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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,808 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #27

May 082005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,816 miles

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

The right rear wheel feel off my 1998 Ford Expedition. It looks like the lug nuts sheared off at the axle

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #26

Mar 042005

Expedition 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While approaching a stop light the consumer applied the brake and heard a thump as if something was under the vehicle. The consumer's husband exited the vehicle to see what was wrong. All five lug nut had come off the wheel and it had fallen off.

- Valley Stream, NY, USA

problem #25

Feb 142005

Expedition 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
NHTSA campaign 98V095000; Ford issued a wheel lug nut recall. This vehicle was not included in the recall, but had some of the lug nuts come off. The VIN is outside the remedy scope.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #24

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 #23

Jun 272002

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30 mph consumer heard a clicking sound from right front wheel. Dealer determined lugs: Nuts had come off. There is recall 98V095000, but this vehicle is not affected due to VIN.

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

problem #22

Aug 151998

Expedition

  • miles
Right rear wheels are missing three bolts and lugs which have sheared off. Dealer contacted. Feel free to provide any further infromation.

- Morristown, NJ, USA

problem #21

Feb 172002

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Lugs: Nuts and studs on rear passenger wheel broke off, only one lug nut was still intact. There is a recall, but this vehicle is not affected.

- Pikeville, NC, USA

problem #20

Jun 152000

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
When standard tire service (rotation) was performed the wheel lug nut studs failed when tightened using typical tightening tools and practices. More information and samples of these failed wheel lug nut studs are available if requested.

- Westchester, IL, USA

problem #19

Jan 242000

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Recall number 98V095000; recall remedy did not correct the problem, while driving five lugs: Nuts disengaged from the right rear wheel, causing the wheel and tire to nearly come off. Local dealer reimbursed owner for repairs..et.

- Mukilteo, WA, USA

problem #18

Dec 291998

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer received recall letter in June concerning the lugs:nuts and bolts. Consumer went to the dealer on three occasions, dealer had no parts available to correct the problem. Consumer also has not received second notification from manufacturer. Recall number 98V095000.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #17

Sep 011998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Lug nuts came loose.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #16

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
All wheel bolts failed. Nlm

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

problem #15

Aug 301998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Rear driver side lug nuts failed causing vehicle to fish tail, rolling over 4-5 times resting upside down. Two adult and three children ages 5,12 and 18 involved in the crash. One adult suffered broken neck in two places and crushed disc. One week hospital stay with surgery to remove crushed disc and Fusion of two vertibrae. Other adult and two children suffered minor cuts and abraisions one child ejected from vehicle onto highway.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #14

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lug nuts failed.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #13

Jul 121999

(reported on)

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer received recall notice 98V095000. Dealer tightened lugs: Nuts: Bolts three times which did not correct the problem. Driver's side rear tire completely come off while driving. Pleae give any further details.

- Harvey, IL, USA

problem #12

Oct 011998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lug nuts failed. Mjs

- Arroyo Grande, CA, USA

problem #11

Jul 011998

Expedition

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lug nuts failed prior to recall.

- Bonita, CA, USA

problem #10

Apr 011998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wheel lugs malfunctioned.

- Carpinteri, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 011999

(reported on)

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Loose lug nuts.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #8

Jul 011998

Expedition

  • miles
Consumer complained that mfr./dealer not honoring mfr. Recall notice #98S-14/ NHTSA #98V-095 000 concerning lugs: Nuts may not create sufficient clamp load, allowing wheel movement in relation to the hub/ rotor mounting surface.

- Urbana, OH, USA

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