hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,032 miles

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #1

May 102010

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 54,032 miles


While crossing an intersection (eastbound) in my Ford Explorer on a dry, flat straight paved road (I was starting from a stop sign, whereas the street I was crossing has no stop sign for the North and southbound intersecting road)... with my foot on the gas at a very slow speed (under 5 mph), the vehicles brakes engaged on their own after I was partially through the intersection, bringing my vehicle to a stop. My foot was solely on the gas pedal, and I was not applying the brakes. Four dashboard warning lights then illuminated; including the (1) stability control, (2) the 4X4, (3) the ABS and (4) the wrench. I applied the gas pedal further to try to get out of the intersection, but the brakes did not release. Then I took my foot off the gas and the brake released and the warning lights came off. This happened 3 times! I was then able to get out of the busy intersection with just the idle moving the vehicle forward. Once out of the intersection I again pressed the gas pedal, and the brake engaged again, stopping the vehicle. After happening about another few times I was able to coast to the side of the road and there I left the vehicle. The vehicle was then brought to a local repair shop, who put the vehicle on a computer diagnostic device, and they determined that the brake sensor in the left front wheel was sensing a problem and automatically engaging the left front brake. I feel fortunate that I was not broad-sided by any oncoming vehicles when the faulty brake system brought my truck to a stop in the road intersection. Brake problem also happened the night before, but in that case I was driving in a residential neighborhood at about 30 mph and coasting as I approached a stop sign. When I applied the brakes, the brake pedal did not want to depress and then within a few seconds all the same 4 warning lights came on. The brake pedal made a sound similar to when ABS deploys, but the brake pedal resisted going down; in fact the brake pedal barely moved.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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