Ford Explorer Maintenance Costs

A Ford Explorer will cost about $9,093 for maintenance and repairs during its first 10 years of service.

This is more than the industry average for popular SUV models by $141. There is also a 26.83% chance that an Explorer will require a major repair during that time. This is 5.33% worse than similar vehicles in this segment. The chart below illustrates how these costs and repair probabilities will increase over time.

Probability of a Major Vehicle Repair (%)
Est Annual Maintenance/Repair Costs ($)

Ford Explorer Maintenance Costs

Year Major Repair Probability Annual Costs
1 2.77% $327
2 4.59% $375
3 5.15% $466
4 9.10% $604
5 13.03% $694
6 14.66% $878
7 15.81% $1,213
8 20.44% $1,372
9 22.58% $1,477
10 26.83% $1,687
11 41.56% $1,733
12 51.70% $1,985
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Ford Explorer Maintenance Schedule

Mileage Recommended Maintenance
5,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
7,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
10,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
15,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Lubricate Ball Joints
20,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
22,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
25,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
30,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
35,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
37,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
40,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
45,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Lubricate Ball Joints
50,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
52,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
55,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
60,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Clean and Repack Wheel Bearing, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
65,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
67,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
70,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
75,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Lubricate Ball Joints
80,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
82,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
85,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
90,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Spark Plugs Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
95,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
97,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
100,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Transmission Fluid Service, Spark Plugs Replacement, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
105,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Lubricate Ball Joints, Differential / Gear Oil Replacement, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Replacement
110,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
112,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
115,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
120,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Fuel Filter Replacement, Clean and Repack Wheel Bearing, Transmission Fluid Service, Lubricate Ball Joints, Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Replacement, Change Oil and Filter
125,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
127,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
130,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter
135,000 Rotate Tires, Cooling System Flush, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter, Lubricate Ball Joints
140,000 Rotate Tires, Change Oil and Filter, Cabin Replace Air Filter
142,500 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
145,000 Change Oil and Filter, Rotate Tires
150,000 Replace Air Filter, Rotate Tires, Transmission Fluid Service, Differential / Gear Oil Replacement, Lubricate Ball Joints, Transfer Case Fluid Replacement, Serpentine/Drive Belt Replacement, Change Oil and Filter

Other Ford Explorer Costs of Ownership

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