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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 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 transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 101998

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles


Recall 98V007000 concerning throttle icing: During cold weather the throttle would stick open while driving. This problem was due to icing formed on the throttle body. This could cause extended stopping distance when braking. Dealer was contacted, and informed consumer that this vehicle was not covered under the recall.. also, torque converter failed.

- Howell, MI, USA

problem #1

Aug 261999

(reported on)


  • miles
Vehicle loses power and changes gears sporatically, dealer replaced torque converter and torque clutch solinoid but this did not fix problem. Have heard other F150 owners complain about same problem.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

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