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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,840 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 F-150 accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 082010


  • 68,521 miles


Heater core leaks needs to be replace 1 to 2 times per year, turn on the defroster and it will fog up windshield for you can not see the road. Per Ford dealership it due to poor parts, but the consumer needs to pay for it or get killed in a traffic accident if the consumer need to use their defroster.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 183,000 miles
The heater core failed three times within the last year. When the heater core failed, the antifreeze leaked and fumes entered the passenger's cabin. The manufacturer was notified, but would not warranty the part.

- Cordova, TN, USA

problem #1

Jan 312003


  • miles
Heater core went out at 58,000 miles. When turning on H heat it would produce a gray whitesh mist coming from the vent. He took truck to the dealer, and dealer wanted to charge him $50 for the part, but only $500 for labor.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

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