Ford Explorer owners have reported 22 problems related to steering tie rod assembly (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Explorer based on all problems reported for the Explorer.
My tie rod and rod and navigation system which are electric broke while I was driving my vehicle. There was no forwarning of the event. I was on the highway, driving at traffic speed, fast moving cars everywhere, left, right and centre, front and back all going above speed limits, no steering control, no safety ramp visible for a few kilometres. Suddenly I found myself unable to steer my wheels, the instrument panel listed "loss of navigation systems" and in red ¿loss steering control stop safely¿. The car has had a single owner, never involved in any high impact collision, was driven mainly in urban areas, only 58,813 miles, purchased directly from the dealership. I had only 6 miles on the speedometer when I took ownership of the car.
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The contact owns a 2009 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle made a loud abnormal noise and suddenly lost control of the steering wheel. The contact mentioned that no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician stated that the failure occurred as a result of the passenger side tie rod end separating form the vehicle. However, the tie rod did not sustain any damages. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 76,000.
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Noise in front end, premature failure of tie rod ends.
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Have a 2002 Ford Explorer have had several problems, but while I was out driving today my car began to pop as I turned the wheel. I have gotten my tie rods replaced and there seems to continue to be a problem with my vehicle. My husband drove the car home for me slowly but will not drive for fear that the wheel may pop off. Contacted Ford and am waiting on a response, this problem has been noted on the internet by several owners of this model and year. This is a suspension problem and I would like this further investigated so that noone is riding down the highway with their children in vehicle and the wheel pop off. I was very lucky that my child was not in the truck with me at the time this incident happened.
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Needed lower tierod ends replaced and it was discovered that both rear coil springs were rusted and broken.
We are in the process of replacing the left rear outer tie rod and which the mechanic says displays excessive wear and movement. Also replacing rear gas charged struts (displays excessive wear and movement), rear coil springs (bent, cracked, and loose), and rear strut mounts. $1100. 00 on a car with 61109 miles on it. This vehicle is never used to haul or tow anything. We have trucks for that. I'm sick to see all of these complaints on the same problem - it can't be a coincidence.
My Ford Explorer lost control while on the highway. While changing lanes the vehicle would not straighten. The truck fishtailed several time before spinning out. Vehicles crashed into retaining wall. Tie rod was broken on the driver's side.
Power steering gear box is leaking. Both the gearbox and tie rods need replaced. Only 75,000 miles on the vehicle.
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: the contact stated while driving on the highway the vehicle started swaying as if it were in a lot of wind. Two days later the vehicle was taken to the dealership. Upon inspection, the mechanics discovered the rear tie rod ends were packed with mud causing the tie rods to corrode and rust. The tie rod ends were replaced. The dealership explained to the contact the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The manufacturer was alerted.
The contact stated the tie rod housing that attaches to the wheel failed, causing the contact to lose control of the passenger's side wheel. This incident cause d an accident with no injuries. This occurred while traveling at 15 -20 mph. The wheel hit the telephone pole which caused major structural damage under the vehicle. The dealership stated they did not know what to do with the vehicle, and urged him to file a complaint with the insurance company.
While driving 20 mph, the driver's side tire rod separated from the wheel. The driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle and pull over. The driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic replaced both driver and passenger side tire rod due to worn parts. Please fill in additional information.
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Consumer hears a grinding noise when slowing down and applying or releasing the brakes. Vehicle was taken to the dealer and inner tie rod had deteriorated from wear and tear. The part was replaced.
Consumer stated vehicle experiencd premature wear of the front ball joints and tie rods, dealer has been notified.
While driving 25 mph consumer lost steering control and vehicle dropped to right side. Dealer is replacing broken right tie rod. In oct 1997, left tie rod had broken.
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Tie rod on front passenger side broke in half causing Explorer to drift over into another vehicle.
Pin and bolt that connect tie rod to front end fell off, causing tire to blow. Dealer has inspected vehicle. Tire blew in driveway.
Two front inner tie rods have been replaced. Contacted dealer. Also, the outer tie rods failed.
There was squeaking noise coming from front of vehicle as if shocks were going bad in vehicle. In March, dealership informed her that there was nothing wrong with vehicle. On may 11, 2001- after the warranty expired, dealership informed consumer that following components needed to be replaced: both upper ball joints, right outer tie rod , and alignment. Please provide any additional information/attachments.
While trveling at 20 mph vehicle loss control and struck a phone pole. Vehicle towed to dealer shop. Dealer informed consumer that loss of control was due to failure of the tie rod and lower control arm. Parts are available for inspection if needed. Feel free to provide further details.
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While driving at 35 mph front right passenger's wheel collasped, causing loss of vehicle control. Dealer replaced ball joints and tie rods.
Tow rod rusted and broke, causing vehicle to vibrate while driving, as driver touch the brake to slow vehicle she lost control, hit a guard rail and landed on the roof breaking mothers neck.
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When turning there would be moaning noises. No effect on steering ability. Took vehicle to first dealer, and mechanic could not locate cause. At an independent mechanic was informed inner tie rod was causing moaning noises.
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