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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,200 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 172013

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 81,200 miles


Body/chassis mounts are deteriorating and crumbling. Body is now loose on the frame and has slight movement. These mounts are not rubber like most; they are some sort of urethane composite. Internet research and truck owner sites confirm this to be a common problem. Ford does not see this as a safety/recall issue and has directed owners of suspect vehicles to your department. This particular vehicle has never been in salt or snow. The cab shaking and rattling is causing movement that will undoubtedly effect the brake lines and steering column as they are attached to both the body and the chassis. Ford is now using another compound for the mounts apparently in response to complaints.

- Patillas, PR, USA

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