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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.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2015 Ford Explorer.

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

Engine not specified

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 Kentucky, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2017
Feb 2015

4000 mi
Plastic around fender had very minor gap. 
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 California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jan 2018
Jan 2015

12700 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. 

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2015 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

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. 
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 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 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
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. 

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2015 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

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 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 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 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. 
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 California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2018
Jan 2015

16300 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 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 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 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 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

41000 mi
Pinion seal leak on transfer case. 
Feb 2018

52000 mi

US $40
Blend door actuator on passenger side failed 
Ford Explorer in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2018
Jun 2016

14000 mi

US $360
To eliminate clonking noises when the steering is turned to the right at low speed Two safety belts replaced under warranty. One was stuck and the other has to be cut off when a child got entangled in it. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

51000 mi

US $106
Replace right strut. 
Ford Explorer in Washington, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Replaced Evaporator Core due to bad switch 
Sep 2016

27000 mi
Leaking Fuel Injector in #2. Replacement of Injector requires replacement of fuel line which took 8 weeks to get. 
Apr 2017

28600 mi
TSB for "Transmission not in Park" warning 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Explorer in Illinois, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

25000 mi
Backup camera wasn't working correctly 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

35000 mi
After extended time maintaining constant throttle at 70 mph and approaching a steep grade to go over a bridge experienced very harsh downshift. Experienced same issue when driving in mountains on vacation two weeks earlier. 2nd trip for this. 
Apr 2017

77000 mi
Clicking sound in front end. Ford Dealership unable to determine cause. Told car was safe to drive. Sold car. Rubber molding on one side of sunroof fell out. Dealer repaired for free. 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Nov 2017 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

74000 mi

US $250
rear camera rear lift motor steering wheel switches 
Ford Explorer in Virginia, United States
Jun 2014 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

38000 mi
Water leaking from passenger side window 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

22000 mi

US $600
Integrated Key/Key FOB physicaly broke while trying to turn in ignition. Car was still under warranty but Dealer said that Key's are not covered. Also I needed to replace a second key(lost) $600 total. 
Ford Explorer in Georgia, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

21000 mi
Ba valve. Would not shift into 6th 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

15000 mi
Second row passenger side bucket seat would not fold down/away using the automatic fold button. You could do it manually, but only with a lot of effort and tugging/pulling. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Apr 2018 - Mar 2019
Jun 2018

54000 mi

US $351
Emmisions Issue 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

15000 mi
rear window trim was not seating correctly 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

4000 mi
Metal support bar that holds up the front of the load floor when the power 3rd row is stowed came loose and was pointed into the passenger area. Was able to snap it back into place. 
Mar 2017

42000 mi
Front passenger interior door panel started to peel and separate along the top where it meets the glass. Removed door panel and attempted to re-glue. Repair only partially successful as only the center is adhering. Airbag warning light comes on intermittently. Read code B141C which indicated issue with 2nd row inflatable seatbelts. Should be covered by TSB 16-0001. Dealer visit to be scheduled later. 
Aug 2017

51000 mi

US $131
Had interior door panel that was separating professionally repaired (glued & stapled) since previous home repair attempt was not successful. 
Jun 2018

66227 mi

US $802
Poor cooling especially on passenger side. Replaced low side Schrader valve, rear evaporator O-rings, and passenger side blend door actuator. System evacuated and recharged. Oil pressure sending unit found to be leaking and replaced. Left front door latch would intermittently not open fully resulting in the inability to close the door. Latch mechanism was replaced. 

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2014 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Jan 2017
Jun 2014

10540 mi
Vibration coming through the floor 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
May 2016

32000 mi
A-pillar trim panels replaced after becoming loose and making noise at highway speeds 
Dec 2016

43000 mi
Ambient temperature sensor would sporadically read wrong replaced under extended warranty 
Ford Explorer in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2017 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

35340 mi

C $300
Rust in both rear doors inside.. like orange peel.. was not covered by warranty after 3 days past the end of the 3 years 60k warranty 
Ford Explorer in Delaware, United States
Oct 2013 - Feb 2018
Jun 2014

8000 mi
Internal battery failure. Dealer replaced battery. 
Dec 2015

32000 mi
Battery bad on service. Replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2016

49000 mi

US $100
Lift gate not working. Replaced hinges, control module, lift gate motor. 
Jun 2017

59000 mi

US $250
Rear brake pads replaced. 
Sep 2017

63201 mi

US $100
Transfer case PTU Assembly leaking. Replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2017 - Feb 2020
May 2019

45999 mi

US $49
Replaced purge valve (emissions system) to correct check engine light. 
Ford Explorer in Delaware, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
May 2014

