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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,750 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 052013

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles

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

The body mount insulators deteriorated and the body could come loose from the chassis. Ford wants over 3000 dollars for this repair which is an obvious material flaw.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 032013

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 90,000 miles
They were rotten and falling apart, I was looking online and everybody had the same problem. That should be a manufactured recall. It's a safety hazard.

- Tampa, FM, USA

problem #2

Jul 022012

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
I am experiencing a loud clanking and crashing sound emitting from under vehicle while driving on public highways with minimal bumps at various speeds with increased roll movement while cornering. After investigation, I found the body mounts to be crumbling apart, body mounts missing large chunks of material and other body mounts are soft and jelly like when touched. These Ford body mounts have been engineered improperly and have reached a premature failed state. This affects the roll of the vehicle and may pose grave danger to vehicle passengers when performing a lane change or any vehicle roll maneuver and affects vehicle control. This is a major safety issue and needs to be addressed immediately. After a internet search, I have discovered this to be an issue with thousands of Ford Explorer Sport Trac owners and other Ford trucks as well. I am the original owner of the vehicle. This vehicle has been in Florida from 2002-2010, and in Georgia from 2011-present and has never been exposed to salt, snow or any abnormal environment to cause this failure. This vehicle has not been modified in any way.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #1

Mar 032002

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The engineering of the suspension is such that the truck is unsafe to drive on anything but a straight perfectly smooth road. Any dips, bumps, or curves may cause loss of control.

- Memphis, TN, USA

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