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2015 Ford Explorer repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (44%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 63 repairs.
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2015 Ford Explorer repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (5%)

$100 - $499 (16%)

< $100 (74%)

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Chart based on 43 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

10000 mi
Exhaust entering cabin under hard acceleration. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 warning transmission not in park message when car was in park. Seatbelt light stayed on but not all the time Drops of oil noticed once in awhile. Started to be more frequent. Found nothing. When driving transmission seems like it needs to shift . When step on gas Rpm goes up but no response from vehicle. Tripometer not registering mpg or car using tooo much gas . 3 gallons for less than 30 miles hwy in shop now don't know. Oil still leaking previous repair they could find anything . 
Feb 2017

22000 mi
Something I should wrong w thing vehicle but shop is unable to determine what . Not driving right . I attempt to accelerate the vehicle either seems to lose power or doesn’t shift to next gear . 
Mar 2017

22000 mi
I reported same issue as feb . Plus other Exterior door handle driver side broke . I was attempting to make a turn from a stop I pressed gas and the vehicle didn’t hardly move . Full system check mechanic manager told me it was miss firing 2 of the 6 cylinders running on 4 cyclinders . Contacted Manufacturers ford said it was within specs . 
Nov 2017

30000 mi
Acceleration problem again. Nothing was done could note replicate . 
Dec 2017

30000 mi
Driver door panel warped . The panel was repaired in. November get but not correctly . They reset the panel .the panel is still warped . Service has to get approval from ford to replace full panel . Been a month haven’t heard anything . The door panel issue is a recall and will be fixed if owner reports it . Same issue as reported all year . The vehicle doesn’t excellerate properly . When attempting to pass another car I press the gas and I do not go faster . I took car in when it was happening they hooked the computer t9 it and said it did throw some codes . I asked they said it was a sub computer not talking* to main computer . Was told it was running at 16000 Rpms . Didn’t do anything to corr3ct just said the report said it had at one time through the code nothing was happening now couldn’t duplicate . Car has been in shop total of 8 times with 6 being for same issue that nothing is wrong . 
Jun 2018

36000 mi

US $50
Rear seat heater wasn’t working took it in for repair in dec. Part was on back order they never called when it was in 6 months long enough to resolve back order issue . They replaced part. Work fine now I don’t need in summer . I had two tires replaced and then after I noticed a noise when backup and turning at same time . Took to service they repaired the cv I will have t9 find exact repair all under extended warranty 

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2015 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Explorer in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2018
Jan 2015

21000 mi
There were 2 areas on roof (not seen at time of purchase) that had one large and several small dark gray spots / blobs underneath the clear coat...on a White Platinum car! 
Sep 2017

27000 mi
Both Driver and Front Passenger door trim (entire inside panels) were replaced for FREE due to defect...the top "skin" was pulling away from the door interior where the window slides up / down...known defect (supposedly). Car model was < 3 years old at the time with <36,000 miles on it. 
Ford Explorer in Georgia, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

22800 mi
replaced separated drivers door panal 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Oct 2018
Nov 2014

1240 mi
wires for moon roof switch to close moon roof were crimped and not connected properly. Moon roof would not close with close switch for either tilt or slide. Dealer removed switch, uncrimped the wire, reinsytalled switch and all was fine. 
Jun 2016

41540 mi

C $750
The driver's side interior door panel arm rest vinyl was splitting at the seam, The vehicle was at 70,000 kms and just out of warranty. Ford refused to cover the panel under warranty although it had clearly started to split before expiry 
Jun 2017

65100 mi

C $1250
Complete front and rear brakes. 
Sep 2017

71300 mi

C $250
Replace belt tensioner / pulley and belt. 
Feb 2018

84320 mi

C $1500
Replace cracked oiling feed tube to inboard turbocharger. Had to drop engine cradle from vehicle. 
Jun 2018

85250 mi

C $153
Repaired passenger side door panel under TSB notification for free. Paid for driver door panel seam at armreast which split to be repaired at the same time. 
Jul 2018

85560 mi

C $535
Left rear wheel bearing replaced 
Oct 2018

94601 mi

C $585
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
Ford Explorer in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

4000 mi
Plastic around fender had very minor gap. 

