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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,497 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Oct 201998

Explorer

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Center armrest failed.

- Chula Vist, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 011998

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger side seat bladder failed.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 291998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
No summary.

- Paramus, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jun 301998

Explorer

  • miles

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

The driver's seat mechanism cannot move back more than 10 inches which put the consumer in danger of the airbag if it was to deploy. Mfr cannot solve the problem.

- Nederland, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 061998

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Broken switch on lumbar pump to power seat.

- Conway, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 201998

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
During rear impact at 20 to 25 mph, the driver's side seat frame broke, causing the seat to collapse backward.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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