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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 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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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 082013

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 75,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that while driving approximately 34 mph down a mountain, the brakes were engaged and the rear end of the vehicle started to abruptly move from side to side. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the guard rail. The driver's side curtain air bag and passenger's dash board air bags deployed. Also, the contact mentioned that as the passenger's side air bag deployed, flames emitted out of it. A police report was filed and the contact sustained neck and back injuries which required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Lake Isabella , CA, USA

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