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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
16 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,758 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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1998 Ford Expedition seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 242004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,500 miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision of 35 mph and neither frontal air bag deploy. No injuries was reported at this time and the dealer was notified. The consumer stated that she is experiencing some on going ligament and nerve damage in her back and neck.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #15

Nov 132003

Expedition

  • 112,000 miles
While driving 55 mph vehicle was involved in a head on collision. Upon impact dual airbags did not deploy. As a result, driver sustained severe injuries in the lower body.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #14

Jan 012003

Expedition

  • 80,000 miles
Vehicle was driven at 70 mph when consumer lost control and rear ended another vehicle. Driver side air bags did not deploy. Seat belts were worn at the time. The consumer suffered minor injuries.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #13

Jan 012003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,630 miles

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

The air bag did not come out all way, when I press the horn on the steer wheel it will not respond because the airbage built up pressure.the airbage stuck.

- Albany, GA, USA

problem #12

Sep 262002

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer states involved in a driver's side frontal collision at approx 25-28mph. The driver's side air bag did not deploy.

- Buquesne, PA, USA

problem #11

Jan 142002

Expedition

  • miles
While key was in ignition, but engine was not running, a child knocked gear shift lever out of the park gear which allowed vehicle to start rolling in reverse. Vehicle rolled backwards approximately 30 feet, and then started moving forward for an approximate distance of 150 feet. Vehicle crashed into a tree, causing both frontal air bags to deploy from which child sustained minor injuries. Dealership has not examined vehicle. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #10

Feb 282001

Expedition

  • miles

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

Consumer was stopped at a stop sign with 2 vehicles in front, consumer was 20 feet from car in front. Consumer noticed something white in rear mirror, and within seconds, consumer was rear ended at about 40 mph by other vehicle. None of airbags dployed. If consumer didn't have a seat belt on would have been knocked through window.

- Imperial, MO, USA

problem #9

Dec 092000

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 40mph on highway and his vehicle veered into another vehicle that was at a complet stop. Front end buckled. Also, airbags didn't deploy. Consumer was injured.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #8

Dec 201999

Expedition

  • miles
While driving 35 mph on a sheet of ice vehicle lost control and slid into a guardrail. Upon a frontal impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, whichnot protecting the occupants. Also, driver's seatbelt did not retract, which did not hold the occupant in seat, and causing occupant to sustain injuries.

- Falmouth, ME, USA

problem #7

Dec 201999

Expedition

  • miles
While driving 35 mph on a sheet of ice vehicle lost control and slid into a guardrail. Upon a frontal impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, whichnot protecting the occupants. Also, driver's seatbelt did not retract, which did not hold the occupant in seat, and causing occupant to sustain injuries.

- Falmouth, ME, USA

problem #6

Nov 181999

Expedition

  • miles

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

Vehicle was involved in a rollover collision, speed undetermined. Vehicle hit several trees before and during rollover. Both air bags failed to deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Cowata, OK, USA

problem #5

Nov 181999

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a rollover collision, speed undetermined. Vehicle hit several trees before and during rollover. Both air bags failed to deploy. Dealer/manufacturer notified.

- Cowata, OK, USA

problem #4

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 #3

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 #2

May 281998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle was struck by another vehicle on the side, causing consumer's vehicle to strike a tree dead center at 30 mph, and there was no deployment of driver's or passenger's side airbags. Vehicle was totaled.

- Richardson, TX, USA

problem #1

May 281998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Vehicle was struck by another vehicle on the side, causing consumer's vehicle to strike a tree dead center at 30 mph, and there was no deployment of driver's or passenger's side airbags. Vehicle was totaled.

- Richardson, TX, USA

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