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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 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.

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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 292001

Explorer

  • miles

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

Master cylinder failed, causing loss of brakes, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has been notified.

- Burlington, WI, USA

problem #3

Nov 202000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes failed while in parking lot without warning due to failure of brake master cylinder. Consumer states that vehicle is serviced every 3500 miles.

- Kennett Square, PA, USA

problem #2

Aug 262000

Explorer

  • miles
Master cylinder replaced by Ford technitians then 14 days later the master cylinder failed again.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #1

Nov 051998

Explorer

  • miles
Cylinder wasn't firing and needed replacement; ac not functioning at full capacity.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

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