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Reliability survey:Your 2011-13 Ford Explorer Mileage

volcano375

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st louis
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer XLT 4WD
I have been searching some information regarding new explorer reliability, but i can not find enough information. Therefore, I like to start a survey here.
Please respond below questions. This should give us some idea about new explorer(2011-13). Thank you.
Year:.......
Trim:.......
FWD vs 4WD:........
Current mileage:........
Any problem or issue: .........
Are you happy with your purchase:
Would you recommend new EX for others:

note: I wondering if any explorer out there that already passed 100K miles?
 
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volcano375

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st louis
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer XLT 4WD
Year:2013
Trim:XLT
FWD vs 4WD:4WD
Current mileage:5600
Any problem or issue: none
Are you happy with your purchase:so far Yes.
Would you recommend new EX for others: Yes
 

new to ford

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City, State
Rochester Hills, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
11XLT202A 17Sport401A
Year:2011
Trim:XLT
FWD vs 4WD:FWD
Current mileage:30,000
Any problem or issue: nothing major.
Are you happy with your purchase:so far Yes.
Would you recommend new EX for others: Yes
 

Azazell64

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City, State
Saskatchewan, Canada
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport
Year:2013
Trim:Sport
FWD vs 4WD:4WD
Current mileage:3000
Any problem or issue:None
Are you happy with your purchase:Yes
Would you recommend new EX for others:Yes
 

TwinExes

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City, State
Westfield, Indiana
Year, Model & Trim Level
2016 Sport
Ex 1 (Columbia):

Year: 2013
Trim: Limited
FWD v.s. 4WD: 4WD
Current Mileage: 6,000
Any Problems Or Issues: none
Are you happy with your purchase?: very
Would you recommend new EX to others?: yes

Ex 2 (Discovery):

Year: 2013
Trim: Limited
FWD v.s. 4WD: 4WD
Current Mileage: 4,000
Any Problems or issues ?: none
Are you happy with your purchase?: very
Would you recommend new EX to others?: yes
 

blwnsmoke

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Moderator
Year, Model & Trim Level
2020 Explorer ST
Year:....... 2011
Trim:....... Limited
FWD vs 4WD:........ 4WD
Current mileage:........ 41,000
Any problem or issue: ......... Apillar TSB (once), Chatter window tsb (twice), exhaust smell tsb (once), Rear tailgate closing tsb (once), terrain management fault (once, parts replaced), oil in air intake tsb (once), squeeling brakes tsb (once),
Are you happy with your purchase: Yes
Would you recommend new EX for others: Yes

I feel all the issues above are growing pains with the choice of buying a 1st year redesign. I expected issues and Ford had supplied a rental at no charge every time it went in. If I could go back and do it again, I would however I would have waited for the Sport model.
 

milliganus

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2011 Explorer Limited Awd
EX rating

Year: 2011
Trim: Limited
FWD v.s. 4WD: AWD
Current Mileage: 30000
Any Problems Or Issues: MFT, APillar, various rattles & creaks
Are you happy with your purchase?: Yes
Would you recommend new EX to others?: Yes

Love the car, but in hindsight wouldn't have bought the first year after redo. Most all issues have been fixed, but the MFT is still flaky if I plug in an ipod. Another creak has appeared, but intermittent
 

briteboy

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2011 Explorer XLT+Nav,MFT
Year: 2011
Trim: XLT with 201A pkg (Leather, Nav, MFT, convenience pkg)
FWD v.s. 4WD: FWD
Current Mileage: 27,000
Any Problems Or Issues: Almost none. TSB on radiator, upgrades to MFT
Are you happy with your purchase?: Extremely
Would you recommend new EX to others?: Have many times

Best car I've ever owned. Plenty of room, rides like a dream. Just returned from 2800 mile trip thru mountains, cold, snow, rain. Got 24 mpg total. Drove 75-80 mph on highway. 4 days of city driving, still got great mileage for a car this size.

My personal opinion on the MFT is that it is a good system. I don't have near the bugs that many here complain about, but I don't ask it to be compatible with technology that was developed long after the MFT was engineered. Asking Apple and Microsoft to be compatible all the time is naive in my opinion. This MFT system is not the latest, greatest Geek technology. Was never intended to be, but it is a very good effort on Ford's part to take a step in the right direction.

If it wasn't for the MFT issues the Ex would be a 5 star car from everyone.
 

Birdhunt1

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City, State
Central Illinois
Year, Model & Trim Level
11 XLT
Year: 2011
Trim: XLT
FWD v.s. 4WD: 4WD
Current Mileage: 15,000
Any Problems Or Issues: Almost none. TSB on A Pillar (Problem corrected)
Are you happy with your purchase?: VERY HAPPY Best X yet - our 4th
Would you recommend new EX to others?: YES!!!!
 

