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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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 162002

Explorer 4WD

  • miles


Spare tire fell off vehicle. Fortunatly I was going slowly on a quiet street. What if I had been on a crowded highway?

- Randolph, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 162000


  • miles
Driver's front wheel w/hub commenced to come off while traveling at highway speed of 70 mph. Manufacturer contacted. Feel free to provide further details.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

Mar 011998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lug nuts were stripped.

- Rancho San, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 181998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
Lugs:nuts and bolts sheared off due to corrosion/rust.

- Uxbridge, MA, USA

problem #1

Jun 261998

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the lugs: Nuts started to come off the tire, and the vehicle started to shimmy. Dealer has seen.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

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