1997 Ford F-150 Electrical System problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System problems and defects. Total reports: 74.

electrical System Continues To Experience Failures.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOMAH, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Came In From The Pasture Around 7-8:00 P.m. Parked Truck Under Carport. Woke Up Around 5:00 A. M. And Fire Was Coming Out From Under Both Front Fender Wells And The Cab Was Full Of Smoke And Fire. By The Time The Fire Department Got To The House, It Was Engulfed In Flames Which Resutled In Total Loss Of Home And Truck. A Fire Investigator Feels The Cause Of The Vehicle Fire Was Caused By A Short In The electrical System. *slc

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17LOVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST MONROE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 08, 1998

Water Is Leaking Into The Dashboard, Causing Windshield Wipers/interior Lights, And electrical Windows Not To Work. Also, Air Bag Light Remains Illuminated And Other Malfunctions Occur. The Point From Where The Water Is Leaking Has Not Been Determined. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17WXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOORE, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19970630. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

The Generic Electronic Module Will Cause The Power Windows/interior Lights, And The Entie Winshield Wiper System To Fail. The Webb ford Dealership Was Contacted, And Would Not Replace This Module Free Of Charge Because The Truck Was A Few Thousand Miles Over Warranty, Even Though It Was Only 2 And A Half Years Old. I Feel That This Is Not A Wear And Tear Item And Should Be Replaced As A Matter Of Safety . As A Matter Of Fact, They Charged And Extra Hour (2 Total) Of Diagnostic Labor Than Other Dealerships That Were Contacted. The Customer Assistance Hotline Was Contacted, And They Did Not Know Of Any Problems With This Module. However, I Did Find Out From The Nhtsta That There Was A Service Bulletin. I Feel That There Should Be Some Responsibility Accepted By Either The Dealership Or The Manufacturer, ford.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W0VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ST. JOHN, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 09, 1999

While Driving Down Freeway With A/c On And Blower Motor Stopped Working, Cabin Was Filled With Smoke From Dashboard. Consumer Hit Brakes And Front Tire Tread Came Off.consumer Spun Out On Freeway, Took To Dealer, And Thats Were It Is Now. Continental General Amer 550 Radial, Size 23570r6 Tires. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in N. HIGHLAND, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 28, 2000

This Vehicle Was Purchased New In June, 1997. Beginning In November, 2000 I Have Experienced Numerous Problems, Mainly With The Engine And electrical System. The Vehicle Has Been Out Of My Possession For Almost 3 Months Now And I Am Out Of Pocket Over $3,000 In Repair Work. I Have Contacted ford Motor Co. Both In Writing And Calling Their Customer Service Department, And They Have Offered No Assistance And Basically Have Told Me The Problems Are Not Their Concern. I Have Had A Front Timing Cover Gasket Replaced, Major Engine Repair Work, Spark Plugs Changed, electrical Wires Replaced, And Now A “computer Brain” Was Bad In The Vehicle. The Truck’s Check Engine Light Remains On And The Truck Still Hesitates, Stalls And Lurches While Driving, Which Is Not Safe. I Have No Where To Turn And Obviously No Money Left To Put In To This Vehicle. I Don’t Understand How A 3 Year Old Truck, Purchased Brand New Can Have So Many Problems, I Can’t Seem To Get An Answer From Anybody, Including ford. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORWOOD, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 01, 2000

Consumer Received An electrical Shock When He Opened Vehicle. This Also Happened When He Was Getting Out Of Truck.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1869VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHICO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 04, 2001

Defective electrical And Engine System

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SALLISAW, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Both Windows Stopped Working Every Other Day. Unable To Roll Them Up Or Down. *ak Consumer Also States The Windshield Wipers Stopped Working In The Rain, (repetitive)-replace Relays. The Problem Is On Going, The Pcm Chip Has Been Updated, Fuses Checked, The Motor For The Window Has Been Replaced And Now Being Checked For A Wiring Short. Problem May Be In The Steering Column Where They Replaced A Recall Part In The Ignition. Consumer States, See Reference Number 8011065. *scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726NV. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 04, 1998

A Tie Rod Fell Off While Driving. The Front Engine Seal And Intake Manifold Gasket Failed Resulting In And Antifreeze Leak. Some Of The Vehicles Lights (dome Light And Dash Light) Stayed On Although The Vehicle Was Turned Off. *ak *nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF172XVC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CALAIS, ME. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS.

