Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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.

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,298 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062015

Explorer

  • 19,595 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 water was leaking from the roof of the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the proper seam seal was not correctly applied to the vehicle when manufactured. The failure recurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed with the seam seal leak failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 19,595.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 202014

Explorer

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that water was leaking into the vehicle from the roof rack. The vehicle was not taken into a dealer or independent mechanic. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 85,000.

- Florence, MS, USA

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