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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,333 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 172002


  • 67,000 miles


While driving 45 mph rear axle fell off, causing vehicle to flip over. Driver was ejected 40 feet away into a ditch. Due to the severe damage vehicle was totaled.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #2

Oct 282002

(reported on)


  • miles
While driving at 60 mph on highway. The pin in the rear axile broke causing the axile to come completely out of the housing, hitting the side of pickup and then flew into open field. Cars behind saw this happen and lucky it did not hit them. Good control of pickup kept from having a rollover or going into oncoming traffic.

- San Marcos, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002


  • miles
Axle seal on the left rear tire is leaking and causing brakes to fail, also not only on my truck but many other trucks locally the paint is cracking on both the driver and passenger doors and starting to rust near the bottom corner of the windows. They are only little spots but very costly to repair: Upwards of $300- $500 dollars.

- Sheds, NY, USA

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