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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Ford F-250 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford F-250 Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 011998

F-250

  • miles

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

When brakes are applied, brakes lock and release resulting in failure of vehicle to stop. When brakes are applied quickly, pedal goes to floor and brakes fail. When traveling over a bumpy surface, if brakes are applied, they fail. If driving on extremely wet roads and brakes are applied, they fail to work properly. Brakes pads and/or rotors have been replaced numerous times due to improper wear. Numerous attempts have been made with the dealer and Ford Motor Company to resolve. However, since warranty has expired, Ford Motor Company refuses to discuss vehicle replacement. They acknowledge a braking defect however they claim to have no solution at this time. Copies of all repair orders and service notices from Ford are available, as well as correspondence to the dispute reolution board and Ford Motor Company.

- Ashland, KY, USA

problem #1

Nov 201998

F-250 4WD

  • miles
Have had 4 failures in the rear suspension system. First time, the traction bars were making a horrible metal-metal creaking/grinding noise; traction bars were replaced. Second time the entire bracket bolted to the frame came loose, sliding and banging around on the frame; tractions bars, traction bar brackets, and traction bar bolts all replaced. Third time air spring (air ride suspension) leaked down and caused the truck to pull to one side (truck was not level; driver's side rear rode very low, passenger side front rode very high); air spring was replaced. Fourth time the traction bar (passenger side) broke; service center not open, plan on taking it in tomorrow. Rear window seal has been 'fixed' twice, yet continues to leak water into the cab, last time shorting out some aftermarket electronics behind the rear seat. Braking at highway speed (50-75) results in a front-end vibration, rotors were turned by the dealer recently due to a front disc brake problem that resulted in the inside pad wearing down to bare metal and much grinding (wear indicators are on the outside pad and were not engaged (squeaking); so they were not indicating pads needed replacement). The other side pads were worn non-parallel to the pad backing (pad was thicker on one edge than the other).

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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