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 (?)
2019 0 0 0 0.0
2018 4 1 53 2.36
2017 46 4 84 15.44
2016 298 6 85 51.96
2015 146 3 57 41.53
2014 211 2 76 45.9
2013 423 7 88 65.29
2012 121 4 52 33.05
2011 185 5 50 37.36

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