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Welcome to - The unofficial Ford Explorer Forum!

Apr 04, 2013 - 1:53 PM - by STdan

Welcome to, The unofficial Ford Explorer Forum and Ford Explorer Sport Forum. Sure, there are plenty of great Explorer Forums that cover every make and model, however a 5th gen only forum did not exist. Thus was born! The site is dedicated to the 5th generation of (2011+) Ford Explorers and the all new twin turbo powered 2013+ Ford Explorer Sport. We aim to be a friendly, educational community dedicated to 2011,2012,2013,and the new 2014 v6 and Ecoboost Ford Explorers.

To take full advantage of the site, we ask that you please Register - It's quick and free! You can take advantage of some of our most popular features on the site which are linked below.

EXPLORER FORUM - General Discussions for the 5th Gen Ford Explorer
EXPLORER PURCHASING - This section contains Pricing, Dealer Feedback, Latest Incentives, and Release Information
EXPLORER SPORT FORUM - General discussions for the 2013, 2014 Ford Explorer Sport with the 3.5l Twin Turbo V6.
FORD EXPLORER 2.0L ECOBOOST - Discussions on the Ford Explorer with the 2.0L Ecoboost motor.
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5 Reasons You Should Drive with a Dash Cam

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:42 AM - by


From increased safety to capturing beautiful vistas, driving with a dash cam nowadays is a no-brainer.

From Russian meteors to Chinese firework factory explosions, the dash cam has become the darling of viral video entertainment. And is responsible for capturing an unfathomable amount of footage that, collectively, has garnered billions of views on the Internet. Thatís amazing since the point of owning a dash cam is far different. Most people are more interested in the legal and safety benefits of driving with a dash cam than online entertainment royalties.
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5 Pieces of Shop Equipment to Simplify At-Home Car Repair

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:06 PM - by


A look at five basic pieces of shop equipment to help breeze through at-home car repair

Whether youíre new to the world of at-home car repair, or youíre a DIY veteran looking to expand your home repair capabilities, adding a few affordable and effective products to your car repair toolkit can help make a wide range of tasks easier and faster.

Is car repair your hobby? Passion? A way to save a few bucks? In any case, youíll find no shortage of options to add convenience and efficiency to the mix when itís time to wrench on your ride.
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Spring Cleaning Essentials for Your Car

Apr 17, 2017 - 9:45 AM - by


Time-saving tips, products and advice to get your ride clean and shiny in a jiff.

Spring is in the air, and car-care season is upon us. With the winter gone away for another year, the time is right to treat your ride to some much-needed TLC, leaving its cabin clean and detailed, and its paint shiny, lustrous and protected.

Cleaning and caring for the look of your ride, inside and out, is easy and trouble-free, and more so if youíve got the right products and equipment for the job. Best of all, taking care of your rideís appearance is a great way to ensure it looks good for the long haul and can improve resale value, too.

Below, weíll look at seven items that will make your springtime car care ritual even easier, as well as some tips and hacks thatíll save you time and money, basically making you a genius.
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Major Recalls by Ford

Apr 28, 2016 - 2:38 PM - by NickJ

Ford Motor Company issued five recalls today, with most affected vehicles being Ford-model trucks and SUVs. Combined, the recalls affect roughly 285,000 vehicles in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

If you believe that you own one of the vehicles listed below, we encourage you to call Ford Customer Service at 800-392-3673 or Lincoln Customer Service at 800-521-4140 for additional details. Recall notices will be sent to owners of affected vehicles by mail.

RECALL #1: 2011-2012 Ford F-150, 2012 Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang, and Lincoln Navigator
UNITS AFFECTED: 201,900, including 184,000 in the U.S. and 17,900 in Canada

This recall stems from a transmission problem--specifically, an issue with the output speed sensor on the transmission's lead frame. The underlying problem appears rooted in the software associated with the powertrain control module, which could cause vehicles to downshift suddenly. According to Ford:

"Under certain conditions, the transmission controls could force a temporary downshift into first gear. Depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time of the downshift, the driver could experience an abrupt speed reduction that could cause the rear tires to slide or lock up. This condition could result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash."

Three accidents have been potentially linked to the problem, but no injuries.

Ford says that dealers will inspect the powertrain control module and upgrade the software if there are no diagnostic trouble codes found. The upgrade will prevent the vehicles from downshifting into first gear if a fault with the output speed sensor takes place. Ford also says that it will replace the lead frame on vehicles that have logged fewer than 150,000 miles.

The recall is limited to vehicles equipped with 6R80 transmissions that were manufactured on the following dates:

2011-2012 Ford F-150 vehicles built at Dearborn Assembly Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant between August 19, 2011 and March 9, 2012
2012 Ford Expedition vehicles built at Kentucky Truck Plant between August 19, 2011 and December 19, 2011
2012 Ford Mustang vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant between August 19, 2011 and February 21, 2012
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