3000 mi
While idling in a parking lot, got "high coolant temp, low oil pressure, 4wd system failure, stability system failure" and other errors. After shutting off, vehicle would not start. After resting for 15 minutes, vehicle finally restarted. 
Jul 2014

4300 mi
Problem reoccurred, drove car straight to dealer with warning lights on, did not turn it off. They found 3 pages of codes and a lack of BCM communication. Involved Ford engineering. Found and replaced a damaged pin in a harness connector. 
Oct 2014

6300 mi
Got charging system error, noted bad battery by the "eye" on the battery being black. 
Dec 2014

8000 mi
Belt noise was getting loud. I showed the dealer the noise when I pulled in. 2 days later, it mysteriously wasn't making the noise any more and the dealer "did nothing." It still makes the noise on really rainy days. Charging system error again. It seems if it sits for a week with no use, the parasitic drain on the battery is high and it gives this error until it has been driven to full charge. The Explorer on the show room floor had the same problem. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Aug 2017
Jun 2017

44640 mi

C $800
Rear brake pads and rotors replaced Driver's door handle replaced. Tab broken holding handle and had to continually push back into place 
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Apr 2018
Dec 2015

28000 mi
Oil leak from timing chain cover. 
Mar 2016

31000 mi
Rear differential was leaking fluid. Dealer replaced the vent with an updated part per a TSB. 
Jun 2016

35000 mi
Transmission fluid cap is covered in fluid. Dealer reports levels are good and this is normal. 
Aug 2016

40000 mi
Paint was bubbling on both rear door edges and on the rear hatch under some trim. The dealer repainted those portions of the vehicle under warranty. 
Jan 2017

47903 mi
Left rear wheel bearing was making noise. Replaced under powertrain warranty. 
Apr 2017

52413 mi
Airbag light was on. Dealer diagnosed and replaced both rear seatbelt wire harnesses per TSB 16-0001 
Oct 2017

60456 mi

US $8
Rear calipers we’re sticking due to corrosion pinching pad slides. Replaced slides, cleaned rust. Front calipers have no signs of corrosion at all. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

29000 mi
Battery died 
Ford Explorer in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Oct 2014

9500 mi
Replaced Steering rack Replaced seat rack, seat motor and cross bar support. 
Jul 2015

18700 mi
paint was wearing on bottom edge of door. Repainted door. 
Mar 2016

30000 mi
Replace door seal 
Dec 2016

41000 mi
Paint on hood bubbling due to corrosion of the alum. 
Apr 2017

46000 mi
Drive shaft seal leaking. Took 2 days because the part was not in stock. Drive shaft seal leaking. Dealer replaced seal 
Ford Explorer in Delaware, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

14000 mi
Windshield trim broke off while driving. Dealer replaced both sides even though only one side broke off. 
Nov 2015

22700 mi
Bad rear wheel bearing - dealer replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2016

36000 mi
Exhaust fumes were leaking into the cabin of the car. Ford proposed a $600 fix, but when I googled the problem, I found it to be widespread and apparently the $600 fix does not work. Therefore, we traded the car. 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

55000 mi
Paint was chipped and bubbled at front edge of hood. Dealer sanded and repainted hood. 
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2014 - Apr 2018
May 2017

46000 mi

US $400
servo motor in heater/ac failed. Unit was replaced under extended warranty with $100 deductible. Door panel covering is curling up where door panel meets window on drivers side. Door panel was replaced. Dealer done at no charge under "customer satisfaction" 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

8000 mi
electronic display system glitch 
Nov 2016

19600 mi
Exhaust fumes entering vehicle on hard acceleration. Fumes are now better but problem not eliminated 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

103000 mi

US $2300
Electric steering needed steering column replaced. 
Mar 2018

103997 mi

US $2198
Timing chain 
Ford Explorer in Oregon, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2013
May 2013

1000 mi
Engine began misfiring. Dealer determined one fuel rail was defective due to manufacturing defect. 
Dec 2013

8000 mi
Transmission shifting erratically. 
Ford Explorer in Arizona, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2018
Aug 2016

62700 mi

US $100
The electrical button on the shifter goes bad and will not register being in park. The shifter was replaced under my extended warranty. 
Sep 2018

91000 mi

US $130
Rear air was [not] blowing cold. It was found that the A/C Compressor was leaking. Evacuated system, flushed system, replaced A/C compressor, replaced A/C condenser, refilled system. Shifter button acting up again. When putting in park, would not always read in park, causing other issues. Shifter was replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2017
Dec 2015

59000 mi

US $100
Updated APIM firmware and replaced shifter and linkage for parking shift position issue 
Jun 2016

