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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Econoline fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Econoline Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 142004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


The consumer experienced a gas leak coming from the top of the fuel tank. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the leak was the result of a rusted hole in the top of the fuel tank. Provide further details.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012004

Econoline 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The fuel tank cracked on the upper portion of the tank in the area where the middle strap crossed the tank. The consumer contacted Ford Motor Co., however there were no recalls, therefore there was no assistance with the purchase of a new fuel tank.

- Lathrop, CA, USA

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