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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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 #7

Feb 132002

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

While driving 40-45 mph when appyling the brakes, the brakes locked up causing loss of vehicle control. Consumer also states that the front right wheel came completely off and the truck flipped over causing injuries to the passengers. Nlm

- Alice, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 092001

Explorer

  • miles
The consumer brought the vehicle for tire recall, and it was discovered the vehicle's rear brakes were non-functioning, also the rear calipers had rusted out and the pads were not making contact with the disc surfaces, dealer replaced rear pads and rotors.

- Highland P, IL, USA

problem #5

Oct 242000

Explorer

  • miles
Brakes failed.

- Bethany Beach, DE, USA

problem #4

Feb 031999

Explorer

  • miles

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

Power brakes failed.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #3

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes grinding and vibrating.

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 011999

Explorer

  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned, causing no braking ability, which may resultin a crash. Been to dealer several times, delaer cannot determine the cause.

- Batabia, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 231998

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
98 Ford Explorer - 1. gas pedal sticks, so force must be used to get moving... dealer ordered new throttle body. 2. loud squel from front brakes (constant and loud enough to frighten people walking along road), dealer cleaned brakes, but noise returned after just 200 mile, ... waiting for appointment with dealer

- Billerica, MA, USA

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