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7.2

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,625 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #16

Sep 082010

F-150

  • 42,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Ford F150. While driving the contact heard a noise at the vehicle front end. When he examined the vehicle he noticed the front suspension sway bar was missing eight bushings. The contact repaired the vehicle. The failure and the current mileage were 42,000.

- Lake City , FL, USA

problem #15

May 112004

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Consumer replaced tires five times before it was discovered there were two pieces missing from the sway bar. Consumer stated that dealer for vehicle could not find the defects. However, the Dodge dealer found the defect.

- Thompson, 00, USA

problem #14

Mar 172003

F-150

  • miles
The tie rod assembly failed.. also, vehicle needs an alignment.

- Lawrenceville, PA, USA

problem #13

Aug 282002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Left front tie rod broke off while the consumer was driving, causing the tire to go sideways. Contacted the dealer, and the dealer was not willing to do anything. Consumer stated that the the front end needed replacing plus tires the estimate is $983.45.

- Delivan, WI, USA

problem #12

Jul 262002

F-150

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Lenoxville, PA, USA

problem #11

Feb 052001

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Although there was not an injury during this incident, we were very lucky. If we had been on the highway it could have been a much different situation. I have noticed on different web sites that I am not alone with this problem. I wonder if something is being done about it. No safety defec tmentioned.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #10

Dec 011997

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front right wheels bounce at speeds of 60-70 mph.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 021999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
While driving at highway speeds vehicle will begin to sway, making it difficult to control.

- Needham, MA, USA

problem #8

Oct 271997

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Front suspension failed, causing vibration.

- Pismo Beac, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 251999

F-150

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- New Hartford, CT, USA

problem #6

Jan 291999

F-150 4WD

  • miles

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

Dealer is reporting that broken torsion bars on new Ford (F-150 and similar SUV's) is a major problem. If they snap at high speed a serious loss of control can result.

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #5

Jan 211999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
No summary listed on this vehicle.

- Portage, IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 151999

F-150 4WD

  • miles
No summary

- Budd Lake, NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 011998

F-150

  • miles
Front end vibrates/shakes at speeds up to 60 mph. Also, replaced steering shaft.

- Oak Point, TX, USA

problem #2

Jun 101998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is continually out of alignment resulting in premature wear of the tires.

- King, NC, USA

problem #1

Oct 291997

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
While drivng vehicle at 63-68 mph there is vibration in engine compartment. Dealer stated new vehicles with tryton engine have these problems. Cause has not been corrected.

- Kety, TX, USA

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