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2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

211 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 63 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (37 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 211, The age of the vehicle is 2, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 211 / 209,112 / 2 * 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
46
  2016
34

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 211 while the average number of problems reported for the 21 model years of Ford Explorer is 813.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2016 Explorer
181
  2015 Explorer
137
  2014 Explorer
211
  2013 Explorer
453
  2012 Explorer
300
  2011 Explorer
577
  2010 Explorer
90
  2009 Explorer
21
  2008 Explorer
147
  2007 Explorer
197
  2006 Explorer
654
  2005 Explorer
489
  2004 Explorer
1,343
  2003 Explorer
1,159
  2002 Explorer
3,323
  2001 Explorer
380
  2000 Explorer
944
  1999 Explorer
1,339
  1998 Explorer
1,961
  1997 Explorer
1,731
  1996 Explorer
1,454


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