2005 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC VIN: 1FMZU67K65UB51314

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Damage
Collision
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VIN 1FMZU67K65UB51314 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Explorer Sport Trac

Model Year

2005

Plant City

LOUISVILLE

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant State

KENTUCKY

Body Class

Pickup

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Brake System Type

Hydraulic

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

4000.0

Displacement (CI)

244.09497637892

Displacement (L)

4.0

Engine Power (kW)

156.5970

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Single Overhead Cam (SOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Engine Brake (hp) From

210

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Sec. Gen. Air Bags

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2005 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
27.9%

2005 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMZU67K65UB51314

Components: STRUCTURE ENGINE

November 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377168
Consumer Location: MESA, AZ
VIN: 1FMZU67K65U****

Summary of Complaint

THE FAN BLADES HAD MANY BIG CRACKS IN THE PLASTIC BLADES,THE DRIVER DOOR THE BODY IS CRACKED BY TOP OF DOOR HING BACK DOOR IS THE SAME, THE PAINT IS PEALING AND STARTING TO RUST ON TOP.THE PLASTIC THERMOSTAT CRACKED.

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10452760
Consumer Location: EASLEY, SC
VIN: 1FMZU67K65U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS CORROSION ON THE EXTERIOR ROOF OF THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE THE DEALER CONFIRMED THE CORROSION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 67,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

May 19, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 11416005
Consumer Location: GALLIPOLIS, OH
VIN: 1FMZU73K45Z****

Summary of Complaint

2005 FORD EXPLORER TRANSMISSION ISSUES. VERY COMMON ON THIS MODEL, BASED ON CUSTOMER/CAR OWNERS COMPLAINTS. REVERSE IS AFFECTED. COULD NOT REVERSE QUICKLY, ALMOST HIT BY ONCOMING CAR. VERY DANGEROUS. I HAVE CHILDREN!!!!

Components: STEERING

September 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361982
Consumer Location: MASON, OH
VIN: 1FMZU77K35U****

Summary of Complaint

MY TRUCK'S STEERING COLUMN IS TIGHT. IT FEELS LIKE IT COULD LOCK UP OR BREAK OFF. THE KEY IS HARD TO TURN IN THE IGNITION; THE GEAR SHIFTER IS TIGHT TO SWITCH FROM PARK TO DRIVE. THIS IS OCCURRING WHEN I START THE TRUCK, THEN IT SEEMS TO BE FINE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW FORD HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT THE MECHANISMS TO ENABLE A SMOOTH START. MY TRUCK HAS ONLY 49,000 MILES ON IT AND HAS BEEN SERVICED REGULARLY. I WORRY THAT IT COULD LEAVE ME STRANDED OR THE STEERING WHEEL COULD LOCK UP. HAVE THERE BEEN OTHER COMPLAINTS OF THIS NATURE?

Components: WHEELS

March 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361510
Consumer Location: HINES, WV
VIN: 1FMZU73K25U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE FROM A STOP LIGHT, THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE WHEEL DETACHED FROM THE VEHICLE AND ROLLED AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DETERMINED THAT FOUR OF FIVE WHEELS STUDS HAD SHEARED OFF. THE WHEEL STUDS WERE REPLACED HOWEVER, WHILE DRIVING LATER THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT YET DETERMINED. THE MANUFACTURER AND LOCAL DEALER WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 165,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11361210
Consumer Location: MIDVALE, ID
VIN: 1FMZU73K05Z****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERAL TIMES OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS WHILE DRIVING AT HIGH SPEEDS ALL THE ELECTRICAL TURNS OFF LIKE THE KEY IS TURNED OFF. IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO STEER AS THERE IS NO POWER STEERING. IT ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT AS THE CAR SLOWED QUICKLY. I AM CONCERNED AS THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED SEVERAL TIMES AND NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE. EITHER FORD SHOULD FIX THE ISSUE OR PULL THIS CAR OUT OF SERVICE BEFORE SOMEBODY IS KILLED.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

