1998 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline 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 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline problems and defects. Total reports: 40.

Defect In engine Block, Possibly Crack Or Defective Gasket. engine Oil Is Leaking Onto Hot engine.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W6WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WILLIAMSVI, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970902. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A.

Jan 31, 1998

When Driving At 55 Mph To 60 Mph The Vehicle Shut Down Without Giving The Consumer Any Prior Warning ,causing The Consumer To Run Three Vehicles Off The Highway Road, And Had To Slow Down And Get Back On The Road. The Vehicle Has Been Back To ford Ten Times And They Can’t Determine The Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1725WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PITTBURGS, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 28, 1998

14 Times In The Last Year, The Truck Has Just Died Out Without Warning Or Indication Of Anything Being Wrong. Most Of The Time It Takes 15-30 Minutes Before Restarting. Twice This Has Happened On A Major Highway. The Truck Was Taken To The Dealership. The Dealer Is Not Able To Detect The Problem. *ak

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

When Driving At Any Speed And Coming To A Stop, Vehicle Will Shutdown Without Prior Warning. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1826WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHIPPINGVILLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 12, 1998

In Wet And Cold Conditions Vehicle Stalls Out And Dies With No Warning. Just Before The Vehicle Stalls, Alternator Light Comes On. To Restart Vehicle, Driver Has To Turn The Ignition Off . The Dealer Has Been Notified And They Have Notified The Manfacturer. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPZF72XWKB. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WEST JORDAN, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 12, 1999

Spark Knock I Have Had Problems With It Since It Had 2000 Miles On It. I Am Worried The Thing Will Lock Up Or Catch Fire Or Blow Up. It Has 25,000 Miles On It And They Still Have Not Fixed It. They Tell Me If I Was In Canada They Have A Bulletin On Those Models For The Very Same Thing Why Not On The American Models?

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF0728WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARLOW, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. 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.

Nov 18, 1998

As Soon As Consumer Starts Vehicle The engine Check Light Comes On And Stays On. engine It Is Running Rough And Down Shifting. Contacted Dealer. *ak

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HINCKLEY, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 15, 1999

While Driving In Rainy Conditions And Turning Left Or Right Or Even Slowing Down Vehicle Will Choke A Little Then Stall. Consumer Took To ford. But Dealer Cannot Find The Cause Of The Problem. *ak.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH CANTON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Sept 15, 1999

While Driving Or Proceeding To Turn A Corner The Vehicle Will Stall, And Completely Shut Down Without Warning. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1821WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JOHNSON CITY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

I Have Been Taking My Truck In For “spark Knock” For About One Year Now. It Has Not Been Fixed Yet. The ford Technical Rep. Has Looked At It Atleast Two Times. When In Drive With The Brake Pedal Pushed You Can Give The Truck Gas And It Will Knock. And When It Is Pulling A Trailer It Knocks. I Wish To Get This Fixed Or Replaced. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAVANNAH, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981001. 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.

While Driving engine Seized, Causing Vehicle To Come To A Complete Stop Without Prior Warning Due To Lower End Of engine Breaking And Giving Up. Consumer Has Contacted The Dealer. engine Has Been Replaced With A “heavier Duty” engine. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in INVERNIS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not 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: 45 mph.

engine Knock And Ticking Noise At Start Up,rough Idle

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX08L8WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RALEIGH, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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.

Truck Would Stall. Consumer Let Truck Sit For Half And Hour, Then Started It Again And It Will Stall Again. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STURGIS, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 01, 1999

engine Has Knock At Cold Start Up And Goes Away After engine Warms Up. I Had Contacted The Original Dealer In Ca. Whenthis Started Over A Year Ago And They Said They Could Not Find Anything Wrong. I Have Contacted A ford Dealer Hear In Atlanta And They Say They Have No Bulletins Offer Any Reason Or Any Other Complaints. I Have Talk With A Few Of The Workers At The Atlanta ford Plant And One Of Them Have The Same Make, Year, Model And engine As I Do. He Stated That The Plant In Kansas And Windsor In Canada Have Said That Thier Was A Problem With The Heads On This engine. Why Is It That I Can Find Out This Information And The Dealers Do Not Have Anything On This. I Like My Truck And Wish To Fix The Problem , But Can’t Get An Answer From ford. If You Can Give Me Any Help I Would Appreciate It.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX08L2WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARIETTA, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980101. 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.

