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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
170,000 miles

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1998 Ford Explorer fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 222015

Explorer

  • 170,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Ford Explorer. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 55 mph, the vehicle erupted into flames coming from the engine compartment into the interior of the vehicle. The contact was able to merged over and exit the vehicle as the flames were extensive and the vehicle was destroyed. The fire department was able to extinguish the flames. The vehicle was towed to a yard. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 98V060000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

- Bend, OR, USA

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