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6.0

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,567 miles

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 242004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,700 miles

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

I bought this truck on February 20th, 2004 with a little over 20,000 miles. On February 24th, 2004, after leaving the dealership my truck died on a busy street on two separate occasions. The salesman told me that the truck had flooded. On June 10th, August 12th, November 19th, and again on December 2nd, 2004 (the only ones I wrote down  it does happen more often) my truck also died while driving down the road. These have all been very serious incidents where I felt lucky to not only be alive but that I hadnT hit anything or anyone else. The technicians from the dealership have looked at my truck on all these occasions and gave me little or no excuse for the truck to die. At this time Ive asked for a reasonable refund  with no success&&IM at a loss&&&please help!!!!

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #2

Sep 092003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,000 miles
I bought a Ford Explorer Sport Trac in Aug. Of 2002. Ever since it was a year old I have had nothing but problems with it. I had it 6 times for the same issue, they replaced the same part 4 times, that did not help. They finally called the Ford help line and found out they needed to replace the whole gas tank. My truck the first time lost all power while driving down the road, I shut it off and it restarted fine. I took into the dealership and they had to re-program the main computer chip. Next, my truck wouldn't start unless holding down the gas pedal then finally it would start and there would be a black smoke cloud that would come out of the tail pipe each time. The new gas tank finally fixed this problem! now I have other issues with a noise in the engine and when I first start it up and back out of the garage or parking space it sputters then once in drive it is ok, also when shifting after 40mph it has a hard shift instead of a smooth one. Still trying to get it fixed.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles
No summary.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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