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2016 Ford Explorer Reliability Ratings

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2016 Ford Explorer Recalls

There have been 6 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEATS Recall Date: 11/28/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016 F-150 and Explorer vehicles. Loose power seat adjuster pivot bolts may cause the front seat cushions to detach and not properly restrain the seat occupant in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 177264
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, a seat occupant that is not properly restrained has an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the tightness of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt, either applying threadlocker or replacing the lift link and hardware, free of charge. Interim letters are expected to go out January 15, 2018. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S40.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 21, 2016 to APR 18, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17S40
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V767000
SUSPENSION:REAR Recall Date: 08/27/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain Wheel Hub Bearing assemblies, part number HB5Z-1104-C, incorrectly listed as being for installation on the rear axles of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 vehicles. These bearings assemblies were manufactured without a self retention feature, possibly resulting in the separation of the wheel or wheel end.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 630
  • Consequence: A loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify the distributors of the hubs specifying that they are to only be used on drive axles. It is believed that none of the hubs were purchased from Ford dealers for the incorrect application. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17E048000
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall Date: 06/27/2016
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Explorer and F-150 vehicles equipped with a manual recline driver's seat. The seat back frame may have insufficient welds which may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 5280
  • Consequence: The seat back may not adequately restrain the occupant during a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall begin on August 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 16C11.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 16, 2016 to MAR 06, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16C11
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V475000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall Date: 03/30/2016
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Lincoln MKC vehicles manufactured November 25, 2013, to January 25, 2016, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured October 20, 2014, to January 28, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with 2.3L GTDI engines and engine block heaters. These engine block heaters have elements that may overheat while plugged in.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1543
  • Consequence: Overheating of the engine block increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine block heater, free of charge. Dealers will also inspect and replace the electrical cord, as necessary. The recall began on May 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S14. Note: Owners should not use the engine block heater until the vehicle has been remedied.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 19, 2014 to JAN 27, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16S14
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V183000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING Recall Date: 09/27/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 203
  • Consequence: If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S26.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 23, 2015 to JUL 23, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15S26
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V605000
PARKING BRAKE Recall Date: 07/23/2015
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7165
  • Consequence: If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 03, 2015 to MAY 22, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 15C07
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V464000

2016 Ford Explorer Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/11/19

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