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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 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.

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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

May 051998

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission is leaking.

- Santa Barb, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 091998

Explorer

  • miles
Loose trans cooler lines resulted in leakage. Mjs

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission cooler line leak.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 031998

Explorer

  • miles
While driving the vehicle one of the fittings for the automatic transmission cooling lines came loose and caused the fluid to leak, almost creating a fire. The fluid leaked on the brake pads which increased the stopping distance. The dealer was notified about the problem immediately. The problem with the transmission fitting line was corrected, but consumer still experiences a problem with the brakes.

- Rio Rico, AZ, USA

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