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4.5 out of 5 stars

More modern, versatile explorer

xeon, 04/01/2011
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
26 of 26 people found this review helpful

Explorer is now a tech lovers car, I find more things in it than all of the others combined. The ride quality is comfortable and you really don't feel like you are driving a big vehicle. I've always driven toyota/honda my life and this is the first time with Ford (or any American)Was in the market for a larger SUV. Wanted to check out Edge because I liked ints interior. After looking, we were talking about how cool it would be to have a car like toyota highlander with the interior of ford edge. Funny we found explorer the next day, its exactly that!

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3.75 out of 5 stars

Problems 2011 Ford Explorer

neslerspecial, 04/16/2015
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

First the computer display screen had to be replaced when we first got car because it was not working. Next car was randomly having dead battery issues, as something was drawing from the battery and running. Took to dealership and they said there was an APIM recall and fixed it. It happen 2 weeks later again. Then they said it was a gear shift issue where it kept recognizing it was in park. Was not a recall or a Ford issue so cost $500 to repair. Had a recall on the doors as well. I find it odd that the same battery issued happened 4 times and this time they said it was due to the gear shift problem.

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2 out of 5 stars

Buyer Beware, many problems

layhe, 10/08/2011
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
44 of 49 people found this review helpful

We picked up our 2011 Ford Explorer Limited about 3 months ago. I have never owned a vehicle with this many problems. It is in the dealer service department more often then it is at home. It is in my opinion a nice looking vehicle but that is the only thing it has going for it. We have had issues with the sync system, most of the features will quit working at some time. The radio will come on and off, the rain sensing wipers will turn on and off for no reason. The cruise control speeds up and slows down. The windshield has been replaced and the side mouldings twice now because of a whistling noise and the problem persists. The front axle seals have been replaced because they leaked.

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3.38 out of 5 stars


chuckerrx, 11/10/2011
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
16 of 18 people found this review helpful

I'm about to contact a lawyer about my 2011 Explorer Limited Lemon. I just spoke with a customer service manager at ford for my dealers district and was basically told tuff cookies! The MFT ( I can think of another word for the F instead of Ford) is junk. Goes black all the time and takes out the phone, stereo, nav, and climate controls. On a 100 degree day the MFT decided to turn on the heat and defrost full blast and there was no changing it until the car was off for awhile, nice. Ford said there might be an update fix in the first quarter of 2012. Might? might? great!

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4.88 out of 5 stars

I Loooove My Explorer

traveler21, 02/06/2011
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

After driving my new Explorer Limited for over a month, I can safely say that it is one of the best cars that I have owned. It is comfortable and has more muscle than my Flex that stayed in the family although out of town. The Ford Touch takes a little getting used to but is very responsive to voice commands. We also have a new E 350 in the garage, but is has stayed parked since the Explorer showed up. The only con, we can find is the difficulty in programming the garage door opener.

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