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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac accessories - interior problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 072006

Explorer Sport Trac 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,000 miles


Feb 7th 2006 I was in a head on collision with another vehicle that deployed both airbags. My Explorer Sport Trac did not deploy any airbags. I had to have a Fusion of C5 & C6 in my neck due to the crash.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 182005

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I found a recall dated Aug. 5, 2003 on, but was informed that my VIN number was not in that particular recall by bohn Ford. I have a 2001 Ford sports trac. My seats just fall back without warning, does an accident have to occur for my seats to be repaired by Ford" shouldn't this be their responsibility? what vehicles were recalled in Aug. 5, 2003 if not my make and model"

- Belle Chasse, LA, USA

problem #3

Mar 112005

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac front seat broke, doesn't move forward, it makes a pop latches on my locks bed are broken; the locks fell out of the bed cover; the side latch fell off. I only have 29000 miles, and I am disappointed with the consistency of small problems that occur....I have had other vehicles, who had no problems until around 100,000 miles -- I have to sit on a pillow; can't store anything in the likeable bed -- so have no trunk -- not real happy for the money I spent.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 252004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The driver's seat was unable to recline or able to move forward making the ability to drive for a taller person difficult. The consumer also heard a clicking noise when the heater was on. Manufacturer was contacted by owner.

- Spanish Fort, AL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052003

(reported on)

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 11,000 miles
Driver's side seat track had a failure that caused it to squeak and not to work efficiently. Dealership replaced this part 5 times, but problem still occurs.

- Geneva, IL, USA

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