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7.3

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,452 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 092003

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,714 miles

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

When steering wheel is tilted to lowest position turn signals fail to operate.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #5

Nov 282000

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Shortly after purchase transmission leaked, had to be repaired. Currently, transmission squealed. Took vehicle to dealer, who found a leak. Also, transmission was tearing itself up, and had to be replaced. Transfer case broke and drive shaft was shuddered. Steering was very loose due to lower steering shaft failure.

- Inglewood, CO, USA

problem #4

Feb 202000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Leather seat is wearing out and leather steering cover is wearing badly. Color is coming off both. Also color comes off back side panels easily.

- Charlotte, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 201998

Expedition

  • miles

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

While driving 55mph steering has alot of play in the wheel which makes it impossible to keep the vehicle on the road. Consumer contacted dealer and manufacturer.

- Grayson, GA, USA

problem #2

Mar 261999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Steering has play and dealer has tried to fix three times. Steering has feeling of no control. Cooling system needed one gallon of coolant five days after taking ownership on 3/26/99. Vehicle was a demo model and was still considered new even though it was a 1998 model.

- Pelham, NH, USA

problem #1

May 011998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
If the steering wheel is not centered, the turn signals will not work. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified.

- Bellingham, WA, USA

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