pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,824 miles

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2016 Ford Explorer brakes problems

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2016 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 022016


  • 8,400 miles


2016 Ford Explorer with approximately 8400 miles. Was traveling southbound on us hwy 1 at approximately 50mph when vehicle suddenly stops accelerating and wrench light comes on. Car will only coast at less than 5mph. Was able to pull into a parking lot without being involved in an accident. Vehicle was on and shaking but would not allow me to accelerate. Vehicle had to be towed to Ford dealership. Ford mechanic stated it was the electronic throttle bottle and they have already had a few of them come in to be replaced. Etb has been replaced but vehicle still lags when accelerating. Went on carscomplaints.com and 38 complaints have already been filed for the same issue.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 092016


  • 10,000 miles
I was driving on the highway and the car lost power wrench light appeared on my dash I went from 65 T0 10 miles per hour, when I took it to my dealer the wrench light disappeared, and they said they couldn't put it on the machine if there wasn't a light on the dash, I explained the proble they said it was the electronic throttle body and they are on back order, don't know when you will get one.

- Commodore, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 022016


  • 3,960 miles
The vehicle went into limp mode RPM and speed where reduced to 1000 RPM (max) and 5-10 mph while responding to a police matter as the vehicle is the police model and purchased as a police car. Upon research, the electric throttle body has been a problem for a number of years and has not been addressed. This is a police vehicle and not reliable at all. The vehicle has 3960 miles on it and dept is being told it will be 2-3 months before back in service. Research done on inter net finds this has been an on going issue with Ford for a number of years and being over looked by the regulating agencies.

- Warsaw, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 122016


  • 935 miles
I recently received a 2016 Ford police utility (Explorer) as a new patrol vehicle. While on patrol I suddenly lost power steering. I received a steering assist fault message on the dash, as well as a traction and stability control error message. The vehicle has 935 miles on it. I have read where Ford has had problems in the past with this steering system. As a police officer I am very concerned that the loss of power steering with no warning could result in a very dangerous situation for officers driving this vehicle, as well as civilians driving the civilian model. As of this complaint the vehicle is at the dealership waiting to be fixed. Ford needs to get this system working correctly.

- Franklin, TN, USA

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