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2014 Ford Explorer - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2014 Ford Explorer

583 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 205 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (114 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 583, and the age of the vehicle is 3, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 583 / 209,112 / 3 * 1000 = 0.93.

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
70
  2016
150
  2017
191

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 583 while the average number of problems reported for the 22 model years of the Ford Explorer is 879.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2017 Explorer
143
  2016 Explorer
611
  2015 Explorer
498
  2014 Explorer
583
  2013 Explorer
840
  2012 Explorer
427
  2011 Explorer
726
  2010 Explorer
101
  2009 Explorer
31
  2008 Explorer
172
  2007 Explorer
213
  2006 Explorer
687
  2005 Explorer
517
  2004 Explorer
1,384
  2003 Explorer
1,184
  2002 Explorer
3,377
  2001 Explorer
389
  2000 Explorer
951
  1999 Explorer
1,345
  1998 Explorer
1,964
  1997 Explorer
1,736
  1996 Explorer
1,459


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