My 1997 ford F150 Spontaneously Combusted In Front Of My House After Being Parked For About 12 Hours Overnight. There Was A Short Horn Burst, Followed By A Pop, Then A Fire Erupted Under The Hood. The Incident Occurred About 6:30 Am, While I Was Still In Bed, Half-asleep, After My Clock Radio Had Just Come On. A Neighbor Looked Out Of Her Window After Hearing The Horn, But Didn’t See Anyone Around The Vehicle. She Then Heard The Pop, And Saw The Fire Start. She Called 911, Then Called Me. By The Time I Got Outside, The Entire Engine Compartment Was Engulfed In Flame. I Ran Back In The House To Get A Fire Extinguisher, But By The Time I Got Back Outside, The Entire Cab Was Also On Fire. A Stunned Crowd Of Neighbors And I Watched As The Fire Truck Arrived And Put The Fire Out. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1764VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20010521. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LAIRD NOLLER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: KANSAS CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS.

June 03, 2003

Like Jb, Who Filed An Earlier Complaint My 1997 ford f-150 Also Spontaneously Burst Into Flames From The Engine Compartment After Having Been Parked In My Driveway For About 10 Hours Over Night. The Engine Had Not Been Run, Was Not Hot, And Had No Malfunctioning Parts To My Knowledge. I Was Awakened By The Sound Of My Truck’s Horn. The Fire Burned The Engine Completely, Destroyed The Hood, Cab, And The Entire Of The Front End Of The Truck Before It Could Be Put Out By The Fire Department. The Fire Marshal Indicated That There Was No Sign Of Malicious Intent Or Vandalism. According To The Fire Marshal, The Fire Originated In The electrical Relay Junction Box Located Over The Driver’s Side Front Tire. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W5VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLLIERVILLE, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19961015. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 02, 2004

Just Like The Three Other People I Found On This Site My Husbands F150 Caught Fire. We Had Went To The Doctors Office And Had Been Park About An Hour And A Half When They Annouced That A Truck Was On Fire! We Ran Out To Find It Was Ours. The Fire Dept. Said It Was An Electical Problem That Started The Fire. M.v. In La. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BERWICK, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: BLANCO USED CARS .

May 07, 2004

electrical Lights/windows, And Locks Were Inoperable. Also, Windshield Wipers Failed To Come On. Consumer Will Take The Vehicle To Dealer For Inspection This Week. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL VERANO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 19, 2004

Consumer Claimed That electrical Light,windows, And Locks Were Inoperable. Also, Windshield Wipers Failed. Consumer Will Take The Vehicle To Dealer For Inspection This Week. *ak The A/c Unit, Dome Light, And No Check Engine Light. *sc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL VERANO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ENTERPRISE . DEALER’S CITY: CONCORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

May 19, 2004

May 27th, 2004, I Drove My ford F150 Pick Up From A Work Site To My Home Arriving At About 9:40 P.m. I Noticed The Brake Light Was On, And Double Checked To Make Sure The Brake Was Off. The Light Remained On And I Thought I Would Check That Out On The Weekend. The Truck Ran Normally On The Ride Home. I Went To Sleep And Was Awakened By Our Dog’s Barking At 12:30 A.m. To Discover That The ford F150 Pick Up Was Engulfed In Flames. The Flames Were Coming Out Of The Engine Compartment And Beginning To Spread To The Cab. The Fire Department Was Called And They Arrived Quickly And It Took About Five Minutes With The Hose Fully On The Fire To Put It Out. There Were Personal Items Lost In The Truck, There Was Damage To The House, Paint Bubbled, Plants Were Killed, The Drive Way Was Stained And Damaged, And We Were All Traumatized.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 98400 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970915. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GALPIN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 818-787-3800 . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH HILLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

May 28, 2004

Fire In 1997 ford f-150. Witness Saw Initial Fire In Engine Compartment On Drivers Side Near Bulkhead. Recovered Hexport Body But Switch Contacts Missing. *la

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HUMBLE, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

May 18, 2004

My 1997 f-150 The Dome Lights Wont Go Off . I Have Seen At Least 3 Others With The Same Problem

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in N.SYRACUSE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 09, 2004

The Fuse Which Controlled The Abs Switch On And Off Burned. The Consumer Replaced The Fuse And 25 Minutes Later The Vehicle Was On Fired. The Consumer Opened The Hood And Saw A Lot Smoke Coming From The Abs. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W5VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANCHESTER, GA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 23, 2004

Truck Caught On Fire While Driving Up A Hill.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF0728VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PLEASANT HILL, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 13, 2004

