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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

1998 Ford Expedition transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 162003

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Shift linkage cable broke, between shift lever and transmission.

- Greenville , SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 151999

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Took vehicle to dealer because electronic four wheel drive high system whould randomly just disengage while driving. Continues to do so today, and dealer says Ford is aware of this problem and might be working on a fix for this model year. Supposedly a problem for many people.

- Dracut, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 211998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
While traveling at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly went into 4WD low, bring the vehicle to a near stop. When vehicle was cranked the next morning, by the tow truck driver, he noticed that the 4WD indicator was on eventhough the switch was not in that position.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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