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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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 271998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Constant shaking of the seat, dashboard and steerin wheel. Drive shaft from new stock unit installed.

- Harlan, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 121999

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer put vehicle in reverse and heard a noise. Vehicle began to roll forward into traffic, consumer learned that the rear driveshaft broke in April 98. Also, in Jan. 99, while consumer slowed down to make a turn, the left front torsion bar broke, the frame dropped, damaging the upper control. Consumer will provide VIN# when received.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #1

May 081998


  • miles
Front wheel bearing and driveshaft failed while driving at 60 mph

- Port Saint, FL, USA

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