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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
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 Expedition body / paint problems

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #8

May 222002

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While in motion, the passenger door caught on fire. The Ford dealership accused consumer of starting the fire. The brooklyn fire dept informed consumer the vehicle was not safe and there was an electrical short. The Ford dealer told consumer they would replace the door at the consumers expense and not under the extended warranty.

- Brooklyn, OH, USA

problem #7

May 272002

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Passenger door panel caught fire. Vehicle has power doors and locks. Smoke was coming out inner panel. Also, there was a glow from outside. Driver and 2 children got out. A firemen that arrived moved vehicle before partially catching fire. Dealer was notified.

- Brooklyn, OH, USA

problem #6

Dec 081999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Door belt molding was worn.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 081999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Door belt molding was worn.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #4

Apr 162001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Local Ford representative contact by dealer and myself in writing as well as Ford motore co in writing.F.M.C. contacted me by phone on 8/16/2001 and will not authorize further repairs until a pencil can be passed through rusted door panels (4).will not cover any issues once the 5 yr unlimited mileage warranty bumper to bumper corrosion coverage has expired.copies of documentation to Ford rep and F.M.C. are available upon request.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #3

Aug 012001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will not start. Also, electrical system failed, making it impossible to open and close doors or windows.

- Brunswick', MI, USA

problem #2

May 222000

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Upon making a right or left hand turn vehicle surged forward, causing extended stopping distance. Also doors locked and unlocked with operator controlling the door lock button. Consumer has contacted the dealer.

- Leesburg, GA, USA

problem #1

May 011998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic door locks failed.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

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