1998 Ford Explorer Consumer Review: Constant repair needed

1998 Ford Explorer - Consumer Review

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Constant repair needed
By silverbax on


1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr SUV


Bought a '98 Ford, had a good vehicle history. Every time there was a little rattle or squeak, I'd take it in to try and maintain it. Bad thing: about 3-4 times a year something major happens. Fuel injector sticks and can't be fixed. A/C went out, antifreeze line ruptured, check engine comes on for no reason, and yesterday dash lights blinked out a couple of times. Sometimes parts just fall off - literally. Have to have it aligned about every six months. Spent over $3000 per year in repairs, and it still needs more work. Like the design, but I won't buy another one.

Best Features

Good amount of room.

Worst Features

Better quality parts!
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