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 ProblemsHeater 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.
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...
The Ford Explorer with automatic climate control may have a problem with frequent fan speed changes when using the heater or air conditioner. Normally, the fan speed changes only to maintain a selected temperature, but when the fan speed changes frequently and needlessly, there is an issue with the fan speed control unit.
The fan speed control unit, sometimes erroneously called the blower motor resister, regulates the speed for the blower motor in order to maintain the temperature set by the driver. When it fails, the fan will run at random settings, and the climate control will be inaccurate.
Note: this does not affect the temperature of the air that comes from the vents, it affects the amount of air that comes from the vents.
The repair is simple, and quick. The control unit is located behind the glove box in most models, and removal and installation takes only minutes.
Also note: this only applies to vehicles with single or dual automatic climate control.
2012 Ford Explorer QuestionsRemoving coil spring from strut. I used spring compressors to compress spring. (2 answers)
Trying to take nut off the end of the strut. I clamped the end plate in a vise and turned the nut with a socket and the cylinder turns in the strut. I try to hold the cylinder with a pipe wrench but it won't grab. I was not sure I was doing it right so I stopped before I messed it up more. H...
do I need to remove grill fasia/bumper to be able to remove the radiator
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
2012 Ford Explorer RecallsInside 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.
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 Ford steering gears may be defective and lock during steering. Dealers will replace suspect steering gears free of charge to resolve the concern.