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2015 Ford Explorer Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Front Wheel (standard), 4WD, AWD
Body / Chassis : Welded Steel
Production Years for Series : 2011 - 2015
Price : MSRP: $30,600-42,670
Weight : 4432 lbs | 2010.321 kg

Power

Transmission:
6 Automatic SelectShift

Production Figures

Total Ford Production for 2015 : 2,511,935
2015 Ford Explorer

Handling

Safety

NHTSA Crash-Test Results
2015 Ford Explorer 4 DR SUV FWD
Frontal driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Frontal passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side rear passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Rollover 2 Wheel Drive : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating 16.9%
2015 Ford Explorer 4 DR SUV AWD
Frontal driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Frontal passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side driver : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Side rear passenger : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating
Rollover 4 Wheel Drive : NHTSA Safety data vehicle rating 17.4%

Recall

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

NHTSA Campaign ID20V675000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2017 Explorer vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin that were previously repaired under a prior recall numbers 16V-245 or 19V-435. The outboard section of a rear suspension toe link may fracture.
ConsequenceA rear toe link fracture can result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the cross-axis ball joint (CABJ) knuckle attached to the rear suspension toe link and replace it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began November 27, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S62.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

WHEELS:HUB

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

NHTSA Campaign ID17E048000
SummaryFord 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.
ConsequenceA loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.
RemedyFord 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.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

NHTSA Campaign ID20V692000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Explorer, 2014-2015 Taurus and 2014 Edge vehicles equipped with 2.0L or 2.3L engines and front wheel drive. The support bracket for the front drive axle halfshaft may fail.
ConsequenceThe failed bracket could result in a loss of park function which can cause unintended vehicle movement, and loss of motive power while driving which increases the risk of a crash.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the link shaft bracket, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners received an interim notification detailing safety risk December 8, 2020. A second letter will be mailed when parts become available in January 2021. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 20S63.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

NHTSA Campaign ID17E048000
SummaryFord 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.
ConsequenceA loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.
RemedyFord 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.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20100517
NHTSA Campaign ID19V435000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Explorer vehicles. The rear suspension toe links may fracture due to stress on the rear suspension.
ConsequenceA fractured rear toe link will cause a sudden change in vehicle handling and increase the risk of a crash.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, and inspect both rear toe link ball joints, replacing the rear wheel knuckle(s), if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S17.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20140117
NHTSA Campaign ID16V245000
SummaryFord Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured January 17, 2014 to May 31, 2014. The affected vehicles may have improperly welded rear suspension toe links that may fracture.
ConsequenceA fracture of the rear suspension toe link may result in a loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
RemedyFord will notify owners, and dealers will replace the rear suspension toe links, free of charge. The recall began on November 18, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S18.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Component

PARKING BRAKE

Manufacturer

Ford Motor Company

Mfr Report Date20150504
NHTSA Campaign ID15V464000
SummaryFord 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.'
ConsequenceIf 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.
RemedyFord 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.
NotesOwners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021
2015 Averages
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $2.71
Total Car Production : 12,100,095

For additional safety information and testing procedures, please visit the NHTSA website.

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