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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 182014

Expedition

  • miles

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

When it rains everything inside goes dead and it will not crank. Can be going down the road and it shuts off on you. This will continue for a few days until everything dries out or its not damp outside anymore.I have looked this up on computer and it looks like it is coming back to the fuse panel getting wet because of poor drainage coming from windshield, some people are saying that it has caused fires. Ihave only owned this vehicle for 11/2 years and don't know if there has been any recalls or anything fixed on it. Please let me know. Thanks. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Jan 102014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
Upon inspection of the underside of my vehicle while changing my oil, I observed that the rear strap of my fuel tank had rusted through on one side and was no longer securing my fuel tank in place. I have since purchased replacement fuel tank straps and upon researching guidance for replacing the straps, I found many articles online regarding a fuel tank strap recall for 1997-2001 F150's, however it appears that the Expedition, which are very similar to the F-150's, were not covered by this recall. I'm very lucky that I found the rusted strap before the tank dropped and potentially ruptured, causing injury to me, my wife and our infant son. If the gas tank strap recall cannot be extended to cover Expedition, I would at least like to know the reason why the Expedition are not covered. Thank you.

- East Berlin, CT, USA

problem #3

Mar 072005

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
The windows of the consumer's 1998 Ford Expedition leaked damaging the interior of the vehicle.

- Kingwood, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 152000

Expedition

  • miles
Running boards are very slick when wet. I do not believe it is possible to safely use them when wet. My wife, two of my sons, and I have all fallen getting out of the vehicle due to the slippery running board. My fall resulted in a badly broken arm and head trauma. Ford and the dealer have been uninterested in fixing this problem in my contacts with them.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 121999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Running boards on early 1998 Expedition do not extend out far enough to be safe. Especially in icy/snowy conditions, the narrow area to place your feet can cause you to slip off. The newer 1998 Expedition appear to have the running boards moved out approximately 2 inches.

- Brookline, NH, USA

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