2004 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC VIN: 1FMZU77K94UA89671

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VIN 1FMZU77K94UA89671 Decoding Ford Vin Decoder

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Make

FORD

Manufacturer Name

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, USA

Model

Explorer Sport Trac

Model Year

2004

Plant City

LOUISVILLE

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Louisville

Plant State

KENTUCKY

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

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

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

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

Engine Manufacturer

Ford

Seat Belt Type

Manual

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

2004 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%

2004 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 Not Available

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) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 1FMZU77K94UA89671

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11132434
Consumer Location: MILWAUKEE, WI
VIN: 1FMZU77K94U****

Summary of Complaint

INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTER GAUGES AND ODOMETER DROP TO ZERO AT TIMES WHILE DRIVING, AND I DON'T KNOW MY SPEED AND WELL AS RPM'S. AFRAID THE ENGINE MIGHT SLOW DOWN OR STOP CREATING A POSSIBLE FREEWAY ACCIDENT. ON LINE THERE ARE SEVERAL COMPLAINT ABOUT THIS PROBLEM.

Components: SUSPENSION

March 26, 2007
NHTSA ID Number: 10186400
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMZU77K94U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* - THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC. THERE WAS A VIBRATION IN THE VEHICLE, AND THE VIBRATION INCREASED AS THE SPEED INCREASED. THE FAILURE HAPPENED INTERMITTENTLY, HOWEVER , THE FREQUENCY WAS STARTING TO INCREASE. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 100 MILES. THE DEALER HAD DIAGNOSED THE VEHICLE AS NEEDING NEW TIRES. THE TIRES WERE REPLACED AND THE VIBRATION CONTINUED. THE DEALER THEN DIAGNOSED THE FAILURE AS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT HAS REPAIR INVOICES. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 39,000.*AK

Components: TIRES

April 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413513
Consumer Location: MALABAR, FL
VIN: 1FMZU63KX4U****

Summary of Complaint

MICHELIN CROSSTERRAIN TIRES SUFFERING TREAD SEPARATION. THREE OUT OF FOUR SO FAR. HAD I NOT BEEN PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS PROBLEM IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED ON THE HIGHWAY..

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11407982
Consumer Location: MALABAR, FL
VIN: 1FMZU63KX4U****

Summary of Complaint

TIRES! TIRES! TIRES! AGAIN! A SECOND TIRE HAS SUFFERED TREAD SEPARATION AND FAILED COMPLETELY. WHY CAN'T I GET ANYONE TO TAKE THIS PROBLEM SERIOUSLY?

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

November 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11395422
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMDU74W64U****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE DIES WHEN DRIVING WITH CRUISE CONTROL OPERATING AND HEADING DOWN SLIGHT HILL AT SPEED OF AROUND 35 MPH. CRUISE IS DESIGNED TO MAINTAIN DRIVING SPEED GOING DOWN THE HILL (UP OR DOWN HILL FOR THAT MATTER). THE TACHOMETER INDICATES A SLOWING OF ENGINE RPM. AT HIGHER SPEEDS, THE SLOWING OF RPM DOES NOT FALL TOO LOW. HOWEVER, AT THE SLOWER SPEED AROUND 35MPH, THE RPM DROPS BELOW 500 RPM AND THE ENGINE STALLS. I LOSE POWER STEERING AND BREAKS. I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME STEERING AND BREAKING. THIS IS A SAFETY PROBLEM ON A CURVE OR IF A RED LIGHT IS AHEAD. I CAN'T STEER THE CAR ON THE CURVE. I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STOP THE CAR AT THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AND END UP IN AN INTERSECTION AND BE HIT BY VEHICLES WITH A GREEN LIGHT. I MAY HIT A CAR IN FRONT OF ME THAT HAS STOPPED AT A LIGHT OR STOP SIGN. I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO STOP FOR A PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT THE INTERSECTION (WITH THE LIGHT). I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO AVOID A CHILD ... WHO DARTS INTO THE ROADWAY. THIS IS A PROBLEM FOR MANY OWNERS OF THE 2004 EXPLORER. THERE ARE MANY COMPLAINTS ABOUT IT ON THE WEB. IT IS A PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN NOTED FOR YEARS. I COMPLAINED ABOUT IT TO DEALERS SEVERAL TIMES. DEALERS DISMISSED IT AS NOTHING CAN BE FOUND, REPLICATED OR JUST NOT A PROBLEM. IT IS TIME TO RECALLL THE VEHICLE TO FIX THIS SAFETY PROBLEM. THIS IS AN ONGOING PROBLEM. I TRY TO AVOID USING CRUISE CONTROL CONTROL AT THE 35MPH RANGE. IT SEEMS OK AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. THE LAST OF MANY INSTANCES WAS IN NOVEMBER 2020. THE PROBLEM FIRST HAPPENED WHEN THERE ABOUT 30,000 MILES ON THE CAR.

