1997 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems & defects.

1997 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine 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 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems and defects. Total reports: 199.

engine Piston Rusted.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUNLAND, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960201. 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.

Sept 01, 1996

engine Vapor Management Valve Failed.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 21, 1996

Transmission Jerks Very Hard From Gear To Gear. Also, engine Check Light Comes On, And Vehicle Experiences Exceesive Gas Consumption.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDEE14L1VH. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILFORD, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961125. 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.

Oil Pan Is Rusting Through.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF14N5RN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PRINCEWICK, WV. 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.

Aug 01, 1998

While Driving Windshield Wipers Malfunctioned, Causing The Wipers To Operate Unexpectedly Which May Cause An Accident. Also, Problem With The Oil Stick. It Seems To Be Cracking Or Falling Apart, Which May Cause By Some Type Of Metal Rubbing Against The Oil Stick. Causes Unknown. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GADSDEN, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not 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: MAN .

Sept 01, 1998

Timing Chain Cover Broke, Resulting In Water Leakage. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FILLMORE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. 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: MAN .

engine Crank Wore Out At 35000 Mi Service Rep Would Not Replace engine . Only Rebuilt Lower engine. Now The Upper Part Of engine Going Bad Had To Pay 1000.00 For Extended Warrenty Because When You Rebuild The One Part Of An engine The Other Tends Go Bad Within A Few Months . I Offered To Pay Extra For The New engine They Would No Let Me Get One Now My Truck Will Be Back In The Shop Once More For A Upper Rebuild Befor Long.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NICHOLASVILLE, KY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 01, 1999

Steering Is Very Hard To Control While Driving. The Vehicle Would Drift Without Warning. The engine Needs Oil Every Month. Had Been To Dealership Numerous Times To Have Problems Repaired. They Still Exist. *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1728ZC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLAYTON, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971010. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Oct 31, 1997

Oil Pump Failed. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ANAHEIM, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960609. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

June 20, 1998

Head Gasket Failed (cracked) Causing Other Component Failures. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BLUE SPRIN, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 19981118. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 17, 1998

Consumer Is Not Happy With Dealership, As They Will Not Repair Recall During Time Specified On The Recall Letter Repair Incomplete. (99b29) Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GASQUET, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 26, 2000

While Driving At Approx 30mph Heard A Noise Coming From engine Compartment I Then Heard A Loud Bang, When I Looked Out Rearview Mirror I Seen A engine Part Rolling Down Road. Veh Lost Power Steering Ability. Veh Towed To Dealership (roy O’brien ford) Dealer Stated Crankshaft Pulley &dampner Snapped Off engine Damaging Belt Tension Bar And Fan. Dealer And ford Motor Refusing To Assist!!! Total Bill Approx 600.00.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1723VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. 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: 25 mph.

Apr 12, 2000

Owner Was Notified Of Recall 99b29 Of The Leaky Front Cover Gasket Therefore Paid For Repair. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAINT PAUL, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Owner Was Notified Of Recall 99b29 Of The Leaky Front Cover Gasket Therefore Paid For Repair. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAINT PAUL, MN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Vehicle Was Leaking Fluid & Overheating. Consumer Had To Pay $600 For Repairs. Consumer Found Out Vehicle Was Not Recalled Due To Vin. Manufacturer Would Not Make An Exception Although This Vehicle Had The Same Exact Problem. *ak Water Pump Failed. The Customer Requests The Manufacturer To Pay The Cost Of Timing Cover Gasket Replacement And The Cost Of New Water Pump Installed. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 09, 2000

The Front Cover Seals And Intake Gaskets Failed Causing Anti Freeze To Leak Into The Oil. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1828VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CENTER HAR, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970322. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 14, 2000

The Front Cover Seals And Intake Gaskets Failed Causing Anti Freeze To Leak Into The Oil. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1828VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CENTER HAR, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970322. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 14, 2000

Apparent engine Failure Due To Timing Cover Gasket Recall ‘fix’-coolant In Oil?

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AMHERST, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 01, 2000

Complete Loss Of Coolant.head Gasket Was Originally Replaced Under Tsb#99131,relating To Coolant Leaking Through The Head Into The Oil.the Problem However Has Continued With A Complete Loss Of Coolant Through The Head Gasket Approx Every 6-8 Months.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MPLS, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. 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: 65 mph.

July 10, 2000

I Have Spent Over $1,000 On Miss-fire Problems In 1.5 Years And It Was Finally Found That One Of The Cylinder Heads Had A Factory Defect That Caused A Coolant Leak. Even Though The Warranty Has Expired, I Have A Hard Time Paying $2,000 To Fix A Problem That Existed The Day The Vehicle Was Made. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BUFFALO, MN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990401. 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.

Nov 27, 2000

Consumer Was Traveling About 40 Mph On Highway And Heat Level Line Stayed In Red Zone. He Added Coolant Into engine. Vehicle Was Okay. *ak The Vehicle Was Leaking Due To Timing Chain Cover Failure. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROKEN ARROW, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Nov 14, 2000

Timing Cover Gasket Is Leaking. I Have Seen Dozens Of Posts On The Internet That ford Fixed This For Free As A Recall, But ford Denies Any Recall. This Is A Premature Failure That Is Happening Often Enough For A Full Recall Of All 97 F150 With The 4.2liter engine.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUGAR HILL, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 26, 2001

engine Idles High And Then Drops Down Low. Mechanic Stated That engine Was Getting Ready To Throw A Rod. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ASHBURN, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Seal Failed On Timing Gear Cover And Allowed Anti Freeeze To Mix With engine Oil, Crankshaft And Rod Bearings Had To Be Replaced. Cj

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PALMDALE, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Vehicle Was Leaking Anti-freeze. Prior To Leakage, Vehicle Was Overheating. Took To Mechanic, And Informed Consumer That Could Not Locate Where Leakage Was Located After Checking Pressure. Drove Vehicle Second Time, And Problem Was Discovered In Timing Chain Cover Gasket. Mechanic Finally Repaired Problem. *ak Consumer Was Informed By A Parts Manager That This Was A Recall, However This Vehicle Was Not Included Because It Was Built At The End Of The Year. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1720UC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARSHFIELD, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Timing Cover Gasket Is Leaking Which Can Cause Anti-freeze To Leak Onto engine And Seize Up. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MASTIC, NY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Upon Start Up engine Was Making A Knocking Sound. Problem Was Diagnosed As A Bent Rod For The Number One Piston. *ak Blown Intake Gasket Caused A Leak. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19980110. 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: MAN .

Mar 24, 2001

engine Would Be Making Loud Knocking Noises. Took Vehicle To Mechanic And Was Informed That engine Pistons Were Knocking Within Cylinders. They Were Wobbling.*ak The Defective engine Was Replaced. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALBANY, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 14, 2001

After Recall Work Was Performed For The Timing Cover, When Driving Vehicle And Going To Apply Brakes, Oil Light Would Come On. Oil Pressure Would Drop, And engine Would Operate Erratically. Consumer Formed By Another Dealership Stated That If engine Coolant Was Entered Into Oil System And/or Oil Pan, And Vehicle Has Been Driven For Approximately 250 Miles, engine Will Become Damaged, And Needed To Be Replaced. Dealership That Performed Recall Work Stated The engine Was Running Normally When Turned Over To Consumer, And They Were Not Responsible Because Regular Oil Changes Were Not Performed On Vehicle. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPDF0726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WACO, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 01, 2001

We Purchased This ford Vehicle From A ford Dealer Eight Months Ago. We Just Learned It Has A Blown engine Probably Resulting From Coolant Leaking Into The engine. We’ve Learned ford Has Replaced Other ’97 F150 engines With This Defect. Our Dealer Indicates There Have Been No Such Service Bulletins. We Paid $12,000 Eight Months Ago. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FLAGLER BEACH, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 29, 2001

The Original And Replacement engine Block Components Failed. Nlm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WORCESTER, MA. 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: 40 mph.

