1997 Ford F-150 Engine And Engine Cooling 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 problems and defects. Total reports: 128.

Check engine Light Comes On Sometimes. Yh

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970205. 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.

Coolant Leaked Due To Worn Out Gasket On Water Pump Front Cylinder. 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 18, 1998

Defective Electrical And engine System

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

Upon Starting The Vehicle, Consumer States’ Turn Key Heard A Loud Banging Coming From engine, Turn Off Vehicle. Vehicle Was Towed To Dealer, Dealer Looked At Motor Removed engine Cover, It Checked Out Fine. Mechanic Stated Coolant Is Getting Into engine Fluid This Will Destroy engine. Please Provide Any Further Information. Mr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WHITNEY POINT, NY. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2001

Consumer States While Driving The Vehicle And Without Warning.the Vehicle Caught On Fire. Ts

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FULL FILL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DES PLAINES, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 15, 2002

The engine Head Gasket Blew Twice And Caused Coolant To Leak. This Problem Was Recalled For Some 1997 F150’s But Not The Consumers Vehicle Due To Vin. *nlm *nlm

Mileage was 73852 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in POTOMAC FALLS, VA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: LIBERTY MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: WEST LIBERTY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43357 .

Jan 03, 2003

The Truck Had A Knocking Sound. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Mechanic Who Stated That The Front Cover Gasket And Manifold Side Gasket Failed Allowing Coolant To Leak Into The Cylinder. At Cold Start, The Coolant In The Cylinder Caused The Piston Rod To Break. He Also Stated That The engine Would Cost $4000. To Replace. *nlm *tt

Mileage was 73700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 15, 2003

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck In Recall Campaign 99b29 Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. 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. Dims 11 Ivoq Entry Posted After 12/12/02 Cut-over To Artemis——–770763. *ak *nlm

Mileage was 63250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEANSVILLE, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD.

Nov 28, 2000

Coolant Leaking At Front Cover Gasket And Lower Intake Manifold. 1997fordf-150 4wd. Vin#1ftdf1827vna94030. I Purchased Vehicle Used. Have Recalls And Service Bulletins Been Maintained On This Vehicle? I Will Be Taking The Vehicle To Jacob George ford, Houtzdale, Pa For Full Inspection Tomorrow. Any Information On The Maintenance Would Be Useful For Us To Correct This Problem. Thank You. *nlm

Mileage was 81281 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1827VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST DECATUR, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20011209. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 16, 2002

The Vehicle Was Overheating And The Mechanic Determined That The Vehicle Had A Coolant Leak. The Pipe Which Lead To The Radiator Rusted And Caused The Coolant To Leak. The Vehicle Overheated Intermittently Since 1998. *nlm *cb

Mileage was 77998 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAWRENCEVILLE, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020317. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HERBERT PARROTT . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-800-447-3133 . DEALER’S CITY: SOUTH HILL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 23970 .

June 20, 1998

engine Failure, Transmission Failure

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 97807 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KENT LAKES, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20030320. 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. DEALER’S NAME: CAR CITY OF DANBURY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 203-730-9296 . DEALER’S CITY: DANBURY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 06810 .

Sept 13, 2003

Cylinder #2 Piston Of 97 F150 Truck Blew A Spark Plug Out Of Aluminium Head. This Has Apparently Been A Problem Of ford Veh. Now On 2004 ford Trucks They Use Cast Iron Heads. I Repaired My Truck Myself With A Heli Coil But It Should Have Been fords Responsibility. Please Put This In The Pile Of Complaints About This Issue…….. I Will Never Purchase Another ford Again………this Incident Occured In Dec 2000 With Only 54,000 Miles. My Wife And Daughter Were On There Way Back Home To Dallas From Amarillo, Tx. (changed Consumer Info Per 10/25/05 Consumer Call – C. Rose)

Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX086XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19991022. 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. DEALER’S NAME: WESTWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: IRVING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Dec 27, 2000

On A Cold Start My fordf-150 Broke A Rod Due To engine Coolant Leaking Into engine. This Is A Known ford Defect In Which ford Sent Out A Technical Bulletin But Who Will Not Cover The $4,000 Dollar Repair.*ak

Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUGAR LAND, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961031. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: TEXAN FORD .

Oct 16, 2003

Front engine Gasket Leaking Called Dealership Any Tell Me That My Truck Wasnt A Recall . But Seems To Me That Other ford Truck Owners Are Having The Same Problem Whit The Front engine Gasket Leaking. It Will Cost Me About $700.00 To Repair. Hope The ford Company Does Someting About This Problem. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRANBURY, TX. 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: SOUTHWEST FORD . DEALER’S CITY: WEATHERFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Jan 29, 2004

Upon Leaving The Vehicle Consumer Smelled A Strong Coolant Odor. Consumer Examined The Vehicle To Trace From Where The Odor Was Coming. Consumer, Who Was A Mechanic, Determined That engine Head Gasket Blew Out. Dealer Was Notified, But Refused To Repair Vehicle Without A Recall Or Payment.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WARSAW, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 18, 2004

I Have A ford F150 Truck With The 4.2l engine. Vin # Ftdx1725vka71538 My Left Lower Intake Manifold Side Gasket Failed. This Allowed Coolant To Leak Into A Cylinder And Damage The engine. The Damage Is Described In ford‘s Tsb Article # 99-20-7.*ak

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, MN. Vehicle was purchased on 19970820. 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: MORRIE’S FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9525437651 . DEALER’S CITY: MINNETONKA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 55305 .

Apr 05, 2004

I Own A 1997fordf-150 With A V6 4.2 Liter Motor. Last Week To My Surprise My Truck Started Knocking. I Found The Reason For This Problem Was A Faulty Head Gasket Design By ford. I Had Checked For Recalls On My Truck Many Times Before, And As Early As January, 2000 (when I Still Had My Warranty) I Checked For A Possible Recall, But I Was Never Informed Of This Problem Like Many Other 1997-1998 4.2 Liter Owners. Today This Leaves Me With A Useless Truck That Needs And $4000 engine Replacement. I Just Feel That I Should Of Been Notified Of This Design Flaw Before It Happened, And My Truck Should Not Have A Problem Like This With Under 100,000 Miles. Thank You For Your Help. *la

Mileage was 99000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORMAN, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20000315. 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: KLEMENT FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SHAWNEE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OK. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 74801 .

May 22, 2004

When Trying To Start The Vehicle The Consumer Heard A Loud Banging Noise In The engine. The Consumer Drained The Oil Pan And Found A Half A Cup Of Water Before The Oil Came Out. The Consumer Found On A Web Sight That This Vehicle Had A Problem With Two Gaskets On The engine. The Dealer Is Not Claiming Responsibility For The Problem. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 52650 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE PROV. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BOISE, ID. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 12, 2004

The Pick Up engine Compartment Caught On Fire Within 5 Minutes Of Being Parked And Turned Off. The Pick Up Was Totaled. The Insurance Adjuster Will Inspect The Pick Up To Determine The Cause Of The Fire.*ak The Truck Was A Total Loss. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: STAKES AUTO SALES . DEALER’S CITY: FAYETTEVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 17222 .

Aug 07, 2004

While Driving At Any Speed Consumer Heard A Noise Coming From The engine. Also, engine Steamed A White Mist. Dealer Had Not Been Notified. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRIFFIN, GA. Original Owner. 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.

