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2017 Ford Explorer - Exterior trim pieces in horrible shape

Tier1Terrier

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So I'm handwashing my wife's 2017 Ford Explorer today for the first time (She's always taken it to a carwash) and I'm noticing so many of the vehicles exterior trim pieces in very bad shape with some of them falling apart & coming off. My first question is if any of this is covered under warranty? I purchased the full boat Ford Extended Warranty that covers for 7 years. The other question is if it's not covered, am I best just buying the parts on my own and either self-repairing or bringing to an independent mechanic / body shop to do the work rather than Ford?

The pieces that I noticed today that are coming apart are the exterior door pillar trims (black glossy plastic) on both sides, windshield trim on drivers side, and a few other rubber and plastic pieces.
 




FordSVTGuy

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I have a 2017 XLT and I’m also getting worried about the trim on the outside. The plastics do seem to poorly fit... I hand wash mine, so I’m careful with these area...
 




peterk9

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So I'm handwashing my wife's 2017 Ford Explorer today for the first time (She's always taken it to a carwash) and I'm noticing so many of the vehicles exterior trim pieces in very bad shape with some of them falling apart & coming off. My first question is if any of this is covered under warranty? I purchased the full boat Ford Extended Warranty that covers for 7 years. The other question is if it's not covered, am I best just buying the parts on my own and either self-repairing or bringing to an independent mechanic / body shop to do the work rather than Ford?

The pieces that I noticed today that are coming apart are the exterior door pillar trims (black glossy plastic) on both sides, windshield trim on drivers side, and a few other rubber and plastic pieces.
The ESP warranty does not cover trim. It mentions that at the bottom of the brochure. Not knowing which trim pieces you are referring to makes it a little difficult to say how to repair them. I believe most trim pieces can likely be done DIY. I've found this site to be one of the least costly, especially when compared to the Fordparts site.

Peter
 




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