May 01, 2000

Consumer Received Notification From ford , In Service Program #99b29, That engine Gasket Front Cover Was Defective And Would Be Replaced With A Redesigned Model. Consumer Complained That There Was An Expiration Date Of March 31, 2001 For This Service Program, And ford Was Not Going To Replace This Defective Component For Free When This Defect Could Cause engine Coolant Leaks. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRIDGEWATER, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 31, 2001

Comsumer Was Turning Into A Parking Lot And Heard Something Click. Consumer Took A Look And Went To A Nearby Garage. Nearest ford Dealer Was 15 Miles Away. 3 Bolts Had Sheared Completely Off. Manufacturer Stated They Hadn’t Seen A Problem Like This, But Warranty Was Expired.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W4VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAUPUN, WI. Original Owner. 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.

Apr 27, 2001

Consumer Took Vehicle In To Be Examined Because Of A Loss In Coolant. A Private Mechanic Noticed That Timing Cover Was Cracked, And It Needed To Be Replaced. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PUNTA GORDA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Feb 14, 2001

When Consumer Went Out To Warm Up Vehicle In The Morning, Vehicle Started Up Fine. However, Then Piston In engine Shattered. No Determination Was Given For The Cause Of This Defect. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTBX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MAY PEARL, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 07, 2001

Timing Gasket Failure Followed By engine Failure. Good Running Truck Brought To Firestone Shop For Diagnosis & Repair Of Water Leak. Timing Gasket And Water Pump Replaced. Water Pump Was Not Leaking, But Had 100k Miles. After Leak Repair Severe Hesitation Noted On Acceleration From Stop. While Returning To Firestone Oil Pressure Drop At Red Light After Passing Other Vehicle. Cam Shaft Sensor Now Bad And Changed; Hesitation Fixed, Pressure Ok. Drove < 5 Miles; Accelerated Onto Interstate & Drove 4 Mi. At 1st Stop After Exiting Interstate Oil Pressure Drop. Returned To Firestone. Now I Need A New engine–$3000!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW ORLEANS, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 27, 2001

I Purchased A Used 1997f-150 (4.2l V-6) In July Of 2000. Just After I Had Purchased It A Bearing In The Motor Went Out. There Was 68,000 Miles On The Vehicle At That Time. There Was An Extended Warranty On The Vehicle But ford Covered It 100%. They Installed A New Long Block engine Free Of Charge. The New engine Had A 12 Month 12,000 Mile Warranty. I Recently Brought The Vehicle In For A Check engine Light And They Found Out That The #4 Cylinder Was Burning Radiator Fluid. The Dealership Disassembled The Motor And Said The Only Cause For The Water Could Be Pinholes In The Cylinder Head. Which Was Caused During The Casting Process. Now The engine Is 8 Months Old With 24,000 Miles On It. ford Will Not Cover Any Of The Work. The Probable Cause Of The First engine Going Out Was A Leaky Water Seal Gasket That Was Replaced. Now engine Number Two Is Going Bad Because Of Water. The Vehicle Now Has 92,000 Miles On It, But It Took Two engines To Get It There. Knowing That The First Scheduled Service Is Set For 100,000 Miles. I Think ford Should Stand Behind This Second engine And Cover The Cost. This Wasnt Caused By Any Abuse, It Was Caused From A Faulty Part From The Factory. This engine Was Bad From The Start. I Just Find It Difficult To Pay The 1,500 Dollars To Replace A Faulty Part On A Brand New engine. This Is A Problem ford Is Aware Of, They Just Won’t Admit It.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in YUBA CITY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 07, 2001

With Only 1200 Miles Over Warranties engine Should Have Been Replaced By ford Motror .head Gasket And Front Cover Seal Should Not Of Leaked /100,000 Miles Or More. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHINA TWP, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. 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: 45 mph.

Mar 20, 2001

After Vehicle Was Examined For A Manufacturer Service Program On Ingition,vehicle Did Not Operate Properly. When Dealership Examined Vehicle, A Hole In engine Head Was Discovered. Dealer Informed Consumer That Component Needed To Repair Was No Longer Available, Which Required That Entire engine Be Replaced At Consumer’s Expense. Please Provide Any Additional Information/attachments.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NITRO, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Nov 30, 2000

The Front Cover Gasket Failed , The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement Per Recall 99b29. Nlm *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000705. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 1997

#1 0r #2 Piston Rod Knocked A Hole Through Oil Pan During A Major engine Failure. This Should Not Happen To An engine At 51000 Miles. I Feel This engine Had A Defect At Manufacture Or A Design Flaw As I Find I Am Not Alone In Having This engine Fail.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MUSKEGON, MI. Original Owner. 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 Was Parked, And Would Not Start Up At All. There Was Water Coming From Inside Of Vehicle. Dealership Was Aware Of Problem. *ak *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XUN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLAYTON, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 10, 2001

ford Motor Company Issued Technical Service Bulletin Ppb29 In December 1999 Regarding Failure Of engine Front Cover Gasket. I Was Not Notified Of The Recall.in March 2001 ford Motor Company Cancelled The Recall. If The Gasket Was Faulty In December 1999 How Can It Not Be Faulty Today. What Is My Recourse For This Problem. My Local ford Dealer Estimated It Would Cost Approximately $800.00. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHARLESTON, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 01, 2001

Whenever Vehicle Has Been Started It Would It Smoke Badly. After Driving For Awhile, Blue Smoke Disappeared. Taken To Mechanic., And Smelled Burning Oil. Checked Under Hood, And Found Head Gaskets Had Blown, Causing Damage To Motor. Motor Had To Be Replaced.*ak *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRIDGEVIEW, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960921. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

engine Failed At 46,900 Miles Due To Water In The engine From A Leaking Gasket. The Same Gasket Was Replaced A Year Earlier By ford Under Recall 99b29. Given That There Are Numerous Postings On This Type Of Failure, How Many Reported Failures Are Required To Mandate A Vehicle Recall?*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RALEIGH, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 19, 2001

Front Housing Seal For engine , Located Behind Motor Pump, Is Leaking Anti-freeze. Consumer Is Concerned Anti-freeze Could Contaminate Oil Supply, And Cause Damage To engine. Dealership Has Not Examined Vehicle. Please Provide Any Additional Information / Documentation.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1725VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Dec 28, 2001

While Traveling Heard A Knocking Noise Coming From engine. Vehicle Was Serviced, And Technician Stated That engine Head Gasket Needed To Be Replaced. Please Provide Further Information. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Gasket Failed Caused Piston Rod To Bend, engine Rebuild Cost Over $1500. I Contacted ford, They Said There Were No Recalls And They Never Had That Problem Before.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TAVERNIER, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000801. 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.

Oct 30, 2001

Front engine Cover Gasket Failed Allowing Coolant To Leak Is This Problem Covered Under Recall Tsb# 99b29 Dec. 1999 What Do I Do ? I Never Got A Recall From ford Or Dealer.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in YATESVILLE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. 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.

Mar 02, 2002

engine Check Light Illuminated, Indicating That Head Gasket Needed To Be Replaced.*ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDEF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LION, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 01, 2002

Rod Bearing Failure At Only 73000 Miles. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLUMBIA CITY, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20990201. 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.

May 05, 2002

The Vehicle Has A Faulty Front Cover Gasket On The engine, Which Caused Coolant Leak In Turn Causing An Overheat Situation Which Lead To An Intake Manifold Gasket Failure, Which May Also Lead To An engine Failure. I Took The Vehicle To The T&w ford Dealership In Williamstown, Ky Where They Told Me That The Front Cover Would Need To Be Replaced Along With The Gaskets And Also O2 Sensors At A Cost Of 1500.00, I Did The Work Of Gasket Replacement At A Cost Of 60.00. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DRY RIDGE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970401. 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.