Components: TIRES

January 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11389077
Consumer Location: MALABAR, FL
VIN: 1FMZU63KX4U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING HOME FROM WORK LAST WEEK I NOTICED A SLIGHT 'BUMPING' FEEL LIKE AN UNBALANCED TIRE, SO I TOOK A LOOK WHEN I GOT TO MY DRIVEWAY BUT FOUND NOTHING. THE NEXT DAY ON MY WAY TO WORK THE "BUMPING' WAS MUCH WORSE SO I STOPPED TO CHECK AND FOUND A LARGE BULGE ON THE TREAD OF THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE. AFTER SLOWLY RETURNING HOME I REMOVED IT AND SET IT ASIDE. A FEW HOURS LATER THE THREADS WERE SEPARATING BADLY SO I LET THE AIR OUT BEFORE IT BLEW APART. I ORDERED A REPLACEMENT TIRE (DIFFERENT BRAND) BUT I'VE STILL GOT THREE MORE OF THESE ON THE VEHICLE .THEY HAVE 36K MILES ON THEM AND A 60K WARRANTY WITH ONLY MODEST THREAD WEAR BUT I STILL CHECK THEM EVERY DAY. I DON'T FEEL SAFE.*DT CONSUMER STATED HE STILL HAS A DEFECTIVE TIRE.*JB

Components: AIR BAGS

July 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11337948
Consumer Location: ANDERSON, SC
VIN: 1FMDU64K04U****

Summary of Complaint

THIS PAST WEEKEND I WAS DRIVING AN 04 FORD EXPLORER WHEN BOTH SIDE AIRBAGS SPONTANEOUSLY DEPLOYED. I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT. I WAS DRIVING DOWN A TWO-LANE ROAD AT LESS THAN 35 MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. I WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER BUT NOT BEFORE SUSTAINING AN INJURY TO MY EAR AND NOT BEFORE THE PASSENGER SUSTAINED AN INJURY TO HER RIGHT ARM. I REPORTED THIS TO FORD, WHICH ADVISED TO CARRY THE VEHICLE TO A DEALERSHIP. TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP, WHERE THE SERVICE MANAGER WAS UNCONCERNED WITH THE FACT THAT THE AIRBAGS SPONTANEOUSLY DEPLOYED. HE LOOKED AT THE VEHICLE FOR TWO DAYS ONLY TO REPORT HE WAS NOT AWARE OF WHY THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED AND STATED THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT. I REPEAT, I WAS NOT IN AN ACCIDENT AND THE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED WHILE DRIVING. THIS IS OF COURSE QUITE CONCERNING TO ME BUT FORD DOES NOT SEEM TO CARE. PLEASE FOLLOW-UP ON THE SAFETY OF FORD'S VEHICLES.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11299314
Consumer Location: KILAUEA, HI
VIN: 1FMZU77K14U****

Summary of Complaint

THE BODY OF MY 2004 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC XLT HAS RIVETS ON THE TOP OF THE ROOF THAT HOLD WATER. INSTEAD OF BEING A FLAT SURFACE WHERE RAIN CAN NATURALLY FALL OFF THE TOP OF THE ROOF IT SITS IN THESE RIVETS AND ACCUMULATES RUST. THIS LEADS TO A LOT MORE PROBLEMS.

Components: WHEELS

May 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11286314
Consumer Location: HADDAM, CT
VIN: 1FMDU74W04U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD EXPLORER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE WHEEL STUDS DETACHED ON MULTIPLE TIRES WHILE DRIVING. THE FAILURE RECURRED THREE TIMES ON MULTIPLE WHEELS ON DIFFERENT OCCASIONS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN ONCE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE STUDS WERE REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE CONTINUED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT SHE REPLACED MULTIPLE STUDS HERSELF. THE MANUFACTURER AND DEALER WERE NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 120,000.

