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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

May 252015

Explorer

  • 30,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer equipped with Michelin latitude tour tires, size P245/60R18 (na). While having the vehicle inspected, the mechanic noticed that the tread on all four tires was separating. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13T006000 (tires), but the tire size was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate tire and vehicle failure mileage was 30,000.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

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