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2016 Explorer Throttle Body Problems

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by Jmw3291982, April 13, 2016.

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  1. Jmw3291982

    Jmw3291982 New Member

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    Hello I have a 2016 explorer I've had I'd 5 months it's got 10'000 miles on it currently it's in the shop getting a new throttle bodies the one it had was sticking making the car jump forward at stop lights and go into protection mode .dealership said this was the second 2016 explorer this week to be in for this mind you I'm with out a car for 4 weeks caus they can't get the part nor tell me that the new part is going to fix the problem permanently is anybody else having issues with there new explorer
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:
    Please add the trim level (Base, XLT, etc) to your profile so it always shows in the margin. It will make it easier to sometimes answer future concerns you may have. Thanks.
    There is another member with a 2016 who suspects the throttle body is bad but the dealer won't replace it until they can get a fault code. He was also told that parts are on back order.

    Peter
     
  4. mannyi

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    I'm from Central California and a new owner of a 2016 Explorer 4wd which I purchased from our Ford dealership here in town back at the end of January. I truly love the suv but I have a problem with it, about three and a half weeks ago it stalled: on my entering the freeway it lost all power and floored would only travel 5 mph max. To make a long story short I pulled off and turned it off and restarted and it ran fine straight to the dealership. After about a day and a half they notified me that the problem was the throttle body, needed replacing. The part was on back order and it would not arrive possibly until the end of April. The Explorer only has 5,000 miles. Anyone else encounter that problem?:mad:
     
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  5. teookie

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    My neighbor has a v6 mustang and he says he had the same problem. The part was back ordered for him too. I would sure like to know what is going on.
     
  6. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:
    I've merged you thread with this existing one OI found using the Forum's 'Search' program. There have been quite a few posts about throttle body replacements on previous model years as well.
    Also, it would be helpful if you would add the 'trim' level (Base, XLT, etc) to your profile so it shows in the margin when you post. Thanks.

    Peter
     
  7. mannyi

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    Yes, sorry being new I didn't think of adding the trim level. My explorer is a base model 4wd. I'm just hoping this problem doesn't cause any future problems on the vehicle. I know once you start getting into a new vehicle and replacing parts you don't always put parts back as the manufacturer does.
     
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    Ford Parts are always on back order...why ? ever part I had to replace on my old 2013 was always on back order..simple trim on back order, my sunroof (pano) on back order..doesn't make sense.

    I could understand for certain parts but my with my experience 80% of the parts I had to get ordered were on back order
     
  9. mbushnell

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    This sounds like the problem that I had with my 2016 Explorer Sport back in March (picked it up on President's in February).
    See http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442801.
    The new Throttle Body did not fix the issue. Looks like the smoke test & tightening of the ducts fixed the issue.
    I took the Explorer on a 2,800 mile trip to Florida & back with no issues.
     
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    Re:Smoke test &duct tightening

    If the throttle body didn't fix it? What happened after it was replaced if you don't mind me asking? Did the dealership initiate the smoke testing and the duct tightening? Just asking questions to prepare myself. Just in case.
     
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    Not quite a week after the throttle body was replaced, the problem returned. I took it to the Dealership (never shut it down, as that tends to reset the system & the problem goes away).
    After hanging around an hour or so, they gave me a ride home. They called me later in the afternoon & said that they had to dive further into the problem. They called me the next afternoon & said it was ready to pick up.
    I don't know who brought up doing the smoke test, but I wouldn't be surprised if Ford Tech Support was involved. From what I understand, they were the ones who suggested replacing the Throttle Body when the Service Bulletin to reflash the ECM didn't work.
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    Thanks for the info especially about not shutting it off if it happens.
     
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    I have the same problem with a 2016 Ford Explorer with 5,500 miles. They said the throttle body needs replaced and have been waiting for two weeks for the parts to be delivered to the dealer.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.:wavey:
    It would be very helpful if you added the 'trim' level (Base, XLT, etc) to your profile so it appears in the margin. Thanks and good luck.

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  15. cwescapexlt4x4

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    Came off Freeway stopped at light, light turned green stepped on gas & boom nothing except warning light and basically no zero power (limp mode). Crawled into parking lot and waiting for roadside service/tow truck to get to dealer. Will post more. No smells, sounds, etc before this.

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    Similar to another member, could be the throttle body.
     
  17. cwescapexlt4x4

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    Interested to see what this brings...
     
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    If it's the TB, it will be an easy part swap (easy as in installation, but there's no immediate stock availability), so you may be waiting a while.
     
  19. cwescapexlt4x4

    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    Oh fun.... But easy fix, but hope the part has been updated to prevent another issue. Should know more tomorrow. Until then, driving a Focus :(

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    cwescapexlt4x4 Explorin' the Desert SW Elite Explorer

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    I asked the dealer to go over the vehicle while in there and to check the engine fan and the "known" noise when the fan is shutting off/slowing down. Should hear more later today.
     
  21. cwescapexlt4x4

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    Well, it's the Throttle-body and on BACK ORDER UNTIL EARLY JUNE!!!

    oh and it needs / will get replacement cooling fans too as they were deemed/eligible for replacement.

    Dealer to escalate to Ford to expedite part on Monday as "the order has to be in the system for at least 24 hours first".

    I reminded dealer, we have road trip in a few weeks and this isn't good and this Focus won't work for us. That's another battle i have coming.
     

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