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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,200 miles

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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 #5

Nov 262015

Expedition

  • 198,000 miles

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

The contact owned a 1998 Ford Expedition. While driving 55 mph in inclement weather, the contact lost control of the vehicle and it rolled over multiple times. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact sustained head, shoulder, and hip injuries that required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed from the crash scene and was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 198,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Branson, MO, USA

problem #4

Jul 132013

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 118,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Expedition. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, another vehicle crashed into his vehicle head on at approximately 50 mph. The air bags did not deploy. The police reported to the scene and a report was filed. The contact sustained injuries to the lower back and chest, and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The vehicle was towed and declared destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 118,000.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

problem #3

Sep 242004

Expedition

  • miles
Nevada traffic accident report. The consumer was involved in a accident in which the air bags did not deploy.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #2

Dec 232004

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving from va to mi, hit snow in oh. Hit patch of 'black ice', spun out, hit tractor trailer that was on the rights side of us with the front of my truck(1998 Ford Expedition), rolled 3-4 times. Slide about 20 feet. No airbag deployed through all of this.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #1

May 242001

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer was sitting in a drive-thru and had put vehicle in park when it experienced sudden acceleration, consumer states it started shaking and making a loud squealing noise, the brakes did not work and vehicle crashed into a concrete guard post, the airbags did not deploy, consumer suffered a mild concussion, Ford states they can not find any cause for the problem and can not help consumer any further.

- Mason, MI, USA

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