Aug 13, 2004

I Have A 1997ford 150 4.2 L V6 Truck . Do To ford Using A Falty Gaskets To Build The engine I Have Experianced engine Failure. ford Is Not Wiling To Take Any Responsibility For The Problem Although They Recalled The engine For This Problem.*ak

Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1824VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19970207. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JOHN NOLAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: CINCINNATI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

May 21, 2004

Under Hood Fire After Vehicle Parked For 6.5 Hours. Cruise Control Stopped Working On 11/27/03 And Was Not Repaired.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 164123 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Feb 11, 2004

Under Hood Fire After Sitting For 3 Hours With The Keys Out Of The Ignition. The Fire Started At Midnight. The Fire Investigator Says The Origin Was At The Master Cylinder.

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MINDEN, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

June 04, 2002

While At ford Dealer Having State Inspection Done, The Speed Control Deactivation Switch Causght On Fire.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 77749 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CAPITOL HEIGHTS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Feb 05, 2004

Vehicle Was Parked In Garage For About 3 Hours When A Fire Started In The engine Compartment

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORT NECHES, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

June 20, 2003

The Truck Has A Rod Knocking Sound Coming From The engine. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Mechanic Who Stated That The Front Cover Gasket And Manifold Side Gasket Failed Allowing Coolant To Leak Into The Cylinder. At Cold Start, The Coolant In The Cylinder Caused The Piston Rod To Break. He Also Stated That The engine Would Need To Be Replaced At A Cost Of Approximately $5000. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 99000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SCHWENKSVILLE, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040303. 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: INDIVIDUAL .

Apr 01, 2004

ford F 150 Safety Issue. *bf The Motor Was Replaced On 08/14/03 And Died By 03/01/04. Two Months After The Vehicle Was Purchased, The Odometer Stopped At 69k Miles, The engine Locked Up, The Brakes Went Out Due To Caliper Pin Falling Out And The engine Was Replaced. Six Months Later The Fly Wheel Consumed Three Starters And The engine Locked Up Again. *sc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORTSMOUTH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020518. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ADVANTAGE TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757 673 2344 . DEALER’S CITY: CHESAPEAKE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 23321 .

Aug 14, 2003

I Own A 1997ford F150 And Just Had A Spark Plug Blow Out The Head. I Have Done A Simple Internet Search And It Appears This Is A Common Problem With fords 5.4 Which Needs To Be Addressed. *jb

Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FRESNO, CA. 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. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Oct 29, 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

Gasket Failure Caused Water To Leak Into The engine. This Caused The Cylinder Rod To Knock And The engine To Fail. Must Replace The engine As A Result. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SANDUSKY, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20020910. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: KASPER . DEALER’S CITY: BELLEVUE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44811 .

Aug 01, 2004

Coolant Leak In #4 Cylinder. White Smoke From Buring Coolant In engine. Rough Idle And Hard Start Up. Possible engine Damage. Currently At ford Dealership To Replace Gaskets.*ak

Mileage was 85000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040826. 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.

Dec 24, 2004

Vehicle Was Parked In The Driveway And It Was Engulfed In Flames. The Fire Report Listed The Cause As A Mechanical Failure Which Started In The engine. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0761VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 17, 2004

ford1997 F150 engine Failure – Could Become Vapor Locked Causing engine To Seize At Highway Speeds. *jb

Mileage was 66137 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1725VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST HARRISON, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20030314. 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 .

Dec 25, 2004

Loss Of Anti-freeze Or Coolant Both Doors Starting To Crack Rear Sliding Window Leaking. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COSHOCTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 20, 2000

The Vehicle With 4.2l engine Commenced To Run Rough At Any Speed. Vehicle Was Taken To A Repair Shop, And Mechanic Determined That The engine Had A Blown Head Gasket. Consumer Contacted The Dealer, Who Informed The Consumer That The Vehicle Was Not Covered Under A Recall. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990815. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was 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 .

Feb 04, 2005

I Have A 97 ford F150 Xl With A 4.2l 6cyl engine. There Has Always Been A Small Loss Of Coolant And Neither ford Service Techs Nor Private Machanics Could Ever Find The Leak. Well In Jan 2005 After The Truck Sat In The Driveway For About 4 Days And I Started The Truck And The engine Blew. Towed It To A Local Shop And Mechanic Said The Coolant Was Leaking Into The engine And Caused The Damage. $4000 Plus To Fix It. After Serching The Internet I Find That This Is A Very Wide Spread Problem. I Am Trying To Sell The Truck To Get A Little Money To Help Buy Another Vehicle. Help!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OPELIKA, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 19981228. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 04, 2005

My Truck Is A 1997fordf-150 With 140000 Miles Last Week I Took My Truck To The Auto Shop Because I Couldnt Find Out Were The Antifreeze Was Going I Was Told That 4.2liter Have A Problem With A Head Gasket Was Thin And-antifreeze Leak In Motor And Washing Out Bearing. *ak

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RAYTOWN, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 19980908. 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: CLOSE .

Mar 08, 2005

ford F150 1997 Defect Gaskets And Cooling System Leaked. *bf The Consumer Was Aware Of Another Vehicle With The Same Make/model That Had The Same Problem. The Consumer Requested Reimbursement. *sc The Ball Joints Were Replaced. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AMHERST, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: X-CEL AUTO & TRUCK REPAIR . DEALER’S CITY: AMHERST . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 14226 .

Feb 03, 2004

Truck Would Sutter At Stops And Hesitate When Accelerating With Loss Of Coolant.*ak

Mileage was 79900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDLAND, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970731. 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: LUM FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ALBEMARLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC.

Mar 01, 2001

Went To Start Truck Began Knocking From Motor Upon Starting.motor Thrown Rod Had To Be Replaced.this 1997f-150 Only Had 93000 Miles Not Even Mech.limit What A Lemon ford Built Here .*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 93746 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HUMMELSTOWN, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030505. 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. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE .

Mar 18, 2005

1. Purchased fordf-150, [xxx], With 4.2 L Six At 15,000 Miles At Sun State ford Of Orlando Fl. 2. In 2004, Noticed Unexplained Coolant Leaks. 3. engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29, But This Information Was Not Known At That Time; ford Does Not Include This Truck, Built 03/97, In Recall Campaign 99b29, Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. 4. On 4/22/05 At 66,713 Miles, Lower Intake Manifold Side Gaskets Failed, Allowing Coolant To Leak Into A Cylinder, Leading To A Thrown Rod And engine Failure. Issue Is Addressed By ford With Tsb Article No. 99-20-7. 5. Dealer Refused To Help Except To Offer A Rebuilt engine For $4500; ford Customer Relationship Call Center Related That The Recall Covered Up To 12/31/96, And This Truck Was Made 3/97. No Offer Of Help Nor Appeal There, Either. *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 66713 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1720VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000131. 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: SUN STATE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407-299-5900 . DEALER’S CITY: ORLANDO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32808 .

