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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 102002

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

Wipers/washer don't always work. Will work if turn signal is turned on.

- Bloomingdale, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 122000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
I uderstand this faliure is quite common but at only 19000 miles if this were to happen on the highway, and it is likely to it would result in loss of steering and brakes.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #6

Feb 012001

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Driving 70 mph on interstate and lost power steering, while passing slower vehicle.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #5

Dec 141999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles

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

The power steering is makine a high pitched groaning noise.

- Singer Island, FL, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Jun 141999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
When driving along a curve at times steering control is briefly interrupted causing a sense of loss of control of the vehicle. I took it to the dealer and explained the problem, they indicated that my vehicle was out of alignment and that my tires needed rebalancing and rotation. I paid for the alignment and they through in the rebalancing and rotation, but the problem persists.

- Snellville, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 261999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
The engine loses coolant with no visible signs of leak found, the steering pulls to right and is loose, feels like you can easily loose control. Drove other new vehicle and did not have this problem, similar to ODI id# 702318.

- Pelham, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 181999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Speed sensitive power steering: At the time of purchase the vehicle pulled right. The vehicle also exhibited a problem I call steering burst or hang. When turning either left or right the power assist steering would continue to apply pressure to the steering wheel. This continued pressure could only be stoped by jerking hard, back in the opposite direction on the steering wheel. Another issue experienced is when accelerating hard from a stop or passing etc. The vehicle moves to the right of the lane of travel. This occurs in a surprisingly quick and unusual manner as if the vehicle where dog tracking to the right.?. the vehicle was aligned by the dearler 4 times in the first weak of ownership. Also the frame and the tires were checked. After the forth alignment I noticed the vehicle wondering left & right on the road. Suspecting somthing fishy, I took the vehicle to an independent auto shop. The mechanic ther pointed out visually the caster and camber adjustment slots and how they were maxed out. The caster and camber had been intentionally set to 3 degrees and 6 degrees out of manufactors specifications so as to pull left. Left so as to bury the pull right problem. This steering system is either mal-engineered, mal-assembled or has defective parts. A problem which the dealer nor manufacturer can resolve or don't want to resolve it. Ford had two of thier reps look at the problem. Both times they stated the vehicle operates as per design. The last time they (Ford & dealer) had the vehicle they deactivated the speed sensitve feature which makes the problem feel less apparent but is non the less still there. The power steering is now stiffer and tighter I can only surmise to further attemp to cover -up the problem. Other Expedition I test drove had the same problem. And on the"Ford Expedition enthusiest" web site there are many of the same complaints. The A/C failure was catastrophic the vehicle had to be towed, late at night I might add. More details please call.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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