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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 1 of 2)

problem #29

Jan 302005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

The contact stated when applying the brakes at low speeds the pedal will go to the floor, and vehicle will vibrate. When this happens the vehicle will not stop. There are no warning lights indicating a problem with the brakes. This happens intermittently, with no specific pattern or conditions. The dealer said this was normal performance for this vehicle.

- Westfield, MA, USA

problem #28

Dec 181998

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
When the brakes are depressed, the ABS system prevents the brake from engaging. After pumping the brake pedal several times, the brakes re-engage. Generally happens more often when the outdoor temperature is around thirty-two degrees Fahrenheit. Dealer stated that no problem could be found.

- Ballston Lake, NY, USA

problem #27

Jun 172001

Expedition

  • miles
When the brakes were applied, the pedal pulsated which caused the extended stopping distance. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership once a year dealing with the issue, however the problem continued to occur.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #26

Jul 101999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

These are areas that have had an impact on other components of the vehicle such as tire wear, and brakes. My mechanic stated this is a recurring problem with Ford motor that should be addressed.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #25

Nov 072001

Expedition

  • miles
ABS warning light on instrument panel came on and stayed illuminated upon starting up of vehicle. Dealership examined vehicle, and determined ABS control module had failed and had to be replaced at consumer's expense. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #24

Oct 132000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
4wheel ABS dangerous long stopping distance. Ended up in ditch. Subsequently measured stopping distance on dirt road at 30 mph. Stopping distance measured 70 feet with ABS enabled. Stopping distance measured just 45 feet with ABS disabled (brakes fully locked up in both cases). ABS design needs to be changed to shorten stopping distance under typical "dry road" conditions.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

problem #23

Jul 282000

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles

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

While depressing brake pedal heard loud noise. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #22

Jun 262000

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When consumer applies brake pedal, there is considerable resistance. Vehicle stops only after reapplying the brake. This vehicle has anti-lock brake system.

- Ft Worth, TX, USA

problem #21

Mar 092000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Constantly brought to dealership who continually says nothing is wrong with vehicle. No safety defect listed within summary.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #20

Mar 092000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Constantly brought to dealership who continually says nothing is wrong with vehicle. No safety defect listed within summary.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #19

Mar 092000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

Constantly brought to dealership who continually says nothing is wrong with vehicle. No safety defect listed within summary.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #18

Nov 011999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When traveling and upon depressing brake pedal to make a sudden stop consumer noticed brake fading away and causing extended stopping distance. Power brakes have failed twice, and taken in for service 4 times. Consumer wants reimbursement for repairs. Dealer contacted, cause unknown.

- Annandale, VA, USA

problem #17

Oct 291999

Expedition

  • miles
Braking system went into skid of own volition, caused vehicle to crash and driver to be injured. Anti-lock brake problem noted in past but dealerships refused to repair.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #16

Aug 011998

Expedition

  • miles
While driving vehicle suddenly accelerated. Applied brakes and vehicle would not stop, causing vehicle to crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause.

- Oakland, NJ, USA

problem #15

Sep 071999

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer was driving car home when the brakes failed, and the pedal went all the way to the floor. Also, brakes made a loud sounding noise, and brake fluid leaked.

- Winnetka, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 301999

Expedition

  • miles
While driving down the road at approximately 40mph another came out in front. Consumer swerved to avoid hitting the other vehicle head-on, but hit the rear bumper. In the process, applied brakes to stop, but hit the other vehicle. Vehicle was on top of hood and spun around, winding up in a ditch.consumer was throwen into the steering wheel. Upon impact, airbags didn't deploy.contacted the dealer.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #13

Dec 011998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS module failed.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #12

Sep 111998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At very slow speeds brakes do not function properly--brake pedal goes to floor, vibrates as if ABS is operating and vehicle slowly coasts to a stop, resulting in extended stopping distance. ABS light goes on. Both left and right front ABS sensors replaced and incidents still occurred.

- Madson, WI, USA

problem #11

Aug 101998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
ABS sensor failed.

- Chula Vist, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 061998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving at a very slow speed andcoming to a stop light applied the brakes, and ABS system kicked in, and brake pedal went straight to the floorboard. Consumer has to step on the parking barke for vehicle to slow down.

- Madson, WI, USA

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