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Ford Explorer Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 60 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 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 June 26, 2013

The child safety locks can disengage without warning, allowing one or both of the rear doors to be opened from the inside unexpectedly.

Ford will notify owners of affected models beginning August 3, 2013. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Ford recall number is 13S07.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 31, 2013

A fuel leak may develop from the fuel tank area.

Ford will begin notifying owners of the affected vehicles on July 15, 2013. If you notice an abnormal fuel smell or leakage, do not drive your vehicle and contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Ford recall number is 13S04.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 27, 2013

Due to an incorrectly manufactured fuel tank, an unexpected fuel leak can develop from the fuel tank.

Ford will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles on April 22, 2013. If you notice a fuel leak or smell fuel, stop driving your car and call your Ford dealer for instruction. If you don't receive recall notification and you feel you should have, please contact your Ford dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so have it handy when calling. The Ford recall number is 13S03.

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.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 3, 2010
Summary on August 13, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview on April 27, 2007

11 vehicles have bolts attaching the steering gear that could break and reduce steering effectiveness, increasing the risk of a crash.

This should be considered a medium priority recall, increasing to high if any abnormal looseness is noted in the steering. Please contact your Ford dealer. 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.

Summary on August 7, 2006
RepairPal Expert Overview on September 30, 2004