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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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012011

F-150 6-cyl

  • miles


1998 Ford F-150. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice and problem with charging system the consumer stated after having the fuel straps replaced at the dealer under the recall, a few days later, he began to smell gas. When he looked under the vehicle, he discovered the fuel tank was leaking gas around the rear fuel tank strap, that was just replaced days before. The consumer returned to the dealer and explained to them, the fuel tank was not leaking when he first brought the truck to them. The dealer stated they were not responsible.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #2

Aug 111999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Dealer says serpentine belt can be expected to require frequent replacement (annual) on vehicle to correct squealing noise.

- Yarmouth, ME, USA

problem #1

May 121999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
In wet and cold conditions vehicle stalls out and dies with no warning. Just before the vehicle stalls, alternator light comes on. To restart vehicle, driver has to turn the ignition off. The dealer has been notified and they have notified the manfacturer.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

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