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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,120 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012004

Explorer Sport Trac

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,240 miles


While driving 65 and attempting to pass another vehicle consumer's vehicle failed to go into passing gear. Engine stalled and consumer had to coast to the side of the highway. Once off the road consumer restarted the vehicle and continued driving. The vehicle was towed to the dealer but the technician couldn't find anything wrong. The vehicle was taken back tot he dealer where they replaced the fuel pump, gas tank and air flow sensor. So far the vehicle has been running as it should. The heat shield under the vehicle rattled. The dealer adjusted it. The multifunction switch would not lock in place when using the turn signals.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 052003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle must be driven with the windows down because chemical fumes enter into the passenger's compartment. The dealer inspected the vehicle several times, and could not duplicate or correct the problem. The catalytic converter was replaced and reset but the problem remained the same.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

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