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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,056 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #21

Jun 282002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While parked noticed tie rod broke off.*akconsumer was backing up to hook on a trailer when the outer tie rod end on the passenger side fell off. Consumer automatically had both rods replaced.

- N Lunenburg, CD, USA

problem #20

Jun 302002

F-150

  • miles
Front end brake and tie rod end problems from date of purchase.

- Batavia, NY, USA

problem #19

Jun 212002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated when vehicle was in reverse there was a noise, consumer got out to see if he had run over something, but did not see anything, he put the vehicle back into reverse and that is when he lost all steering, consumer got out the vehicle again and that is when he noticed the tie rod come off and was sticking through the wheel of the truck.

- Whitmore Lake, MI, USA

problem #18

Jun 032002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While pulling out of driveway, tie rod broke on left side of vehicle.

- Lakeville, MN, USA

problem #17

Jun 012002

F-150

  • miles
Consumer states while pulling into a parking lot the left front tie rod broken and causes loss of steering. Dealer and the manufacturer were notified. Feel free to provide any further information.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #16

May 232002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 20 mph vehicle dropped. Dealer determined that inner tie rod had broken.

- Wolcott, NY, USA

problem #15

May 112002

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

Tie rod end came apart at joint while driving, lost control of vehicle went off right side of road;then, completely across the oncoming lane before stopping. I have the part. I would like to know if this has happen before with this type of truck.

- Pierceton, IN, USA

problem #14

Sep 182001

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at a low rate of speed the consumer lost control of the vehicle due to tie rod failure, the vehicle could not be moved frontward or backwards because bot front wheels were pointed inward.

- Southport, ME, USA

problem #13

Apr 302001

F-150

  • miles
Consumer stated the tie rod end failed.

- Prophetstown, IL, USA

problem #12

May 022002

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Took vehicle to dealer which is when tie rod broke in half. Mechanic pulled vehicle in and that is when the tie rod broke in half, consumer also states that the left ball joint broke. Jlg

- Fitchburg, WI, USA

problem #11

May 012002

F-150

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Front left tie rod end broke while backing into driveway. Dealer and manufacturer were notified.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #10

Apr 302002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the tire rod end broke, vehicle started vibrating and shimmering. The tire rod fell off rim and cut a groove in rim.

- Urbana, IL, USA

problem #9

Apr 302001

F-150

  • miles
Consumer stated the tie rod end failed.

- Prophetstown, IL, USA

problem #8

Apr 182002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 10 mph it became difficult to steer vehicle, mechanic determined the inner tie rod had broken. Tie rod had also broken 2 years ago. Nlm

- Ontario, CD, USA

problem #7

Apr 152002

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
While driving bolt that holds the tie rod together broke. There is not steering. This is the second time bolt has snapped and broke. Took to dealer, problem has not been remedied as of yet. Please provide any further information, and vehicle identification number.

- Fort Kent, ME, USA

problem #6

Sep 182001

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving at a low rate of speed the consumer lost control of the vehicle due to tie rod failure, the vehicle could not be moved frontward or backwards because bot front wheels were pointed inward.

- Southport, ME, USA

problem #5

Sep 102001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front inner tie rods on right side broke while vehicle was parked. Consumer has taken vehicle twice before to dealer, and the dealer still did not do anything for consumer taken it again to dealer. Consumer stated there is a noise in front end when steering wheel is being turned, there is a noise when attempting to start engine, headlights stay on until the parking brake is applied, engine is using 1 quart of oil every 1000 miles, the dealer replaced the outer tie rod ends.

- Riceville, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 042001

F-150

  • miles
Drivers side outer tie rod came apart while driving.

- Brownsburg, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 162001

F-150

  • miles
While driving about 10 mhp left front tie rod came apart. Consumer kept control of vehicle, and rims and tires were demaged.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 062001

F-150

  • miles
Driver's side inner tie rod was replaced / repaired six months ago by dealer. Currently, problem has reoccurred with same tie ro. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Buffalo, MN, USA

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