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2011 Ford Explorer
2 Recalls & Safety Reports
Recall List for the 2011 Ford Explorer
Official recall notices have been issued for the 2011 Ford Explorer by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Ford service shop immediately!
2011 Ford Explorer STEERING NHTSA Campaign #14E001000
Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain replacement steering gears installed on model year 2011-2012 Explorers as service parts in September 2013 and January 2014. The affected gears may lock, preventing the driver from being able to steer the vehicle.
Consequence: The inability to steer the vehicle increases the risk of a crash.
Actions: Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the suspect steering gears with new steering gears, free of charge. The recall began on January 29, 2014. Customers may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 13S14. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14E001000 »
2011 Ford Explorer SEATS NHTSA Campaign #11V063000
Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2011 Explorer vehicles manufactured from July 15, 2010, through December 13, 2010, equipped with second row 60% seats with manual recliner mechanisms that may have components that are out of dimensional specification. These seats fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 207, "seating systems."
Consequence: In the event of a crash, the seat back may not provide the required strength, increasing the risk of injury.
Actions: Ford will notify owners and dealers will repair the seats free of charge. The safety recall began on February 15, 2011. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V063000 »
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