June 25, 2002

While Traveling On Highway There Is A Noise Coming From Rear Of Vehicle. Oil Was Leaking From Underneath Of Vehicle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX186XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOLMAN, WI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2002

Truck And Been Parked The Previous Day With No Problem, Upon Cranking The Next Day Motor Started Knocking. Inspection Shows Bent Piston Rod On # 3 Cylinder Which Allowde The Piston To Strike The Crank Shaft. This Was Caused Fron The Head Gasket Allowing Fluid To Seep Into The Cylinder.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20980401. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 26, 2002

Consumer States While Driving The engine Light Comes And Stays On. Had Vehicle Check, The Evaporative System Gross Leak Was Detected Code Po455.contacted Dealer.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722BK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOOMIS, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 15, 2002

2/01 Vehicle Was Brought To Lithia ford In Concord To Diagnose Over Heating. Cooling System Was Checked And Stated C.s. Was Holding At That Time, Tore Down Motor, Found Bad Bearings, Oil Pan Milky, Head Gasket Bad. Replaced W/4.2 engine Which Was Covered Under An Ext Warranty, Other Recommended Fix Clutch Disc Throw Out Bearings. 11/2000, Pwr Steering Hose Bad, Replaced,10/01 Ck Eng Lit One,, Idle Air Cntrol Valve Replaced,6/02 Overhearing, New Thermo,coolnt Flsh, Oil Change, New Brakes Recommended, Done.9/4/02, Overheating Again, Recommended New Radiator/water Pump, Inqired On Pcv Modification Recall, They Will Replace.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRENTWOOD, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 07, 2001

Head On The Vehicle That Meets engine Has Cracked, And Is Leaking Water. In Doing So engine Is Able To Overheat. Contacted Dealer ,and The Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FLOWERY RANCH, GA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 02, 2002

Head Gasket Has Gone Out, Causing A Rod In engine To Break. And engine Has Blowen. Contacted Dealer, And Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything. Please Provide Further Information*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOM HARBOR, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 02, 2002

Water Was Found In The Oil During A Routine Oil Change In Aug 2002. The Vin Was Traced Back To Be Part Of The Timing Chain Cover Recall. When The Vehcile Was Brought To The Dealer, The Dealer Claimed No Knowledge Of The Recall. When ford Customer Service Was Contacted, They Did Acknowlege The Recall, And That The Vehicle Was Part Of The Recall. We Never Received The Letter, And We Were Informed That The Recall Had Expired And The Repair Would Not Be Covered. We Made The Decision To Pay $800 For The Recall Repair (which The Dealer Happened To Have A Kit In Stock). Six Months Later, The engine Has Apparently Blown Another Gaseket (sounds Like The Manifold Gasket From Others Experience) And Filled The #1 Cylinder With Water. Other Internal Damage Is Unknown, The engine Will Be Replaced Rather Than Repaired Again.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 99500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19880110. 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: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GRANDE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Feb 07, 2003

Refer To Tsb 99207 Lower Intake Manifold Failure. Coolant Will Get Into Either The Intake Or Exhaust Ports, With Potential To Cause engine Failure. Most Failures Are Occuring Between 60 And 80k Miles. Just Past Most ford Warranties. They Installed A High Failure Gasket In The 1997 F150 With The 4.2l V6 For Approximately A Year, And Now People Are Reaping The Benefits Of The Repair Cost To Correct. If You Refer To Www.f150online.com And See The Message Boards, The Problems Are Beginning To Pour In As These Trucks Reach This Mileage. ford Did Not Notify Any Owners And Should Have Done So, So That The Owner May Have Taken The Appropriate And Corrective Actions With The Dealer.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF172XVC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CALIFORNIA, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 20000209. 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. DEALER’S NAME: LEONARDTOWN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 301-475-3111 . DEALER’S CITY: LEONARDTOWN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MD.

Feb 07, 2003

The engine Was Replaced Because Of A Knocking Noise.*jb

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREENWOOD, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

engine Front Cover Gasket Leaked-replacement At 350.00 In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck In This Recall. After Reairing The engine, The engine Failed And Is Now Being Replaced At 3500.00 Dollars. ford‘s Recall Is Inadequate.

Mileage was 93500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORDOVA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 19990808. 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 .

Mar 13, 2003

ford F150 V6 Total engine Failure. engine Threw A Rod On The #1 Cylinder. Vehicle Has Been Meticulously Cared For And Not Driven Hard At All. The Internet Is Abundant With Complaints Of This engine. *nlm

Mileage was 110505 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20010814. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RED SIMON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SAN MARCOS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Mar 14, 2003

The Timing Chain Failed Which Caused Coolant To Leak Onto The Lower Intake Manifold. *jb Ph

Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in METAIRIE, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 20021101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: A QUALITY AUTO SALES . DEALER’S CITY: METAIRIE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: LA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 70005 .

Apr 24, 2003

Lower Intake Manifold Gasket Failure Resulting In Bent Connecting Rod Requiring Major engine Repair. *****dims 11 Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut-over To Artemis *******770801. *ak *jb

Mileage was 98685 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BOSSIER CITY, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. 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.

Dec 22, 2020

Left And Right Head Gaskets Failed Allowing Coolant To Leak Into Cylinders. ****dimms 11 Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut-over To Artemis******770825. *ak *jb

Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LINCOLN, NE. Vehicle was purchased on 20011201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Incident = In 2000 ford Motor Company Extended The Warranty On fordf-150 Pickups To Cover A Known Design Problem Involving A Gasket That Kept Coolant Fluids From Leaking Into The Crankcase And Destroying The engine. They Only Offered To Replace The Existing Gasket To Make Sure It Wasn’t Leaking And Then Extend The Warranty For Another 12 Months. Just As They Knew It Would, Approximately Three Years Later (april 27) Their Replacement Gasket Cracked And Coolant Fluid Leaked Into The engine Through The Crankcase, And My engine Seized Up. Damage Resulting = My engine Began To Clatter, And I Drove Straight To A Dealership. I Am Now Having To Replace The engine ($3,600.00 Plus Tax). In Talking With The Authorized Repair Dealer In Clarksville, Tn Where The Truck Broke Down And My Usual Authorized Repair Dealer Here In Nashville, Apparently This Is Happening To Many Of The f-150‘s That Received A New Gasket And An Extended 12 Month Warranty. Again, ford Knew There Was A Design Problem (which By The Way Both Places Told Me ford Corrected In Subsequent Years) And Only Offered A Band-aid Approach To Dealing With It. In Talking With The ford Motor Company Consumer Affairs, I Have Request That The Cost, Or At Least A Portion Of The Costs, Of My New engine Be Paid By ford. The Repairs Will Be Made Tomorrow, April 29. Needless To Say, ford Has Not Responded Or Offered To Pay For My New engine. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73950 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NASHVILLE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961209. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: TOWN & COUNTRY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 615-865-1280 . DEALER’S CITY: MADISON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 37115 .

Apr 27, 2003

Front engine Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck, Built In 1997. Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Was Inadequate. Ph **dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut Over To Artemis**770847

Mileage was 104000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CONOVER, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20020501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection.

The Head Gasket On My “97” ford F150 Failed While My Wife Was Driving Filling #4 Cylinder With Coolant And Bending A Rod. No Warning, No Overheating, Water In The Oil, Etc. Only A Flickering Check engine Light. My Mechanic Says It Was Simply A Factory Defective Gasket And Should Not Have Blown Considering Mileage And Up Keep And Maintenance Done To This Vehicle. After A Little Research On The Internet I Am Finding This Is Not An Isolated Incident And That ford Has Had More Than A Few Gasket Failures With This engine. *ph **dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut Over To Artemis**770846

Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHICO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

My 1997fordf-150 4×4 Spontaneously Burst Into Flames From The engine Compartment After Having Been Parked In My Driveway For 12 Hours Over Night. The engine Had Not Been Run, Was Not Hot, And Had No Malfunctioning Parts To My Knowledge. I Was Awakened Friday Morning By A Jogger Beating On My Front Door Screaming That My Truck Was On Fire. It 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 Local Fire Marshal And Arson Investigator Investigated The Fire And Found No Signs Of Malfunctions. *jb Parked The Vehicle At 6:00 Pm At Around 6:00 Am The Next Morning The Vehicle Caught On Fire. The Fire Was Coming From The engine Compartment. The Fire Seemed To Be Hottest On The Drivers Side Of Vehicle. The Tire On The Drivers Side Was Totally Melted. The Tire On The Passenger Side Did Not Fail. Shortly Before The Fire The Cruise Control Stopped Working. Once In A While The Check engine Light Would Come On. At One Point An Interlock Switch On The Vehicle Brake Pedal Was Replaced Because Could Not Get The Vehcile Out Of Park. Will E-mail Pictures To Bruce York. Only Aftermarket Equipment Was A Stereo Professionaly Installed. The Vehicle Only Had Liabilty Insurance.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KELLER, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20010601. 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: STEAKLEY CHEVROLET . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75206 .

