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.

1.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,500 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 122013

Explorer

  • 85,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. While driving at any speed, an odor of exhaust occasionally entered the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on April 12, 2013, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000.

- Maple Grove, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 142016

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. While driving approximately 60 mph and depressing the accelerator pedal, exhaust fumes entered the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000. Updated 08/30/16 updated 09/28/16.

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

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