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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.

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1998 Ford Explorer accessories - interior problems

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 302000

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles


When installing the infant seat, having problems with the seat being stationary. It seems that the seat belt anchors, ar wider then the carseat, therefore, a lot of sliding from right to left takes place, unless I use blankets to wedge between the carseat and seatbelt. I also have leather seats. If I pull the seat belt tighter, then the baby is leaning too far forward towards back of seat and ball indicator of carseat is not in its correct postion

- Thornhurst, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 271998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bolt that attaches the seat belt for the integrated child seat came apart.

- Moorestown, NJ, USA

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