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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 Expedition accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 252005

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

A loud clanking noise started coming from the trailer hitch while driving. The trailer hitch came apart, but the driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and pulled over. Driver was able to drive the truck home, and will call the manufacturer the next day for appointment.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #5

Feb 072000

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle experienced failure of the recall component prior to notification (00V-073), bolts became loose and problems with towing as a result of hitch failure.

- Sikeston, MO, USA

problem #4

May 252000

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall 00V073000 and manufacturer's recall 00S05/trailer hitches and attachments. No parts were available.

- Bellechasse, LA, USA

problem #3

May 242000

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles

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

NHTSA recall 00V073000 and manufacturer's recall 00S05/ trailer hitches and attachments. No parts were available.

- West Wego, LA, USA

problem #2

Aug 151998

Expedition

  • miles
The bolts holding the trailer hitch receiver to the frame came loose to the point they almost fell from their holes. If this would have happened when pulling a trailer there would have been a disaster with a loose trailer on the highway. The dealer nor the Ford customer assistance center cannot tell me what they bolts should be torqued to other than very tight.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 261999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 55 mph and towing a 10 foot trailer, four bolts on the passenger's side of the trailer hitch fell out which made the trailer and the trailer hitch drop down to the highway. All four bolts on the other side of the trailer hitch were loose. The problem was reported to the dealership. The trailer hitch was repaired by the dealer at the expense of the owner.

- Kinston, NC, USA

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