1st Gen (2001 – 2005) Ford Explorer Sport Trac Problems

The 1st generation of the Explorer Sport Trac has a cumulative PainRank™ of 24.39. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You could do worse (but you could also do better).

Owners of the 2001–2005 Explorer Sport Trac model years have sent in 334 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (35%) followed by the engine (14%) and the body (10%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2001 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 47
2004 51
2003 42
2002 85
2001 109

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