Apr 22, 2005

Was Never Notified Of A Recall99b29 For A Timing Cover/water Pump Gasket On My 1997fordf-150 [xxx]. In November 2004 I Was Losing Coolant And Took It To My Local ford Dealer And He Gave Me An Est. Of $1500.00. At That Time I Couldn’t Afford It. I Had It Repaired At A Reliable Repair Shop For $800.00. I Had Just Found Out About The Recall From A Co-worker Who Also Has A Vehicle Mentioned In The Recall. I Feel That Should Be Due Reburstment Of The Repairs For That Fact I Did Not Receive The Re-call.their Records Will Show That Other Recalls I Have Had It In For The Repairs. This Vehicle Only Has 58,000 Miles On It! *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

Mileage was 56300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANTUA, NJ. Original Owner. 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: ACE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: WOODBURY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ.

Nov 20, 2004

Defective Intake Manifold Gasket In 1997ford F150 4.2l V6 engine 70899 Miles. Antifreeze Leaks Into Number 4 Cylinder. When engine Starts Resulting “hydro-lock” Shears Off Conecting Rod And Destroys engine.

Mileage was 70899 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SMYRNA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010610. 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.

May 07, 2005

Dt: In October Of 2003, The Check engine Light Came On. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Several Times And They Said The Problem Was Fixed. The Dealer Also Mentioned That The Problem Was Something Near The Carburetor. *tt

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ATLANTA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990915. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SPALDING FORD . DEALER’S CITY: GRIFFIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Oct 15, 2003

I Have A 1997fordf-150 With 87,000 Miles On It. The Motor Is A 4.2l V6. It All Began When I Noticed The Anitfreeze Level Seemed To Keep Going Down Even After I Would Fill The Coolant Jug To The Proper Level. Last Week I Noticed That The Motor Seemed Harder To Start And Thought The Battery Was Going Dead. The Next Day I Went To Start My Truck And When I Turned The Ignition The Motor Made A Loud Pop And Wouldn’t Do Anything. I Had To Have The Truck Towed To My Local Garage And The Mechanic Told Me That Either The Intake Manifold Gasket, The Head Gasket, Or The Timing Chain Cover Gasket Had Failed Allowing Coolant To Enter My Motor. This Caused My Motor To Completely Seize Up. The End Result Is That I Now Need A New Motor That Is Going To Cost Me Over $3,000. I Contacted ford Customer Service And They Told Me That They Had No Record Of This Happening To Anyone Else And Since No Warranty Or Recall Was In Effect I Would Receive No Reinbursement. I Thought This Was Odd Since I Have Found Several Web Sites Saying This Has Happened To Several 4.2l V6 Motors. I Hope That You Will Look Into This And Make ford Pay If The Gaskets Are Found To Be Of Poor Quality.

Mileage was 87000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF182XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WOODLAWN, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990630. 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.

May 09, 2005

I Have 1997ford F150 4.2l Pick-up That Has The “famos” Anti Freeze Internal Leak That Has Ruined My Motor. I Have 56,000mi On It, And Feel ford Has Sold Millions Of These Lemons And Are Doing Nothing About It! Is There Any Hope For “us” Who Got Screwed?

Mileage was 56000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHICO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970306. 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: CORNING FORD .

May 23, 2005

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

Egine Failure Due To Defective Gasket Leak On 1997ford F150 V6 2.4 engine At 43,000 Miles

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 43880 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CANONSBURG, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050624. 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: GSA .

June 24, 2005

1) No Events Leading To Failure. Original Owner, Well Maintained Vehicle With 98,000 Miles. 2) engine Siezed During Start (4.2 Liter With Apparent History Of Manifold Gasket Flaw Leading To Failure) 3) Vehicle Not Repaired Due To High Cost Of engine Rebuild Or Replacement

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX172XVC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLARKSTON, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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.

July 05, 2005

I Have A 1997 F150 With A 4.2l V6 engine. I Had A Leaking Intake Manifold Gasket Replaced A Year Ago Which I Never Received A Recall From ford Motor On. I Am The Original Owner And Have The Same Address As To When I Purchased This Truck. Since The Gasket Was Replaced, Several Months Later I Started Having Oil Pressure Problems. Now I Am Starting To Hear A Knock. Talking To My Mechanic, He Said It Was A Rod And Bearings. I Pulled Up The Recall # 99-20-7 Which Explains This Problem. I Feel Like ford Should Have To Pay For The Damages That This Has Caused. By The Way This Truck Only Has 46,000 Original Miles On It!! Have Talked To Numerous People In Forums That Have The Same Problem. They Say No Luck Out Of ford. What Will It Take To Get This Resolved? Had A Mechanic At My Local ford Dealership Look At It And Said Same Thing. How Could We Go About Getting A Lawyer To Start A Class Action Lawsuit? Your Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated. By The Way, I Did Get A Recall For The Cruise Control Problem That Would Cause It To Catch Fire. Why Didn’t I Get The Other Ones? *nm

Mileage was 46000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEXARKANA, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MCCLARITY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: TEXARKANA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75505 .

June 01, 2005

I Have A 97 ford F150. They Are Known To Have Gasket Failure. I Am On My 3rd Motor In It. They Dont Make It 100,000 Mile. You Just Start Them @ They Will Blow. *nm

Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SCOTTSVILLE, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20040315. 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. DEALER’S NAME: ALLEN WELLS .

July 20, 2005

1997ford F150 4.2 L V-6 Leaking Lower Intake Manifold Gasket Destroys engine!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70788 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SMYRNA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010610. 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.

May 02, 2005

I Have The Same Complaint About My 97 F150 A Lot Of People Do. I Have 4.2 V6 That Locked Up On Me A Few Months Ago. I Heard There Was A Recall On The Motor For A Coolant Gasket But I Never Received One. From What I Understand Even The Ones That Got Change Went Bad Anyway. Please Help Make ford Own Up To This engineering Defect And Replace These Motors. Thank You. *jb

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20010414. 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: MOUNTAIN VIEW FORD .

Apr 14, 2005

Defective engine. 1997 F150 V6 4.2 L, 73000 Miles And A Rod Is Knocking. This Is A Known Defect At ford. *jb

Mileage was 73500 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CRYSTAL, MN. Vehicle was 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: MAN .

Sept 17, 2005

Blown Gasket- *nm

Mileage was 130000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DAYTON, OH. 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 TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 10, 2005

1997fordf-150 Pickup With 4.2 Liter V6. Over The Last Couple Of Years I Have Noticed That I Have To Continually Add Coolant To The Radiator. After Researching The Problem On The Internet I Came Across ford Onp 99b29 Which States ford Will Replace The engine Front Cover Gasket To Prevent Serious Damage To The engine. (hydrolock Leading To Broken Or Bent Connecting Rods). I Never Received This Notice As I Understand It Was Only Sent To Corporate Customers. I Now Have Oily Residue Throughout The engine Coolant, Hard Starting, Etc. All Consistent With Defective Intake Manifold/front Cover Gasket Leading To Internal engine Coolant Leakage. The ford Dealer Refuses To Fix The Problem Because He Said I Had To Report It To Him Prior To March 31, 2001. I Now Have 70,600 Miles On The Truck. I Would Like ford To Fix This Problem Before I Have A Catostrophic engine Failure From A Broken Rod On Cylinder #1. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLLEGE STATION, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960629. 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: VARSITY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (979) 694-2022 . DEALER’S CITY: COLLEGE STATION . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77845 .

