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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
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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 #3

Feb 112000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Lap belt in rear seat would not retract whenever shoulder belt was used on rear driver's side. If the shoulder belt was released from the child safety seat the lap belt would retract. Dealer notified, and informed consumer to contact manufacturer. However, no reponse was received. Car seat cannot be safely placed in the middle seat with this defective seat belt. Seatbelt was replaced with another defective belt. No help from Ford.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 201999


  • 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 #1

Oct 051999

(reported on)


  • miles
When installing css on left side of second row the middle seatbelt retractor will quit working due to pressure on the left seat.

- Cave Creek, AZ, USA

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