Ford Explorer – Common problems

Common problems with the Ford Explorer

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Ford Explorer, for which Ford has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Ford Explorer. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Ford Explorer have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest Explorer’s Issues in the EU

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02. 11. 2019

The rear axle tie rods are defective and may break. This may lead to loss of control over the vehicle, increasing … .

22. 04. 2016

The interior door handles may crack, allowing the handle return spring to become unseated and not return to the fully closed … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest Explorer’s Issues in the UK

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