Vehicle Had Been Parked For About 2-2.5 Hours When Owner Heard Loud Noise Outside (probably Lf Tire Blowing). Went Out And Found Truck On Fire. The Windshield Was Still Intact At That Time. He Didn’t Use The Cruise Control, So Didn’t Know If It Quit Working Or Not. #13 (speed Control), #14, #24 And #25 Fuses Blown. Owner: Kurt Vanderwest (who Owns A Fire Sprinkler Company!), Phone 714-521-5878 Photos E-mailed To Bruce York

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BUENA PARK, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Dec 14, 2004

Parked The Vehicle At 7:30 Pm At 3:30 Am The Vehicle Caught Fire. The Fire Was Coming From The Drivers Side Wheel Well. Prior To The Fire The Fuse In The Shift Interlock Circuit Blew 2 Times Keeping The Consumer From Getting The Vehicle Out Of Park. The Consumer Did Not Use The Cruise Control Therefore Does Not Know If It Was Working. Not Insured. Will E-mail Photos. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W1VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORMOND BEACH, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Jan 10, 2005

I Have An 1997 F150 ford Truck. It Was Parked At 5:30 Between 9:30-10:00pm It Caught On Fire For No Reason. In The Insurance Investigation It Was Determined It Was Caused By A Short In The Wires The Hot Spot Being In The Steering Column. Parked At 5:45. At 10:00 Pm Heard A Loud Noise Like Thunder. Neighbor Called And Informed Of Truck Was On Fire. The Fire Was Coming From The Engine Compartment. The Tire On The Drivers Side Burned And Exploded. The Fire Seemed To Be More Intense On The Drivers Side. The Fire Damaged The Car Port. Have Photos And Will E-mail To Bruce York. Prior To The Fire A Fuse Had Been Changed Because The Vehicle Would Not Come Out Of Park. The Vehicle Had Cruise Control But Do Not Know If It Worked The Month Before Fire Because It Had Not Been Used. Vehicle Was Insured By State Farm. Claim #53e484047. Claim Rep Kelly Jacobs. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20010117. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 03, 2005

Consumer Experienced Problems With The Vehicle. It Was Parked In The Driveway When Smoke Was Seen Coming From It. Consumer Put The Fire Out Prior To The Fire Department Arrival.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 70000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CYPRESS, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 08, 2001

While Driving Approximately 60 Mph On Freeway Consumer Heard An Explosion From Engine. When Getting Out Of The Car He Saw That The Vehicle Was On Fire. The Cause Of This Was Undetermined.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MISSOURI CITY, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Jan 05, 2005

The Vehicle Caught On Fire While Parked In The Garage. The Consumer Was Able To Pull The Burning Vehicle Out Of The Garage Before The House Caught On Fire. The Local Fire Department Arrived To Extinguish The Fire. The Cause Of The Fire Was Unknown. *ak *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1868VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OLIVER SPRINGS, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JEEP DUNCAN FORD .

Sept 01, 2003

Parked ford F 150 (1997) In Driveway At About 9:30 P.m. Noticed Nothing Unusual Except That The Brake Light Had Been Glowing After The Brake Was Released. Approximately At 11:30 P.m. We Were Awaken By Our Dog, And Found The F 150 On Fire. The Hood Area Was Totally Engulfed In Flame And Flames Were Reaching 20 Feet In The Air. F 150 Was Too Damaged To Find Cause, Per Insurance Company. Insurance Claim Paid $10,000.00. Damage Caused To House, Paint Bubbled Extensively On Woodwork, Rain Water Drain Along Roof Melted. A Number Of Items Were Lost In The Fire That Were In The Cab. Emotional Trauma Of Event Impacted Whole Family.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971215. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GALPIN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH HILLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91343 .

May 27, 2004

On November 23,2004 Vehicle Was Parked Inside The Garage. Consumer Heard A Horn Blowing, Went Out To See What Was Going On, And Saw Vehicle Burning. *ak The Consumer Stated The Cruise Control Failed. *tc

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960307. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CHAMPION FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 713-371-4244 . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77034 .

Nov 23, 2004

The Vehicle Unexpectedly Caught On Fire On Its Own While It Was Parked. Manufacturer Was Notified By Owner.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1760VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 08, 2004

I Have One Of The f-150‘s 1997 ford Truck That Caught On Fire With No One In The Truck And Engine Off. Total Loss; Contacted ford With No Satisfaction From Them; They Could Have Cared Less. Truck Is In My Back Yard And Can E-mail You Pictures; If You Can Provide Me With The Correct Address. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 123000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF18L8VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEVIERVILLE, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20000615. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TED RUSSELL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: KNOXVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN.

