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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,490 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.

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2014 Ford Explorer exhaust system problems

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2014 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 032014


  • 16,000 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. While driving various speeds or when the air conditioner was activated in recirculation mode, the contact noticed exhaust fumes in the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 16,000.

- Winter Haven, FL, USA

problem #4

May 012014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 300 miles
Upon hard acceleration my 2014 Ford Explorer has exhaust fumes enter into the vehicle. I tested with both the ac on recirc and recirc off and it happens either way. I have already had the vehicle in the Ford shop with this problem and a tsb was performed with no improvements.

- Denton, TX, USA

problem #3

Oct 032014


  • 450 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. While driving 35 mph, the contact smelled an abnormal scent inside the vehicle from the exhaust. The engine rpms reached 3,500. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice. During the first repair, the entire seal on the rear hatch door and drain was repaired. During the second repair, the vehicle was not diagnosed. The contact stated he now suffers from headaches contributed from fumes inhaled. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 450.

- Deerfield Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 122013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. While driving 70 mph, exhaust fumes entered the cabin of the vehicle through the air conditioning vents. The exhaust fumes were the strongest at 60 mph or higher. The contact had to reduce the vehicle's speed and open all of the windows in order to release the fumes. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 600. Updated 10/03/14 updated 3/10/15

- Quba, AL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152013


  • 100 miles
When driving my 2014 Ford Explorer at any speed and on any terrain, the exhaust fumes enter into the cabin of the vehicle. The odor is extreme, causes headaches, nausea, and tends to burn my eyes as well as my granddaughter, who is with me most of the time. Because there have not been enough people complain of this problem, and because Ford has not recognized that there is a problem, my dealer was not going to attempt to fix the problem. Finally they have agreed to spray the under part of the exhaust with a rubberized sealant that was used on the 2013 models for the same problem. If this does not work, which I have read was not successful on the 2013, I don't know what to do. The exhaust order is horrid and I fear the health implications that may arise.

- Gilbert, WV, USA

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