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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 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.

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 042000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

Sudden rapid acceleration not caused by driver.

- Egg Harbor City, NJ, USA

problem #10

Sep 012000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Throttle is sticking in the close position, and upon depressing accelerator pedal, vehicle suddenly took off in full throttle. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced throttle body.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #9

Jul 252000

Explorer

  • miles
Intermittently when accelerating vehicle stalls out and dies without warning. Manufacturer has issued a tsb on vehicle. Dealer has been notified.

- Flatwoods, KY, USA

problem #8

Mar 152000

Explorer

  • miles

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

When brakes were applied vehicle suddenly and unexpectedly accelerated, resulting in a collision. Dealer has inspected vehicle, and has not been able to determine the cause of the sudden acceleration.

- Union, NJ, USA

problem #7

Jan 022000

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle accelerated forward while the brakes were depressed, resulting in a collision. Dealer has inspected the vehicle and has not been able to duplicate or correct the problem.

- Concorde, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 171999

Explorer

  • miles
When the brakes are applied under normal braking conditions vehicle accelerates suddenly. The manufacturer has been notified.

- Shenandoah Junction, WV, USA

problem #5

Jul 201999

Explorer

  • miles

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

Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recalls 99V164000, hood latch; and 99V06200, speed control cable. Dealer stated parts were not available, refused to correct recall.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #4

Jun 091999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer received recall 99V062001, speed control cable. Contacted dealer, and no parts were available to remedy recall problem.

- University Park, IL, USA

problem #3

May 281999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received recall 99V062000, speed control cable. Contacted dealer and no parts were available to remedy problem. *adjpoor coordination between manufacturer and dealer.no monetary remedy for lack of use of cruise control for 3 months.

- Scarsdale, NY, USA

problem #2

May 141999

Explorer

  • miles
When driving at 75 to 80 mph and applying the brakes, vehicle accelerated at high speed. When vehicle got down to 50 mph, consumer removed the cable from cruise control, put the vehicle into netural and turned off ignition, and coasted vehicle to side of the road. Then the vehicle came to a stop.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #1

May 141999

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer contacted dealer regarding recal 99V062001, dealer stated parts were not available. Parts yet to be manufactured.

- Lombard, IL, USA

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