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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

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2012 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 072014


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford exploder. The contact stated that the third-row power seat detection system failed to operate properly. The contact indicated that while putting bags in the hatch area, the third- row power seat button was accidently depressed and caused the seat to mechanically rise to the seated position. The contact indicated that during the transition from the folded position to the seated position, a coat and boot became stuck under the seat. The contact indicated that the third- row power seat detection system did not reverse the direction of the seat after making contact with the objects. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Apollo, PA, USA

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