1998 Ford F-150 Electrical System 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 Electrical System problems and defects. Total reports: 33.

Vehicle Experiences Continued electrical Problems Which Cause No Start Conditions After Rainstorms, Replacement Of The Module On Several Occasions Has Not Corrected Problems. Mjs (attorney For Consumer).

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17L9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FAYETTEVIL, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

1998fordf-150 Super Cab With Third Door. Interior Lamps And ‘door Ajar’ Indicator Lamp Stay On When Vehicle Is Driven, Running Lamps Off, Whether Vehicle Is On Or Off, And All Doors A Securely Closed. This Problem Goes Away On Very Hot Days.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L8WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JANESVILLE, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20020121. 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: JOECAR.COM . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Dec 09, 2002

When Turning On Signal Headlights Shut Off. Dealer Notified. *ak

Mileage was 115000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEWNAN, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 31, 2003

The Spark Plugs Blew Out At 30,000 Miles Which Caused Gasoline To Spray Onto The Engine. Consumer Bought A New Engine. Currently, At 40,000 Miles Vehicle Experienced The Same Problem. *ak

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX08L2WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RICHMOND, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Under Warranty, My ford F150 Blew The #2 Sparkplug And Cylinder Head At 25,000 Miles. It Has Happened Again With The Same Cylinder Head 60,000 Miles Later. The Repairs Will Cost Me $3000.00. ford Motor Co. At This Time Is Unwilling To Cover The Repairs. This Seems To Be A Serious Problem With The 1998 Triton V-8 Engines As I Am Seeing Alot Of The Same Complaints Being Filed.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX08LXWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PUYALLUP, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980509. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KORUM MOTORS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 253-845-6600 . DEALER’S CITY: PUYALLUP . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 98372 .

Aug 14, 2003

While Driving My 1998f-150 The #2 Spark Plug Ejected Itself From The Cylinder Head. The Head Does Not Have Enough Theads To Keep The Spark Plug From Blowing Out.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L4WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COPPERAS COVE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971110. 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: 25 mph.

Nov 01, 2003

Spark Plugs Blew Out While Vehicle Was Sitting Still. A Loud Noise Was Heard. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer. The Plugs Were The Originals.*ak The Consumer Stated That The Spark Plug Blew Out Of The Head. *tc *jb

Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L7WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DOVER, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HOFFMAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: HBG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA.

July 29, 2004

fordf-1501998. The Vehicle Was Parked And Without Warning It Caught On Fire. The Driver Called The Fire Department To Extinguish The Fire. No Injuries Were Reported. The Vehicle Was Towed And Totaled By The Insurance Company. *ak The Majority Of The Fire Was On The Drivers Side Of The Vehicle Under The Hood. This Incident Also Damaged A Neighboring Vehicle Due To The Fire. *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. 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.

Oct 01, 2004

Parked Vehicle At Around 7:20 Am And At Around 8:30 Am The Vehicle Caught On Fire. The Fire Was Coming From The Engine Compartment On The Driver’s Side. One Week Prior To The Fire The Cruise Control Stopped Working. And The Brake Light Came On The Dashboard. A Couple Of Days Before The Fire A Fuse Blew Out, And Was Replaced One Time. The Vehicle Would Not Go Into Park. Stereo And Speakers Were Installed Early In 1999 Professionally. The Fire Did Not Spread To The House. Will Mail 35 Mm Pictures To Bruce York.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Dec 13, 2002

Engine Compartment Fire. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 230000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1764WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CALABASAS, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WADE FORD INC . DEALER’S CITY: SMYRNA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: 00. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30080 .

Mar 08, 2005

The Truck Was Parked For About One Hour When A Neighbor Alerted The Consumer That His Truck Was On Fire. The Fire Department Was Called To The Scene To Extinguish The Fire. Vehicle Was Totaled By The Fire. The Fire Department Stated That The Cause Of The Fire Was Not Known, But Started At The Computer Box. Cruise Control Had Stopped Working 9 Months Prior To The Fire. *ak *bf *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF182XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CENTRAL FALLS, RI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20030325. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NORWOOD MOTOR GROUP INC . DEALER’S CITY: WARWICK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: RI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 02888 .

