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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.

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1998 Ford Explorer drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 171999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles


Bearing failed caused by dirt passing by seal/ causing squeak in front L/R sides / will cause bearing fail "Ford service manager has stated that Ford knows is "only front drive train componet not covered. Have had to request past recalls to be done after 8 times being told they did it, I found out was lied to and had to contact you in past to get Ford to fix. Atty. General AZ has complaint filed.

- Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
3 problems; #1. gas pedal sticks. Dealer says no problem, but keeps putting lube on linkage. #2 left front bearing replaced twice due to sqealing at low speed, other times they lubed rubber boot. #3 rear hatch when cold, lifts fail, hit head and upper back.

- Wendel, PA, USA

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