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Ford Explorer Problems

Find the most common issues based on car owner complaints

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Most Common Ford Explorer Problems

A cosmetic crack may develop on the plastic liftgate trim panel.
A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working.
A rattling noise from the engine may indicate that the timing chain cassette is worn.
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2 Known Ford Explorer Brake Problems

2 Known Ford Explorer Drive Train Problems

1 Known Ford Explorer Electrical & Lights Problem

12 Known Ford Explorer Engine Problems

2 Known Ford Explorer Exhaust & Emissions Problems

3 Known Ford Explorer Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

3 Known Ford Explorer Miscellaneous Problems

2 Known Ford Explorer Suspension & Steering Problems

27 Known Ford Explorer Problems

Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Ford Explorer years 2004, 2002, and 2005 are the most likely to experience problems.

2004 Ford Explorer
2002 Ford Explorer
2005 Ford Explorer
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