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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving, the vehicle would shake uncontrollable. The driver was able to maintain control by slowing down the acceleration or come to a complete stop. The consumer was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the power steering unit needed to be replaced due to a solenoid switch. A whining sound began around 25K miles. There was a jerk in the steering wheel. At 48800K miles, the vibration was constant whenever the vehicle made turns. The power steering was replaced and the valve in the rack and pinion.

- Washington, DC, USA

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