19 Complaints: 2013 Ford Explorer Fuel System, Gasoline The 2013 Ford Explorer has 19 NHTSA complaints for the fuel system, gasoline at 18,233 miles average. CarComplaints : Car complaints, car problems and defect information Latest News 2013 Ford Explorer Fuel Filter | Ford Explorer and Ford May 03, 2018I have a 2013 Ford Explorer. While driving, it starts jerking, slows down and eventually stop. This has happened about 4 times in the past 3 weeks. Was told it could be the fuel filter. Finding it difficult to get the fuel filter p/n. Another opinion is that the fuel filter is inside the fuel pump inside the fuel thank. Is there a fuel filter?