definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,964 miles

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac electrical problems

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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Owner Comments

problem #11

Sep 302016

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 195,000 miles


Right rear directional light and hazard light are not working. Replaced bulb and socket 4 times within a year. The left directional/hazard light does illuminate.

- Hazlet Twp, NJ, USA

problem #10

Mar 012011

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled several times without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be diagnosed or replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- St John, VI, USA

problem #9

Dec 152015

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 80,000 miles
Dome light turns on and off intermittently when driving. Often occurs when driving over rough road or in turn. Will turn off if (any) door is opened and closed or if the key is "jiggled"

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Jan 222016

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles


I have two 2007 Ford one is a freestyle and the other is a Sport Trac and they are having the same problem. The inside lights come on and off by themselves. They stay on for a few minutes then they click back off then back on and off again. The freestyle does not have a auto switch for the lights but the Sport Trac does. It happens all the while that you are driving which in the state of Texas if the inside lights are on while driving you can get a ticket.

- Wylie, TX, USA

problem #7

May 062013

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 72,481 miles
Stopped to get fuel and truck would not start. Engine would turn over, but would not start. I had vehicle towed to the Ford dealership. Told by the Ford service manager that it was the fuel control module located by the rear spare tire and they have replaced many of them. The Ford dealership confirmed it and replaced the fuel control module. My cost $386.93. We had purchased a extended motor vehicle service agreement (national protection plan, Inc.) from capital Ford in madison, wi. We were told when we purchased the policy it was a bumper to bumper and the company will not stand behind policy.

- Beaver Dam, WI, USA

problem #6

Nov 012011

Explorer Sport Trac

  • miles
Water/moisture in sunroof motor assembly causing at first a short enabling sunroof to operate own it's own power, then upon removing assembly an oily water mixture began dripping out causing full breakdown.rust was on mechanical wheel & white ( dry) spots on computer board. Excessive metal shavings on metal rods that operate sunroof. No sign of water / moisture entry into assembly, unit was excessively hot to touch from direct sun on roof of vehicle. Pictures are available.

- Iron Station, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 102010

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 103,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. The contact stated the tire monitoring sensor, check engine and doom lights illuminated on the instrument panel while driving approximately 35 mph. The contact stated there was an electrical failure occurring within the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed the ignition core was faulty. The dealer replaced the ignition core, but two months later the failure recurred. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer but the dealer could not remedy the failure. The contact stated this was a safety issue because the doom light and alarms turn on at night. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Valley Springs, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 252008

Explorer Sport Trac

  • 27,900 miles
Intermittent fan speed for HVAC on my vehicle 2007 Ford Explorer Sport trak. Then it would operate normally for awhile. Then had a repair done at dealership and replaced the following part # 6L2Z-19E624-a from Ford.

- Oswego, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 222007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,125 miles
Pulling into traffic traction control engages in dry conditions, taking all acceleration power away. Traction indicator on dash lights up, unable to disengage with traction button. Vehicle does not stall, however there is little to no power to accelerate to appropriate driving speed. Brakes also engage anti-lock. There is no warning, except when you commit to accelerating, both instances occurred from a stop sign, about 4 minutes after starting to drive the vehicle.. vehicle drives fine for roughly 4 minutes, then at a stop light it starts this problem and continues for several seconds, or minutes before going away. In both instances traction control was not needed, both times I would call the traction on the road excellent, meaning I couldn't spin the tires if I tried to.. I was not accelerating heavily, light to moderate acceleration from a stop sign. While it was acting up I would try both, light, heavy and even tap the brakes to try and get the car out of thinking that there is no traction. Very close to having a side impact accident because the vehicle did not give me the power to cross traffic from a stop. Imagine driving on ice, except there is no ice, and are half way in an intersection trying to limp out of the way. Bad feeling. I've lost all confidence crossing traffic at stop signs. Second time incident has happened. After 2-4 minutes car drives normal.

- Yacolt, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,300 miles
Initial complaint was gas mileage. 12 mpg in town and 12 mpg on the highway. Dealer found no problem. Mileage continued to deteriorate, down to 7 in town and 12 on highway. This is a V6 2 wheel drive auto. Then the transmission would not shift out of park, this happened several times and I took the car in again and complained about the gas mileage and transmission problems. Dealer called and said I had 2 bad sensors on the car and could get it the next day. Customer service called 2 days later and told my wife that they had " fried" the cpu in the car. It's been almost 10 days in the shop and no repairs. Dealer says they have to have a new computer made for the car and that all cpu are " special", not something they can get everyday. This unit controls everything on this car, if it was "fried" what did it do to the sensors on the car?

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 072007

Explorer Sport Trac 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,800 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac. On March 7, 2007, the contact discovered the vehicle engulfed in flames. He noticed the flames originating from the hood of the vehicle. The fire department diagnosed the cause of failure to be electrical. The dealer declined to retrieve the vehicle and stated that the contact was responsible for having it towed. National grange mutual insurance company retrieved the vehicle and is currently conducting an investigation. The contact was given case # 1591851007 and possesses pictures and slides of the vehicle. The current mileage is unknown and failure mileage was 7,800.

- Gaffney, SC, USA

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