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Ford Explorer Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 59 Ford Explorer recalls between 1991 and 2017. Learn if your Ford Explorer is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 22, 2016

Oil supply lines to the turbocharger in the engine compartment may leak engine oil. This could allow oil to leak onto hot engine components, creating a fire hazard.

Recall repairs on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16S46.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 28, 2016

The driver's side seat back frame on a manually reclining seat may not be welded sufficiently, and may not protect an occupant in a crash. 

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16C11.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 26, 2016

A rear suspension component called a toe link may fracture and result in the vehicle suspension becoming unstable. This could result in loss of vehicle control and lead to an accident.

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16S18.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 31, 2016

The engine block heaters equipped on affected vehicles may overheat, resulting in a possible fire risk.

Recall repairs on your Ford or Lincoln must be performed by a Ford or Lincoln dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford or Lincoln dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 16S14.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 2, 2015

The fuel delivery module may crack, causing fuel to leak. This can result in a fire hazard and fuel odor.

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in December 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Ford recall number is 13S04-S1.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 28, 2015

The bolts that secure the fuel tank to the vehicle may not be tightened properly. This could result in the fuel tank separating from the vehicle. A fuel leak could result, which is a fire hazard.

Recall repairs on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in October 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 24, 2015

The parking brake may not fully engage as intended when it is applied. This could result in the vehicle rolling away.

Recall repairs on your Ford vehicle must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in August 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 24, 2015

The inside door handles may not return to the fully stowed position. This can cause the corresponding door to become unlatched.

Ford will contact owners of affected vehicles in May 2015. If you experience trouble with your inside door handles, or would like to see if your vehicle is included in the recall, contact your dealership. You may be asked to provide your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number), so have that available when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 15S11.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 29, 2014

A malfunction of the electric power steering system can occur, causing loss of steering assist. This could make it difficult to steer and control the vehicle.

Ford notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Ford recall number is 14S06.

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 6, 2014

Ford replacement steering gears may lock and fail to allow steering of the vehicle.

Recalls on your Ford must be performed by a Ford dealership. Ford began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in January 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Ford dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.