hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2012 Ford Explorer accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 072015


  • 90,000 miles


Traveled to Florida from Pennsylvania for vacation. Window on passenger side developed line of small bubbles vertically while sitting in hotel parking lot. Windshield then cracked in middle in a "Z" formation. Its a rather large crack and makes it difficult to see out front window. I believe the window is defective like the Ford E series windshields. I contacted Ford but as usual they would not accept responsibility. This car has been recalled twice already.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #2

Apr 162014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The windshield wipers do not turn off. They continue to run until the vehicle is turned off.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 082013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
Slush on the windshield pulled the wiper from the wiper arm on the passenger side making me pull over on a busy street. The manufactured arm is the cheapest and most unreliable arm I've ever seen. I checked with other 2012 Ford Explorer and they have the same arm. The 2013 and 2014 have different style arms that hold the wiper on securely. I'm going back to the dealer to see if they can put different arms on but this definitely is a safety issue. Just by raising the wiper arm up and grabbing the bottom of the blade the wiper snaps off. I was lucky not to be on the interstate hwy when this happened.

- West Sencea, NY, USA

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