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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,608 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #11

Mar 051999

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Had just taken foot off accelerator pedal when it suddenly accelerated up to 80mph. Had stood on brakes to slow vehicle, but engine had revved up as high as it could go. Moved vehicle to side of road & slammed into neutral to stop. Shifted into park, turned vehicle off. Later restarted vehicle & it started racing.

- Berlin, NJ, USA

problem #10

Feb 271999

F-150

  • miles
Certain information unavailable. Please contact for additional information.

- Hyde Park, MA, USA

problem #9

Feb 051999

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle was parked, lurched forward into store.

- Anchorage, AK, USA

problem #8

Dec 011997

F-150

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving under 20 mph, vehicle accelerated by itself and it almost caused an accident.

- Corington, LA, USA

problem #7

Jan 191999

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine throttle froze open and truck speeds out of control.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

problem #6

Jan 201999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
The throttle control began to stick during cold weather, causing sudden acceleration and loss of control. The dealer has been contacted.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #5

Nov 221998

F-150 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving on an interchange ramp at approximately 50 mph. It was two lanes and a semi started to move over into my lane. I pressed on the accelerator to kick it into overdrive to get past the truck. All of a sudden, the accelerator went all the way to the floor and stuck there. The engine started revving at a high RPM.. I put the truck into neutral and kept coasting as there was no place to pull off. The engine was revving at 5000 RPM. After about 15 seconds, the accelerator returned to normal and the engine RPM's returned to normal. The way it happened was just as if the "resume" button on the cruise control had been pressed to resume speed after you slow down....the accelerator depresses on its own and the truck gets back up to the set speed. However...the cruise control was off since I disticntly remember turning if off prior to getting into indianapolis. I referenced your site and found action number EA98018 to look very similar to this.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #4

Oct 231998

F-150

  • miles
While driving down the highway at 55mph the vehicle had a sudden burst of acceleration that took the vehicle up to a 100mph, almost causing consumer to crash. Dealer has been contacted.

- Morton, MN, USA

problem #3

Jul 291998

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle suddenly accelerates. Vehicle has been at dealership four times. Dealer has replaced the accelerator cable. Also replaced twice cruise control.

- Seaside, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 281997

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Sudden acceleration experienced.

- Soap Lake, WA, USA

problem #1

Apr 081998

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle experienced sudden acceleration, causing a collision.

- New Athens, IL, USA

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