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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,500 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022006

F-150 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 183,000 miles


The contact stated the emergency brake cable is stretched out and will not hold the vehicle in place. The emergency parking brake was engaged and the vehicle rolled off of a jack while a tire was being changed. There were no injuries. Also, the emergency parking brake gets stuck and will not release, and the indicator light stays on. The dealer was contacted, and there have been no repairs. Updated 3/9/2006 -

- Kempner, TX, USA

problem #1

May 242005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
Speed control deactivation switch caught on fire. White smoke was coming out of grill. Consumer got out of car and put fire out. That morning brake warning light came on, and he had to pull the emergency brake a few times, and it went off. Took vehicle to repair shop, and had it repaired. Has not called manufacturer.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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