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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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 042003


  • miles


Front end felt loose and vehicle was veering to the right due to cracked ball joints. Engine check light appeared, and a red brown liquid was leaking from driver's side because power steering rack was defective. Also, dealer replaced timing gear, and upper and lower intake manifolds.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #1

Feb 031999

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Serious power steering leakage. Taken to dealer twice, and told it's been repaired - still unresolved. Also continual squeaking in right front wheel. Dealer states cannot repair.

- Winner, SD, USA

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