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2011 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (37%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 102 repairs.

2011 Ford Explorer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (83%)

< $100 (17%)

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

13000 mi
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
Mar 2011 - Jul 2011
Apr 2011

1000 mi
software update 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

2000 mi
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
Feb 2011 - Sep 2015
Mar 2011

3000 mi
Repaired trim Radio intermittently receiving signals. 
Dec 2011

20000 mi
microsoft sync system has many issues and needs update that is very time consuming and not user friendly 
Jan 2012

22000 mi
leak from cooling system/heater core. Had to remove dash to replace part! 
Oct 2012

31700 mi
loose rear-view mirror 
Dec 2012

33000 mi

US $150
Dead battery 
Aug 2013

52500 mi

US $100
blend door actuator stripped and had to be replaced 
Feb 2014

60000 mi

US $100
shifter not going into park always. needed adjustments. 
Feb 2015

90000 mi

US $300
120 volt outlet repaired Backup camera replaced 

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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
Apr 2011 - Jun 2013
Aug 2011

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. 
Mar 2012

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. 
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2015
Aug 2011

2000 mi
both LED's on side view mirrors replaced due to condensation build up in them 
Sep 2011

2000 mi
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 
Nov 2011

3000 mi
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. 
Apr 2012

5300 mi
Side mirror led on passenger side filled with water again. Mirror replaced again, for the third time. 
Dec 2012

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. 
Jan 2013

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). 
Jun 2013

12000 mi
A-pillar trim fastening tab broken somehow. Trim replaced. 
May 2014

21000 mi
Front sway bar link bushings making noise--clunking over bumps at slow speed. Dealer replaced both sway arm links. 
Jun 2015

33000 mi

US $100
Right rear wheel bearing replaced--making noise Left rear caliper seized--pads wearing quickly, rotor overheating. Caliper replaced. Right caliper inspected and was fine. Pads replaced on both rear wheels. Left rotor replaced, right machined. 
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011 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
Feb 2011 - Mar 2014
Jun 2011

2480 mi
Active Park Assist not working. Diagnosed right front sensor faulty. Replacement part ordered. Replaced right front sensor to correct fault in Active Park Assist. 
Jan 2012

4740 mi
Rain sensing wipers would sometimes do a random wipe when there was no reason for it. Dealer replaced the processor. 
Mar 2012

5580 mi
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. 
Mar 2013

8060 mi
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. 
Apr 2013

8260 mi
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
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

1000 mi
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
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011 ABS activated causing sudden slowdowns when taking 3-4 degree turn at 38-42 miles/hr. Replaced part BB5Z*3F818*A Sensor - Steering Rotation 
Jun 2011

8000 mi
replaced passenger seat airbag wiring assembly... wires broke from moving the seat full forward 

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2011 Ford Explorer Repair Histories

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