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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 222014

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into a pole. The contact sustained injuries to the chest and ankle that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 155,000.

- Westminister, SC, USA

problem #1

Jun 202006

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
Premature steering component failure. 48,000 tie rod ends, 59,000 upper control arms, lower ball joints, rack and pinion, and power steering pump.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

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