May 02, 2003

The engine Developed A Severe Knock When Started One Morning. The Problem Was A Complete Failure At The Main Crankshaft, Severe Wear At Valve Assembly, And Corrosion Throughout Cooling Chambers. ford Did A Recall On The Head Gasket The Year Before, Changing Head Gasket, Hoses, & Coolant. The Truck Is Uses By House Wife Driving The Children To School. Even Though Others Have Reported Of Same engine Failure On 4.2l, ford Denies Any Problem. 5 Months Later While The Truck While The Truck Was Sitting In The Driveway, The engine Wiring Caught On Fire, Melting The Plastic Master Cylinder, Fueling The Flames To Melt All Circuities And Plastic. The Abs Lamp Had Lit Earlier In The Week, Added Brake Fluid To Reservoir, And The Lamp Went Out. Independent Fire Investigator Says Evidence Points To A Defect In The Abs/master Cylinder Wiring In The engine Compartment. *ts *jb ***dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12-12-02 Cut Over To Artemis***762417

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172VNC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD.

Dec 28, 2001

While The Vehicle Was Parked In The Driveway, It Caught On Fire. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KELLER, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 25, 2003

1. The Front engine Cover Gasket On My 1997fordf-150 Was Defective. There Was A Recall At One Time On This Problem But Was Checked By A ford Dealer And Nothing Was Found To Be Wrong. Approximately 6 Months Later It Had To Be Replaced. Because The Recall Had Expired ford Would Not Replace It For Free And So I Had To Have It Replaced At My Cost Of $600.00. 2. Air Bags And Seat Belt Restraints. My Wife Had A Wreck In The Same Vehicle And The Air Bags Did Not Deploy Or Did The Seat Belts Lock Up Like They Are Supposed To. I Tried To Get ford To Explain To Me Why That Would Happen And They Said The Insurance Company Would Have To Handle It. The Problem Was Still Not Solved. Also The Abs Did Not Work. *nlm

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 3 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CARTERSVILLE, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971228. 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: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LOU SOBH FORD . DEALER’S CITY: STONE MOUNTAIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Oct 28, 2002

While Driving The Vehicle Shut Down And Would Not Restart. It Was Later Determined That The Head Gasket Failed Which Leaked Anti Freeze And Caused The engine To Seize. *nlm *cb *nlm

Mileage was 105396 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0727VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEABROOK, NH. Vehicle was purchased on 19980201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PORTSMOUTH FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 603-434-1221 .

May 13, 2003

The engine Rod Piston Blew, Which Caused The Vehicle To Be Non Drivable. *nlm Ph *jb

Mileage was 76296 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAMPTON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000426. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: ROCKET MOTOR CO. . DEALER’S CITY: NEWPORT NEWS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 23601 .

May 07, 2003

engine Front Cover Gasket Leaked Coolant Into The engine Block Destroying engine And The Transmission, engine Would Not Idle Down So That It Could Be Down Shifted. It Is A Manual Transmission And The Truck Needed To Be Turned Off So That The Truck While Off Could Be Shifted From 5th Back Into First Gear. Once The Truck Was Turned On, The Transmission Could Be Shifted Up From First To Second, And Second To Third Etc. *jb ***dimsii Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut-over To Artemis****739923

Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DUNDEE, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Oct 25, 2000

engine Check Light Illuminated. There Were Repairs Done To The Vehicle, But The Light Still Illuminated. Please Provide Details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761BN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAHAM, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

After 2 Days Of Rain I Went Out To Start My 1997ford, F150. Rain Water Had Leaked In From Firewall Area On To The Intake Manifold Area And Leaked In Through A Fuel Injector Fitting And Found Its Way To A Piston . The First Attempt To Start The Starter Engaged And Abruptly Stop After 3 More Attempts At Starting The engine It Turned And Started.the engine Had Severe Banging Noise(about 100 Decibels ).i Was Told I Had A Bent Piston Rod From Water Being On Top Of Piston And The engine Was Ruined!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1821VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WELLINGTON, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970507. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 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.

May 28, 2003

engine Motor Was Making A Knocking Noise, And Has No Oil Pressure. This Could Result In The engine Blowing Up. Cause Unknown.*ak

Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SIDON, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Truck Was Built With The Exhaust Exiting In Front Of The Right Rear Tire, Which Caused Excessive Heat To The Tire And A Burning Smell. The Hub Caps And Wheels Were Discolored, And The Rear Axle Seal Leaked, All These Problems Were Caused By The Defective Exhaust System Which Was Due To The Extreme Heat. The Rear Oil Seal Leaked Oil. *mr *ph *jb

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1866VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in UNIONVILLE, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was not 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: 50 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GETTEL MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: SEBEWAING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48759 .

I Drove To Work That Morning And Everything Was Fine. I Went To My Truck To Leave Work That Evening And When I Cranked My Vehicle It Made A Loud Pop Like A Back Fire In The engine Compartment And Started Rattling Immediately. I Shut My Truck Off And Opened The Hood To See If I Noticed Anything Out Of The Ordinary And Found Nothing Out Of Place. I Had My Truck Towed To A Local Dealership And Was Told I Had Suffered Internal engine Damage At Start Up And Would Need A New engine. The Cost Would Be Almost $4000.00. I Got A Second Opinion From Another Mechanic Who Worked At Another ford Dealership In My Area And Was Told That These Particular engines (the 4.2l In The 1997 Model Year) Had A Problem With The Gaskets Allowing Water To Leak Into The Cylinder (water Cannot Be Compressed So It Kicked Back And Bent The Rod) Causing Internal engine Damage. I Was Told By The Mechanic That There Was A Recall That Addressed This Problem And That ford Has Since Corrected It In Subsequent Model Years. It Is Apparent That ford Knows Of This Problem, But Chooses Not To Do Anything To Help The Affected Customers. I Did Call ford‘s Customer Service Hotline And Was Told That The Recall Did Not Include My Vehicle Even Though It Had The Same Problem Because It Was Not Manufactured At The Plant That The Recall Covered. I Asked Why The Recall Was Not Broadened To Include All 4.2l engines Since This Is Evidently A Widespread Problem. I Also Wanted To Know If I Had Any Recourse At All And Was Told That I Could Have The engine Replaced At My Expense And If ford Decided To Broaden The Scope Of The Recall I May Be Eligible For A Refund In The Future. If The Recall Would Have Included My Vehicle I Would Not Be Lodging This Complaint Now. If You Know There Is A Manufacturing Defect The Right Thing To Do Is To Correct It And Keep Your Customer Base. Do You Know Of Any Recourse That I May Have In Trying To Get This Problem Corrected? Any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated. *jb

Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWBERRY, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010606. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Apr 07, 2003

engine Failure On ford 4.2l V6. *ak

Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970120. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 07, 2003

Complete engine Failure By Blown Head Gasket Which Could Result In Loss Of Control Of Vehical. Common Among 1997 & 1998 fordf-150s With The New V6 4.2 engines.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73432 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GOOSE CREEK, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 20000513. 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: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: LOWCOUNTRY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8438733550 . DEALER’S CITY: SUMMERVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29485 .

