1998 Ford F-250 - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 1998 Ford F-250

122 problems have been reported for the 1998 Ford F-250. The following chart shows the 15 most common problems for 1998 Ford F-250. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic with 23 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's suspension (23 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 1998 Ford F-250

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Service Brakes
23
  Suspension
23
  Structure
15
  Engine And Engine Cooling
12
  Steering
7
  Air Bag
6
  Visibility
5
  Vehicle Speed Control
5
  Gasoline Fuel System
5
  Power Train
4
  Other Fuel System
4
  Tire
4
  Electrical System
4
  Exterior Lighting
4
  Wheel
1

small car iamge Problem Occurrence Trend

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 1998 Ford F-250 in 1998.

Table 2. Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2019
0
  2018
0
  2017
5
  2016
0
  2015
0
  2014
0
  2013
0
  2012
2
  2011
2
  2010
3
  2009
3
  2008
2
  2007
0
  2006
0
  2005
2
  2004
8
  2003
8
  2002
4
  2001
12
  2000
15
  1999
16
  1998
20

small car iamge Compare the 1998 Ford F-250 with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford F-250, the following table can be used to compare the 1998 Ford F-250 with the Ford F-250 from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 1998 F-250 is 122 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Ford F-250 is 341.

Table 3. Compare the 1998 Ford F-250 with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2019 F-250
5
  2018 F-250
82
  2017 F-250
386
  2016 F-250
47
  2015 F-250
92
  2014 F-250
58
  2013 F-250
78
  2012 F-250
244
  2011 F-250
386
  2010 F-250
88
  2009 F-250
89
  2008 F-250
322
  2007 F-250
127
  2006 F-250
546
  2005 F-250
464
  2004 F-250
529
  2003 F-250
382
  2002 F-250
520
  2001 F-250
717
  2000 F-250
913
  1999 F-250
1,466
  1998 F-250
122
  1997 F-250
349
  1996 F-250
191


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