really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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1998 Ford F-150 accessories - exterior problems

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1998 Ford F-150 Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 162004


  • miles


Possible mirror defect on 1998 F150. The vehicle swerved and the passenger side mirror struck a mailbox. The mirror collapsed and the mirror inside had become detached, flew through the passenger window, struck the consumer in the chin and flew out of the driver window. This was the second incident. The first incident, the mirror collapsed as designed to, however, the mirror detached forcefully landing in the passenger's seat.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #3

Jan 012001

F-150 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
1998 Ford 150 lariat truck outside mirrors discolored rendering them useless. You can barely see in them during the day and at night it is almost impossible to see anything out of them. The mirror type has the turn signal built in behind the mirror. Ford replaced them once and now says that they no longer make that type because of their defective nature but will not or has not offered an alternative. Their newer version has the turn signal built on the outer perimeter of the mirror body instead of behind the mirror glass.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 252002


  • miles
Glue on outside mirror is bleeding through glass. This is causing a distortion to drivers visibility. Dealer has been contacted.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 011999

(reported on)

F-150 4WD

  • miles
Driver's side mirror malfunctioning.

- Playa Del, CA, USA

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