June 15, 2004

Parked Truck At Around 11:00 Pm And At Around 9:00 Am Two Days Later Heard Honking Sound, Truck Was In Flames. The Fire Was Coming From The Engine Compartment On The Driver’s Side. Driver’s Side Tires Had Blown Out. Prior To Fire There Were No Problems. Vehicle Had Cruise Control. Speakers Were After Market, And Were Installed Years Before The Fire. The Fire Spread To The House On The Roof. Vehicle Was Insured By Farmers Insurance Policy #1904033-16-53. Fire Investigator Was Jeff Abrams 281-558-9396.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08W8VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WESLACO, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Nov 26, 2004

While The Vehicle Was Parked, A Fire Started Under The Hood. The Vehicle Was Totaled. The Dealership Is Aware Of The Problem. *jb Other Vehicle’s Were Damaged During The Fire And One Person Was Burned On The Arm While Trying To Contain The Fire With A Fire Extinguisher. The Consumer Request Reimbursement From The Manufacturer For The Damages. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17L0VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNS SUMMIT, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BOB DUNN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 336-275-9761 .

May 08, 1999

After Having The Vehicle Parked For Ten Minutes It Caught On Fire On It’s Own. Driver Was Able To Extinguish The Fire. Vehicle Was Towed To A Garage For Inspection. The Cause Has Not Been Determined. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0767VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in METAIRIE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 11, 2005

While Being Parked For Approximately One Hour Vehicle Caught On Fire. Consumer Extinguished The Fire. The Cause Ofthe Fire Was Undetermined.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0860VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BIRCH TREE, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 14, 2005

On 03/09/2005 At Approximately 6:50 P.m. (tx Time) My Neighbor Informed Me That My Vehicle Was On Fire And She Had Notified The Fire Department. The Vehicle Was A 1997 ford F150 Quad Cab (i Purchased The Vehicle On 08/12/2001 From A Used Car Lot. The Vehicle Had Been Park For Only About 20 Minutes, As I Had Just Come Home From Work. The Fire Department Reports Indicated That The Fire Started In The Engine Department. I Did Not Have Any Warning Lights Prior The The Incident; The Vehicle Had Been Operating Normally All That Day. I Put Gas In The Vehicle Around 11 A.m. On This Date And Checked The Oil As Well, Tires, Etc.; As Far As I Could Tell Everything Was Ok. On 03/24/2005 The Nbc News Aired A Story Concerning The ford F150, Investigating A Recall On The Cruise Control Emission Which Could Result In The Vehicle Inavertantly Catching On Fire. My Vehicle Was Considered Totaled (and I Do Have Pictures). My Concern Now Is That The Finance Company (united Auto Credit) Is Expecting To Receive Car Payments And Are Harassing Me And My Husband Daily. The ford Motor Company Was Called On 03/10/2005, I Contracted Customer Assistance And Informed Them Of The Situation As Well, I Was Told By The ford Company That There Were No Recalls In My Vehicle At All (which According To Your Reports Is Not True). *ak *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 160550 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W8VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040812. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:AWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNITED AUTO CREDIT . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 817/377-2277 . DEALER’S CITY: FORT WORTH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76109 .

Mar 09, 2005

My F150 Caught On Fire While At Work, Approxamately 1 1/2 Hrs After Returning From Lunch. The Fire Deptartment Extinguished The Truck. They Did File A Report. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DODDRIDGE, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PERFORMANCE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ATLANTA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Mar 22, 2005

Underhood Fire On 1997 f-150 Possible Cruise Control Switch. Vehicle Was Sitting Wit The Kdy Off And Caught Fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CALABASAS, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960314. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FRIEDLY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 702 870 7221 . DEALER’S CITY: LAS VEGAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: 00. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 89107 .

