1. Ford Explorer, V6 4WD
And here it is, the most unreliable vehicle according to our colleagues at Consumer Reports. The Ford Explorer is so problematic it earns two spots on this list. The plusses and minuses are essentially identical between the two- and four-wheel-drive models so we’ll spare you the monotony of rehashing everything for the second time, once more, again. As with the other model, MyFord Touch apparently turns this utility into my Ford SUCKS. Reliability is “much worse than average.”
Whether you agree with Consumer Reports’ survey methodology or not, the organization’s influence with shoppers is immense. People turn to the publication for advice; if a vehicle doesn’t perform well in their quality surveys it may not perform very well on the showroom floor.