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Explorer deleting second row climate controls

Cruising68

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The more I keep hearing horror stories, the more I think I got incredibly lucky. 12/28 ordered, 3/7 delivered complete.

Hope they get their supply chain squared away for those of you waiting. On the plus side it is a pretty darn nice vehicle IMO.
 

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Yikes, my '22 is supposed to arrive next week. Nothing about this was disclosed to me.
 

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#23
Yikes, my '22 is supposed to arrive next week. Nothing about this was disclosed to me.
let us know how it goes when you take delivery, just placed an order 2/19, this is the first im hearing of this
 

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Yikes, my '22 is supposed to arrive next week. Nothing about this was disclosed to me.
Im guessing you ordered before these changes were made. I would think you’d be okay.
 

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It is supposed to arrive at the dealer tomorrow and be ready to go on Tuesday. I'll report back.
 

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#26
I haven't decided whether to pull the trigger on it but it does still have the rear climate control and heated rear seats. Build date is 02/22.

It does not have the middle seat floor console , the easy entry middle seats are not electric like the 2020 and a few other small differences like no roof rails but I see they are an option now. They now have vinyl on the back of the front seats where there used to be a hard plastic that got scuffed if you have kids that kick at your seatbacks. The fit & finish on this one is no better than my 2020, and might even have more small defects. One side of the capping where the roof rail should be will need to be fixed before I take delivery. Otherwise it feels identical.
 

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Decided against the Rapid Red and bought a Forged Green one instead. Fit & finish on this one looks better, less loose threads and ill-fitting pieces. PXL_20220401_180317974.jpg
 

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#28
This happened to me on my 4/14 delivered ST. I was told that it will all be installed way down the road.

The window sticker reads:

2ND ROW HTD STS CNTRLS CREDIT -100
REAR AUXILIARY CNTRLS CREDIT -50
 

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Smithfield, VA
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2023 Explorer ST (Ordered)
#29
I just ordered a 2023 ST and the dealer told us the parts would be installed once they get in. Supposed to get an e-mail once the parts are available to have them installed. Guess we will see.
 

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#31
whats weird is they are stating that they will replace the rear controls on deliveries that didnt come with them but you can currently order them online from Ford Parts distributors...soooo why not start installing them for folks?

https://parts.lakelandford.com/p/Ford__/HVAC-Temperature-Control-Panel/98528526/LB5Z19980G.html
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I was told by a local Ford dealer parts department that it's on a national back order with no ETA.
 

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I was told by a local Ford dealer parts department that it's on a national back order with no ETA.
Monarch Ford in Exeter, CA had 7 as of this last Monday.
 

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this is why i dont know why they are not installing them into our explorers since they have them in stock.
Lol. Bro, they don't. Some dealer here and there might have a few in stock, but it's officially on backorder. Monarch Ford now has 0 and says it's on backorder.
 

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this is why i dont know why they are not installing them into our explorers since they have them in stock.
If I were to venture a guess, it's likely because they are producing more Explorers than they can get these units. In talking with the parts guys, they ordered 8 when there heard there'd be a shortage. I don't think many are actively looking for this part.
 

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#37
The dealer also told me that the Aviators are getting them because they are Lincoln (upscale brand) so due to the limited number they took precedence.
 

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#38
So I found out today that the manufacture is replacing them as though they are a warranty repair. So each unit will show up that has to be attached to a VIN and not just grab from their inventory.
 



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