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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
28,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
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2016 Ford Explorer AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2016 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162018

Explorer XLT 3.5L V6 Dohc 24v

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have noticed theres a burning smelling from Heater/Ac Vents right after acceleration from vehicle being stopped. I can confirm its a burning smell (similar to burning plastic or rubber).

When the smell is present, it feels like theres lack of acceleration from the gas pedal. Almost like if there's a clogged air filter or issue with transmission or exhaust. It feels like that kind of poor acceleration issue.

The burning smells last for about 1-2 minutes and I'm not sure where its coming from. The odor is a very strong odor and I'm waiting for a fire to break out somewhere when this odor is present. I have a service appt on Monday, Feb 26 and hopefully something will be found. The last thing I want is to be driving and the vehicle breaks down, let alone catches fire for some reason.

- Michael F., Broadview, IL, USA

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