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2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

438 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 140 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (80 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 3 years is 438, and the age of the vehicle is 3, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 438 / 209,112 / 3 * 1000 = 0.70.

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
  2014
1
  2015
60
  2016
142
  2017
81

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 438 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Ford Explorer is 837.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Explorer
43
  2016 Explorer
420
  2015 Explorer
331
  2014 Explorer
438
  2013 Explorer
697
  2012 Explorer
393
  2011 Explorer
672
  2010 Explorer
97
  2009 Explorer
31
  2008 Explorer
162
  2007 Explorer
211
  2006 Explorer
674
  2005 Explorer
506
  2004 Explorer
1,369
  2003 Explorer
1,177
  2002 Explorer
3,368
  2001 Explorer
388
  2000 Explorer
950
  1999 Explorer
1,345
  1998 Explorer
1,962
  1997 Explorer
1,733
  1996 Explorer
1,459


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