Components: SEAT BELTS

January 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11267598
Consumer Location: HUBERT, NC
VIN: 1FMVU77KX4U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER SEAT BELTS FAILED TO RETRACT AND LOCK IN POSITION. THE CONTACT CALLED SANDERS FORD (LOCATED AT 1006 W CORBRELT AVE, SWANSBORO, NC 28584, 910-326-1801) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE SEAT BELTS WERE NO LONGER COVERED UNDER WARRANTY; THEREFORE, THE CONTACT WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DIAGNOSTIC AND REPAIR COST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000. THE VIN WAS INVALID.

Components: SEAT BELTS

September 11, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11267608
Consumer Location: HUBERT, NC
VIN: 1FMZU77KX4U****

Summary of Complaint

SEATBELT MECHANISM FOR DRIVER SIDE AND PASSENGER SIDE IS INOPERABLE. IT DOESN'T LOCK AFTER YOU PUT YOUR SEATBELT ON. THE MECHANISM YOU PUT THE SEATBELT BUCKLE IN IS GOOD BUT AFTER THAT THE LOCK MECHANISM FOR THE BELT TO RETRACT ISN'T WORKING PROPERLY. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE DRIVING OR PARKED.

Components: SEATS

October 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11267173
Consumer Location: LEMON GROVE, CA
VIN: 1FMZU67K14U****

Summary of Complaint

DURING NORMAL USE, USUALLY WHEN IN MOTION BUT FREQUENTLY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS NOT IN MOTION, THE DRIVERS SEAT SUDDENLY FLOPS BACKWARDS TO THE RECLINE POSITION. THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE SINCE THE TRUCK WAS ABOUT THREE YEARS OLD. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER ONE TIME BUT THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAVE TO KEEP THE TRUCK; THAT DIDNT WORK FOR ME BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE NO TRANSPORTATION AND I ALWAYS HAVE TO GO TO WORK, THEN AND NOW. I SAW A RECALL ON THE 2010 FOR THIS AND FIGURED I WOULD LET YOU KNOW IT WAS FOR A LOT LONGER THAN THAT. IT MIGHT HELP EXPLAIN SOME DEAD PEOPLE IN SPORT TRACS. I CERTAINLY HAD SOME ANXIOUS MOMENTS AT TIMES IN THE 15 YEARS WITH MY TRUCK..IVE TRIED TO FIX IT SEVERAL TIMES WITH NO REAL SUCCESS, A NEW SEAT IS EXPENSIVE, USED SEATS ARE GOING TO DO THE SAME THING BUT SINCE MY SEAT HAS ALSO COLLAPSED I GUESS I NEED TO REPLACE IT.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11265739
Consumer Location: SAINT JOHNS, FL
VIN: 1FMDU74W74U****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS MOVING AT A SLOW RATE OF SPEED (APPROX 5-10 MPH) ON A BUMPY ROAD. THE DRIVER WAS LOOKING FOR A PARKING SPACE. THE SIDE AIRBAGS DEPLOYED. THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS NO COLLISION OR REASON FOR THE AIRBAGS TO DEPLOY AND THEREFORE THEY WILL NOT COVER THE DAMAGE.

