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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 272002

(reported on)

Econoline

  • miles

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

Engine check light is illuminating, indicating a malfunction within cylinder head and temperature sensor. Mechanic at Ford dealer stated that manufacturer has not produced sensor for Econoline truck, resulting in false warning to check engine on vehicle.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 242002

Econoline

  • miles
While driving engine began to smoke. Vehicle was towed to dealership. Dealer stated rod and engine block cracked.

- Ebbotsford, CD, USA

problem #2

Oct 312001

Econoline

  • miles
Cylinder head leaks coolant externaly from thermostat housing (threw small pin holes).

- Selden, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 101998

Econoline

  • miles
The engine block fills up with fuel, no warning, no indication that fuel will go over the motor. Drips on part of the engine torque. Dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Dassar, MI, USA

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