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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,000 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.

2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #4

May 152013

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that the check engine light and wrench icon illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnostic test, who stated that the torque converter would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The current mileage was 92,000.

- D'hanis , TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 182013

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Parked vehicle. Turned off ignition. Key would not release from the ignition. Cycled the auto shift lever to make sure in park. At this point noted that I could shift out of park without my foot being on the brake. Very dangerous. I was able to remove the key by pulling the ignition fuse. I pulled the fuse and removed the key. Reinstalled the fuse. Was still able to shift out of park without my foot on the brake. I left the car sitting for a while and noted that the battery had completely drained down. I was able to jump the car off to start it. If I leave the ignition fuse in, the battery will completely drain down again.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #2

Feb 132012

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that the vehicle would lunge forward when attempting to shift gears. The vehicle would also stall, shift out of neutral, shift out of over drive or would shift into various gears erratically. A local mechanic replaced the transmission, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer requested to receive information from the dealer before assisting the contact with the failure. The dealer was notified but denied any assistance with repair to the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 80,000.

- Farmerville, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 042011

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Radiator started leaking at bottom gasket /O ring seal of tank. Also interior light goes off and on when hit bumps. Found it is tied into the ignition switch. If light comes on after hitting bump all I have to do is giggle the ignition switch to get it to go back off.

- Maineville, OH, USA

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