October 2000 Check engine Light On Immediately After Refueling. Occured On Saturday, Checked Owners Manual, “ok To Drive, Have Dealer Check”. Took Truck To Town East ford Monday, ford Charged Approx. $279.00 And Hertz Approx. 70 For Rental. ford Stated “someone Disconnected Your Maf Sensor”. That Is Not True! Also They Did Not Cover Under Warrenty Bumper To Bumper Or Extended Or Rental Vehicle. I Think Sensor Disconnected Self If That Is What Indeed Happened. Approx 1 Yr. Ago The Blinkers, Air Conditioner Would Not Work At Random. Don’t Know If Brake Lights Or Blinkers Were Visibly Working From Outside Truck Because It Would Happen While Driving. Returned To ford. Said Can Fix It If Cant Find It, Are You Sure You Didn’t Hit A Bump, Bring It Back If/when It Happens Again. Returned Again Because Problem Continued. Had To Get Ugly With The Service People. I Told ford To Keep It, Drive It Until The Problem Is Found. They Did And Said There Was A Loose Connection Under Dash. Warranty Covered. I Know This Truck Is Unpredictable Now. I Would Also Like To Report That In March 2000 My 33 Yr Old Brother Was Killed While On The Job For S&p Utilities, I Believe Now That The Truck May Have Stalled On The Railroad Track He Was Killed On Because He Had Often Complained About The F150 1998 Bogging Down And Stalling. I Also Think Now S&p Is Aware Since They Had People Obtain All Of The Missing Parts From The Truck As Soon As They Could. His Name Is John Cloud Jr Of Mesquite Texas. He Left 3 Kids And Wife.

FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SEAGOVILLE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Recall 98v007000/throttle Icing: Speed Control Will Not Disengage When Applying Brakes, And Intermittent Problem With Brake Pedal Going To Floor. *ak 2 Goodyear Wrangler Ap Tire’s Tread Is Completely Gone, Size P255/70r16, Dot Pdcuf8wr038. Consumer States engine Has A Ping Sound When First Started In Cold Weather, Dealership Is Aware Of The Problem. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX17LXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GRAHAM, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980212. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Nov 19, 2000

Vehicle Was Sitting Around About Twenty Minutes In Off Position And Consumer Smelled An Anti Freeze Odor Befor Exiting Vehicle. After Returning From Shopping ,vehicle Was On Fire In engine Compartment. Fire Deparment Was Called, Cause Of The Fire Has Yet To Be Determined. Please Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTYF17WXWN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STERLING, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 05, 2001

Consumer Was Traveling At Approximately 70 To 75 Mph When engine Quit Suddenly And Would Not Restart. Oil Pump Was Cause Of Defect. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1764WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Apr 01, 2001

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L6WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 19991001. 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.

Mechanic Cannot Determine Causes Of Loud Noises When Steering After engine Is Warm. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1765WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FLOWER MOUND, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Feb 01, 2001

When Traveling On Highway Vehicle Shutdown Without Prior Warning. Dealership Was Aware Of Problem. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTVZX1769W. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in STAMPING GROUNDS, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 2001

Vehicle Would Stalls Only During Rainy Or Misty Weather Condition. Vehicle Been Into Dealer Shop On Three Occasions, And The They Were Unable To Locate Cause. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Information On This Matter.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FORT FRANCES/ONTARIO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 15, 1998

The Vehicle Would Shake And Stall When Started, And The Check engine Light Would Flash The Entire Time Vehicle Was In Motion, Consumer Was Informed That All The Vehicle Needed Was A Tune-up And Was Assured That After The Work Was Completed That The Vehicle Would Operate Normal, The Next Day The Vehicle Began Experiencing The Same Problems, Consumer Took Vehicle Back To The Shop And Their Only Answer For The Problem Was To Keep Bringing Vehicle Back In For Repairs.*yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W3WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19990216. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 10, 2001

Front Inner Tie Rods On Right Side Broke While Vehicle Was Parked. Consumer Has Taken Vehicle Twice Before To Dealer, And The Dealer Still Did Not Do Anything For Consumer Taken It Again To Dealer. *ak Consumer Stated There Is A Noise In Front End When Steering Wheel Is Being Turned, There Is A Noise When Attempting To Start engine, Headlights Stay On Until The Parking Brake Is Applied, engine Is Using 1 Quart Of Oil Every 1000 Miles, The Dealer Replaced The Outer Tie Rod Ends.*slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1764WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RICEVILLE, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20000114. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 10, 2001

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in JEFFERSON, LA. 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.

Aug 01, 2001

engine Has A “spark Knock” During Light To Moderate Acceleration, Extremely Bad On Heavy Acceleration.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF18W7WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

While Driving At 30 Mph A Spark Plug (cylinder #2) Blew Out Of Cylinder Head Cracking Coil Pack. Dealer Estimate For Replacement Of Cylinder Head Is $3400. Vehicle Is Out Of Warranty Period. This Is A Manufacturing Defect That Is Very Common In F150’s Particularly With The 5.4 V8 engine. This Is A Stock engine, With Factory Installed Spark Plugs That Are Not Required To Be Replaced Until 100k Miles. Plugs Should Not Blow Out Of Cylinder For No Reason. This Could Cause Serious Injury Due To Projectile Or Risk Of Fire. Based On My Investigation, ford Does Not Acknowledge Problem. More Info At: Http://www.f150online.com/forums/showthread.php?s=4abd0a2337942b5d2ed89c308e5c3975&threadid=88853 Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTRX18L4WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEW PALTZ, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20011101. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 22, 2002

No Summary. Dt

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX17W2WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FEDERAL WAY, WA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20980601. 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: 10 mph.