Components: POWER TRAIN

September 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11258464
Consumer Location: OAKLAND, CA
VIN: 1FMZU63K94U****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2004 FORD EXPLORER HAS RECENTLY AND QUICKLY BEGAN SHIFTING VERY BADLY. I ALWAYS COME TO A COMPLETE STOP AND SHIFT INTO NEUTRAL BEFORE SHIFTING INTO REVERSE OR DRIVE BECAUSE WHEN SHIFTING INTO REVERSE FROM P OR D, IT ALWAYS TAKES A WHILE, THEN CLUNKS AGGRESSIVELY INTO PLACE. WHILE DRIVING SOMETIMES DOWNSHIFTING WILL ALSO CLUNK INTO PLACE. THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN REPORTED BY COUNTLESS OTHER DRIVERS AND HAS CAUSED MANY POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. FROM ACCELERATING SLOWLY THEN BANGING GEARS AND TAKING OFF, TO STUTTERING WHILE TRYING TO ACCELERATE, OR EVEN SWITCHING INTO REVERSE WHILE PARKING, AND HAVING THE CAR TRY TO JUMP BACK A FEW INCHES IS ONLY A FEW ISSUES THIS PROBLEM HAS CAUSED MYSELF AND COUNTLESS OTHERS. PEOPLE ARE REPLACING TRANSMISSIONS LEFT AND RIGHT TO NO AVAIL, ONLY A FEW 10 THOUSAND MILES AFTER INSTALLING NEW TRANSMISSIONS, THEIR CAR STARTS TO EXPERIENCE THE SAME ISSUES AS BEFORE. AT LOW SPEEDS AND IN PARKING LOTS THIS BECOMES A GAME OF LUCK AS YOU ACCELERATE MORE THAN NECESSARY TO TRY TO GET GOING, THEN STOPPING AND WAITING A FEW SECONDS WHILE YOU SHIFT TO NEUTRAL BEFORE SHIFTING TO REVERSE AS FEAR OF IT BANGING INTO GEAR AS YOU TRY TO MANEUVER YOUR CAR AROUND PEOPLE AND OTHER PARKED CARS BECOMES A MORE DANGEROUS TASK THAN IT SHOULD BE. IN SUM, WHILE STATIONARY, SLOW SPEED, OR JUST CRUISING, THE TRANSMISSION WHILE SHIFTING GEARS, OR SHIFTING INTO REVERSE/DRIVE, SOMETIMES WANTS TO BANG INTO GEAR OR LOSE POWER, OR DELAY SHIFTING ONLY TO BANG INTO GEAR MOMENTS LATER. SOME ISSUES WHEN TAKING CARS INTO REPAIR IS FINDING METAL TRANSMISSION SHAVINGS WHERE THEY SHOULDNT BE! FINALLY, THE EXCESSIVE BANGING CAN ALSO DAMAGE THE ENGINE OVER TIME IN ADDITION TO THE TRANSMISSION. PLEASE REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO GET A BETTER IDEA OF THE ISSUES: HTTPS://WWW.CARCOMPLAINTS.COM/FORD/EXPLORER/2004/TRANSMISSION/TRANSMISSION_SLIPPING_SHIFTS_HARD.SHTML THANKYOU

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11245234
Consumer Location: RIVERDALE, IL
VIN: 1FMZU73K14Z****

Summary of Complaint

THE IGNITION KEYS LOSES THE PROGRAM AND I CONSTANTLY HAVE TO HAVE NOTH REPROGRAMED. I WAS TOLD THIS WAS A RECALL THAT FORD KNOWS ABOUT. THE CAUSE THE CAR INABILITY TO START

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EXTERIOR LIGHTING STRUCTURE

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11233554
Consumer Location: MILLER PLACE, NY
VIN: 1FMZU74W84Z****

Summary of Complaint

PLASTICE PARTS ARE DETERIORATING, DESOLVING IN FRONT INSIDE DRIVE SUN VISOR-LIGHTED VISOR BROKE OFF; CENTERL REAR A/C AND HEAT MOON ROOF LIGHT CONSOLE FALLS OFF-PLASTICE CLIPS DESOLVED AND WILL NOT FASTEN INTO ROOF ASSEMBLY, CAUSING BLOCKED EYESIGHT AND AT TIME ON RIGHT TURN HITTING HEAD OR EYES . THIS IS UNSAFE AND FORD MOTOR KNOWS OF COMPLAINST. PART ARE NOT AVAILBLE. THIS IS A HIGHWAY SAFETY ISSUE. THE MODEL WAS THE EDDIE BAUER TOP OF THE LINE $40,,835 CAR FMV $5000 ONLY 54000 MILES PRI LEVEL CODE 450240U74 SHIP WGT 4357

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 20, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11228959
Consumer Location: JASPER, TX
VIN: 1FMFU17L14L****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD EXPEDITION. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND EMERGENCY FLASHERS FAILED TO OPERATE PROPERLY. THIS WAS A DISTRACTION TO THE CONTACT'S DRIVING BECAUSE HE COULD NOT NOTIFY OTHER DRIVERS OF THE VEHICLE'S MOVEMENTS. THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THEY DID NOT HAVE TIME TO DIAGNOSE THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT CALLED A FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE LINE, BUT THEY DID NOT ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 264,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION POWER TRAIN

