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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,588 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.

2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 242006

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,175 miles


I purchased this vehicle used at 22,000 miles from local Ford dealer. At 27,380 Ford dealer furnished multi-point inspection, showed no brake issues. At 43,000 miles the brakes started grinding metal to metal. Up to this time there was no audible warning as I usual. To my suprise the rotors could not be turned and needed to be replaced. The brakes could have been replaced and rotors turned befor my purchase but sounded like stretch of the imagination, inferior products ??

- Sellersburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The vehicle had a difficult time slowing down when the brakes were applied. Taken to dealer for repair of the brake pads four times, but the problem recurred. Manufacturer was contacted by owner.

- Houston, TX, USA

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