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Charging system light on

Discussion in 'Stock 2011 - 2019 Ford Explorer Discussion' started by dobscar, December 5, 2017.

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    1. dobscar

      dobscar New Member

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      Replaced the battery at 37,000 miles. At 42,000 miles charging system light is on and steering is impaired. IS there a recall on the system? What do I do?
       
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Can you be more specific about "steering is impaired". Since the Explorer has EPAS (Electric Power Assisted Steering), the 2 items may well be connected.
      Power Steering Assist | Vehicle Feature Video | Official Ford Owner Site
      There is a TSB for Power Steering failures but that is for 2011 - 2014 models. If it is a charging fault it could possible be the alternator.

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      2016 Ford Explorer XLT, Electrical problems, battery and/or alternator

      I had to replace the battery for my 2016 Ford Explorer XLT at 37,000 miles. At 43,000 miles the charging system light came on. Vehicle went dead. Had it towed to dealership. They did a diagnostic. Said it was alternator. Very disturbed that I have a new vehicle and 22 months it is not drive-able. Who else has experienced this issue or similar issues with this model?
       
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      Your thread was merged with your initial one on the same issue.

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