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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,506 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 082006

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 60 mph on the highway, the right rear tire blew out without warning. There were no obvious road hazards or debris. Upon initial inspection, it was found that the tire had completely separated along the tread and sidewall area. There was a NHTSA recall, # 01T016000, regarding the tires. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN. The dealer and manufacturer were alerted. The tire was a Firestone wilderness A/T P235/75R15.

- Magnolia, AR, USA

problem #3

Dec 022004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced multiply problems. Consumer noticed that while driving vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. All tires had stress marks located in the inner side of the tires. Goodyear, Wrangler rts P255/70R16. Also, coolant was leaking from underneath the vehicle. Consumer drove vehicle to the dealer, and mechanic could not duplicate the leak. But tires were replaced due to the stress marks.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25 miles
While driving at speeds between 50-60 mph vehicle vibrated. The dealer determined that the vibration was caused but tire tread separation.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #1

May 292001

(reported on)

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles
While turning at low speeds the front Firestone tires set up a vibration that passes to the steering wheel, the steering rods and joints seem to move and make noise, the dealer stated the problem was with the tread, however the consumer believes the tires are too heavy for the steering set or the steering linkage is too light for the tires. Nlm

- The Woodla, TX, USA

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