August 24, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11221524
Consumer Location: UNIONTOWN, OH
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

MY STEERING COLUMN BROKE RIGHT OFF! TRYING TO PUT IT IN DRIVE @99,735 MI. HAD TO TOW IT TO SHOP, AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN. I SEE OTHER PEOPLE HAD THIS SAME PROBLEM. THERE SHOULD BE A RECALL FOR THIS!!! I ALSO HAD TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION @ 103,000 MILES IT WOULD SKIP 3RD GEAR. SEEMS EVERYONE ELSE HAS TO REPLACE THE TRANSMISSION. ALSO BACK BEARINGS!! WHAT A DISGRACE. RECALL THIS DISGRACEFUL WORKMANSHIP! NO HONOR!

Components: STEERING AIR BAGS TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM

March 09, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11187003
Consumer Location: BURLINGTON, WI
VIN: 1FMZU67K94U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC. WHILE DRIVING 40 MPH IN INCLEMENT WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS, THERE WAS A LOSS OF TRACTION AND STEERING ABILITY. THE VEHICLE SPUN OUT OF CONTROL, ROLLED OVER AT LEAST FIVE TIMES, AND CRASHED INTO A DITCH. THE SEAT BELT RESTRAINED THE DRIVER; HOWEVER, THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED EXTENSIVE BRUISING ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BODY, WHICH REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. MILLER MOTOR SALES INC (1196 MILWAUKEE AVE, BURLINGTON, WI 53105, (888) 449-0974) WAS NOTIFIED. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED AND TOWED TO A YARD BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 204,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11174673
Consumer Location: BERKELEY, IL
VIN: 1FMZU73KO4Z****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS GETTING STUFF OUT OF MY BACK SEAT AND MY REAR WINDOW JUST BLEW OUT SHATTERING GLASS ALL OVER .THE BOTTOM PIECE THAT SECURES THE GLASS TO THE DOOR WARPRED ABOUT 6 INCHED ON EACH SIDE EXPLODING THE GLASS

Components: STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 06, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11174477
Consumer Location: CHESTERFIELD, SC
VIN: 1FMZU63W74U****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE CRACKS IN THE PLASTIC ON THE OUTSIDE OF MY LIFT GATE . EACH TIME I USE THE HANDLE TO LIFT THE CRACKS BECOME WORSE. THERE ARE SEVERAL POSTS ONLINE ASKING ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM. EVERY ONE I SEE IN A PARKING LOT OR ON THE ROAD HAS THE SAME PROBLEM. FORD REPORTS THAT IT AFFECTS 1997-2007 EXPLORERS. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HASN'T BEEN ADDRESSED. I CALLED FORD AND THEY REFERRED ME TO YOUR ORGANIZATION. SOME OF THESE CRACKS I HAVE SEEN REACH TO THE BACK WINDOW WHICH I BELIEVE WOULD BE A SAFETY HAZARD.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 23, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11170037
Consumer Location: SIMI VALLEY, CA
VIN: 1FMZU63W54Z****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNED A 2004 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE THE CONTACT'S SON WAS DRIVING 40 MPH, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AND STRUCK A TREE, A LIGHT POST, AND AN ELECTRICAL BOX. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THE CONTACT'S SON WAS NOT INJURED. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A TOW YARD. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER TO BE DIAGNOSED AND WAS DEEMED A TOTAL LOSS BY THE TOW COMPANY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 291,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11163755
Consumer Location: WAIPAHU, HI
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE DRIVING AND ATTEMPTING TO SHIFT GEARS, THE CONTACT'S SON PULLED TOO HARD AND FRACTURED THE GEAR SHIFTER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE GEAR SHIFTER WAS CURRENTLY TOO LOOSE AND WOULD NOT SHIFT INTO ANY GEAR. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE AND VIN WERE UNKNOWN.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11150300
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2004 FORD EXPLORER. WHILE REVERSING, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE ACCELERATED ON ITS OWN AND CRASHED INTO A CHEVROLET COBALT. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, BUT THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DIAGNOSED. THE LOCAL DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES, RESULTING IN THE CONTACT CRASHING INTO A TREE AND OTHER UNKNOWN VEHICLES. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. THERE WERE NO INJURIES. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 175,000. THE VIN WAS UNKNOWN. *TT VIN IS NOT VALID *JB

