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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,800 miles

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 242007

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 39,800 miles

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

Manual transmission and parking brake 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 39800 slave and master cylinders replaced at $700 in January 2008. First incidence occurred December 24, 2007. I was actually pulling into grandma's drive on christmas eve and tried to back up into a space when the vehicle was stuck in place blocking everyone in. It did finally work. Then at a shopping center it would not move forward when stopping for pedestrians to cross and then going through an intersection when shifting it just stopped between 2nd and 3rd wouldn't move into any gear. It was stuck between gears and would not move. I was blocking an intersection when I now had a red light. Eventually, I did get it moving to my home, but had it towed to the mechanic since it just would not move at all once restarted. I wonder if the ABS failure in August 2007 caused this problem. The malfunction of the ABS would cause stress on the transmission with the ABS coming on randomly at any speed. Please see my brake failure complaint and also defective caliper complaint(caliper occurred at only a few thousand miles). The parking brake release is still a problem. You must put your foot under the foot pedal of the parking brake to get it to release completely. The light may go off but the emergency brake is still engaged.

- Seward, PA, USA

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