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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
113,614 miles

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1998 Ford E-350 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 232012

E-350 8-cyl Diesel

  • 113,614 miles


I recently had a problem and still have with the passenger side rear door of not being able to open it. I got out of the my Ford van and went around to the side door to open it up to get my dogs out of it. I could not open the side door, I thought the doors had somehow got locked and I was panicing. It was very hot and I knew I had to get my dogs out fast. I was hunting for something to break the window out with but had no luck finding anything. After about 20 or so minutes I finally noticed that the front door locks were in the up position indicating that the doors were not locked. I was able to open the front door saving me from having too break out the glass and then I was able to get into the van and open the rear door. I love my dogs but what if this had been a child.and couldn't open the doors in time. Luckly I discovered that the front doors were not locked and that it was a malfunction of the back door making it impossible to open that door. The results could have been distrastrous and not to mention the cost of repairing the window had I been able to break it, things turned out well thank goodness but if it should happen to someone else the results could be very different. This is Sunday and I now have to get my van to a Ford dealer to fix the rear door so I can open it up as I still can't open it up from the outside.. I think the is a serious safety problem that should be addressed.

- Lancaster, SC, USA

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