July 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11350238
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: 1FMDU75W35Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT SHORTLY AFTER REFUELING, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO ACCELERATE WITH THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE THEN ABRUPTLY ACCELERATED AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED WITHOUT THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BEING DEPRESSED. ALSO, THE LOW OIL PRESSURE WARNING LIGHT AND CHECK TRANSMISSION WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THEY WERE CLOSE TO HOME SO THEY PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY TO CHECK THE OIL LEVEL, WHICH WAS LOW. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC WHO DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE BEARING NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED DUE TO DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE OIL SENSOR NOT PROPERLY INFORMING THE CONTACT WHEN THE OIL LEVEL WAS LOW. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT CONTACTED THE DEALER CAPITAL CITY FORD LOCATED AT 8623 E. WASHINGTON ST, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219) WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 250,406. INVALID VIN.

Components: SEATS

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11251812
Consumer Location: PEORIA, AZ
VIN: 1FMZU73K45U****

Summary of Complaint

METAL SEAT FRAME BAR COMING THROUGH OUTSIDE OF DRIVERS SEAT.. I AM 5' 3" TALL, 125 LBS...NOT FROM OVER WEIGHT DRIVER.. VERY PROMINENT METAL BAR MAKES SEAT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SIT ON. LUMBAR SUPPORT DIDNT LAST 5 YEARS...SEAT DANGEROUS TO ANYONE SITTING ON IT.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 26, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204538
Consumer Location: CHULA VISTA, CA
VIN: 1FMZU67K75U****

Summary of Complaint

FORD INERTIA SWITCH. WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT 65 MILES PER HOUR THE VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOST ALL POWER AND PROPULSION, CAUSING MY POWER STEERING TO GO OFF AS WELL AS ALL INSTRUMENTATION TO TURN OFF, WHILE MOVING AT 65 MPH. THE ONLY THING I COULD DO IS TURN MY HAZARD LIGHTS ON FIND AN EXIT AND COAST TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. THIS CAUSED AN EXTREMELY UNSAFE SITUATION, AND ONE THAT VERY WELL COULD HAVE ENDED IN DEATH. THE ONLY ISSUE IS THAT IT OCCURS VERY SPORADIC AND IT'S VERY HARD TO TROUBLESHOOT OR RECREATE THE FAULT.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191216
Consumer Location: NORMAL, IL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

REAR WHEEL WELL SHOCK TOWER MOUNT IS RUSTED OUT. THERE IS NO REASON THIS SHOULD BE HAPPENING. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE.

Components: AIR BAGS VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

March 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11186174
Consumer Location: SAN JOSE, CA
VIN: 1FMDU77K65U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2005 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THE CONTACT WAS REVERSING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE VEHICLE WAS PLACED INTO DRIVE AND ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK AT 60 MPH. THE VEHICLE WENT THROUGH A BACKYARD, DROVE OVER A CURB, DROVE THROUGH A NEIGHBOR'S BACKYARD, AND CRASHED INTO A TREE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED TWO BLACK EYES AND A CONCUSSION THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE CRASH WAS NOT IN RELATION TO ANY RECALL. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,673.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SEAT BELTS SEATS

February 07, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11181630
Consumer Location: CORNELIA, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVER SEAT BACK KEPT FALLING INTO THE BACK SEAT WHILE DRIVING, NOW THE SEAT BACK DOESN'T MOVE. THE PASSENGER IS DOING THE SAME JUST NOT AS BAD. THE HEATED SEATS COME ON WHENEVER THEY WANT, BUT THE HEATED DRIVER'S SEAT HAS STOPPED WORKING ALL TOGETHER. THE SEAT BELTS RANDOMLY LOCK AND BARELY RETRACT.

