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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 1
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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #7

Oct 092000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles

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

I own one of the above mentioned vehicle. I saw in the news recently a vehicle like mine involved in a motor vehicle accident. One of the occupans (a female just married) got ejected form the vehicle and died while wering her 3 point seatbelt. Obviously the restraint equipment failed. I would like to request any information available to the public on this matter. Thanks in advanced for your prompt respond, ruiz.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 201999

Explorer

  • miles
Took seat belt to be repaired 3 or 4 times and ended up being ordered and wrecked before getting it replaced. Tire on right rear shredded and front right and left rear blewout. It was a rollover accident front to rear and side rollover and airbags didn't come out. My 5 1/2 year old daughter was thrown and killed in the wreck.( dot number: )

- Travelersrest, SC, USA

problem #5

Mar 212000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Miamisburg, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 061999

(reported on)

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

No injury, yet. Buckles are solidly mounted, protrud above seat surface and hurt passengers back/spine when entering vehicle.

- Westfield, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 101998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Throttle pedal continually sticks when initially engaged in either drive or reverse. Causes lunge in direction of travel if driver unaware of defect. Submitted to dealer twice, still not repaired. Poor seatbelt design has driver's seatbelt continually stuck in drivers door upon exit from vehicle. Rear passenger window scrapes and makes noise during operation. Dealer did not fix when initially brought up after initial purchase. ABS light intermittently appears during driving. Dealer noted code of 1924 but had no response for problem. Not resolved. Dissapointed with quality of vehicle for $$ paid.

- Chattaroy, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 061998

(reported on)

Explorer

  • miles
Seat belts continually get stuck in the door due to design.

- Conway, MA, USA

problem #1

May 311998

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear seat belts locked up.

- Central Is, NY, USA

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