1998 Ford F-150 Suspension Front Control Arm 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 Suspension Front Control Arm problems and defects. Total reports: 3.

Consumer Got Into Vehicle To Back Out And Front End Collapsed. Service Manger Stated It Happened All The Time From Normal Wear And Tear. Service If Vehicle Was Serviced Properly, They Would’ve Been Able To Catch It In Time. Consumer Purchased Vehicle On October 26, 2000 From Same Dealer With A Clean Inspection. Consumer Took Vehicle To Several Mechanics, Who Stated That Pin To Ball Joint Broke Because Of The Incline, And The Angle Consumer Was Turning Wheel Caused It To Snap Front End.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX1760WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in HENSDALE, NY. 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: MAN .

June 27, 2001

Took Vehicle To Dealer Which Is When Tie Rod Broke In Half. *ak Mechanic Pulled Vehicle In And That Is When The Tie Rod Broke In Half, Consumer Also States That The Left Ball Joint Broke. Jlg

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FT2X1727WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in FITCHBURG, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. 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. FORD F-150 1998 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

May 02, 2002

Tie Rod End Came Off While Driving Down The Road At 35 Mph. When We Took It To Be Repaired We Were Told Both Ball Joints Need Replacing. The Mechanic Made The Comment To Us That They Have Had Several ford f-150‘s With Similar Problems And Know Of Other Garages Reporting The Same. We Feel Fortunate We Were Not Injured. We Travel The Interstate Most Of The Time At Speeds Of 55-60mph And Would Have Been Injured For Sure. We Feel That The Repairs Necessary On A Truck Of This Late Model Is Excessive And Wondered If A Recall Was In Order. We Have Already Replaced The Head Gasket Which Fortunately Was Under Warranty.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZX18W5WC. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in POLAND, ME. Vehicle was purchased on 20010701. 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: 35 mph.

July 22, 2002

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