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.

5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012012

Explorer

  • 19,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. While driving 25 mph, the speedometer and turn signals failed to operate. The dealer replaced the computer and the turn signal cluster. In addition, the brake calipers and rotors failed due to insufficient lubrication. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 19,000.

- Tonwanda, NY, USA

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