Oct 24, 2005

Dt: The Contact Stated Vehicle Was Making A Loud Noise. He Took It To A Local Mechanic, Who Informed Him That All 1997ford F150 engines Had To Be Replaced. He Contacted ford, And They Told Him There Was No Recall Involving Noise. The Mechanic Stated The Water Pump Was Defective Which Resulted In Water Leaking Into The engine. The Mechanic Predicted That The engine Might Function For Three More Miles. *ak

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOLIDAY, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20000701. 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: OTTOWAY DODGE . DEALER’S CITY: CLEARWATER . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Jan 01, 2005

97 ford F150 4.2 L engine, No Gasket Recall Notification, Thrown Rod During Startup Just Like The Large Number Of Other People Complaining About The Same Failure On Http://forums.treemedia.com *jb

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FLOWER MOUND, TX. Original Owner. 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 TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SAM PACK .

Nov 09, 2005

Fire Started In engine Compartment Of 1997ford F150. *ts *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 135000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 12, 2004

I Have A 1997fordf-150 With A V-6 4.2l engine. This engine Ran Rough After Being Driven At Highway Speeds And Was Then Slowed To Normal City Speeds. This Was Investigated At Least Three Times While Under The Warranty Period With No Trouble Found Each Time. At About 70,000 Miles This Truck Began To Run Rough And The Shop Which Serviced It Told Me That There Was Insufficient Spark In The Right Half Of The engine, But Came Up With No Satisfactory Resolutions. I Notice That I Was Loosing Coolant And The Check engine Light Would Come On And Blink Occasionally. This Continued For Several Months Until One Day When I Turned On The engine There Was A Loud Bang And An Obnoxious Clattering. The Truck Was Towed Into A Dealer At Which Point I Was Told I Needed A New engine Which Cost $4200. After 55,000 More Miles I Started Losing Fluid Again And Experiencing Similar Problems And Took The Truck Into A Dealer Which Found No Trouble. The Symptoms Were A Fluctuating Temperature Gauge And No Heat When The Heater Was Turned On. Also, Loosing Fluid With White Smoke From The Exhaust. From Other Postings On Various Online Forums I Found Out This Was A Classic Failure For The 4.2l V6 With A Blown Head Gasket. I Seem To Be On The Verge Of Another Blown engine. When I Called A Dealer To Schedule A Return Visit I Was Informed That This The Same engine As The Taurus 3.8l With A Long Stroke Hence Making The Displacement 4.2 Liters. Also, I Was Informed That engine Had The Same Trouble And Many Have To Be Replaced. *jb

Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960731. 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: HELFMAN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 713-240-3673 . DEALER’S CITY: STAFFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77477 .

Oct 30, 2001

Intake Gasket Went Out Causing Antifreeze To Leak Into Piston And When Truck Was Cranked Up It Bent Rod Broke Piston Repair Bill Was $1685.00 Something Needs To Be Down About This. Many Others Have Had The Same Problem Just Look Up 1997 F150 Intake Forum Thanks. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 185000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREENWOOD, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 20050401. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KINGSMORE&BLIZZARD .

Oct 15, 2005

Coolant Leaking From A Faulty Head Gasket Into The Motor Causing Major Damage. Resulting In ford Motor Company Replacing The Entire Motor For Well Over $4,000. This Is Not Only A Problem With My Vehicle But Many More. Just Do A Web Search For Faulty Gaskets In 97 4.2l engines. Go To Http://forums.treemedia.com/fb/showthread.php?t=224&page=10&pp=15 For More Info. *jb

Mileage was 83000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970809. 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.

Dec 05, 2004

No Known Event Leading Up To Failure. engine Made A Loud Exploding Noise And Started Popping After Explosion. The Dealership Explained That It Was A Blown Spark Plug And That The Head Had To Be Replaced. Cost $1600.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 137000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX08L1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL DORADO, KS. Vehicle was purchased on 19991028. 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: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JOHN K. FISHER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 316-321-2820 . DEALER’S CITY: EL DORADO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 67042 .

Jan 19, 2006

I Own A 1997ford F150 With The 4.2 V-6 Motor. The Truck Had 70, 126 Miles When It Suffered Hydrolock. I Drove The Truck On A Wednesday, And It Was Running Fine. Friday Evening When I Tried To Start It, I Thought The Battery Had Gone Dead. I Pulled The Battery Out And Had It Tested, And It Was Ok. Installed The Battery And Again Attempted To Start The Truck, When I Heard An Unusual “kick Back.” I Was Able To Get The Truck Started, But There Was White Smoke Coming From The Exhaust And The Smoke Had A Sweet Coolant Smell. I Performed Some Internet Research And Found The Information About The Hydrolock Problems. I Pulled The Intake Manifold And Found A Crack In The Gasket. I Then Pulled The Left Side Head And Found The Number 4 Connecting Rod Was Bent. I Pull The Motor And Performed A Complete Rebuild. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70126 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREER, SC. 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: GRANT FORD . DEALER’S CITY: PICKINS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC.

Dec 11, 2005

1997ford F150 4.2l V 6 engine. engine Hydrolocked. #4 Cylinder Full Of Coolant Bending Connecting Rod And Other Catastrophic Failure. Poor Gasket Design By Manufacturer Allowing Coolant To Leech Into Combustion Chambers. Information Readily Available On The Internet Regarding Multiple Failures Of The Same Type For The Same engine Type. Manufacturer Will Not Remedy Problem. $4000 Repair Cost To An engine That Has Less Than 75k Miles On It. *jb

Mileage was 74996 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in APPLETON, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961210. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 04, 2006

97 fordf-150 4.2, Blew A Rod And They Tell Me That Is Gone Cost Me About $4000 To Replace The engine. *jb

Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, KS. Vehicle was purchased on 20050410. 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.

Dec 15, 2005

Own A 1997 F150 With 4.2 For About A Year Now. Never Seen The Smoke Coming. Hyrdolocked On Me With 150,000 Kms Which I Have Heard Is Kinda Low Kms For That To Happen. Looking At Getting A Rebuilt But Will See What Happens With This. *nm

0 person(s) died. Mileage was 160000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STONEY CREEK, 00. Vehicle was purchased on 20050214. 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.

Mar 18, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Stopped At An Idle, The engine Oil Pressure Decreases To Zero Followed By A Grinding Noise Within The engine Compartment. The Vehicle Was Seen By An Independent Repair Shop For Inspection. The Mechanic Determined The engine Needed To Be Replaced.

Mileage was 222000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLESEX, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20020501. 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: WENDELL AUTO BROKERS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: UNKNOWN . DEALER’S CITY: WENDELL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC.

Apr 07, 2006

I Have A 1997fordf-150 With A 4.2l V6 engine That Has Failed With 82,000 Miles. It Is My Understanding This Failure Is Due To Coolant Leaking Into The engine Due To An engineering Flaw. It Is Also My Understanding The ford Motor Company Is Well Aware Of This Problem But Chooses To Except No Responsibility And Leave The Consumer With The Burden Of engine Replacement For $4000 To $5000. I Also Understand The Failures Are Not An Isolated Problem But Are Being Experienced By Thousands Of fordf-150 Truck Owners With The 4.2l V6 engine. It Seems To Me That If A Problem Is This Wide Spread And The Manufacturer Refuses To Be Accountable A Government Agency Should Step Up And Represent As Well As Protect The People To Something That Amounts To Out And Out Consumer Fraud. *nm

Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FEDERAL WAY, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050309. 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: TITUS-WILL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: TACOMA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WA.

