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2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

174 problems have been reported for the 2014 Ford Explorer. The following chart shows the 19 most common problems for 2014 Ford Explorer. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment with 49 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (29 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. PPMY index is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2014 Ford Explorer in the United States are 209,112 units [1]. The total number of problems reported by Ford Explorer owners in the last 2 years is 174, The age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 174 / 209,112 / 2 * 1000 = 0.42.

Also see A study of reliability comparison across Ford Explorer model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2014 Ford Explorer in 2014.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2014
1
  2015
41
  2016
7

small car iamge Compare the 2014 Ford Explorer with Other Model Years

When buying a new or used Ford Explorer, make sure to check out the following table and see how the 2014 Ford Explorer compare with other Ford Explorer model years. We note that the number of problems reported for the 2014 Explorer is 174 while the average number of problems reported for the 21 model years of Ford Explorer is 790.

Table 3. Compare the 2014 Ford Explorer with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Explorer
29
  2015 Explorer
87
  2014 Explorer
174
  2013 Explorer
369
  2012 Explorer
270
  2011 Explorer
552
  2010 Explorer
84
  2009 Explorer
20
  2008 Explorer
142
  2007 Explorer
191
  2006 Explorer
635
  2005 Explorer
478
  2004 Explorer
1,333
  2003 Explorer
1,150
  2002 Explorer
3,302
  2001 Explorer
377
  2000 Explorer
937
  1999 Explorer
1,332
  1998 Explorer
1,961
  1997 Explorer
1,731
  1996 Explorer
1,454


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