If you are driving a 2014 Ford EXPLORER, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Steering problems and defects. Total reports: 4.
To Avoid Hitting Another Vehicle That Illegally Came Into The Lane I Was Entering (they Were Driving On The Shoulder), I Had To Take Evasive Action, Which Caused Me To Turn My Vehicle Into A Curb. At The Time, I Was Traveling 15 To Maybe 20 Mph. After Hitting The Curb, My Vehicle Came To A Stop And Upon Inspection I Discovered That The Lower Control Arm Had Completely Broken In Half. My Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Dealership, Where They Subsequently Serviced The Vehicle, Which I Picked Up On March 15, 2014. However, Within 100 Miles Of Driving, Multiple System Errors Occurred, And My Steering Went Out. The Dealership Is Now Saying There Was Apparently An Issue With The Steering Gear Assembly, And That They Will Be Able To Further Diagnose Upon Replacing That Part. My Concern Is The Safety Of The Vehicle And Specifically That I Do Not Think A Control Arm Should Snap In Half At That Speed, Particularly In A Suv That Has An Upgraded Suspension As Part Of The Trim Package. *tr
Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5677 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FM5K8GT0EG. FORD EXPLORER 2014 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.
Feb 12, 2014
Luckily We Were Coming To A Stop Anyway When We Lost Power Steering. Loud Warning Beeps With A Message Saying “power Steering Assist Faulty” Appeared. We Were Able To Stop And Start The Engine To Reset This, But This Is A Serious Safety Issue. We Took Our New 2014ford To Our Cullman, Alabama Eckenrod ford Dealer And They Are Stumped. Come To Find Out (thanks To Google) This Problem Has Been Around Since The 2011 Model. We No Longer Feel Safe Driving This Vehicle As We Commute 45 Miles To Work And 45 Miles Home Everyday.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FM5K8B86EG. FORD EXPLORER 2014 problem was reported in CULLMAN, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.
Apr 10, 2014
Vehicle Stopped To Let Passengers Off. Stopped Engine. Restarted The Engine, Started To Pull Away From Curve And Power Steering Failed And Received Steering Assist Fault Alarm. Vehicle Was Subsequently Driven With No Power Steering. Also, Noted The Following: Terrain Management Fault, Service Advanced Track. Another Related Failure Is That The Signal Lights No Longer Would Stay On When Initiated Creating An Additional Safey Issue. Took Vehicle To ford Shop And They Stated That The Power Steering Gear Would Have To Be Replaced. They Reported That They Had One On Order And Would Be Available For Installation In 3-weeks. Upon Searching The Web, Found That ford Has Had This, Or Similar Problems With 2011-2013 Power Steering And Has Just Issued A Recall For 2011-2013 Vehicles. Had This Failure Happened During A U-turn Or A Front Tire Failure At Highway Speed, It Would Likely Have Ended Up With A Serious Accident. In Addition, This Is A Vehicle Designed To Go Off-road. If A Failure Of This Type Occurred Off Road, Serious Damage To The Vehicle Or Occupant Injury Could Occur. This Is A Serious Issue That, On The Surface, Appears To Have Been Going On For Several Years.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 2500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FM5K8F83EG. FORD EXPLORER 2014 problem was reported in TAMUNING, GU. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.
May 23, 2014
First Incident: Parked Car At Gas Station Fuel Pump, When We Got In To Move The Car It Did Not Have Power Steering. Wrestled The Car To The Front Of The Gas Store And Went Inside, When We Retuned To The Car And Started It, The Power Steering Worked. Second Incident: July 18,2014, Same Thing Happened After A Stop At A Store. Power Steering Completely Out Advance Track Light Stays On. Had To Get Towed. Fix Took Four Week Work Days. The Invoice Says Eb5z*3504*a Gear Asm-steering Was Replaced.
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FM5K7D81EG. FORD EXPLORER 2014 problem was reported in CEDAR PARK, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.
Feb 19, 2011