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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 042005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The contact stated while putting vehicle in four wheel drive it accelerated unexpectedly. The accelerator pedal went all the way to the floor on its own. The vehicle would not shut off. The contact had both feet on the brakes, shifted into low, and attempted to shut off the engine. The vehicle went over a pedestrian, a ramp, and knocked the trailer through the tailgate. There was damage to the ramp and the vehicle. The pedestrian received only minor injuries, mostly bruises to her side. Because the incident occurred on private property no police report was taken.

- Red Bluff, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 201998

(reported on)


  • miles
Due to location of the 4WD selector switch, while park driver accidentally turned the 4WD switch from 2H to 4H thinking that the A/C fan speed was being adjusted.

- Kaneohe, HI, USA

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