fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,875 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 092014

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,300 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that the power steering fluid leaked onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who informed the contact that the power steering high pressure tube fractured as a result of rust. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 73,300. Updated 5/27/14

- Selinsgrove , PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 152003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
This Ford Explorer Sport track was bought new. I previously had a Ford Explorer. The reason I traded was because of the roll over rate. The dealership where I purchased this vehicle gave me a run down on the newly designed Explorer tellin me that the new design had corrected the roll over problem in whick Ford Motor Company has had several law suits. I have two grandchilden we are raising and I most curtainly don't feel safe in this vehicle after reading the articles on this site and the article in the fort worth star telegram. I have had this vehicle in the shop twice for transmission problems and powersteering problems. Both times they said they found nothing. Please advise me in what I should do.

- Stephenville, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 042003

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles
Steering wheel binds while trying to merge onto the interstate. This binding does not allow the vehicle to be turned.

- Manchester, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 102003

Explorer Sport Trac 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Steering wheel shakes while making sharp, slow right or left turns. Dealer not sure what the problem is, says all sport tracks do that, however when I bought it, it didn't. I drove another new one from the dealer while mine was in service...and the steering was fine. Also, the A/C compressor is out and being replaced and I've only made one payment.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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