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6.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,143 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 132005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

There is an investigation # PE05033 for the 1099-2002 models, but it does not included the 1998 model that was having the same exact problems as described in PE05033.. took vehicle to a mechanic shop, and they have replaced a jammed module on August 30, 2004, and on September 13, 2005 they replaced the alternator. Had no trouble until it rained again and the vehicle would not start. Then, the vehicle was sitting for about thirty minutes and it started. After driving the vehicle, turning the vehicle off, and taking the key out of the ignition the door chime was clicking, /the radio was going, and the air conditioner was running with no keys in the ignition.

- Longwood , FL, USA

problem #6

Jun 212003

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
On June 21, 2003, I traveled to a grocery store just outside my subdivision. I was in the store about ten minutes when the store manager started to page the owner of a blue Expedition. At the time I thought I had left my lights on. Unfortunately, I was notified that the vehicle was on fire in the store's parking lot. When I arrived outside, the entire front end of the Expedition was in flames. The fire was so intense it burned through the hood of the vehicle. By the time I made it outside, firefighters were already battling the blaze. My vehicle was a total loss.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #5

Dec 161999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Starter failed. Nlm

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #4

Dec 161999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Starter failed. Nlm

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 092000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 092000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Manchester, NH, USA

problem #1

Nov 181998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Generator system failed.

- San Clemen, CA, USA

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