Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012005


  • miles


1998 Ford Explorer accelerator pedal broke loose from the floorboard while the vehicle was in motion.** answer required***. this caused the consumer to become unable to handle the vehicle in a safe manner. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- Franksville, WI, USA

problem #3

Mar 011999


  • miles
Brake pedal and switch, auto door lock and brake lights.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #2

May 121998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying the brakes pedal gets stuck, causing the brakes to hesitate. When putting the gear in park the vehicle hesitates. Consumer doesn't know whenever the vehicle is going to move, and the dealer can't determine the problem.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #1

Oct 091998


  • miles
The safety pin was not installed at time of manufacturing (linkage) between the brake pedal and associated rod which allowed for components to come apart resulting in brake failure.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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