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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,191 miles

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2013 Ford Explorer exhaust system problems

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2013 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 012016

Explorer

  • 36,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. While operating the vehicle and depressing the accelerator pedal with the air conditioner activated, exhaust fumes emitted from the air conditioning vents. Also, the front driver's side door ajar sensor illuminated although the door was secured. Eventually, the door could not be locked at all. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch module was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 36,000.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #11

Jun 012016

Explorer

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. While driving at any speed, exhaust fumes emitted into the vehicle without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Henderson, CO, USA

problem #10

Mar 252016

Explorer

  • 76,718 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. While driving 55 mph, exhaust fumes entered the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a vent leak that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was approximately 76,718. Updated 10/07/16

- Capshaw, AL, USA

problem #9

Jun 302016

Explorer

  • 59,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. While driving various speeds, an exhaust fume odor entered into the cabin of the vehicle. As a result, the contact became nauseated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Norwood, NC, USA

problem #8

Dec 152015

Explorer

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. While driving various speeds, an exhaust odor emitted inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the brakes, wheel bearing, and fuel sending unit needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, a month later, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but the cause of the failure was undetermined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #7

Jun 152016

Explorer

  • 76,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. While driving at any speed, the exhaust fumes entered the vehicle through the air conditioning system when the vehicle accelerated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,000.

- Evart, MI, USA

problem #6

Dec 182013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed as a strong fuel odor emitted inside of the vehicle. The failure occurred at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The failure was unable to be diagnosed. The front driver's and passenger's side weather door stripping was replaced however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000. Updated 06/29/16 the consumer stated fumes from the exhaust entered the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 07/13/16.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 042014

Explorer

  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that exhaust fumes entered the vehicle through the air conditioning system when the vehicle accelerated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the air vents were sucking the excess exhaust fumes through the air conditioning vents. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 15,000.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

Dec 222014

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 63,302 miles
In December 2014, several patrol officers from the yarmouth police department reported the odor of exhaust fumes in the passenger compartment of a 2013 Ford Explorer interceptor SUV they had been operating. While sitting stationary with the engine idling, the officers detected the odor of exhaust leaking into the passenger compartment of this vehicle. Upon further examination by our public works mechanic, multiple cracks were discovered in the welds connecting the exhaust pipes to the resonator. These cracks were allowing exhaust fumes to leak directly into the passenger compartment while the vehicle was sitting stationary. For safety reasons, the vehicle was immediately removed from the fleet until the exhaust system was replaced. The replacement exhaust eliminated the exhaust leakage problem. A second Ford SUV owned by the yarmouth police department and purchased at the same time as the one mentioned above was also pulled from the fleet and inspected for exhaust cracks. This SUV, which has just over 55,000 miles on it, was also found to have a crack in the weld separating the exhaust and resonator. Ford Motor Company provided a new exhaust for this vehicle under the manufacturer?S warranty.

- Yarmouth, ME, USA

problem #3

Oct 072013

Explorer

  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns 2013 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that when accelerating, exhaust fumes emitted inside the vehicle. The failure recurred every time the vehicle was driven. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the air extractors needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Hammond, LA, USA

problem #2

Mar 072013

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 10 miles
When accelerating a stong exhaust smell is present in the vehicle cabin. This is most pronounced during a long acceleration I.e. when entering a highway. Following a period of acceleration we need to open the windows to purge the exhaust from the cabin. This is regardless of the heating/cooling system being on or off, or if the recirculation feature is enabled. The dealership implemented a technical service bulletin for this condition and it had no improvement.

- Ballston Spa, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 082012

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 2,260 miles
I am reporting an emission issue with this vehicle and the previous one I had with same issue. Something needs to be done to make this not happen to anyone else. I am breathing exhaust fumes in the cabin at hard acceleration through the ac system all the time even after they so called fixed this vehicle. Even with moderate acceleration passing someone. I am going through the lemon law at this time. The smell is so bad it is giving me headaches all day and night and effecting my health. If it is in two vehicles then it is in all of them Ford needs to fix this problem period not part fix it. I was told by Florida attorney generals attorney to report this to you.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

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