Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Explorer accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Ford Explorer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #18

Mar 052007

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

Lifted hood, engaged hydraulic air lift feature to hold hood up. Hood suddenly and without warning fell, striking my left upper arm, causing severe bruising and pain. No action taken yet to remedy situation other than I will not open hood unless I have a stick or some sort of device to hold hood open.

- Covington, LA, USA

problem #17

Dec 112002

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer stated that when checking under the hood the hood latch snapped and it could have caused injuries to the consumer. Dealer will be notified.

- Mendenhall, MS, USA

problem #16

Aug 031999

Explorer

  • miles
Hood latch failed.

- Bethany Beach, DE, USA

problem #15

Dec 202000

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

Hood slammed shut unexpectedly during servicing. Hood supports are now very weak and cannot support the weight of the hood.

- Rio Rico, AZ, USA

problem #14

Aug 222000

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer was never notified of hood latch recall 99V-164. Nlm

- Miami Shor, FL, USA

problem #13

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer hasn't been able to schedule appointment for recall 99V164.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #12

Sep 182000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

Consumer hasn't been able to schedule appointment for recall 99V164.

- Bethel, CT, USA

problem #11

May 302000

Explorer

  • miles
Have received two mfr's recalls and unable to get honor; 99 V 164 000/secondary hood latch & 99 V 062 001/ cruise /speed control cable. Dealer stating parts are not available. Please provide any further details:

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #10

Feb 171999

Explorer

  • miles
Prior to recall hood latch failed (99V-164).

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #9

Jul 221999

Explorer

  • miles
Prior to recall hood latch may corrode at the latch and stick in the open position (99V-164).

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #8

Jul 221999

Explorer

  • miles

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

Prior to recall hood latch may corrode at the latch and stick in the open position (99V-164).

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #7

Mar 212000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 301999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer not able to have recalls performed, due to scheduling problems. Yh (99V-062) and (99V-164)

- East Nothport, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 101999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Dealer refused recall repair (99V-164) / (99V-062).

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 011999

Explorer

  • miles
Secondary hood latch assembly failed, prior to recall notice (99V164000).

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #3

Jul 171999

Explorer

  • miles
Hood latch recall repair denied due to dealership (99V164000).

- Oxford, GA, USA

problem #2

Jul 271999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Received recall letter 99V164000, concerning hood latch. Contacted dealer no parts were available to correct the problem..et.

- Portsmouth, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 201999

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recalls 99V164000, hood latch; and 99V06200, speed control cable. Dealer stated parts were not available, refused to correct recall.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

Not what you are looking for?