2012 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: First Ford - not very happy :(

2012 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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

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First Ford - not very happy :(
By newfordowner on


2012 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


So...I leased this vehicle because I fell in love with the body style!
Well...it was 2012 demo left over - but still beautiful!
So after the first month - the computer froze up - went blank...I thought for sure I did something - they said it had a virus - ok - and now month 3 months later - the transmission feels like it is slipping - so today - it is back at the dealer for that and the computer again - it froze up and went black screen again.
I am not really happy with my first Ford experience so far.
Also - the gas mileage has been horrible!
My last vehicle a Toyota Highlander (6 cylinder) was awesome - I got at least 22-25 mpg.
I am only getting 16.3 mpg - and that is highway too.

Best Features

I love all the cup holders and the third row seating!

Worst Features

Next time - put the hazard lights above the radio controls - I keep turning them on - while changing the station. UGH - sorry drivers behind me!
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