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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,335 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.

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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 192010

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact was driving 35 mph when the front side curtain air bags independently deployed followed by a loud, unusual noise. The front driver and passenger seat belts became inoperable after the air bags deployment. The dealer advised that the air bags deployed because the vehicle detected a crash. The contact was not involved in a crash and there was no external damage to the vehicle to indicate that the air bags should have deployed. The dealer was unable to provide a reason as to why the air bags deployed. The contact was in the process of notifying the manufacturer of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 57,000. Updated 11/16/10 updated 11/26/10

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 022008

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 35,000 miles
Closed driver side door, while in vehicle, and curtain air bags deployed.

- Spotswood, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 052008

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,005 miles
Slammed driver side door of '05 Ford Sport Trac side air bags deployed no repair has been done as yet.

- Kingman, AZ, USA

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