting the vehicle, its not wanting to run. Then when I start to pull out it stalls. I mean, u push the gas pedal and it takes maybe four seconds before anything happens, then the tires spin it jerks forward and my kids scream. It jerks u back in the seat. Ok, we're on the road, I dont know if its going to run. One minute its acting like its getting enough fuel. The nexts its like it isnt. Now the service engine light has come on. I call the guy who works on cars, he use to be a head mechanic for for has his own shop now, he automatically tells me its the throttle body and says if I cant find a used one, u wont like buyin a new one. An the bad thing is u have to replace them about every 120000 miles. Now isnt that great. The auto parts store says about $725 will take care of the part, what about the labor??? I bought this vehicle because it had a third row seat. I have three kids. I need it to be safe, not a death trap. Ford knows it has a problem, fix it!!!.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Ford Explorer 4
Failure Date: 04/18/2014

On Friday April 18, 2014 my wife an I prestarted the car to go to dinner, after only 2 minutes the car shut of. Upon review of the issue the low oil pressure light came on, the stability control light came on, as well as he service engine soon light. The mileage at the incident was approx 45,500 but the complaint says 44,000 because this is the second time it has done this, and the first time for the stability control light to illuminate. After dinner we came home and attempted to restart the vehicle, everything seemed normal, it started it drove, but subsequently we had it towed to Ford, so they could address the problem.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Ford Explorer 5
Failure Date: 01/16/2014

Had fueled (full) 2 hours before. Gas gauge dropped to empty. Miles to empty shows dashes. Service engine soon light is on.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Ford Explorer 6
Failure Date: 11/09/2008

I have a Ford Explorer 2003 with 93000 miles and the o/d light as well as the service engine soon light is on. From my research it seems this is a major problem that Ford refuses to address on the car mentioned.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Ford Explorer 7
Failure Date: 07/20/2008

Ford motor company Ford motor company is illegally charging customers for computer engine updates. In July of 2008 my service engine light came on in my 2003 Ford Explorer 2003. . I was told by the service department at buerge Ford that my engine codes had to be updated per Ford motor company. They updated the engine codes in 15 minutes and charged me $128. 00 dollars for updating Fords new engine computer codes. The problem I have with Ford motor company is that if the engine codes on my Ford Explorer XLT 2003 needed to be updated to Fords new engine codes a recall should be implemented, or the charge shouldn't be pass on to the consumer. A recall was never done, and Ford motor company has been illegally passing on this charge to the consumer for years, without a recall notice. Nothing was at fault at my end. I have a copy of my bill for your records on this illegal charge. Please investigate Ford motor company for not implementing a recall notice for this problem with their SUV's, car's and trucks. Sincerely. Jeffrey roth.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Ford Explorer 8
Failure Date: 03/10/2008

Where to start. . . Broken cruise control, headlight switch has a short, driver side passenger window doesn't roll down, trouble going into gear, car suddenly dies at interstate speeds, loud grinding sound from the engine bay (like an electric knife sharpener) that is getting increasingly more frequent, service engine soon light will not go off, brakes squeal and don't stop the vehicle properly, support for the hatch (which is cracked 8 inches or so in two places) doesn't lift hatch completely, and the fuel economy is down to 4-6 mpg in the city. I hate it! I don't feel like my girlfriend is safe driving it, and I think Ford should be forced to make their wrongs into rights!.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Ford Explorer 9
Failure Date: 07/24/2007

Multiple problems with my Explorer. When shifting into reverse car jolts with a clunking noise. Abs light is on and 4x4 high light flashes. Service engine light on but no hose leaks can be found. Wrench light comes on even after tps replacement suggested by obd-ii. Very unhappy with this vehicle. I have owned 7 Fords, this is the worst I have owned.

car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Ford Explorer 10
Failure Date: 05/21/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Explorer. On may 21, 2007, the contact stated that the coil pack and spark plugs failed in her vehicle twice in four days. The contact stated that the service engine light illuminated and the vehicle vibrates and looses power when driving. The contact stated that speed and weather were not factors. The purchase date and engine size were unknown. The current and failure mileages were 150,000.

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car image   Service Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Ford Explorer 11
Failure Date: 03/05/2002

Temperature indicator light flashed, afterwards engine stalled. Dealer has replaced thermostat. *akthe service engine light illuminated, vehicle started to smoke while in motion at a speed of 65 mph. Vehicle was taken to dealer where he was informed he had a blown head gasket. Consumers insurance company did a test where it was determined out that a faulty thermostat was the cause.

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