Apr 17, 2005

1998ford F150 [xxx] Extended Cab, 4.2l V6 Caught Fire. Fire Started Approximate 45 Minutes After Being Driven Home. The Vehicle Was Off And Unattended When The Fire Started. Approximately 2 To 3 Months Prior The Cruise Stopped Working And I Began To Have Intermittent Blowing Of Fuse #13. Fire Marshall Will Document The Fire On 4/22/05. Starting Point Of The Fire Is Unknown. *nm *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 175000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1726WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HALLSVILLE, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980715. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 21, 2005

Dt: On 5-16-2005 Vehicle Caught On Fire. The Dashboard Area Was Consumed. No Warning Prior To Fire. Had Brake Serviced Shortly Before Fire. No Indication Whether It Was An Electric Or Fuel Fire. Contact Stated ford Inspected The Vehicle. It Was Not Known At This Time What Component Caused The Fire. There Was A Fire Report, And Police Were Present At The Scene.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1729WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 16, 2005

Referral From Ins Co.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 127400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1728WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SANDERSVILLE, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Apr 10, 2005

Dt: Caller Said That On July 11, 2005 After 8 Hours Of Sitting Still In The Driveway The Truck Caught On Fire. Dealer Said There Was No Recall On The Truck. Manufacturer Has Not Been Contacted Yet. There Was Damage To The House And Another Car. A Report Was Filed With The Fire Deptartment. *ak *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COLONA, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970615. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: FORD DEALER . DEALER’S CITY: DAVENPORT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IA.

July 11, 2005

Dt: The Caller’s Vehicle Caught On Fire While Sitting Still For About 3 Hours. The Fire Department Came And A Report Was Taken’. The Fire Started On The Drivers Side, And Burned Through The Dashboard. No Other Property Was Damaged. Dealer And Manufacturer Have Not Been Contacted Yet. *ak *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ZUNI, VA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20050715. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 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: PRIVATE PARTY .

July 25, 2005

1998fordf-150 Vin # [xxx], Parked At 9:00 Pm On September 27, 2005. At 4:30 Am On September 28 Neighbor Noticed Vehicle Fully Engulfed In Flames. Fire Dept Unable To Save The Vehicle, It Completely Burned Up. Also Damage To The Garage In Front Of Where The Vehicle Was Parked And To A 1990 ford Taurus Parked Beside Of The Vehicle.*jb Updated 07/18/2012 *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 168000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WHITEWOOD, VA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 28, 2005

Fire, Total Loss To ford F150 Pickup. Pickup Sat In Driveway For 4 Hours Since Driven And Caught Fire. Fire Department Came And Said It Was Either electrical Or Engine Related. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PRAIRIE GROVE, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BOARDWALK . DEALER’S CITY: FAYETTEVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AR.

Sept 02, 2006

The Windshield On My 1998 F150 ford Pickup Has Leaked For Years And Now The Water Has Corroded The Gem Module To The Point Where I Am Experiencing Unwanted electrical Activity When The Car Is Unattended And Worried That It Could Possibly Cause A Fire Or Cause A Dangerous Life Threatening Situation While I Am Driving The Truck. I Have Contacted The Local ford Dealer And They At First Wouldn’t Even Acknowledge The Problem Until I Mentioned The ford Bulletin ##15773. Then They Said That The Only Thing They Would Do Is Repair The Problem For $1,300 Dollars. I Researched The Issue And It Is Clear That ford Manufactured A Faulty Windshield And That It Is The Root Cause Of This Dangerous Situation. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W9WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COEUR D ALENE, ID. 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.

Jan 05, 2008

Overhead Interior Lights Wont Shut Off And Also Back Bed Light, Have To Slam Door Several Times Before Light Will Go Out. *tr

Mileage was 151571 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in VACAVILLE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 10, 2006

The Contact Owns A 1998ford F150. The Starter Would Engage And Seem To Restart Itself As If She Were Turning The Ignition. She Stated That There Was A Loud Noise When The Failure Occurred. The Dome Lights Inside Would Turn On And Off Without Warning. The Four Wheel Drive Warning Light Would Illuminate On The Instrument Control Panel. The Radio Compartment Also Made A Loud Clicking Sound. When She Turned The Vehicle Off, The Heater Would Still Run Without The Key In The Ignition. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Repair Facility, But The Mechanic Could Not Determine The Cause Of The Failures. A Service Representative At The Dealership Stated That Water Entered Through The Firewall. He Speculated That This Could Be The Cause For The Failure (according To Similar Vehicles He Repaired). She Replaced The Windshield At A Glass Company But Realized That The Windshield Was Not The Cause For The Problem. The Mechanic Who Installed The Windshield Told Her That He Could See Daylight Where The Emergency Brake Was Located And He Believed That Was The Location Where The Water Was Coming In. The Contact Called The Manufacturer And Was Referred To Nhtsa. No Repairs Were Made. The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 174,000. Updated 02/1710 *bf Updated 02/19/10

Mileage was 174000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W2WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LANSING, MI. 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.

