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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,050 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 042015


  • 18,500 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 5 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver without warning. As the contact applied force to the steering wheel in order to steer the vehicle, the vehicle suddenly jerked to the side. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. Upon inspection, the contact noticed that the lower control arm in the front of the vehicle had fractured. The contact sustained minor bruises and the rear passenger sustained minor neck bruises that required medical attention. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 18,500.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042014


  • 21,649 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. The contacted stated that the air bag warning light remained illuminated. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified. The approximate failure mileage was 21,649.

- San Franciso, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142014

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
While approaching an intersection from the South, a car crossed the intersection in front of us, traveling East. I applied the brakes but not in time to avoid hitting the car broadside. Front airbags deployed as did the side air bags on the driver side. The airbag under the dash on the passenger side deployed also. My wife, who was seated in the front passenger seat, suffered a very serious cut on her lower leg, just a few inches above the ankle. It is oriented primarily circumferential for at least 180 degrees around the top and sides of her leg. The wound cut to the bone and required multiple layers of stitches to repair. Her doctor says the blistering around the cut appears to be consistent with a burn. There was no car fire, so we think that the cut and burn were likely from the air bag. There was no visible damage to the car in the passenger leg area. No glass was broken.

- Katy, TX, USA

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