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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 #11

May 061999

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states that there is excessive wear of front brake rotors and pads. The rotors have been replaced on four occasions and the pads have been replaced on five occasions and the problem is reoccurring. The dealer has been contacted.

- Bear, DE, USA

problem #10

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 #9

Sep 192001

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Intermittently when the brakes are applied pedal pulsates, resulting in extended stopping distance. Dealer has changed pads and rotors. However, problem still exists. Slc

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #8

Mar 092001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was in low gear, consumer tried to slow down, applied brakes and vehicle kept going. Vehicle finally hit tree. Neither airbag deployed. The air bags failed to deploy during the accident.

- Chelsea, ME, USA

problem #7

Oct 312000

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer feels the back brakes do not stay adjusted and that the self-adjusters are poorly designed which will not keep brakes adjusted, this vehicle has almost caused accidents due to faulty brakes.

- Boring, OR, USA

problem #6

Apr 262000

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake failure resulted in accident.

- Lynnwood, WA, USA

problem #5

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Brakes are not large enough for the vehicle/failed, resulting in collision.

- Bakersfiel, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 111998

F-150

  • miles
When driving forward and backing up consumer applied the brakes, and noticed everytime applying the brakes there is a squeaking noise.

- Stain Augustine, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 241998

F-150

  • miles
The rear braking system is inoperable which reduced the braking ability and caused an accident. Dealer said it came from the factory with that problem, and there is no solution. Cause unknown.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 021998

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Brakes experience extended stopping distances.

- Yanceyvill, NC, USA

problem #1

Jul 211998

F-150

  • miles
Consumer said when he was driving his truck and started to put on brakes the brakes locked up on him.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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