fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,032 miles

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2012 Ford Explorer fuel system problems

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2012 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 272016

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles


My 2012 Ford explore ltd. Stops in the middle of the road while driving. A wrench light comes on in lower left dash, and the car loses power. I can no longer once this happens. I must turn off the car and restart the engine to get it going again. This has happened on a highway going 70 miles per hour, and in the middle of intersections, on regular city, Suburban or neighborhood streets, not to mention it is now happening 2-3 times a day while with no warning. It happens while driving only, sometimes after turning, sometimes not, but the car is always in motion at the time, at various speeds in various temperatures, with climate control either off or on, seems to have no bearing. This is extremely dangerous and can easily cause an accident, injury or death. Apparently the current recall for the power steering does not address this. I am having that worked on right now as I type. This happened once last year on the highway, and once about 6 months ago as I pulled out of a parking lot. Hadn't happened again since until the month of October in the 80 degree weather of plano tx, whether car was already warmed-up or not.

- Plano, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 102013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
I am experiencing an odor of carbon monoxide inside the car. I live in el salvador central America and have found in the internet that there is a recall for this problem the Agency in my country does not responsabilize on this I have small children and we cant be smelling this exhaust fumens and strange odors inside our car.

- La Libertad, AL, USA

problem #4

Apr 182014

Explorer 4-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
On Friday April 18, 2014 my wife an I prestarted the car to go to dinner, after only 2 minutes the car shut of. Upon review of the issue the low oil pressure light came on, the stability control light came on, as well as he service engine soon light. The mileage at the incident was approx 45,500 but the complaint says 44,000 because this is the second time it has done this, and the first time for the stability control light to illuminate. After dinner we came home and attempted to restart the vehicle, everything seemed normal, it started it drove, but subsequently we had it towed to Ford, so they could address the problem.

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #3

Feb 262014

Explorer 4-cyl

  • miles


On Monday 10march2014, my 2012 Ford Explorer started and immediately stalled out, when I look at the dash it had said it had low oil pressure. The vehicle was towed to cavalier Ford in chesapeake, va where it has been determined that the high pressure fuel line and high pressure fuel pump have to be replaced. During further trouble shooting it was discovered that henderson Ford in bay St. Louis, ms had installed a fuel injector into the engine without properly ensuring the cleanliness of either the injector or the point of insertion. It has been determined by cavalier Ford that henderson Ford improperly installed a replacement part, and allowed me to drive over 1,000 miles with this problematic part in place!

- Gulfport, MS, USA

problem #2

Jul 092012

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
When car was 3 weeks old, we had an intermittent gas odor when restarting car. Also, when sitting in garage. Dealer could not reproduce problem. Eventually did and replaced the fuel canister. Odor came back within 3 weeks. Now has 40,000 miles and still have same problem. Saw 2 recalls on 2013 Explorer related to fuel odor and thought are 2012 would be included, but Ford says no. Our car was built on 12/15/2011.

- Argenta , IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 162011

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 5,190 miles
While I was pumping gas the gas was leaking from under the car.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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