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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5 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 lights problems

lights problem

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2011 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012011

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the illumination of the headlights was extremely dim. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised the contact that they would adjust the lights. The vehicle was repaired for the adjustment of the headlights. The same failure recurred soon after the adjustment. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 5. updated 02/09/12 the consumer stated the head lights were designed too close together. Updated 02/13/12

- Linn Valley, KS, USA

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