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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,703 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 body / paint problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 4 of 6)

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problem #51

May 202001

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Traverse City, MI, USA

problem #50

Mar 012001

F-150

  • miles
When consumer closes driver's side and passenger's side doors there are stress cracks on molding. There has been more than one incident.

- Rome, NY, USA

problem #49

Apr 242001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A crack has developed in structure of driver's side door. Weld holding door together at base of window was cracking.

- Ripley, NY, USA

problem #48

Apr 252001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

Doors are starting to break on outside where curve begins, cause is unknown.

- Gilbert, LA, USA

problem #47

Apr 062001

F-150

  • miles
Driver's side door sheet metal exhibits a crack at the lower rear of the window opening near the belt molding.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #46

Mar 102001

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Outside sheet metal fatigue at lower rear corner of both door windows adout 1/4" Ford won't repair.

- Fulton, MO, USA

problem #45

Jan 292000

F-150

  • miles

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

The drivers side door cylinder is hard to open. Nlm

- Ingleside, IL, USA

problem #44

Mar 272001

F-150

  • miles
The drivers door is splitting looking at the door, bottom right hand side of the window. Its starting to crack the door.

- Williamstown, MA, USA

problem #43

Apr 042001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Door light on dash panel stays on even though all doors are closed properly. Cause is unknown.

- Bartlesville, OK, USA

problem #42

Mar 212001

F-150

  • miles
A crack in metal outside driver's door where seal meets window. Dealer / manufacturer notified, and informed consumer that vehicle was out of its warranty, and there were no recalls on that problem. Please provide any further details on this matter.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #41

Mar 052001

F-150

  • miles

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

Driver's side door is cracking right above door handle near window. Has not contacted dealer yet.

- Kentland, IN, USA

problem #40

Mar 162001

F-150

  • miles
There is a hairline crack right below the window frame forming on door.

- Bloomington, MN, USA

problem #39

Mar 092001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Driver's side door has a crack down middle, on outside. Crack is very visible from a distance and to the naked eye. Took vehicle to dealership, and was informed by mechanic that crack on door would not be repaired due to mileage on vehicle. Owner had reported problem when vehicle had 41,000 miles, but nothing done at that time.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #38

Feb 212001

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Structure of driver's side door is breaking up around window. Ford has not been contacted.

- Peru, IN, USA

problem #37

Jan 302001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Ford wants $150 to make the repair since the warranty has expired / I am not at fault for the manufactured defect. No safety defect listed.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #36

Mar 012000

F-150

  • miles
Door skin is cracked at beltline on passenger door. Dealer response: "we'll look into it" this seems to be a fairly common problem wirh the 97 and up F150S.

- Auburn, GA, USA

problem #35

Jan 011999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Drivers door sheet metal has 3/4" horizontal crack even with window sill, looks like top of door could break off in a crash.

- Evans, GA, USA

problem #34

Dec 012000

F-150

  • miles
Driver's side door panel is splitting when consumer closes door. There are cracks inside and outside, exterior is showing big cracks. Ford was notified.

- Spring Lake, NC, USA

problem #33

May 082000

F-150 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Driver's side window, as consumer is facing door, there is a crack in door. Took vehicle to dealer, and they said it was a cracked weld. There was cracking on door and roof seams but necessay repair was done on warranty.

- North Bend, OR, USA

problem #32

Oct 162000

F-150

  • miles
From 1997's to 2000's F-150 1 or 2 of their doors are cracking just above the door handles at bottom of glass on the exterior Ford Motor Co. Has service bulletins dated in 1998 on my truck telling of these cracks. 2 people in my family has this problem also with their 2000's, and just about everyone I tell has the same problem, a lot of them aren't aware of it, Ford wants to pay 80%, they should pay it all.

- Frostproof, FL, USA

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