Mar 27, 2001

ford Denies That The Cylinders Head Are Defective, Yet I Have Seen Hundreds Of Other Complaints On The Internet. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L1WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in INCLINE VILLAGE, NV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20980801. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Dec 06, 2002

I Was Coming From The Doctor With My Wife When My Truck Starts Doing A Laud Knocking Sound. I Could Not Figure What Was Going On. The Temperature, Battery, Oil Pressure And Everything Was Fine. The Next Day I Took It To A Mechanic And He Told Me I Had A Bad Head Gasket And Found That It Damage A #1 Cyl, Bend Connecting Rod, Crack Piston And Of Course A Bad Head. To Fix It Was Over $2,500. I Live In A Social Security Disability With A Fix Income Since February And Cannot Afford To Pay All That Money And Barely Make The Payments. The Mechanic Told Me That It Has Been Lots Of Problems With These engines And Head Gaskets. I Told My Stepdaughter And We Went On-line Surprised To See Lots Of People With The Same Problem. ford Knows About These Problems Since 1998 On The 3.8-liter V-6 Head Gasket Used Between 1988 And 1995 On The Taurus, Sable And Continental, As Well As The 1995 Windstar And We Think They Did Not Fix The Problem Not Until Way After 1998 When They Issued A Technical Service Bulletin. Now 1998‘s f-150 Got Exaclly The Same Prablem. I Don⿿t Know What To Do !!! I Have Not Call ford Credit To Tell Them Yet. Anny Sugestions Please E-mail Me At Jessym28@hotmail.com

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 81095 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Apr 16, 2003

My engine Failed Due To The Following Information. According To ford Tsb 99-20-7 These engines Were Assembled With Obsolete engine Front Cover Gaskets And/or Lower Intake Manifold Gaskets. When These Gaskets Fail, The Resulting Damage Will Often Create The Need For An Entire engine Replacement. Due To This Failure An engine Is Needing Replacing. After Looking At Cases On The Internet. I Find ford Not Correcting A Major Defect In There Product. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 74000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SMYRNA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20020706. 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. DEALER’S NAME: OTHER .

July 12, 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.

My98 ford F150 4-2l Motor Thew A Rod Found Coolent On The Plugs Just Like The Huhdreds Of Otheres But No One Wants To Admit To The Problom With This Motor Now Its 3k To 4k To Fix It I Dont Know When That Will Happen But It Make A Great Lawn Ornment I Hope Some One Is Looking Into This Thank You For You Time

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 947250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1720WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SHORELINE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020601. 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.

Mar 15, 2005

On Monday Dec 19 2005 While Driving With My Wife And Granddaughter, An Explosion Occurred Under The Hood Of My 1998 ford F150 Vin: [xxx]. Smoke Came Out The Hood And Through The Air Vents Into The Cab. The ford Dealer Said The Plastic Plenum In The Intake Manifold Cracked Allowing Raw Gasoline To Enter Where It Should Not Have And Exploded. They Replaced The Manifold Assembly With The New Style Aluminum Manifold And Plenum. This Cost Almost $1,100.00. I Have Since Found That ford Settled A Lawsuit 12/16/2005 In Which The Plastic Plenums Cracked. But This Only Covers A Small Number Of ford Cars And Not Trucks. The Dealer Service Mgr Told Me That ford Has Developed A New Aluminum Plenum That Replaces The Old Plastic One And I Should Have No More Trouble. My Question Is Why I Cannot Be Reimbursed For A Plastic Plenum That Cracked, They Obviously Know They Are Bad, And We Could Have Been Seriously Hurt. *nm Updated 07/17/2012 *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 106888 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1863WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in NEWARK, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20051010. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MATHEWS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 740-522-2181 . DEALER’S CITY: HEATH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43056 .

Dec 19, 2005

1) Rough Idle, White Smoke From Exhaust Pipe, Failure Of Both Catalytic Converters, Unexplained Loss Of engine Coolant. 2) Hydro-locked engine, Un-repairable engine Damage. 3) Quoted $3500 For Rebuilt engine, No Action Yet Taken. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 196000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1724WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PARKVILLE, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980118. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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 . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ANDERSON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ST. JOSPEPH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 64506 .

