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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,931 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Jun 231999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

Dealer states that the brake pads are complely worn out and need replacement at 28500 miles. Dealer states that this is normal wear and tear on this part. Previous experience with new vehicles has been to replace brakes around 40000 miles. If it is normal to replace brakes disc pads at approximately 30000 miles, then manufacturers should notify their customers. Customers who are expecting to receive around 40000 miles on disc brake pads could potentially experience major castrophyby failing to replace disc brake pads.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 011998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes failed.

- Culver Cit, CA, USA

problem #7

Sep 191998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes to come to a stop, vehicle will accelerate as if the gas pedal is being depressed. It is an intermittent problem and only occurs when coming to a complete stop. Surge continues as long as pressure is applied on the brakes, and stops when brake pedal is released and the car is put into neutral. Took vehicle to dealer, unable to find problem.

- Fulsom, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 131999

Expedition

  • miles

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

Torsion bar on passenger's side corroded, causing vehicle to drop. Also, experienced problems with the steering & braking. Was informed by mechanic it was a bad casting. Nothing happened on the driver's side.

- Gilford, NH, USA

problem #5

Aug 241998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
When applying the ABS brakes on an incline and holding the pedal for a few seconds, the pedal will slowly go to the floor, cause unknown.

- Lumberton, MS, USA

problem #4

Feb 021999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
The brake system failed completly on 02/02/99. We had the dealer tow the vehicle in for service. The dealer kept the vehicle for 2 days and returned the vehicle to us and said that the brake system was checked to be ok, and that they felt there would be no other failures. On 02/09/99. My wife was approaching a stop light with traffic stopped waiting for the light to change. As she approached the stopped traffic, she applied the brakes and the brakes again failed to stop the vehicle. The brake pedal again went all the way to the floor. If the light would not have changed she would have rear ended the cars stopped for the light. We had the Agency tow the car to their garage. They have loaned us a small car while they do more testing.

- Shawnee, KS, USA

problem #3

Dec 211998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles

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

When applying the brakes, the pedal went to the floor and the vehicle did not stop. Dealer has seen four times, and replaced master cylinder, but still can't find the problem.

- Lantana, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 131998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
While making a stop by depressing the brakes pedal the vehicle continues to travel.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #1

Aug 051998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
While traveling and applying the brakes they locked up, causing the vehicle to slide, resulting in an accident.

- Pickens, SC, USA

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