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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 082004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31 miles


Grinding feel from the rear end resulted in a replaced and updated complete rear end from Ford. Still have very loud whining noise when automatic transmission is in first gear. Dealer says this is normal and I have to get use to it. Also have noticable thumping from transmission and drive shaft area when between 30 and 50 mph. Dealer has verified noise and is considering a new drive shaft. Car is new and has less than 3000 miles.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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