fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac suspension problems

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2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 272007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles


1) improper alignment specifications 2) destruction of all 4 Goodyear tires 3) Ford denied to replace tires although there is a technical service bulletin (05-11-11) pertaining to this issue.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 012004

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
Problems with tires on 2003 Ford Explorer. There was a vibration in the front end, the tire were noticed worn on the inside, there was also a problem with the rear end which was tilted due to a bent frame, the rear end leaked as well. The dealer claimed that they couldn't find anything wrong. (three sets of tires in 20K miles and about two weeks later, they had to replaced one of the back tires again) the noise and vibration remained.

- Wallace, WV, USA

problem #1

Jul 082004

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The vehicle was purchased new with a bent frame and a bent rear axle. The vehicle was difficult to steer. 6 sets of tires were used and replaced during this defect. The consumer took the vehicle to dealer where it was diagnosed as a bent frame. However, the dealer will do nothing about the problem. There was a vibration in the front of the vehicle, the dealers didn't find a problem. A couple of weeks later, the consumer noticed that the tires were worn on the inside. The consumer was informed that the rear end was tilted and there was no adjustment for this. The consumer was informed that the frame was bent. Three sets of tires in 20K miles and about 2 weeks later, they had to replace 1 of the back tires again. The noise and vibration remained the same. The consumer requested to be compensated for the bent frame. The rear differential cover leaked.

- Wallace, WV, USA

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