Mar 07, 2002

While Driving At Any Speed And Without Warning engine Would Die Out, Causing The Consumer To Pull Over. Dealer Has Been Notified. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HARVEY, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 03, 2003

engine Failure Due To Coolant Leakage Into Cylinders.*ak

Mileage was 107400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LEE’S SUMMIT, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 19981112. 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. DEALER’S NAME: AUTOMOTIVE FINANCE SERVICES INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 816-478-1717 . DEALER’S CITY: INDEPENDENCE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 64055 .

May 11, 2003

“lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into engine Oil. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7.”

0 person(s) died. Mileage was 99560 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNSVILLE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20030404. Vehicle was 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Sept 05, 2003

I Own A 1997fordf-150, And I Believe That The Truck’s Mileage Is Approximately 80,000. My Truck Has Been Maintained The Entire Time Since I Had It. My Truck Has Never Been Abused Nor Has It Ever Pulled A Trailer Or Been Used For Hauling. We Have Put Thousands Of Dollars Into My Truck Over The Past Years. The Truck Has Had Numerous Problems. It Has Run Poorly, And The Check engine Light Has Come On Many Times. We Have Brought The Truck To ford For Service, And We Have Permitted All Of The Repairs That ford Has Recommended. In April, I Brought The Truck In To Woody Anderson For Service… $1100 Later, The Truck Still Faltered When Starting, And Continued To Run “rough”. The Service Tech At Woody Anderson Told Me That Trucks Run Rough. I Took The Truck To Sears, And They Said Her Battery Was Bad, So We Had It Replaced. The Truck Still Ran Rough And Did Not Start Properly. Last Friday (3 October 2003) The Check engine Light Came On Again! On Sunday, I Attempted To Start My Truck … And The engine Made A Horrific Sound. I Turned The engine Off Immediately, And Had It Towed To Woody Anderson On Monday Morning. Now I’m Being Told That The engine Has “fallen Apart,” And Woody Anderson Wants $4000 To Put In A New engine! I Feel That Replacing The engine Is ford‘s Responsibility. Our Records Show That We Have Done Our Part In Keeping The Truck’s Maintenance Current. It Was Our Expectation And Belief That ford Would Do Their Part And Service Our Vehicle Properly. The Fact That The Check engine Light Continued To Come On After Numerous Service Attempts To Fix The Problem(s), Indicates To Me That The Service The Truck Received Was Not Sufficient To Maintain The engine Properly. The Check engine Light Came On Again Two Days Before The engine‘s Failure. Whether Or Not The Check engine Light Is Related To The engine‘s Failure I Do Not Know, But It Does Support The Fact That Problems With The engine Were Never Resolved. *la

Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW MARKET, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: WOODY ANDERSON FORD .

Oct 05, 2003

Consistent Problem With The engine Light. engine Needed To Be Replaced. Dealer Inspected Vehicle For Several Years And Couldn’t Fix The engine Light. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW MARKET, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 09, 2003

Vehicle Had Coolant Leak Into Cylinder #3 Causing Rings To Collapse And Loss Of Compression In Cylinder. This Is Going To Require A Rebuild On The engine That Has Only 70,000 Miles On It. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 69800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18W3VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORTH STREET, MI. 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: 70 mph.

Jan 14, 2003

Problems With engine On 1997ford F150. *mr There Was A Loud Tapping Noise Which Had Come From The engine. The Consumer Received A Recall Letter Which Described The Same Problems As The Consumers Vehicle. The Recall Service Was Performed, But Less Than 25k Miles Later, The Consumer Was Told That A New engine Was Needed. *scc *jb

Mileage was 66139 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PETERSBURG, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: LANDMARK FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 862 5300 . DEALER’S CITY: SPRINGFIELD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 62707 .

Upon Starting Vehicle Consumer Heard A Tapping Noise. Then The Noise Became Louder. engine Head Gasket Developed A Leak Which Caused Water To Get Into The engine. As A Result, After A Period Of Time, The Piston Connecting Rod Snapped. Dealership Indicated This Was A Common Problem With This engine. To Correct The Problem The engine Has To Be Replaced.*ak

Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Email Fm Joey Gansz (ar) Inquiring If There Is Enough Information & Complaints To Require ford To Recall The engine Gasket On The 1997ford F150 Pickup Truck. *mr The Consumer Experienced engine Problems Due To A Faulty Gasket Which Allowed Coolant To Leak Into The Cylinders. The Manufacturer Was Contacted But Refused To Admit There Was A Problem Even Though A Service Bulletin (sb 99-20-7) Was Issued. *nlm *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS.

Nov 03, 2003

I Have A 1997fordf-150 With A 4.2 L engine, Which Just Turned Over 81,000 Miles. I Have Followed The Maintenance Schedule To A “t”, Changing The Oil Every 3000 Miles, (which I Have Receipts For) Trying To Make It Last As Long As Posible. In About Two Weeks The Truck Will Be 7 Years Old And Still Looks As Good As It Did The Day I Drove It Of The Lot. Yesterday Morning, I Started Up My Truck And It Sounded Like The engine Was Coming Apart. I Had It Towed To My Mechanic Who Informed Me That The engine Was Not Firing On Two Of The Cylinders, That One Of Them Was Only Firing At Around 40%, And That A Valve Was Knocking. Technically, The engine Was Blown. I Contacted ford About The Problem And They Denied Any Existing Problems With This Paticular engine . I Read Several Other Complaints That Were Consistant With Mine And Wish That Someone Would Explain Why ford Is Not Taking Responsibility For This Obvious Manufacturer Defect. I Had All The Recall Work Performed On Schedule By ford Dealerships. I Am So Distraught About This That I Will Never Purchase Another ford Product And Will Advise All Friends And Family Of The Same.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 81000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLARKSVILLE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961212. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JORDAN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 210-653-3673 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78233 .

Nov 30, 2003

Failure Of Front engine Cover Gasket On 4.2l engine In 1997ford F150 Pickup Truck.*ak

Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALTUS, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20010902. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: 50 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WILMES FORD LINCOLN MERCURY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 580-482-0262 . DEALER’S CITY: ALTUS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OK. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 73521 .

Dec 07, 2003

I Started Up My 1997fordf-150 Xl With A 4.2l V-6 After Work One Day To Hear A Loud Knocking. I Observed That My Coolant Level Was Low However There Was No Milky Look To The engine Oil. I Ran A Compression Test On My engine To Find That There Was No Compression On Cylinder 1 Indicating The Connecting Rod Had Broken. I Am Aware That ford Has Issued A Tsb For A Gasket Failure However It Has Expired. *cb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 103000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GAITHERSBURG, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 20030805. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: DAVES AUTO WHOLESALER .

Dec 30, 2003

1997ford F150 W/ 4.2l engine. The Gaskets Failed And Coolant Leaked Into The engine Causing A Blown engine. Recall For Front Cover Gasket Was Completed And I Still Had The engine Failure. Terrible. 5000 Dollars For A Replacement engine. *cb

Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DURHAM, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20000901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Jan 16, 2004

Recently My 1997ford 150 4.2l Started Clatter.. From What I Understand From Conversations With Other 4.2l Efi Owners From 1997-2001 This Particular engine Has A Significant Problem Of Sorts.. I Was Wander If There Are Any Other Specific Complaints? It Is Going To Cost Me Between 4,000 And 5,000 To Replace The engine.. While My Truck Had A Bit Over 100,000 Miles I’ve Met And Spoke With Several Owners Who Have Had Significantly Less Mileage With Identical Problems. I’ve Maintained The Truck Within Factory Specifications.. During The Normal Course Of Event, Is Was Using 1quart Of Oil Per 2,000 Miles Which Seemed A Bit Distressing. Are There Any Pending Class Actions Against ford Motor For This Particular Condition And If So Where Can I Be Informed Of The Process? *la

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OMAHA, NE. 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.

