Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
37 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
55 / 5
Average Mileage:
854 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1998 Ford Explorer:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments (Page 8 of 20)

« Read the previous 20 complaints

problem #242

Sep 182000

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Firestone Wilderness AT tires P235 75 R15 experienced tread separation.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #241

Jun 112000

Explorer

  • miles
Firestone wilderness ht tires 225 70 R15 experienced tread separation, consumer wants reimbursement.

- Pell City, AL, USA

problem #240

Oct 242000

(reported on)

Explorer

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
PE00023; tire tread separation: Owner replaced all 4 tires because of signs of tread separation. There is a crack all around the tread of the tire. Tire size P23575R15, dot # vnhl1py058. The customer gat new tires to avoid tire blow out.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #239

Oct 102000

Explorer 4WD

  • miles

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

Thread separation on all four tires. These 16" tires are at the dealership now. Moon twp. Ford immediately replaced these tires when I took it in this afternoon. Something has to be done to recall the 16" tires as well. This is the state of Pennsylvania it is not considered a hot state. Another gentleman had the same problem with his Ford Explorer and his 16 year old daughter was driving. She did lose a tire on the highway in our area just 5 weeks ago and it was also the same tire I am advising you about. Please do something before more people lose their live. This country is almost in a panic about these tires. I was only one person who drives 62 miles one way to work every day on these tires. (tiresize: P235/75R16)( dot number: Tire size: P235/75R16 )

- Moon Twp., PA, USA

problem #238

Sep 142000

Explorer

  • miles
Checked on tires after watching program on tv. Noticed front tires were on recall & needed to be replaced. Contacted Firestone retailer & placed on waiting list. Front tires were cracked in the tread. Have been hearing thumping noises for 3 weeks. Firestone, Wilderness AT, P235/75R15 with 10,000 miles.

- Medford, PA, USA

problem #237

Aug 302000

Explorer Diesel

  • miles
Damage to quarter panel and molding due to tire tread failure Firestone Wilderness AT tires. (claim# 18-0415-439)

- Bossier City , LA, USA

problem #236

Aug 162000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75 R15 105 S M/S dot #W2uu1P0. Left rear tire is one with tread separation. (claim# 55-S267-885)

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #235

Jul 192000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Firstone wilderness 235/75R15. Veh 1 was traveling on 285 when the left rear tire blew out. Veh 1 spun completely around when the tire exploed the tread came off of the tire and hit the driver side of the veh 1. (claim# 11-3496-517)

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #234

May 222000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Ins was traveling South bound on I-95 and rear passenger tire blew out, which was caused by a metal piece in road. Ins said that the veh flipped about six times. Salvage sold and not available, insured now alleges the tire blow out was caused by product defect. Firestone wilderness 235/75R15. (claim# 59-V482-220)

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #233

Sep 041999

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Firestone wilderness 235/75/15 tire failure. Insured advised tire blew. It is uncertain if tread separated. 10% wear on tires at time of loss. Insured was pulling a boat and was pulling from toll booth when right rear tire. There were injuries, but health insurance took care of payment. Injury claim never pursed. No salvage, no tire. Insured contact agent regarding media attention. (claim# 13-9504-056)

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #232

Nov 091999

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

08-11-00 02:00 pm dive called-she will have her husband stopped by on Monday to pu all info on her 98 Explorer (she advised that accident ocurred because the L.frt tire blew. She wants all info on her vehicle because of the Firestone tire recall. (claim# 20-5174-819)

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #231

Jul 072000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Veh#1 had a blow out & veh overturned comments from the adjuster Firestone wilderness tire P235/75/R15. (claim# 53-C586-926)

- Harlingen, TX, USA

problem #230

Aug 112000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Appears to be tire failure. Side of the tire has blown out. Firestone Wilderness AT P235/75R15. (claim# 01-6196-609)

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #229

May 022000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Insured on the highway, hit some oil in roadway, lost control of vehicle, rolling it over several times. He was taken to er with multiple injuries. Passenger also suffered unknown injuries. Passenger is insured's roommate in college. Verified that iv has 4 Firestone wilderness tires. All 4 tires are flat. (claim# 59-V467-108)

- Coconut Creek, FL, USA

problem #228

Apr 251999

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
One car accident of the freeway. Right rear tire destroyed. Insured had complained of foating feeling prior to accident. Firestone wilderness tires. (claim# 47-4079-724)

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #227

Aug 042000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Firestone: Front & rear left tires blew out causing collision w/driver tire confirmed to be a wilderness P235/75R15. (claim# 30-V250-841)

- South Plainfield , NJ, USA

problem #226

Aug 032000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
We understand there is some type of recall on Firestone tires put on Ford vehicles? we have tire as evidence. Plz advise on handling. Ann called confirming tire to be Wilderness AT P235/75R15 dot N/a. (claim# 75-A259-335)

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

problem #225

Jul 302000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Insured believes that he had a tread separation occur causing the accident. Firestone Wilderness AT tire. Wilderness A/T P255/70R16. (claim# 42-1278-129)

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #224

Jul 302000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Firestone Wilderness AT size P235/75R15 105sm/S sot vdhl 1P1Y028 the tire was the original with 38,037 miles

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #223

Aug 042000

Explorer 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Any recall on Firestone Wilderness AT tires, model #P255/70R16? driving at 73 mph and felt a pull to the right. Lost control and rolled over twice. (claim# 06-6479-663)

- Aurora, CO, USA

Read the next 20 complaints »

Not what you are looking for?