The 5th generation of the Explorer has a cumulative PainRank™ of 35.82. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.
Owners of the 2011–2018 Explorer model years have sent in 1353 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the body (25%) followed by the engine (14%) and the interior (12%).