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FORD EXPLORER - 2014 FORD EXPLORER Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 125 complaints filed for the 2014 FORD EXPLORER

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2014 FORD EXPLORER. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2014 FORD EXPLORER , you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/29/2016 - THICKET, TX
I BOUGHT A CERTITIFIED PREOWNED 2014 FORD EXPLORER IN FEBRUARY 2015. RECENTLY EVERY TIME THE EXPLORER WAS PUT IN PARK, AN ALERT WOULD GO OFF, SHOWING TRANSMISSION NOT IN PARK. THE PAST FEW WEEKS THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD MAKE A GRINDING/GROWLING NOISE WHEN TURNING TOWARDS THE LEFT AND RIGHT. THE STEERING BECAME A LITTLE HARDER TO TURN AND IT FELT AS IF IT WOULD STICK. THIS WAS A VERY SCARY FEELING. I HAVE 5 CHILDREN AND DIDN'T WANT THEM IN THIS CAR. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP 2 DAYS AGO AND FOUND OUT THAT MY ELECTRIC STEERING SYSTEM WAS LOCKED, THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY NEEDED REPLACING AND ALSO A NEW BELT. TOTAL COST $2,309.30. I WAS DEVASTATED. WE DO NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY LAYING AROUND. I CALLED THE FORD MANUFACTURER AND THEY GAVE ME A CASE NUMBER TO GIVE TO THE DEALERSHIP. AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE DEALERSHIP AND GIVING THE CASE NUMBER, THEY CALLED BACK LATER AND STATED THEY WOULD GIVE ME A $300 DISCOUNT. THEREFORE AT THIS TIME, I HAD TO TAKE A $1500 LOAN OUT FOR THE ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING REPLACEMENT AND BELT. I WILL HAVE TO GO WITHOUT THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY BEING REPAIRED UNTIL WE CAN AFFORD IT. MY TOTAL WITHOUT REPLACING THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY IS $1696.30. AFTER RESEARCHING THE ISSUE, THIS IS NOTHING NEW WITH THE FORD EXPLORERS. THERE WERE SEVERAL RECALLS FOR THE SAME ISSUE FOR THE 2011 THROUGH 2013 MODELS. MY 2014 FORD EXPLORER HAS A 100,000 MILE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY BUT OF COURSE NONE OF THIS WAS COVERED. I AM SAVING MY RECEIPTS IN HOPES FORD WILL DO THE RIGHT THING. IF THEY DO NOT, I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER FORD. THIS ISSUES HAS PUT MY FAMILY IN DANGER AND IN FURTHER DEBT.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/29/2016 - THICKET, TX
I BOUGHT A CERTITIFIED PREOWNED 2014 FORD EXPLORER IN FEBRUARY 2015. RECENTLY EVERY TIME THE EXPLORER WAS PUT IN PARK, AN ALERT WOULD GO OFF, SHOWING TRANSMISSION NOT IN PARK. THE PAST FEW WEEKS THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD MAKE A GRINDING/GROWLING NOISE WHEN TURNING TOWARDS THE LEFT AND RIGHT. THE STEERING BECAME A LITTLE HARDER TO TURN AND IT FELT AS IF IT WOULD STICK. THIS WAS A VERY SCARY FEELING. I HAVE 5 CHILDREN AND DIDN'T WANT THEM IN THIS CAR. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP 2 DAYS AGO AND FOUND OUT THAT MY ELECTRIC STEERING SYSTEM WAS LOCKED, THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY NEEDED REPLACING AND ALSO A NEW BELT. TOTAL COST $2,309.30. I WAS DEVASTATED. WE DO NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY LAYING AROUND. I CALLED THE FORD MANUFACTURER AND THEY GAVE ME A CASE NUMBER TO GIVE TO THE DEALERSHIP. AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE DEALERSHIP AND GIVING THE CASE NUMBER, THEY CALLED BACK LATER AND STATED THEY WOULD GIVE ME A $300 DISCOUNT. THEREFORE AT THIS TIME, I HAD TO TAKE A $1500 LOAN OUT FOR THE ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING REPLACEMENT AND BELT. I WILL HAVE TO GO WITHOUT THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY BEING REPAIRED UNTIL WE CAN AFFORD IT. MY TOTAL WITHOUT REPLACING THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY IS $1696.30. AFTER RESEARCHING THE ISSUE, THIS IS NOTHING NEW WITH THE FORD EXPLORERS. THERE WERE SEVERAL RECALLS FOR THE SAME ISSUE FOR THE 2011 THROUGH 2013 MODELS. MY 2014 FORD EXPLORER HAS A 100,000 MILE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY BUT OF COURSE NONE OF THIS WAS COVERED. I AM SAVING MY RECEIPTS IN HOPES FORD WILL DO THE RIGHT THING. IF THEY DO NOT, I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER FORD. THIS ISSUES HAS PUT MY FAMILY IN DANGER AND IN FURTHER DEBT.

