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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 Econoline brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 022001


  • miles


Have been driving for over 40 years. Have never had brake pads wear out this fast. Belive there must be a problem with the ABS braking system, but unable to get Ford to help with this problem. The Ford dealer told me that Ford sent out a letter to its dealers about premature pad failure at 12000 miles but would not give me a copy of this notice. When I called Ford all they would tell me is that the pads were not covered under the warranty. I don't seem to be able to get any more info from Ford are the dealer. Keep gitting the run around. Thanks for any help you can give me.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 252000


  • miles
While driving about 30 mph heard a noise coming from brakes, pads on the front passenger's side fell off.

- Grand Perry, TX, USA

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