2011 Ford Explorer Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 4 official 2011 Ford Explorer recalls. Find out if your 2011 Ford Explorer needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 28, 2011

In the event of a crash, the seat recliner may fail on the second row seat. As a result, the seat back may not provide the required strength, increasing the risk of injury.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. The seat recliner may fail without warning, so please contact your Ford dealer as soon as possible. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.