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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,286 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.

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 022002

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

When going 50 to 55 mph when put foot on brake steering wheel and tires vibrated. - I have had back to dealer 4 times last time they said it was tires so had to pay to replace tires something is very wrong because it is still happening my truck only has 38000 miles on it something has to be done about this problem I now know it is not a problem with the tires but there is a defect somewhere in the vehicle itself.

- Yorktown, VA, USA

problem #6

Nov 182003

Explorer Sport Trac

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Tire recall Firestone wilderness.

- Pottsville, PA, USA

problem #5

Oct 072003

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles
I have the good year Wrangler tires, and I just want to state these are by far the worst tires that I have ever driven on. I felt like IżM on ice when the road is a damped. I have not been in a wreck because of them but I almost did. I own a Ford Explorer Sport Trac, and for SUV they need better tires.

- Lees Summit, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 182002

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles

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

After 15,000 miles and more than 50% tread remaining, there is zero wet traction on these tires. It seems that the traction grade on this tire is either wrong, or there needs to be a change in the system to evaluate and publish how the tires will grade after some wear and not brand new.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #3

May 152003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
When the Firestone Wilderness AT tires were recalled and Ford sponsored their voluntary recall program, we tried to have our tires replaced. At the time, there was a tremendous backlog and we were told to wait; that the problem wouldn't affect us until the tires were 3 or more years old. After waiting for 2 years, we tried again to get the tires replaced, but were informed that Ford would not help us in any way whatsoever--we had missed their deadline (which was never mentioned in the original materials and which is not mentioned in any web-site or NHTSA announcement we could find). During a recent trip from atlanta to Florida, we were flagged to pull over by another motorist who noticed that our left-rear tire was smoking. We were able to pull off in time to replace it with the spare without rolling the vehicle or otherwise ending up dead. Now we are trying to find out how to get the remaining tires replaced. Please help.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 192002

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I am having a tire cupping problem with my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. I have had the tires aligned and rotated and the problem still exists. The dealer wants me to spend approximatey $500 for a new set of tires. I am curious if other Ford Sport Trac owners have notified you of a similar problem. Is there anything you can do to help me with this situation? thank you for your time.

- Springfield, IL, USA

problem #1

Nov 122000

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles
Severe tread separation (dot number: 8xcu tiresize: P255/70R16)

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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