Mar 09, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated The Vehicle Lost Power Intermittently While Driving At Any Highway Speed. This Happened More Often While Towing Something Behind The Vehicle. The engine Spewed Coolant Onto The engine Block. The Vehicle Has Been To The Dealership Five Times. The Heads Have Been Changed Once; The Reservoir System Has Been Changed Twice. The Egr Valve Has Been Changed Twice. However, The Problem Still Persists.

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1723VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOMBARD, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970502. 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: WILLOW BROOK FORD .

Apr 26, 2006

My 1997 4.2l V6 F150 Would Not Start, Replaced Starter Motor, Pulled Plugs Found Coolant In #1 Cylinder. I’m Currently Digging Into The engine To Replace The Head Gasket. *nm

Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WINSTON SALEM, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 19980215. 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.

May 07, 2006

Head Gasket Failed On My 1997fordf-150 With 4.2 Liter (v6) engine. It Leaked Into Crankcase And The engine Locked Up. It Is A Total Loss Of The engine And I Can’t Afford To Buy Another engine. I Have Found Out That This Has Happened To Many Other People. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 84000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OLATHE, KS. Vehicle was purchased on 20000716. 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: OLATHE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: OLATHE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 66062 .

June 12, 2006

This Is Short. My 5.4 Blew A Spark Plug Out Of The Head. ford Heads Only Have .250 In. Of Threaded Depth In Head Not Enough. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FLAGSTAFF, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 19971105. Vehicle was not 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: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BABBIT FORD .

Aug 26, 2005

fordf-150 V-6 4.2l Motor Coolant Caused The Motor To Throw A Rod. *nm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WILLIAMSBURG, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20041015. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MARK MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: CORBIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KY.

Aug 14, 2006

1997fordf-150 4.2l V6. engine Failure. Broken Rod Following Hydro Lock. Problem Preceded With Coolant Leak And Replacement Of Timing Chain Cover Gasket. *jb

Mileage was 85700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CASTRO VALLEY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20011102. 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.

Aug 26, 2006

On Occasion, Truck Would Hesitate, Taking A Bit Of Tlc On The Gas Pedal To Clear It Up. One Occasion, In Traffic, Attempting To Avoid A Near Miss, I Accelerated Through This. White Smoke Began Pouring Out The Tail Pipe. Head Gasket Failure. Limped Home. engine Hydro-locked. Diagnosis = Replace Head Gaskets ($2,100) In This Same ‘weak’ 4.2 V-6 Or Replace Motor ($2,500) With Newer 4.2 V-6. Replacement Will Be Done Tomorrow. ford Faulty engine / Gaskets – Not My Fault. My Problem Though. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 178000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1726VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LANTANA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020601. 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: 35 mph.

Oct 19, 2006

Coolant Running Low,started My Truck And It Started Knocking Very Loud,and The engine Locked Up Almost Instantly,had To Have engine Rebuilt And Now It Is Knocking Again. *nm

Mileage was 96380 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LLANO, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20020204. 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: CAR MAX .

Mar 04, 2004

Low On Coolant- Oil Pressure Started To Drop, Coolant In Oil. After Reading Considerably About This On Internet Found Out About Tsp #99b29 And The Resulting Onp Do Not Believe This Was Ever Fixed I Am Second Owner And The Onp Expired In 2001. ford Should Have To Correct This Problem Leaking Gasket. Many Many Complaints On Websites Regarding This. I Have Small Children And Cannot Afford A $4000 Motor Because ford Did Not Get It Right And Will Not Fix The Problem With A Recall. Someone Needs To Make ford Responsible For Their Errors. *nm

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. 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. DEALER’S NAME: BOB SIGHT FORD . DEALER’S CITY: LEES SUMMIT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Dec 10, 2006

This Week The engine In My 1997f-150 Blew. The Plugs Were Wet. Coolant Leaked. I Went On The Internet To See About Purchasing An engine And I Found A Website Called Fight Back With David Horiwitz. There Are 27 Pages Of Complaints That Are Exactly The Same As Mine. Http:www.forums.treemedia.com/fb/showthread.phpt=224 You Need To See For Yourself. It Is Unbelievable. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEA ISLE CITY, NJ. 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: 0 mph.

Dec 23, 2006

Hydro Lock 1997ford 4.2 V6 44,000 Miles. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 44000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20040105. 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: METRO FORD . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75235 .

Feb 05, 2007

I Just Got My 1997ford F150 Xlt With The 4.2l engine Back Yesterday, After Paying $1430 For engine Repairs. This Truck Only Has 47,700 Miles On It. I Went Out To The Truck One Day And Turned The Key, And – Nothing. Turns Out To Be Hydro Lock But I Didn’t Know It At The Time. I Finally Got It Started, & Got It Into The Dealer, And The Technician Thought It Needed To Be Tuned Up, Plus I Was Having The Heat Fade At Stops So He Flushed & Refilled The Coolant. I Mentioned That I Was Having To Top Off The Coolant About Once A Month, But I Didn’t Know Where The Coolant Was Going, And It Wasn’t Showing Up In The Oil. I Got It Back, And It Was Still Running Really Bad, So I Dropped It Off Again 2 Days Later. This Time He Thought It Was The Coil Pack. They Had It Again For Another Day, Replaced The Coil Pack And A Sensor. I Go Out To The Lot And Start It, And It Was Still Running Really Bad. So, I Go Back In & Get The Technician, And He Came Out To Check It Himself, And He Was Amazed At How Bad It Was Running. We Took It For A Ride, And It Smoothed Out A Little, But It Was Still Not Right. I Told Him I Would Let Him Consult His Boss, And Call Them Back On Monday. Monday Comes, And I Go To Start It To Go To Work, And – Hydro Lock Again. So, I Take My Wife’s Car To Work, And Called Them From There, And Told Them What It Was Doing. They Were There Within A Half Hour To Get It. This Time I Get A Call From The Service Manager, And He Told Me That He Put His Best Technician On It, And Would Call. When He Called, He Told Me That The Head Gaskets Were Leaking, And Letting Coolant Into The Cylinders. I Said To Go Ahead & Fix It. Then They Called Me Back The Next Day And Told Me That They Found That The Lower Intake Manifold Was Cracked, And Letting Coolant Pour Into The Cylinders. I Asked About Getting A Used Intake Manifold, And He Said They Would Look For One, And They Did Find One. Plus, They Put In A New Thermostat. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUBURN, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20010710. 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: PRIVATE OWNER . DEALER’S CITY: AUBURN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 13021 .

Feb 10, 2007

engine Threw Rod, Just Like The Few Thousand Other Complaints I Have Seen On The Internet. Treated This Truck Like A Baby, Heard From A ford Master Mechanic That They Knew About This Problem Already ,and He Actually Laughed As He Told Me I Was Screwed. Happened One Morning When To Start It And Bam Blew Rod. Was Full Of Oil, Full Coolant, Wet Spark Plug Amazing I Come From A 4 Generation ford Family And Because Of This I Will Never Buy A ford Again. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EDINBURG, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990212. 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.

