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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,379 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #9

Oct 062000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

While parked in an incline position in 4WD low, with the vehicle in park, the vehicle rolled away as in neutral, the 4WD low not operating, sustaining body damage while and as it came to a stop. The transmission in park, on an incline, held the car in 2wd, AWD, 4WD high, but failed in 4WD low when tested two more times.

- Carson City, NV, USA

problem #8

Jul 141998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission failed.

- San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 101999

Expedition

  • miles

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

I had a 1994 Ford econoline 150 custom van for a year and a half with approx 55,000 miles on it prior to getting this Expedition. The transmission on it also slipped while driving and was in and out of the shop too many times to count. The dealership was not ever able to "duplicate" the problem. So I traded it in on the Expedition. The first two weeks of owning the car it was in the shop for a broken door handle. Then the next week I had it in for the cd changer not working. The next month (month #2) I took it in because the front end shimmied when I pressed on the brake. The dealership turned the roaters. The next couple of weeks a tire began squealing and I took it into the dealership and they again turned the roaters and did a brake job this was in month #3. now we are approaching month #4 and during the week of July 4th, 3 days in a row, while I was starting from a red light the transmission slipped. The RPM's went up but the car didn't go at first. As soon as I took my foot off the gas the transmission ingaged. I took it into the dealership the next week and they couldn't duplicate the problem. They did a transmission flush on it. On July 23rd while in downtown ft. Worth, tx, I was driving and needed to get over into another lane to turn onto the highway, so I accelerated, the transmission again slipped allowing the RPM's to go up almost to 5000, and the car was not going any faster. I quickly took my foot off the accelerator and it went into gear. I immediately called the dealership and have now taken it back in (7/29/99). They have called me and said they can't get it to duplicate the problem. I've known three other people who have had different Ford products, 2 had thunderbirds and the other has a 1999 F150 and they also have experienced transmission problems. This could be a real danger, especially if the car hesitates while changing lanes and there are cars coming up behind you. I do not blame the dealership, I blame Ford manufacturing.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 261999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On two occasions vehicle experienced high acceleration while driving. Also, cruise control would not engage/engine check light remained on/vehicle would jerk whenever transmission changed gears, and both odometer/speedometer failed to operate. Dealer notified.

- Union City, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission failure.

- Thousand O, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 011998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Transmission failed.

- Sweetwater, TN, USA

problem #2

Sep 011998

Expedition

  • miles
Transmission failed.

- Sweetwater, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 211998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving up of a hill transmission pulls, causing erratic operation gear changing.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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