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CarComplaints.com Notes: The NHTSA's complaint data shows potentially scary power steering problems with the 2011 Ford Explorer.

The NHTSA complaints are pretty serious - owners report the power steering cuts out while driving. The NHTSA opened an investigation in June 2012 but hasn't reached a decision about a recall yet. In the meantime, buyers beware.

It's too bad because the 2009 & 2010 Ford Explorer are solid, trouble-free model years.

6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012012

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the passenger heated seat was activated and it burned a hole through the seat on two separate occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage is 28,261. Updated 01/07/14 updated 1/22/2014 updated 03/17/15 the consumer requested to have the case re-evaluated. Updated 8/18/2015

- Potomac Falls, VA, USA

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