The Ford Explorer has problems defects reported by Explorer owners. The worst complaints are transmission, cooling system, and .Share your car problem with the RepairPal community. Submit A Problem. Tap the to learn more about the most common Ford Explorer problems..I ve experience the following problems in owning this vehicle during the last years Paint peeling off of the roof Leaky cowl seal which leaks rain water into .The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of Ford Explorer owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced .