If you're not sure, have your mechanic check the wheel bearings. The original Sport Trac was based on the Ford Explorer, as is the newest version. But the Explorer has grown up, both in size and sophistication, and so has the Sport Trac. I think for it's size, the V8 Explorer is the best compromise of reliability, safety, and cost. Good performance, good gas mileage, should be reliable and is a nice looking vehicle.
For more information, refer to this page:. I have a 2007 Explorer and put 130,000+ miles on it taking it on long road trips, off road on old mountain mining and railroad roads, pulling a 3,000+ boat over mountain passes above 12,000', tent camping, and driving 4X4 in deep snow and on ice. I found a nice one about 100 miles away. Are there any major reliability issues with the 2009 Explorer V6? The air bags did not deploy. Side and side curtain airbags are available. This was my first car and I think it would be a great first car for teenagers learning to drive.
I think it would be different if I could maintain it from day 1. Because of the handling and the gas mileage, I think it would be a nice car for the average worker on their commute to work. An engine that has been overheated is more likely to have more problems in the future. I stayed away from the V6 for all the reasons found on this forum. The Bonneville was longer and may be a little wider. I haven't taken a long trip yet, but I don't think it will be a problem.
The only thing I had to do were valve stem seals. Safety: Antilock brakes and AdvanceTrac stability control system are standard. The standard radio looks like an afterthought the way it is stuffed in the center stack. Personally, I don't think I'd be comfortable with the leg room in any of the third row seats for more than a short trip, but I'm used to large cars too. I've only been reporting what my son says.
The total sales of the 2009 Ford Explorer in the United States are 25,872 units. The current version of the Explorer, introduced in 2006, is the best one yet in terms of promising some truck-like towing and hauling ability while still also allowing comfortable and safe transport, but today there are better options for a roomy, versatile family vehicle. Inside the Ford Explorer, 2009 brings an interior that scores well overall with reviewers. Check to find out if the truck had any reported accidents or other issues. A few short thoughts: We average 17-18 city and 21-22 mpg highway.
Also the possibility of broken chains will cause the engine to become a paper weight due to the interference design. This time I hit the cruise control off button on the steering wheel and the surge stopped. Personally, I don't think I'd be comfortable with the leg room in any of the third row seats for more than a short trip, but I'm used to large cars too. Both the V6 and V8 are solid engines and can last long if maintained well. Read further to find out.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2009 Explorer is 39 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Ford Explorer is 884. The total sales of the 2009 Ford Explorer in the United States are 25,872 units. This is why I just got a 2008 4. The V8 seems to give almost the same fuel economy. I do like the fact that the 4 wheel drive has several touch-button settings and that you can just leave it on an automatic setting all the time. The wheel sensors on your wheels are sensitive to excess motion between the wheel hub and the wheel, as they have a small gap between the sensor and the tone ring on the axle. The Bonneville was longer and may be a little wider.
On the Windstar there is one bold holding the sensors to the back of the wheels. The 2009 Ford Explorer delivers on both. Interestingly, the mpg numbers for the V-8 with the six-speed transmission are better than those of the V-6. Maximum towing capacity ranges from 3,500 lb. I know 2010 was its last year, so I went to the used market and got a 2009 with low milage and gave my 2007 to my wife for her town activities.