What Explorer Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2013 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 4 0 43 2.39
2017 44 4 78 13.72
2016 294 6 80 52.26
2015 140 3 56 42.2
2014 210 2 73 46.39
2013 421 7 85 65.74
2012 121 4 52 33.19
2011 185 5 50 37.5

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