Apr 01, 2003

While Parking Brake Warning Light Illuminated. A Fire Started From The Front Left Tire. Consumer Managed To Pull Over, And Put Out Fire. Vehicle Was Towed. Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 15000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HUNTSVILLE, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 09, 2005

Pick Up Truck Caught On Fire. The Consumer Believed It Was Due To electrical Problems. The Fire Started In Engine Near The Steering Column. The Consumer Then Stated It May Have Been Due To Due A Cruise To Control Switch.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STILLWATER, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19980725. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FREEMAN TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: IRVING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Apr 30, 2005

Vehicle Parked For Approx 2 Hours, Cold Engine, Flames Were Coming From Engine Compartment, Driver’s Side Wheelwell Up Through The Hood – Flames Moved To Cab – Front Left Driver’s Side Tire Blew First

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MORROW, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

May 18, 2005

Vehicle Parked Approx 48 Hours, Cruise Control Did Not Work, Flames Coming From Engine Compartment

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1764VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SHARPSBURG, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Aug 01, 2004

Vehicle Parked, Heard Loud Boom, Witnessed Vehicle On Fire – Cruise Control Worked Intermittently

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 190642 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CITRA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 12, 2004

Dt: 1997, ford, f-150 With 5.4 Triton Motor And It Blew The Spark Plug Out Of The Head. *ak

Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW BURG, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 19990728. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: DENNY FORD .

May 30, 2005

My 1997 ford F150 Started On Fire After Being Parked For 10 Hours. The Keys Were Not In The Ignition.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 109000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDIVE, MT. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20050215. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 31, 2005

Dt: Vehicle Parked 5 Days, Caught On Fire. *ak *sb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19970215. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JACK ROACH FORD . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

June 09, 2005

Dt: The Vehicle Was Sitting 20 Min. There Were No Lights Or Warnings That A Problem Would Occur. The Vehicle Was Regularly Serviced. The Owner Was Inside The House And Heard A Pop Sound And Then Looked Outside And Saw Flames Coming From A Hole In The Hood. Flames Were About 2 Or 3 Foot High. There Was A Fire Investigation #0002302 Which States The Origin Of The Fire Was Technical Processing Center And Cause Of Fire Was The Ignition Of An Unspecified Short Circuit Arch. Police Report Was Filed. It Was Also Reported To Insurance Company. Vehicle Was A Total Loss. Vehicle Has Not Had Other Problems Before. The Police Report # 7619. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W3VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961117. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MUTUAL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SPRINGFIELD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA.

June 11, 2005

1997 ford f-150 Ext Cab 4×4 Was Parked In Consumer’s Driveway. At 1:30-2:00 Am The Neighbors Were Pounding On The Door. Consumer Found Truck On Fire With Fire Department Putting Out The Flames. Consumer Is Waiting To Pick Up Fire Report From Investigator. *rp *nm

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

June 05, 2005

Truck Was Parked In Driveway. Neighbor Alerted Consumer That Smoke Was Coming From His Vehicle. He Lifted The Hood And Saw White Smoke Then Put Vehicle In Neutral To Move It Away From His Garage. After Moving The Truck He Saw Flames And Put Them Out With Water. Parts Were Replaced By ford Dealership In Katy, Texas. *rp *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZX0724YK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Apr 14, 2005

Our ’97 ford F150 Spontaneously Caught Fire After My Husband Returned Home From Work. He Had Been Home Approximately 30 – 45 Minutes When There Was A Loud Knock On Our Apartment Door. When I Looked Out The Window, I Saw A Huge Fire At The Base Of The Stairs. I Told My Husband And He Grabbed Our Daughter And Left The Apartment. I Called 911 To Report The Fire And I Left The Apartment As Well. While Waiting For The Fire Dept., There Were Other Bursts Of Fire While The Engine Compartment Was In Continuous Blaze. The Fire Dept. Determined The Fire Was electrical In Nature. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 169214 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STAFFORD, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19990717. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 23, 2004

Driving Along 26 Mile Road And Indian Trail. Dash Board Began To Smoke, I Immediately Pulled To The Side Of The Road And Got Out Of Vehicle, As I Exited Vehicle The Inside Of Vehicle Caught On Fire. I Attempted To Reach In To Retrieve Some Personal Belongs And Burned Leg (minor). Vehicle Was Engulfed In Flames In A Matter Of Seconds. Fire Department Was Contacted And A Policy Report Was Filed. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HARRISON TWP, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 05, 2005

1.well First The Cruise Control On My 97 ford F150 Went Out. Then My Brake Lights Went Out Too. Replacecd Brake Lights ,then Fuse Went Out In Interior Fuse Box So, Truck Would Not Go Into Gear. Replaced Fuse Then It Blew It Again. Replaced Again Truck Could Now Shift Into Gear. I Went Home Parked Truck The Truck In Drive Way And Did Not Move It For The Truck For The Rest Of The Day. Was Waken Up About 3 In The Morning By Cops Telling Me My Truck Was On Fire. The Truck Ended Up Burnt Everywhere But The Bed Total Loss Pretty Much Un Drivable. Burned A 95 Caravan And Part Of A 2002 ford Excursion. I Know Have I Vehicle To Move My Kids That Are In School And Myself And My Wife Which Also Now Has Some Serious Nerve Damage She Has Nightmares Of Other Vehicle Burning And Can Hardly Sleep. Tried Contacting ford But C.s. Department Puts Me On Hold All Day. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GARLAND, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LEADERSHIP FORD . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

