hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,348 miles

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac electrical problems

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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012006

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,135 miles


I noticed my dash turn signal blinked fast when I signaling to turn right, but not left. I checked the bulb and it was working. If the steering column was in the upright position, it blinked at a normal pace, when I lowered the column it blinked fast. I removed the plastic cover around the steering column and found the wiring harness for the turn signals and wipers was melted along with the insulation around the wires. It appears that the connector over heated and ruined the rest of the wires. Since I discovered this in time, thankfully, there have been no consequences, I believe I saved my vehicle from burning down. My steering column is apart as I am awaiting for guidance on how to prevent this from happening again, since Ford is aware the insulation on the wires are cracking, I hope there is a resolution soon.

- Sanford, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 102003

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,560 miles
Cruise control indicator light switch does not come on - steering wheel is very hot to the touch - and there is the smell of burning plastic. Since December 2003 all indicator lights are out on steering column (I took my truck to the Ford service center and was told it probably need a fuse - I checked the fuse it seems to be O.K. is there a recall on cruise control on the 2001 - Ford Sport Trac?

- Cheltenham, MD, USA

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