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Ford Explorer Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Ford Explorer reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Ford Explorers with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Ford Explorers that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Ford Explorer lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Explorer has been recently.

To see how frequently Ford Explorer problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Ford may not be perfect, but they are still solid.
2004 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Lots of them on the road.
Ford Explorer Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr SUV turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ford Explorers were long a bad brand based on the tire fiasco that was proven, for the most part, was owner created. So have high expectations that it will improve.
2006 4dr SUV 210-horsepower 4.0L V6
5-speed automatic 4WD w/low range
Fords do not have the same reputation for quality as imports.
2006 4dr SUV 292-horsepower 4.6L V8
6-speed automatic RWD
Ford is not considered a premium brand.