1998 Ford F-150 Equipment Mechanical Carrier, Rack 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 Equipment Mechanical Carrier, Rack problems and defects. Total reports: 9.

The Location Of The Spare Tire Which Is Underneath The Vehicle Mounted Against A Steel Frame, Rubs Against Tire Wall Due To The Vibration Of The Vehicle When Driving, This May Cause A Tire Blow Out If Spare Tire Is Used. *ak The Consumer Stated That This Has Nothing To Do With The Tire Manufacturer But Is A Truck Problem. ford Needs To Replace These Tires And Install Rubber Cushing On The Steel Frame To Prevent This Problem. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF18L8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MARQUETTE, MI. Original Owner. 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.

Nov 02, 1998

While Driving At 20 Mph The Cable Broke, Causing The Emergency Spare Tire To Pop Off, And The Consumer Lost The Spare Tire. *ak

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

Apr 12, 1999

Failure Of Spare Tire Prior To Required Use Due To Spare Tire Carrier Brackets Cutting Into Sidewall. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0760WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FRIENDSWOOD, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Pulled Out Onto The Highway, Travelling 10mph, And Heard A Loud Noise. Turned Vehicle Around, And Saw Spare Tire Laying In The Middle Of The Road. Contacted A Dealer, Dealer Indicated Vehicle Was Out Of Warranty. Also, Cable Which Controls The Spare Tire Will Loosen, Allowing Cable To Rub Or Break, Even If It Is Fully Tightened During Normal Operation. *ak *ml

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1824WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CONESUS, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 10, 1999

Spare Tire Cable Broke While Driveing Causing A Spare Tire To Fall Off. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTCF1822WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SPRING LAKE, MI. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Apr 20, 2000

While Driving Spare Tire Cable Located Under Bed Of Truck Broke, Causing Tire To Fall Off Into Traffic, Nearly Causing A Collision. Please Give Any Further Details.*ak

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

While Driving 30-35 Mph Cable That Holds Spare Tire Snapped, Tire Bounced Down The Road And Hit Another Vehicle. Damage To Vehicle $ 1500. *ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX08WXWK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PICKENS, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was 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: 35 mph.

May 03, 2001

Consumer Stated While Traveling And Without Any Warning, The Vehicles Spare Tire Chain Broke Causing The Spare Tire To Fall Off. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF18W7WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in ERIE, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: 5 mph.

When Spare Tire Was Removed At Just Under Three Years After Purchase It Was Found To Be Eroded In Eight Places Where It Had Rubbed Against The Carriage Assembly. The Worn Areas Were Deep Enough To Render The Spare Unsafe. The Dealesr Was Contacted And Although The Service Manager Admitted There Was A Design Flaw In The Carrier Assembly He Refused To Replace The Tire.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W8WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in EVANS, GA. 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.

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