66000 mi

US $100
Experienced driveline jolts when accelerating. Dealer said the jolts were due to driveline slack at the hub. Added a shim kit due to a TSB about the problem. 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jul 2015
Oct 2013

14560 mi
Air conditioning compressor failed. To be replaced, part on back order. Compressor Clutch and pulley worn out causing clutch to smoke when AC on. Evac recharge AC system. Replaced AC compressor and AC lines O-rings at the compressor. 
Jul 2015

22940 mi
Gear selector sensor not reporting that the vehicle was placed in park. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Aug 2014

19900 mi
Dead cell battery, battery replaced 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

71300 mi

C $550
Exhaust 
Jul 2017

71300 mi

C $600
Wheel bearing 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2018
Oct 2013

5200 mi
Door ajar light on 
Apr 2016

22500 mi

US $665
Moon roof stopped working 1 month after warranty expired.Replaced 1 of the motors and switch. The shade had still worked. Labor was $430. Job took less than 3 hours. 
Apr 2017

30000 mi
Moonroof again stopped working, but dealer fixed at no cost because previous repair on moonroof had 2 year warranty. 
Ford Explorer in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

38000 mi
Vehicle was sucking exhaust into the cabin. Some places were sealed up but did not work. 
Ford Explorer in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2017
Mar 2017

33000 mi

US $350
Tires replaced under warranty. Standard Equipment Michelin's dry rotted over the past 3 years in storage. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Dec 2016 - Dec 2017
Sep 2017

66000 mi
dealer broke bug deflecter-replaced 
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

3655 mi
Traction Contrel System engaged while on dry pavement. I was unable to disengage TCS. Engine reving high as a result of TCR. Brought to dealer to see RCA. Results inconclusive. Dealer updated ECU and Antilock firware to latest rev. Traction Contrel System engaged while on dry pavement. I was unable to disengage TCS. Engine reving high as a result of TCR. Brought to dealer to see RCA. Results inconclusive. Dealer updated ECU and Antilock firware to latest rev. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Mar 2016

75000 mi

US $570
Car wouldn't recognize when it was in Park, so it wouldn't fully shut off. Dealer replaced shifter assembly, 100% out of pocket expense. Well known problem among ford auto shifters. Really should be a recall issue, honestly. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Sep 2015

48000 mi
Stabilizer bar became lose and had to be replaced. Faint burning smell in car if engine exceeds 4000 RPM. Dealer are unable to find the cause. Replaced cabin filters. Problem ongoing. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Nov 2016
May 2015

59000 mi

US $100
Rear deck did not open fully 
Aug 2016

69000 mi

US $245
Replaced EVAP Purge valve 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Jan 2014

20000 mi
Defect in arm, replaced Headliner rattle Seat belt not locking Clip loose in passenger door - removed and replaced Rubber door seals worn through. Noise while steering - Clock spring ordered but not yet replaced Rattle above the third row rear speaker. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2014
Feb 2014

22000 mi
This was a recall that we had addressed - a coupler on a fuel line at the fuel tank had to be replaced due to leakage. 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

42900 mi

US $1800
Air conditioning compressor clutch seized 
Oct 2016

58300 mi

US $160
Dead battery 
Jun 2017

72000 mi

US $490
Wiring harness failure, caused an erroneous battery warning light. 
May 2018

77000 mi

US $1800
2nd air conditioner compressor replacement required ugh!!!!’ Also required a new condenser 
Ford Explorer in United Arab Emirates
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

41540 mi
LH A-pillar outer trim came loose 
Jun 2018

55180 mi
Battery died under warranty. Shop I bought the battery from agreed to replace free of charge. Battery was 11 months old. But after jump starting the car just to get home and had the new battery delivered and installed. Upon starting there were multiple warning related to brake and traction control system. Shop does not want to claim responsibility. I was forced to buy an OBD2 cable and FORscan in an attempt to clear the faults but as of today 15/07/2018, fault lights are still on. 
Ford Explorer in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

6820 mi
HEADLIGHTS OUT OF ADJUSTMENT 
Ford Explorer in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

1500 mi
Brand new vehicle and air conditioner was't cooling the vehicle appropriately. Dealer evaluated and determined below standard. Evacuated and recharged coolant. 
Jun 2017

48000 mi

US $160
Replaced rear brake rotors and pads. 
Jun 2018

57000 mi

US $350
Replaced front and rear brake rotors and pads. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

32240 mi
Front and rear brakes serviced. Vehicle was making high pitched whining noise when releasing brakes. Pads determined to be sticking in 2 of 4 wheels. All brakes serviced and lubed under warranty. 
Sep 2014

36580 mi
Third row seatback cracked right through. Leather separated from one third row headrest. Driver's side door panel replaced (2cm crack on leather). All covered under warranty. 
Jun 2015

