2005 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Paint Peeling

2005 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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XLS 4dr SUV (4.0L V6 5-speed Automatic)

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Paint Peeling
By GG on


2005 Ford Explorer XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Do not buy a 2002-2005 Ford Explorer. Had I read the reviews on the internet under "peeling paint" I would not now own the vehicle with peeling paint along the front hood. It is bubbled and peels off in sections the size of 50 cent pieces. It looks terrible. Mine is not peeling on top or back (YET) but many, many are. The company refuses to do anything about the peeling problem. There are even some articles saying it is about the paint oxidizing and causes it to peel. Still no help from dealerships or company. A five year old car should not be peeling- -no rust the paint is just falling off in chunks. It looks awful! Never will buy another Ford!

Best Features

Style, weight of vehicle. No mechanical problems

Worst Features

Recall them and fix the paint peeling. It can't be good to see these ugly cars driving around when they are fairly new but rusting and chunks falling off paint.
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