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Ford Explorer, Ford Explorer Sport, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Car Safety, Electrical, Steering, SUV
#2 of 233 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [aarchdale]
Jun 21, 2007 (3:03 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 233 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [nvbanker]
Jun 21, 2007 (5:12 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 233 4 complaints.
Jun 22, 2007 (8:55 am)
Thats out of the 180,000 Explorers sold during 2006.
#5 of 233 Re: 4 complaints. [mschmal]
Jun 22, 2007 (11:35 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 233 Re: 4 complaints. [aarchdale]
Jun 24, 2007 (4:49 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 233 Re: 4 complaints. [nvbanker]
Jun 25, 2007 (5:49 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 233 Re: 2006 Stalling Explorer [aarchdale]
Jul 30, 2007 (1:54 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 233 Maybe solved
Jul 30, 2007 (2:13 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
#11 of 233 Ford explorer 2000 don't start, theft ligth blinkinh
Jul 18, 2007 (8:49 pm)
My Ford Explorer 2000 is not starting since the last time I turn the engine off. The only thing I see is my theft ligth is fast blinking in the dash board. When I go with a scew driver to the pole of the starter its crank but the engine does not go. I try to read (plug my computer) I get no response from the explorer computer. I am not so experience with Ford.