fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. glue the trim back on before it gets damaged (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. put lock tight on and replace the bolts (1 reports)
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problem #4

Jul 162014

Explorer Eddie Bauer

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

Ford logo plate on back is missing. Need replacement.

- liser, Pace, FL, US

problem #3

Jan 012004

Explorer XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

First crack appeared 2 years after I bought the car. They said that the trim wasn't covered under the warranty.

- Colleen E., Brentwood, CA, US

problem #2

Oct 012007

Explorer XLS 4.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Again, trim issues with a Ford product, shocking I know.

- Daniel D., Arvada, CO, US

problem #1

Jun 132007

(reported on)

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

The wood trim on the driver door fell off. Unfortunately it was further damaged once it fell off. I went into the ford dealer and they stated that you have to buy an entire door panel for $215 to replace a small strip of wood trim. This is utterly ridiculous. I noticed the one on the passenger door is now starting to fall off. This time I'll put sticky stuff behind it to keep it on.

- Sabrina C., San Diego, CS, US