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STEERING

4/29/2016 - THICKET, TX
I BOUGHT A CERTITIFIED PREOWNED 2014 FORD EXPLORER IN FEBRUARY 2015. RECENTLY EVERY TIME THE EXPLORER WAS PUT IN PARK, AN ALERT WOULD GO OFF, SHOWING TRANSMISSION NOT IN PARK. THE PAST FEW WEEKS THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD MAKE A GRINDING/GROWLING NOISE WHEN TURNING TOWARDS THE LEFT AND RIGHT. THE STEERING BECAME A LITTLE HARDER TO TURN AND IT FELT AS IF IT WOULD STICK. THIS WAS A VERY SCARY FEELING. I HAVE 5 CHILDREN AND DIDN'T WANT THEM IN THIS CAR. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP 2 DAYS AGO AND FOUND OUT THAT MY ELECTRIC STEERING SYSTEM WAS LOCKED, THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY NEEDED REPLACING AND ALSO A NEW BELT. TOTAL COST $2,309.30. I WAS DEVASTATED. WE DO NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY LAYING AROUND. I CALLED THE FORD MANUFACTURER AND THEY GAVE ME A CASE NUMBER TO GIVE TO THE DEALERSHIP. AFTER SPEAKING WITH THE DEALERSHIP AND GIVING THE CASE NUMBER, THEY CALLED BACK LATER AND STATED THEY WOULD GIVE ME A $300 DISCOUNT. THEREFORE AT THIS TIME, I HAD TO TAKE A $1500 LOAN OUT FOR THE ELECTRICAL POWER STEERING REPLACEMENT AND BELT. I WILL HAVE TO GO WITHOUT THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY BEING REPAIRED UNTIL WE CAN AFFORD IT. MY TOTAL WITHOUT REPLACING THE GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLY IS $1696.30. AFTER RESEARCHING THE ISSUE, THIS IS NOTHING NEW WITH THE FORD EXPLORERS. THERE WERE SEVERAL RECALLS FOR THE SAME ISSUE FOR THE 2011 THROUGH 2013 MODELS. MY 2014 FORD EXPLORER HAS A 100,000 MILE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY BUT OF COURSE NONE OF THIS WAS COVERED. I AM SAVING MY RECEIPTS IN HOPES FORD WILL DO THE RIGHT THING. IF THEY DO NOT, I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER FORD. THIS ISSUES HAS PUT MY FAMILY IN DANGER AND IN FURTHER DEBT.

