hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,188 miles

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac miscellaneous problems

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2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 082015

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 256,300 miles


I noticed a crack in the liftgate bottom ABS panel to the right of the fors emblem in October 2015. On December 8, 2015 the vehicle was stationary then all of a sudden the back window glass in the liftgate blew-out. I understand there is a class-action lawsuit file in California regarding this safety defect. I feel it is unsafe, because I could be driving on an interstate and the glass has the potential to break-out without warning, causing operator distracton to drining which could result in an accident.

- Martinsville, IN, USA

problem #3

May 022005

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 25,652 miles
Vehicle was making a whinning noise from front end at 60 mph. I checked tires in front and noticed excessive wear on the inside of both tires, the mileage was 25650.I had the alignment checked at a local tire and lube and they could not find any alignment problems. Suggested rotating the tires, these were the tires that came with the vehicle, tires were rotated.however, at about 31000 miles the noise was back and the tire wear was back again, excessive wear. I bought new tires at this time, they have been rotated a every oil change and the problem persist. No one can find a reason for this occurrence, we don't have a local Ford dealership. The shop I take the vehicle too cannot find alignment problems with the vehicle. I think Ford knows they have this issue and is willing to ignore the problem. They will not have to worry about me or my family buying any more Ford products. This is the first and last Ford product I will ever own.

- Blytheville, AR, USA

problem #2

Jun 112011

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 27,000 miles
Body to frame mounting bushings are failing. When touched they crumble. I live in SE Texas. No road salt or winter chemicals to deal with. Made from poor quality material. Should last the life of the vehicle. Once they completely fail the cab will be loose on the frame. Creating an unsafe truck. I'm a member of mysporttrac.com. This appears to be a problem on 2001 to 2005 sport tracs. I haven't talked to a Ford dealer. Reason is, other members nation wide, have not got any help from Ford Motor Co. Repairs have been out of pocket. In my opinion this should be a safety recall.

- Pasadena, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 062010

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 83,800 miles
I was leaving my friend's house to drive approximately 2 miles and when I went to park my truck which is a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT, the gear shifter was very loose going into park, but did not engage because I was still rolling back, I then proceeded to put on the emergency brake. I turned off my truck and then started it again and this time my truck will not turn over and the shifter is still extremely loose. I looked on several forums and they all say that I might have to replace my steering column, and as far as my truck not starting, I don't know.

- Eglin Afb, FL, USA

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