47740 mi

C $100
AC compressor clutch disintegrated and was nowhere to be found in engine bay. AC compressor replaced using Ford Extended Warranty. $100 is for deductible. Car had less than 75000km when this occurred. Ford not sure why part failed. 
Jul 2015

48360 mi
Transfer case seal started leaking less than 2 weeks after car had its AC compressor replaced by the dealer. Covered by vehicle powertrain warranty. Cabin was filling with smoke as fluid dripped on the hot cat below the transfer case!!!!! 
Dec 2016

66340 mi

C $150
Vehicle started overheating out of nowhere. After a short drive (30 minutes), even in cold December weather the temperature gauge climbed to the red zone. Had to be towed to Ford, who ended up replacing the water pump. Covered under extended Ford ESP with only deductible paid. 
Jun 2017

71920 mi

C $40
P1450 code. Manually tested EVAP purge valve and noticed it was stuck open. Replaced EVAP purge valve at home. 
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

84100 mi

US $800
The AC compressor failed and needed to be replaced. 
Jun 2018

116000 mi

US $1200
Passenger side CV and axle assembly including inner bearing. 
Ford Explorer in Iowa, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2018
Oct 2014

36500 mi
Mirror door wasn't closing completely 
May 2017

80000 mi

US $500
Shocks were making a squeaking noise when turning. 
Ford Explorer in Arizona, United States
Feb 2016 - Feb 2018
Jul 2016

53238 mi

US $83
Replaced tensioner. 99$ Belt 33.88$ Found SERP belt tensioner making noise 
Jan 2017

58011 mi

US $1666
Check engine light Code p1450 Defective purge valve Diagnosis of check engine light Labor fee for check engine light 3 part complete fuel system service 
Ford Explorer in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

31000 mi
Windows wouldn't go down smooth on driver or passenger side, they would jump down 
Ford Explorer in Arizona, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

30000 mi
Buzzing behind the dash 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Sep 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

5000 mi
replaced clip in glove box. did not fix. then said plastic on fender well rubbing. claimed to fix it. still rattles 

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2013 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

Ford Explorer in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

97000 mi

US $61
Replaced hub assembly with a new one because the original was grinding. Replaced spark plugs due to misfire. Also replaced intake gasket and pcv valve. Had to remove the upper intake to get to rear plugs so decided to replace the gasket and pcv valve as a preventative measure.  

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2012 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2012
Jul 2012

17700 mi
Defective pillar mouldings Driver's power seat not sliding smoothly when going backward. 

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2012 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Explorer in Alaska, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2012
May 2012

7000 mi
Check engine 
Ford Explorer in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

65000 mi

US $300
Carriage bearing failed on passenger drive shaft. Replace drive shaft, seal and carriage bearing bracket. 
Ford Explorer in Illinois, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

53000 mi

US $2200
Waste gate failed on the turbo. Had to replace the entire turbo assembly. Primary fuel pump failed. Had to replace the fuel pump. 

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2012 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Louisiana, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

7300 mi
Rear wiper inoperable Ford Sync System shut down. Dealer installed SOP module and replaced APIM module and program. 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

33000 mi
windshield wiper random wipe. Oil being sucked from valve cover to intake tube 
Ford Explorer in Dominican Republic
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Nov 2011

1020 mi
At 140 km/h a vibrating noise was generated by the windshield. after consulting with the dealer, he indicated that was a not frequent but known outside side frame issue. What they do is detach and reattach for a firmer fit. Took 4 hours. 
May 2012

3800 mi
Back led running lights were not working. Burnt. 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

86000 mi

US $700
A.C. Compressor seized up, burned up the serpentine belt. Compressor blew a quarter sized hole in underside. Replaced compressor and recharged system. 
Ford Explorer in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Jan 2018
Oct 2016

86000 mi

US $50
Caliper stuck 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2015
May 2014

51000 mi

US $350
Drivers side rear brake caliper froze up causing it to smoke and make noise. 
Ford Explorer in Oklahoma, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

34000 mi
Leaking left rear shock was replaced 
Ford Explorer in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2011 - Jan 2018
Mar 2013

26040 mi

C $120
Lost a piece of outside windshield trim. Changed windshield earlier, and pins get broken when this is done. Need to replace trim when replace windshield. 
Apr 2013

27240 mi

C $120
Lost the other side windshield trim after a windshield change... Dealer said when you change your windshield, its better to change for new trim... 
Jun 2013

33480 mi
driver door, stich of leather elbow support opened and you could see the foam 
Sep 2013

43400 mi
Rust at bottom of driver door (inside). Dealer told us than sometime sand and dirt are stuck between inside bottom door and plastic trim... With vibration the paint his remove....So wash the inside door regularly 
Jun 2015

