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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,806 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #19

May 092000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

While parked in the parking lot of my place of employment the right side torsion bar cracked completely in half. This dropped the right front of the vehicle about 6 inches rendering it undrivable. The vehicle was just purchased about 1 month ago used. It had not been driven off road or no holes or curbs were hit with the vehicle. The security guard called me to tell me that my vehicle alarm was going off. When I went out to check it looked like a flat tire until I got closer and saw the tire was ok. The vehicle was leaning down to the right front. The vehicle had been sitting for more than 9 hours when the torsion bar just broke for no apparent reason.

- Crete, IL, USA

problem #18

Apr 062000

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 40 to 45 mph left front torsion bar broke away from the suspension, flying to the other side of the vehicle, and causing a blowout of the right tires. Dealer has been contacted.

- Cowen, WV, USA

problem #17

Mar 192000

Expedition

  • miles
While traveling on the street at 25-35 mph front torsion bar broke, causing vehicle to dip down on one side. Dealer notified, and repairs made at no cost to consumer, but, dealer refused to repair the other side. Provide further details.

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #16

Feb 022000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

Torsion bar cracked while backing / turning from driveway, vehicle disabled and towed to dealer for in-warranty repairs.

- Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

problem #15

Sep 151999

Expedition

  • miles
Torsion bar cracked. Vehicle in dealer shop for repairs due to warranty.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #14

Jun 011999

Expedition

  • miles
Defective torsion bar broke, causing a loss of vehicle control.the bar may enter the vehicle and injure the occupant.

- Calumet, MI, USA

problem #13

Oct 181999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles

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

While driving torsion bar broke, causing the vehicle to become hard to steer to the left or right. Dealer has fixed the vehicle.

- Manasas, VA, USA

problem #12

May 251999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Driver's side torsion bar broke near rear mount.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #11

May 251999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Driver's side torsion bar broke near rear mount.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #10

Feb 131999

Expedition

  • miles
Torsion bar on passenger's side corroded, causing vehicle to drop. Also, experienced problems with the steering & braking. Was informed by mechanic it was a bad casting. Nothing happened on the driver's side.

- Gilford, NH, USA

problem #9

Mar 141999

Expedition

  • miles

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

The driver's side torsion bar cracked, causing the torsion bar to break and puncture the tire which resulted in loss of control. Dealer replaced torsion bar and wheel. Please provide further information and VIN#.

- Adams, MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 181999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Right front torsion bar broke while vehicle was parked in garage. Had vehicle towed to dealership for repairs. Was told they had some F-150 pickups with the same problem, but on the left side. I was told the parts were on national backorder, making me beleive that this was more than an isolated incident. Took 2 1/2 weeks to get parts in. Asked the dealer since it was occuring mostly on the left side of the other vehicles, I was wondering if they were going to replace the left side on mine. Also. I was told only if it breaks. Dealer fixed the vehicle on Feb. 5, 1999. After driving for 2 days it broke again. Dealer had to order another torsion bar and that was replaced on Feb. 17,1999. I have numerous concerns with the safety of the vehicle since my wife is the primary driver and Transport our children ages 10 and 3. what would have happened if she had been driving down the highway when the torsion bar failed. I've placed 3 calls to Ford consumer relations, and received nothing, not even I'm very sorry, and no corespondence from them. As to the problem with the fuel pump, every time we got down to 1/4 of atank of gas or less and would come to a stop and step on the accelerator to proceed, the vehicle would stall in the middle of an intersection. Brought it to the dealer on three occasions, only to be told they could not find anything wrong, and that we should drive the vehicle with more than 1/4 of a tank of gas. I asked them to test the fuel pump twice. Then finally, on the third visit the replaced the fuel pump because they found the fuel sock on the pump was too short and pumping fuel when the tank was below 1/4 of a tank.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #7

Feb 041999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Torsion bar broke on the driver's side, causing the vehicle to lean to the left side.

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #6

Feb 041999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Driver's side torsion bar broke, causing vehicle to lean to the left. Cause unknown.

- Weston, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 101998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Front right torsion bar broke and fell off, causing vehicle to lean. Dealer reports he has 5 Ford vehicles with same problem, 3 pickups and 2 Expedition. Ford has a factory backlog on this part. This impresses me that it is a common safety problem on these Ford vehicles.

- Orono, MN, USA

problem #4

Jan 181999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Right front torsion bar broke with no prior suspension abnormalities.

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #3

Jan 231999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Torsion bar fracture causing the vehicle to limp forward and to the left. (approx. 6 inch drop).

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 151999

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Two front torsion bars failed by shearing, approximately 2" forward of the rear frame socket mounting. Bars failed at different times, one week apart. Left side failed first. Dealer first advised that vehicle could be driven with care, later advised that vehicle should not be driven. Broken rh side torsion bar observed during replacement of LH side torsion bar. Vehicle now out of service 11 days continuously, dealer still has no parts available to replace LH side torsion bar.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 201998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Torsion bar sheared off, causing the vehicle to lean to right, no warning. Dealer replaced part.

- Chester, NH, USA

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