May 14, 2007

Purchased A 1997fordf-150 In Early Spring Of 2006. Vehicle Had Less Than Or Close To 100,000 Miles. Drove The Vehicle Between 1,000 And 2,000 Miles Over The Next Year. In Late March Or Early April Of This Year The Vehicle’s engine, A 4.2 L 6 Cylinder Motor Self Destructs. On The Morning In Question, I Went Out And Attempted To Start The Vehicle. The Motor Turned Over Very Sluggishly As If The Battery Was Low. When The Motor Started, It Made A Terrible Racket And Blew A Chunk Of The engine Block Out Approximately The Size Of My Thumb. After This Happened, I Researched The Problem On The Internet Only To Find That 1997 4.2 L ford Motors Have A Defective Gasket Which Allows Water To Flow Into The Cylinders. The Gasket Had Failed And Allowed Water To Leak Into The Cylinder(s) Overnight Causing The Vehicle To Hydrolock And “blow Up”. ford Has Been Aware Of This Problem For Many Years, And Even Sent Out Numerous Technical Service Bulletins Regarding The Problem. I Have Even Found Evidence That They May Sent Out A Few Recall Notices, But Not To Every Owner. Hundreds Of ’97 f-150 Owners Have Had This Same Problem, And They, Like Me, Cannot Afford To Pay The Approximately $5,000 To Repair Their Mistake. I Currently Owe About $5,000 On This Vehicle, Which At This Time Is Only An Expensive Lawn Ornament. Fortunately, There Was Not Fire Or Injuries When This Occurred, But They Could Have. I’m Certain That ford Never Replaced The Gasket On This Vehicle, As The Only Recall “sticker” Is One For The engine Computer. As For Being Too Old To Be Recalled, Several Months After I Purchased The Vehicle, I Received A Recall Notice For A Wiring Problem On It. Certainly ford Should Issue A Recall, Or At Least Pay To Have The Problem Fixed. The Incident Date Is Only Approximate, As I Cannot Recall The Exact Day That It Happened. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MCPHERSON, KS. 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.

Apr 01, 2007

At 1:50a.m. On 8/1/2007 Our 1997ford F150, Which Was Under Recall, Burned In Our Driveway. Damage Was Also Done To 2 Other Vehicles, Our Home, Driveway, And Basketball Goal. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W3VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JASPER, AL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040805. 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.

Aug 01, 2007

I Had My Spark Plugs Replaced Twice At $541 Dollars At A ford Dealership Because They Were “corroded”. Upon Taking It Some Place Else Goodyear To Be Specific They Pulled Up A Factory Recall On ford F150 From 97 Because A Gasket Leaks Coolant Onto The Spark Plugs Causing Corrosion. Empire ford Never Even Gave Me A Reason For This, Just Kept Cashing The Checks, Now They Are Saying My Vin Number Was Never Included, But I Have The Same Problem As Those Recalled, Coincidence, Impossible. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTEX17L7VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SPOKANE, WA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Turbo. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: EMPIRE FORD .

Jan 01, 2007

1997 F150 4.2l engine Failure. *jb. Updated 01/11/08. *lj The engine Main Bearings, Lower engine Gasket And Timing Belt Gasket Cover Were Replaced. Updated *jb

0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLARKSVILLE, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20051114. 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 . DEALER’S NAME: CAULDWELL AUTO . DEALER’S CITY: SELLERSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IN.

Sept 03, 2007

Check engine Light Came On And When Mechanic Service Vehicle He Informed Me That Coolant Has Leaked Into The Number Four Cylinder And That This engine Has A History Of Head Gasket Failures. He Can Replace Gasket But Believes That This Would Only Be A Temporary Fix. He Would Be Willing To Replace Gasket For $1600 But He Can Not Guarantee Results, A Replacement engine Would Cost Approx. $4800. After Researching This Issue On The Web It Has Become Apparent To Me That ford Has Long Known Of This Problem But Has Failed To Take Any Action To Remedy This Situation. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNS MILLS, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960709. 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: MILLER FORD SALES . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 609 267 0476 . DEALER’S CITY: MOUNT HOLLY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 08060 .

Oct 10, 2007

Coolant Leaking Into Cylinders Causing engine To Lock Up At Startup. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 116000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1824VM. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREEN BAY, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 19990415. Vehicle was not 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.

Nov 28, 2007

1997f-150 Xl Sb (truck) Two Days Ago, I Started The Truck And Noticed That A Large Amount Of White Smoke Coming From The Exhaust And There Was A Banging On The engine. I Checked The Fluid Levels..all Were Within The Correct Levels..took It To A Reputable Mechanics..told Me That ford Should Have Recalled All Of These Trucks…he Said That The Front Cover Gasket Had Been Compromised And That There Was Coolant Leaking Into The engine..i Found A Website Where There Were 100’s Of Individuals Who Were Having The Same Problem With This V-6 engine (4.2 L). I Am Appalled That ford Would Allow This To Happen…oh, Yes…. I Never Received A Tsb Regarding This Matter..i Bought This Vehicle Brand New In 1997 And I Have Only 38,891 Miles On This engine….i Am Livid That I Have Been Royally Screwed!!!!!!!!!!!!! *tr

Mileage was 38891 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT SMITH, AR. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. 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. DEALER’S NAME: RANDALL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: FORT SMITH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 72903 .

Nov 25, 2007

On Or About Dec 2006, I Began Noticing The engine In My Truck Behaving Strangely. It Had Around 85,000 Miles At The Time. I Wasn’t Able To Have The Truck Repaired Due To Financial Reasons, And I Rarely Drive It Anyway, So The Truck Sat In My Garage Until I Was Brave Enough To Face The Problem. I Knew By The Way It Was Acting That It Was Going To Cost Alot. Last Fall, Aug 2007, I Took The Truck To The Local ford Dealer And Was Told That The 4.2l engine That Had Been Installed In My Truck Was Faulty But There Was Nothing I Could Do But Pay To Replace The engine. The Mechanic Told Me That The engine Was Blown And Needed To Be Replaced. *tr

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970727. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was 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: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BORMAN AUTOMOTIVE . DEALER’S CITY: LAS CRUCES . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NM. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 88001 .

Aug 15, 2007

97 f-150 4.2 Intake Gasket Leaking Resulting In Damaged engine. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BETHLEHEM, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. 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. DEALER’S NAME: MC.GARITY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7702672513 . DEALER’S CITY: MONROE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30655 .

Dec 01, 2007

97 F150 4.2 V6. Started To Run Rough At Start Up But Stopped After Warm Up. Couple Days Later , I Started Truck And Rod Blew. Towed In And Was Told I Need Another Motor. Had Remanufactured Motor Put In $3500. *tr

Mileage was 35644 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PINELLAS PARK, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961110. 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: CARLISLE FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ST PETERSBURG . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33713 .

Dec 26, 2007

Water Discovered In The Oil Of 4.2l f-150 Motor. *tr

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MILLERSPORT, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960423. 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: MATHEWS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (740) 522-2181 . DEALER’S CITY: NEWARK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43056 .

Feb 04, 2008

engine Failure. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STANLEY, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20011013. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JIM CARTER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 715-834-2056 . DEALER’S CITY: EAU CLAIRE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 54701-7726.