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VISIBILITY/WIPER

4/19/2016 - HEATH, TX
MY USED 2014 EXPLORER SPORT THAT WAS BOUGHT IN OCTOBER OF 2014 WITH LESS THAN 8000 MILES KEEPS TELLING ME THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN PARK WHEN IT CLEARLY IS. THIS USE TO HAPPEN ON OCCASION BUT NOW IT IS CONSTANT. I HAVE ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ON DASHBOARD JUST GOING BLACK WHEN DRIVING. IT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ANY SPEED. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES AND IT CAN BE KIND OF SCARY ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ON FREEWAY IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. MY WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES (LESS THAN A YEAR OLD) ACT LIKE THE ARE GOING TO FLY OFF THE CAR WHEN TURNED ON. THE WIPERS JUST DON'T SEEM LIKE THEY ARE ATTACHED RIGHT. BUT THEY ARE AND I HAVE REPLACED THEM WITH FORD RECOMMENDED PARTS MORE THAN ONCE. THE MOST ANNOYING PROBLEM WITH THE CAR IS THE EXHAUST SMELL THAT IS ALWAYS THERE. I THOUGHT IS WAS JUST ME BEING OVERLY SENSITIVE TO ODORS. BUT I NOTICED OTHERS COMPLAINING OF THE ODOR AS WELL. THE ODOR COMES ALL THE TIME. THERE REALLY IS NOT DISTINCT RPM WHEN IT HAPPENS IT IS JUST ALWAYS THERE. I HAVE NOT TAKEN MY CAR IN FOR REPAIRS DUE TO A PREVIOUS BAD EXPERIENCE WITH A DIFFERENT VEHICLE. I CAN HANDLE ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR BUT THE EXHAUST SMELL IS SO BAD AND GIVES ME A HEADACHE IF I'M IN THE CAR TO LONG.

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POWER TRAIN

4/19/2016 - HEATH, TX
MY USED 2014 EXPLORER SPORT THAT WAS BOUGHT IN OCTOBER OF 2014 WITH LESS THAN 8000 MILES KEEPS TELLING ME THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN PARK WHEN IT CLEARLY IS. THIS USE TO HAPPEN ON OCCASION BUT NOW IT IS CONSTANT. I HAVE ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ON DASHBOARD JUST GOING BLACK WHEN DRIVING. IT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ANY SPEED. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES AND IT CAN BE KIND OF SCARY ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ON FREEWAY IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. MY WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES (LESS THAN A YEAR OLD) ACT LIKE THE ARE GOING TO FLY OFF THE CAR WHEN TURNED ON. THE WIPERS JUST DON'T SEEM LIKE THEY ARE ATTACHED RIGHT. BUT THEY ARE AND I HAVE REPLACED THEM WITH FORD RECOMMENDED PARTS MORE THAN ONCE. THE MOST ANNOYING PROBLEM WITH THE CAR IS THE EXHAUST SMELL THAT IS ALWAYS THERE. I THOUGHT IS WAS JUST ME BEING OVERLY SENSITIVE TO ODORS. BUT I NOTICED OTHERS COMPLAINING OF THE ODOR AS WELL. THE ODOR COMES ALL THE TIME. THERE REALLY IS NOT DISTINCT RPM WHEN IT HAPPENS IT IS JUST ALWAYS THERE. I HAVE NOT TAKEN MY CAR IN FOR REPAIRS DUE TO A PREVIOUS BAD EXPERIENCE WITH A DIFFERENT VEHICLE. I CAN HANDLE ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR BUT THE EXHAUST SMELL IS SO BAD AND GIVES ME A HEADACHE IF I'M IN THE CAR TO LONG.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/19/2016 - HEATH, TX
MY USED 2014 EXPLORER SPORT THAT WAS BOUGHT IN OCTOBER OF 2014 WITH LESS THAN 8000 MILES KEEPS TELLING ME THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT IN PARK WHEN IT CLEARLY IS. THIS USE TO HAPPEN ON OCCASION BUT NOW IT IS CONSTANT. I HAVE ALSO HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ON DASHBOARD JUST GOING BLACK WHEN DRIVING. IT REALLY DOESN'T HAVE TO BE ANY SPEED. THIS HAS HAPPENED SEVERAL TIMES AND IT CAN BE KIND OF SCARY ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ON FREEWAY IN HEAVY TRAFFIC. MY WINDSHIELD WIPER BLADES (LESS THAN A YEAR OLD) ACT LIKE THE ARE GOING TO FLY OFF THE CAR WHEN TURNED ON. THE WIPERS JUST DON'T SEEM LIKE THEY ARE ATTACHED RIGHT. BUT THEY ARE AND I HAVE REPLACED THEM WITH FORD RECOMMENDED PARTS MORE THAN ONCE. THE MOST ANNOYING PROBLEM WITH THE CAR IS THE EXHAUST SMELL THAT IS ALWAYS THERE. I THOUGHT IS WAS JUST ME BEING OVERLY SENSITIVE TO ODORS. BUT I NOTICED OTHERS COMPLAINING OF THE ODOR AS WELL. THE ODOR COMES ALL THE TIME. THERE REALLY IS NOT DISTINCT RPM WHEN IT HAPPENS IT IS JUST ALWAYS THERE. I HAVE NOT TAKEN MY CAR IN FOR REPAIRS DUE TO A PREVIOUS BAD EXPERIENCE WITH A DIFFERENT VEHICLE. I CAN HANDLE ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR BUT THE EXHAUST SMELL IS SO BAD AND GIVES ME A HEADACHE IF I'M IN THE CAR TO LONG.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/28/2016 - PRAIRIEVILLE, LA
AFTER STOPPING THE CAR AND PLACING THE SHIFTER IN PARK AND TURNING ENGINE OFF I AM GETTING AN AUDIBLE ALARM AND PANEL MESSAGE THAT VEHICLE IS NOT IN PARK. CAR IS VERIFIED TO BE IN PARK AS SHIFTER IS ALL THE WAY FORWARD AND HELD IN POSITION BY THE DETENT AS WELL AS THE P INDICTOR SHOWING ITS POSITION. DEALERSHIP WANTS TO REPLACE ENTIRE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY FOR $600.00+.

