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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
98,333 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 - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 282008


  • 84,000 miles


98 Ford Explorer stereo-cd-cassette player, volume control and display is defective again. Had it fixed out of warranty at 40 months, now broke again...many unhappy people had same problem on "". should have been a recall.

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 272005

Explorer 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 159,000 miles
Fire started in vehicle in the garage of our home

- Martinez, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012002

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
Radio led display does not work the majority of the time.

- Richomd, VA, USA

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