fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,423 miles

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2014 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012015


  • 17,000 miles


My used 2014 Explorer Sport that was bought in October of 2014 with less than 8000 miles keeps telling me the transmission is not in park when it clearly is. This use to happen on occasion but now it is constant. I have also had problems with the instrument panel on dashboard just going black when driving. It really doesn't have to be any speed. This has happened several times and it can be kind of scary especially when driving on freeway in heavy traffic. My windshield wiper blades (less than a year old) act like the are going to fly off the car when turned on. The wipers just don't seem like they are attached right. But they are and I have replaced them with Ford recommended parts more than once. The most annoying problem with the car is the exhaust smell that is always there. I thought is was just me being overly sensitive to odors. But I noticed others complaining of the odor as well. The odor comes all the time. There really is not distinct RPM when it happens it is just always there. I have not taken my car in for repairs due to a previous bad experience with a different vehicle. I can handle all the problems with the car but the exhaust smell is so bad and gives me a headache if I'm in the car to long.

- Heath, TX, USA

problem #4

Jun 112015


  • 15 miles
The first time I took my new vehicle out at night I struggled seeing the road even with the fog lights on. When you look out over the hood there is a black line at hood height and the light appears above the black line. So there is not much light hitting the road. When making a turn the headlights do not follow the road on the turn as they appear off in the distance and not down on the road. You virtually cannot see in rural areas when making a turn. Even high beams do not illuminate the road very well. This is a serious problem that needs to be addressed before someone has an accident and kills themselves.

- Fairfax , VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 232015


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Explorer. While the vehicle was parked and attempting to open the front passenger and driver side windows, both windows began to vibrate causing the vehicle to shake without warning. The failure recurred each time the windows were opened. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 012014

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • miles
The headlights on this Explorer were designed so that if you are on a dark road you can't see more than 3 feet in front of you and nothing on the sides. It's like driving in the dark. I took it to the dealer and they said it was a design flaw. I think this is very dangerous, and scary, especially since I live in Colorado. I left with them not being able to do anything about it. I went on line and it looks like this is a common complaint.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Oct 252013

Explorer 6-cyl

  • 100 miles
I purchased this vehicle about a month ago. Driving home, 2 1/2 hours away from where I purchased it, the sun was hitting my front windshield. I noticed tremendous amounts of tiny shiny particles all over the windshield. It was very distracting and hazardous!!! I checked the following day and the entire windows have the same thing. I was told by the dealership that it's normal. I have had 3 other Ford vehicles in the past 4 years and never had this problem. It is very very hazardous to me and I think that they should not be making windows like this and they should recall and replace these. I am paying alot of money for this vehicle and deserve to be happy and be able feel completely safe driving it.

- Eagle Pass , TX, USA

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