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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,593 miles

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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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #19

Aug 041999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

When applying the brakes on dry pavement back brakes grab, but the front brakes do not, causing extended stopping distance. At 22,000 miles the brake pads and rotors were replaced. At 28,000 miles the problem has returned.

- Boulder, CO, USA

problem #18

Nov 281998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Rear ABS brakes locked up.

- Redlands, CA, USA

problem #17

Jun 031999

F-150

  • miles
ABS brake problems; when applying brakes in an emergency situation, under wet road conditions, the system locked up, resulting in a rear end crash. Truck is being repaired.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #16

Apr 151999

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer took vehicle to dealership more than three times for transmission, and dealer said the problem were the brakes. The transmission has been taken out, and the brakes were repaired three times.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

problem #15

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 #14

Jan 031999

F-150

  • miles
On-going/intermittent problem with ABS brakes locking up during 5 mph or more; condition was reported to manufacturer. But nothing can be done at this time. Seeking help from NHTSA in this matter.

- Chippewa Fall, WI, USA

problem #13

Feb 151999

F-150

  • miles

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

Anti lock brake module failed causing light to illuminate. Mjs

- Bridge Cit, TX, USA

problem #12

Mar 301999

F-150

  • miles
While traveling in the right hand lane, I noticed an abandoned vehicle in the road ahead of me. I attempted to slow down and pull behind the vehicle to my right to avoid a collision. When my truck did not noticeably begin to slow, I attempted to bring my truck to a complete stop. I increased pressure on th brake pedal. The truck began very difficult to control and slowly began to decrease speed. After approx 100 yds I felt the brakes began to grab and was pulled forward against the seat belt. I had already traveled an excessive distance, and once the brakes began to work there was nto enough space left to bring my vehicle to a complete stop. This resulted in my truck ramming into the abonded vehicle at 5-15 mph.

- Ft Bliss, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 241998

F-150

  • miles
When brakes are applied they become mushy, resulting in extended stopping distance. The dealer has been notified.

- Noblesville, IN, USA

problem #10

Sep 011998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Consumer has ABS brakes. Brake failure occurred twice in rainy conditions in which the brake pedal went to floor of vehicle, causing vehicle not to stop. Also, vehicle has no control when brakes are applied. Problem is intermittent. Dealers cannot find a problem.

- Pepperell, MA, USA

problem #9

Jan 311998

F-150

  • miles

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

Consumer experiencing ongoing problem with vehicle ABS braking system during wet weather. Vehicle has been in/out of dealer shop on three occasions, and problem cannot solved. Dealer informed consumer that they cannot find the problem.

- Inddianapolis, IN, USA

problem #8

Nov 301998

F-150

  • miles
The consumer has been experiencing problems with anti-lock brake system. When applied the brakes, foot went to the floorboard. The manufacturer has been contacted.

- Montross, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 011998

F-150

  • miles
Anti lock brakes locked up resulting in vehicle collision.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

problem #6

May 151998

F-150

  • miles
Consumer been experiencing intermittently/ongoing problem with vehicle braking system. Condition occurred when road conditions were either damp/wet and at a rate of below 30 mph. Brakes locked up, and vehicle rear ended sideways. Dealer notified, and informed consumer that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Bryan, TX, USA

problem #5

Jul 101998

F-150

  • miles
The ABS braking system malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to "slide" through and extended stopping distance which resulted in an accident at 30 mph. The vehicle "slid" through and rearend another vehicle. Upon impact, the driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy. Did not protect the occupant in this accident. Dealer cannot determine problem.

- Murphysboro, TN, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 241998

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti lock brakes not working properly, extended stopping distance.

- Florence, AL, USA

problem #2

Nov 301997

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Anti-lock brakes failed several times, on one occasion accident resulted.

- Jonesborou, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 021998

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
While driving the vehicle consumer tried to make a sudden stop by depressing the brake pedal to the floorboard, the vehicle slowly came to a stop. Consumer contacted dealer.

- Oberlin, OH, USA

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