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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Explorer body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 162010

Explorer

  • 56,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Ford Explorer. The contact stated the vehicle exhibited rust on the frame of the front doors. When shutting either front door, rust would fracture from the vehicle. The contact did not take the vehicle to the dealer for a diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 56,000 and the current mileage was 61,000.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Explorer

  • miles
Vibration.

- La Verne, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 141998

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission mount failed. Nlm

- Santa Moni, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 191998

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle hydroplaned and driver lost control due to poor tire(Firestone wilderness) traction reslting in an accident and due to poor stability of the design it resulted in vehicle roll over.

- Miami, FL, USA

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