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    TSB 16-0080. 2016 Explorer Seat Cooling TSB - Backs of seats fail to cool properly

    Bought mine in February of 2016. Build date was 11.11.2015 There was also a TSB for the F150's due to many complaints about the seat backs not cooling. Ours cools just fine. No issues. I do not believe all the vehicles have the problem. On my EXP I can turn on the passengers seat with...
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    How many actually own an Explorer

    Thanks to all who answered the poll. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many repeat owners...
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    Strange popping sound...

    Thanks for replying. I don't think that is the sound. It sounds more like a bad speaker. What's weird is I hear it mainly when the radio is off...I will most likely have to take it in and have them look / listen for it.
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    Strange popping sound...

    Since I bought the EXP I have been hearing a weird popping / scratching sound. I finally figured out where it was coming from, the lower drivers door speaker. It mainly makes the sound when the radio is not on. I first thought the speaker was bad, but when you play music it through it it...
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    How many actually own an Explorer

    Thanks to everyone for posting / answering the poll...
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    How many actually own an Explorer

    Great points above. Glad there are repeat buyers and also glad people are researching buying. It will surprise me if people actually select the nothing better to do category, however that is what I am most curious about. Seams like there many people who post on here who nothing about what...
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    How many actually own an Explorer

    I was curious as to how many people actually own an EXP versus, previous ownership, versus research to buy one...
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    Used Explorer- 2014, 2015 or wait?

    I was just curious as you get so many people who say they own Honda because of no issues and great service at the dealership. I personally think that I receive great service at my dealership and my last 5 Fords have all been low service / low issue vehicles. I switched over from BMW as I...
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    Used Explorer- 2014, 2015 or wait?

    There will not be much difference in the vehicle (14, 15, 16) as you are looking at the XLT except the motor as you noted. The motor alone is a big upgrade as it has been received and reviewed well by many. The 2.0L would struggle at times moving such a large vehicle. The 2.3 is a big...
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    Question regarding Towing

    Well, my bad....Still hate merging :)
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    Question regarding Towing

    Thanks Lewisra, I completely missed that.... I think that is one thing I hate about the merging of threads...
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    Question regarding Towing

    Hello Lisa and congrats on joining the forum. My best advise would be to send you to a forum that deals with RV's and towing. I am a member of the Forest River Group forums and there are lots of post on this type of thing... Here are a couple examples and many people on there will give great...
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    New Explorer, Wavy side glass?

    My EXP is flawless...The build quality aligns with past Mercedes and BMW's I have had (S500 and Alpina B7). This was one of the reasons I bought the EXP in the first place. I could not believe how nicely the vehicle was assembled and the materials used. This is a high end vehicle!!! The...
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    Platinum sony sound system

    Might be equipment related, but don't discount that the source (music file) can't cause this. Especially MP# files (even though you said it was a CD). Does the same thing occur when you try different CD's? If so then most likely hardware issue. Best of luck...
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    Well, that didn't sound good!

    When it rains it pours, right!!! (even hails) Good luck and know that happy driving awaits you soon...
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    Platinum sony sound system

    Sounds like you have it in "surround" mode. I have found that with certain types of music the "surround" mode is better than the "stereo" mode. Most of the time I leave it in "stereo" mode as this accommodates more of the music I listen to. Also, with it in "stereo" mode the bass, mid bass...
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    Sporty Driving in the Platinum

    Over the last week I have put the EXP through many different driving conditions and was pleasantly surprised. I shouldn't be as the vehicle was made to do this, but anyway... My wife and I went to look at some land and decided to drive down the small service road that was present. The road...
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    Duration of 3-flash lane switch signal

    I timed it yesterday and I was just under 3 seconds....
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    Duration of 3-flash lane switch signal

    Wow, that is pretty short. Thanks for the info guys...
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    Duration of 3-flash lane switch signal

    I have never timed it, but it seems to be about 5 seconds...I did a quick search in the manual and it does not speak about the amount time... Pg 85 of manual...
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    1000 Mile Engine Break-In: How Critical?

