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#1 of 240 2006 Stalling Explorer
Jun 20, 2007 (12:08 am)
My 2006 Explorer started stalling with no warning at around 18000 miles in Feb 2007.
I have had discussions with Ford since and the car has been in to two dealerships in NC.They have no codes coming up and cannot replicate the problem.
This happens at all speeds and when it does I lose power steering and it can be very scary.I have avoided 2 accidents so far.When the car comes to a halt it starts first time and I may not have another stalling incident for several hundred miles or it may happens another mile down the road.
The last time it happened at speed was crossing the Chesapeak Bridge in Virginai Beach which was very very scary.
Ford have no solution and say will not replace my car under lemon law.Apparently National Highway Traffic Safety Admin now have a total of 4 2006 reported 2006 stalling Explorers.Contact them on 1 888327 4236 if you have a similar problem.
I am about to travel from NC to CA and hope that no serious problem occurs.I have told Ford about my travel plans and they do not care so I suppose I am a guinea pig for them
#2 of 240 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [aarchdale]
Jun 21, 2007 (2:03 pm)
I have a 2006 also, but have never had that problem. I will however, weigh in with an opinion. YMMV.
If it were my car - I may just sell it and get another one, as this is a problem Ford will never be able to fix, as it won't happen predictably. They can't fix what they can't demonstrate, if no codes are stored. Nobody could.
IF it always restarts - I may tolerate it and see what gives. IT may stop doing it, or become frequent enough to demonstrate to the dealer, who could then fix it.
I am surprised Ford doesn't care though. The Dealer doesn't build the car, you know, so it's not their fault. Ford, however, is usually pretty responsive to a safety risk. I may get a lawyer, and sue Ford over it, if I couldn't get some attention any other way. But I think Ford is your recourse if you want to pursue it. They should buy the car back and replace it for you. I have seen them do this before where safety is in question. Safety is your case - and with proper documentation, you may have one.....
Sorry for your irritation. I understand how you feel. But they are just machines, and it's a wonder they work at all, frankly.
Lastly - depending upon your state's lemon laws - if you put it into the dealer for a number of times within a specified time period, for the same issue, and they don't fix it, the lemon law may apply and get you action.
Best of luck. Howard
#3 of 240 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [nvbanker]
Jun 21, 2007 (4:12 pm)
Thanks Howard, I have contacted a lemon law attorney who thinks we have a good case.
I just need to get back to CA in one piece.
I am horrified at Ford messing me about for the last few months and looking at the lawsuits they are now settling over the rollover issue I am surprised that they are not more sensitive to this
#4 of 240 4 complaints.
Jun 22, 2007 (7:55 am)
Thats out of the 180,000 Explorers sold during 2006.
#5 of 240 Re: 4 complaints. [mschmal]
Jun 22, 2007 (10:35 am)
Yep, a bummer if you are one of the 4.
The car cut out in front of oncoming trafic yesterday and my wife called has just happened again on the way to the doc
#6 of 240 Re: 4 complaints. [aarchdale]
Jun 24, 2007 (3:49 pm)
A technique I have used before that worked is this; Take it to your friendly Ford dealer. Ask for the Service Manager. Tell him your problem, and leave him the car. Tell him to make it his personal car, use it, take it home, drive it all the time till he finds the problem and fixes it. Demand a rental car in the interim. He'll find it, and fix it within a week.
#7 of 240 Re: 4 complaints. [nvbanker]
Jun 25, 2007 (4:49 am)
The last dealership had it for 10 days and someone drove it for over 300 miles with no diagnosis.I insisted that they keep the car until it stalled but they bailed out on me saying the rental car was costing them too much money!
I will take your advice and insist the manager drives with his family the next time.
Will have to do that now when I get back to CA
#8 of 240 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [aarchdale]
Jul 30, 2007 (12:54 pm)
Understand where your pain is. Just encounterd the exact problem you have and just started the crappy ford process.
Naturally ther are no codes and they cant duplictae it. I like the serv mgr suggestion and may attempt it. If you have had any luck in rectifying the problem please respond to this reply as to how I can email for further help. Hope you get some releif cause I cant...ME
#9 of 240 Maybe solved
Jul 30, 2007 (1:13 pm)
I had a total of 3 incidents on my trip across the USA, needless to say scary.I took the car back to the dealership where I bought it, checked all electricals etc etc, drove the car 300 miles could not duplicate.I then spoke to the President of PS Motors here in PS and he put his service director on it.Looks like they found a problem with the
cause 27301 throttle body (9E926) 42 which had intermitent faulty ttle body.Replaced throttle body
They also looked at the cruise control which I am convinced had some thing to do with it.
They then test drove for another 300 miles, no problems yet, got it back last Friday.
Ask your garage to look at throttle body and motor asy.
I have my fingers crossed