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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 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 111999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

The vehicle was overheating due to a bad thermostat.

- Boston, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 111999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle was overheating due to a bad thermostat.

- Boston, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 012002

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Consumer stated thermostat and valvebody gasket failed.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #3

Jan 012002

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

Consumer stated thermostat and valvebody gasket failed.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 122000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Thermostat failed. Nlm

- Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Radiator failed, resulting in leaking.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

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