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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 #4

Jul 081998


  • miles


Rims are not round they are oval shaped, premature of wearing tires, causing severe vibration contacted dealer but not wanting to replace them!!!!!!( dot number: Vdhl tire size: P23575/R15 )

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 232000

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
While exit parking, hit on curb with low mph. Tire failed at close to rim created a 1/2 inch slit. The initial hit point is more towards the front wheel is not demaged but have black mark next to the tire rupture. Hitting curb seems common among drivers, but I never heard of anyone having something like this. Therefore, I think that this is a quality problem.( dot number: W2hl tire size: P235/R15? )

- Newark, DE, USA

problem #2

Jul 281999


  • miles
Rims are not round they are oval shaped. Also, premature wear of tires, causing extremely bad vibration.consumer has contacted dealer.

- Hastings, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 011998

Explorer 4WD

  • miles
The tire rim was defective causing a slow leak requiring air every 2-3 days.

- U S A F Ac, CO, USA

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