2011 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance

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

2011 Ford Explorer Problems

Radiator Replacement

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.

Turn signal switch

My turn signal switch stopped working when I would turn it on it would blink a few times then it would turn off even if the switch was on.

Replace Rear Wiper Motor if Rear Wiper Blade is Not Working

The rear wiper may stop working. This could be due to a rear wiper motor that has failed requiring replacement.

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2011 Ford Explorer Recalls

Inside Door Handle Does Not Return To Stowed Position

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.

Power Steering Assist Loss

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.

Replacement Steering Gears May Fail

Replacement Ford steering gears may be defective and lock during steering. Dealers will replace suspect steering gears free of charge to resolve the concern.

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