July 29, 2006

1998 ford f-150 4.2l V6 engine, engine Has Burned Coolant For Several Months, engine Recently Started Making A Loud Knocking Noise, Two Mechanics Have Diagnosed The Problem As A Bad Piston And The engine Needs To Be Replaced. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 122000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1725WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FULTON, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19991129. 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. DEALER’S NAME: ROMANO FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 315-637-4491 . DEALER’S CITY: FAYETTEVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 13066 .

June 01, 2006

I Bought Used Vehicle From The Bo’s Autorama On 6/2004 And Used It Once Or Twice In The First Year. I Started To Use It Regularly In April 2005. First I Had To Replace The Spark Plugs/wires Because Of Water Getting Into Them, And Causing A Miss In The engine On 4/2005. Then I Had Them Sealed On 9/2005, Then, Replaced On 12/2005 , And The Problem To This Day, Has Never Been Fixed, But I Spent Over $900 Trying. The Transmission And Rear Differential Has Had To Be Replaced 3 Times On 5/2005, 6/2005, And 7/2005. The Muffler Was Replaced In 8/2005, The Battery Died In 10/2005, The Front Brakes Went Out In 11/2005. So Less Than 14,000 Miles From Purchase I Had Spent Over $5ooo In Repairs, And Still Could Not Drive It. I Took The Truck To Bo’s Beuckman ford And Will Never Deal With Them Again. They Over Charged Me For Lousy Work. Also, ford Would Not Pay For The First Faulty Rear Differential Because I Did Not Have ford Install It. Why Would I? They Could Not Fix The engine Miss After 2 Tries, And Charged Me Both Times, And It Took Them 3 Times To Fix The Transmission. *ak

Mileage was 74000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ELLISVILLE, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20040607. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 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: BO’S AUTORAMA . DEALER’S CITY: GRAY SUMMIT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Apr 15, 2005

Head Gasket Failure.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1721WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20060815. 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. DEALER’S NAME: GILLESPIE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 2105091070 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78238 .

Apr 17, 2007

I Purchased A Used 1998 ford F150 From Car Max In Las Vegas. I Also Purchased Car Max’s Extended Warranty. I Took The Truck To Jiffy Lube For An Oil Change And Drove It Home, A Distance Of About 1 Mile. Jiffy Lube Did Not Note Any Problems When They Serviced The Truck. The Truck Would Not Start The Next Time I Went To Use It. Jumping It Did No Good, The Battery Was Not Low. I Had The Truck Towed To Car Max It Was Towed On A Flat Bed Trailer, So The Wheels Never Touched The Ground. I Called Car Max The Next Day And They Said They Had It Scheduled To Look At The Following Day. They Called Me That Following Day And Asked If The Truck Was Smoking When I Last Drove It. I Told Them It Was Not And That It Drove Fine. Then They Told Me The engine Was Blown And Continued To Act As Though I Had Caused It. On My Next Day Off, I Rode My Bicycle To Car Max And Checked The Truck’s Odometer Against The Mileage Jiffy Lube Wrote On My Receipt. There Were 28 Miles Put On My Truck Since The Oil Change. Car Max Will Not Take Responsibility, Even Though They Blew The Motor In My Truck, But Deny It. My Son Had Done Most Of The Oil Changes On The Truck, So I Have No Proof Oil Changes Were Done, So Car Max Denied The Extended Warranty. I Called ford And I Was Told There Is No Such Issue On The Truck, Even Though ford Changed The Head Starting With Later 1998 Models, Due To A Faulty Design. Their Customer Service Agent Was Very Frustrated With My Asking How They Can Deny An Issue, When They Put Out Information To Their Dealers On Steps To Take When Servicing The F150. She Asked What I Wanted Them To Do. I Told Her I Was Not Asking ford To Replace The Motor Because I Am Paying For An Extended Warranty. But I Would Like Them To Contact Car Max And Tell Them That The Motor Blowing Up Was Not My Fault, So Car Max Would Cover It, As They Should Anyway. She Told Me No, Because There Is No Issue With The 1997 And 1998 ford F150’s. Please Help. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX0724WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HENDERSON, NV. Vehicle was purchased on 20050815. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CAR MAX . DEALER’S CITY: LAS VEGAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NV.

Mar 02, 2007

My 1998 ford f-150 Only Had 76,000 Miles On It And Was Well-maintained. On 12/30/2007. It Had Run A Little Rough At Start Up For About Two Weeks Prior To 12/30/2007. Then On That Day A Loud Knock In The engine. I Took It To A Mechanic Who Said That There Was A History Of The 4.2 engines Having Problems. And I Would Have To Replace The engine. I Have Not Done Anything With It Yet. I Believe That ford Should Stand Behind This engine. If They Know It Was A Design Problem To Start With. *tr

Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1728WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SEWICKLEY, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 30, 2007

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