Feb 02, 2008

I Have A 1997ford F150 With A 4.2 L engine That Just Turned 100,000 Miles. I Bought It Second Hand From A ford Dealership June 1999 With About 45,000 Miles On It. This Truck Was Meticulously Cared For Over The Years. After Noticing That The Coolant Level Was Down After A A Recent Refill I Refilled It Again. I Didn’t Drive The Vehicle For About Ten Days But When I Went To Start It The engine Made A Clunk And Wouldn’t Crank. I Suspected The Battery After A Charge Yielded The Same Results. The Battery Was Replaced But Still The Same Result And Also After Refinishing Lead Terminals And Starter Replacement. I Checked The Oil Filler Cap And There Was A Thick Light Brown Substance I Had Never Seen Before On It And All The Way Down Around The Inside Wall Of The Filler Tube. I Suspected A Leak In The Head Gasket Or Elsewhere And Went To The Internet Sites For Clarification. After Some Research I Realized I Was Far From Being The Only One With This Problem. As I Suspected The Coolant Leaks Via The Loose Seal Of The Head Gasket Into One Or More Of The Cylinders. It Appears That This Was A Known Defect And Recall That ford Never Conveyed To All The Owners Of This Model. *tr

Mileage was 100478 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RAINIER, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990612. 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: RAINIER NISSAN MAZDA .

Feb 07, 2008

Lower Intake Manifold Side Gasket Failure. Allows Anti-freeze Into Number One Cylinder. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1829VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOUNT MORRIS, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 19991010. 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: 25 mph.

Aug 19, 2007

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Attempted To Start The Vehicle, But Was Unsuccessful. The engine Turned Over Twice, But Did Not Start. The Contact Looked Under The Vehicle And Found A Piece Of Metal On The Ground Along With An Oil Leak. The Contact Spoke With A Mechanic And They Stated That The Motor Needed To Be Replaced. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 95,843. Updated 04/29/08. *lj The Consumer Stated The engine Was Replaced Due To A Fualty Head Gasket. Updated

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 95843 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CENTERVILLE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970404. 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: SIGNATURE FORD .

Mar 13, 2008

Noticed Low Oil Pressure Notice Anti-freeze Always Low With No Leak To Be Found Started Up One Morning Loud Clicking Noise Could Be Heard. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST POINT, NE. Vehicle was purchased on 20061010. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GREG YOUNG . DEALER’S CITY: WEST POINT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NE. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 68788 .

Mar 01, 2008

Front engine Cover Gasket Failure. Currently Being Repaired, At An Estimated Cost Of $1,400 Dollars. *tr

Mileage was 101000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1867VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FOXBORO, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 18, 2008

Vehicle Running Rough And Smoking At Start Up. Mechanic Said #4 Cycle Getting Coolant On Spark Plugs Fowling Out Plugs. Mechanic Repaired Heads And Replaced Blown Head Gasket/tuned Up engine/ Replaced Fuel And Air Filter/ Serviced Fuel System / Resurfaced Heads. *tr

Mileage was 132273 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WOODSTOCK, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 07, 2008

Defective engine That Causes The Intake Manifold Gasket To Leak Coolant Into The engine Oil. I Have Had This Replaced Twice And Am Now In Need Of It Again. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0761VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORTH AUGUSTA, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 19, 2008

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Vehicle Caught Fire In The Driveway. The Dealer Advised The Contact To Bring In The Vehicle For Repair. The Dealer Called Back And Stated That The Legal Department Did Not Approve The Repair Of The Vehicle. They Further Stated That They Sent The Contact A Recall Notice, But He Claimed That It Was Not Received. The Contact Stated That They Sent The Notice To A Different Mailing Address, Which Is Why It Was Not Received. The Nhtsa Campaign Id Number Was Unknown. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 175,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 175000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CODY, WY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 10, 2008

My 1997ford F150 4×4 On The Right Cylinder Head The Rear Spark Plug Came Out While Driving Loss Of Power Now I Can Not Drive It Makes Weird Noises Is There A Recall On This Spark Plug No Longer Fits In The Head Was This A Bad Flaw To The 4.6 Duel Overhead Cam engine .do I Have A Claim With ford Motor Company Thank You! *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 28, 2008

My f-150 Was Running Rough And Had A “check engine” Light Illuminated. I Took It To My Local Dealer For Diagnosis And Repair. They Replaced The Spark Plugs, Plug Wires, And Ignition Coil For A Cost Of Over $500. They Stated That The #5 Plug Had Been Fouled With Antifreeze. It Ran Fine For About A Month, Then Upon Starting My Truck, A Loud Banging Or Rattling Noise Could Be Heard And The engine Locked Up. Upon Doing Research On The Internet, I Found Numerous People Who Claim That A Faulty Gasket Design Caused Water To Leak Into One Of The Cylinders Inspection Of The Cylinders Showed Coolant To Be Pooled In The Front, Passenger-side Cylinder. Certified Mechanics Attribute Coolant In The Cylinder To Be Due To A Premature Gasket Failure. If Not Corrected, The Problem Leads To Major engine Destruction. Documented Effects Of The Coolant Leak Are Worn Out Bearings And Surfaces, And Broken Or Bent Connecting Rods, Necessitating An engine Rebuild. ford Sent A Tsb To Some Owners Of These engines To Replace The Faulty Gasket But Not To Other Owners. The Knowledge Of A Faulty Gasket Design Was Withheld From Some 1997 4.2l F150 Owners. I Never Received Notification, And Like Many People, Have Suffered Catastrophic engine Failure. Average Repair Costs Are Around $4500 Dollars. ford Did Not Notify Owners Of Known Defects And ford Technicians Who Should Know Better Than Anyone, Did Not Notify Me. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 106071 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF0827VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JONESBOROUGH, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 25, 2008

After Driving About 2 Miles And Parking The Vehicle, An engine Compartment Fire Started About 15 Minutes After Leaving The Vehicle. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEDINA, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 26, 2009

Truck Caught On Fire In The Middle Of The Night. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 151000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0862VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 17, 2009

1997 F150 Brakes Locking Up And engine Coolant Leak Into Motor. *tr

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VERONA, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 05, 2010

1997ford F150 Truck. Spark Plug Ejection Problem. 3rd Time. Every Time It Has Happened, No Warning, Driving Regular, Then It Blows Out. Popping Crackling Horrible. 2 Times Same One, This 3rd Time Same Side But Different Spark Plug. Been Helicoiled By A Licensed Professional, Paid Dearly. *tr

Mileage was 150000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROKEN ARROW, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 05, 2010

1997fordf-150 4.2l V6. engine Coolant Filled engine Cylinder Resulting In Catastrophic engine Failure. Replace engine With Used One At A Cost Of $3500.00. This engine Shows Signs Of Same Problem. I Have Driven fords For 30 Years, This Is The Last One I’ll Own. *tr

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RUIDOSO, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 2009

