1998 Ford F-150 Air Bags Frontal problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1998 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Air Bags Frontal problems and defects. Total reports: 34.

The Abs Braking System Malfunctioned, Causing The Vehicle To “slide” Through And Extended Stopping Distance Which Resulted In An Accident At 30 Mph. The Vehicle “slid” Through And Rearend Another Vehicle. Upon Impact, The Driver’s And Passenger’s airbags Did Not Deploy. Did Not Protect The Occupant In This Accident. Dealer Cannot Determine Problem. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1725WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MURPHYSBORO, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 10, 1998

The Abs Braking System Malfunctioned, Causing The Vehicle To “slide” Through And Extended Stopping Distance Which Resulted In An Accident At 30 Mph. The Vehicle “slid” Through And Rearend Another Vehicle. Upon Impact, The Driver’s And Passenger’s airbags Did Not Deploy. Did Not Protect The Occupant In This Accident. Dealer Cannot Determine Problem. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1725WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MURPHYSBORO, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 10, 1998

Consumer Was Involved In A 40 Mph Frontal Collision In Which The Driver’s And Passenger’s air Bags Did Not Deploy. Driver And Passenger Injured. *ml

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TECUMSEH, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971103. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Consumer Was Involved In A 40 Mph Frontal Collision In Which The Driver’s And Passenger’s air Bags Did Not Deploy. Driver And Passenger Injured. *ml

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TECUMSEH, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971103. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

While Driving At 35 Mph On Wet Pavement Was Hit On The Left Side By Another Vehicle And The air Bags Didn’t Deploy. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GARDEN CITY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 11, 1999

While Driving At 35 Mph On Wet Pavement Was Hit On The Left Side By Another Vehicle And The air Bags Didn’t Deploy. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GARDEN CITY, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 11, 1999

Consumer Was Involved In A 35 Mph Frontal Collision, And The Driver’s And Passenger’s air Bags Did Not Deploy. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX072XWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREENSBORO, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Was Involved In A 35 Mph Frontal Collision, And The Driver’s And Passenger’s air Bags Did Not Deploy. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX072XWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREENSBORO, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Truck Was Involved In A Crash Traveling At 60 Mph, And There Was No Deployment Of The Driver’s Or Passenger’s Side air Bags. The Crash Involved The Front Left Side Of The Truck. Damages Totalled $7,000.00. Truck Has Not Been Repaired. Manufacturer Has Been Contacted About The Problem. Please Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYF1763WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORMAN, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Mar 13, 1999

Truck Was Involved In A Crash Traveling At 60 Mph, And There Was No Deployment Of The Driver’s Or Passenger’s Side air Bags. The Crash Involved The Front Left Side Of The Truck. Damages Totalled $7,000.00. Truck Has Not Been Repaired. Manufacturer Has Been Contacted About The Problem. Please Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYF1763WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORMAN, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Mar 13, 1999

When Driving Bout 30-35 Mph On The Beach, Driver Hit A Log Which Bent The Frame Of The Truck. The Truck Was Totalled. The Drivers’ Side air Bag Did Not Deploy Unitil After The Driver Hit His Face On The Steering Wheel, Causing Minor Injuiries. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CORPUS CRISTIE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Mar 17, 1999

I Was Involved In A Single Car Accident On Sunday ,9 May 1999 While Trying To Avoid An Accident With Another Vehicle. I Impacted A Telephone Pole At Approximately 35 Miles An Hour And Neither air Bag Deployed. I Wanted To Know If This Is Normal Or A Valid Complaint. Thank You For Taking The Time To Read My Complaint. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0767WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREAT MILLS, MD. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 09, 1999

I Was Involved In A Single Car Accident On Sunday ,9 May 1999 While Trying To Avoid An Accident With Another Vehicle. I Impacted A Telephone Pole At Approximately 35 Miles An Hour And Neither air Bag Deployed. I Wanted To Know If This Is Normal Or A Valid Complaint. Thank You For Taking The Time To Read My Complaint. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF0767WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GREAT MILLS, MD. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 09, 1999

Consumer Was Involved In A Collision In Which The Vehicle Was Hit In The Front. Upon Impact, Driver’s/passenger’s air Bags Did Not Deploy. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PERRYTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Was Involved In A Collision In Which The Vehicle Was Hit In The Front. Upon Impact, Driver’s/passenger’s air Bags Did Not Deploy. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PERRYTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Vehicle Was Involved In An Accident At A Impact Of 25 Mph. Seat Belt Failed To Stay Latched, And air Bags Failed To Deploy. Vehicle At Dealer Shop For Inspection. Can Nhtsa Help Or Provide Additional Information . *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17WOWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in REDWOOD CITY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 04, 1999

Vehicle Was Involved In An Accident At A Impact Of 25 Mph. Seat Belt Failed To Stay Latched, And air Bags Failed To Deploy. Vehicle At Dealer Shop For Inspection. Can Nhtsa Help Or Provide Additional Information . *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17WOWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in REDWOOD CITY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 04, 1999

