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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 #4

Jun 042000

(reported on)


  • miles


Brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. If your foot is not completely on the brake pedal, you will press the accelerator pedal. The dealer says this is normal and indeed other Ford F150 S I have checked have the same problem. I have had two close calls because of this problem.

- Westminster, SC, USA

problem #3

Dec 211999

(reported on)


  • miles
When traveling upon& depressing the brake pedal, pedal goes passed the accelerator pedal, causing pedal misapplication and unwanted speed, resulting in near accident. Consumer has contacted the dealer, dealer has yet to replace parts.

- Sliver Springs, MD, USA

problem #2

Dec 071998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brake pedal is not firm and making noise like that of metal rubbing.

- Brawley, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 301997

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Dealer replaced defective aluminum rim. Braking pedal effort is excessive under normal conditions. Applied brakes in wet conditions, vehicle failed to stop in time.

- Califon, NJ, USA

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