July 15, 2005

I Own A 1997 ford F150 This Truck Was The Most Dependable Automobile I Have Ever Owned Until August 31, 2005. The Truck Had Been Parked For Almost 12 Hours When It Suddenly Caught On Fire And Burned Up. It Appeared To Be Some Kind Of electrical Fire.*jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX07W5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RIVERVIEW, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20000324. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 31, 2005

Dt: On September 1, 2005 The Caller Said Parked Vehicle And 41/2 Hours Later It Caught On Fire. The Vehicle Was Totaled. The Fire Happened Without Warning. The Fire Department Came And A Report Was Taken. A Tree Was Damaged By The Fire. Nothing Else Was Damaged. Dealer Gave Caller The Manufacturer’s Telephone Number. Manufacturer Said They Would Report It And Get Back To Him. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L4VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUDAN, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970315. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JACK MORRIS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: PLAINVIEW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Sept 01, 2005

My 1997 ford Pickup Burned Up In Front Of My House On May 29th. No Keys Were In The Ignition. It Had Been Parked For 10 Hours. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 109000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDIVE, MT. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20050116. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 29, 2005

Engine Fire Near Cruise Control Switch Vehicle Destroyed. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AMARILLO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GENE MESSER FORD .

Sept 14, 2005

Dt: 1997 ford F150. Consumer Received Nhtsa Recall 05v388000. Vehicle Was Parked And Caught On Fire. The Vehicle Had Been Parked For About 30 Minutes. It Had Been Sitting For Several Days Prior To Th Efire, , And Then It Was Driven For A Short Time. Consumer Was Not At Home, And The Fire Department Was Already There Putting The Fire Out When The Consumer Arrived Back Home From Dinner. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1729VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DEL RAY BEACH, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: BC MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: WEST PALM BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Dec 07, 2004

Our 1997 ford F150 Pickup Truck Had Been Turned Off For At Least 6 Hours, Sitting In Our Parking Lot, When It Caught Fire On The Night Of June 23, 2005. The Key Was Not In The Ignition. Upon Hearing The Fire And Coming Out To The Parking Lot To Investigate, We Called The Fire Department, Who Came And Extinguished The Fire. No Other Cars Or Buildings Caught On Fire, Although Some Nearby Hoses And Bottles Of Automotive Fluid Were Damaged. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 118267 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1727VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COMER, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040327. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 23, 2005

1997 ford F150 Dec. 7, 2005 – Air Conditioning Continued Running With Engine Off. Dec. 8, 2005 – Engine Repeatedly Trying To Turn Over With Truck In Park With Ignition Off And No Key In Ignition. I Disconnected The Battery And Had It Towed To Dealership. *jb

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEMPLE TERRACE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: CARMAX .

Dec 08, 2005

Fire To My 3 Days Parked ford f-150 . Luckily Was Not Parked Inside The Garage And Was In My Gated Outside Parking. Only Frame Is Remaining….bad…*nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W8VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DANVILLE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970816. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: STAR FORD . DEALER’S CITY: GLENDALE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91207 .

Feb 13, 2006

Vehicle Was Parked In Driveway With Doors Locked And Ignition In The Off Position. No One Was Near Or In The Vehicle. Looked Out Window And Noticed What Looked Like Mist From A Water Sprinkler From The Front Side Of Truck. Looking Closer, I Realized It Was Smoke And Then Saw Flames From The Tire Well And Under The Hood By The Windshield Wipers. Called 911. The Fire Department Arrived Very Quickly, Putting The Fire Out. Their Assessment Was It Was An electrical Short Which Had Caused The Fire. The Fire Caused The Hood Hydraulic Lift To Explode Like A Rocket, Hitting The Windshield, Cracking It And Then Shooting Off Into The Yard. The Frames Inside The Engine Housing By The Drivers Tire Burnt The Housing Completely Away. The Wiring Has Been Completely Burned And Melted Away Inside The Engine Compartment. All The Plastic Fluid Containers Melted, The Entire Engine Housing, Engine And All electrical Components Under The Hood Were Burned Up Or Damaged In Some Way By This Fire. The Truck Will Not Start Or Run. None Of The Lights Work, Radio, Heat, Air Or Power Functions Work. The Truck Is Totally Inoperable. I Contacted The Insurance Company And They Directed Me To This Site To Look For Fire Related Defects And To File A Complaint. The Truck Has Not Been Repaired As It Is Beyond Repair Since All The Wiring And Most Of The Insides Under The Hood Have Burned Up Or Melted. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110487 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WICHITA, KS. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20010728. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SCHOLFIELD BROTHERS, INC . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 316-688-6500 . DEALER’S CITY: WICHITA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 67207 .

