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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,126 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Expedition miscellaneous problems

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #12

Oct 242012

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 138,008 miles

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

While driving through a parking lot the drive shaft dropped out. It was later determined the rear lower trailing support arms on both the left and right side had rusted through causing them to break apart. This resulted in the rear axle shifting and the drive shaft snapping away from the rear axle. If this happened at a high speed this incident could have resulted in loss of life, severe injuries and property damage.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #11

Dec 192009

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 128,000 miles
I am in need of your assistance with a potential claim against the Ford Motor Company. On Saturday, December 19, 2009, my 1998 Ford Expedition initiated a fire in my garage which completely destroyed my entire home with all contents and two vehicles. Please review the following website: www.waff.com/global/story.asp?S=11708004.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #10

Feb 082004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
Hello, my name is john franco and I live in martinez, ca. I have a 1998 Ford Expedition with approximatelt 111,000 miles on it. I recently had a spark plug pop out while driving. After researching the root cause of the problem I determined that it is inherent in my type of engine. There are a number of websites with stories of Ford owners who experienced identical problems. One of the websites is: www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/ford_spark.html this is a nationwide problem. Can you please look into it. The cost to repair this problem is approximately $3,000. Thank you, john franco

- Martinez, CA, USA

problem #9

May 092003

Expedition

  • miles

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

The cable which holds the assembly of the spare tire under the vehicle broke while driving and caused the tire to drop onto the roadway.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #8

Jan 142003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,500 miles
This has occurred 8 or 9 times in the last 4 weeks¿¦ (the most recent being 01/14/2003) my 98 E/B 4X4 recently began over accelerating at intermittent times. (I live in mn, and have noticed this problem is worse when the temp is below zero.) I have had 2 minor accidents already because out of the blue my vehicle takes off as though it is going 70 miles an hour. The brakes do not seem to work when this is occurring. In order to stop this from occurring, I need to quickly shift into neutral, which causes the engine to rev up to 4500 RPM. I have tried restarting the engine multiple times, and kicking down the gas pedal, and each time the RPM remains high. When I am traveling at highway speeds, and this begins to occur, the engine revs to 3000 RPM, and drives itself at 65-70 mph (acts almost as if the cruise is set). I have been stranded twice now, and have found that once the vehicle sits for 10 minutes or so, it seems to be ok.

- Bagley, MN, USA

problem #7

Nov 072000

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Windows- all power windows occassionally will not let up if down or down if up. Engine- when stopped, gives an intermitten vibration. Child locks- engages when unlock power locks. Turn signal- if steering wheel not straight, can't engage turn signal. Tires- making sound as if they will peel off at any moment. (tiresize: P255/70R16)( dot number: Tire size: P255/70R16 )

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 261999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

On two occasions vehicle experienced high acceleration while driving. Also, cruise control would not engage/engine check light remained on/vehicle would jerk whenever transmission changed gears, and both odometer/speedometer failed to operate. Dealer notified.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 191998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Not specified.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #4

Jun 291998

Expedition

  • miles
The air conditioning compressor broke. Due a defective bolt the belt slipped off, and the car stopped in the middle of the freeway. Also, the engine check light kept coming on. Upon notification of dealer, the mechanic stated that the light was on because of the belt slipping off. Repair work was done. The bolts were replaced, and the light still came on. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem.

- Phelan, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 091998

Expedition

  • miles
While driving about 55 mph suspension light came on without a reason. Consumer took vehicle to dealer for repairs. Dealer had repaired vehicle a couple of times before, but the problem still occurs.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #2

May 161998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Engine loses power. Also, oil gauge anf temporature gauge activate.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 251998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Requesting information on fuel tank location.

- Torrance, CA, USA

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