pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,667 miles

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032008

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles


Cruise control has failed and needed to be repaired 3 times in the past year and a half. The dealer tells me that the switch in the steering wheel is defective, but I do not believe him. How can the same switch fail and be replaced 3 times. It is something deeper in the system, however changing the switch out alleviates the problem for a while. Now that the truck is out of warranty, it will become a major headache.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 152005

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
I have a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac with cruise control. I have complained several times regarding the fact that it does not disengage immediately. In an emergency situation it takes a full second or more for it to disengage after the breaks are applied. I have been told by the dealer that this is normal, that my vehicle has electronic cruise control that is controlled by a cable driven by an electric motor and not a vacuum control like most cars. If this is true it is a very dangerous situation since I have had to veer off the road when traveling at high speed on a highway and someone pulled into my lane abruptly where if the cruise disengaged when I hit the brakes there would have been plenty of time to avoid a collision or a close call. However, after hitting the brakes I was fighting the continual acceleration, or slow deceleration of the engine. My other cars dump immediately, in fact the accelerator pedal hits your foot if its there, not so with the Ford.

- Evergreen, CO, USA

problem #1

Jun 252005

Explorer Sport Trac 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The consumer owns a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Consumer smelled wires burning and the cruise control has not been working.

- Antiogh, CA, USA

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