Components: SEAT BELTS

November 03, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11145262
Consumer Location: BREMEN, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE DRIVERS SEAT BELT HAS COME UNLOCKED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS. IT HAS HAPPENED SO MANY TIMES I TUG HARD EVERY TIME I BUCKLE UP TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLICKED AND IT HAS UNLOCKED WHILE DRIVING EVEN THOUGH I DOUBLE CHECK IT.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

June 01, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11141637
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMDU74W34Z****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE FAILURE, FRONT WHEEL BRAKE HOSE (BURST/FAILED), 3X IN ONE YEAR INCLUDING FAILURE OF NEW PARTS INSTALLED BY FORD. THIS RESULTED IN TOTAL LACK OF BRAKES, IN ONCE CASE WHILE TRAVELING ON I287 AT HIGH SPEED! THIS WAS IN 20011/2012 BEFORE WE TRADED CAR IN. FORD INSISTED THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH THE PART. THE CAR HAD ABOUT 100,000 MILES ON IT, WAS 6-7 YEARS OLD. I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS TYPE OF FAILURE ON ANY OTHER CAR I OWNED INCLUDING MANY THAT WERE MUCH OLDER AND HAD MANY MORE MILES ... LET ALONE 3X ON THE SAME VEHICLE! THIS REALLY MUST BE A DEFECTIVE PART!!! AN THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE ONGOING WITH NEWER MODELS OF THE FORD EXPLORER AS WELL?

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11118597
Consumer Location: TUALATIN, OR
VIN: 1FMZU73K74U****

Summary of Complaint

I AM HAVING ELECTRONICA ISSUES WITH MY 2004 FORD EXPLORER, THAT CONTROL LIGHTING AND SPEED OF MY VEHICLE. ALSO THE LEFT SIGNAL ARM THAT CONTROLS HIGH BEAMS, AND LIGHTING SNAPPED OFF WHILE I WAS ON THE FREEWAY ON AUGUST 5TH, 2018. THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM STARTED IN JUNE 2018.

Components: AIR BAGS

July 11, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11112065
Consumer Location: HUNTINGTOWN, MD
VIN: 1FMDU74K84U****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I WAS DRIVING ABOUT 5 MILES PER HOUR WHEN THE SIDE AIR BAGS DEPLOY ON THERE OWN MAKING A BIG BLAST WITHOUT BEEN INVOLVING IN ACCIDENT I DON'T KNOW WATT CAUSE THE AIR BAGS TO DEPLOY THIS COULD BEEN A BIG ACCIDENT IF I WAS DRIVING ON THE MAIN HIGHWAY AT NORMAL SPEED RESULTING IN POSSIBLE DEATH

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

May 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11099163
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: 1FMZU64W34U****

Summary of Complaint

IN 2004 FORD EXPLORER WITH V8, THE CRUISE CONTROL TURNS OFF ENGINE WHEN TRAVELING 35~45 MPH AND GOING DOWN A HILL OR DECLINE. THIS AFFECTS POWER STEERING AND BRAKES MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL AND SLOW DOWN THE VEHICLE. THIS HAS HAPPENED REPEATEDLY FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS, SO I AM USED TO THIS DEFECT. MY WORKAROUND IS TO PUT THE VEHICLE IN NEUTRAL AND RESTART THE VEHICLE AND THEN CONTINUE.

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

January 10, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11097563
Consumer Location: HEPHZIBAH, GA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

I GET A STRONG SMELL OF ROTTEN EGGS WHEN DRIVING. IT ONLY HAPPENS WHEN I DRIVE FOR A LONG TIME. MY BACK HATCH IS CRACKING IN 3 OR MORE SPOTS I AM AFRAID THAT IT WILL PROBABLY FALL OFF AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO SOMEONE DRIVING BEHIND ME.

Components: AIR BAGS

March 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11081189
Consumer Location: FOUR OAKS, NC
VIN: 1FMZU73K04U****

Summary of Complaint

TAKATA RECALL I HAD AN ACCIDENT ON HWY 701, I WENT OFF THE ROAD AND HIT A CEMENT CULVERT GOING 45MPH AND MY DRIVER SIDE AIRBAG DIDN'T DEPLOY I SUFFERED 2 SPINAL FRACTURES.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11062592
Consumer Location: GLENVILLE, NY
VIN: 1FMZU74W64U****

Summary of Complaint

REAR GLASS LIFTGATE HINGE BROKE CAUSING GLASS TO FALL OUT OF POSITION. VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY AND LIFTGATE GLASS WAS BEING OPENED WHEN THE HINGE FAILED. THIS IS THE SECOND FORD EXPLORER THIS HAPPENED TO. THE FIRST ONE WAS A 2006 FORD EXPLORER.

