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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,149 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 wheels / hubs problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Mar 232007

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

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

- the contact owns a 1998 Ford F150. While driving at 25 mph the front wheel came off the vehicle. The road conditions were clear. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact stated that there was recall 98V09500/nsa#111paw for the lugs:nuts. However, the manufacturer and the dealer stated this vehicle was not included as part of the recall. The current mileage was 68,000.

- Lebanon, NH, USA

problem #36

Apr 012005

F-150

  • miles
1998 Ford F150 right wheel fell off. The vehicle struck a delineater post then a embankment on the North side of the road. The vehicle's right front A-arm broke, the lower right door bent, the front bumper grill was damaged, rear glass broke, possible frame twist/undercarriage damage (Ohio traffic crash report).

- Fremont, OH, USA

problem #35

Sep 222005

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,500 miles
The consumer states that while driving the truck was shaking. When the driver stopped. The lugs/nuts/bolts snapped off the wheel. The speed was 35 mph. The tire was ready to fall off. The consumer took the truck to the dealer to see if there were any recalls on the truck. The manufacturer has been called, and a complaint filed with the company. The truck was going to be repaired. The truck is a 1998 Ford F150 truck.

- Cedar Grove, NJ, USA

problem #34

Jun 262003

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

1st complaint - a leaf spring in the leaf spring assembly was found to be broken by my mechanic during routine maintenance, no further damage found; leaf spring was replaced w/ factory replacement 2nd complaint - lugs/nuts/bolts loosened up while driving, wheel came off, rotor landed on inside of wheel rim, ruined wheel and rotor, both replaced along w/ lugs/nuts/bolts w/ factory replacement.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #33

Feb 102002

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 65 mph driver's side front wheel disconnected from vehicle. Vehicle slid into a ditch, no injuries, minor damage to vehicle.

- Binwheeler, TX, USA

problem #32

Jun 142001

F-150

  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 15mph on a side street and felt vibration coming from underneath vehicle. Right rear lugs: Nuts: Bolts not came off, leaving tire wobbling. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer states right rear tire studs broke off while driving, causing tire to fall off, this has happened on two occasions.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #31

Apr 052001

F-150

  • miles

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

While driving at 30-35 mph on ramp front tire fell off due to failure of lugs: Nuts. About every 100 miles lugs: Nuts will come loose, will not stay tight. Recall 98V095000 was issued for this defect, but this vehicle was not included due to VIN.

- Monee, IL, USA

problem #30

Mar 242001

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving three lugs: Nuts: Studs sheared off right rear wheel, causing tire to fall off.

- Avella, PA, USA

problem #29

Mar 142001

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 35 mph lugs: Nuts: Studs broke, causing rear wheel to separate from vehicle. Dealer has been contacted.

- Albany, OK, USA

problem #28

Feb 042001

F-150

  • miles
Lugs: Nuts require an excessive amount of pressure to tighten.

- Cascade, MT, USA

problem #27

Jan 132001

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While driving on highway front left tire went flat, and then consumer replaced tire with spare. About 50 miles later, tire came completly off vehicle. Vehicle crashed in the side of road, and did some damage to vehicle. Contacted dealer, and the dealer said that they could not do anything for him. The spare wheel that was used during replacing flat tire came off due to defective coating that the vehicle manufacturer had recalled for coating breakdown and causing the lug nuts to come loose and spin off. ( the tire make and model was not given)

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #26

Jul 172000

F-150

  • miles
I am proud owner of Ford 1998 F150 V8 XLT 2wd. I do most my truck's maintenance at home. As I was rotating my tires last night, one of front left-hand side wheel bolt snapped as I was turning a nut on it. The lug nut was loose and it was kept turning. I was very disappointed at the fact that the bolt easily broke while using little force by hands. This is my second Ford and I never had this kind of problem before. So I decided to go to the Ford website and I found out that there was a recall for my truck on the wheel nuts. However I did not get any information until after the tire rotation. So I called the puente hills Ford dealership if I take my truck to the dealership so they can repair broken wheel bolt due to already recalled nut. And the dealership said that they are not responsible for the broken bolt. They will charge me about $73 for the repair. But if they contacted me for the recall I would not have this kind of problem. The reason why the Ford company recalled the lug nut is that the lug nuts came loose for my truck and that is exactly problem I was having. And that is why I was turning the nut on the bolt until the point when it snapped. I drove Ford all my life and I think the dealership is trying to avoid their responsibility. Please help me.

- Diamond Bar, CA, USA

problem #25

Nov 011998

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wheel lug nut failed.

- Chula Vist, CA, USA

problem #24

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Lug nuts are loose.

- Redondo Be, CA, USA

problem #23

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealership did not replace lug nut as stated in the recall repair (98V-095). (dealer)

- Winnetka, CA, USA

problem #22

Sep 081999

(reported on)

F-150

  • miles
Lug nuts recall.

- Buellton, CA, USA

problem #21

Aug 311999

F-150

  • miles
While driving at 65 mph on the interstate the lugs: Nuts that are suppose to keep the wheel on sheared off the right front wheel, causing loss of control and the wheel also came off. The vehicle stopped safely. Dealer has been contacted.

- Conneaut Lake, PA, USA

problem #20

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Wheel lug nuts malfunctioning.

- Visalia, CA, USA

problem #19

Jun 011998

F-150

  • miles
Unable to have lug nut recall repair perfomred due to lack of parts. (98V-095)

- Beverly, MA, USA

problem #18

Jul 151998

F-150

  • miles
Consumer expriencing problem with dealer honoring manufacturer's recall pretaining to the lug nuts:bolts. Consumer been trying to get the dealer to do the repair since 15-Jul-98, and dealer informed consumer that they are unable to get the parts from manufacturer. Second attempt was made on 26-Oct-98, still being informed that they are unable to get parts from manufacturer.

- Moatsville, WV, USA

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