80600 mi

C $50
They change both front shock head support Rear wheel bearing passenger side scrap 
Aug 2015

81840 mi

C $100
Change front shocks passenger side ac was out of control.... fan was always changing to full speed and touch button was not working... They change all computer and Sony Radio...1200$$$ 
Sep 2015

84940 mi

C $50
Lood noise, change rear wheel bearing All 4 doors where squeaking...Dealer said sand was in the rockers...We did just one trip in a sand area with the truck!! 
Sep 2016

99200 mi

C $300
Park sensor not working, they change shifter 
Jan 2018

111600 mi

C $400
Wheel bearing 
Ford Explorer in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

76000 mi

US $725
Needed to replace both rear calipers 
Mar 2016

99000 mi

US $320
Both top front strut brackets had to be replaced. 
Ford Explorer in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2015
Mar 2015

30000 mi
this is my 2nd replaced battery, 3 in total. 
Ford Explorer in Kentucky, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2014
Dec 2011

1600 mi
Side mirror condensation in LED Driver's - side mirror LED panel window has water/condensation inside. 

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2012 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

4000 mi
The A-pillar trim piece was slightly faded when I took delivery of the car, so this service was scheduled to replace it at no charge. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Nov 2017
May 2012

9700 mi
Third row seat covering came loose 
Apr 2013

22300 mi
Warnings displayed regarding "service advancetrac." Nothing was done as dealer could not reproduce and said there was no sign of error stored in computer. 
Apr 2014

35500 mi
Replaced A pillar trim due to wind noise Fuel gauge was reading incorrect levels 
Jun 2017

71000 mi

US $390
Clunking noise at slow speeds; dealer replaced failed strut bearings. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

2000 mi
Buzz sound in Right A pillar 
Feb 2012

4000 mi
Plastic A pillars and gaskets replaced per Ford TSB 
Mar 2012

5000 mi
Plastic A pillar on passenger side blew off going down the Freeway. Dealer replaced both plastic A pillars 
Oct 2012

12300 mi
MyFordTouch screen quit working. Dealer ordered and replaced the APIM an loaded the latest version 3.2.2 of MFT 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

9920 mi
replaced leaking PTU seal for driveshaft 
Sep 2014

17360 mi
Replaced battery 
Feb 2018

49600 mi
replace both rear upper arm bushings 
Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2015
Nov 2011

7000 mi
Door panel keypad shorted out, causing door locks to constantly lock / unlock until battery died. 
Jan 2012

11000 mi
Car would not start, error code "Ignition System Fault" on the console. Dealer said the security code in the key was throwing errors. Also said battery was throwing errors. Replaced key and battery. 
Mar 2012

15000 mi
SYNC system black screen on update. Couldn't reboot. 
Nov 2013

50700 mi
Battery stopped charging, had to be replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

25000 mi

US $700
Cv boot cracked Pcv valve starting to fail 
Ford Explorer in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

45000 mi

US $44600
Cracked Windshield Washer Bottle 
Sep 2017

46000 mi

US $300
warped rotor 
Ford Explorer in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

109740 mi

C $2300
rear brakes, pads, rotors etc. Front struts and shocks. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Apr 2016 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

76000 mi

US $135
Right-front Wheel bearing replaced. Dealer also had to replace the front axle since there was a new part from the manufacturer that couldn't be used with the original axle. 
Jul 2017

92000 mi

US $100
Two wheel bearings failing 
Ford Explorer in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

50000 mi

US $150
Touch pad for electrical locks did not function properly and was replaced. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2016
Jul 2014

37000 mi
Not shifting it to park occasionally. 
Ford Explorer in Indiana, United States
Apr 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

67000 mi

US $350
Rear view camera became inoperable and had to be replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

25000 mi
This is the second time that the seat belt buckles have broken. The buckle does not break but the plastic casing around the buckle falls off making it hard for the kids to buckle themselves. Ordered a part. 
Dec 2015

32000 mi
Battery died. Dealer replaced the battery under warranty. 

