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2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

312 problems have been reported for the 2014 Ford Explorer. The following chart shows the 20 most common problems for 2014 Ford Explorer. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment with 88 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (54 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 3 years is 312, The age of the vehicle is 3, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 312 / 209,112 / 3 * 1000 = 0.50.

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
50
  2016
122
  2017
5

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 312 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of Ford Explorer is 807.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Explorer
12
  2016 Explorer
322
  2015 Explorer
231
  2014 Explorer
312
  2013 Explorer
567
  2012 Explorer
351
  2011 Explorer
628
  2010 Explorer
94
  2009 Explorer
30
  2008 Explorer
153
  2007 Explorer
207
  2006 Explorer
666
  2005 Explorer
501
  2004 Explorer
1,359
  2003 Explorer
1,170
  2002 Explorer
3,349
  2001 Explorer
383
  2000 Explorer
947
  1999 Explorer
1,343
  1998 Explorer
1,962
  1997 Explorer
1,732
  1996 Explorer
1,455


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