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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
33 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
21 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,029 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #34

Jul 152010

F-150

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F-150. While driving approximately 40 mph the air bag light on the instrument panel began to blink. The contact stated that sometime it remained on constantly. The failure had been on going for almost a year. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for the failure. He contacted the manufacturer and was advised that his vehicle was not part of recall 11V107000(air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module) which included 2004-2006 Ford F-150 and that the air bag could deploy and kill him. They advised him to take the vehicle to the dealer at his expense for the failure. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 307,000.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #33

Sep 112004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
The contact was the passenger in a 1998 Ford F150 king cab that was involved in a head on collision, the vehicle struck a tree. The owner was driving 65 mph. The road conditions were not a factor. The passenger side air bags did not deploy, and the vehicle caught on fire. The contact stated that six people were injured in the crash. The contact has a police report.

- Broad Channel, NY, USA

problem #32

Sep 292004

F-150 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal and a side collision of an impact of 55 mph. Upon impact, neither frontal air bag deployed. Driver sustained injuries, and was transported to the local hospital for tests. Dealer was not notified.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #31

Jun 032003

F-150

  • miles

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

Consumer's vehicle collided head-on into the rear of another vehicle while traveling approximately 40mph. Neither front driver or passenger air bags deployed.

- Demotte, IN, USA

problem #30

Dec 182002

F-150

  • 55,000 miles
While driving at 25 mph, vehicle was in frontal collision, and the bumper was pushed into the frame of the vehicle, but none of the airbags deployed upon impact.

- Trevose, PA, USA

problem #29

May 052002

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at night on a wet pavement consumer lost control of vehicle, resulting in a collision, and airbags did not deploy. Driver was injured, and vehicle totaled.

- Plainview, TX, USA

problem #28

Aug 032001

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles

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

While traveling at 35-40 mph another vehicle pulled out in front of consumer's vehicle, causing an accident. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy at any time.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #27

Mar 092001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was in low gear, consumer tried to slow down, applied brakes and vehicle kept going. Vehicle finally hit tree. Neither airbag deployed. The air bags failed to deploy during the accident.

- Chelsea, ME, USA

problem #26

Mar 122001

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When striking a telephone pole at 40 mph air bags did not deploy. Ford has not been contacted.

- Pheonix, AZ, USA

problem #25

Jan 052001

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a frontal collision. Upon impact, airbags did not deploy. Vehicle was totalled.

- Shreport, LA, USA

problem #24

Jan 152001

F-150

  • miles

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

Vehicle involved in a frontal collision of 35-40 mph with another vehicle. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. Dealer/manufacturer were not notified at this time. >please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #23

Dec 182000

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving vehicle at 20 mph and had an accident, hit an oil truck. Upon impact, driver's side wire from air bag sensor was severed. Air bags failed to deploy. Front suffered extensive damage, and driver sustained a broken leg and lacerations across forehead.

- Pine Grove, PA, USA

problem #22

May 182000

F-150

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 65 mph on the highway and another vehicle veered into consumer's vehicle, pushing it into the shoulder. Vehicle hit a guardrail, and the airbags didn't go off.

- Kapaa, HI, USA

problem #21

Mar 292000

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 45 to 50 mph driver hit an tree. Damages were estimated at $10,000. Also, neither driver's side nor passenger's side air bags deployed. Dealer has been contacted.

- Carencro, LA, USA

problem #20

Feb 181999

F-150

  • miles
When vehicle crashed into the side of a school bus while traveling about 50 mph, there was no deployment of the driver's side or passenger's side air bags. Truck was totalled.

- Leesville, LA, USA

problem #19

Dec 111999

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 35mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries to driver. Manufactuer has been notified.

- Moatsville, WV, USA

problem #18

Dec 111999

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving 35mph vehicle was involved in a frontal collision, the airbags did not deploy, resulting in minor injuries to driver. Manufactuer has been notified.

- Moatsville, WV, USA

problem #17

Aug 041999

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident at a impact of 25 mph. Seat belt failed to stay latched, and air bags failed to deploy. Vehicle at dealer shop for inspection. Can NHTSA help or provide additional information.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #16

Aug 041999

F-150

  • miles
Vehicle was involved in an accident at a impact of 25 mph. Seat belt failed to stay latched, and air bags failed to deploy. Vehicle at dealer shop for inspection. Can NHTSA help or provide additional information.

- Redwood City, CA, USA

problem #15

Jul 071999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Consumer was involved in a collision in which the vehicle was hit in the front. Upon impact, driver's/passenger's air bags did not deploy.

- Perryton, TX, USA

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