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2016 Explorer Sport Issues- HELP!!!

sparsons

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2016 Ford Explorer Sport
Hello All! I've had a ton of questions answered here in the past by reading, but this is my first time posting. I have a 2016 Explorer Sport that has been giving me a ton of issues out of nowhere starting as of two days ago. I have no heat- and in central New York that's a big issue! here's a list of everything that went wrong with it, all at the same time;
-Driver and passenger front windows don’t work
-Heat/ac doesn’t work or turn on, no response from any buttons at all for climate/heated seats
-Tailgate doesn’t open with inside or outside buttons
-Blind spot system fault alert on dash
-Cross traffic system fault alert on dash
-lock/unlock buttons on door doesn’t work at all

I had my battery checked, it's good. I had my fuses checked, they're good. I also plugged in a OBD reader and it isn't throwing out any codes.
HELP!!!!!

EDIT*** I took it to a buddy of mine who used to be a master ford mechanic. 3 hour diagnostic and turns out I have a bad Blind Spot System Module(BLIS system). when he unplugged it everything went back to normal. SO once we get a new one plugged in everything should be fixed! Thanks y'all!
 



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My guess is either a bad BCM or a bad ground somewhere since it happened all at once.
 






Battery checked as in with an actual load test, or just probed it with a multimeter?
 






Battery checked as in with an actual load test, or just probed it with a multimeter?
I took it to auto zone and they hooked up a machine to it I don't think it was a multimeter
 






Even if the battery has been checked it is still worth checking the terminals and earthing. I had faults appear due to a loose ground/negative connection on by battery after a tracker was fitted by a third party. It’s just a thought… As mentioned already check or reset the BCM.
 






Hello All! I've had a ton of questions answered here in the past by reading, but this is my first time posting. I have a 2016 Explorer Sport that has been giving me a ton of issues out of nowhere starting as of two days ago. I have no heat- and in central New York that's a big issue! here's a list of everything that went wrong with it, all at the same time;
-Driver and passenger front windows don’t work
-Heat/ac doesn’t work or turn on, no response from any buttons at all for climate/heated seats
-Tailgate doesn’t open with inside or outside buttons
-Blind spot system fault alert on dash
-Cross traffic system fault alert on dash
-lock/unlock buttons on door doesn’t work at all

I had my battery checked, it's good. I had my fuses checked, they're good. I also plugged in a OBD reader and it isn't throwing out any codes.
HELP!!!!!
Hi,
1. Is your OBD reader generic or does it support all Ford/Lincoln systems? Most over the counter OBD readers only support some system checks.
2. When you say fuses, you mean the body control module (BCM) fuses located by the steering column?
Any chance you have a critter friend that found a new home in your dashboard? When mice are involved, I’ve seen sudden, multiple component “failures” like yours.
 






Hi,
1. Is your OBD reader generic or does it support all Ford/Lincoln systems? Most over the counter OBD readers only support some system checks.
2. When you say fuses, you mean the body control module (BCM) fuses located by the steering column?
Any chance you have a critter friend that found a new home in your dashboard? When mice are involved, I’ve seen sudden, multiple component “failures” like yours.
1. I'm not sure, attached is a pic of the screen but I'm not 100% if it was specifically for a ford system.
2. Both the fuses under the steering column and the fuses under the hood were checked and nothing was faulty.
I haven't seen any evidence of any furry critters in any part of the vehicle or under the hood or dash or anything but I'll have to look a little harder to be sure.

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Even if the battery has been checked it is still worth checking the terminals and earthing. I had faults appear due to a loose ground/negative connection on by battery after a tracker was fitted by a third party. It’s just a thought… As mentioned already check or reset the BCM.
I did a hard reset of the BCM today bu unplugging the battery and touching the wires together to drain the excess voltage in the system...still didn't fix any of my issues unfortunately. I'll have to check my grounds and such, I'm not great with electrical stuff so I'm lost on this issue
 






Hi all- following up on my last post about having a ton of electrical issues that went wrong with my 2016 explorer sport all at once. 5 1/2 hour diagnostic later...turns out it's due to bad blind spot sensors/modules. They told me it would be a $1200 repair if they sourced the new part and their labor cost on top of that. The part number they gave me is EM2Z14C689A- Blind spot sensors. They left it unplugged and sealed up the connectors to solve the other issues temporarily until I can get this figured out.

I'm just curious- has anyone replaced these sensors/modules on their own? Is this something I could do on my own if I source the part myself? How involved is it to take off the rear bumper on a '16 explorer sport? Do I have to program them at all after I put the new parts in? If so, does anyone have any tips on that as well? I'm trying to save myself as much money as I can right now due to me going back to school and having limited funds.

Any advice/tips and tricks would be appreciated! Thanks in advance everyone. Glad to be on the right track to getting this solved!
 






Welcome to the Forum. :wave:
Offhand, I don't recall anyone doing a DIY job on the sensors. I don't know if they would be plug-and-play but I would think they would.
If you plan to order them yourself, here is what they show on the Forum's vendor Levittown Ford site.
They offer a discount to members. Coupon Codes for Forum Members
Good luck and please keep us updated. Thanks.

Peter
 






Welcome to the Forum. :wave:
Offhand, I don't recall anyone doing a DIY job on the sensors. I don't know if they would be plug-and-play but I would think they would.
If you plan to order them yourself, here is what they show on the Forum's vendor Levittown Ford site.
They offer a discount to members. Coupon Codes for Forum Members
Good luck and please keep us updated. Thanks.

Peter
Thanks Peter- I appreciate it! :)
 






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