Ford Explorer owners have reported 12 problems related to engine oil leaking (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Explorer based on all problems reported for the Explorer.
Car was fine then all of a sudden over heating sign went on in the car . I pulled over on the freeway called a tow truck because I was told not to drive the car. I had it towed to my house had a professional mechanic look at it at my house I was then told that there was a leak and the water tank was not holding water because of it. The next day I went to my car I turned it on and check engine light was on. I then turned off the car cause I did not want to cause anymore damage. The mechanic came back to my house and told me it was now leaking water and oil to take it in right away. I had no previous problems with my car until that point. I take it to the dealer they tell me that it was an internal problem within the engine that I, the driver, could not have known about unless I was having previous problems with the car which I was not. 230 dollars later just to tell me what is wrong with the car Ford is telling me that water got into the engine, transmission, all of the fluids and pipes. How does this happen with no previous problems with the car? I believe this issue needs to be resolved I have read many reviews on this model and this issue needs to be recalled.
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Oil supply line to turbo leaking. No parts available to make the repair through Ford. This is the same part failure and has caused a recall in the 2016 - 2017 Ford Explorer sports. Ford needs to look at previous years to determine if a recall should be done for all 2011 to present. (fire hazard).
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Just recently purchased 2002 Ford Explorer from a dealer. Kept scheduled maint. Has been off lot for six months. Noticed a loud engine knock from front of the engine. Took the car to the dealer!, they said I had blown a rod bearing. Has to be something with the engine. Engine doesn't even have 60,000 miles on it. No sign of an oil leak, sludge,etc. Dealer said the engine was clean.
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I bought a 2004 Ford Explorer XLT at darcars Toyota in silver spring MD. It had only 28,000 miles. The plastic valve cover was found to have a crack where one pours the oil in. There was an oil leak around this area. Apple Ford in columbia, MD. Said this would not be covered by Ford warranty. I thought Ford's warranty covers to 3 years or 36,000 miles. This valve cover was over $400. 00. Why shouldn't this be covered. I signed a paper that states that the Ford warranty should still be in effect to 36,000 miles. I don't know how or when this crack occurred, but I have only had the vehicle for 3 weeks. I think this should be covered by Ford warranty.
See all problems of the 2004 Ford Explorer .
The consumer noticed that oil was leaking from the vehicle. The dealer replaced the oil pan gasket but the leaking persisted. The dealer then replaced the oil pan but oil continued to leak. The dealer eventually had to glue the screws to the oil pan to sop the leaking. The consumer was not satisfied with this repair.
Engine block cracked, causing oil leakage. Also, front axle seals blew out, and transmission leaked. Truck was purchased new. The truck only has 300 miles. No repairs have been made on the truck.
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I noticed smoke coming from engine compartment after stopping to fuel up after driving several hours at a speed of 65 mph. Took vehicle into dealer and told them that the engine was leaking oil and had to put in three quarts to finish 400 mile trip. Service dept. Advisor said problem was do to galley plug leaking. They replaced plug and engine still leaks. Vehicle is still in shop after 5 days. They recommended replacing head.
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Engine oil leak due to a cross threaded galley plug in engine. Mjs.
Early in 1998 consumer saw oil in driveway, she took vehicle for oil change in February. A week later the oil spot was bigger. Took vehicle back to dealer in June 98, and they saw no leak. The oil leaks got bigger. Consumer has taken vehicle to dealers three times. Banner Ford--1665 scott blvd. Decatur, GA---404-633-4005. Vehicle is still leaking oil today.
See all problems of the 1997 Ford Explorer .
Oil pan leaks.
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Engine starting failure has caused the car to be left two times, each time it stumbled and when it did start my wife put it into drive at which time it rolled into traffic and cut off again. This is dangerous, the shop I took it to could find no bad codes and had no idea why it happened. I found a TSB concerning it on your website so now I know others are having the same problem. Concerning the squeeling coming from the front end at speeds from 0-40, I took it to a shop and they sprayed some lubricant on it but the noise returned, I am afraid that something is going to fail in the front end and again. I found a TSB concerning the same problem on your site, so I am not alone in this problem. The oil leak was noticed when the squeal problem was investigated and again I noticed a TSB conserning the rear main seal leaking.
Consumer states oil was leaking onto the ground.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||