Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,527 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 engine problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022006

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,580 miles


: the contact stated while attempting to apply pressure to the brakes, the vehicle idled loudly and there was an increase in stopping distance. This occurred at various speeds on normal roads during normal braking without warning. The dealership replaced the retaining clip due to a recall NHTSA # 98V192000 concerning the vehicle speed control cables, however the problem still exists. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Dexter, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 291998


  • 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 #1

Aug 291997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer experienced high acceleration while driving. Throttle cable got hooked on something, causing gas pedal to stay open, causing outer control speed. Dealer notifed.

- Brenham, TX, USA

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