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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 5 of 6)

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problem #31

Oct 162000

F-150

  • miles

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

On 97's and up the doors are cracking just above the door handles on the outside there is service bulletins on my 98 telling of these cracks just about everyone I talk to has this problem and didn't know anything about it. Ford wants to pay 80%,I feel they should have a recall on all of them and pay it all.

- Frostproof, FL, USA

problem #30

Oct 012000

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Both the driver's and passanger's doors have sheet metal failure next to the lower rear corner of the window. Crack is approximately 1/2 inch long and appears to be growing. Dealer says Ford knows of this issue but is not covering it.

- Tyngsboro, MA, USA

problem #29

Oct 082000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Crack in drivers side door.seems to be a very common problem.

- Bolton Landing, NY, USA

problem #28

Sep 132000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

Driverside door has a 1/2" crack in sheet metal around window. Took truck to nearest dealership and they blew me off. Called Ford Motor Company, they also blew me off. Ford has numerious trucks in the 1997-98 year having same problem. They won't do any nessicary repairs. They should have a recall, due to the fact that this is a manufacturing defect.

- Severna Park, MD, USA

problem #27

Aug 122000

F-150 4WD

  • miles
There are so many complaiets on the cracked door why is there not a recall?

- West Memphis, AR, USA

problem #26

Aug 122000

F-150 4WD

  • miles
There are so many complaiets on the cracked door why is there not a recall?

- West Memphis, AR, USA

problem #25

Aug 202000

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

My truck has a crack in the outside body sheet metal near the corner of the drivers window on the door. Dealership where I bought it says nothing they can do because it is out of warranty. This crack is due to maufactures defect. I need help in bearing the cost of repair. NHTSA item # SB608461 / service bulletin # 99-6754

- Granger, IN, USA

problem #24

Aug 042000

F-150 4WD

  • miles
The door crack is at the base of the lower window structure. The crack will continue to increase in size further weakening the door strength. It is unknow if the door will remain intact during collision. Personal survey results : 62 vehicles examined, 52 had cracks, 2 were repaired under warranty by manufacturer.

- Homer, NY, USA

problem #23

Jul 122000

F-150

  • miles
Driver's and passenger's side doors are cracking vertically, and the upper and lower doors are detaching from panel.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #22

Jun 062000

F-150

  • miles
I have noticed a small crack forming in the metal on the driver side door. If your facing the door form the outside, the crack is located by the lower right hand corner of the window. After doing some research I have found that this is a problem in many newer model Ford trucks.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #21

Dec 201998

F-150

  • miles

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

Cracks in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the belt molding.

- Algonac, MI, USA

problem #20

May 262000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Crack developing in driver's side door sheet metal on aft post. Approximately 1/4" long. Have not contacted dealer. Personally inspected 5 other like trucks and found all to have similar cracks.

- Lusby, MD, USA

problem #19

Apr 102000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Both driver's side and passenger's side doors have cracked. Both doors were replaced. However, problem has reoccurred on the driver side. Consumer has contacted dealer.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #18

Oct 011999

F-150

  • miles
Crack in driver's side door beyond window molding.

- Masaryktown, FL, USA

problem #17

Feb 032000

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Driver side door has a 3/4 inch crack developing from about 1" from the rounding from the bottom rear corner of the outside window molding (metal part of the door) and have notice avery Ford 150 I've look at has this door crack. And over hafe of have them have them on both driver & passenger doors. There seem to be a disign flaw that Ford Motor Company doesn't want to say yes to. And fix the flaw and not just put a band-aid fix on it. You spend any where's from 22,000 to 29,000 not including tax and all they are going to do is drill weld and bondo. That's a poor engneering design. I could under stand if the truck only costed $1000 not only is there a safety concern for starters. Lets get to the bottom of this once and for all?

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #16

Nov 011998

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Deal has attempted to fix both brakes and the door cracks: Brakes still do not work and door cracked again. Dealer now will not fix them again.

- Eagan, MN, USA

problem #15

Dec 091999

F-150

  • miles
Both doors are experiencing cracks in the metal. Dealer/manufacturer were not contacted at this time.

- Monganton, NC, USA

problem #14

Nov 261999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Crack found on door, I have heard of many others exeriencing this problem

- Henniker, NH, USA

problem #13

Oct 151999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
There is a crack developing in the door sheet metal at the lower rear of the belt molding. Could lead to disassembly or failure of door

- Dover, DE, USA

problem #12

Nov 051999

F-150

  • miles
Crack developing on door, at rear side of window, 2" above bottom of window. Almost every F-150 owner who's heard of this problem has taken a look at his/her truck and found same problem. Ford not making any effort to remedy.

- Clovis, NM, USA

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