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8.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,923 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #26

Apr 012004

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,000 miles

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

While driving lugs nuts broke, causing the front right wheel to detach from the vehicle. Consumer was traveling at 70 mph when lugs and nuts broke in the front wheel. Taken to dealership and put the same tire and rim. When consumer left dealership, lights failed to work and experienced shaking in front end. Took vehicle to a different dealership, and found out that the front end was so bad. Dealership replaced shims to align front end. The failure of lights was caused by the repair from the previous dealership because when they took the dash board apart, they poked a hole in the heater which burned the wire.

- Gustine, CA, USA

problem #25

Feb 052002

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
I understand this problem is under investigation as of Sept. 2001. As stated 14 incidents reported. I have a very hard time believing that I am number 15. This is ludicrous. This is a Ford defect, just like the Explorer and should be immediately recalled. I was extremely lucky, as it seems the others were also. I guess the NHTSA only really cares if there are fatalities involved. People saving people, who are they kidding. They probably have the Ford Motor Co. In their pockets. Please note that we leased this vehicle brand new and just recently purchased it.

- Scituate, MA, USA

problem #24

Jan 192002

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #23

Oct 222001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

Caused loss of controll of SUV.

- Sandy, UT, USA

problem #22

Jul 152000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #21

Jan 052001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Cost for repair $366.83 excluding tax. No safety defec tlisted.

- Columbia, MD, USA

problem #20

Sep 142001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

The support bolt on the left side has broken and the right side is bent and ready to break. I do have photos. The seat belts are ripping in half at a point where the belt is inside the reel. Both shoulder belts on the 3rd seat have ripped and the left side 2nd seat shoulder belt has ripped aprox. 3/4 of the way through. Ford will not commit to replacement, will only evaluate.

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #19

Jun 122001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
There was no accident involved with this part failure as our mechanic caught the problem before we had an accident. Our mechanic felt since this is the exact same part used in the Explorer and Mountaineer and has since been recalled, this one for the Expedition should be recalled as well. This is the exact same part! Ford was of no help and frankly Ford nor the dealership cared about this problem. No safety defec tmentioned.

- Hartford, SD, USA

problem #18

Sep 052001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Rindge, NH, USA

problem #17

Sep 042001

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Leominster, MA, USA

problem #16

May 012001

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle does not handle the way it should, it acts like it's out of alignment at all times. Does not go where consumer steers it, and does not handle well. Vehicle not taken to dealer yet.

- Cross Lanes, WV, USA

problem #15

Nov 011998

Expedition

  • miles
Engine would have severe vibration. Its very noticeable when vehicle is idling. Problem is intermittent. Took to dealership, and was informed that vibration was normal.

- West Monroe, LA, USA

problem #14

Nov 302000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Middleport, NY, USA

problem #13

Dec 012000

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Connector between sway bar and lower control arm broke, causing handling of vehicle to become diffcult.

- Franklin, MI, USA

problem #12

Aug 252000

Expedition

  • miles
No summary

- Jordan, NY, USA

problem #11

Aug 252000

Expedition

  • miles
No summary

- Jordan, NY, USA

problem #10

Sep 302000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
When making first sharp turn going 25 mph the right area makes a loud thump.

- Jordan, NY, USA

problem #9

Aug 102000

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone wilderness/at, size P235/75R16, standard equipment on this truck were out of round, and wobbled. Tread also separated under hot weather conditions. Firestone was not contacted. Consumer replaced at own expense.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

May 262000

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
The vehicle drifts at highway speed due to flaw in the vehicle's front end design.

- San Angelo, TX, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle requires wheel alignment and tire balancing.

- Alhambra, CA, USA

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