1998 Ford F-150 Suspension Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Leaf 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 Rear Springs Leaf Spring Assembly Leaf problems and defects. Total reports: 4.

Received Recall Notice In Mail (98v161000) & Called Dealership. Was Informed That No Parts Were Available For The Rear Leaf Springs. Would Notify Owner When They Are Available. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0766WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PANAMA CITY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 11, 1998

Received Recall Notice (98v161000) & Notified The Dealer. Was Informed No Parts Available To Repair The Rear Leaf Springs. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0766WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in PANAMA CITY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 11, 1998

Rear Leaf Spring: On The f-150, Extend Cab, Long Bed, The Left Rear Leaf Spring Is Over-loaded Because The Fuel Tank ( And The Driver ) Are On The Left Side Of The Vehicle. This Causes The Vehicle To Lean And Become Unstable. When Carring A Load, The Majority Of The Weight Shifts To The Left Side And This Causes The Vehicle To Be More Unstable. The Dealer Replaced The Spring Once But The Problem Still Exist. / Left Power Window: The Window Sticks All The Time. The Only Time It Works Properly Is When It Rains And The Track Gets Wet.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX1764WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SOUTH HOLLAND, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. 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.

The Contact Owns A 1998 ford f-150. The Contact Smelled Burning Rubber Coming From His Vehicle. The Smell Was Then Replaced By A Rattling Sound Coming From The Rear Of The Vehicle. The Contact Inspected The Vehicle And Noticed That The Rear Leaf Spring Fractured On The Passenger Side. He Jacked The Vehicle Up, Repositioned The Spring, Tied It Down With Wire, And Drove The Vehicle Home. He Remembered A Recall He Had Seen And Called The Manufacturer, Who Informed Him That His Vin Was Not Included In The Recall. The Recall Number Was Unknown. The Failure Mileage Was 145,000 And Current Mileage Was 153,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRX18L2WK. FORD F-150 1998 problem was reported in SAN MANUEL, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TRUCKIN .

Mar 15, 2008

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