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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,488 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.

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1998 Ford F-150 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #5

May 172003

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,441 miles


The front left tie rod broke, which caused loss of steering. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for repairs.. the dealer replaced all 4 tie rods. The rotors were replaced which caused the vehicle to vibrate when the brakes were applied.

- Newbury, VT, USA

problem #4

Oct 012001

F-150 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When appyling brakes, brake pad will rub against rotor, causing the rotors to warp. Consumer states while applying brakes, the front right wheel grabbed making a thumping noise causing the surface of the rotor to flake. The flaking chewed the brake pads excessively. Rotors had to replaced.

- Montgomery Center, VT, USA

problem #3

Jul 112001

(reported on)


  • miles
While having brakes serviced technician noticed corrosion on rotors. Technician tried twice to remove corrosion off rotors, and corrosion could not be removed. Dealer replaced rotors.

- Groveland, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 222001


  • miles
Consumer took car into dealer for a routine inspection, and dealer said brakes where wearing unevenly. There was more pressure on inside of rotors than on outside.

- Madera, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 291999

(reported on)


  • miles
Braking system malfunctioned due to a defective brake rotor which cause extended stopping distance. Also had a recall for the throttle and the james hodge Ford (1800-675-5447) claimed they did the recall repairs, and gave driver an invoice. Banother Ford dealer stated the previous deale R did not fix the part that was on recall which may have caused a crash.

- Vian, OK, USA

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