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11057243
Consumer Location: WOODRUFF, SC
VIN: 1FMZU73K44Z****

Summary of Complaint

WELL WE JUST BOUGHT THIS EXPLORER AND JUST AS I HAVE READ FROM OTHERS ON THIS WEBSITE OUR EXPLORER IS DOING SIMILAR THINGS. SUCH AS SHIFTING IN REVERSE TAKES 3-7 SECONDS TO TAKE HOLD, GOING UP THE MOUNTAINS THE SUV HAD MAJOR KICKBACKS AND JERKS. I HAVE NOT TAKEN TO DEALERSHIP AS OF NOW. WILL MAKE AN APT. AND PUT RESULTS LATER.

Components: STEERING POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

June 17, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11048123
Consumer Location: BLAIRSVILLE, PA
VIN: 1FMZU73E74U****

Summary of Complaint

ALL FOUR SEALS WHERE LEAKING INCLUDING PINION SEALS. CLUNKING NOISE 40 TO 50MPH WHEN YOU LET GO OF THE GAS ,HOLDS BACK,HEATER GAUGE+MPH GAUGE DON'T WORK MOST.OF THE TIME.PAINT CHIPPING AWAY ALL OVER.REPLACED ALL SEALS 5 TIMES +YOKE CVHALF SHAFT. REPLACED FRONT DIFFERENTIAL STILL MAKING THE NOISE.POOR LIGHTING AT NIGHT.IT HAS A MISS FIRE GAVE IT A TUNEUP AND STILL IS DOING IT. RADIO VOLUME WON'T TURN DOWN IT GOES LOUDER WHEN TURNING DOWN.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 02, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11046647
Consumer Location: SIOUX FALLS, SD
VIN: 1FMDU74K84Z****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE LIGHTS CAME ON BY THEMSELVES, BOTH WHILE DRIVING AND AT A STANDSTILL. I COULD PULL THE ON THE BRAKE PEDDLE BUT WHEN I SHUT THE DOOR THE BRAKE LIGHTS WOULD COME ON. WHEN DRIVING IT MUST HAVE BEEN CONFUSING TO PEOPLE BEHIND ME THINKING I KEPT APPLYING THE BRAKES. I TOOK IT TO A SHOP TO HAVE THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH REPLACE AND FOUND THAT THERE WASN'T A REPLACEMENT SWITCH AVAILABLE AND A DIFFERENT ONE HD TO BE WIRED IN AT THE COST OF OVER $180.00.

Components: POWER TRAIN VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

August 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11020494
Consumer Location: CANNELTON, IN
VIN: 1FMZU63K64Z****

Summary of Complaint

IT SLIPPES AND WON'T JUST TAKE OFF SOME TAKE OFFBUT THE SUV SITS AND WHEN IT DOES TAKEBODF YOU HAVE TO LET YOUR FOOT UP OFF THE GAS TO GET IT TO SHIFT

