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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Brakes, SUV
#39 of 66 Re: 2009 Explorer brake failure [gardenlady1]
May 27, 2011 (11:09 am)
I purchased my 2009 ford explorer eddie bauer edition May 20, 2009. Had first break failure on 8/24/10 - dealer changed "booster". Second failure on 9/3/10 - dealer said there was a bad production of "boosters" so they replaced again. The breaks have now failed a third time on 5/16/11. Ford engineer cannot find anything wrong. There is something wrong that Ford is hiding and we will be the victims just like Toyota customers went through a few years ago. What happens if we hurt someone during a failure? We could end up in prison because no one can duplicate the problem and it would be our word against the Ford giant. This is beyond scary, it's a crime waiting to happen. I'm on my way to an attorney.
#40 of 66 2005 explorer - Eddie bauer
Aug 15, 2011 (6:26 pm)
We live in Colorado mountains. We're having severe brake problems. On a downward slope, gravel or snow, the brakes grind and vibrate, and do not stop. So, we have 2 options, depress brakes and do not stop or let foot up from brake and do not stop. Not a good scenario when the road is a hair pin turn, drops off 500 - 1000 feet , you want to stop. Took the vehicle into our ford dealer in canon city, colorado, and they took it for a test run and couldn't duplicate it. I think they should take it on Shelf Road and see how serious they'd be during their trouble shooting. It sounds like others have similar problems. What is the deep secret or solution? Buy a Nissan instead?
#41 of 66 Re: 2005 explorer - Eddie bauer [hpurdy]
Aug 15, 2011 (6:28 pm)
I agree with garden lady. This is beyond scary. I will need to make a decision before winter, and it will not be another ford if they don't step up to the plate.
#42 of 66 Re: 2005 explorer - Eddie bauer [hpurdy]
Aug 16, 2011 (8:40 am)
What you describe is SOP, Standard Operating Procedure, for modern day ABS, Anti-lock Brakiing Systems. ABS wil often sacrifice braking ability in favor of allowing the driver to maintain directional control. That can be very frustrating in certain circumstances, like the one you describe, but ABS, overall, definitely improves safety.
My '92 Jeep acted the very same way, ABS continued to remain active right down to virtually zero, "creep", speed, NEVER letting the Jeep come to a full and final stop.
I am a BIG fan of a new design that would disable ABS unless the vehicle direction of travel deviates, according to VSC, from the desired one.
#43 of 66 Re: 2005 explorer - Eddie bauer [hpurdy]
Aug 16, 2011 (8:45 am)
Back in my days in MT, long before ABS, I often made judicious use of the rear implemented e-brake in situations such as you describe.