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2011 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (12%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (11%)

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

18000 mi Roaring noise was corrected by replacing plastic piece at bottom of windshield 
20000 mi Wind noise around a-pillar areas 
26640 mi window post applique on passenger side - rattle noise on highway 
3000 mi Repaired trim 
12000 mi Wind noise repaired for 3rd time. 

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

71700 mi

US $10
The small splash guard/wind deflector in front of the rear wheel repeatedly loosens and rattles. The piece is held in place by one screw and 2 plastic expansion plugs. The expansion plugs do not have sufficient material to remain locked in. 
155000 mi Found that the body seam cracked. Carpet is soaked, temporarily sealed with RTV. Will facilitate a more permanent repair as soon as time permits. The crack is in the top corner near the hatch..not easy to spot for those looking. 
Windshield noise, dealer unable to verify. 
3000 mi Water present in the right mirror turn signal indicator light. The exterior trim piece on the A-Pillar was buzzing at high speed. Attempted to pickup vehicle three times in 4 days but immediately returned with the problem. A rental was provided. 
15000 mi A trim piece on the outside of the A-pillar was buzzing at speed. A new redesigned trim piece has been made available to fix the problem. 
2000 mi both LED's on side view mirrors replaced due to condensation build up in them 
3000 mi Performed tsb on the a-pillars for the rattling noise. tsb resolved the noise. 
5300 mi Side mirror led on passenger side filled with water again. Mirror replaced again, for the third time. 
10000 mi A-pillar trim making noise again. Replaced with revised parts--Ford TSB. New designed parts are supposed to fix the problem--so far so good. 
10000 mi Exterior black trim piece on the inside top edge of the tailgate came loose at one end. Piece was double sticky taped back in place (that is how it was originally installed--no fasteners). 
12000 mi A-pillar trim fastening tab broken somehow. Trim replaced. 
13000 mi Condensation on mirror indicator lights. 
16700 mi Left turn signal lamp condensation. 
36000 mi Sunroof has leaked twice; water dripping from map lights in front of sunroof. 

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