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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,333 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 engine problems

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 032011

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles


Sitting at a stop sign vehicle went into acceleration gas peddle went to floor. Foot was on the brake. Checked no carpet stuck under the gas peddle. Foot was not touching gas peddle. It was almost like the cruise control was pressing the gas peddle. Cruise control was off. Shut vehicle off then back on issue went away. This has happened other times to myself and my wife. Sometimes while pushing the gas the gas peddle leaves your foot and continues to the floor on its own, pressing the brake and turning vehicle off seems to resolve the issue. This issue happens so in frequently that it is hard to reproduce for service shop.

- Goffstown, NH, USA

problem #2

May 222008

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 221,000 miles
After driving several miles without incident, I pulled into traffic and accelerated to about 45 mph then let up on peddle but vehicle continued to accelerate. To bring it under control I had to turn the ignition off and at that point, lost power steering and some brakes. I had car towed to local dealer and have not yet heard from them.

- Delaware, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 262007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My sport truck 2003 caught on fire on March 26, 2007 I reported complain to Ford and they say they were not responsible for this. Today September 20/07 my friend car has a recall for the speed control deactivation switch posing the risk of an underhood fire. This is what happened to my car and Ford does not want to admit that the reason for the fire was it. My car was a total loss. I was driving with all my family in the car. I did not have full coverage on my car since my car was paid in full when I bought it in sagrass Ford in ft. Lauderdale Florida.

- Miami, FL, USA

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