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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,235 miles

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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 miscellaneous problems

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Apr 152000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

Engine manifold leaking. Engine check light warning light is on. Parts have been on back order from Ford for over 2 months. The dealer says this is most likely a possible recall problem, but can not give specifics. We have concerns about driving vehicle with warning lights on for a prolonged period of time.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #13

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dash board vibrates while idling.

- Huntington, CA, USA

problem #12

Mar 212000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #11

Nov 061999

Explorer

  • miles

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

Crm loves vehicle but there is alot of noises and vibrations and being a secon owner and having so many miles on the vehicle I haven't contacted about these problems nor had them fixed due to cost of repair.crm is looking into buying another vehicle of this sort but now not necessarily Ford.

- Brandon, FL, USA

problem #10

Nov 021999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 231999

Explorer

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collosion at 35 mph. Upon impact, the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries. Manufcturer will be notified.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #8

Oct 071999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary.

- Chalmette, LA, USA

problem #7

Aug 111999

Explorer

  • miles
On several occasions the overdrive light repeatly coming on / flashing intermittently. On 6-1-99 replaced sensor to correct ABS light problem. Problem still exist.

- Southbury, CT, USA

problem #6

Nov 011997

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions vehicle stopped running while driving, due to battery failure. On another occasion the vehicle stopped running due to a short in the instrument panel.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 281999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Check engine light comes on. Repaired 4 times ready to take back for 5th. Dealer replaced part. Just had in last week, did not fix properly, doing it again.

- Kechi, KS, USA

problem #4

Feb 181999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Check engine light illuminates intermittently.

- Rancho San, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 011998

Explorer

  • miles
When traveling over 70 mph the engine check light illuminated on the dashboard. Also, the headlights flashed off and on. Consumer has contacted the dealer. Dealer has replaced parts, problem still occurs.

- Dakota, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 081998

Explorer

  • miles
Consumer says the navigational temperature system above the rear view mirror flash a bright light. When the outside temperature reaches below 38 degrees light is so intense that when flashing it is blinding while driving, it obstructs the consumer's view. Dealer has been contacted.

- Advance, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 131998

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Unspecified.

- Bardonia, NY, USA

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