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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,300 miles

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1998 Ford Expedition windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 282010

Expedition

  • 169,000 miles

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

First, the interior lights and running lights would not power off while all doors were closed, door ajar indicator was on. Took to dealer problem resolved for a month or so. Now need to spray WD40 on latches religiously. Dealer also replaced cruise control harness at this time. Then came the radio and heater running with the key out of the ignition. Beeps and clicks and bad smells coming from under dash. Again to the dealer, no codes found for the issues I was having. Battery draining occurring frequently now and no resolution. I now have to disconnect the battery everynight. Now when I drive down the road I get the many failure lights flashing on the dash, the windows won't work, speedometer fails, truck loses power and the transmisson shifts strangely. I was hours from home and doing 70mph on the highway when evidencing decided to not work at the same time. Then I realize that this is occurring only when it rains or is very wet out. And I was truly afraid for my life and the others that were on the road with me. I had to drift across a lane of traffic with no power to get to the side of the road. I put the truck in park and put my head down, whew, and the motor powered back up and all the failure lights were off. Only after investigating on the internet today do I find out this is a common problem. And the fix... replace the windshield seal! and possible damaged fuse box and GEM! now why didn't the Ford dealer help remedy this problem one of the many times I was in? this problem has been occurring for several years. New windshield $165 and they come to the house. I paid big money for "no codes match your issues, miss." Tw*

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 012003

Expedition

  • 65,000 miles
I have a 98 Expedition, windows roll down, stereo come on heat turns on, all dash panel warning lights come on and off, the air bag light go on and off, and the wipers and overdrive go on and off, the starter tries to start while running it started few years ago on occasion when it would rain now everytime, found out the windshield leaks water on the fuse box and some other generic box, I feel Ford should fix the Expedition its there default look on the internet, there are lots of other people with the exact same prob. Please help.

- Aberdeen, WA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012005

Expedition 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,900 miles
: the contact stated the driver's side power seat mechanism does not work properly, resulting in driver's inability to view the road. The seat moves up and down, but will not go forward or backward. The dealership determined the mechanism needed to be replaced. Updated 3/17/2006 - right front axle leaked, windshield washers failed. The glass in the driver's side window would not go up. The door locks locked the consumer out of the vehicle. The horn was difficult to locate. The rear tailgate window exploded.

- Marion, WI, USA

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