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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 172004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


My Ford Explorer sports tac had approximately 50,000 miles on it when I starting hearing some winding noise in the rear end. So I decided to remove the differential cover to pull the axles to see if the axle bearings were bad and come to find out that both carrier bearings and pinion bearing were shot! I can't believe that after 57,000 miles on a truck that I had to spend $600 dollars in parts and labor to replace these parts on a Ford truck "built Ford tough"! the mechanic could not believe he was replacing theses parts at 57,000 miles when it should be more like 200,000 miles!

- Tampa, FL, USA

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