Components: STRUCTURE WHEELS UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11162956
Consumer Location: RAY CITY, GA
VIN: 1FMZU67K25U****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRONT, DRIVER'S SIDE, TIRE CAME APART AND CAUSED CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO MY VEHICLE'S BODY AND POSSIBLY OTHER DAMAGES NOT SEEN. I NEED TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO A MECHANIC FOR AN INSPECTION TO SEE IF THERE ARE OTHER DAMAGES. THE TIRE IS A GOOD YEAR EAGLE RS-A. THE DOT # IS 4B08 DLWR 3701. TIRE SIZE P235/70R16. I WAS DRIVING ON INTERSTATE I-75 WHEN THE TIRE CAME APART. IT WAS TERRIBLY SCARY. I DID NOT REALIZE WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND THOUGHT THE VEHICLE WAS FALLING APART. I PULLED ONTO THE EMERGENCY LANE AND REALIZED THE TIRE HAD COME APART. THE RUBBER COMING OFF THE TIRE CAUSED QUITE A BIT OF BODY DAMAGE. THE VISIBLE DAMAGES INCLUDE DAMAGES TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE HEAD LIGHT, RUBBER RIPPED OUT THE DRIVER'S SIDE BLINKER, MOLDING UNDER THE DRIVER'S DOOR WAS RIPPED OUT, PAINT DAMAGE, TIRE WELL DAMAGE AND LOOSENING OF OTHER MOLDING ON DRIVER'S SIDE. A MECHANIC WILL HAVE TO INSPECT FOR UNSEEN DAMAGES.

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 15, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11153599
Consumer Location: DUBUQUE, IA
VIN: 1FMZU77K45U****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AFTER WORK WAS OVER GOT HOME AN PARKED IT WENT TO LEAVE TO GO TO THE STORE AN IT WOULD NOT GO INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IT HAPPENED THE FIRST TIME WAS THE OUTPUT SPEED SENSOR I REPLACED IT AN IT DROVE PERFECTLY FINE I HAD IT SERVICED FOR OIL AN TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUSH AFTER THAT IT DROVE FINE FOR ABOUT A WEEK AN AS I DESCRIBED IN THE BEGINNING IT HAPPENED AGAIN SAME SYMPTOMS O/D FLASHING WOULDN'T GO INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE SO I REPLACED THE SENSOR AGAIN THIS TIME IT STILL DID NOT GO INTO DRIVE OR REVERSE I HAD TO HAVE IT TOWED TO THE TRANSMISSION SHOP AN THEY TOLD ME THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS SHOT IT HAS 212000 ON IT AN FORD KNOWS THESE GO OUT AN THE TRANSMISSION SHOP I GO TO SAID THEY REPLACE 12 EVERY MOTH CAUSE THIS IS COMMON WITH FORD VEHICLES SO WHY DOE FORD NOT COVER THIS AN WHY ARE THERE NO RECALLS ON THIS IN MY OPINION THIS IS A COMPLETE JOKE ON FORD NOW I HAVE TO SPEND 2400 ON REPLACING THE ENTIRE TRANSMISSION WHICH I THINK FORD SHOULD BE REPLACING IT FOR FREE KNOWING [XXX] WELL THAT THE TRANSMISSIONS GO OUT IN THEM FORCING THE OWNER TO PAY THE PRICE FOR NEW ONE IT'S ABSOLUTELY ABSURD FORD NEEDS TO GET THERE HEAD OUT OF THERE ASS AN REPLACE THESE FOR FREE FOR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY PEOPLE ACTUALLY SPEND ON FIXING THERE CARS OIL CHANGES TRANSMISSION FLUID FLUSHES AND TIRES THAT WE HAVE TO BUY EVERY YEAR PARTS OF THIS DOCUMENT HAVE BEEN REDACTED TO PROTECT PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: STEERING

October 19, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143474
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 1FMZU73E65U****

Summary of Complaint

I TRIED TO PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE AND THE SHIFTER BROKE OFF/