REM2

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City, State
Indiana
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Sport
Year: 2013
Trim: Sport
FWD vs 4WD: 4WD
Current mileage:4250
Any problem or issue: Day after picking up, discovered Sirius radio wasn't working. Dealer had to reinstall MFT. No other issues!!!
Are you happy with your purchase: very
Would you recommend new EX for others: definitely
 

ScottsEXLTD

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City, State
North Attleboro
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Ltd
2013
Trim:limited
4WD
Current miles:21000
No issues at all
Yes very happy
Yes, would recommend this vehicle
 

rmp301

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Yonkers, New York
Year, Model & Trim Level
2012 Explorer XLT
Year:2012
Trim:XLT
FWD vs 4WD:4W
Current mileage10,300
Any problem or issue: MFT / Terrain Management / BLIS / Auto Headlights / Sirius Radio / Rear Liftgate
Are you happy with your purchase: No
Would you recommend new EX for others: No
 

AZwoodman

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City, State
Gilbert Arizona
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 EX XLT Impact blue
Year:....... 2013
Trim:.......XLT
FWD vs 4WD:........FWD
Current mileage:........2020.0
Any problem or issue: .........none so far
Are you happy with your purchase:very much so
Would you recommend new EX for others: yes
Have notice visibly is limited compared to my 2002 Eddie Bauer but with my back up camera the rear view is great. Need to watch the crubs in the front with that low front fairing. Miss my bumpers!!
 

FordService

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City, State
Dearborn, MI
Year, Model & Trim Level
2014
Hi everyone!

I'm so happy that many of you love your Explorers and aren't experiencing any issues. As a reminder, I'm here to step in should you ever have any concerns or questions. To get started, just send me a PM with your information. I'll need your VIN, preferred servicing dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name.

Thanks!

Crystal
 

converted_21

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City, State
NM
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport
Year:2013
Trim: Sport
FWD vs 4WD: 4WD
Current mileage:1,200
Any problem or issue: Yes
Rear passenger door is not flesh at the bottom
Inside driver door panel is coming off and won't snap back on
Electronic glitches, car randomly honks when turn it off and go to get it out (weird stuff like that)
When pulling a trailer random pop/bang noise from outside underneath of car (for sure it's not trailer or ball)
Are you happy with your purchase: Yes
Would you recommend new EX for others: Yes
 

Causeway

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Houston
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer XLT
Year:....... 2013
Trim:....... XLT
FWD vs 4WD:........FWD
Current mileage:........4000
Any problem or issue: .........Yes - transmission slips in 1st gear, engine doesn't respond when trying to accelerate quickly from low speeds (like when pulling onto the road in traffic - not related to trans issue), noisy at highway speed
Are you happy with your purchase: Not particularly
Would you recommend new EX for others: Probably not

I've had the car since Sept and just put the last 1,000 miles on it during a road trip last week. When I drove it home from the lot after the initial purchase, it was leaking transmission fluid. It had a cracked pipe/hose of some sort, which was quickly repaired. I was extremely happy with the service, but now it's back at the dealer for the issues stated above. I'm extremely disappointed and am wondering why I didn't just buy another GMC Yukon.
 

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 xlt 4wd
I have been searching some information regarding new explorer reliability, but i can not find enough information. Therefore, I like to start a survey here.
Please respond below questions. This should give us some idea about new explorer(2011-13). Thank you.
Year:..2013.....
Trim:XLT....
FWD vs 4WD:4WD.......
Current mileage:1094........
Any problem or issue: NO.........
Are you happy with your purchase:YES
Would you recommend new EX for others:YES

note: I wondering if any explorer out there that already passed 100K miles?
 

tazcubed

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City, State
Toronto
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Ford Explorer Sport
Year: 2013 - built Oct 2013
Trim: Sport
FWD vs 4WD: 4WD
Current mileage: 6900Km
Any problem or issue: Oil leak from transfer cases (recall - repaired under warranty), ongoing issue with GPS (but not dealt with - haven't tried taking it in to investigate yet).
Are you happy with your purchase: YES - love the power, handling for it's size and options.
Would you recommend new EX for others: Yes, but like any vehicle purchase make sure it's what you want and need.

I'll add this

Things would like to see changed or added: HID/xenon/LED headlights, driver's dead pedal position improvement, top view camera for parking, heated rear-seats and built-in rear-seat sunshades, add in a gyroscope for the GPS so that it'll track properly. More color options for the Sport - I've got silver but would have liked the grey or a deeper blue instead.
 

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City, State
NM
Year, Model & Trim Level
2013 Explorer Sport
Things would like to see changed or added: HID/xenon/LED headlights, driver's dead pedal position improvement, top view camera for parking, heated rear-seats and built-in rear-seat sunshades, add in a gyroscope for the GPS so that it'll track properly. More color options for the Sport - I've got silver but would have liked the grey or a deeper blue instead.
I agree with every bit of this!!!
 
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JDraper

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City, State
McVeytown, PA
Year, Model & Trim Level
'18 XLT
Year: 2011 (Late 2010 build)
Trim: XLT
FWD vs 4WD: 4WD
Current mileage: 23,150
Any problem or issue:
  • A-Pillar Buzz
  • Driver's seat leather problem
  • replaced cooling fans
  • exhaust odor
  • water in driver's side mirror
  • crackling in passenger's side front midrange speaker
  • MFT issues until the latest 2 upgrades
  • oil streaks on windows
  • bad rear defroster
  • Door over console opening was stuck shut
  • USB port inoperative
  • Grinding noise on braking

Are you happy with your purchase: Yes... for the most part. Not happy with all the problems in a new vehicle, but Lake Ford in Lewistown PA has taken care of every issue without a hassle and all the issues I've listed no longer exist.
Would you recommend new EX for others: Yes
 

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