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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 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.

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2016 Ford Explorer wheels / hubs problems

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2016 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

May 122016


  • 6,000 miles


While moving at high speed in rush-hour traffic in the fast lane on hwy 680 S in dublin, ca the engine just shut down. This is dangerous. The car was towed to Ford for repair - they state it was a "throttle body assembly" problem - apparently a well-know problem. This happened with less than 6,000 miles. Also, all 4 original equipment tires blew-out with less than 6,000 miles - only one had a road-hazard - all had sidewall failures. Ford repaired the throttle-body assembly but not the tires. To keep us happy, they offered us an "extended warranty" - this was never provided - indeed, despite repeated E-mails to 2 Ford representatives over a 3-month time-period, I no longer receive any response from them whatsoever. Therefore, it would seem that not only are they providing a dangerous product, they are also deceptive in their handling of customers.

- Danville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 222016


  • 12,000 miles
2016 Ford Explorer with hankook ventus S1 noble 2 tires. Approximately 3 months ago my wife was driving on a local surface street at 45 mph. Her tire pressure monitor illuminated on the dash while simultaneously the vehicle veered sharply to the right. Upon inspection there was a 2-3 inch laceration in the sidewall of the front passenger side tire. There were not any potholes in the street where this incident occurred. Tire seemed to have simply "blown out". tire was replaced. Yesterday my wife was making a left turn from from one surface street to another traveling approximately 15-20 mph and the replacement tire blew out again. Similar details; tire pressure monitor illuminated while vehicle suddenly veered to the right. Again, no potholes were present and zero indication of foreign objects causing flat. There was approximately a 2-3 inch laceration to sidewall of front passenger tire. These two incidents occurred in a relatively short time span. I have read complaints about weak sidewalls regarding these tires as early as 2013. Additionally, hankook and Hyundai have issued a recall for these tires (albeit a different size) due to sidewall problems. Without potholes and/or foreign objects causing the flat tires, it seems obvious that these tires are defective. My wife does not feel safe in her vehicle, and is afraid that another blowout may occur while traveling at higher speeds (freeway).

- Livonia, MI, USA

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