2012 Ford Explorer Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Ford Explorer

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2012 Ford Explorer Problems

Heater Stuck on Hottest Setting Due to Broken Heater Blend Door

A failed heater blend door or actuator can cause the temperature control for the HVAC system to stop working. A clicking sound from the dash area would commonly indicate an actuator fault. If the heater gets stuck on the hottest setting, the heater blend door may be broken requiring replacement of the heater box to repair the issue.

loss of oil pressure

lost oil pressure while driving engine was full of oil and no leaks. pulled motor to take a look at the oil pump and drive (and to check bearings after loosing pressure) every thing looked new so went to top side of engine and pulled out oil pump drive which installs were the distributer belongs and drives off the jackshaft (camshaft) to run the oil pump. when i removed the oil pump drive it was as plain as day the gear had worn into the housi...

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2012 Ford Explorer Questions

how do I r and r a radiator ford explorer 2012 (1 answer)

do I need to remove grill fasia/bumper to be able to remove the radiator

why would my check charging system light be coming on (1 answer)

I recently installed a new battery in my 2012 Ford Explorer. The new battery has been in my vehicle for over a week now and the car has been running great. Well today my CHECK CHARGING SYSTEM warning light came on and I need to know what this means

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2012 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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