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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,650 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 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012006

F-150 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 149,300 miles


: the contact stated that the steering on the vehicle became erratic. The problem worsened rapidly. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where it was determined that the shaft had detached from the gear box. There is a NHTSA recall # 03V196000 on the 1997 model year of the same vehicle.

- Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #1

Aug 072002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After starting vehicle consumer turned steering wheel and heard something fall, steering wheel spun in circles. Dealer determined that lower steering shaft broke and fell off.

- Naples, NY, USA

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