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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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 #2

Apr 042009

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles


Front brake rotors warp and brakes are bad within 13,000 miles. Problem has recurred several times. Apparently the brakes for the heavier Ford Sport Trac model are from the lighter Ford Ranger and undersized. Brakes failing on this short interval could lead to drivers on the road with totally inadequate braking capacity.

- Edh, CA, USA

problem #1

May 212004

Explorer Sport Trac

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
The brakes failed. This consumer was notified of this problem by a passing motorist. Mechanic determined that this occurred because of a defect in the multi function switch.

- Loogootee, IN, USA

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