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 28, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11014034
Consumer Location: FENTON, MO
VIN: 1FMZU74WX4U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE EXPLORER WAS BOUGHT USED IN 2015 THE CRACKS THAT ARE COMMON IN THE GLASS LIFT GATE COVER PANEL DID NOT EXIST. WE PURPOSELY DID NOT OPEN THE GLASS PART OF THE LIFT GATE TO AVOID CRACKING IT. EVENTUALLY IT CRACKED ON ITS OWN JUST FROM OPENING THE FULL TAILGATE. THEN RECENTLY THE LIFT GATE LATCH KEEPER BOLTS/STUDS RUSTED TO THE POINT OF FAILURE BEHIND THE CRACKED PANEL AND THE GLASS LIFT GATE RELEASED ON ITS OWN. LUCKILY THE EXPLORER WAS PARKED. HOWEVER, THE INTERIOR LIGHTS CAME ON AS A RESULT. THIS DRAINED MY BATTERY IN THIS SUMMER'S HEAT. I HAD TO PURCHASE A NEW BATTERY. TO AVOID THIS BATTERY ISSUE FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, I RIGGED THE LIFT GATE LATCH WITH ZIP TIES THROUGH THE HOLES TO TEMPORARILY HOLD THE LIFT GATE SHUT. IT WON'T HOLD LONG LIKE THIS SO I NEED TO FIX THE ATTACHMENT PARTS THAT RUSTED BEHIND THE GLASS AND THEN THE COLORED COVER PANEL THAT IS NOW BADLY CRACKED, THE CRACKING OF THIS VERY POORLY DESIGNED AND POOR CHOICE OF MATERIAL BODY PART LET WATER GET BEHIND IT AND HOLD THERE AFTER IT CRACKED LIKE VIRTUALLY ALL THOSE ON OTHER EXPLORERS. THIS TRAPPED WATER CAUSED RUST OF THE LATCH ATTACHMENT STUDS BEHIND IT. FORD'S ISSUANCE OF VSB'S ABOUT THIS ISSUE ARE PROOF THEY WERE FULLY AWARE OF THERE BAD MATERIAL CHOICE FOR THIS PANEL AND I FEEL THEY SHOULD STILL BE ON THE HOOK TO REPAIR AND REPLACE PARTS DESPITE FAILURE OCCURRING AFTER THE VEHICLES WARRANTY EXPIRATION, BASED ON SUCH A POORLY DESIGNED AND WIDESPREAD TAILGATE ISSUE THAT IS LATER IN THE VEHICLE'S LIFE A SAFETY ISSUE, SINCE THE GLASS LIFT GATE CAN OPEN UPON LATCH ATTACHMENT BOLT FAILURE, DUE TO RUST.

Components: AIR BAGS ENGINE

July 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11006315
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 1FMZU73K64U****

Summary of Complaint

2004 FORD EXPLORER TRAVELING 40-45MPH ON A RURAL ROAD. DRIVER LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE AT A "S" CURVE AND HIT AN UTILITY POLE WITH THE FRONT END. THE POLE WAS SNAPPED IN HALF. AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. DRIVER WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE VEHICLE. 35 LB DOG WAS ON THE PASSENGER SEAT. DRIVER WAS WEARING A SEAT BELT. DRIVER HIT HIS CHEST ON THE STEERING WHEEL BRUISING HIS LUNG. DRIVER ALSO HIT HIS HEAD ON THE WINDSHIELD CAUSING A LACERATION (APPROXIMATELY 1.5") DOWN TO HIS SKULL. DRIVER WAS TRANSFERRED VIA AMBULANCE TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL AND ADMITTED FOR 48 HOURS. THE CANINE BROKE HER BACK AND HAD TO BE PUT DOWN THE FOLLOWING DAY.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11003953
Consumer Location: DUNBAR, PA
VIN: 1FMZU72K34Z****

Summary of Complaint

BOUGHT A 2004 FORD EXPLORER IN MARCH 22, 2017 FROM LBSI AUTOMOTIVE. SEEN A CRACK IN REAR PANEL, DIDN'T THINK MUCH OF IT. ON JULY 9 2017 WENT TO OPEN LIFT GATE AT WALMART AND HINGE BUSTED AND WINDOW SHATTERED ON ME AND MY HUSBAND HIT MY FACE GLASS ALL OVER ME, CUT MY HUSBAND IN FEW PLACES, . LOOKING ONLINE TO REPLACE IT AND SEEN THAT THE CRACK IN REAR PANEL WAS CAUSING PROBLEMS. I HAD A 3 MONTH OLD SON IN BACK SEAT AND THANK GOD IT DIDN'T GET ON HIM. MY OPINION THE DEALER SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE OF THIS AND TOLD US.

Components: SEAT BELTS STRUCTURE

December 28, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11003654
Consumer Location: HEPHZIBAH, GA
VIN: 1FMZU62K84U****

Summary of Complaint

THE LIFT GATE ON MY TRUCK IS CRACKING AND GETTING WORSE. TWO OF MY SEATBELTS ARE HARD TO GET OUT OF THE RETRACTOR AND THEY ARE SO TIGHT THAT THEY ARE UNCOMFORTABLE TO THE WEARER.

FORD EXPLORER SPORT TRAC Sold

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