Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2003 Explorer Sport Trac are official communications between Ford & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

    STEERING

    • TSB #0427

      Date Announced:
      OCT 07, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10018061

      STEERING SHUDDER DURING LOW SPEED MANEUVERS - 4.0L ENGINE. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #031912

      Date Announced:
      FEB 09, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007369

      STEERING SHUDDER FELT WHEN TURNING, DRIVING AT SLOW SPEEDS OR AT STOP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17254

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004908

      CLICKING/POPPING NOISE FROM UPPER STEERING COLUMN AREA WHEN TURNING. 2004 E SERIES AND EXPLORER SPORT TRAC ALSO INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #031912

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004041

      STEERING WHEEL SHUDDER DURING LOW SPEED TURNING MANEUVERS. 2004 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION

    • TSB #17200

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004070

      VIBRATION WHEN DRIVING 35-75 MPH. 2004 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT

    • TSB #042419

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014096

      REVISED PROCEDURE FOR ADJUSTING ALIGNMENT ON ALL SUSPENSIONS - NEW RIGHT HAND UPPER CONTROL ARM DESIGN FOR TORSION BAR FRONT SUSPENSIONS. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:FRONT:STABILIZER BAR

    • TSB #16395

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008328

      SQUEAK NOISE FROM THE REAR STABILIZER BAR LINK. *MJ Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR

    • TSB #04213

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013365

      SQUEAKING NOISE FROM REAR SWAY BAR LINK. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16735

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002643

      VARIOUS NOISE ISSUES FROM THE REAR LEAF SPRINGS WHILE DRIVING. *TT Read More »

    SUSPENSION:REAR:SPRINGS:LEAF SPRING ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #17777

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008552

      REAR LEAF SPRING NOISE. *TT Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

    • TSB #17166

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004059

      SQUEALING NOISE FROM THE FRONT BRAKES WHEN APPLIED. 2004 SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16879

      Date Announced:
      JUN 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002597

      SQUEALING NOISE FROM THE FRONT BRAKES WHEN THE BRAKES ARE APPLIED. THE NOISE USUALLY OCCURS WITH LIGHT BRAKE PEDAL PRESSURE AND GOES AWAY WITH MORE PRESSURE. 2004 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR

    • TSB #16415

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008344

      REAR BRAKE ROTOR RUBS ON BACKING PLATE / CONTACT REQUEST. *MJ Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

    • TSB #16437

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008359

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1233 & C1234 - REPLACE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM EUC. *MJ Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #041910

      Date Announced:
      OCT 04, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010719

      OIL LEAK FROM OIL FILTER ADAPTER - 4.0L SOHC ENGINE BUILT BEFORE 4/1/2004. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17544

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008115

      GENERATOR NOISE IN COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES. *MJ Read More »

    • TSB #17376

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008189

      LACKS POWER/RUNS ROUGH/BLACK SMOKE CONDITION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17378

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008190

      INTERMITTENT ENGINE DRIVEABILITY ISSUES. VEHCLES WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION BUILT BETWEEN 03/04/2002 AND 12/01/2002. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17379

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008191

      ROUGH IDLE, HESITATION ON COLD ENGINE TIP-IN AND/OR HESITATION DURING A 5-3 DOWNSHIFT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17167

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004060

      MULTIPLE VEHICLES WITH 3.0L OR 4.0L ENGINES LACKS POWER/RUNS ROUGH/BLACK SMOKE. 2004 SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17055

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003165

      LACKS POWER / BLACK SMOKE / RUNS ROUGH, USUALLY WITH NO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON OR DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16810

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002675

      ROUGH IDLE AND/OR CHECK ENGINE LAMP DUE TO CLOSURE HOSE WHICH BECOMES LOOSE OR DISCONNECTED AT THE RIGHT HAND CAM COVER. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0335

      Date Announced:
      FEB 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002482

      IDLE AIR CONTROL (IAC) VALVE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16610

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002495

      NO START, NO COMMUNICATION WITH POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) USING WDS/NGS OR A MISS/BUCK/JERK WHILE DRIVING. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #870197

      Date Announced:
      OCT 22, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10000592

      INCORRECTLY INSTALLED GEAR DRIVEN CAMSHAFT POSITION (CMP) SENSOR SYNCHRONIZER ASSEMBLIES CAUSING SURGE, LOST OF POWER, MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON AND DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P1336, P1309 AND P0340. Read More »

    • TSB #16339

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013084

      FAST IDLE STRATEGY TO PREVENT SPARK PLUG FOULING. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSES/LINES/PIPING/FITTINGS

    • TSB #17198

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004069

      WEAR-THROUGH CONDITION ON THE ABRASION SLEEVE OF THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE NEAR THE AIR CONDITIONING ACCUMULATOR OR TRANSMISSION FLUID DIPSTICK. *TT Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:EMISSION CONTROL

    • TSB #0305

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007144

      EMISSIONS RECALL 03E05: EVAPORATIVE EMISSIONS CANISTER FRESH AIR INLET HOSE CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT.*MR Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #16761

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002653

      SLOW FUEL FILL CONDITION ON CERTAIN VEHICLES BUILT AFTER 3/3/02. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER

    • TSB #18719

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017860

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP COMING ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0171, P0172, P0174 AND/OR P0175 (FUEL SYSTEM TOO RICH OR LEAN). *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0398

