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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,500 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 262004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,500 miles


While driving on the freeway vehicle decelerated 5 mph before regulating speed. After exiting freeway, vehicle died at stop light. Vehicle towed to dealership where they informed me the inertia switch, located under kick plate on passenger side, was damaged and thus cut off the fuel pump. Once fixed, vehicle ran fine. This is a safety device in case of an accident, but it is located in a very bad location.

- Antelope, CA, USA

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