Safety Ratings
2012 Ford Explorer
Overall 4.0000
Overall Front Crash 4.0000
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Overall Side Crash 5.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 5.0000
Rollover 4.0000
Side Pole Crash 5
Number of Recalls0
Number of Complaints162
Number of Investigations0
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2012 Ford Explorer vehicles

2012 Ford Explorer (3/24/2015)  

Campaign Number: 15V171000

Component Name: STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Explorer vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

Defect: If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall began on July 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S11.

2012 Ford Explorer (5/29/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14V286000

Component Name: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 17, 2010, through February 28, 2012. The affected vehicles may experience an intermittent connection in the electric power steering gear, which can cause a loss of the motor position sensor signal resulting in a shut down of the power steering assist.

Defect: If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist it will require extra steering effort at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) software, free of charge. If a vehicle shows a history of a loss of motor position sensor signal when the vehicle is brought in for the recall remedy, its steering rack assembly will be replaced, free of charge. The recall began on July 23, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S06.

2012 Ford Explorer (1/6/2014)  

Campaign Number: 14E001000

Component Name: STEERING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain replacement steering gears installed on model year 2011-2012 Explorers as service parts in September 2013 and January 2014. The affected gears may lock, preventing the driver from being able to steer the vehicle.

Defect: The inability to steer the vehicle increases the risk of a crash.

Corrective Action: Ford will notify owners and dealers will replace the suspect steering gears with new steering gears, free of charge. The recall began on January 29, 2014. Customers may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 13S14.

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$27,998

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 47,831 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy
  • 40 Days on Lot
$26,971

2012 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 57,908 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: South Charleston, WV
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 35 Days on Lot
$26,495

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 46,311 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Beatrice, NE
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 128 Days on Lot
$28,488

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 27,340 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Nashville, TN
  • MPG: 20 City / 28 Hwy
  • 17 Days on Lot
$26,000

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 43,216 Miles
  • Ext Color: Brown
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Montrose, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 16 Days on Lot
$25,995

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 49,505 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Boise, ID
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 2 Days on Lot
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2012 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 48,732 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Twin Falls, ID
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 320 Days on Lot
$25,494

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 49,560 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Le Mars, IA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 145 Days on Lot
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2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 60,004 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jennings, LA
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
  • 1 Day on Lot
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2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 34,469 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Saint Albans, WV
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 136 Days on Lot
$25,984
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2012 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 53,030 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Littleton, CO
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 55 Days on Lot
$25,987

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 55,074 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lowell, NC
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
  • 4 Days on Lot
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2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 29,494 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Arlington, MA
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 93 Days on Lot
$28,942

2012 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 38,020 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gold
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Pekin, IL
  • MPG: 17 City / 23 Hwy
  • 53 Days on Lot
$26,995

2012 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED EDITION

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 63,030 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Barstow, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
  • 220 Days on Lot
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