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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,421 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 #12

Dec 112001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

Don't know when the stabilizer bars actually snapped, have been having shaking problems for months. Had read a news article that the NHTSA was investigating other Ford Expedition stabilizer bar problems. Felt you should know of this failure in suspension for your records and hopefully for a future Ford recall.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

problem #11

Nov 232001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Heard a noise coming from front end of vehicle after straightening out from a right hand turn. Investigated and found the front stabilizer bar had a broken bolt on the right end link. Could possibly be a hazard if swerving at high speeds.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #10

Nov 102000

Expedition

  • miles
Earlier in the month left side of front stabilizer broke while consumer was driving, and recently right side of stabilizer bar broke. Contacted dealer.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

problem #9

Nov 072001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

I think that Ford should pay for the cost of replacing stabilizer bar links, since no other vehicle that I know of has had this problem. I would think that if Ford checked their repair record database they or you would find that a lot of these parts have been replaced but never reported to you people.

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #8

Oct 202001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
How can they put a plastic pin to hold stabilizer bar?

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #7

Oct 232001

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
During inspecting of vehicle, noticed that right stabilizer bar link was broken, vehicle taken to independent repair shop. Dealer/manufacturer were notified.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #6

Apr 012001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

I am writing in response to a news article I saw regarding NHTSA investigations of 1997 and 1998 Ford Expedition, in particular failures of the front stabilizer bar links. I am creating this defect report because I believe my 1998 Ford Expedition may also suffer from a defect with the front stabilizer bar link. The stabilizer bar connects the left and right front wheel control arms and is supposed to help in controlling the pitch of the vehicle in turns. When driving, if I drive over the slightest of imperfections in a paved road, the front wheels start to vibrate and I have to slow down to regain control and to make the wheels ride correctly. Also when exiting off a ramp from a highway (meaning a very gradually right exit, not a sharp right turn), there is a loud thumping sound and the wheels again seem to lose control and start to vibrate. Likewise, when making a sharp left or right turn, there is a loud thumping sound and the wheel seem to lose control and start vibrating. I have to press the brakes to slow the vehicle in order to regain control. This is more than just a matter of getting my 'alignment fixed.' Please note: I think this is a serious problem which needs more investigation by the NHTSA. This behavior started about April 2001. This has gradually gotten worse and worse. It now occurs every time I drive this Ford Expedition. This vehicle has never been in any type of accident to my knowledge. I believe this vehicle to be unsafe, yet I have no alternative mode of transportation to get to and from work. I now have to drive slowly to avoid any problems with losing control of the wheels. Fyi - I called your office at 1-888-dash-2-dot and filed a complaint. But I wasn't quite sure the service representative got all my information. So I am opening this report as a follow-on. The previous dot image number is 715727, and I spoke to carol. You may contact me for further information. Thank you. (tiresize: P265/70R17)

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 012001

Expedition

  • miles
If vehicle hits a slight bump in road it will vibrate. Consumer is responding to a current investigation concerning stabilizer bar. Consumer has to slow down to get control of vehicle.

- Rally, NC, USA

problem #4

Aug 152001

Expedition

  • miles
When making a sharp left turn stabilizer would go out. Not able to control vehicle. Would immediately need to straigten wheels when this happens. Would not do it when making right turns.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 011998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Stabilizer light comes on intermittently, and there is a clicking sound from front of vehicle when making turns. Vehicle taken to dealer 4-5 times, cannot find a problem.

- Camas, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 152001

Expedition

  • miles
PE 01 022; front stabilizer link failure: Front stabalizer bar broke during an oil change. Vehicle was taken to dealer for inspection. Dealer informed consumer that stabilizer bar was broken. Repairs were made by the dealer. Feel free to provide any further information on this matter.

- Marshall, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 152001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Broken stabilizer link. Appears to be corrosion related.

- Billerica, MA, USA

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