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  1. Well, we've had our 2020 Explorer for almost four months now. It's time for some feedback, Ford. Firstly, the vehicle was delivered with a torn second row seat cover. That took two weeks to remedy. The tailgate opens on its own intermittently (not while in motion) and at times won't open from the dash or the fob (happened to my wife with the dog in the cargo area and couldn't get him out. She's ready to get rid of the vehicle). Dealer can't replicate/find the problem. The tailgate/headliner seal was mis-aligned and the headliner started dropping - remediated so far. Now, the driver's side rear brake/running LED light assembly is completely dead. Dealer doesn't have the part and has to see it before they can order a replacement. That mean two more trips to the dealer with a four month old new vehicle and probably no brake light for another two weeks. This speaks of poor quality for a $60K Platinum edition. C'mon Ford you can do better. This is frustrating to say the least.
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    1,200 miles before first tow. Thanks for your concern.
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    Yesterday was the first outing towing my 20 foot Nitro Z8 bass boat. The rig weighs about 4500 pounds in total and I just gotta say that the Explorer tows it without effort. Very nice!
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    I lowered the pressure to 36 psi for now. The door frame placard states tire pressure should be 33 psi.
  5. yesguitarman

    2020 Explorer Platinum

    Guys, Ford Pass is showing that my tire pressure is 43-45 psi in all four tires on my Explorer. It also says that recommended cold pressure is 33 psi. Which is correct and should I be bleeding off the pressure?
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    Yes, its Magnetic Metallic with the Light Sandstone interior. I'll give it the real test this weekend seeing how well it does towing my Nitro Z8 bass boat.
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    Well, we closed the deal and picked up our new 2020 Explorer yesterday. I must say that in most aspects it exceeded our expectations, even if we did need to wait almost seven months for it. However, there are a couple of quality issues, the least of which was a small chip in the paint on the edge of the driver's door. The rear left pylon black trim has a deep gouge in it and it looks like someone tried to polish out the whole piece as evidenced by the swirl marks. It needs to be replaced as it looks awful in the sun. The third issue is a tear in the second row, right seat upholstery. I wonder if this occurred during the seat bracket recall remediation? At any rate, the upholstery material looks like its under a lot of stress at this seam where it pulls over the frame at this point. Come on Ford, you can do better with attention to quality.
  8. yesguitarman

    2020 Explorer Platinum

    Hoorah! My 2020 Explorer is finally at the dealership. It arrived on Wednesday, six and half months after I ordered it. I hope it was worth the wait.
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    Delivery time for Aviator

    I ordered my 2020 Explorer in the middle of March. It was built on June 20th and finally shipped on September 20th. I expect it'll be at the dealer the first week of October.
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    Delivery time for Aviator

    Ha, ha, the etaEndDate for my vehicle is 1990-01-01. I guess Marty McFly made off with my Explorer. The ship date was 2019-09-20, so at least I know it shipped last Friday. It's been a long 6 months.
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    Yes, my bad. I was just going to correct that but you beat me to it. It was six months.
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    2020 Explorer Platinum

    You need 15 posts on this website to be able to use the tracking forum. I didn't have enough. Nonetheless, status for my VIN changed this morning to: Released, Awaiting Shipment! It only took nine months from placement of order. Hooray!
  13. I know that's my Explorer vehicle order used in the article. They must have gotten the VIN which I posted on this forum and entered it into the German muscle car tracking website. I can tell by the order and build dates, which are the dates for my VIN. Hopefully, I see the Explorer delivered by Christmas and all of the issues are addressed. The one that concerns me the most is the frame issue. Being a mechanical engineer, the fact that they are using X-ray tells me that there are sub-surface weld crack issues with the frame which are not detectable by dye-penetrant (PT) surface testing. That's really serious and difficult to repair with the frame loaded and under stress.
  14. At this point, I'm being told delivery will be in October, so re-ordering wouldn't help. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on that October delivery though. VIN is 1FM5K8HC8LGA11042 if anyone is willing to help track it for me.
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    Ordered: 2020 Aviator

    I'm on six months since my order of a 2020 Explorer Platinum with nothing to show for it! Twelve weeks is nothing. I'm in a do loop. The Ford Service Team tells me to contact my dealer for status and my dealer tells me to contact Ford. I have the VIN and it shows up as "In Production, Sent Off Site". I guess that means it was shipped to Flat Rock for remediation.
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