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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,333 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.

2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072014

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated while driving approximately 70 mph, the engine stalled without warning. The contact was unable to activate the hazard lights because the entire electrical system had failed. The contact managed to merge over to the emergency lane. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic for a diagnosis. The technician was able to restart the vehicle but was unable to diagnose the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Longfield , LA, USA

problem #2

Sep 112013

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The engine compartment gets so hot, I have already replace the water pump, radiator. The car still gets so hot. I wonder why Ford discontinue that model.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302013

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • miles
The fuel gauge in my 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac stopped working recently. The engine light stays on as well. I wasn't sure how much gas was in the truck so I filled it up and the engine light went off. After driving for several days, I noticed my fuel gauge was still sitting on "F" which I know wasn't right, eventually the fuel gauge came down some and the engine light came back on and has stayed on since. I have about 67K on it now. I've really enjoyed this vehicle and have always maintained it's checkups. I'm taking it tomorrow to see what it will cost to fix. I don't like driving around and not knowing how much gas I have or the fact that the engine light remains on. I don't know if its on because the gauge is broke or because something else could be going on with the engine. Either way, I'm sure it's going to cost alot, what vehicle maintenance doesn't. I've read a lot of complaints about this on line and am surprised nothing has been mentioned about this by Ford; but then again, why would Ford want to fix something themselves when they can charge the customer an arm and a leg instead!!!!

- Dothan, AL, USA

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