Jan 01, 2004

Notice engine Coolant Extremly Low Added 1+gallons Noticed Still Loosing Coolant. Took 1997ford F150 With 4.2l V6 And Only 75,700 Miles On engine To ford Dealer ford Dealer Stated “no External Leak Found And Can Not Find Any Possable Internal Leak. But Need To Replace Intake Set Part#f652-9433-c, Egr Gasket Part#f6az-90476-b, Timming Gasket Part#yf2z-6020-aa, F. Crank Seal Part#f18z-6701-a, W/p Gasket Part#f65z-8507-ba, Intake Bolts Part#n606526.5100 And N605894.5309, T-body Gasket F75z-9e936-aa, And Imrc Bushingf5rz-9f955-ab” Aparently ford Has And Has Had A Gasket Problem That Needs To Be Delt With.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20031215. 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: AUTO.

Feb 13, 2004

I Have A 1997ford F150 With 55000 Miles. On The Highway Going 60 Mph I Heard A Load Pop The Truck Then Began Popping And Making Alot Of Noise. Lost Power Imediately Was Able To Get To Side Of The Road. Had The Truck Towed To Dealer Which Found The Sparkplug Blown Out And Replaced The Cyl Head And Numerous Other Parts To The Tune Of $4000.oo. After Searching The Forums On The Internet I Found This Is Not An Isolated Insident This Has Happened To Many Different Vehicles With The 5.4 engine. I Called ford To See If They Are Planning To Do Anything About This Obvious engine Defect And They Were Uninterested In My Problem. I Have Owned A Few Vehicles And Most I Have Kept Till Well Past 100,000 Miles And Have Never Had A Sparkplug Blow Out Of The Cylinder Head.*ak

Mileage was 55590 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWPORT, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 19961119. 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: 60 mph.

Feb 16, 2004

fordf-150 Complaint On 4.2l /v6 engine. engine Had Total Failure At 69k Due To engine Coolant Leak Into Motor. I Never Received Any Recall Notices For Gasket Problem Noted In Owner Notification Bulletins And Technical Service Bulletins Issued By ford. This Is A Major Problem Due To Poorly engineered Faulty Parts Used By ford In This Motor. This Is A Major Problem And All V6 f-150 Owners Should Be Compensated For Damages By ford. I Need To Pay Four Thousand Dollars To Replace The engine. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 69600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19960826. 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: DIESEL. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CAVALIER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-424-1111 . DEALER’S CITY: CHESAPEAKE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA.

Mar 03, 2004

My 1997fordf-150, Which Has Been Primarily Driven On The Highway, And Has Been Well-maintained Throughout It’s Lifespan, Just Threw A Rod At 107,000 Miles. This Is Ridiculous That This Should Have Happened At This Low Mileage. I Would Like To Find Out If There Are Any Complaints On Record Regarding This And The Best Way To Handle It With ford. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 107000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAHAM, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 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: IPSWICH FORD . DEALER’S CITY: IPSWICH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA.

Apr 17, 2004

After Starting The Vehicle, The engine Blew Out. *ak The Dealer Replaced The engine. ford Would Not Pay Restitution For The engine. The Consumer Had Been Driving The Vehicle And The Parked It. When The Vehicle Was Started Later On, It Exploded. The Manifold Was Defective. *sc *jb

Mileage was 42870 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1823VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHEMUNG, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19981010. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: HUNTINGTON MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: WELLSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 14894 .

Mar 02, 2004

Consumer Stated The Battery Seemed To Be Dead. The Next Day The Driver Attempted To Start Vehicle Again. The Driver Could Hear A Loud Banging Noise Coming From The engine. The Mechanic Stated Water Had Seeped Down Into The Cylinders. *jb

Mileage was 99000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ASHLAND CITY, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20020501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 06, 2004

Tune Up. See Odi No 562415. Nar 12/04/2002. *mr The Consumers Vehicle Was Taken To ford Service Department To Get A Tune Up. 4 Hours Later The engine Sounded As If It Was Going To Blow Apart. The Consumer Requested A Meeting With The Service Attendant To Get An Explanation As To Why The Vehicle Is Now Malfunctioning. The Consumer Would Reimbursement For Damages Done To The Vehicle. *cb *jb

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

July 05, 2001

When Attempting To Clean The Positive Battery Terminal engine Started. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CARYVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 16, 2004

Vehicle’s engine Has Severe Motor Damage.*mr While Driving, The engine Began To Make A Ticking Sound Which Developed Into A Loud Knocking Noise. The Gauges Showed A Rapid Lost Of Oil And A Rising Temperature, But Not To A Critical Level. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Mechanic Where It Was Determined That The Damage Was Caused By A Broken Piston Rod That Had Exited The Motor Through The Oil Pan. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BOERNE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: SPREEN AUTOMOTIVE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 830-249-2239 . DEALER’S CITY: BOERNE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Jan 12, 2004

I Own A 97 fordf-150 With A 4.2l, V6. On July 16, 2004, The engine Began Making A Knocking Sound. Took The Vehicle To 2 Mechanics And Both Confirmed That The Head Gasket Had Failed, Which Allowed Coolant To Leak Into The Cylinder. At Cold Start, The Coolant In The Cylinder Caused The Piston Rod To Bend. Mechanics Stated That New engine Would Cost $3,000 – 3,500 To Replace. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAPEVINE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970615. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PAYTON-WRIGHT FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (888) 440-9532 . DEALER’S CITY: GRAPEVINE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76051 .

July 16, 2004

ford Has engine Problems And Will Not Take Responsibility For The Gasket Problem. I Have Documentation That Proves Of This Existing Problem With 1997f-150 Series Truck. My Truck Has Been At Norris ford For 3 Months, The Bill Is 4600.00 To Date. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BALTO, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970111. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: TOWSON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410-823-3131 . DEALER’S CITY: TOWSON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MD. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 21204 .

May 19, 2004

Nar 6-03-2003 *mr Defective Head Gaskets Ruining The engine. *cb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9999. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CALAIS, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: FORD MOTOR COMPANY . DEALER’S CITY: DEARBORN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48121 .

Jan 01, 1901

While Driving, The Consumer Heard Knocking Noise Coming From The engine. The engine Then Seized Up. *jb

Mileage was 72000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FREMONT, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 19, 2004

Coolant Leaking In To Crank Case Due To Defective Gaskets, Please See Http://www.leakingfords.com/ For Details.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: FORD .

Oct 22, 2004

I Am Sending In A Full Letter To Explain The “failures”. It Centers Around Tsb 99b29 And Lack Of Owner Notification Of A Bad Front Cover Design That Can Lead To engine Failure, Which Occurred In This Case. Additionally, I Had A Tie Rod Failure That Was Not Addressed Under Warranty, But Later Broke While Driving. Also, My Crank Shaft Pulley / Dampener Assembly Fell Off While Highway Driving (70 Mph). There Are Other Issues Including Door Lock / Key Sticking.*ak Campaign Id Number : 03v196000 Component: Steering:gear Box:shaft Sector. The engine Cover Gasket Failed. *tc The Serpentine Failed, The Transmission Had An Akward Shift, The Wipers Operated Periodically By Themselves On High Speed, There Was Little Heat Coming From The Vents Through The Floor. *jb

Mileage was 71000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WALKER, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19990120. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BORGMAN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 616-534-7651 . DEALER’S CITY: GRANDVILLE . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 49468 .

Apr 01, 2002

I Was Driving Home When I Heard A Loud Pop From The engine. I Turned Off The engine, And Popped Hood To Investigate. The Backfire Continued Upon Starting engine. Brought Car To Dealership To Find Out That The Spark Plug Had Blown Out Of The engine Head. ford Had Issued A Service Bulletin Stating The Entire engine Head Should Be Replaced. $3400. Further, I Saw The Same Report On Kare 11 News By Jane Shortal. Check Out Kare11.com For Complete Article. Apparently, This Is A Known Problem, But ford Refuses To Recognize It.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MINNEAPOLIS, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. 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: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GRIFFIN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: WAUKESHA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI.

