by woodinva on Feb 16, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Replaced Good year Tires RTS at 10k ( dealer replace) then again they wore out at 40K .
Tranny replaced at 37K miles.
Shocks replaced at 40K miles
ALl new Front end & ball joints replaced at 40K miles. Bearings replaced at 40k miles.
Got new Michelin LTX M+S at
40K miles now rides like a dream if you ROTATE tires every
by hstafford on Jan 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
1 bought this suv new
and have a lot of problems. always had a slight viberation then at about 70,000 miles the lifteres started rattling. took it to a dealer he said there was a sock in the valve cover which had falling down the cost would would be $300.00. aweek later they called said the timing chain was worn out now $1300.00.left it over a week i finally called them & the said fixted & was idling sitting ,then it broke agan, now we are over $3ooo.oo fixed & i took it home not very long & it stoped right in the middle of the road.in the shop again now the cam on the right side worm out. now price up to nearly $4700.00 fixedworkin ok . transmission went out then $2900.more fords for me.
by wpearson1 on Oct 21, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased my 2004 Sport trac xls new in 2004. After 66,000 plus miles it is still going strong. Replaced tires after 50,000 miles. I have driven through 4 hurricanes to work in 90 plus mile hour winds with no worries about my safety. The truck is paid for and I am sure it will be give me at least another 100,000 miles of transportation. It is a little thirsty at todays gas prices but at least there is no car payment. I have hauled numerous bikes, trees, 25 bags of mulch, lawn mowers, wood, furniture, playsets, without a worry. It is nice to be high up when driving on the highway. I just change the oil and filter per manual and have had no worries.Better than wife's Mercedes in reliability!
by spar07 on Feb 11, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS Rwd 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
My wife bought her truck about 4 years ago.
A little less than
4 months later, the front passenger wheel literally broke off at a speed of approximately 60 mph.
The reason for the problem was due to the wheel bearing freezing up.
The dealer where she bought the truck was surprised that the vehicle did not roll and do some serious damage to life and property.
This winter, just short of 4 years later, the bearing froze up again and was on the brink of breaking once again.
The only conclusion is that there has to be some kind of design or material flaw in the materials used for this model.
The truck has been inspected in attempt to find the problem.
by Excellent Truck on Jan 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4WD 4dr Crew Cab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I love driving this truck, however because of poor fuel economy (17 mpg) cant use for commute. Handles great, only two repairs in 5 years. Traded a Toyota Tacoma when I bought Ford new and this truck is hands down better. It is perfect for our needs.
The interior gets a minor refresh that includes a revised instrument cluster. XLT models now come with additional standard features, while the high-line XLT Premium gets a new monochrome exterior look. The Adrenalin model now features an even more powerful premium audio system. All models get a flexible fuel feature that allows them to run on ethanol-blended fuel, as well as traditional gasoline. Finally, there is no longer a manual transmission option on XLS models.