Safety Ratings
1998 Ford Explorer
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls14
Number of Complaints2065
Number of Investigations8
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 1998 Ford Explorer vehicles

1998 Ford Explorer (10/13/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V399000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: FORD IS RECALLING MODEL YEARS 1995-2003 WINDSTAR, 2000-2003 EXCURSION DIESEL, 1993-1997 AND 1999-2003 F-250 SD THROUGH F-550 SD DIESEL, 1992-2003 E-150 THROUGH E-550, 1995-2002 EXPLORER, 1997 AND 2002 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER, 1995-1997 AND 2001-2003 RANGER, AND 1994 F53 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH (SCDS). THE SCDS MAY LEAK INTERNALLY AND THEN OVERHEAT, SMOKE, OR BURN.

Defect: A VEHICLE FIRE COULD OCCUR WITH OR WITHOUT THE ENGINE RUNNING.

Corrective Action: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS THAT DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS IN LINE WITH THE SCDS. ON 1999-2003 WINDSTAR VEHICLES WITH A LEAKING SCDS, DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE ABS CONTROL MODULE CONNECTOR AND REPAIR AS NECESSARY. REPAIRS WILL BE COMPLETED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 27, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-888-222-2751.

1998 Ford Explorer (5/11/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E025000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Defect: DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.

1998 Ford Explorer (4/7/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09E012000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.

Defect: DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.

1998 Ford Explorer (8/1/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06V286000

Component Name: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: ON CERTAIN TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH SPEED CONTROL, GASOLINE OR NATURAL GAS ENGINES, THE SPEED CONTROL DEACTIVATION SWITCH MAY OVERHEAT.

Defect: OVERHEATING COULD RESULT IN SMOKE OR BURN AND AN UNDERHOOD FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A FUSED WIRING HARNESS INTO THE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 7, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. (NOTE: ALSO SEE RECALLS 05V017 AND 05V388)

1998 Ford Explorer (3/23/2006)  

Campaign Number: 06E026000

Component Name: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Defect: WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

Corrective Action: PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.

1998 FORD EXPLORER for sale

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1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 205675 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Appleton, WI
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$3,995

1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 118111 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Hoffman Estates, IL
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$6,000

1998 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 152068 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Rockford, IL
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

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1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 187017 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Rockford, IL
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$3,995

1998 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 135233 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Boulder, CO
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$1,997

1998 FORD EXPLORER SPORT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 217612 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Shrewsbury, NJ
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$1,997

1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 172850 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Shrewsbury, NJ
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$4,242

1998 FORD EXPLORER XL

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 175000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Bradenton, FL
  • MPG: 14 City / 18 Hwy

$4,000

1998 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 134500 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Lincoln, NE
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$4,500

1998 FORD EXPLORER EDDIE BAUER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 143894 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Greeley, CO
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$3,000

1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 165425 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$5,000

1998 FORD EXPLORER

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 102466 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$3,924

1998 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 134726 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: RWD
  • Location: Schaumburg, IL
  • MPG: 14 City / 18 Hwy

$2,995
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1998 FORD EXPLORER XL

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 180781 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Saint Charles, MO
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy

$6,995

1998 FORD EXPLORER XLT

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 161252 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Skokie, IL
  • MPG: 13 City / 18 Hwy
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