definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,625 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.

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1998 Ford Explorer suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Explorer Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 202008

Explorer 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,500 miles


During the annual vehicle safety inspection, it was reported that the two front suspension stabilizer link bolts were broken. Each bolt had failed as a result of rust and corrosion at the upper end where it attached to the stabilizer. This resulted in a degradation of handling ability, which in a SUV vehicle with high center of gravity, could have caused a serious accident. Parts were replaced and I am retaining what is left of the failed parts for further examination.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #3

Nov 172003

Explorer 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,000 miles
My wife was driving our 1998 Ford Explorer "eddie bauer" and experienced a sudden pull to the left. Upon arriving at our mechanic, la autobody - newton MA, we were informed that we were missing both of our sway bars. Has there been other complaints from Ford truck owners? if so when will a recall be demanded by the NHTSA. According to our mechanic he has seen this many times and it can cause accidents on the road.

- Somerville, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152002

Explorer 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There was vibration in vehicle while driving at any speed and making a right turn. An independent mechanic examined vehicle and determined that stabilizer bar broke on left side, and needed to be replaced.

- Pascoag, RI, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle susceptable to lateral windshear which causes temporary loss of control. Mgm

- Los Angele, CA, USA

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