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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 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.

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092012

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, there sudden acceleration and a jerking movement when the gear was shifted. The steering wheel began to move erratically from side to side. The contact crashed into another vehicle from the passenger side before crashing into a retainer wall. The contact sustained injuries to the neck and back. The driver of the other vehicle also sustained head and neck injuries. The police were called and a report was filed. The insurance company was notified of the failure and the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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