2011 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: will NEVER buy a ford again

2011 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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will NEVER buy a ford again
By buyahonda on


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


this is HORRIBLE. the exterior is awesome but that is all you get.
Too many blind spots...if we didn't have the back up camera we would have been in numerous accidents.
the sync system sucks..blacksout/ resets/reboost itself out of now where.
you definately need someone with you to operate any radio/ac controls or you will crash the car. it is worse then people trying to text while driving. major safety issues.
our trunk door is attached improperly.
has been in shop 3 times for sync system and the dealers have no idea how to fix.
I get car sick everytime I sit in rear seats. 3rd row makes you feel like you are in a closet.
recommend you place car seats and entire family in for test dr

Best Features

exterior.....that is all. you can't put down 1 window without having them all cracked or you get a horrible sound in your ear. it is difficult to figure out how to activate rear controls from main panel. the gas mileage that say is soooo good...is a flat lie...its just another SUV-gas hog. wish I would have purchased another vehicle or I could return the one I have. very disappointed

Worst Features

Take the 2011 Explorer off the assembly line and remove the existing ones off the dealer lots. Ford is stealing peoples money and am not sure how it past any safety measures many many blind spots
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By karen2014
on 07/07/12 09:24 AM (PDT)

I will not be buying a Ford ever again, they made the Explorers with defective plastic based radiators that do not last 50,000 miles . Read the replacements will not last even that long . Yes they used plastic and the plastic is not cheap cost about a 1,000 to fix . I put the thousand into it but now my next vehicle will not be a Ford. Since they do not stand up for putting in a part that does not last more than the 3 year 36 . By the way I had every thing done on or before is was required to do all preventative work so this would not happen or something else .Don?t know why a recall has been put in to it as it appears to be a very common event . Only sad thing was just canceled my vacation to pay for it . Would have been nice to take a trip . Will be trading in well before I put on the next 50 as who knows what will go next. Quality was not job 1 .

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