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2019 Ford Explorer Spied, Could Eventually Spawn A New Lincoln Aviator 6
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford Scoops, Lincoln, Scoops on 12 6th, 2017


The redesigned Ford Explorer has been spied undergoing testing by CarScoops reader Brett Borgard.

Snapped at a gas station, the redesigned crossover is heavily camouflaged but appears to have an evolutionary design which will make it instantly recognizable. Styling details are hard to make out but the model has a new front fascia with a larger grille and a prominent lower air intake. Moving further back, we can see a familiar greenhouse and a relatively flat roof.

Little is known about the redesigned model but previous reports have suggested the Explorer could grow in size. Rumors have also indicated the crossover could come equipped with aluminum components – including the hood, doors, and tailgate – to help reduce weight and improve fuel-efficiency.

Speaking of the latter, the redesigned Explorer is expected to be offered with an assortment of different powertrains including a turbocharged four-cylinder and a familiar EcoBoost V6. It’s too early to talk performance figures but speculation has suggested the company could also offer a hybrid- or plug-in hybrid variant.

Ford has been tight-lipped about the model but reports have hinted the Explorer could be introduced as early as next year. There has also been speculation that the model will spawn an all-new Lincoln Aviator to replace the slow-selling MKT.

Thanks to Brett Borgard for the photos!

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Ford Recalling Over 200,000 F-150s And Explorers With Loose Front Seats 4
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Recalls, Reports, SUV, Trucks on 12 4th, 2017


Ford has issued a recall for over 200,000 F-150s and Explorers due to loose front seats.

It is reported that the upper left-hand pivot bolt for the front power seat adjuster could have come loose or fallen out. If this has happened, the seat could move excessively in a crash, therefore increasing the risk of injury.

In total, there are 202,274 F-150 and Explorer models embroiled in the recall, 177,264 of which were sold in the United States, 22,620 in Canada, and 2,390 in Mexico. The affected vehicles were built between January 22 and April 19, 2016.

To resolve the issue, Ford will measure the torque of the power seat track upper pivot link bolt and if the bolt passes the inspection, dealers will simply remove and clean it, apply new threadlock, and reinstall the bolt.

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KBB Finds Out If The 2017 Ford Explorer Is A Worthy Segment Leader 28
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford Videos, reviews, video on 11 28th, 2017


In case you were wondering which has been this year’s most popular non-premium midsize SUV, you won’t be surprised to find out that the answer is the Ford Explorer.

Aside from making people worry if it’s a law enforcement car when they see it in their rear-view mirror, the Explorer has a lot of other things going for it, such as a roomy interior and plenty of modern tech and convenience features.

According to Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio, the Explorer also brings a rugged exterior appearance to the table, one that’s proven successful with midsize SUV buyers, helping Ford top this segment when it comes to sales.

Of course, the Explorer has plenty of worthy challengers, some of which even offering better features or more interior room. For example, both the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander can seat more people. Speaking of shortcomings, the Explorer’s build quality and overall cabin material quality aren’t that great either, with Muzio pointing out a couple of issues with the interior that might genuinely put you off.

As for what it’s like to drive, the Explorer, while lacking any sort of sporty steering feel, is surprisingly grippy in corners for a vehicle of its size, and has a strong engine range, with the range-topping 365 HP twin-turbo V6 getting you from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 6 seconds.

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Ford Explorer Service Redefines The “Voluntary” Recall 16
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Explorer, Recalls on 10 16th, 2017


Recalls are almost always termed as “voluntary” for the simple reason that government regulators “ask” the manufacturer to undertake the recall, and the manufacturer typically complies.
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Ford’s Recalling A Handful Of Vehicles In Three Campaigns 18
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, NHTSA, Recalls on 09 18th, 2017


Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued three recalls. None of them are particularly large, but combined, they cover a broad range of the Blue Oval automaker's models.
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Faulty Airbag Inflators Strike Again, This Time On Ford’s 2017 Mustang And F-150 2
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford F-Series, Ford Focus, Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, Police Cars, Recalls, Reports on 09 2nd, 2017


Another day, another recall over airbag inflators that may rupture during a crash. This time, the recall covers 935 units of Ford's 2017 Mustang and F-150 models, and while the affected airbags are from Takata, the potentially faulty inflators were sourced from Tennessee-based ACR.
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Ford To Repair Explorer Police Cars Over Carbon Monoxide Concerns 1
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Ford, Ford Explorer, Police Cars, Recalls, Reports on 08 1st, 2017


Ford will address specific concerns from police departments by repairing potential carbon monoxide leaks in its Explorer police cars.
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Austin Police Pull Ford Explorers Out Of Servce Over Carbon Monoxide Leaks 14
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Explorer, Police, Police Cars, Reports on 07 14th, 2017


The Austin Police Department has taken 37 Ford Explorers out of service over fears of carbon monoxide leaks plaguing the popular police vehicle.
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Austin Police Pull Ford Explorers Out Of Servce Over Carbon Monoxide Leaks 14
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, Ford Explorer, Police, Police Cars, Reports on 07 14th, 2017


The Austin Police Department has taken 37 Ford Explorers out of service over fears of carbon monoxide leaks plaguing the popular police vehicle.
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Ford Recalls 400,000 Transit Vans – And Seven Patrol Vehicles 2
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Transit, Police Cars on 07 2nd, 2017


Ford has issued three recalls in the North American market, the largest of which covers over 400,000 vehicles.
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Police Cruiser Runs Red Light, Flips Over After Motorist Crashes Into It 20
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, Ford Explorer, Offbeat News, Police, Police Cars, Pontiac, Reports, video on 06 20th, 2017


A police cruiser was T-boned by another vehicle while responding to a motorcycle accident, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, earlier this month.
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Jay Leno Welcomes Police Interceptor Utility To Garage, Samples 1978 Chevy Nova 9C1 1
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in celebrities, Chevrolet, Classics, Ford, Ford Explorer, Jay Leno, Police Cars, reviews, video on 06 1st, 2017


When it comes to police cars, there's been a massive shift in priorities from the time of the 1978 Chevrolet Nova 9C1 to the present, where models such as the 2016 Ford Police Interceptor Utility are more focused on safety than performance.
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Ford F-150, Explorer And Super Duty Recalled Over Bad Seat Welds 25
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford F-150, Ford F-250, Ford F-Series, Recalls, Reports on 05 25th, 2017


Ford has issued two separate safety recalls in North America for certain 2015-2017 SUVs and trucks.
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Ford Trademark Filing Hints At Plug-In Hybrid Versions Of The Explorer, Kuga, And Transit 10
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, Ford Kuga, Ford Transit, Hybrids on 05 10th, 2017


The C-Max Energi and Fusion Energi haven't made much of an impression but Ford isn't giving up its on plug-in hybrids as trademark filings suggest a handful of new models are in the works.
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2014 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Reviewed…With Sarcasm 24
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, Ford Explorer, Ford Videos, Funny, Police Cars, reviews, video on 04 24th, 2017


It turns out that, if you're going to chase suspects on the highway in something like an Explorer Police Interceptor Utility, the old naturally aspirated 3.7-liter engine might not cut it.
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