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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.

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1998 Ford Explorer electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 281999

Explorer

  • miles

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

Ignition system failed.

- Bethany Beach, DE, USA

problem #5

Jun 012000

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Traveling 20mph, had no prior warning;, and lost power, just stopped. A few seconds later, it would catch again. Also, when accelerating or turning corners, vehicle would lose power. Problem was intermittent. Took vehicle to dealership & mechanic indicated it was PCM related. Problem may be solved. The dealer could not solve the problem.

- Inglewood, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 011999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Inc #1 4--wheel drive lights flashed 15 seconds, 4-wheel drive motor replaced. Inc #2 - vehicle stalled during left turns after travlling at hwy speeds. New processor installed, problem still exists.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #3

Oct 221998

Explorer

  • miles

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

Vehicle stalled upon stopping while applying accelerator pedal, causing engine to shut off. Vehicle been in/out of dealer shop for inspection/repairs. ECU was replaced, and problem still reoccurring.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 231998

Explorer

  • miles
Vehicle has hesitation problems. Problem is intermittent. Took vehicle to dealer & placed on monitoring after it happend 5 times. Nothing showed up. Manufacturer sent information regarding problem with computer chip which was replaced.

- Greencastle, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 111998

Explorer

  • miles
Because of minor damage to the computer chip in the ignition key, the Explorer will not start. Manufacturer or dealer not willing to remove feature at owner's expense.

- Wayne, PA, USA

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