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11123241
Consumer Location: SOMERSET, KY
VIN: 1FMZU67K15U****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2005 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC HAD A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COME ON AND WHEN IT DOES, MY INSTRUMENT CLUSTER STOPS WORKING. MY TACHOMETER, SPEEDOMETER, TEMP, AND FUEL GAUGES STOP WORKING. HERE LATELY, MY RADIO AND POWER WINDOWS HAVE STOPPED WORKING. MY DAUGHTER WAS DRIVING AND REPORTED TO ME THAT THE VEHICLE STARTS SHAKING AND SHUTS OFF AS WELL. NOT REALLY SURE WHAT IS GOING ON WITH IT, BUT WHEN EVERYTHING STOPS WORKING, I SIT THERE AND HIT THE DASH TO GET THE LIGHTS AND WINDOWS TO START WORKING AGAIN. I USED TO BE ABLE TO HIT THE DASH WITH MY HAND AND GET THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT TO GO OFF AND THE GAUGES START WORKING. WHEN I CALLED MY LOCAL FORD STORE AND TALKED TO THEM IN SERVICE, THEY QUOTED ME LIKE $400 FOR A PART AND JUST AS MUCH FOR LABOR, LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN HAVING THESE PROBLEMS AND THEY KNEW WHAT IT WAS TO FIX. I DON'T FEEL SAFE DRIVING, BUT WITH THE ODOMETER NOT REGISTERING MILES FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS, I NOW HAVE A VEHICLE THAT IS CONSIDERED SALVAGE TITLE BECAUSE IT IS UNKNOWN MILES.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

May 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11119977
Consumer Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA
VIN: 1FMZU62K55U****

Summary of Complaint

1) ABS, BRAKE, AND WRENCH FAILURE LIGHTS FLASHED ON FOR ABOUT 3 SECONDS AND TURNED OFF WHEN DECELERATING WITH CRUISE CONTROL FROM 55 MPH TO 45 MPH ZONES AT COURLAND, VA. VEHICLE MANUAL PROVIDES NO GUIDANCE ON THIS FAILURE MODE; ONLY 'WARNING LIGHTS TURN ON AND CONTINUE FLASHING, REDUCE SPEED AND TAKE VEHICLE TO NEAREST SERVICE PROVIDER' AND 'WARNING LIGHTS TURN ON AND STAY ON, STOP DRIVING IMMEDIATELY AND HAVE VEHICLE TOWED TO NEAREST SERVICE PROVIDER.' 2) APPROXIMATELY TEN MINUTES LATER, DRIVER BEGAN APPLYING BRAKES TO DISENGAGE CRUISE CONTROL AND SLOW FROM 60 MPH TO 35 MPH SCHOOL ZONE SPEED ABOUT 50 TO 60 M BEFORE SCHOOL ZONE WARNING SIGN AT CAPRON ELEMENTARY, VA, ON STATE HIGHWAY 58. 3) DRIVER CHECKED SPEED UPON ENTERING SCHOOL ZONE AND FOUND CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT STILL ON AND VEHICLE STILL TRAVELING AT 60 MPH. DEPRESSED BRAKE APPROXIMATELY 1/3 TOTAL BRAKING RANGE (4 CM), WHICH SHOULD HAVE LOCKED THE BRAKES AND BROUGHT THE VEHICLE TO A FULL STOP. NO EFFECT. CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT REMAINED ON AND VEHICLE CONTINUED AT 60 MPH. 4) AT THIS POINT, DRIVER REALIZED THAT HE HAD NO CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, PANICKED, AND DECIDED HE HAD TO STOP OR CRASH THE VEHICLE. DRIVER JAMMED THE BRAKE PETAL AS HARD AS HE COULD AND HELD. IT TOOK PROBABLY 3 SECONDS FOR THE REAR BRAKES TO FINALLY GO UP A LOGISTIC GROWTH RESISTANCE CURVE, GRAB, AND STOP THE VEHICLE. NO BRAKING BY FRONT WHEELS. ABS DID NOT WORK. CONTRIBUTING PHYSICAL DEFECTS: WORN-OUT FRONT BRAKES, EVEN THOUGH VEHICLE WAS KEPT UNDER RIGOROUS MAINTENANCE AND HAD VALID VIRGINIA STATE INSPECTION STICKER. WARPED FRONT BRAKE ROTORS MOST LIKELY INDUCED INTERMITTENT FALSE SIGNALS TO COMPUTER CONTROL CENTER CAUSING CRUISE CONTROL TO FAIL TO DISENGAGE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 25, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118444
Consumer Location: RAHWAY, NJ
VIN: 1FMZU73K55U****

