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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,363 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.

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #6

Jan 011999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

The gasoline pedal on my 1998 Explorer separated from its mounting bracket, making it unsafe to operate the vehicle. Vehicle towed to dealer. Since failure occurred on new year's day, will not be able to contact dealer until 2 January 1999.

- Bettendorf, IA, USA

problem #5

Nov 171998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When accelerator is applied, it would stick. Mainly sticking when weather is cold. Have taken to dealer at least 3 times. Was informed if still sticking it was made like that.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #4

Nov 211998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Gas pedal sticks when car is first started. Depressing the gas pedal does not activate the forward motion. Then the pedal engages and the car bucks forward, accelerating too quickly. This would be dangerous if the front of the vehicle were too close to a stationery object.

- West Chester, PA, USA

problem #3

Apr 171998

Explorer

  • miles

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

When getting in the vehicle to start and pulling off the gas pedal sticks, but when driving everything starts to work fine. Contacted the dealer for repairs, and the vehicle is still acting the same way when touching the gas pedal.

- Dover Plane, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 121998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Gas pedal sticks, causing vehicle to accelerate.

- Rocky Moun, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 211998

Explorer

  • miles
After starting the vehicle then pressing on gas, gas pedal gets stuck. After a few seconds it releases itself and the vehicle speeds off faster than intended.

- Columbia, MO, USA

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