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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,174 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 012016

F-150

  • miles

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

Was parking truck and before I even knew it the whole truck was on fire ! no not know what cause it.

- Mayfield, KY, USA

problem #5

May 232014

F-150 8-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
When buckling the drivers seat belt, the shoulder harness detached from upper anchor due to the nut coming off the bolt. Inspection of the passenger side belt showed the nut to be loose.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #4

Dec 232010

F-150

  • 125,045 miles
Driver side seatbelt latch will disconnect without pushing the button. I will buckle my seatbelt and then it will just unbuckle while I am driving down the road.

- Hertford, NC, USA

problem #3

May 312002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Child passenger, in the extended cab complained of the seat belt tightening. Belt would not release when unlocked, bruising shoulder/neck and abdomen area. Seat belt was cut with a knife. Sudden braking or impact was not the cause of the seat belt tension. Dealer was contacted and will replace unit. Consumer states that the seat belt was actually choking the child.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #2

May 051999

F-150

  • miles
Intermittently seat belt on the passenger's side will lock if there is any kind of movement from the passenger. The problem was reported to the manufacture/dealership. Dealer ordered the wrong part to correct the problem and refused to order the correct part.

- Lawtey, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 111998

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Rear seat belts not compatible with safe installation of child safety seats

- Chadds Ford, PA, USA

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