2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

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

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

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

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