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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,200 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 #5

May 142015


  • 176,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While parked, the contact discovered that brake fluid was leaking from the master cylinder onto the speed control deactivation switch and the electrical connector without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 05V388000 (vehicle speed control). The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 176,000.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Oct 182001


  • miles
Plastic piston in front disc brake assembly absorbs brake fluid, resulting in swelling of piston that causes the piston to freeze in the cylinder, rendering the brake system unusable.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #3

May 031998


  • miles
Dealer would not repair trucks dual piston calipers/ wrong parts on truck.

- Oldsmar, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 071998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Master cylinder failed.

- Brawley, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 161998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake master cylinder failed causing brake fading. Mjs

- Riverside, CA, USA

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