2011 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Beautiful Car But Problems tha
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2011 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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3 of 24 people found this review helpful
Beautiful Car But Problems that could affect safety.
By cessna100 on

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2011 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

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From a 2011 Honda Pilot (poor ride and noise) to the 2011 Explorer. The Explorer ride and low road noise is more then on par with the Acura MDX. Fit and finish are excellent. Unfortunately, the quality is not. The computer network that controls the intelligent all wheel drive and the advanced traction control is faulty. The car loses its stability and steering becomes hard. Not good. 3 week old and 1500 miles the car is back at the dealer. Told they must bypass a wiring harness and solder the connection. I hope this is a temporary fix. For such a safety related system a soldered wiring connect does not inspire confidence in Ford's design.

Best Features

Technology is great. The displays, navigation, surround sound stereo, HD radio, comfort, lighting made the car fun to drive. Ride, cabin noise levels and on par with any luxury suv. Blind spot assist. Back-up camera with guidance and warnings.

Worst Features

Microsoft Sync software is slow. (big surprise) Sirius radio customer service is very poor. No small storage compartments in rear.
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