1998 Ford F-150 Steering 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 problems and defects. Total reports: 12.

Steering Pulls.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF17229W. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in LADSON, 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:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

May 19, 1998

Front Steering System Fell From Truck Causing Loss Of Control And A Collision.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1777WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in MIAMI SPRI, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971025. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1998 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 16, 1998

Steering Wheel Was Very Loose. Steering Shaft, Said To Be Causing The Problem, Was Replaced.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FZX1720WNB. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in COVINGTON, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980518. 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.

June 01, 1998

Left Tie Rod On My 1998 ford F150 Broke While Driving. I Bought Truck New In 1999. Mileage On Truck Was 29900. Had Truck Towed To Dealer, They Informed Me That Right Tie Rod Needed To Be Replaced Too Along With The Lower Ball Joints And Idler Arm. I Was On The Highway Just 20 Minutes Before. I Was Lucky. Service Manager Told Me He Has Needed To Replace Them After 15000. From The Factory There Are No Grease Fitting For Lubrication. Also None On Replacements. Please Call Or E-mail With Any Questions, Thank You. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 29900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1765WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PARMA HTS., OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990210. 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: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LIBERTY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-888-2600 . DEALER’S CITY: PARMA HTS. . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44130 .

Mar 04, 2003

Steering Components That Broke Suddenly Causing Complete Loss Of Vehicle Control. *la

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX17W4WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in WOODFIELD LN, WI. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990901. 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: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FORD DEALER . DEALER’S CITY: HARVARD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL.

Nov 12, 2003

I Had Just Turned Off Interstate 287 Onto Intervale Road (a Local Road). I Was Approaching An Intersection With A Very Sharp Left Hand Curve. As I Proceeded To Enter The Curve I Had No Steering. The Steering Wheel Would Turn, But The Vehicle Did Not Respond. This Happened Without Any Warning Or Noise. I Attempted To Brake, But There Was Loose Sand And Gravel And I Ended Up Sliding Into A Utility Pole Straight Ahead, Without Airbag Deployment And Only Minor Damage To The Right Front Side Of The Vehicle. I Was Secured By The Seat Belt, But My Head Struck The Sun Visor. Police At The Scene Examined The Vehicle And Confirmed Loss Of Steering. Subsequent Investigation By The Shop To Which My Truck Was Towed Revealed That The Sector Shaft Was Broken Where The Pitman Arm Is Attached. After Further Investigation I Was Told That This Part Should Never Fail In A Vehicle, Regardless Of Mileage. I Was Further Told That If The Part Was Pounded All Day With A Sledge Hammer That It Should Not Fail. The Mechanic Said That He Had Only Heard Of One Failure Ever Of This Part In A High Speed Accident. Furthermore, This Part Is Located On The Left Side Of The Vehicle Which Did Not Suffer Any Impact From The Accident. I Contacted ford With This Information And They Are Totally Indifferent To It. They Want Me To Pay Up To $60,000 To Hire An Expert Witness To Prove That The Part Failed Prior To The Accident And Was Defective. I Have Been Unable To Use This Vehicle Since 2004 And Have No Resolution Or Commitment From ford To Do Anything. This Accident Could Have Easily Resulted In Death Had This Part Failed At Highway Speeds. I Wonder How Many Fatal Accidents Have Been Caused By This Failure That Was Never Properly Investigated. *jb The Consumer Stated The Vehicle Was Turned Over To State Farm Insurance To Repair . The Consumer Provided A Picture Of The Vehicle And Would Like A List Of Repair Shops. Updated 08/23/07 *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 162224 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in BOONTON, NJ. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980630. 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: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RAY PRICE MT. POCONO FORD SALES INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 717-839-1111 . DEALER’S CITY: MT. POCONO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 18344-0190.

Feb 13, 2004

Steering Shaft Cracked At The Base Where Connected To The Steering Box. I Lost My Steering Completely. Thankfully I Was Pulling Into My Parking Space At Work And Was Not Driving On A Road Or Traveling At A Higher Rate Of Speed. I Have The Old Part And Was Told By The Mechanic Who Is Fixing The Vehicle To Report The Incident As In Their Opinion It Is A Mechanical Defect That May Have Had Deadly Consequence. My Vehicle Is A 1998 ford F150 And Has Approx 99,000 Miles On It. Although The Vehicle Is Older, It Certainly Is Not The Oldest Vehicle On The Road And I Have Always Maintained It And Have Never Used The Vehicle For Any Off Road Or Hard Use. *tr

Mileage was 99680 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF1829WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in CRIVITZ, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Sept 17, 2008

Failure Was Immediate, ford F150 Fuel Tank Straps. While Driving Down The Road Apparently The Tank Straps Gave Way And The Fuel Tank Dropped. Before Coming To A Stop And After Catching Some Uneven Pavement, Fuel Tank Was Pealed Open And Losing About 8 Gallons Gas. Fire Dept Was Called And They Cleaned Up Spill. Both Straps Broke And Fuel Tank Is Un-repairable. Updated 08/05/11 *bf The Consumer Stated He Experienced Other Problems With The Vehicle, Such As A Leaking Power Steering Gear Box, Brake Lines Had To Be Replaced, There Was A Leak In The 4-wheel Drive Gear Box, The Muffler Hangers, Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends And Shocks All Had To Be Replaced. Updated 08/11/1*jb *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 174200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX18W9WN. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PAINESVILLE, OH. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 04, 2011

The Steering Wheel Locked Up And The Tierod End Leaned Out To Far. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 454000 miles. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SMITHVILLE, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 11, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Power Steering Assist Failed While Driving 5 Mph. The Contact Was Able To Maneuver The Steering Wheel However, The Vehicle Would Not Change Direction When The Steering Wheel Was Turned. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Contact

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