Oct 22, 2009

My 1998 F150, For No Apparent Reason, The Dome And Box Light Would Remain On After Removing The Ignition Key. By Researching On The Net, I Found The Cure. Apparently The Magnetic Contacts In The Door Posts Were Dirty And Would Not Function. Using Windex Which Removed The Wax And Dirt, Corrected The Problem. Hope This Helps Others. *tr

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in DUNCAN, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 05, 2008

The Contact Owns A 1998ford F150. The Contact Stated That The Windshield Wipers, Door Locks, And The Door Chimes Failed To Operate Which Is Related To The electrical System. The Vehicle Speed Control Also No Longer Functions. The Front Windshield Is Not Sealed And Whenever It Rains Water Seeped Into The Dashboard. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Who Stated That His Vin Was Not Included In The Recall. There Was No Related Warranty. The Failure Mileage Was 70,000.

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W7WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PORTLAND, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 08, 2000

Pulled My 1998 F150 4×4 Xlt Supercrew Into My Driveway, Turned Everything Off And Exited The Vehicle And Entered My House. Three Hours Later, I Went To Gain Entry To My Truck And When I Opened The Door, Smoke Billowed Out. It Melted My Instrument Panel From Just Above Steering Wheel To The Drivers Door. A Wiring Harness Was On Fire And Burnt Clear To Driver Side Rug. All The Coating Was Burnt Off The Harness And Was In Flames. I Burnt My Fingers Trying To Get It Out. There Were Sparks Coming From It. I Then Disconnected The Battery Terminals And Got The Fire Under Control. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W2WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELDERTON, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 01, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1998ford F150. The Contact Noticed Smoke In The Vehicle Cab Area And Within Seconds The Fire Spread Through The Entire Vehicle. The Insurance Company Was Investigating The Failure.the Vehicle Was Destroyed. The Toms River Fire Department Investigative Report Number Is 10-133 And The Lakewood Police Department Report Number Is 10-44389. The Manufacturer Will Be Contacted. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 100,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LAKEWOOD, NJ. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 17, 2010

Woke Up To Someone Beating On My House Alerting Me That My Truck Was On Fire At About 7:30 Am . I Called 911 And The Fire Department Came And Put It Out. No One Was Injured. Vehicle Was Parked In From Off My Home On The Street. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHAMPAIGN, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 15, 2010

My 1998fordf-150 Started Acting Up When The Cruise Control Buttons Were Set On. The Car Would Hesitate And Not Want To Pull. Once We Got Home We Turned The Vehicle Off And Did Not Think Anything More About It. The Following Day We Went For A Drive And Noticed What We Thought Was Steam Coming From Underneath The Hood. I Pulled The Vehicle Over And Lifted The Hood To Inspect It. When I Lifted The Hood I Was Engulfed In Flash Flames. I Immediately Dropped To The Ground To Put Out The Flames. When My Friend Helped Me Off The Ground The Truck Was On Fire Under The Hood. We Immediately Called For Medical Assistance And Was Transported To Hospital Via Life Star Helicopter. I Suffered 1st And 2nd Degree Burns On My Face And Forearms And Hands. I Suffered 3rd Degree Burns On My Right Arm And Had To Have Surgery To Remove The Dead Tissue And Then Had To Have Skin Grafts To Fix My Arm. I Was Transported To University Of Tennessee Hospital And The Sent Immediately To Vanderbilt University Hospital Burn Center. I Was In Vanderbilt University Hospital Burn Center For 7 Days. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX08W2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 09, 2010

Our Truck, A 1998ford F150, Lost Use Of The Cruise Control Back In April Of 2011. We Bought It Used In 2008 And Since We Did Not Use It Much Anyway, We Did Not Think Much Of It. Then In Late June We Started The Truck And Could Not Get The Gear Shifter To Move. When Trying To Pull It Into Drive, Reverse, Or Anything, It Would Not Move. My Husband Came Home From Work The Next Morning And Changed A Fuse And It Worked For Weeks. Then I Drove The Vehicle For Aprox. 45 Minutes One Afternoon, Came Home Shut It Off Went Inside My House, Hear A Loud Pop, Looked Out The Door And The Truck Was On Fire. *tt

