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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
542,250 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 #2

Aug 022013

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 1,002,000 miles


I have a bad problem ( 2 ) times with the fuel pump the first one was spraying gas out top exterior of fuel husband went to a wrecking yard and purchased a used fuel pump than 5 to 6 months later done the same thing spraying out top exterior elbow of fuel pump. I use my truck to take my daughter back and forth to school and it is a very dangerous cause the fumes were really bad inside of cab and plus if some one was to throw a cigarette or anything that could ignite the leaking gas. I think that this matter should be fixed cause I know that I am not the only one that had or has this problem and not to say all of the other things that are wrong like my high beams not working the front door window is very slow going up and down and the back door ( passenger right side ) blow motor and ect. The big one is the fuel pump I fell that this is the worst and it should be fix before someone gets badly hurt or killed.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 312011

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 82,500 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The contact also stated that she attempted on several occasions to start the vehicle while depressing the accelerator pedal, but it would not start. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop, who diagnosed that the fuel pump was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure continued. The contact stated that the fuel pump was replaced a total of four times within the past six months. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance and referred the contact to NHTSA. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,500 and the current mileage was 82,600.

- Winter Garden , FL, USA

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