Summary of Complaint

NEED TO RECALL THE GASKET HEADS. THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS OF THE SAME ISSUE. LITTLE HOLES MELTED ON THE HEAD. OVERHEATING VEHICLE AND SMOKING OUT ANTIFREEZE WHILE DRIVING. WHY IT'S THIS MATERIAL PLASTIC?

Components: WHEELS SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

May 20, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11113152
Consumer Location: CONCORD, NC
VIN: 1FMZU75K65Z****

Summary of Complaint

SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE TIRE PRESSURE THE LIGHT STAYS ON IN THE MESSAGE BOARD AND A MESSAGE WITH THE BRAKE SYSTEM ALSO STAYS ON AND IT STALLS WHILE IM IN MOTION ON THE HWY AND STREETS AND TAKES AWHILE TO MOVE FOWARD AGAIN. I

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 06, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11100199
Consumer Location: BERWYN, IL
VIN: 1FMDU73W55U****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT 7 MONTHS AGO I STARTED HAVING AN ISSUE WHILE DRIVING ON A CITY STREET, THAT SHIFTING FROM 2ND TO 3RD GEAR IT WOULD REV AND HESITATE AND WHEN IT DOES IT TO MANY TIMES WHILE DRIVING THE CHECK TRANSMISSION MESSAGE APPEARS ON THE DISPLAY AND ALSO THE O/D LIGHT BLINKS AND MY TRUCK WILL ACT FUNNY UNTIL I SHUT IT OFF. THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING ISSUE AND WHEN I TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC IT IS GIVING THEM SEVERAL DIFFERENT ERROR CODES AND THEY ARE NOT WILLING TO TRY ALL 6 CODES TO FIGURE IT OUT. SINCE IT IS A CLOSED TRANSMISSION CASE THAT HAS NO DRAIN PLUG AND NO DIP STICK TO CHECK THE FLUID THEY REALLY DON'T WANT TO MESS WITH IT AND COST ME A TON OF MONEY TO FIGURE IT OUT. I HAVE 106,000 MILES ON IT CURRENTLY AND HOPE YOU GIVE ME A MORE PINPOINT RESOLUTION SO I CAN DECIDE IF I SHOULD GET IT REPAIRED AND WHAT MORE SPECIFICALLY THEY CAN TRY.

Components: POWER TRAIN

May 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11091555
Consumer Location: CONCORD, NC
VIN: 1FMZU73K35U****

Summary of Complaint

FROM PARK, DELAY FROM 1 TO 7 SECONDS FOR ENGAGEMENT FOR REVERSE (AUTOMATIC TRANS), WORSE IN WARM WEATHER. SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE, AS YOU MAY PRESS ON GAS THINKING YOU'RE IN REVERSE, AND THEN ACCELERATE!! HEARD 1ST HAND FROM FORD DEALER THIS IS WELL KNOWN, AND SOMETIMES SEVERE. SOMETHING WITH SOLENOID PACK? HAPPENS OFTEN!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES

April 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11090267
Consumer Location: MARKHAM, IL
VIN: 1FMDU75W45Z****

Summary of Complaint

ABS LIGHT AND ADVANCE TRACKING LIGHT AND 4X4 LIGHT AND CAR WITH TRACKING LIGHT ALL COMES ON AND THE BRAKING JERK WHEN STOPPING. ALSO LOW OIL PRESSURE LIGHT COMES ON EVEN AFTER OIL CHANGE

Components: STRUCTURE

August 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11084224
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, ME
VIN: 1FMZU73W15U****