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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 Texas, United States
May 2011 - Feb 2015
Apr 2013

20000 mi
Power folding 3rd row seat stuck. Dealer found that sound insulation was interfering with seat operation. Said it is a known problem Wind noise around a-pillar areas MyFord Touch update. 
Aug 2013

25000 mi
Battery died. Replaced under warranty. MFT update passenger side power third row seat jammed. Seat is stuck halfway between folded flat and upright. Cannot move manually either. Dealer says new tracks must be installed. Parts ordered. Still waiting after 2 weeks. 
Sep 2013

26000 mi
waited 4 weeks for parts. dealer finally called and said parts had arrived. installed new tracks and a latch on the power folding 3rd row seats. 
Jun 2014

34000 mi
Reprogram MFT due to hanging nav system and overall poor response and performance. 3rd row power seats stuck during unfolding process. This is the 3rd time this has happened to this vehicle in 3 years. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
Dec 2011

8000 mi
Nav system fault, Ford says they should have an update by Janaury, no solution currently. Screen goes black, no access to AC/Fan/Radio/Phone/Nav 
Mar 2012

12000 mi
Sync upgraded Wind noise repaired for 3rd time. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Jul 2014
Nov 2012

25940 mi
window post applique on passenger side - rattle noise on highway 
Dec 2013

50220 mi
right side A pillar molding had spider cracks, probably because installed incorrectly during earlier repair. Replaced under policy warranty with partial relief 
May 2014

56380 mi

C $125
Overheated. Engine cooling fan stopped working. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - May 2018
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

31300 mi
loose rear-view mirror Replaced rear view mirror 
Dec 2012

33000 mi

US $150
Dead battery 
Aug 2013

52300 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 
May 2016

111000 mi

US $500
Replace pads and rotors 
Nov 2017

145000 mi

US $200
Oil pressure sensor failed and was replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Missouri, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

26000 mi
car lurches upon acceleration. dealer doesn't know what causes it. 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
Jun 2012

18000 mi
Roaring noise was corrected by replacing plastic piece at bottom of windshield The computer software has an issue; when hang up from phone call using Sync system the radio comes on - even when the radio WAS NOT on prior to the phone ringing. At that point, can't turn the radio off except by voice command. 
Ford Explorer in Colorado, United States
Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
Aug 2011

5000 mi
audio for the DVD system on rear headrests does not work through thru the vehicle radio as indicated in the user guide, transmitted over a "unused" frequency which apparently is not really unused depending on the locale you are in. static. 
Ford Explorer in Colorado, United States
Oct 2011 - Feb 2016
Mar 2012

6000 mi
Brakes had been squealing off and on since purchase. Finally had an opportunity to take it in to have it looked at - not sure what they did; said there were no problems or issues with brakes. Still squeals... 
Oct 2015

52300 mi
Fuel gauge isn't working - I've taken it in for repairs but have had to reschedule due to heavy volume of vehicles needing work, ahead of mine. I am still waiting to get it looked at to see how much it will cost and if covered under warranty 
Feb 2016

54000 mi
We did not have the fuel gauge repaired before trade-in as it was an easy fix for them (we were told), and could be an expensive one for us. 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

31000 mi
Back hatch does not open all the way. Problem with gas shocks. 
Mar 2013

32000 mi
Back hatch does not open all the way. Problem with gas shocks. Upgrade/fixes to Ford sync (dashboard controlling bluetooth phone connections, directions, climate, etc) 
Jun 2013

35000 mi
2nd time to dealer to resolve this issue. Upgrade/fixes to Ford sync (dashboard controlling bluetooth phone connections, directions, climate, etc) 
Oct 2013

40200 mi
Under engine air deflector failed and became detached. Appears to have been improperly reattached during oil changes. 
Jun 2014

53000 mi

US $45
Ignition was stuck on Saturday; resolved by Ford Roadside assistance. Took to dealer on Monday, 7/14; unable to duplicate or find any issues. Charged for 1/2 hour labor. 
Dec 2017

109500 mi

US $45
Replaced both front head lights - one was burned out. 
Ford Explorer in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

29000 mi

US $1144
two plates in transmission were change out shifter assembly replaced 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Feb 2017
Nov 2015

45700 mi

US $300
Bad ignition coil replaced 
Ford Explorer in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2018
Oct 2011

6000 mi
keyless entry pad replaced 
Jun 2013

43000 mi
MYFordTouch 
Mar 2015

81000 mi

US $100
Oil leaking - updated gasket 
Aug 2016

119000 mi

US $219
Rear brakes.... Pin slide rusts and freezes.... One side worn down down....not a caliper issue and is a know explorer issue... Ford has replaced brake pad/slide design.... However refuse to accept responsibility 
Dec 2016

126000 mi

US $100
Replaced actuator 
Ford Explorer in Georgia, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

48000 mi

US $310
Positive battery terminal (aka circuit breaker assembly) corroded. Dealer quoted battery harness cable replacement at 701.42. I refused the service and found the needed part number in an on-line Ford user forum-Ford OEM part number DA8Z-14526-A (Circuit Breaker Assembly). I ordered the part myself at a cost of 40.93. It took less than 15 minutes to replace. I informed the dealer and they were ambivalent about it. Left blower motor door clicking noise - had to have motor replaced $229.00 
Ford Explorer in Georgia, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

