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.

3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 112015

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. The contact received a manufacturer's recall notification on the replacement of all four interior door handles; however, the part to do the recall remedy was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 11/18/15 the consumer stated the recall was fixed on September 29, 15.

- Engle Spring, NC, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Jan 082014

Explorer

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that water was leaking into the vehicle through the rear passenger seat belt area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 56,000.

- Magnolia, MS, USA

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