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STEERING

3/28/2016 - PRAIRIEVILLE, LA
STEERING FIRST BECAME INTERMITTENTLY SLUGGISH TURNING AT SLOW SPEED. EVENTUALLY, SCRAPING TYPE NOISE STARTED COMING FROM WHAT SEEMS LIKE INSIDE STEERING COLUMN WHEN STEERING. HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY DASH LIGHTS. DEALERSHIP WANTS TO REPLACE ENTIRE RACK & PINION ASSEMBLY FOR OVER $1,400.00. IT SEEMS AS THOUGH IF SAME OR SIMILAR PROBLEM HAS CAUSED RECALL FOR EARLIER MODELS THIS COULD BE SAME ISSUE AND RECALL SHOULD BE EXPANDED.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

3/22/2016 - SOUTH JORDAN, UT
PURCHASED A USED 14 EXPLORER AND TOOK A 300 MILE DRIVE ON REMOTE HIGHWAYS. WHEN I RETURNED I NOTICED ONE THE WINDSHIELD PANELS WAS COMPLETELY MISSING FROM THE VEHICLE AND THE OTHER ONE WAS ALSO RAISED AND APPEARED TO BE LOOSENING. I DID SOME RESEARCH ONLINE AND APPARENTLY THIS IS A PREVALENT ISSUE ACROSS 2013-14 EXPLORERS AND ONE WHICH FORD DOESN'T EVEN COVER UNDER ITS WARRANTY- NOT TO MENTION THE SAFETY HAZARD. I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS PIECE WAS GONE UNTIL I GOT HOME. HAD THEIR BEEN A CAR BEHIND ME WHEN THIS FLEW OFF GOING 75 MPH, THIS COULD HAVE CAUSED SOME SERIOUS DAMAGE OR ACCIDENT. I FIND IT ABSURD THAT FORD HAS NOT ISSUED A SAFETY RECALL FOR THIS. NOT TO MENTION IT COSTS $650 TO REPLACE EVERY TIME BECAUSE YOU NEED TO PURCHASE AN ENTIRELY NEW WINDSHIELD. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW FORD CAN CONTINUE TO DENY THIS ISSUE CONSIDERING HOW MANY MESSAGE BOARDS AND POSTS I'VE SEEN REGARDING THIS EXACT ISSUE. CAN YOU PLEASE ASSIST WITH THIS AND RAISE IT AS A SIGNIFICANT SAFETY ISSUE?

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

3/1/2016 - ELYRIA, OH
GALVANIC CORROSION ON THE HOOD OF CAR WHICH FORD IS WELL AWARE IS HAPPENING . FORD ONLY WANTS TO SAND AND PAINT EVEN THOUGH IT IS UNDER WARRANTY. THIS WILL ONLY HAPPEN AGAIN IN TWO YEARS OR LESS , ONLY THEN IT WILL BE UP TO ME TO COVER THE COSTS.

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