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Recall List for the 1998 Ford Explorer

Official recalls have been issued for the 1998 Ford Explorer by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Ford service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Ford customer service.

  1. RECALL: Speed Control Deactivation Switch/Overheats

    A vehicle fire could occur with or without the engine running. Read more »

    Date Announced
    OCT 13, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    4,500,000
  2. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Replacement Headlamps/Amber Reflector

    Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 11, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    42,540
  3. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Aftermarket Combination Lamps

    Decreased lighting visibility may result in a vehicle crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    APR 07, 2009
    Vehicles Affected
    16,270
  4. RECALL: Speed Control Deactivation Switch/Supplement

    Overheating could result in smoke or burn and an underhood fire. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 01, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    1,200,000
  5. RECALL: FMVSS 108/Amber Side Reflex Reflectors

    Without the amber reflectors, the vehicle will be poorly illuminated, possibly resulting in a vehicle crash without warning. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 23, 2006
    Vehicles Affected
    61,944
  6. RECALL: Ford/High Back Seats

    The driver could potentially lose contact with the steering wheel or foot pedals during such an event, increasing the risk of a crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 05, 2003
    Vehicles Affected
    1,552,880
  7. RECALL: Ford/Firestone Wilderness At Tires

    Should the tread separate at highway speeds, a vehicle crash could occur, possibly resulting in personal injury or death. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAY 22, 2001
    Vehicles Affected
    13,000,000
  8. RECALL: Ford/Throttle

    This could result in engine surge when the accelerator pedal breaks free. Read more »

    Date Announced
    DEC 27, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    220,000
  9. RECALL: Firestone/Tread Separation

    If the tread separates from the tire, the driver can lose control of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash causing injury or death. Read more »

    Date Announced
    AUG 21, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    14,400,000
  10. RECALL: Ford/FMVSS 108/Daytime Running Lights

    The light given off from the daytime running lights is brighter than allowed by U.S. standards. Read more »

    Date Announced
    JUN 19, 2000
    Vehicles Affected
    20,637
  11. RECALL: Ford/Secondary Hood Latch

    If this occurs and the primary hood latch is either not engaged or is released, a hood fly-up could occur. Read more »

    Date Announced
    JUN 29, 1999
    Vehicles Affected
    854,288
  12. RECALL: Ford/Cruise/Speed Control Cable

    If the cruise control is used and this condition is present, a stuck throttle could result, which could potentially result in a crash. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 30, 1999
    Vehicles Affected
    898,739
  13. RECALL: Ford/Jump Starting

    The fuel lines can leak, and in the presence of an ignition source, a fire could potentially result. Read more »

    Date Announced
    MAR 19, 1998
    Vehicles Affected
    320,000
  14. RECALL: Ford/FMVSS 114

    The standard specified that a warning to the driver shall be actuated whenever the key has been left in the locking system and the driver's door is opened. Read more »

    Date Announced
    NOV 24, 1997
    Vehicles Affected
    1,100

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