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

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1998 Ford Expedition transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Ford Expedition Owner Comments

problem #5

May 042002

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Consumer is concerned because the child pulled gear shift and vehicle started rolling back. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 142002


  • miles
While key was in ignition, but engine was not running, a child knocked gear shift lever out of the park gear which allowed vehicle to start rolling in reverse. Vehicle rolled backwards approximately 30 feet, and then started moving forward for an approximate distance of 150 feet. Vehicle crashed into a tree, causing both frontal air bags to deploy from which child sustained minor injuries. Dealership has not examined vehicle. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #3

May 292000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A 2-year old was able put car into gear and car rolled back. Vehicle was not on, and it totalled another car, consumer said thank god there were no kids around because someone could have been run over. Consumer took car to Ford and they were not helpful.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #2

May 052000

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer's 3-year old son got out of css/grabbed keys/put it into ignition/ turned it one notch forward, and accidently moved gear into neutral, causing vehicle to pick up speed and run into a lake. Gears did not lock when key was put into ignition and turned to the first notch. Shift gear could be moved and gears will only lock when they are put into any other notch.vehicle was a total loss. Someone was able to jump into lake and get child out before vehicle sank.

- Holladay, TN, USA

problem #1

May 181998

Expedition 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Solenoid assembly failed causing gears to stick. Mjs

- Northridge, CA, USA

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