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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.

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 142002

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

When spare tire was removed at just under three years after purchase it was found to be eroded in eight places where it had rubbed against the carriage assembly. The worn areas were deep enough to render the spare unsafe. The dealesr was contacted and although the service manager admitted there was a design flaw in the carrier assembly he refused to replace the tire.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #8

Mar 262002

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated while traveling and without any warning, the vehicles spare tire chain broke causing the spare tire to fall off. Nlm

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #7

May 032001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 30-35 mph cable that holds spare tire snapped, tire bounced down the road and hit another vehicle. Damage to vehicle $ 1500.

- Pickens, SC, USA

problem #6

Apr 242001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

While driving spare tire cable located under bed of truck broke, causing tire to fall off into traffic, nearly causing a collision.

- Harold, KY, USA

problem #5

Apr 202000

F-150 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Spare tire cable broke while driveing causing a spare tire to fall off.

- Spring Lake, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 101999

F-150 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Pulled out onto the highway, travelling 10mph, and heard a loud noise. Turned vehicle around, and saw spare tire laying in the middle of the road. Contacted a dealer, dealer indicated vehicle was out of warranty. Also, cable which controls the spare tire will loosen, allowing cable to rub or break, even if it is fully tightened during normal operation.

- Conesus, NY, USA

problem #3

May 251999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

Failure of spare tire prior to required use due to spare tire carrier brackets cutting into sidewall.

- Friendswood, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 121999

F-150

  • miles
While driving at 20 mph the cable broke, causing the emergency spare tire to pop off, and the consumer lost the spare tire.

- Hereford, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 021998

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The location of the spare tire which is underneath the vehicle mounted against a steel frame, rubs against tire wall due to the vibration of the vehicle when driving, this may cause a tire blow out if spare tire is used. The consumer stated that this has nothing to do with the tire manufacturer but is a truck problem. Ford needs to replace these tires and install rubber cushing on the steel frame to prevent this problem.

- Marquette, MI, USA

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