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Old 12-27-2017, 06:03 PM   #1
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2014 Explorer problem. Is this common?

I have a 2014 Explorer with 14,300 miles. I brought it in to my dealer because I noticed an intermittent metal on metal squeal which started very recently. I was told I need both rear calipers (which are seized), pads, and rotors, as well as front shocks (which were leaking) and sway bar links. This sounds like quite a bit for a truck with such low mileage, but what do I know? Is this common in Explorers? My previous one had very few problems and none at low mileage. I'd appreciate any comments.

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Old 12-27-2017, 10:28 PM   #2
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No, not at all common problems for an Explorer. Have you owned it since new? Do you live in an area where a lot of road salt is used? If that is the case, do you run it through the car wash occasionally?
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:29 AM   #3
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yes owned it since new but do live in an area where salt is used. I do run it through the car wash. I like Explorers but this is disappointing.
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Old 12-29-2017, 03:22 PM   #4
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No not common. I hate to point fingers but that kind of damage/wear in several areas at once suggests the cause could be driving it like you stole it. Vehicles with a higher center of gravity are harder on the suspension when driven in a way a car could last longer doing.

I live in an area where a lot of road salt is used and have never had all these things crop up simultaneously after only 14K mi. on any vehicle. Besides, sway bar links don't wear at all from road salt unless (until) they rust through and break off. More often the bushings are shot before the rust gets that bad and it only causes the repair to require a saw or angle grinder to get them off because the nut is rusted on.
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