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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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1998 Ford Expedition wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 022014

Expedition 8-cyl

  • 308,000 miles

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

On two separate occasions, the lug bolts have broken off of the vehicle when in motion. The last occurrence lost 3 lug bolts at the same time. The lug bolts shear off along with the lug nuts. There was a recall in 1998, and Ford states that my vehicle was brought in December of that year for the recall. This happens on the front and back wheels. There are many reports online about this happening.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 172011

Expedition

  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 1998 Ford Expedition. While driving approximately 45 mph the vehicle began to shake vigorously and the contact drove the vehicle onto the emergency lane. The contact noticed one of the lug nuts was missing and that the studs and rim were damaged. The contact replaced the rim and took the vehicle to an independent mechanic. The mechanic replaced the lug nuts, the studs, the axle seals and the parking brake shoes. The vehicle was repaired. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign number: 98V095000(wheels:lugs/nuts/bolts) that may be related to the failure. The dealer was made aware of the failure and stated the VIN was not included. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Stedman, NC, USA

problem #7

Jun 162008

Expedition

  • miles
My wife was driving on rt 3 was going around a curve the vehicle started like wobbling and she was trying to find a wide spot to pull off the road. When she went around the curve the tire came off and she was slung into the other lane and she counter stirred and went over an embankment. Old parts are not available. Don't know where they went. Cause the stud bolts broke and lug nuts came off. Put new stud bolts in and bought new lug nuts.

- Naoma, WV, USA

problem #6

Aug 301998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles

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

My vehicle was involved in recall 98S14 and dealer did not have replacement lug nuts, so they tightened the defective ones. We were involved in an accident where the wheel sheered off at the lug nuts rolling our vehicle over 4-5 times. I suffered a broken neck in two places and a crushed disc which had to be removed an the vertibrae fused. I feel Ford was negligent and responsible for the accident. We are currently seeking legal advise.

- Evansville, IN, USA

problem #5

Sep 301999

Expedition

  • miles
Passenger's rear wheel fell off while driving which almost caused a crash. Dealer cannot determine the cause.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #4

May 081998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Right front wheel came off axle causing vehicle to lose control resulting in a vehicle collision.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #3

Jan 241998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Right rear wheel fell off of vehicle.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #2

Jan 241998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle traveling at 45 mph when rear right wheel fell off.

- Lisle, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 241998

Expedition 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle traveling at 45 mph when rihgt rear wheel came off. All lugs and 3 studs were also missing from hub.

- Lisle, IL, USA

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