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2011 Ford Explorer Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

50 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Ford Explorer. 9 of these members (18%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 18 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to 2011 Ford Explorers--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Ford Explorer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Ford Explorer problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 Ford Explorer problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

7% of the 2011 Ford Explorer repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 41% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 24% to the body and trim, and 14% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 74 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 Ford Explorer Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 1000    
3000 0 Repaired trim 
63000  
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 16000    
18000 0 Roaring noise was corrected by replacing plastic piece at bottom of windshield 
21000  
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 0    
20000 0 Wind noise around a-pillar areas 
31000  
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 0    
26640 0 window post applique on passenger side - rattle noise on highway 
55180  
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 6000    
12000 0 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

Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 10000    
13000 0 Condensation on mirror indicator lights. 
16700 0 Left turn signal lamp condensation. 
36000 0 Sunroof has leaked twice; water dripping from map lights in front of sunroof. 
38000  
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
0 Windshield noise, dealer unable to verify. 
 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
3000 0 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 0 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. 
41000  
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2011 0    
2000 0 both LED's on side view mirrors replaced due to condensation build up in them 
3000 0 Performed tsb on the a-pillars for the rattling noise. tsb resolved the noise. 
5300 0 Side mirror led on passenger side filled with water again. Mirror replaced again, for the third time. 
10000 0 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 0 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 0 A-pillar trim fastening tab broken somehow. Trim replaced. 
20000  

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