really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,786 miles

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problem #41

May 032018


  • 120,000 miles
This SUV's are getting hot during the Texas weather, why are not including a solar fan installed to keep the air circulating in the SUV, technology is changing why are not adding the system "?"

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #40

Jan 082018


  • miles
Whenever we are driving in the car, my wife and I get dizziness and nausea. My wife and daughter say there is an eggy smell sometimes. Mostly, no odor but an overwhelming sense of dizziness only when we are in that car to the point we avoid driving as much. This has been ongoing for years. I thought it was a seal issue creating a weird pressure inside the car until in my research for a solution I came across news stories on carbon monoxide in other Ford Explorer.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #39

Nov 282017


  • 130,000 miles
Vehicle was parked when rear window exploded after door closed. Shards of glass flew outward

- Spartanburg, SC, USA

problem #38

Sep 212017


  • 225,000 miles
Broken gear shifter

- Sims, NC, USA

problem #37

Jun 182016


  • miles
I contacted Ford regarding recall with the lift gate. There was recall in 2004 for my vehicle that was taken care of in 2005. In 2016 the same thing happen where the lift gate bolts broke and the gate fell and the glass shattered all over me. I went through my insurance company and got it repaired. At the time I didn't know it was recall I bought the car used so I had no idea of the call. Ford told to contact a dealer the dealer shop manager told me Ford will not refund my deductible since they repaired it under the recall. All I want is my 250 back because the same thing happen that they so called repaired. Is there any way you can assit me. I do have my bill from the repair shop that my insurance state farm took care of. The vehicle was parked I was closing the lift gate when it fell down and glass shattered.

- Chicago Heights, IL, USA

problem #36

May 172006


  • 65,000 miles
Greetings the problem the cabin not well sealed from any fumes plus the A/C door inside to keep the air recycle falling off not well secure consequently getting fumes from the outside and also I can smell the cabin in the morning when I get inside from either oil leaks and exhaust burns, it needs attention promptly since Ford does care or get concern on any problem. It has being happening more since 2006 and also the truck insulation it is bad since most cold weather penetrates the cabin when you driving you can feel the air coming in. It needs testing and recall, it has being increasing the amount of fumes coming in from the outside other trucks. You may have to do the fume smoke test how much it goes inside the cabin.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #35

Feb 182003


  • 250,000 miles
Chat conversation start 5:57pm greetings, I saw you commentary about the Ford Explorer exhaust fumes inside the cabin, well I have a 2004 Ford Explorer with the same problem, I am a mechanic I figured may be the filter was clogged well it was no filter, what I found the vent door fell off from the place where it suppose to open and close laying down on the fan, so I reinstalled back and the problem was fixed, it is a poor design from the Ford company. I was loosing heat during winter and not be cool at the summer loosing the thru vent out place. Ford needs to fix all this problems along with seat belts, rear window quarter panel cracked no one is getting Ford to do recalls on this items very poor construction.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #34

Nov 132016


  • 185,000 miles
Back glass exploded. When I pressed the gate release button, glass exploded on my and my foster child I was holding.

- Anna, IL, USA

problem #33

Aug 102015


  • miles
"takata recall"I brought the truck and the airbag light was flashing 4X4 lights flashing also, smelling oil coming from the deferential on the back axle. Now, the transmission started slipping and he changed a part. Then, the transmission started to slip again. Also, I wanted to switch to another vehicle but he declined it. He said " he put to much work into the truck and all the parts are new in which only the tires and muffler was revolved ".

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #32

Feb 132016


  • 150,000 miles
I was driving in minus 20 degree celsius to take highway 15 North from just after panama bus station. In the entrance, my car start to slow down to the 5 kmph. In the back of my cars were all on their hazard light and being mad at me. So I drive back to my home taking the next exit. I wish somebody could take the videos and sent to the Ford company to let them know my situation.

- Saint-Lambert, NY, USA

problem #31

Feb 122016


  • 183,000 miles
2003 Ford Explorer shuts down while driving. I lose braking and steering ability. It can happen at any time. It has happened several times. Today 12 Feb. 2016 is the latest date.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #30

Jun 102009


  • miles
Cracked panel below the rear window

- Rocky River, OH, USA

problem #29

Nov 222015


  • 150,000 miles
Vehicle was parked(engine cold) on residential street, alarm sounded, upon opening hood discovered flames, put out immediately with extinguisher, car will not run and there appears to be extensive damage especially on right side.

- Garfield, NJ, USA

problem #28

Oct 062015


  • miles
My 2003 Ford Explorer rear passenger, and rear lift gate and window exploded. It was parked in front of my home.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #27

Mar 192013


  • 150,000 miles
My hinges to my back glass hatch keep breaking and glass keeps almost falling off. I'm afraid that kids might hit button under the handle that pops it open and it comes down on them and hurt the badly!! this is the 5th time since 2011 that this has happened and I called before to make sure was no recall and wasn't and still isn't for my yearake and model. I have been able to fix it up myself until this last time. So I am unable to fix it now. I filed a complaint with Ford and the gave me this site and my report # for that claim is cas7942030. Each time its been parked.

- Lima, OH, USA

problem #26

Sep 042015


  • 95,000 miles
I purchased my 03 Ford Explorer back in 2/15. It looked like I purchased a very very good used vehicle. Everything has been fine with it up until 2 weeks ago. My door ajar light keeps coming on when everything is closed, the od light is blinking non stop and the trunk window opens by itself when I am driving. When im driving it feels like the car is trying to "catch up". like it knows I'm trying to do a certain speed but its way below and after a min. Or so, then it will go the correct speed. I had it hooked up to a diagnostic tool and its giving me the code of P7032 (something like that). Something about 2nd gear of trans" ive been told that this is a known issue with this make, model and year.. ive also ready 100S of reviews and complaints on these issues. What I don't seem to understand is why isn't Ford doing anything about this???" if you are a manufacturer and see all these complaints and reviews (which I'm sure they do) then why aren't these vehicles getting recalled" I'm not rich in any way fashion or form. I'm a single mother of 4 who works full time and receives no gov't assistance. If I would have known that this is a "known" issue I would never have spent my hard earned money.... does anyone know if anything is being done about this?"

- Jersey City, NJ, USA

problem #25

Aug 232015


  • 120,000 miles
The brackets connected to the liftgate released while the car was parked and locked and blew the back liftgate panel out along with shattering the glass.

- Fairhope, AL, USA

problem #24

Feb 202013


  • 134,986 miles
I used my key remote and popped open the back hatch and while the hatch was up the hinge snapped dropping the hatch on my head nearly knocking me out cold.

- Broadway, VA, USA

problem #23

Mar 222007


  • 70,000 miles
There is a crack in the rear lift gate door. Have seen this on many other Ford, Mercury, etc. Also the door ajar indicator stays on.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #22

May 302015


  • 118,267 miles
Opened back hatch to place helium balloons in; upon closing the rear glass exploded. We had the full hatch open, not just the glass part & closed it as you would normally.

- Cross Lanes, WV, USA

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