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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

problem #3

Feb 152000


  • miles


Belt & tensioner has failed twice in 5000 miles/sqeals loudly under even light loads.I have had it replaced twice/covered under factory warranty and parts warranty the second time//truck has cracks forming along beltline on the rear corner of windows.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 241999

(reported on)


  • miles
The rear seatbelts and latches do not anchor through the "slit" where the seatback and the seat cushion meet. The belts (and latches) come up through holes in the seat cushion itself. These holes are located foreward of the line where the seatback and seat cushion come together. As a result it is not possible to snug the child seat base against the back of the car seat. Even with the belt very tightly pulled the child seat moves several inches foreward at the base and rotates sideways. The installation instructions for all the car seats I have tried to fit in the vehicle specify that the belts must come through the slit where the seat cushion and back meet. Is a modification available to remidiate this problem and make the installation safe!! thank you.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 091998


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear window disintergrated suddenly for no reason. Vehicle was parked at time. Also, seat belt location is at an angle, making it hard to reach & latch.

- Dansville, NY, USA

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