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2011 Ford Explorer Problems and Repair Histories

50 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Ford Explorer. 25 of these members (50%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 74 repairs to 2011 Ford Explorers--an average of 1.5 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 problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 11000    
13000 0 Electronic cooling fans stopped working cuasing the car to overheat when stopped. Additionally, the air conditioning stopped working directly related to the cooling system. The MYFORD SYNC system completely crashed. NAVI stopped working, phone would not stay paired, HVAC controlls would not work during system crash. System would indicate several USB connection when on 1 was plugged in. Loud wind noise in the upper right hand side of the windsheild. Wind noise is more noticalbe during windy conditions. 
Ford Explorer in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 1000    
1000 0 software update 
7000  
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 1000    
2000 0 Car made screeching noise from engine right after ignition. Dealer could not replicate. 

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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 Radio intermittently receiving signals. 
20000 0 microsoft sync system has many issues and needs update that is very time consuming and not user friendly 
22000 0 leak from cooling system/heater core. Had to remove dash to replace part! 
31700 0 loose rear-view mirror 
33000 150 Dead battery 
52500 100 blend door actuator stripped and had to be replaced 
60000 100 shifter not going into park always. needed adjustments. 
63000  

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

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 
2000 0 replaced a module in the sync system preventing pretty much everything from working, also replaced the side mirrors again for condensation in the led lights 
3000 0 both side mirror replaced again due to moisture in the side indicator led's built into the mirrors.  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  
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
0 MFT (My ford Touch) multiple reflashs. Still very buggy but getting better. Reflashs done in May and in July. Windshield noise, dealer unable to verify. 
 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 0    
2480 0 Active Park Assist not working. Diagnosed right front sensor faulty. Replacement part ordered. Replaced right front sensor to correct fault in Active Park Assist. 
4740 0 Rain sensing wipers would sometimes do a random wipe when there was no reason for it. Dealer replaced the processor. 
5580 0 A performance upgrade was installed for MyFord Touch (MFT). Many owners experienced various problems with MFT and Ford redesigned and worked on the software package. New navigation card was also installed. 
8060 0 Over the past few months I had to trickle charge the battery several times since it was low. Never failed to start the car. Battery was tested when I went for season tire change and the result was that the battery was replaced. 
8260 0 Rain sensing wipers would periodically wipe for no reason. Dealer replaced control module. This was the second time it was replaced. 
 
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2011 1000    
1000 0 MyFordTouch had some issues. Dealer said that they needed to update the software. Problems were, cell phone would not sync, clock not keeping time. 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 0    
0 ABS activated causing sudden slowdowns when taking 3-4 degree turn at 38-42 miles/hr. Replaced part BB5Z*3F818*A Sensor - Steering Rotation 
8000 0 replaced passenger seat airbag wiring assembly... wires broke from moving the seat full forward 

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