8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
104,055 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1998 Ford Explorer accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072009

Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,110 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

These handles are cheap-made of plastic it seems. I went to junkyard to see about finding replacement, but ALL 1998 ford explorer door handles have been taken already. Apparently this is one of the most purchased items at a junkyard and every other ford and car in a junkyard has their handles intact. Seems these plastic or pot-metal (not sure which) should be RECALLED because they are VERY INCONVENIENT to REPLACE, nearly impossible to find replacement handles, FORD charges outrageous price for new handle + over 250 to install it, and it's ridiculous that these snap off as easy as they do. One time your lock sticks/jams and you attempt to open the door and SNAP you are done. I cannot BELIEVE these have not been RECALLED or a CLASS ACTION SUIT not filed against these yet. No other car seems to have as many broken exterior door handle complaints.

- , Henderson, NV, US

problem #1

Sep 072007

(reported on)

Explorer Sport 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

The rear door handle broke loose from the door, because Ford used PLASTIC RIVETS

- , Ashland, OH, USA

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