Nov 23, 2004

My engine Front Cover Gasket Has Failed In Line With ford‘s Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck In This Recall Campaign. My Truck Is Currently Leaking A Great Deal Of Coolant Through The Failed Front Cover Gasket. This Could Lead To A Catastrophic engine Failure. I Have Contacted ford About This Problem Several Times With No Success. They Have Indicated That They Have No Intentions Of Helping Me Or Fixing My Truck. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 103400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1823VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FREDERICK, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970625. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JACK MADDEN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: NORWOOD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 02062 .

Jan 02, 2005

engine Coolant Leaking Through The engine‘s Front Gasket. Leaking A Jug Of Coolant Every Two To Three Hours. Will Cost Me Over $700 To Fix. Can’t Afford To Fix, So I Am Without A Vehicle. The Mechanic Provided Me With A Document From ford Advising Dealerships They Knew The Problem Existed, But Didn’t Recall The Vehicle. Got Stuck On The Side Of The Road For Over An Hour In 20 Degree Weather. Lucky My 3 Year Old Was Not With Me. If They Knew There Was A Problem, Then They Should Have Recalled The Vehicle. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EDMOND, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Jan 15, 2005

Have Owned A 1997fordf-150 Pickup Truck For Approximately 3 Years And Have Just Been Told That It Has A Thrown Rod (second Time In The Last 2 Years). *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MACON, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010701. 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. DEALER’S NAME: RIVERSIDE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: MACON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Jan 13, 2005

Defective Gaskets Caused Coollent To Leak Into My engine – Bent The Rod And Damaged The Valve – Rebuilt engine

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTZF1720WK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20021110. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Jan 10, 2005

In Fall Of 2003, Had Coolant Leak At 60,000 Miles. Coolant Was Pooring Out Of Front Of Motor. ford Dealer Said It Needed New Front engine Gasket. They Split The $500 Cost With Me. About 3 Months Later, The Truck Began Knocking Loudly. Had New Headers Put In . . . Did Not Fix The Problem. No Help From ford. Very Good Care Is Given My Vehicles. The Truck Was Always Maintained On Schedule, Never Used Off Road Or For Towing. Very Disappointed That A Truck Treated Like A Car Would Have Such Problems.

Mileage was 6000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ADA, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19990402. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 08, 2003

engine Head Gasket Cracked. As A Result, The engine Needed To Be Replaced. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 44000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TOLEDO, IL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 15, 2005

While Parked For 30 Minutes Vehicle Caught On Fire.the Fire Department Stated The Fire Started In The engine Compartment. As A Result, The Vehicle Was Considered A Total Loss.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100352 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX07W2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 20, 2003

engine Motor Caught On Fire At The Dealership. The Neutral Safety Switch Shorted Out, Flames Appeared And Burnt The Brake Booster.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTZF08W1WC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KELLYTON, AL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 17, 2005

1. Ticking Noise Similar To Valve Train Noise. engine Seemed Difficult To Start Last Usage Day Prior To Failure. 2. engine Wouldn’t Turn Over. engine Determined To Be Hydro-locked. Won’t Turn Over. 3. engine Replaced With Rebuilt engine. (good Description Of Problem Is Available From Jasper engines At Http://www.jasperengines.com/pdf/38_42_tb.pdf). A Bunch Of People With This Problem Can Be Found Here: Http://forums.treemedia.com/fb/archive/index.php/t-224.html

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ANTIOCH, TN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Mar 12, 2005

Dt: The Consumer Stated That One Of His Spark Plugs Blew Out Of The engine While Driving. . The Consumer Stated Maybe It Was A Design Defect Because He Heard The Same Problem From Other People About The Same Vehicle. The Consumer Called The ford Motor Company And They Said There Was No Recall On The Vehicle. The Manufacturer Said They Would Have To Replace The engine Head To Fix The Vehicle. The Estimated Cost Of Repair Is 3300 Dollars. *jb *jb

Mileage was 62200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEMINOLE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960301. 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: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WALKER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: CLEARWATER . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 34624 .

Apr 21, 2005

1997ford F150 Suffered From Premature Failure Of The engine‘s Gaskets.*mr This Caused The engine To Lockup Either From Coolant In Cylinder Bores Or Crank Bearing Failure. At High Speeds This Could Cause Skid And Loss Of Control. Also Coolant Leaks Out Front Of engine On Ground And Tires When Going Forward. *bf *nm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOORE, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20011101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: AUTOMAX . DEALER’S CITY: OKLAHOMA CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OK. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 73139 .

May 01, 2005

Driving Along At 40 Mph, Severe Rod Knocking On The Driver Side Of 4.2 Motor. Anti Freeze In Oil Per Timing Chain Cover, Acid Etched Crank To Rod Bearing. ford Refused To Fix-3000 Miles Over Warranty. I Paid $1000 For Xtended Warranty To Fix. Dealer Put In New Rebuilt 4.2, 35,000 Miles On 2nd engine When Rod Knocking On Driver Side Of engine. Anti Freeze In Oil, Acid Etched Crank To Rod Bearing Again! Truck Sits In Back Yard, Excellent Condition. $4000 To Put In New engine. ford Claims No Responsibility For Terrible Craftsmanship On 4.2 engine.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORNING, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970715. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CORNING FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 530-824-5434 . DEALER’S CITY: CORNING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 96021 .

July 01, 2001

Low Amounts Of Coolant Loss, Knocking In engine, And The engine Runs Poorly. Had The engine Looked At By Three Mechanics, Including Castrucci ford In Milford, And They All Informed Me That The Rods In The engine Are Bad Because Coolant Is Getting Into The engine. Diagnosis: New engine Required.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILFORD, OH. 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: PRIVATE SELLER .

May 28, 2005

My ’97 ford F150 4.2l V6 Failed In My Driveway Upon Starting Three Weeks After Purchasing It. After Turning The Ignition, I Heard Loud Knocking And Banging Coming From The engine And I Shut It Down. I Found Oil Pouring From Under The engine. Upon Inspection Found That The # 2 Connecting Rod Was Shattered Which Took Out The Oil Pan, The Oil Pick Up Tube, And Bent The Crank Shaft. Removed Upper Intake Manifold, And Found Coolant In The Rear Port Of The Lower Intake Manifold.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 180148 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DUNNELLOM, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20050322. 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: HURRRICANE AUTO INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 352-489-8007 . DEALER’S CITY: DUNNELLON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 34432 .

Apr 17, 2005

I Have Spoken With Several People Here In Tucson And Read On The Internet, Many People That Have A 1997 F150 Pickup Have Had The Head Gasket Go Bad Causing Radiator Fluid To Flow Into The engine. I Had This Same Problem And Was Wondering If This Is A Complaint Worthy Of Investigation Or Something That Is Coincidental. I Had To Have My engine Rebuilt And It Was Under 100,000 Miles. I Called The ford Dealership And They Told Me That There Has Not Been An Issue With The Gasket.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Oct 16, 2004

engine Failure Due To Faulty Gasket

Mileage was 75000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOMPOC, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990201. 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.

June 14, 2005

Dt: Consumer Owned A 1997ford F150. It Had A Blown Gasket. When The Truck Was Turned On There Was An Extreme Knocking. Vehicle Was Taken To A ford Dealership; They Stated That The Rod Was Bent. The engine Needed To Be Replaced. The Truck Had Less Than 87,000 Miles. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BOERNE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: CARMAX . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

July 18, 2005

My 97 ford 4.2l, Which Is Paid For And Has 60,000 Miles Has Thrown A Rod. According To Research, This Is A Problem That ford Has Been Aware Of And Has Chosen To Do Nothing About. I Have Faithfully Taken The Truck In For Regular Maintenance And All Factory Recalls. I Have A Truck That Is Going To Cost Me $4,000 To Repair Because Of ford‘s Negligent. ford Needs To Step Up To The Plate And Do What Is Right For Their Faithful Customers. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60801 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAMPTON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970925. 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. DEALER’S NAME: HALL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: NEWPORT NEWS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA.

