2011 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Ford Explorer

A coolant leak may develop from the radiator. Ford has released and updated radiator and powertrain control module (PCM) software update to address this issue. The software update includes revised cooling fan operating parameters. Failure to complete both service procedures may result in repeated radiator failures.

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Heater makes clicking noise when started and turning off

When the ignition key is on there is a buzzing sound from the door speaker on the passenger side, even when the stereo is turned off. It comes and goes while driving. I changed to speaker and checked all visible connections, but it did not fix the problem.

There is the exact same TSB out for the explorer and I am having the exact issue that everyone is describing. I cannot replicate it to the dealer though!

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The inside door handles may not return to the proper stowed position when released, due to a faulty return spring in the handle. This can cause the corresponding door to unlatch, especially in a crash. Ford will inspect each inside door handle, and either repair or replace them free of charge to correct the problem.

Due to an internal connection issue inside the steering gear, the electric power steering may stop functioning. This would make it difficult to steer the vehicle. Dealers will reprogram the power steering control module, as well as inspect the steering gear, replacing it as necessary. These repairs will be done free of charge to resolve the problem.

The seat recliner may fail on the second row seat. In the event of a crash, the seat back may not provide the required strength, which can increase the risk of injury. Ford will repair the seats free of charge. This recall is scheduled to begin on February 14, 2011. The Ford recall number is 11C15.

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