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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
88,000 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 Expedition body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 022013


  • 120,000 miles


Ford Expedition caught fire while parked at walmart store, it started at driver side on engine and it took a few minutes to burn whole SUV.

- Fords, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 112011


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Expedition. The contact stated the bumper and rear axle was covered with rust and separated from the vehicle. The fuel tank straps were also covered with rust as well. The dealer was notified, but was unable to assist with the defect. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 140,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Ameilia, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 182003

(reported on)


  • 92,000 miles
When entering the travel trailer interior was made of aes, a gas or chemical substance that caused the consumer to have red eyes and a burning sensation in the lungs.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #1

Mar 162000


  • miles
Assist handle on front passenger's side split in half when occupant caught onto it to get into the truck. Dealer will be notified about the problem.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

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