2016 Ford Explorer engine problems: exhaust / burning smell under harder acceleration

Exhaust / Burning Smell Under Harder Acceleration

2016 Ford Explorer

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. our 2016 ford explorer has been repaired for the co problem (1 reports)
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2016 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 222016

Explorer XLT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


Good news for all 2011-2017 Ford Explorers owners. Ford has a fix for the CO problem. I am taking my 2016 in on Nov. 27. Ford said there is no charge for this repair. The repair requires reprogramming the AC system, removing the bumper and sealing areas were exhaust is getting into the cabin. Just call dealer and set up an appointment there is no charge.

- eddav3de, Henderson, US

problem #1

Dec 012015

Explorer Sport 3.5L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

I had the same problem with the 2015 Explorer Sport. They claimed it was some weird exhaust flow problem. It was kinda fixed. I think it is the turbos as it only happens when you are hard on the accelerator such as up hill merge onto a highway ...

I think I will invite a consumer reporter to go for a ride with their cameraman and see if they agree with me. Other than this rather significant problem, i really love the 2016. Its much better than the 2015 due to huge improvement in headlight brightness, interior quality, tactile controls on center console ... better exhaust tuning.

- Mike K., Calgary, AB, Canada

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