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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.

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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 032001

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Rear hatch does not close properly. Nlm

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #2

Jul 211998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left and right rear windows hinges threads wore out, screw and window fell off on the driver hand and damaged left side of the car.

- Aberdeen, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hatchback latch is loose, hatchback door does not open straight up. Mgm

- Spokane, WA, USA

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