    Absolutely agree with you on a fresh rebuild. When I used to build engines I would change the oil 3x before driving it....
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    Well, that didn't sound good!

    This sounds like good news. Glad Ford is stepping up and doing the right thing. This reinforces my commitment to buying american, especially buying Ford...
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    Well, that didn't sound good!

    DubbsFaris, I'm glad things are finally moving along for you on this issue. Thanks again for keeping us all updated. I have not had any issues to date, but then again I only have 3k miles...
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    1000 Mile Engine Break-In: How Critical?

    This was true many years (>10yrs) ago. That is no longer recommended nor needed. Just as someone alluded to earlier, many cars come with synthetic already from the factory. The only reason I say to change the oil in the first 1k miles is to ensure all of the trash from building the engine...
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    Zeroing in on Black Platinum 2016

    The seats will freeze you out!!! And they blow air out of the perforations all the way up the middle of the back...
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    Ford Explorer Platinum Sound Deadening

    The Platinum is very quiet and probably is on par with most luxury brands. However, you can still hear road noise with your tires if the road is harsh. This is to be expected. I cannot speak to how it sounds against a Limited, but it is quieter than the Sport.
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    1000 Mile Engine Break-In: How Critical?

    Drive it easy with no towing for the first 1k miles...If you are keeping it (buying it) change the oil. If you are leasing it that would be optional. This is just my recommendation!!! Look at pages: 174 (engine / fuel economy) 251 (ties / fuel economy) 460 (health report)
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    2017 vs. 2016 Opinions

    Hey I had one of those back in the day. In fact I first started with a Vic 20...Now how is that for showing someones age...!!!
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    2017 vs. 2016 Opinions

    MFT is not bad to use. It always gets beat up, but it really was not a bad system and of course now is showing its age. I have grown to like the MFT system with all of its quarks. I feel like the worse system I ever used was the iDrive system on BMW. It has finally been corrected in the last...
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    Auto folding side mirrors...

    I use my power fold mirrors every day at least 2X...Glad there is an option to turn that feature on/off, though. Never know when you may need to manually close or open. We wish we had it on our F150, but I guess we will have to wait until our next one...
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    Road Feel through steering wheel?

    Another theory might be that Ford is trying to allow some feedback to come through the steering wheel. Seems like every time I watch a review on Ford vehicle they get dinged for no steering wheel feed back. Not sure if that is what you are talking about. I can feel most everything on my 16...
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    Hows Everyone's Leather Held Up?

    Leather has held up great in my numerous Fords over the last 3 years. (13 Fusion, 13 Escape, 13 F150, 15 F150, and 16 EXP) Seems to be soft and durable. The leather is on par with the leather that was in my BMW's and Mercedes in the past...
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    2017 Explorer Colors

    I agree with you on Broze Fire being a very nice color. My wife loves her F150 KR in Bronze Fire and Caribou...
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    Explorer Gas Mileage - including Ecoboost

    Yeah I read that earlier today and that's why I asked....:eek: So is that part of the 18.6?:)
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    Explorer Gas Mileage - including Ecoboost

    I filled my tank yesterday and the computer said I had 395 miles to empty. It has slowly been rising since I purchased the EXP. I now have ~2400k miles...I like seeing this go up...Last calculated MPG was 20.6. Now it looks like the actual versus the computer is ~.5mpg difference. Does...
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    DRL'S dont run all the time??

    That's a good point bringing up the settings for the DRL. You can turn them off or on...
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    Explorer Gas Mileage - including Ecoboost

    From what I have noticed with Ford vehicles, the trip computer takes at least 3 fill ups and ~ 1k miles before it starts showing the correct mpg. Even then it may be +/- 1mpg for what I have noticed. That is why it is always best to do manual calculations. The biggest driving changes I have...
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    DRL'S dont run all the time??

    My daytime running lights are on all the time, except during the day in park. At least that is what I notice. I keep my dial set to auto headlights...
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