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Ford Explorer Most Common Problems (All Years)

80
wheel bearing / hub
25
radiator
24
end link or bushing for stabilizer bar
22
thermostat housing
21
blend door motor for HVAC
20
ball joint
19
exterior trim / body side molding / roof molding
15
alternator
15
transmission rebuilt
14
ignition coil pack
13
strut (suspension)
12
control arm / tension strut / thrust arm / lateral link
12
shifter mechanism
12
thermostat
11
brake caliper
10
CV joint / axle / half shaft
8
A/C compressor
8
A/C recharge (no parts replaced)
8
damper / shock absorber
8
idler pulley for accessory / serpentine / drive belt
 
8   16   24   32   40   48   56   64   72   80  
Chart is based on 963 vehicles in TrueDelta's reliability survey.
These are the problems owners most commonly reported on TrueDelta's Car Reliability Survey. For many models not all entries have been coded yet, so focus on the relative numbers rather than the absolute numbers. Usually when people say "they all have this problem," the problem in question actually affects between 10 percent and 20 percent of all cars. We aren't counting wear items like brake pads and rotors that truly do require periodic replacement on all cars.