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Ford Explorer

Model Year Comparison

Worst Model Year
2006
Worst Category
transmission Problems

Here are total complaints by model year for the Ford Explorer. Overall the worst problem category is Ford Explorer transmission problems.

Although the 2002 Ford Explorer has the most overall complaints, we rate the 2006 model year as worse because of other possible factors such as higher repair cost or more problems at lower mileage. The most-reported problem is with the 2004 Ford Explorer for cracked panel below the rear window.

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