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1998 Ford F-250 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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1998 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Alarm goes off for no reason. Door open, light is on all the time. Also, check engine light comes on then goes off. Loud noise in rear end when starting off.

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 142002

(reported on)


  • miles
Have found a crack located on the driver's side door at window cutout.

- Stanwood, WA, USA

problem #2

Jan 252002

(reported on)


  • miles
Both doors of vehicle exhibit a fatigue crack on the outside of the vehicle near the window area, rear edge, about 3 inches up from the bottom of window frame, crack begins at the rubber weather seal, then progresses rearward horizontally for about,5 inches. We then checked my buddies 1997 F150 and his had it too. He then check 3 of his friends, and they also had the cracks. Seems that auto body shops know of this problem, check it out seems to be a high percentage from a very small sample.

- Nashville Illinois, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012001


  • miles
Driver's side door is cracking above door handle. Dealership is replacing door.

- Bulington, KS, USA

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