Aug 05, 2005

El Cajon ford Replaced Plugs. Never Warned Me About Plug Blowout. Heard Ticking For 2 Weeks But Thought It Was Minor Exhaust Leak. Plug Blew Out Driving Home At 30 Mph. Towed Truck To El Cajon ford And Service Writer Said ford Would Only Replace The Head At $3500 With The Same Defective Head. I Asked About The Dependability Of The Other Head And He Said That This Problem Was Very Rare And Usually Only Happened With The Lightning And Only 1 Plug Was Ever Bad In Each Motor. I Refused Repair At ford And Had The Truck Towed To An Independent Mechanic. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 77134 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX08L3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JAMUL, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990209. 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: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: EL CAJON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 619-579-8700 . DEALER’S CITY: EL CAJON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92022 .

Apr 18, 2004

Vehicle Started Rough And Ran Poorly. Parked Overnight, Next Morning engine Was Locked Up. Would Not Turn Over And Felt Like It Was Jammed. Finally Got It To Start, Running Poorly And White Smoke Poured Out Of The Exhaust. Had Vehicle Taken To Mechanic, Who Found Out That The Head Gasket Was The Problem When He Found The Plugs Were Gunked Up And White Like Vanilla Pudding. engine Had To Be Sent Out And Rebuilt. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 68253 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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.

Oct 12, 2003

There Was No Significant Event That Lead Up To The Failure. The Failure Is That The Spark Plugs Are Popping Out Of The Heads. This Happened On A 1997ford F150 5.4 Supercab Pickup, It Has Also Happened To A Few Other Of Our Pickups And To A Couple Of Our Service Vans. We Had To Have The Spark Plug Holes Tapped And Re-drilled And Install A New Plug. It Is Quite And Expensive Procedure Not Only For The Repairs But The Down Time Of Our Vehicles. This Seems To Be Happening A Lot. Could You Please Get Back To Me If You Have Had Similar Complaints. Or Let Me Know If I Am Complaining To The Wrong Place. Thank You.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTEX18L2VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAND FORKS, ND. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: HANSON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: GRAND FORKS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: ND. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 58201 .

Oct 21, 2005

Spark Plug Has Blown Out Of My 1997ford F150 For The Second Time. First Fix Was Using A Helicoil. Second Fix Will Have To Be The Same. According To Information Gathered From The Www, This Is A Common Problem Fixed Only By Replacing The Entire Cylinder Head ($3,000+) This Is Poor Quality Manufacturing And Corporate America Turning Its Back, Once Again, On The Consumers That Keep Them Going. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. 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: 65 mph.

Oct 30, 2005

engine Failure 4.2 F150 1997. 110,000 Miles Front Gasket Replaced Recall. No Lost Of Coolant Until Now. Morning engine Missed For 15-20 Seconds For Several Days Prior To Failure. Day Of Failure engine Turned A Small Amount And Would Not Move By Starter. Allowed To Set And Started Later And When Started It Sounded Like It Was Coming Apart. All Lubricants Changed Regular With Synthetics. Apparently A Rod Broke When Coolant Ran Into Cylinder And Starting Cause The Rod To Bend And Starting Later Caused The Bend To Break. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GURLEY, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 19990610. 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: JOE SARTAIN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: DECATUR . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AL.

Dec 03, 2005

Failure Of Spark Plug On F150 1997 4.6l. No Extra Consequences Except Cost Of Repair Of A Feature That Never Should Have Failed. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAPEVINE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20020618. 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: 35 mph.

Dec 15, 2005

I Purchased A 1997fordf-150 From A Jacksonville Resident In December Of 2004 About Three Weeks Ago, I Went Out To Start It And Heard Loud Banging From The engine Compartment Accompanied By Bellows Of Smoke From The Exhaust, I Had The Vehicle Towed To A Repair Shop And, After The Tech Checked It Out, Was In Formed The engine Was Shot. He Then Explained That The f-150s Have Had A Trend Problem With These engines For Years; Coolant Would Leak Into A Cylinder Causing Too Much Compression Resulting In A Bent Or Broken Rod. It Cost Me $4220.00 To Replace An engineford Knew Was Defective. I Sent A Letter (attached) To ford And Received A Call From Customer Service Basically Telling Me It Was The Owner’s Responsibility. This Vehicle Was Meticulously Cared For According To The Owner’s Manual But, Because Of An engineering Problem With The Manufacturer, The engine Failed. I Researched And Found Hundreds Of Stories Like Mine At Http://forums.treemedia.com/fb/showthread.php?t=224&page=1&pp=15 . I Fined It Extremely Unfair That I And Hundreds If Not Thousands Of Others Have To Bear The Financial Burden Of Replacing A Defective engine. These Vehicles Should Have Been Recalled Years Ago. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 71896 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20041218. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 18, 2004

1997f-150 4.2 engine Failure Due To Known (by ford) Defect That Allows Coolant To Leak In To engine And Damage The engine. The Vehicle ([xxx] Failed At My Son’s School Over 100 Miles From Home. This Particular Problem Is Well Documented On The Internet. Unfortunately, We Did Not Realize This Until The engine Failed. There Are Many ford Customers Anxious For Government Support To Require A Recall To Help Finance This Very Expensive (~$4,000) Problem. *nm Updated 07/17/2012 *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BELCHERTOWN, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020120. 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: 0 mph.

Dec 12, 2005

Leaking Coolant Internally Due To Known Manufacturer Defect In Gaskets. There Was No External Leaks, Just Disappearing Coolant Levels And Car Overheating. After The Coolant Was Topped Off, I Tried Starting The Car The Next Morning, The Car Wouldn’t Start Due To Hydrolock. When It Did Finally Start, The engine Produced A Loud Pinging Sound (such As A Rod Knock). I Am In The Process Of Going Further Into The engine To Assess Damage. This Is A Know Defect To The Manufacturer As They Have Released A Tsb To Address The Problem. Of Course This Is Only Shared With The Public After Damage Is Done. Please Help! *jb

Mileage was 129000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HENDERSON, NV. 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: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 30, 2005

My 1997ford F150 With A 4.2l V-6 engine Began Giving Me Problems A Few Months Ago. It Began Having An Erratic Starting Problem. It Then Began To Blow Out White Smoke Out Of The Exhaust. I Checked The Coolant System With Pressure Gauges, And Everything Showed To Be Fine. I Did This Several Times, Because White Smoke Continued To Come Out Of The Exhaust. Then I Went To Start It The Other Morning And It Turned Over And Fired Once. Then It Made A Real Loud Banging Noise, And Would Not Crank Again. I Continued To Work With It, And Finally Got It To Crank Again, And It Was Knocking. The Knocking Sound Was Coming From The Oil Pan. I Pulled The engine Out, And Took It Apart. The Rod In The #4 Cylinder Is Bent Due To Coolant In The Cylinder. I Have Heard This Happening To Many People, And Think That ford Should Step Up And Take Responsibility! *nm

Mileage was 129738 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1822VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TAZEWELL, TN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 27, 2005

My 1997ford F150 With A 4.2l V-6 engine Began Giving Me Problems A Few Months Ago. It Began Having An Erratic Starting Problem. It Then Began To Blow Out White Smoke Out Of The Exhaust. I Checked The Coolant System With Pressure Gauges, And Everything Showed To Be Fine. I Did This Several Times, Because White Smoke Continued To Come Out Of The Exhaust. Then I Went To Start It The Other Morning And It Turned Over The Rod In The #4 Cylinder Is Bent Due To Coolant In The Cylinder. I Have Heard This Happening To Many People, And Think That ford Should Step Up And Take Responsibility! . The Tech Then Explained That The f-150s Have Had A Trend Problem With These engines For Years; Coolant Would Leak Into A Cylinder Causing Too Much Compression Resulting In A Bent Or Broken Rod. It Cost Me Over $2000 For Something ford Knew Was Defective. I Sent A Letter (attached) To