125500 mi

US $285
Strut plates were replaced due to an issue where the suspension felt loose while coming to a stop and was causing the brakes to become warped. 
Dec 2017

190000 mi

US $150
Exterior keypad entry was working very intermittently. Replaced the keypad panel. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

77000 mi

US $472
Rear shocks 
Sep 2017

101000 mi

US $170
Needed new battery 

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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. 
Jun 2012

20000 mi
TSB with electrical connector on fan. This repair was during a routine oil change. 
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 
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 Indiana, United States
May 2011 - Jan 2018
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. 
Jan 2012 A-pillars making whistling noise since last repair. A-pillars removed and more sealant added. Seems to have fixed it. I found out Ford has redesigned the windshield trim but no one can get it since its on national back order. 
Apr 2012

5200 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. 
Jun 2017

45000 mi

US $150
Seals on rear AC lines failed. Lines had to be replaced. In order to do so dealer had to remove rear subframe. Extended warranty paid for repair--just had to pay deductible. 
Aug 2017

48000 mi

US $100
Clutch on AC compressor failed, compressor replaced under extended warranty 
Nov 2017

48000 mi

US $150
Serpentine belt replaced, was squealing and slipping in wet conditions 
Ford Explorer in Oregon, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2017
Apr 2014

14200 mi
TSB recall 
Oct 2014

17300 mi
front wiper stops working. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi

US $130
high water temp warning light on. 
May 2016

32000 mi

US $700
cooling fan not working 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Sep 2014 - Nov 2016
Oct 2014

108200 mi

US $50
Replaced backup camera 
Dec 2014

109000 mi

US $40
Replace auto park assist sensor that had failed in front right bumper position 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
Dec 2014

70000 mi

US $100
Shifter assembly repaired to fix occasional false reports where the vehicle did not realize it was in park. 
Ford Explorer in Oregon, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

85000 mi

US $50
Vibration hum coming from front end, dealer could not find a problem. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Sep 2016 - Oct 2017
Oct 2016

71000 mi

US $10
The small splash guard/wind deflector in front of the rear wheel repeatedly loosens and rattles. The piece is held in place by one screw and 2 plastic expansion plugs. The expansion plugs do not have sufficient material to remain locked in. 
Jun 2017

79000 mi

US $40
Blower Door Actuator Motor replaced. Cheap plastic gear in the unit had one tooth break off of the gear. Tried super-gluing it back but that did not last. 
Jul 2017

79000 mi

US $55
Vapor Canister Purge Valve was clogged/dirty. Removed and cleaned to solve the problem, at least for the short term. 
Aug 2017

81000 mi

US $150
Transmission cooler bypass valve hose connection failed at the valve body. The actual threaded fitting sheared off, not a failure of the hose. Replaced bypass valve and sold the vehicle! 
Ford Explorer in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2018 - Sep 2018
Jul 2018

101000 mi

US $420
Steering link frozen tried removing tie rods to isolate dealer replaced rack no charge then found the link frozen 
Ford Explorer in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2018
May 2017

101000 mi

US $100
Replaced trim panels on either side of windshield when the driver's side trim piece blew off. New panels snapped into place after pulling off old pieces. 
Sep 2017

102000 mi

US $170
Driver's side exterior a-pillar cover came off on a road trip. Second time this has been replaced. This time I replaced the upper and lower pieces together. Feels more solid this time. Common problem with this model from what I read. Got parts off ebay for $170 total. 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

8060 mi
Windshield wipers would wipe on occasion by themselves. Replaced the processor as per TSB. This was done for the second time and still did not completely address the issue. Suspect intermittent problem in the wiper control stalk. 
Mar 2014

10540 mi
As reported earlier, a TSB for the Randon/Uncommanded windshield wipe was done but the issue reappeared shortly thereafter. Suspect a problem with the windshield wiper control stalk since other Explorers have had them replaced as well. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2017
Feb 2012

13000 mi
Condensation on mirror indicator lights. 
Apr 2012

15800 mi
Performance Update for Sync required visit to Dealer for most 2011 Explorers. Left turn signal lamp condensation. 
Feb 2013

27100 mi
Master headrest DVD player (driver side) was resetting randomly and having issues with "Surround Around" (FM Modulation). Wiring Harness under the driver seat was loose causing intermittent failure. Repaired by dealer. 
Dec 2013

36000 mi
Driver side in-headrest DVD player failed to play DVD or sync with second screen. Sunroof has leaked twice; water dripping from map lights in front of sunroof. 
Nov 2015

58300 mi
Sirius XM module needed to be replaced - audio would work, but data would not load (ie, traffic data, weather, etc). 
Mar 2016

