1998 Ford F-150 Steering Linkages 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 Steering Linkages problems and defects. Total reports: 8.

Unknown Rattling Coming From Underneath Hood Through The Steering Shaft. Brady Bushey ford/jeep/eagle Inspected The Truck After Defect Reoccurred While At Dealership, And Replaced The Pitman Arm. Problem Still Exists With Cause Still Unknown. Please Describe Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L5WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CHARLOTTSVILLE, VA. 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.

I Just Wanted To Make Sure This Was A Random Occurrence And Not A Common Problem. No Safety Defect Listed. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1729WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN TX, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. 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: 5 mph.

May 08, 2001

These Are Common Failure Items For The 97-01 ford f-150. Should There Be A Recall?. No Safety Defects Indicated. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WETUMPKA, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010401. 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: 0 mph.

May 01, 2001

One Of Five 1997-1998 ford f-150 Pickup Trucks Owned By The New York State Department Of Transportaion Which Have Had Tie Rod Failures After Reaching 75k Miles Or More

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1721WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POUGHKEEPSIE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Jan 06, 2002

While Driving At 20 Mph Drive Side Tie Rod Broke, And The Consumer Could Not Control Vehicle. Contacted Dealer, And The Dealer Replaced All Four Tie Rods. *ak Consumer Stated That The Driver’s Side Tie Rod End Was Broken, Also The Passengers Inner Sides Were Loose. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1725WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in KNOX, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20010719. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Apr 26, 2002

There Is No Reason A Well Maintained Vehicle Should Have 3 Tie Rods Close To Failure And One Fail Completely. Upon Contacting The Dealer At First They Stated That They Should Be Recalled Due To The High Failure Rate Of The Tie-rod Ends It’s So High They Can Not Keep Them In Stock At The Dealer…. Call Any Auto Parts Store Downriver They Will Tell You That The 1997-98 f-150 Have A Abnornally High Failure Rate. Murry’s Autozone And A&w Auto Are Yet To Even Get 1998 Tie Rod Replacement’s. They Say Dealer Item Only…. In Closing I Take Very Good Care Of My Vehicle’s I Have A Almost 3 Year Old And Safety In Job One When It Comes To Vehicle’s.. Thank You … Sal. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1763WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in TRENTON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

May 28, 2002

Tie Rod Separated From Linkage While Pulling Into A Parking Lot. This Potentially Catastrophic Failure Should Not Have Occured On A Such A Low Mileage Vehicle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1823WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BRUNSWICK, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1998 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

June 30, 2002

Tie Rod Came Off Backing Up.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1769WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in RACINE, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20981201. 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: 2 mph.

July 23, 2002

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