Summary of Complaint

2005 FORD EXPLORER. FRAME IS ROTTING ALONG THE WELDS. NOT UP AND DOWN. LENGTH WISE RUNNING WITH THE FRAME. OBVIOUSLY A FACTORY WELD ISSUE AND A BIG ISSUE AT THAT AS THE ISSUE COULD HAVE THE FRAME FAIL AND ENTIRE HUB/AXLE/WHEEL ASSEMBLY RIP RIGHT OFF THE VEHICLE. THIS IS ALSO A VERY COMMON ISSUE WITH FORD'S IN GENERAL FROM 02-2005. AS YOU ALREADY KNOW I'M SURE. THIS VEHICLE WAS WELL MAINTAINED AND TAKEN CARE OF AND THE FRAME ISSUE HAS MADE AN OTHERWISE GREAT RUNNING LOW MILEAGE VEHICLE WORTHLESS. NOT TO MENTION HAD THE ISSUE NOT BEEN FOUND VERY DANGEROUS! PLEASE GET THESE DEATH TRAPS OFF THE ROAD!! HAVE PICTURES BUT THE FILES ARE TO LARGE TO SEND. THANKS.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11083350
Consumer Location: VINELAND, NJ
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL. FUEL GAUGE STOPPED WORKING CHANGED THE FUEL PUMP IN THE TANK 2 TIMES STILL DID NOT WORK. CHECKED FOR GROUND CONNECTIONS ALL SEEMED WELL. THE FUEL GAUGE STILL DOES NOT WORK

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11075313
Consumer Location: ROY, WA
VIN: 1FMDU74W85U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN USING THE CRUISE CONTROL AND THE 2005 FORD EXPLORER IS GOING DOWN HILL OR WHEN PRESSING COAST BUTTON, THE 2005 FORD EXPLORER STALL, ENGINE CUTS OUT. STEERING AND BRAKING BECOMES DIFFICULT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

February 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11074582
Consumer Location: PHOENIX, AZ
VIN: 1FMDU73W15U****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS BACKING UP FROM MY DRIVEWAY AND MY CAR ACCELERATED WHEN PUT INTO REVERSE AND IT PEELED OUT AND HAD TO HIT THE BRAKES REALLY HARD.SOMETIMES THE ENGINE SHAKES WHEN GOING FORWARD FOR A FEW SECONDS THEN IT GOES AWAY.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 30, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11065943
Consumer Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM
VIN: 1FMDU73K45Z****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE AT ABOUT 70 MPH, SUNROOF WAS TILTED IN VENT POSITION WHEN MY SUNROOF EXPLODED. GLASS REIGNED DOWN ON ME. I THOUGHT SOMETHING HAD SMASHED THROUGH, BUT I COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING. LOOKS LIKE IT ACTUALLY BLEW OUTWARD IN THE CENTER. IT'S POSSIBLE SOMETHING HIT IT, BUT I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING. IT JUST WAS A LOUD "EXPLOSION" AND THAT WAS IT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11065965
Consumer Location: HEMET, CA
VIN: 1FMZU67K95U****

Summary of Complaint

PANT IS FLANKING OFF ROOF

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11047135
Consumer Location: HOWELL, MI
VIN: 1MZU74K95ZA****

Summary of Complaint

MY EXPLORER TRANSMISSION JUST STOPPED WORKING GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY, ALMOST GOT HIT BY A TRUCK. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM KEPT GOING IN AND OUT. CHECKED WITH A FORD DEALERSHIP THEY SAID IT WAS A COMMON PROBLEM WITH EXPLORERS AND THERE WAS NO RECALL. I CHECKED ONLINE AND THERE WAS OVER 10,000 COMPLAINTS MADE. I AM IN THE MILITARY HAVE 14 COMBAT TOURS, AND COME HOME TO HAVE MY LIFE PUT IN DANGER AGAIN ON SOMETHING THAT YOU ALL KNOW ABOUT. WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STEP IN?