      Date Announced:
      MAY 12, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002780

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATION WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457, P1442 OR CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0457. *TT Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

    • TSB #16623

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002501

      EXCESSIVE FUEL GAUGE FLUCTUATION WHILE DRIVING (QSF). *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #17172

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004065

      VIBRATION/MOAN CONDITION WHILE DRIVING AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS (75-80 MPH) ON 4X4 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 4.10 AXLE RATIO. 2004 SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT *MJ Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #02222

      Date Announced:
      NOV 11, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008305

      NOISE-GEAR WHINE NOISE IN 1ST AND 2ND GEAR ONLY-VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 5R55E TRANSMISSION AND 4.0L ENGINE ONLY. *MJ Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    • TSB #042107

      Date Announced:
      DEC 13, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014086

      GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #04217

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013369

      GENERAL POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16396

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008329

      NO START/NO COMMUNICATION-CONTACT REQUEST. *MJ Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

    • TSB #03148

      Date Announced:
      JUL 21, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003748

      NEW TRANSMISSION COOLER FLUSHER - SERVICE TIPS. 2003 ESCORT AND SUPER DUTY F SERIES INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)

    • TSB #041810

      Date Announced:
      JAN 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10013112

      4X4 NOT ENGAGING OR INTERMITTENT 4X4 ENGAGEMENT - VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 4/1/2004. *TT Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #030508

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10017891

      FRONT AXLE LEAKS FLUID FROM VENT TUBE - VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4X4 OR AWD. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17291

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004933

      SCRAPING NOISE FROM THE RIGHT REAR AXLE AREA USUALLY WHILE TURNING LEFT. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #0358

      Date Announced:
      MAR 17, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10001922

      FLUID MAY LEAK OUT OF THE FRONT AXLE VENT TUBE. *TT *JB Read More »

    • TSB #0186

      Date Announced:
      APR 30, 2001
      NHTSA ID:
      #619276

      ON SOME VEHICLES, INCLUDING SPORT AND SPORT TRAC, THE FRONT AXLE LEAKS FLUID FROM THE VENT TUBE. *TT Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #03203

      Date Announced:
      OCT 13, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004886

      MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTCS) P0442, P0455, P0456, P0457 OR P1442 OR A CHECK FUEL CAP LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH DTC P0457 FOR THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION SYSTEM. Read More »

    • TSB #03181

      Date Announced:
      SEP 15, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004027

      REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - SERVICE TIPS. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16437

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008359

      DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1233 & C1234 - REPLACE ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM EUC. *MJ Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR

    • TSB #17280

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004924

      GENERATOR WHISTLE/HOOT NOISE IN COLD AMBIENT TEMPERATURES. *TT Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

    • TSB #02176

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008580

      LAMP-BRAKE-INVADVERTENT DISABLING OF BRAKE SHIFT INTERLOCK. *MJ Read More »

    VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

    • TSB #03195

      Date Announced:
      SEP 29, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004034

      POWER REAR WINDOW BOUNCES BACK OPEN WHEN CLOSING. 2004 SPORT TRAC MODEL INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    SEAT BELTS

    • TSB #05310

      Date Announced:
      FEB 21, 2005
      NHTSA ID:
      #10012954

      SAFETY BELT WEB STOP BUTTON SERVICE. *EH Read More »

    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

    STRUCTURE

    • TSB #17647

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10007416

      PAINT PEELING AND/OR BUBBLING ON THE CENTER FINISH PANEL OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL. *TT Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY

    • TSB #03235

      Date Announced:
      NOV 24, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008154

      BED EXTENDER COMPONENT REPLACEMENT SERVICE TIP. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16424

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008351

      NEW TONNEAU COVER LOCK CYLINDER RETAINER CLIPS RELEASED FOR SERVICE. *MJ Read More »

    STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS

    • TSB #17253

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10004907

      WATER LEAK NEAR THE ROOF OPENING PANEL. 2004 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #16253

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2002
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008608

      EQUIPPED WITH A HARD TONNEAU COVER. * MJ Read More »

    LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:TAILGATE:LATCH

    • TSB #16835

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10002759

      TAILGATE LOCKING BY ITSELF WHEN SLAMMED SHUT OR WHEN THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN OVER ROUGH ROADS. *TT Read More »

    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

    • TSB #18254

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10010746

      SPEED CONTROL INOPERATIVE OR NOT HOLDING THE SET SPEED. OASIS. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2005 EXPLORER, SPORT TRAC, MOUNTAINEER AND AVIATOR. *TT Read More »

    TIRES

    SEATS

    • TSB #17579

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10008139

      SEAT MATERIAL RIPPING AND/OR SEPARATING AT THE SEAMS. *TT Read More »

    SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST

    • TSB #04166

      Date Announced:
      AUG 23, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10011166

      POWER LUMBAR BLADDER EXPANDING THROUGH BACK OF SEAT. *AR Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

    • TSB #042511

      Date Announced:
      DEC 27, 2004
      NHTSA ID:
      #10014263

      MOAN/VIBRATION DURING AIR CONDITIONING OPERATION. *TT Read More »

    • TSB #17085

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2003
      NHTSA ID:
      #10003180

      LACK OF AIR CONDITIONER COOLING. 2004 EXPLORER SPORT TRAC INCLUDED. *TT Read More »