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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,210 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 3 of 3)

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problem #4

May 192000

(reported on)


  • miles


I wrote to Ford Motor Co. To inform them that the rear seat bottom on the 2 door Explorer does not lock into position. Everytime you apply the brakes or stop if someone is sitting in the rear the seat moves forward. It also happens when you are getting out of the car. I understand all 2 door models have the same problem. Ford had no comment to my letter. Thank you.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 011999


  • miles
When getting into vehicle and starting it up, throttle sticks. Consumer has to press the gas pedal real hard to stop the throttle from sticking. Also, passenger's side seat belt won't come out, and front passenger's seat keeps sliding forward whenever consumer is driving.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

problem #2

May 111998

(reported on)


  • miles
While making a left at 10 mph vehicle was struck in the rear by another vehicle traveling 50 mph, causing both driver's and passenger's seatbacks to recline. Cause unknown.

- Madison, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 181998


  • miles
Vehicle struck in rear by another vehicle traveling at low speed. Driver's seat failed, and rear portion of the seat collapsed. The back of the seat landed in rear seat, causing major injury to driver.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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