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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.

2014 Ford Explorer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2014 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012016

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles


2014 Ford Explorer. Attorney representing consumer writes in regards to rust along front edge of vehicle hood. Dealership refuses to replace hood or include requests under extended warranty protection. It was finally determined, it was not rust as the consumer believed. The consumer returned to the dealer, where they repaired and repainted the hood. The consumer requested a replacement hood, but the Ford representative stated it would not help as the new hood would have the same problem. In other words, the same repair would likely occur again, in the next 30 months.

- Lawrenceburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Mar 232016


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the paint on the vehicle's hood started to bubble and there was corrosion near the hatch. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the vehicle had experienced corrosion and the hood and the handle on the hatch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- California, KY, USA

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