Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,038 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

May 192003

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


After having come to a full stop, the engine accelerated without my foot on the gas. This has happened twice. Both times I was at a full stop with my foot on the brake. Only the first incident date is noted. The second happened in July 2003.

- Elon, NC, USA

problem #1

May 072003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,076 miles
Accelerator in a Ford Explorer Sport Trac engaged without driver input causing the vehicle to rapidly accelerate into another vehicle. Brakes were applied but were unable to prevent the crash - air bags deployed causing the engine to shut off thus stopping the vehicle.

- Signal Mountain, TN, USA

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