I Parked My Car In A Parking Structure At A Luxury Apartment Complex For Almost 4 Hours. When I Came Back To Get My Lunch My Co-worker Yelled “dude Your Car Is On Fire” I Immediately Try Getting A Fire Extinguisher And Finally Found One 2 Minutes After I Found My f-150 On Fire. Thankfully The Fire Extinguisher Put Out The Fire. Some Parts Under The Hood Is All Burnt Up. I Contacted ford To Let Them Know What Happened,because By Doing Some Research I Found Out That There Are Recalls On The Same Year As My Truck. I Had A Mechanic Check My Truck And He Told Me That Everything The Recall Is Describing,happened To My Truck. ford Said Someone Will Contact Me Within 15 Business Days, Unfortunately That Is A Huge Inconvenience For Me,due To The Fact I Use My Truck For Work An Did Now Have To Use My Wife Car That Isn’t Really Reliable When It Come To My Job. Note That Very Same Day I Filled Up My Tank With 23 Gallons Worth Of Gas And This Incident Could Of Been Worst If I Discovered The Fire At A Later Time. I’m Really Hoping That This Issue Can Be Resolved,because I Am Not Able To Drive My Truck At All. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 217000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX186XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORTH HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 22, 2010

A 1997ford F 150 Parked In A Parking Lot For Several Hours Caught On Fire On It’s Own In The engine Compartment And Was Completely Destroyed. The Fire Department Stated That There Was No External Cause. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 79000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEMECULA, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 24, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Vehicle Was Parked When A Fire Began. The Fire Department Extinguished The Fire. The Vehicle Had Not Been Inspected Or Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 180,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTRF17W0XN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAPEER, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 22, 2010

Purchased A Used 1997fordf-150 Truck From A Private One Owner Person, The Truck Had Less Than 58,000 Original Miles, This Truck Has A 4.2 Liter V-6 engine, Which Was Well Maintained. After Driving The Truck For Less Than 4 Months Of Owning It The engine Suffered A Catastrophic engine Failure Due To A Defect In engine Gasket, Torque Sequence And Other Specific Specs, Have Not Been Notified Of This Problem From ford Motor Co. As Of Yet. The engine Suffered What Is Called Hydraulic-lock And When The engine Cranked Up It Bent Piston Rods In The Motor And The Piston Skirts Are Now Hitting The Crankshaft, Requires A Total engine Rebuild Or New engine Replacement. *tr

Mileage was 61850 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CITRA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 22, 2010

1997ford F150 4.2 Liter engine Leaked Water Into The engine From A Faulty Bottom Intake Manifold Side Gasket. The Repairs Cost 1486.00. Noticed That Many People Online Have Complained About This Same Problem And Became Aware This Has Been An Ongoing Issue With This Same Make And Model Of Vehicle. *tr

Mileage was 190000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Dec 27, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving, He Heard A Knocking Noise And The Vehicle Stalled. The Contact Was Unable To Restart The Vehicle And It Was Towed To His Residence Where A Mechanic Inspected The Vehicle. The Mechanic Advised That The Coolant Leaked From The Intake Gasket Into The Cylinder In The engine Which Caused The Failure. The Contact Was Informed That The engine Would Need To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Contact Called The Manufacturer Who Offered No Assistance. The Current And Failure Mileage Was Approximately 132,000.

Mileage was 132000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 16, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Noticed Something Hanging Underneath The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Mechanic Who Inspected The Vehicle And Found One Of The Fuel Tank Straps Was Corroded. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Failure And The Current Miles Were 147,008. Updated 06/17/11 *bf The Mechanic Stated The Gas Tank Had Rusted Where The Fuel Straps Broke. The Spare Tire Fell Off Due To Cable Failure. Also The Head Gasket Had To Be Replaced Due To Anti-freeze Leaking Into It.

Mileage was 147008 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1725VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALLEN PARK, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19971125. Vehicle was not 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 . DEALER’S NAME: VILLAGE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 313-565-3900 . DEALER’S CITY: DEARBORN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48124 .

May 07, 2011

Just Driving My 1997fordf-150 And Have Had 2 Spark Plugs Fly Out The Truck. Motor Then Runs Rough And Continues To Operate For Some Time Before You Get Any engine Light. Afraid To Let Wife Use Truck Cause It Could Catch Fire. *tr

Mileage was 165000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in URBANA, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Apr 10, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That When Starting The Vehicle He Noticed That The engine Would Start Knocking And Making A Loud Noise. The Vehicle Was Inspected By An Independent Mechanic And They Advised Him That It Was A Defective Motor And Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Replaced. The Manufacturer Was Not Contacted. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 30,000.

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 02, 2008

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

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

June 25, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Started The Vehicle And A Spark Plug Ejected From The Head Of The engine. The Contact Shut The Vehicle Off And Had The Vehicle Towed To A Local Mechanic. The Local Mechanic Confirmed The Blown Spark Plug As Well As A Coil, And Advised Replacing The engine. The Contact Called The Manufacturer To Order The Necessary Parts For Repairs And The Manufacturer Advised That There Were Only Two engine Heads Available In The Country. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Contact Believed The Vehicle To Be Unsafe To Drive. The Failure Mileage Was 100,000. The Vin Was Not Available.

Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAND JUNCTION, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 08, 2011

engine Front Cover Gasket Failed In Line With Recall 99b29. ford Does Not Include My Truck Built 1997 In Recall Campaign Indicating The Original Recall Has Been Inadequate. *tr

Mileage was 224043 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SPOKANE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Jan 01, 2012

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving 30 Mph, A Loud Banging Noise Emitted From Under The Hood And The Check engine Light Illuminated On The Instrument Panel. The Front End Of The Vehicle Also Began To Shake. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer, But The Manufacturer Was Notified. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was Unknown And The Current Mileage Was 211,000.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MAPLETON DEPOT, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 05, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That After Parking The Vehicle, Flames Emitted From The engine Compartment. The Contact Mentioned That He Was Able To Extinguish The Fire With A Water Hose. The Fire Department Was Not Contacted And No Injuries Were Reported. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Inspection Or Repairs. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 207,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 207000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 04, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Caught On Fire While Parked. No One Was Injured From The Fire. The Fire Department Was Contacted To Extinguish The Fire. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Took A Complaint. The Contact Did Not Know What Caused The Fire. The Failure Mileage Was 200,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 200000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HEATH, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 15, 2012

The Contact Owns 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That After Receiving Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign I.d. 11v385000 (fuel System, Gasoline: Storage: Tank Assembly: Mounting) The Contact Took The Vehicle To The Dealer. The Dealer Stated That The Fuel Straps Were Corroded. The Dealer Was Unable To Perform The Recall Remedy Due To The Severity Of The Corrosion On The Fuel Tank Straps. The Contact Called The Manufacturer Regarding The Recall Repair And Was Advised That The Manufacturer The Fuel Tank Mount Would Have To Be Repaired At The Contact’s Expense. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 150,000. The Consumer Stated The Frame Bracket Had Rotted And The Recall Could Not Be Performed. The Consumer Stated The Vehicle Has A Slight Hesitation, There Was A Noise When The Gear Was In Drive, The Brakes Felt Spongy, The Brake Line Had To Be Replaced, As Well As The Brakes, Calipers And Hoses. Updated 04/17/12 Updated 04/25/12*lj Updated 05/02/12 *jb

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1725VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COVENTRY, RI. 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: WEST SHORE COLLISION . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 401-738-0144 . DEALER’S CITY: WARWICK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: RI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 02889 .

Sept 29, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That After Parking The Vehicle, He Heard The Horn Sounding Off. The Vehicle Engulfed Into Flames Soon Thereafter. The Fire Department Was Notified And Extinguished The Flames. The Fire Chief Stated That The Frontal Area On The Driver

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