# 2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

## 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

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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 |

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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