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6.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,065 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 engine problems

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 012004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles

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

My 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac stalls when going down the road. It's like you're taking your foot off the gas and back on it again except that isn't what I'm doing. Today it did that and then went dead while driving down the road. I took it to the Ford place but they said with no lights on it wouldn't do any good to hook it up to a machine. They said it could be anything from electronics, fuel pump, etc. My warranty runs out in about 4,500 miles. This has been going on for about a year with the stalling out but this was the first time it actually went dead while driving down the road. I would estimate that over the past year that it has stalled at least 25 separate occasions but only 1 time so far did it go dead.

- Booneville, MS, USA

problem #6

Apr 262004

(reported on)

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 19,900 miles
Consumer complained about a stalling problem. Vehicle was taken to dealer. However, the problem had not been corrected. Also, right rear door locks malfunctioned, and door couldn't be opened except from the outside.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 092004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
While driving at any speed vehicle intermittently stalled. Consumer made contact with the dealership. The cause of failure was not identified at this time. However, floor manager suggested that for another $125 consumer could have a nice and decent new car".

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #4

Oct 072002

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,683 miles

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

Engine stalled at 4683 miles on the odometer. Date: 7 October 2002. I noted that it now idles at 600 RPM. I don't know what that means.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 012002

Explorer Sport Trac

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,372 miles
4405 miles, 9:05 a.M., September 1, 2002, car stalled again.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 272003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have experienced the same problem with gas spewing out of tank when refueling. This is my second Sport Trac. Ford bought back my first one because they couldn't fix ongoing engine problems that started off as a rough idle problem. They even replaced the engine, and surprisingly that made things worse. I have had my new vehicle since the end of July and have experienced similar rough idle problems recently.

- Olive Branch, MS, USA

problem #1

Oct 152001

Explorer Sport Trac

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Body mounts on left front of vehicle keep coming loose. Vehicle taken to dealer numerous times, dealer will tighten the body mounts. Ford is buying vehicle back.

- La Quinta, CA, USA

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