Aug 06, 2007

There Was An electrical Fire In The Wiring Harness Connected To The Master Cylinder (brakes). No Damage Was Done Due To Quick Reaction But It Left The Brakes Without Power And The Truck Without Brake Lights. The Problem Is Believed To Be Related To The “switch Fire” Problem That Resulted In A Wide-spread ford Recall. The Vehicle In Question Is A 1997 ford f-150 4×4. Truck Was Purchased From Lease-holder And Full Warranty Was Transferred To Me. I Have Received Several Recall Notices But Not The One Associated With This Problem. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 96500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0862VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILILANI, HI. Vehicle was purchased on 19990119. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CUTTER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 808-564-9210 . DEALER’S CITY: AIEA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: HI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 96701 .

June 20, 2007

I Was On My Way Home From Work And My Brake Light Came On So When I Got Home I Started To Check To See What The Problem Could Be And Found A Fuse That Was Broken. I Replaced The Fuse And Three Hours Later We Smelled Smoke In Our House And Found My Shop Was On Fire. We Called The Fire Department And After The Fire Was Out Found That The Truck Was The Cause Of The Fire. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 202000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HYRUM, UT. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 27, 2008

I Recently Purchased A 1997 ford f-150. I Had Parked It For A Few Weeks Until I Sold My Chevy Tahoe. When I Went To Start It The Battery Was Dead. I Charged The Battery And When I Reconnected It I Went In The Cab And Could Smell Burning Plastic And All The Lights On The Dash Were On, Even Though The Key Was In My Hand. I Looked Under The Dash And Found That The Gem Module Was Sizzling And Smoking. I Quickly Got Out And Disconnected The Battery. I Have No Doubt That It Would Have Started On Fire Had I Not Noticed It In Time. It Surprised Me That No Fuses Were Blown. I Looked Online And Found That This Is A Very Common Thing For Alot Of 1997 – 2003 fords And Was Wondering Why This Hasn’t Been Recalled. I Worked For A Chevy Dealership In Marquette Mi So I Know A Little About Recalls And I Feel That This Is Very Unsafe And It Should Not Be An Expense Put On The Consumer. I Think That With The Decline In Sales For The American Automakers They Should Be Taking Care Of These Faulty Modules. I Am Currently In The Process Of Replacing It So Im Not Sure How Much It Will Cost Me But Im Expecting It To Be Between $120- $160. *tr

Mileage was 136000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX08L0VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARQUETTE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 17, 2008

Windshield Wipers Failed During Rain, Managed To Pull Off Road Safely. (other electrical Devices Failed As Well) Wipers No Longer Work. Vehicle Is Out Of Service Until Repaired. ford Is Aware Of Problems. See ford Technical Service Bulletin 98-9-13 And ford Special Message #15773 . *tr

Mileage was 106750 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BENTON, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Nov 23, 2008

Pull Gear Shifter Down To D1 And Smoke And Fire Came Out Of The Steering Column: All Of The Instrument Lights Went Out And The Truck Was Unable To Use The Overdrive Function. Replaced Several Fuses And Tried Again With The Same Results. I Dismantled The Steering Column And Noticed That The Wiring Harness Is Two Short And Routed Around The Steering Column Causing It To Break Everytime The Truck Is Put Into D1. ford Motor Company Nor Any Auto Store Have Any Parts To Repair The Problem. The Truck Is Still Available For Inspection. I Took My Truck To A ford Dealer And They Did Not Have A Fix For The Problem. They Recommend That I Not Use D2/d1/overdrive. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORT REPUBLIC, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Aug 10, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Vehicle Was Parked When He Was Alerted That His Vehicle Was On Fire. The Fire Department Extinguish The Fire. He Was Unaware If A Police Report Was Filed. There Were No Injuries. The Vehicle Was Not Moved From The Location And Was Not Examined For The Cause Of Failure. The Fire Department Informed Him That The Fire Was Most Likely An electrical Fire. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 225,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 225000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17W1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HUMBOLDT, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 20, 2010