While Driving 35mph Vehicle Was Involved In A Frontal Collision, The airbags Did Not Deploy, Resulting In Minor Injuries To Driver. Manufactuer Has Been Notified. *ak *ml

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF186XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOATSVILLE, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Dec 11, 1999

While Driving 35mph Vehicle Was Involved In A Frontal Collision, The airbags Did Not Deploy, Resulting In Minor Injuries To Driver. Manufactuer Has Been Notified. *ak *ml

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF186XWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOATSVILLE, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Dec 11, 1999

When Vehicle Crashed Into The Side Of A School Bus While Traveling About 50 Mph, There Was No Deployment Of The Driver’s Side Or Passenger’s Side air Bags. Truck Was Totalled. Please Provide Any Further Information. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF0721WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LEESVILLE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Feb 18, 1999

While Driving At 45 To 50 Mph Driver Hit An Tree. Damages Were Estimated At $10,000. Also, Neither Driver’s Side Nor Passenger’s Side air Bags Deployed. Dealer Has Been Contacted. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CARENCRO, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Consumer Was Traveling About 65 Mph On The Highway And Another Vehicle Veered Into Consumer’s Vehicle, Pushing It Into The Shoulder. Vehicle Hit A Guardrail, And The airbags Didn’t Go Off. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1DRE1465WHB. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KAPAA, HI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 18, 2000

Vehicle Involved In A Frontal Collision Of 35-40 Mph With Another Vehicle. Upon Impact, Both air Bags Did Not Deploy. Dealer/manufacturer Were Not Notified At This Time. >please Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details On This Matter. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CARROLLTON, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 15, 2001

Was Driving Vehicle At 20 Mph And Had An Accident, Hit An Oil Truck. Upon Impact, Driver’s Side Wire From air Bag Sensor Was Severed. air Bags Failed To Deploy. Front Suffered Extensive Damage, And Driver Sustained A Broken Leg And Lacerations Across Forehead. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W4WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PINE GROVE, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19981119. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Dec 18, 2000

Vehicle Was Involved In A Frontal Collision. Upon Impact, airbags Did Not Deploy. Vehicle Was Totalled.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHREPORT, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 05, 2001

Vehicle Was In Low Gear, Consumer Tried To Slow Down, Applied Brakes And Vehicle Kept Going. Vehicle Finally Hit Tree. Neither airbag Deployed. *ak The air Bags Failed To Deploy During The Accident. *yh

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX1AL1WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHELSEA, ME. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Mar 09, 2001

When Striking A Telephone Pole At 40 Mph air Bags Did Not Deploy. ford Has Not Been Contacted.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PHEONIX, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

While Traveling At 35-40 Mph Another Vehicle Pulled Out In Front Of Consumer’s Vehicle, Causing An Accident. Upon Impact, air Bags Did Not Deploy At Any Time. Please Provide Further Information.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving At Night On A Wet Pavement Consumer Lost Control Of Vehicle, Resulting In A Collision, And airbags Did Not Deploy. Driver Was Injured, And Vehicle Totaled.*tt

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PLAINVIEW, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 05, 2002

While Driving At 25 Mph , Vehicle Was In Frontal Collision, And The Bumper Was Pushed Into The Frame Of The Vehicle, But None Of The airbags Deployed Upon Impact. Please Provide More Details. Ts

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TREVOSE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Dec 18, 2002

Consumer’s Vehicle Collided Head-on Into The Rear Of Another Vehicle While Traveling Approximately 40mph. Neither Front Driver Or Passenger air Bags Deployed.*ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1764WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DEMOTTE, IN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 03, 2003

Vehicle Was Involved In A Frontal And A Side Collision Of An Impact Of 55 Mph . Upon Impact, Neither Frontal air Bag Deployed. Driver Sustained Injuries, And Was Transported To The Local Hospital For Tests. Dealer Was Not Notified.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1762WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WARREN, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040816. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 29, 2004

The Contact Was The Passenger In A 1998 ford F150 King Cab That Was Involved In A Head On Collision,the Vehicle Struck A Tree. The Owner Was Driving 65 Mph. The Road Conditions Were Not A Factor. The Passenger Side air Bags Did Not Deploy, And The Vehicle Caught On Fire. The Contact Stated That Six People Were Injured In The Crash. The Contact Has A Police Report. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle was on fire. 6 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BROAD CHANNEL, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Sept 11, 2004

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. While Driving Approximately 40 Mph The air Bag Light On The Instrument Panel Began To Blink. The Contact Stated That Sometime It Remained On Constantly. The Failure Had Been On Going For Almost A Year. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For The Failure. He Contacted The Manufacturer And Was Advised That His Vehicle Was Not Part Of Recall 11v107000(air Bags:frontal:driver Side Inflator Module) Which Included 2004-2006 ford f-150 And That The air Bag Could Deploy And Kill Him. They Advised Him To Take The Vehicle To The Dealer At His Expense For The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was Unknown And The Current Mileage Was 307,000.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAKE ORION, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 15, 2010

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