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

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1998 Ford E-350 brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Ford E-350 Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 152002

(reported on)


  • miles


Always pulls to the left when braking. Left front locks up and skids whin braking for a sotp on wet pavement or on unpaved surfaces. Same occurs when loose material is on paved surface. Brake components (shoes, calipers, etc ) have been replaced by the dealer at considerable expense with no improvement. There was a blue ring on the left front rotor when work was done. When the left front skids there is no braking. Fortunately it only happens under certain conditions (at low speeds) resulting in only 20-30 occurrences in 94,00 miles. The pull is compensated for on dry conditions by increased steering effort and by the steering stabilizer. The dealer (gilmore Ford) has been able to verify the condition but unable to correct. I have been unable to contact a foctory tech. Representative. I understand that there are others with this same problem but not many drive as much as I and may consider the individual occurrence unique. It is also possible that low speed accidents have occurred and just been considered "over driving". I had to recently cancel use of this vehicle on a trip because mech of the travel was in the mountains on unpaved roads and would have been unsafe!

- Montgomery, AL, USA

problem #4

Aug 132001

E-350 Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer took vehicle into dealer for a routine check. Dealer noticed a hair line crack in brakes. Rotors/ pads and shoes were replaced. Vehcile showed no sign of having a problem.

- Valley Cottage, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 052000


  • miles
While driving at 35-40 mph ABS suddenly engaged then released, and consumer had no brakes. ABS light on constantly. Dealer cannot find problem, ABS replaced 4 times. Please add additional information.

- Waterbury, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 082000

(reported on)


  • miles
While applying brakes in high speed vehicle would start to shake. Dealer has been notified.

- Bealton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 081998


  • miles
While traveling 65mph heard a loud bang. Discovered no brakes after brake pedal went to floor. Also, driver's side brake rotors broke, causing the spindle to burn out. Also, wheel bearings had to be replaced. Has happened before. Each time was taken to dealer for repairs.

- Akron, OH, USA

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