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2018 Ford Explorer Reliability Ratings

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2018 Ford Explorer Recalls

There have been 2 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER Recall Date: 08/27/2019
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018-2020 F-150 and 2019-2020 F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 Super Duty pickup trucks, and 2018-2019 Ford Explorer, 2019-2020 Expedition, and 2020 Escape vehicles equipped with driver and/or passenger's manual front seat back recliner mechanisms. Also included are certain 2020 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator vehicles equipped with rear outboard seats and manual seat back recliner mechanisms. The recliner mechanisms may be missing the third pawl required for seat back strength, resulting in a loose seat back. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 639137
  • Consequence: A seat back with an improperly assembled recliner mechanism may have reduced strength and may not adequately restrain an occupant in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and Ford and Lincoln dealers will inspect the seat structure and replace them, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began October 21, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19C07.
  • Dates of Manufacture: SEP 08, 2018 to MAR 02, 2019
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 19C07
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V633000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE Recall Date: 11/13/2018
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2018 Ford Explorer vehicles equipped with 2.3L or 3.5L GTDI engine. Due to an assembly error, the fuel pressure sensor may leak fuel.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 144
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assembly, free of charge. The recall began December 7, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S35.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JUL 28, 2018 to JUL 30, 2018
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 18S35
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V807000

2018 Ford Explorer Warranty

Ford covers the 2018 Explorer with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 6/28/19

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