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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

body / paint problem

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

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problem #11

Sep 011999

F-150

  • miles

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

There is a crack (1/2" in length) that has developed on the outer sheetmetal of the drivers door on the lower left hand corner near the L shaped weatherstripping. This crack is growing weekly and structural integrity in an accident is my major concern as the crack can act as a "crumple" joint. Cosmetically it is also likely to begin to rust if not corrected as the paint is beginning to peel around the crack.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #10

Sep 011999

F-150

  • miles
Door sheet metal cracking around window. Unknown affect to integrity of door.

- Jamestown, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 121999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
As stated, the door is cracking at the rear of the driver's side window approximately 1/4 of the way up from the bottom of the window. I have personally seen numerous F150 vehicles with the same type of crack. I believe this to be a safety issue because of the compromise of the structural integrity of the vehicle at normal speed as well as during a crash.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #8

Sep 151999

F-150

  • miles

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

Cracks appearing in door

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #7

Mar 011999

F-150

  • miles
This is my second truck (frist one was 1997 w/two cracked doors which dealer bought back) with this problem. The sheet metal on doors crack at the at the window trim do to stress created when raising and lowering window. Ford won't admit problem

- Auburn Hills, MI, USA

problem #6

May 141999

F-150

  • miles
Driver's side door and passager's side doors have cracks within the frame and panel. Both door's are rusting at the bottom when driving at 25 mph on wet pavement. Also, when applying brakes rear brake's will lock up.

- Eccles, WV, USA

problem #5

Nov 121998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

When driving 50 to 60mph the vehicle makes excessive wind noise around the door and cab area. Dealer says it's normal.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 101998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Doors do not shut properly consumer must slam doors.

- King, NC, USA

problem #3

May 191998

F-150

  • miles
Car would shake at 45 mph, causing tires to go out of round.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #2

May 191998

F-150

  • miles
Steering shaft failure. Also, power door locks failed/ABS brakes malfunctioned, causing brakes to vibrate upon braking.

- Ladson, SC, USA

problem #1

May 191998

F-150

  • miles
Steering pulls.

- Ladson, SC, USA

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