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 219761 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1762WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HULL, GA. 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 TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 11, 2011

Had electrical Fire After Been Parked For 2 Weeks. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 147000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF08W6WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MENOKEN, ND. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

May 07, 2012

While My Truck Was Parked, It Started On Fire Under The Hood In The Area Of The Brake Master Cylinder. The Truck Is Totaled. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 126000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX176XWC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MUSKEGON, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 14, 2012

This Is The Third Time The Horn And Speed Control Have Gone Out On This Truck And I Feel It Needs To Be Recalled I Am Tired Of Replacing The Same Parts In 2 Years. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 140440 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in OKEECHOBEE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 23, 2012

Incident #1 Intermittent electrical Contacts In Engine Bay Affecting Charging System, Emissions, And Drive Systems. ford Dealer Diagnosed As “bad Alternator” And “bad Wiring Harness”. After I Brought It Back Without Having Repairs Done, I Cleaned And Lubed All Connectors. All Problems Went Away. I Ended Up Having To Buy A New Battery Due To Damage Done By The Faulty Connections. The Problems Had Been Intermittent And Progressively Got Worse Before I Cleaned And Lubed All Connectors, This Problem Cost Me A Battery, And Almost Caused Me To Wreck As The Battery Died At Night On The Highway. With No Battery And No Alternator, The Vehicle Stalled, Lighting Died, Etc. Incident #2 Leaking Timing Cover Gasket And Lower Intake Gaskets. At This Moment The Vehicle Has 127k Appx Miles On It, And It Is Currently Sitting As I Will Not Drive It Until It Is Repaired, All Miles Put On Vehicle Have Been “light” Miles (no Heavy Towing, No Overloading Of Vehicle, No Excessive Speed, Etc). ford Issued A Bulletin Stating That There Was A Problem With Gaskets Up Until Roughly 1/16/98. They Then Issued A Customer Satisfaction Remedy That Did Not Cover The Full Gasket Set Or All Affected Engine Model Years. According To The Bulletin, My Engine (mfg Date Prior To 9/97) Is Affected, According To Their Customer Satisfaction Remedy It Is Not Eligible. In My Book, This Is Something That Needs To Be The Basis Of A Recall. Engines Have Died With As Little As 50k Miles On Them, I Have Never Had A Vehicle That I Was Honestly Scared To Drive Until Now. I Will Most Likely Be Performing My Own Repairs On This Vehicle Due To ford‘s Incompetence. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1722WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Jan 01, 2010

Possible electrical Short At/or Near The Hazard Flasher Switch. Most Noticeable At Cold Start, And Coming From Under/inside The Steering Column Upper Cover Casting. With This Make & Model, Year, The Hazard Switch Is Located At The Top Of The Steering Column Upper Cover Casting. Although I Have Yet To See Any Smoke, There Is A More Than Significant Amount Of electrical Shorting Noise Coming From Within The Column Itself. Due To The Fact That I Cannot Remove The Cover Myself To Target Locate The Issue, I Have Left It Up To A Few Mechanics And Dealers, But They Are Not Able To Replicate The Issue (probably Because The Truck Is Warmed Up By The Time I Get It To A Dealer) Issue Usually Is Most Noticeable At Cold Start, And More Aggressively When Outside/inside Cab Temps Are At Or Below Freezing, But Has Been Happening More During Warmer Weather. I Can Get The Sound/noise Of The electrical Short To Stop By Touching Or Engaging The Hazard Switch A Few Times. And Usually When The Issue Starts The Left Turn Signal Will Immediately Flash Super Fast At The Same Time, All On Its Own, Without Me Engaging The Left Turn Signal. When The Temps Reach Around Or Below Zero Outside, It’s More Difficult For Me To Get This Issue To Stop, Then I Have To Resort To Pulling In The Steering Wheel Lever And Physically Maneuver The Steering Wheel Up & Down By Hand. Sometimes While At A Standstill And Sometimes While Driving In Motion. It Almost Seems The Colder And More Stiff The Wires Are Inside The Column, The More Aggressive This Issue Is. It Sometimes Frightened Me Because I’m Afraid That It’s Going To Catch Fire If I Can’t Get It To Stop Shorting Out In Time. It Seems Like Two Wires Are Coming In Contact With Each Other Or One Wire May Be Rubbing Up Against Metal Or Something It’s Not Designed To. I’m Looking For An Answer And Viable Solution To This Possible Danger. ford Has No Answers Yet.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L2WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JULIAN, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 2007

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