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2018 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

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

1000 mi
Inverter for 120v outlet was making a very high pitched noise. Inverter replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Delaware, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

4000 mi
Check charging system now warning....Battery wss replaced 

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2017 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Georgia, United States
May 2017 - Sep 2018
Jul 2017

500 mi
Re-balance of all 4 wheels 
Nov 2017

5000 mi
Replaced Driver Side Roof Rack Rail and related hardware. Replaced torn Driver Door Seal 
Jun 2018

11000 mi
Brake light switch at the brake peddle was replaced because it would stick in the "on" position leaving the brake lights on when the brake peddle was not depressed. 
Sep 2018

13000 mi
Driver's seat not cooling properly 
Ford Explorer in Virginia, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

7500 mi
rear seat belt jammed 
Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

1860 mi
The OEM wheels were installed in place of the Winter wheels on April 12th. First time I had a chance to drive on the OEM Hankooks and there was a slight vibration which gradually got worse over the following days. Took the vehicle back to the dealer and they rebalanced all wheels. Vibration now 95% gone. No Charge. Will continue to drive the vehicle some more to see what happens and report back to dealer service department as requested. 
Ford Explorer in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017
Aug 2017

6000 mi
transmission had to be replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Arizona, United States
Aug 2017 - Aug 2019
Dec 2017

3000 mi
Roof rack rails, clips broke. 
Ford Explorer in Florida, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

17000 mi

US $800
Rear tires replaced after going bald due to towing. Alignment checked but very close to correct. Assume pulling a 2 axle car trailer on 2 trips of 1600 mi caused the issue as the front tires look new. 
Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

13000 mi
Paint bubbling up on leading edge of hood 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

5000 mi
Paint drip was repaired 
Ford Explorer in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

18000 mi
Oil leak developed after 16,000 miles. The Ford is garaged every day and in the Spring when I had it out of the garage to give it a good cleaning, I noticed oil spots on the garage floor that had been building up. I took it to Brewster Ford, the dealership from which I purchased it, and so far, I've had to bring it back 4 times for the same issue - oil leak. The first time, they said they had to keep it overnight because they needed more time to find the source and I was not able to leave it without a loaner. I brought it back a week later at 7:30am and by 3:30pm that afternoon, they said they had repaired the leak by replacing the rear engine seal. I picked up the vehicle and found it leaking within a few days. I brought the Ford back a 3rd time. This time they kept it over night and said they had replaced the oil pan gasket sealant as well as the turbo seal. The vehicle started leaking again within a few days. Last week, I brought it back for the 4th time and now they're telling me that they've had to open a case with Ford to request technical assistance from the engineering group. They said they located the leak and it's not horrible, but that it shouldn't be happening [no kidding]. I don't know what the problem is and neither does the dealership apparently. Still waiting to hear what's going to happen with my new vehicle. I'll never buy another Ford again based on this experience. I think it's a combination of having to deal with a dealership that should have located the source early - why has it taken them this long to finally open a case with Ford? In speaking with the Regional Customer Service Manager, there could be a crack in the block causing the leak and they'll have to replace the engine, but I don't want the vehicle anymore because there may be more issues down the road. I paid $50k for this vehicle, brand new in July, 2016 and shouldn't be having an issue like this so early on. Very disappointed. 
Ford Explorer in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2017 - Dec 2019
Sep 2019

32240 mi
Hood replaced for rust. Under warranty 
Oct 2019

32240 mi
SYNC multimedia system replaced. 

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2017 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 280hp 2.3L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Explorer in New York, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

25000 mi
sunroof rattle repaired underbody shield rattle repaired 

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2017 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

9000 mi
Power window motor driver rear passenger window 

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2017 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

17360 mi
Recall for potential CO leak 

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2016 Ford Explorer

Engine not specified

Ford Explorer in Texas, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2017
Oct 2016

10700 mi
Replaced throttle body 

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2016 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Wisconsin, United States
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Jul 2016

4500 mi
SD card fault for Navigation 
Ford Explorer in Maryland, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
Oct 2016

16000 mi
Complete Transmission rebuild. Dealer reported blown overdrive drum which was replaced. Also reprogrammed and replaced main drive valve to fix hard shifting after repair. 
Nov 2016

17500 mi
airbag light came on indicating there was an issue with the system. Dealer indicated it was something to do with the rear inflatable seat belts. They replaced a sensor and it fixed the issue. 
Apr 2017

28000 mi
Had a loud popping noise in the front end when going over bumps. Dealer said it was the transmission mount. That didn't fix the issue so they went over the front suspension and tightened everything up and it fixed the issue. They had no clue what specific part was loose. 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2017
Nov 2016

20000 mi
Dealer replaced cowling to alleviate noise in windshield area. 
Ford Explorer in Colorado, United States
Jun 2016 - Mar 2019
Mar 2017

9000 mi
One of the key fobs stopped working. Had to be reprogrammed. 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

39000 mi

US $1000
Replace front and rear brakes were pulsing. 
Ford Explorer in British Columbia, Canada
May 2016 - May 2017
Sep 2016

12710 mi
parking brake lever failed, covered by warranty 
May 2017 fuel economy in the city was 2x worse than advertised, almost 26L/100KM 
Ford Explorer in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2018
Jan 2017

20700 mi
Noise in front suspension due to loose subframe bolt 
Ford Explorer in Ohio, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

23000 mi
Steering wheel was peeling 

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2016 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

turbocharged 280hp 2.3L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

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

14000 mi
Gasket in sunroof loose. 
Aug 2017

31000 mi
Trans Axle Seal Leaking 
Jul 2018

65000 mi
Popping noise in front end and steering wheel occasionally freezes when making sharp turns. Problem NOT found and we will continue to drive until conditions worsens so they can find it. 
Sep 2018

72000 mi

US $100
Replace Water Pump - beginning to leak. 

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2016 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

29000 mi
Driver's side front door molding was separating and and cracked. 
Dec 2017

34245 mi
Rubber train on drivers door split 
Jun 2018

44000 mi
All shocks replaced 

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2016 Ford Explorer 4dr SUV

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

Ford Explorer in California, United States
Jan 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

49000 mi

US $150
Battery to alternator wire had a high resistance so it was swapped out 
Ford Explorer in Iowa, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2017
Mar 2016

15000 mi
Heat stopped working. They found no coolant so added coolant. 
Apr 2016

16200 mi
Coolant was low again. Found heater core was leaking so they replaced the heater core. 
Sep 2016

31000 mi
Radiator fluid smell coming through vents. Air filter replaced. 
Ford Explorer in Michigan, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

9000 mi
Leaky drain plug from factory. 
Ford Explorer in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

20000 mi
Throttle control module. Dealership indicated 2016 Explorers have this problem frequently. Coincidentally a recall notice for the problem was received just a few days later. 
Ford Explorer in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2017 - Sep 2018
Feb 2018

32000 mi
Sunroof leaking slightly. Dealer cleaned out drainage tube 

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