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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,960 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 262010

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact was driving 30 mph when a vehicle unexpectantly pulled in front of him. The contact crashed into the right passenger side of the other vehicle and the air bags did not deploy. The contact sustained injuries to the left shoulder and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The vehicle was towed by the contacts insurance company who deemed the vehicle as destroyed. A police report was available. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 87,000. Updated 01/31/11 updated 04/21/11

- Ellisville, MS, USA

problem #4

Jul 052009

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 80,000 miles
On vacation we had a tire explode on the way home from vacation two exploded on the same side without warning we rolled our Ford Explorer Sport Trac four times before stopping a day after the accident we investigated the tire and found they all we bought new had 65,000 mile warranty we only used half that and found that they we on recall for a year prior to Firestone selling them to us.

- Plant City, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 082008

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 52,000 miles
On August 8th 2008 I was involved in a car wreck while driving my 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. When the vehicle wrecked it flipped over onto the drivers side of the vehicle, and slid down the highway on its side. The airbags did not deploy, and the point of contact with the other vehicle was on the front driver's side corner panel of the truck. I feel that the impact of the wreck should have deployed the airbags.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 162005

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph the steering wheel locked up and the control of the vehicle was lost resulting in an accident and injuries. The recirculation ball and the rack and pinion failed causing the steering to lock up. The dealer and the manufacturer were alerted of the incident. The consumer came around a corner and suddenly lost control of the vehicle, the consumer stated the vehicle was involved in an accident 5 months prior, and he believed the vehicle may have not been properly fixed which may have caused the accident. The consumer also stated the air did not deploy in this accident. The police concluded that the consumer was traveling too fast for conditions and upon rounding the corner, he lost control and struck the bank on the side of the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn. The consumer had previous repairs on the vehicle such as an inoperable turn signal light and the rear vents did not blow out air. Updated 10/3/06 updated 10/25/2006 -

- Douglas, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 242005

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,800 miles
: the contact stated after exiting the vehicle and opening the passenger side door the side curtain air bags unexpectedly deployed. The vehicle engine was not running at the time of deployment. The vehicle was inspected by the local dealer, but no determination was made concerning the deployment. The vehicle has not been repaired.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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