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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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1998 Ford Explorer brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 252001

Explorer

  • miles

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

Front brakes drag. Consumer took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced rotors and other parts.

- Olean, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 252000

Explorer

  • miles
Tire worn in the inside, in patches all around. Second layer of rubber was showing.( dot number: Vn tire size: P235/75R15 )

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #3

Feb 252000

Explorer

  • miles
Tire worn in the inside, in patches all around. Second layer of rubber was showing.( dot number: Vn tire size: P235/75R15 )

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 132000

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Disc brake pads separarted from plate and fell off vehicle, E-mailed Ford said its a dealer problem even though these are factory installed brakes with only half of their useful service used. I have two E-mails to Ford online owner connection which didn't want to know about a factory defective part.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 241999

Explorer

  • miles
While driving braking system malfunctioned. Vehicle had no braking ability, and had to use the emergency parking brake in order to stop. Also, dealer had to replace brake pads and shoes/ calipers and rotors. Passenger's front brakes seemed to be more worn out.

- Corpus Cristi, TX, USA

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