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3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,500 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.

1998 Ford Explorer lights problems

lights problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 172009

Explorer

  • 150,000 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 the brake light would not illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was repaired at a repair shop, but the failure continued. The contact took the vehicle back to the repair shop and had it repaired again for free. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The current mileage was 167,994 and failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #3

May 282002

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Brake lights are not working properly. Dealer contacted.

- Pryor, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 011999

Explorer

  • miles
No summary

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 011998

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Left rear brake light bulb failed.

- Huntington, CA, USA

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