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 31, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11043081
Consumer Location: ROY, WA
VIN: 1FMSU74W85U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE USING CRUISE CONTROL, WHEN THE VEHICLE DECELERATE GOING DOWN HILL THE ENGINE STALLS ALL WARNING LIGHT COMES ON AND ENGINES DIES. THIS HAPPEN ALL THE TIME WHEN I OR WIFE ARE DRIVE WITH OUR FAMILY

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 15, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11035610
Consumer Location: LONG BEACH, CA
VIN: 1FMZU63E05U****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LIGHTS DO NOT WORK. REAR TURN SIGNALS DO NOT WORK. IT IS NOT THE FUSE BECAUSE THE REAR BACK UP LIGHTS WORK AND THE HIGH CENTER BRAKE LIGHT WORKS AND THE REAR LIGHTS TURN ON WHEN I TURN ON THE HEADLIGHTS. JUST WHEN I PRESS THE BRAKES AND TURN SIGNALS (REAR) DO NOT WORK. RESEARCHING ONLINE, LOTS OFF PEOPLE HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE MULTIFUNCTION SWITCH BEING THE CULPRIT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING ENGINE

August 25, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11020712
Consumer Location: LAONA, WI
VIN: 1FMDU73K65U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE AT NIGHT MY VEHICLES DASHBOARD BEGAN TO ACT ERRATIC. THEN THE BATTERY GAUGE RAPIDLY DROPPED INTO THE RED ZONE. WITHIN ABOUT 3 MILES I LOST MY INTERIOR POWER, HEADLIGHTS, TAILLIGHTS, AND SIGNALS INCLUDING MY HAZARD LIGHTS. WHEN LIMPING OFF THE INTERSTATE MY TRUCK HAD LOST ENOUGH POWER TO WHERE IT DIED OUT. ONCE AT THE DEALERSHIP IT WAS FOUND THAT THE ALTERNATOR FRIED OUT CAUSING A SURGE THAT WIPED OUT THE PCM AND UTILITY CLUSTER ALL WITHOUT WARNING.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11020756
Consumer Location: ARVADA, CO
VIN: 1FMDU73K25U****

Summary of Complaint

THE BACK LIFT GATE PANEL CRACKED ON THE BACK OF OUR FORD EXPLORER AND WHEN WE WENT TO SHUT THE LIFT GATE THE WHOLE BACK WINDOW SHATTERED. FORD WON'T REPLACE IT BECAUSE THEY SAY ITS NOT A SAFETY ISSUE AND OUR YEAR OF OUR FORD WAS NOT APART OF THE RECALL OF THESE PANELS BEING CRACKED. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE CRACKS THAT THE BACK WINDOW CAN SHATTER WHEN CLOSING THE LIFT GATE.

Components: STRUCTURE

August 26, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11020618
Consumer Location: ARVADA, CO
VIN: 1FMOU73K25U****

Summary of Complaint

WE HAVE A 2005 FORD EXPLORER AND THE BACK LIFT GATE PANEL WAS CRACKED RIGHT BY THE FORD SYMBOL. WHEN WE WENT TO OPEN THE BACK LIFT GATE AND THE PANEL WHERE IT WAS CRACKED BROKE IN HALF AND SHATTERED THE WHOLE BACK WINDOW AND INJURED US. FORD WANTS TO CHARGE ME $140.00 TO JUST LOOK AT IT. COME ON FORD DO WHAT'S RIGHT! BEWARE IF YOU HAVE A CRACKED PANEL ON YOUR FORD! IT CAN BREAK IN HALF AND THE GLASS CAN SHATTER.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019486
Consumer Location: GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL
VIN: 1FMZU73EX5U****

