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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Ford Expedition fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 082001

Expedition

  • miles

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

While driving vehicle was making a funny noise. Vehicle would not start. Took vehicle to a mechanic, and he stated that it was ongoing problem that Ford was having with fuel pump. Consumer stated that 56000 miles later problem was still occurring.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 181999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Right front torsion bar broke while vehicle was parked in garage. Had vehicle towed to dealership for repairs. Was told they had some F-150 pickups with the same problem, but on the left side. I was told the parts were on national backorder, making me beleive that this was more than an isolated incident. Took 2 1/2 weeks to get parts in. Asked the dealer since it was occuring mostly on the left side of the other vehicles, I was wondering if they were going to replace the left side on mine. Also. I was told only if it breaks. Dealer fixed the vehicle on Feb. 5, 1999. After driving for 2 days it broke again. Dealer had to order another torsion bar and that was replaced on Feb. 17,1999. I have numerous concerns with the safety of the vehicle since my wife is the primary driver and Transport our children ages 10 and 3. what would have happened if she had been driving down the highway when the torsion bar failed. I've placed 3 calls to Ford consumer relations, and received nothing, not even I'm very sorry, and no corespondence from them. As to the problem with the fuel pump, every time we got down to 1/4 of atank of gas or less and would come to a stop and step on the accelerator to proceed, the vehicle would stall in the middle of an intersection. Brought it to the dealer on three occasions, only to be told they could not find anything wrong, and that we should drive the vehicle with more than 1/4 of a tank of gas. I asked them to test the fuel pump twice. Then finally, on the third visit the replaced the fuel pump because they found the fuel sock on the pump was too short and pumping fuel when the tank was below 1/4 of a tank.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

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