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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.

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 152001

F-150 4WD

  • miles


Sudden acceleration from 5 mph to over 40 mph while slowing for stopped traffic resulting in an accident and $4,000 damage to the truck and an unknown amount to the car I struck after the sudden acceleration.

- St. David's, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 111999

(reported on)


  • miles
When the vehicle was put into reverse it suddenly accelerated backwards, causing a collision. Cause unknown, consumer had to put vehicle in park and cut the vehicle off inorder to regain control.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 301998


  • miles
Had started vehicle & shifted into drive when vehicle suddenly accelerated. Had taken vehicle to dealer & mechanic replaced the accelerator cable. Took out cruise control, but did not replace it.

- Seaside, CA, USA

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