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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,500 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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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202002

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 5,500 miles


Defective brake caliper 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with less than 6000 miles at time of incidence approximately November 2002. A brake caliper was stuck on after putting on the brakes while in motion. The vehicle had to be towed to a garage. The caliper was replaced and the rotor was damaged but still usable. I also had problems with the ABS malfunctioning where the brakes would not stop the vehicle(summer, dry roads). The manual transmission slave and master cylinders were replaced (do have these parts). The ABS and transmission problems occurred between Aug 2007 and December 2007. The vehicle had 38000-40000 miles and lightly driven. Currently the vehicle has less than 470000 miles and has been driven 6.5 years. The vehicle was never used for towing. It was used primarily for taking children to school, activities, and family vacations.

- Seward, PA, USA

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