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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles


I own a 2001 Sport Trac. I had to pay $934 to bryan automotive in Decatur Texas to replace both right and left axles, and the outer bearings. The rear end still has a slight whining at 55-70 mph. He spoke with someone at the Ford house in Decatur tx, and was told some sport tracs will have this noise. I have owned numerous vehicles and have never had a rear end go out. Something was definitely wrong. Please have Ford reimburse people and do a recall.

- Rhome, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 022004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • miles
While driving at approximately 55 mph, the vehicle vibrated and had a bumpy ride. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the mechanic replaced the differential after having the vehicle for over a month. The right front axle was replaced.

- Browns Summit, NC, USA

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