2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

668 problems have been reported for the 2014 Ford Explorer. The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2014 Ford Explorer. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment with 234 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (128 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. The PPMY index of a certain model 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]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Explorer owners in the last 4 years is 668, and the age of the vehicle is 4, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 668 / 209,112 / 4 * 1000 = 0.80.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Explorer model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of 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
  2018
28
  2017
238
  2016
153
  2015
74
  2014
1

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

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Explorer, the following table can be used to compare the 2014 Ford Explorer with the Ford Explorer from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2014 Explorer is 668 while the average number of problems reported for the 23 model years of the Ford Explorer is 871.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Explorer
15
  2017 Explorer
229
  2016 Explorer
736
  2015 Explorer
618
  2014 Explorer
668
  2013 Explorer
981
  2012 Explorer
468
  2011 Explorer
753
  2010 Explorer
105
  2009 Explorer
34
  2008 Explorer
179
  2007 Explorer
216
  2006 Explorer
694
  2005 Explorer
530
  2004 Explorer
1,391
  2003 Explorer
1,189
  2002 Explorer
3,387
  2001 Explorer
395
  2000 Explorer
954
  1999 Explorer
1,348
  1998 Explorer
1,966
  1997 Explorer
1,736
  1996 Explorer
1,462


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