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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,650 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.

2016 Ford Explorer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2016 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 092016


  • 500 miles


The contact owns a 2016 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the liftgate independently closed without warning. The failure recurred approximately four times. As a result, the contact slipped while attempting to move away and sustained a broken hip, which required medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 500. The VIN was not available. Updated 12/20/16

- Lawrenceville, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 152015


  • 4,800 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Ford Explorer. While the vehicle was parked, the liftgate automatically closed independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,800. Updated 05/11/16

- Highland, IL, USA

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