Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,769 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.

2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 032004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,038 miles


2003 Ford Sport Trac safety parking brake release malfunctioned. Five year old daughter pulled gear shift into neutral without pressing the brake. Car rolled backwards into lake and submerged. I was able to get her out befor it sank.

- Lizella, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 202003

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles
The vehicle expelled gasoline everytime the consumer was refueling the tank and the gas pump automatically shut off, as it is designed to do. The process of filling the tank increased five fold, taking approximately 25-30 minutes, because the pump repeatedly shut off and expelled gas. The manufacturer was notified and was aware of the problem but there was no current fix for the problem. The emergency brake needed adjusting and the check engine light illuminated.

- Kingston, WA, USA

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