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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,467 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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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac drivetrain problems

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 122016

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles


Truck is slipping when shifting from 2nd gear to 3rd gear-known Ford transmission issue. The dealer said to replace the transmission as a better one is offered

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jun 012015

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 118,000 miles
Vehicle is slipping when shifting from 2nd gear to 3rd gear. The vehicle only has 118,000 miles.

- Lyford, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 232013

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 73,800 miles
I brought my '07 sportrac with 73,800 miles to the Ford dealer to troubleshoot a check engine light and the wrench light, which it displayed for a few minutes and disappeared. After some troubleshooting 2 hrs later, the guy came out and gave me some bad news. I will need to repair my transmission or replace it. He did tell me a new transmission would not be from Ford since they don't make those anymore and would be from another maker. The above lights started showing this winter as it got colder and that's when I started to noticed rough idling with the RPM indicator spiking for a few minutes then it would go back to a normal reading. I guess some transmission part was acting up at that point. It also seem like if I let it warm up during startup a few minutes, I usually don't see it RPM spike. The dealer told me during their checks there was yet another coolant leak but apparently it wasn't serious enough to note in the final paperwork. I told him I needed to think about the transmission repairs or replacement. I paid for the diagnostics ($100) and got my Ford estimates.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 012013

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles


Transmission jerks forward when I'm slowing down to stop. This occurs as my transmission down-shifts from either 3rd to 2nd gear or 2nd to 1st gear. It is a significant problem. It lunges my car forward when I'm braking to stop. And hesitates when taking off from a dead stop and the transmission slams into first making a large thumping noise. I have read many reviews on this problem and a lot of people are experiencing this problem.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Mar 182011

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
(year 2011 to 2013 all this happened lemon) the wheel bearings went on the vehicle...had to have all three replaced...both drivers side back. It wasn't the tires because they were brand new.( $2.100 including labor) the mechanic stated that never should have happened. This seems to be an on going problem with sport tracs...I am to have the right rear passenger side done one has over $ put towards a vehicle in this day and age with the economy the way it is. This Sport Trac has been with so many issues to do with wheels, transmission (one month in the repair shop, reverse and drive gone on the tranny( $6897.65), radiator (replaced 3X due to rupture of the, cooling and heating system $1017.), hoses breaking ($200) wonder they quit making them total pain in the keester and very hard on the pocket book. It is paid for and is mine that is the only reason I keep it. I cannot afford to get another vehicle...but I will never buy another Ford again. Their service says it is horrible. Since purchasing this vehicle I have spent $10,903.65 in repairs. The truck is very hard on tires...I don't squeal my tires but I travel 70 to and from daily for work..every year baby needs new rubber boots. $689. Not fair in all essence the vehicle is only 6 yrs old. I have had better and it certainly wasn't a Ford. You can share this with them if you like because they need to see that their service department did nothing for me and I took it to acute auto care for my transmission etc.

- Justin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 182008

Explorer Sport Trac 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Ford sports trac 07, 8 cylinder. Automatic, 44000. It began around 20000. When one comes to a stop, the 4 wheel drive or transmission kicks in and the vehicle jumps and slams into gear. It appears to be getting worse the more I drive it. Also, a lot of blind spots.

- Brookings, SD, USA

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