Summary of Complaint

MY GAUGES GO HAYWIRE THE NEEDLES SHAKE WHILE DRIVING AND WHEN CAR IS OFF NO KEY IN IGNITION. THE LIGHTS FLASH AS WELL. CAR WILL STALL IN TRAFFIC AT A STOP, THE RPM WON'T GO ABOVE 2 EVEN WHEN HWY GOING 60 MPH. MECHANIC SAID IT'S ELECTRICAL, THE DEALER TOOK OUT TOP COUNSEL AS A WORK AROUND FOR THIS ELECTRICAL ISSUE CLAIMING IT WAS NOT A RECALL.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 20, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11019597
Consumer Location: SUN LAKES, AZ
VIN: 1FMZU73K95U****

Summary of Complaint

WE'VE REPLACED THE FUEL SENSOR IN OUR 2005 FORD EXPLORER XLT TWICE IN THE PAST TWO YEARS. WE HAD 68,000 MILES WHEN WE FIRST REPLACED THE FUEL SENSOR. IT IS A COSTLY FIX. NOW, AUGUST 2017, THE FUEL SENSOR IS NOT WORKING AND OUR SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON. THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE BECAUSE WE NEVER KNOW HOW MUCH GAS WE HAVE IN THE TANK. THE GAS GOES UP AND DOWN AND IS NOT RELIABLE. THE COMPUTER NEVER STATES THE CORRECT NUMBER OF MILES TILL EMPLY. I'LL BE DRIVING ALONG AND THE GAUGE GOES DOWN TO EMPTY AND THE COMPUTER STATES -------.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11019251
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, NY
VIN: 1FMZU73E35U****

Summary of Complaint

FUEL GAUGE DROPS TO EMPTY AFTER FILLING THE TANK UP AND STARTING IT. THE FUEL GAUGE REMAINS ON EMPTY. SERVICE ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND STAYS ON. IT IS UNSAFE NOT KNOWING HOW MUCH FUEL IS IN THE TANK BECAUSE YOU COULD RUN OUT OF GAS AT 70+MPH AND CAUSE A CRASH. SEARCHING THE ISSUE ONLINE BROUGHT ME TO HUNDREDS OF 2002-05 FORD EXPLORER OWNERS WITH THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM. FORD MOTORS SHOULD PUT OUT A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE BECAUSE IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 08, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11003870
Consumer Location: NEILLSVILLE, WI
VIN: 1FMDU73K85U****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2005 FORD EXPLORER AND UPON OPENING MY REAR TAILGATE, THE SCREWS ON THE TWO HINGES BROKE FROM THE GLASS. TTHE ONLY THING HOLDING IT HALFWAY UP IS THE HYDRAULIC POWER LIFTERS. GLAD I WAS PARKED AND NOT ON THE HIGHWAY

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 03, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10984578
Consumer Location: GRANTSVILLE, UT
VIN: 1FMZU73K55U****

Summary of Complaint

WE WERE LEAVING OUR SON'S GAME AND WE OPENED THE LIFTGATE TO PUT THINGS AWAY AND WHEN WE SHUT IT THE WINDOW EXPLODED. GLASS WENT EVERYWHERE INCLUDING ON THE THIRD ROW WHERE MY DAUGHTERS ARE GETTING INTO THEIR SEATS. WE TRIED TO FIX IT AND AS THEY WERE PUTTING THE HINGES ON THE NEW WINDOW EXPLODED ALLOVER MY HUSBANDS HEAD.

Components: POWER TRAIN

April 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10978821
Consumer Location: CENTREVILLE, VA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TRANSMISSION JUST FAILED ON THE HIGHWAY. NO FORWARD OR REVERSE GEARS. THE OCCURRENCE OF TRANSMISSION FAILURES FOR THIS VEHICLE IS EXTREMELY HIGH AND WELL DOCUMENTED. THE TRANSMISSION ON THIS VEHICLE IS UNRELIABLE AND UNSAFE BECAUSE OF POOR ENGINEERING. MY FAMILY WAS LUCK TO NOT GET REAR ENDED ON THE HIGHWAY RESULTING IN INJURY OR WORSE.

FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC Sold

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2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC Collision Unknown
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2001 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC Collision Starts
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