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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,487 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.

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 252011

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 42,000 miles


I was at the yield sign at the feeder lane approaching the nasa bypass in webster, Texas when I applied my brakes as another car was ahead of me and had stopped. Instead of braking, my vehicle accelerated and I run into the rear of the car ahead. The cause of the problem is the design in the vehicle. The brake pedal when depressed is lower than the accelerator pedal and they are too close together. If the brake is not applied exactly right a person can unintentionally hit the accelerator pedal. The vehicle is a 2007 Ford Explorer sports trac truck.

- League City, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer. The driver stated that the brake pedal was too close to the accelerator pedal. The driver stated that when he applied the brakes at times the accelerator was engaged simultaneously. The driver suggested that the brake pedal be made smaller. The failure mileage was 3,000. The current mileage was 26,000. Updated 3/24/10 updated 05/05/10.

- Newburg, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 102006

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,460 miles
When applying brake, the pedal depresses too far and if my foot is not moved away from the gas pedal enough, both the gas pedal and brake get depressed together causing the vehicle to lurch forward.

- Clive, IA, USA

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