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.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,667 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

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 152003

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The spare tire which was located underneath the vehicle, snapped and fell to the ground while driving. (the wench system) the passenger side mirror was replaced.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #2

Apr 162002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving side driver mirror fell completey off the vehicle.

- Granoda Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 011998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear view mirror on the driver's side vibrates excessively.

- Buena Park, CA, USA

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