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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #6

Jan 232001

Explorer

  • miles

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

While starting Explorer an explosion occurred blowing off (into many pieces) the intake cover. The explosion lifted the car up into the air and the noise could be heard from inside our house.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #5

Aug 032000

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
When our Explorer had 29,000 miles on it, I brought it into the dealership because the check engine light had come on and the vehicle was stalling out at stoplights. They replaced the oxygen sensor, a gasket on the intake manifold, and a fuel injector. Now, 3,000 miles later, I returned to the dealership complaining about the same problem, except that the check engine light had not come on. At times, the Explorer sounds and feels like it's going to stall out at stoplights or when shifting from reverse to drive. The dealership had the truck for 2 days and ran up 11 miles on it, but they could not recreate the scenario. They could find no problem at this time.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 052000

Explorer

  • miles
Vehicle runs rough and check engine light came on due to lower intake gasket failure.

- Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 061999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

Intermittant stalling when acclerating from a stop. Ford claims to have a re-calibration of the air/gas mix.did no good. Still having the same problem.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Experiencing noise from air intake manifold.

- Claremont, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 051998

Explorer

  • miles
Noisy engine. Dealer replaced intake manifold/timing chain/alternator and starter.

- Houston, TX, USA

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