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2015 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Feb 2016
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Drivers Door Window Wind Noise at Highway Speeds. Still having the issue. 
Dec 2015

13000 mi
Drives side window still has wind noise at highway speeds. 
Feb 2016

13000 mi
Driver side window wind noise never fully fixed. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

32000 mi
Windows jump when opening. Know issue, motors were replaced. Drivers side is better, passenger is exactly the same. Taking it to a different dealer 
Nov 2017

34700 mi
When hitting a bump on right rear wheel the car would shift to the right when hitting a bump on right rear wheel, car would shift to the right. leaking strut replaced. Loose driver A pillar trim and driver side passenger window trim replaced. Exhaust smell in cabin. TSB performed sealing the rear of the vehicle and replacing the rear air vents and reprogramming the climate control module. 
Mar 2018

39500 mi

US $15
Found water in the spare tire well. the seam sealer cracked by the top of the hatch and the roof. It looks like they put bondo on er the seam sealer and painted it. the bondo dried up and cracked. the insulation under the spare and the spare tire cover both had mold so they will have to be replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

12000 mi
Rattle noise from passenger A pillar on highway in windy conditions. Minor rattle noise from driver's side rear door. 
Ford Explorer in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

58000 mi

US $220
OEM battery defective, leaked and corroded battery clamp 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2018
Jun 2016

22000 mi
Passenger a-pillar trim was loose. Replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2017

36000 mi
Experiencing buzzing vibration intermittently with crosswind at freeway speeds. Had loose trim piece replaced in roof above wind screen. Noise issue unresolved. Vehicle exhaust and gasoline scent present in vehicle on occasion following Ford TSB. Modifications made to venting at rear of vehicle. 
Jun 2017

38000 mi
Windscreen trim parts and bracket underneath wipers 
Jan 2018

43000 mi

US $300
Purge valve in fuel system was stuck ope causing check engine light. 

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2015 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

34000 mi
driver's door arm rest is splitting. Interior door panel part on order. 
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

60000 mi
Internal window seals were bad and caused significant drag on the vertical operation of the power windows. Dealer replaced the seals and the windows operate appropriately. 
Ford Explorer in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Feb 2018
Jun 2017

27000 mi
Key fob not detected so car wont start. Problem continues. 
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

38000 mi

US $85
Audio System and screen went out, They did a reset and it is OK for now, but the estimate to replace the audio component is $800. 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2015 Install missing bumper clip. 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2016
Apr 2016

23700 mi
The coat hanger on the driver side snapped off. Ford refuses to repair under warranty. They say it's due to misuse of the hook??? This is why, even though my wife love the Explorer, I will purchase a Mercedes, BMW or Cadillac when I buy. 
Oct 2016

30000 mi
Coat hanger never fixed. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Jan 2015

32200 mi
Rear hatch was not aligned correctly at time of manufacture therefore there was a large gap on the left side whereas the right side sat flush when closed. Repair was completed by the body shop to re-align the hatch correctly 
Sep 2017

53000 mi

US $300
New front rotors and pads 
Jul 2018

68000 mi

US $240
Noisy belt tensioner replaced 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Jun 2015

7000 mi
Shifts hard thru the gears at times 
Apr 2017

28000 mi
Airbag light was on. Took it in one day for diagnosis another for repair as parts needed to be ordered. It was an issue with the wiring for the inflatable rear seat belts. Replaced the wiring. No charge 
Ford Explorer in United Arab Emirates
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Apr 2015 There was a consistent rattle in drivers side of the trunk, behind the penal. I pushed some foam behind the panel and the sound stopped The plastic cover at the bottom of the passenger and driver front doors was misaligned with the covers on the back-doors. I pushed a plastic thing under it to move it more outside. Its OK now 
May 2015 Both A-Pilar covers on the outside were loose. Both covers were replaced AC stopped working while in traffic jam. The AC control system was reset 
Jan 2017 Ac was not cooling. Charged gas. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

21700 mi
moon roof cover would make a lot of noise when opened or closed. It took two trips to get cover repaired. Now, wind noise has become a lot worse. 
May 2016

15000 mi
Excessive wind noise coming from moon roof, worse at highway speeds. 

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