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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 282004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


My wife and I recently purchased a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac from simmons rockwell, in big flats New York on February 28, 2004. Upon signing paperwork, we were shown a form from Ford Motor Company indicating that the vehicle mentioned was a repurchased vehicle. The form stated that the origional owner was complaining of the ABS system not properly working. The sales representative and the Ford form stated that the vehicle was repaired and was in satisfactory condition. A couple of weeks later I experienced a problem with the ABS system not working and a light on the dash indicating that there was a problem. I contacted the dealer the next day and I was told that they could not help me that I would have to contact a Ford dealer. I contacted mcguire Ford in ithaca New York and they ran a repair history on this vehicle, which showed numerous attempts to repair the ABS system. Mcguire Ford stated that they had to order parts for the ABS system. A week later mcguire Ford replaced parts for the ABS system. A few days later I had troubles with the ABS system again and contacted simmons rockwell Ford in hornell New York. I dropped the vehicle off for repairs on 4/1/04 and picked it up 0N 4/2/04. On 4/2/04 I experienced problems with the brake system again. I contacted simmons rockwell hornell service department and asked them if it was alright if I used any Ford dealership for repairs as they were 45 miles away from my home. They indicated yes that any Ford dealer would honor the warranty, so I went to my local Ford dealer. This dealer refused to do repairs due to the extensive history of problems with this vehicle and past problems with simmons rockwell. This vehicle has less than 29,000 miles on it and I have not owned the vehicle for a month and I had to have unsuccessful repairs made. The first payment is due on 4/13/04. I dropped the vehicle off to simmons rockwell on 4/5/04 and told the sales rep mike giagios that I did not want the vehicle.

- Painted Post, NY, USA

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