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6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$125.00
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. the dealer 'reprogrammed' the computer (1 reports)
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 062007

(reported on)

Explorer Sport Trac V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Ford CLAIMS you can alternate between ethanol and regular gasoline, however ONE USE of ethanol in our Explorer caused the service engine light to come on and stay on. We were seeing various performance issues within 24 hours of first use, nothing earth shattering, but after 3 additional tanks of 'real gas' the light still refused to go off and the performance issues still existed. A private shop turned off the sensor and claimed we needed a $500 repair. The dealer claims it was a computer glitch and 'tweaked' the computer. Both were convinced that ethanol usage was NOT a factor... hmmmm, strange timing then wasn't it?

DO NOT USE ETHANOL IN YOUR 'FLEX FUEL VEHICLES OUTSIDE OF THE WARRANTY'... THE SAVINGS ARE NOT WORTH THE COST OF 'TWEAKS'

- , Spring Grove, PA, USA

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