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4.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,760 miles

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1998 Ford E-350 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 242007

E-350 10-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,760 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I believe the events leading to the failure in my motor home started with the first recall (Sept. 2007)that said that a fuse-able link had to be installed in the brake system to prevent a possible fire hazard. I complied. Shortly there after my ABS light started blinking on and off irregularly. Then after a very few miles it stayed on all the time the engine was running. I called the dealer where the recall was performed and they said that the ABS had nothing to do with the recall issue. That my brakes would still work, that the ABS just effects the none skid prevention in slippery conditions. We took the motor home on a trip to birmingham, (about 100 miles) during the thanksgiving holiday. On 11-24-07 while leaving the campgrounds at about 20 mph the engine quit like you turned off the key. A minor inspection indicated the main power fuse to the computer had blown.. I had a wrecker tow the motor home to a dealership. The following Monday morning I contacted the service center and told them what had happened, they checked it out and called me and said that a very expensive wiring harness had was shorted out by a O2 sensor and it would cost around $1750 to fix it. I said ok, fix it. After the repairs were done I brought it home and haven't used it sense. In February 2008 I got another recall notice that the part they put in my motor home in the previous recall was not compatible with my system and could cause a fire at any time and it was important that it be changed as soon as possible. I complied. My question and concern is can I trust this 1998 Ford F350 on the road. Also I am retired on a fixed income and I don't think I shouldn't be expected to bare the cost of an obvious automobile manufacture screw up. My motor home had around 25,000 miles on it when all this happened.

- Athens, AL, USA

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