59000 mi
Exhaust fumes present in vehicle after aggressive acceleration. Smell especially noticeable after highway merging. Told even though this was a TSB that this item was related to body panels. $900 quote for repair (Extended wrnty not covered) 
May 2016

60100 mi
Exhaust fumes present in vehicle after aggressive acceleration. Smell especially noticeable after highway merging. Ford covered all but $100 with OoW assistance. 
Sep 2016

63000 mi
Exhaust in cabin (second trip). 
Ford Explorer in Colorado, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
Apr 2013

29800 mi
The BLIS system reports frequently that it isn't working and I need to take to the dealer. The dealer won't look at it unless it happens while in their possession and its not a daily occur. Turn car off then on and it resets. Ugh!! 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

54000 mi
Clunk when accelerating from a partial stop. Hesitation when shifting. Dealer rebuilt valve body. Navigation System randomly shuts down 
Feb 2013

55500 mi
1-2 shift clunked when accelerating from around 20mph (like leaving a toll booth). Dealer re-flashed ECM, said it didn't take the first time. 
Jul 2015

120800 mi

US $300
Rear calipers frozen. Replaced both rear calipers. 
Jan 2017

115000 mi
Found that the body seam cracked. Carpet is soaked, temporarily sealed with RTV. Will facilitate a more permanent repair as soon as time permits. The crack is in the top corner near the hatch..not easy to spot for those looking. 
May 2017

170000 mi
The water leak returned, and the seam sealer in the rear was still closed up from my previous repair. This time, I was actually able to catch the leak while it was happening, which made identifying the cause much easier. The behavior of this leak was a little different than last time, and the fix was easier. The latest leak was due to a clogged valve on the driver front sunroof drain. Some sand/dirt had gotten up above the wheel liner, and plugged the check valve, preventing the trey around the sunroof from draining completely. Unlike the previous leak, this one manifested by flowing down the drivers side A-pillar and onto the floor. The fix was very simple. Just cut the wheel hard to the right (for a drivers side repair), remove the fender liner push pins, pull the liner back about 6", reach up and run your finger across the check valve to clear it of debris. Ours was undoubtedly due to years of driving on the 4x4 beach at the Outer Banks N.C, and will now be something I check as part of my routine maintenance when we get back from that trip. 
Aug 2017

177000 mi

US $500
Replaced the shocks/struts and mounts. They were worn out. They weren't wearing the tires or anything, but it didn't ride like it used too. 
May 2018

194000 mi

US $400
Replaced both front Lower Control arms, as the rear bushings were shot. 
Jun 2018

196000 mi

US $300
Primary O2 sensors failed. Replaced both upstream O2's and spark plugs while it was apart. 
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

7600 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. 
Nov 2012

7020 mi
MyFord Touch software update and installation of a new A4 SD card for the navigation. 
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

8160 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 Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2017
Sep 2015

69000 mi
Power Steering went out and all terain light came on. They did "adjustments". Got car back next day & it happened again! Returned car & they replaced steering geer unit. 
Aug 2016

91000 mi

US $450
Drive arm wore out causing strut to break into pieces. Replaced drive arm and one strut (front end) 
Feb 2017

116000 mi

US $40
Severe water leak from all 6 main posts and also coming out of overhead console lights. We sealed all main seals on roof as well as sealed all around the roof rack rails with silicone. That fixed SOME of it but 2 weeks later we had to completely seal the sunroof shut! But now we havent had a single leak since. 
Oct 2017

121000 mi

US $250
Low oil pressure light kept coming on in an Erratic manner. The throttle body was replaced because it was clogged with metal dust build up. 
Ford Explorer in Utah, United States
Dec 2013 - Apr 2014
Dec 2013

25000 mi
Axle replacement and CV joints replaced Cooling fan replaced 
Ford Explorer in Rhode Island, United States
Jan 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2014

27300 mi
Rear liftgate would not go all the way up 
Jan 2016

46486 mi
There are times when the heat on the driver's side does not work, usually after the HVAC controls have been adjusted. Could not duplicate the problem so not fixed. Had car in in May for the same issue and they could not find a problem. Could not duplicate the problem so not fixed. Had car in in May for the same issue and they could not find a problem. 
Dec 2016

52000 mi

US $100
Replaced both blend door actuators. Had taken vehicle in 3X before for heat issues but "could not replicate" so no repair. Found TSB this time. Only $100 because under extended warranty. Oil leak in front cover. Replaced gasket. 

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
May 2011 - Dec 2014
Sep 2014

49000 mi

US $250
Shifter will not always go into park 

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2011 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Explorer in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
Jul 2011

7800 mi
sync system voice recognition does not work very well 

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