2013 Ford Explorer Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    15V812000
    Recall Date
    12/02/2015
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

    Consequence

    A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

    What Owners Should Do

    Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on December 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13S04-S1.

  • 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
    13V270000
    Recall Date
    06/26/2013
    Component
    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
    Summary

    FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 FORD EXPLORER, TAURUS, AND LINCOLN MKS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED NOVEMBER 29, 2012, THROUGH DECEMBER 12, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, WITH SUFFICIENT DOOR OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS, THE CHILD SAFETY LOCKS MAY CHANGE FROM AN ACTIVATED POSITION TO A DEACTIVATED POSITION WITHOUT NOTICE.

    Consequence

    IF THE CHILD LOCK IS DEACTIVATED, THE DOOR COULD BE UNLOCKED AND OPENED FROM THE INSIDE WHICH COULD LEAD TO PERSONAL INJURY TO AN UNRESTRAINED CHILD.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SAFETY LOCKS. IF NECESSARY, THE LOCKS WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 5, 2013. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S07. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Number
    13V270000
    Recall Date
    06/26/2013
    Component
    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
    Summary

    FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 FORD EXPLORER, TAURUS, AND LINCOLN MKS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED NOVEMBER 29, 2012, THROUGH DECEMBER 12, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, WITH SUFFICIENT DOOR OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS, THE CHILD SAFETY LOCKS MAY CHANGE FROM AN ACTIVATED POSITION TO A DEACTIVATED POSITION WITHOUT NOTICE.

    Consequence

    IF THE CHILD LOCK IS DEACTIVATED, THE DOOR COULD BE UNLOCKED AND OPENED FROM THE INSIDE WHICH COULD LEAD TO PERSONAL INJURY TO AN UNRESTRAINED CHILD.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SAFETY LOCKS. IF NECESSARY, THE LOCKS WILL BE REPLACED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN AUGUST 5, 2013. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13S07. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Number
    13V227000
    Recall Date
    05/31/2013
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    Summary

    FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER, TAURUS, FLEX, FUSION, POLICE INTERCEPTOR SEDAN AND POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY VEHICLES; AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKS, MKT, AND MKZ VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE MAY DEVELOP A CRACK, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

    Consequence

    A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 15, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S04.

  • Recall Number
    13V227000
    Recall Date
    05/31/2013
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
    Summary

    FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER, TAURUS, FLEX, FUSION, POLICE INTERCEPTOR SEDAN AND POLICE INTERCEPTOR UTILITY VEHICLES; AND CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2013 LINCOLN MKS, MKT, AND MKZ VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE MAY DEVELOP A CRACK, ALLOWING FUEL TO LEAK.

    Consequence

    A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL DELIVERY MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON JULY 15, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S04.

  • Recall Number
    13V109000
    Recall Date
    03/27/2013
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
    Summary

    FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TAURUS, LINCOLN MKS, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 19, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 15, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANKS MAY HAVE A MARGINALLY SEALED SEAM IN THE SIDE OF THE TANK. AS A RESULT, THE FUEL TANKS MAY NOT PROVIDE THE EXPECTED STRENGTH IN THE EVENT OF AN IMPACT. THE TANKS MAY ALSO LEAK.

    Consequence

    A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANKS AND REPLACE THEM AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN APRIL 22, 2013. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S03. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

  • Recall Number
    13V109000
    Recall Date
    03/27/2013
    Component
    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
    Summary

    FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 TAURUS, LINCOLN MKS, AND MODEL YEAR 2013 EXPLORER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED JULY 19, 2011, THROUGH MARCH 15, 2012. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANKS MAY HAVE A MARGINALLY SEALED SEAM IN THE SIDE OF THE TANK. AS A RESULT, THE FUEL TANKS MAY NOT PROVIDE THE EXPECTED STRENGTH IN THE EVENT OF AN IMPACT. THE TANKS MAY ALSO LEAK.

    Consequence

    A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

    What Owners Should Do

    FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANKS AND REPLACE THEM AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN APRIL 22, 2013. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S03. 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.