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What's Wrong with the Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer has a total of 12479 complaints. The majority of the complaints involve the transmission (28%) followed by the body (23%) and the interior (9%).

We'd recommend avoiding the 3rd generation (2002–2005) which has the worst overall PainRank™ of 123.2

How Explorer Generations Rank

Worst Overall Explorer Complaints

Let's take a look at the most common Explorer complaints submitted to over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their PainRank™ which is a score calculated by combining data points such as 1) how long does it take for the problem to start 2) how much does it cost to fix 3) what rank did owners assign to this problem, etc.

Most Complained About Explorer Years

A quick look at which years have the highest complaint volumes. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on