I Last Drove My Truck On 06/20/2011. When I Woke Up To Feed My Animals I Heard A Sound Like A Bird Caught Under My Truck. I Looked Under The Drivers Side Fender And Saw Flames. I Popped The Hood And Saw The Master Cylinder Was On Fire. I Grabbed My Fire Extinguisher From My Barn And Put The Fire Out.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 197690 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W0VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILACA, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 25, 2011

A Misfire On Cylinder Number 3 Which Will Cause The Vehicle To Stall In Traffic Or Not Be Able To Get Out Of The Way When Accelerating. *tr

Mileage was 149000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF18L8VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AURORA, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

May 01, 2011

My 1997 ford F150 Started On Fire In The Parking Lot Of My Employer, Fifteen Minutes After I Parked The Vehicle From A 5 Mile Round Trip. The Fire Started Under The Hood And Quickly Moved Into The Cab Of The Truck Before The Fire Department Put Out The Fire. When Inspecting The Engine Area With The Fire Department, The Exact Area Of Where The Fire Started Could Not Be Determined. Luckily, No One, Including Myself, Was Injured, And The Vehicle Was Not In Our Home When It Started On Fire. I Would Like To Have The Vehicle Inspected, And If Necessary, Seek Recourse, But I Don’t Know How To Proceed. *tt

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 118000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L9VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RAPID CITY, SD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 24, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Ignited Into Flames From Under The Hood While Parked And Shut Off. The Cause Of The Failure Was Unknown. The Contact Called The Manufacturer And Filed A Complaint. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 240,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 240000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0720VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 09, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Parked, The Vehicle Caught On Fire. The Fire Department Was Contacted And Appeared On The Scene To Assist. The Fire Department Determined That The Fire Was Contributed To An electrical Failure. There Were No Injuries And A Fire Report Was Filed. The Vehicle Was Destroyed. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 225,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 225000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX186XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 28, 2012

I Was Driving Home From Town When All The Ball Bearings Fell Out Of The Steering Column And The Steering Wheel Became Loose And The Truck Began To Sway From Right To Left, It Was Controllable At The Low Speed I Was Going But Thank God I Wasn’t On An Interstate Or Highway At A Higher Speed I Could Have Run Off The Road Or Worse Had A Head On Collision ! The Truck Has Not Left My Property Since But I Still Have To Keep Full Coverage Insurance And Tagged For Insurance Purposes And A Lien From My Bank On It,i Have Also Replaced The Starter On It Eight (8) Times The Parts Are Very Cheap But It Has An Airbag And My Local ford Dealer Gave Me An Estimate Of 200.00 Two Hundred Dollars To Replace Two Six And Seven Dollar Bearings. When The Incident Happened I Had No Idea What Happened Since The Ball Bearings Are Very Tiny And Are Hard To See And It Took A Long Time To Figure Out What Happened My Truck Just Sits There All This Time Because Im Afraid Of Someone Getting Hurt Seriously Or Killed Because Im Afraid Of Losing Control On The Steering. I Have Been Driving Since I Was Sixteen And Was A Big Truck Driver From 1979 To 1996 Till I Became Ill But I Would Never Drive A Vehicle With Steering Problems, Thank You *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 135606 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1869VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HALF WAY, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Mar 09, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford F150. The Contact Stated That While Driving At Approximately 35 Mph The Air Bag Warning Light Illuminated. Within A Couple Of Weeks The Cruise Control Was Not Operating While Driving At Approximately 65 Mph. The Dealer Was Contact Who Stated That The Vehicle Was Not Under A Recall. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic Who Was Unable To Diagnose The Failure. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 120,000 And The Current Mileage Was 122,000. Updated 12/5/12 *cn The Manufacturer Was Contacted But, Did Not Offer Any Assistance.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 35 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1767VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN LORENZO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FREMONT FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 728-7667 . DEALER’S CITY: FREMONT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94544 .

Oct 12, 2012

My Grandson And I Went Into Walmart And Came Out Of The Store. Walking Across The Parking Lot And Seen My 1997 ford F150 Pickup On Fire. Complete Strangers Came From All Over The Parking Lot And Started Throwing Snow On It From A Pile 50 Ft Away. A Town Cop Showed Up And Sprayed A Fire Extinguisher On It The The Fire Company Showed Up And Put It Out The Rest Of The Way. No One Was Hurt. But Mechanics Are Saying That It Looks Like A Break Switch That Caused The Fire. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 176182 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRIDGEVILLE, DE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 07, 2014

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