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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,961 miles

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2015 Ford Explorer exhaust system problems

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2015 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #9

Dec 012015

Explorer

  • 40,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. When the accelerator pedal was depressed at various speeds, exhaust fumes entered the vehicle from the vents. The dealer was able to duplicate the failure, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #8

Oct 172015

Explorer

  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. When the accelerator pedal was depressed at various speeds, an exhaust odor emitted inside the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician stated that exhaust fumes emitted into the vehicle from the rear vents, which needed to be sealed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 300. The VIN was not available...updated 10/04/16

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #7

Nov 062015

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. While accelerating, exhaust fumes entered the vehicle through the front vents. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that there was build up from the fuel injectors, which needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000. Updated 09/06/16 the consumer stated after the vehicle was serviced at the dealer, upon acceleration, the air condition/heat fan cuts off or slows down, and the exhaust smell continued to enter the vehicle. Updated 10/18/16.

- Flushing, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 212015

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 100 miles

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

I noticed an exhaust smell coming from the vehicle when accelerating to enter traffic. At first I thought it was just new car smell, but this smell of exhaust fumes has continued since we purchased the car new in July 2015. I get my first vehicle check in January 2016 and now I'm concerned. Updated 08/10/16.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 022014

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
Exhaust smell in car every time you enter a freeway or pass another vehicle. In other words; acceleration. Also, has a "drone" type sound at speeds over 71 mph. The vehicle has been to the dealership three times with the latest time being two weeks so far (it's still there on 9-30-15) for the two issues noted above..

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #4

Apr 302015

Explorer

  • 850 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle began leaking exhaust fumes from the cabin. The contact stated that this was a recurring failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that the failure was a design issue. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 850. MA 10/19/2015

- Missouri City, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 092015

Explorer

  • 1,700 miles

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

The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that exhaust fumes emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. However, the rear air filters and computer HVAC system were replaced. The contact stated that after the repairs were performed, the vehicle started to drive irregularly. The contact stated that the vehicle shakes in idle, and gets progressively worse when the air conditioning system was engaged. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the technician refused to assess the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,700.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #2

May 302015

Explorer

  • 500 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph or above, the odor of exhaust fumes emitted into the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where it was diagnosed that an unknown valve related to the air conditioner needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The contact mentioned that the fumes caused head aches that did not required medical attention. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 500.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 122013

Explorer

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Explorer. While driving approximately 60 mph, exhaust fumes emitted inside the vehicle. The contact stated that the failure recurred numerous times without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 100. Updated 09/21/15

- Metairie, LA, USA

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