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2017 Ford Explorer Reliability Ratings

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2017 Ford Explorer Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

STEERING Recall Date: 08/27/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 253
  • Consequence: If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers to inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed, free of charge. The recall began on September 13, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S23.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 06, 2017 to MAY 09, 2017
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17S23
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V530000
SUSPENSION:REAR Recall Date: 08/27/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain Wheel Hub Bearing assemblies, part number HB5Z-1104-C, incorrectly listed as being for installation on the rear axles of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 vehicles. These bearings assemblies were manufactured without a self retention feature, possibly resulting in the separation of the wheel or wheel end.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 630
  • Consequence: A loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify the distributors of the hubs specifying that they are to only be used on drive axles. It is believed that none of the hubs were purchased from Ford dealers for the incorrect application. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17E048000
SEATS Recall Date: 05/21/2017
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. In the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. As such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202a, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2204
  • Consequence: If the occupant is not adequately restrained in the event of a crash, they have an increased risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall began on June 7, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C08.
  • Dates of Manufacture: DEC 08, 2016 to DEC 09, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 17C08
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V332000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER Recall Date: 12/21/2016
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-2017 Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, 2017 Ford Explorer and Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines. Improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak oil on engine components.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1163
  • Consequence: An oil leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes, free of charge. The recall began on January 31, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S46.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 14, 2016 to NOV 01, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 16S46
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V925000

2017 Ford Explorer Warranty

Ford covers the 2017 Explorer with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

Warranty information last updated: 8/7/18

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