2011 Ford Explorer Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    15V171000
    Recall Date
    03/24/2015
    Component
    STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Explorer vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

    Consequence

    If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall began on July 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S11.

  • Recall Number
    14V286000
    Recall Date
    05/29/2014
    Component
    STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 17, 2010, through February 28, 2012. The affected vehicles may experience an intermittent connection in the electric power steering gear, which can cause a loss of the motor position sensor signal resulting in a shut down of the power steering assist.

    Consequence

    If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist it will require extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) software, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of motor position sensor signal when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, its steering rack assembly will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on July 23, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S06.

  • Recall Number
    14E001000
    Recall Date
    01/06/2014
    Component
    STEERING
    Summary

    FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN REPLACEMENT STEERING GEARS INSTALLED ON MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 EXPLORERS AS SERVICE PARTS IN SEPTEMBER 2013 AND JANUARY 2014. THE AFFECTED GEARS MAY LOCK, PREVENTING THE DRIVER FROM BEING ABLE TO STEER THE VEHICLE.

    Consequence

    THE INABILITY TO STEER THE VEHICLE INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUSPECT STEERING GEARS WITH NEW STEERING GEARS, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 24, 2014. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 13S14.

  • Recall Number
    11V063000
    Recall Date
    02/02/2011
    Component
    SEATS
    Summary

    FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 EXPLORER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 15, 2010, THROUGH DECEMBER 13, 2010, EQUIPPED WITH SECOND ROW 60% SEATS WITH MANUAL RECLINER MECHANISMS THAT MAY HAVE COMPONENTS THAT ARE OUT OF DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATION. THESE SEATS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 207, "SEATING SYSTEMS.

    Consequence

    IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT BACK MAY NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED STRENGTH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE SEATS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 14, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.