1998 Ford F-150 Electrical System Ignition problems & defects.

Rate this post

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 Electrical System Ignition problems and defects. Total reports: 9.

Twice In The Past 6 Months, I Or My Wife Had The Vehicle Just Turn Off. When It Shut Off For My Wife, It Happened At 45mph. She Lost Pwr Steering But Was Lucky In Getting Off To The Side Of The Road. After 5 Mins Of Trying To Start The Truck, It Started And Didn’t Happen Again Till August. It Happened While I Was Driving.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STROUDSBURG, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Aug 26, 2000

For The Second Time In 2 Years The Power Control Module Has Failed. The First Time Was Just After I Purchased The Truck In April 1998. The Engine Will Suddenly Just Die. This Happened Regardless Of Speed. The Engine Would, Most Times, Require Several Minutes Of Turning The Ignition On And Off And Cranking Of The Engine Before It Would Restart. I Returned The Truck To The Dealer I Purchaed It From 3 Seperate Times. Twice I Was Able To Drive It In And The Last Time Required A Tow. On All Three Occasions There Were No Error Codes In The Computer To Indicate That Anything Had Happened. The Dealer Replaced Both The Pcm And The Ecm At The Time Of The Third Failure And That Solved The Problem At That Time. On October 1 Of 2000 My Wife And I Went To Run A Few Errands. We Had Only Traveled 1/4 Mile When The Engine Shut Down While Traveling 25 Mph. It Took 6 Attempts To Retart The Engine. We Then Drove Another 1/2 Mile Only To Have The Engine Once Again Shut Down While Traveling Up A Hill At 35 Mph. The Engine Kicked Back In Before We Were Able To Pull To The Side Of The Road, So We Continued On Our Way. On Oct 2 Drove The Truck To A Different Dealer. Showed Them The Paperwork From 1998. Again When Checked, No Error Codes. They Had Truck For 3 Days But No Failure. Agreed To Replace Pcm At No Charge. As Of 10/28 No Further Problem Noted.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DES MOINES, IA. 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:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 01, 2000

I Have Had Numerous Problems With The Starter And/or Ignition In My 1998 f-150 ford Truck. Beach ford In Myrtle Beach, Sc Has Replaced The Starter About 7 Times And Today The Truck Left Me Stranded. *la

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHALLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19990410. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BEACH FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 843-626-3666 . DEALER’S CITY: MYRTLE BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29577 .

Oct 18, 2003

“blown Spark Plug” 1998 ford F150 5.4l Engine. Dealer Wants $3700 To Repair Something That Should Never Have Happened. *ak

Mileage was 147000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VALENCIA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980731. 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: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GALPIN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH HILLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91341 .

Feb 19, 2004

I Was Driving Down The Road When I Heard A Big Explosion From Under My Hood. I Poped The Hood And Found That My #2 Coil Was Blown Out Of The Cylinder. After Getting My 98 F150 Home I Found That The Plug Was Blown Out Of The Cylinder. I Have Not Gotten The Problem Fixed As Of Yet But ford Says The Only Way To Fix Is A New Head.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L3WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WINTER SPRINGS, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020815. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 16, 2004

Consumer Stated That With The Key Out Of The Ignition Vehicle Started Up. Dealer Claimed That Gem Module Malfunctioned. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 27, 2004

My 1998 ford F150 4×4 Blew 3 Coils Within 3 Months Of Each Other, Culminating With The Ignition Coil In August 2004. I Contacted ford And Was Told I Was Being Put On A “recall List” In Case Others Had Complaints. When The Coils Blow, There Is A Horrible Noise From The Engine And An Immediate Loss Of Power Due To The Spark Plug No Longer Igniting That Cylinder For The Engine To Run Off Of. Luckily, I Was Able To Pull Over To The Side Of The Road And Call A Wrecker Without Incident. All Three Coils Were Replaced And I Still Have Receipts. I Traded The Vehicle In Due To The Numerous Problems It Began Having. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L9WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MOORE, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20010820. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Aug 19, 2004

I Changed My Spark Plugs At The Recommended Mileage And Since That Time They Do Not Stay Tight In The Cylinders. They Loosen Up And I Have To Re-tighten Them Everyday So That They Do Not Blow Out Of My Cylinder Head. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1761WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PLATTSBURGH, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980812. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: RILEY FORD .

Oct 01, 2005

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Attempted To Start The Vehicle, But It Would Not Start. The Vehicle Was Then Towed To A ford Dealer And They Stated That A Wire In The Ignition Switch Failed. The Dealer Repaired The Switch, But The Contact Still Had To Make Several Attempts Before The Vehicle Would Start. The Dealer Finally Disconnected The Switch, But It Continues To Take Four Or More Attempts To Start The Vehicle. The Contact Has Paid $200 In Repairs. The Failure Occurs In Both Cold And Hot Weather And The Contact Believes That The Disconnected Wire Was The Cause Of Failure. The Purchase Date Was Unknown. The Current Mileage Was 229,000 And Failure Mileage Was 180,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX08W8WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CASCO, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Sept 12, 2004

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>