1997 Ford F-150 Equipment Mechanical Carrier, Rack 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 Equipment Mechanical Carrier, Rack problems and defects. Total reports: 14.

The Edges Of The 4 U Channels On The Spare Tire Carrier Cuts Into The Sidewall Of Tire. A Dealer Was Notified About The Problem. The Problem Has Not Been Corrected. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0864VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CINCINNATTI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 28, 1998

The Spare Tire Carrier Under The Truck Rubs Groves On The Side Of The Spare Tire. Owner Guess Is That The Groves Ar E 1/8 Inch Deep. The Prolbem Was Reported To The Manufacturer. The Tire Has Been Replaced By Dealership. The Spare Tire Carrier Is Being Checked For The Problem. *ak

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

While Driving Truck About 20-25 Mph, Cable That Holds Up The Spare Tire Broke, Causing The Tire To Come Off. The Incident Did Not Cause A Crash. Dealer Will Be Notified About The Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEZ17L5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KINGSTON, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 19, 1999

The Spare Tire Mount In The 1997-1999 Model f-150s Suffers Damage From The Crossframe Mount. The Frame Cuts Grooves Into The Tire Sidewalls Over A Period Of Time And Can Cause The Tire To Fail If Used. This Can Also Result In A Person Being Stranded If The Tire Fails Completely, Or Can Cause An Accident If The Damage Was Not Noticed And The Tire Failed While In Use. This Affects All 1997 To 1999 Model f-150s, And The Damage Worsens With Time, Usually Becoming Noticeable After 10-15k Miles. ford Motor Has Received Several Complaints About The Situation But Has Not Fixed The Problem. *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 255/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Spare Tire Wheel Mount Cable Failed Resulting In Spare Tire Falling Off Of Vehicle. Mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PARKTON, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961019. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 12, 1999

While Backing Out Of The Driveway, The Cable Holding The Spare Tire Snapped Allowing Tire To Fall From The Carrier Under The Truck. The Dealer Was Phoned About The Problem. Problem Will Be Corrected At Owner’s Expense. Please Provide Any Further Information. *ak *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1764VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CROWLEY, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 04, 1999

Under Moderate Acceleration On I-29 On-ramp From Gateway Drive, Swedge Holding Tire Cradle Piece To Cable Let Go Releasing Tire Cradle Piece And Spare Tire From Vehicle. Spare Tire Bounced To The Left Side Of The On-ramp Into The Grass. Tire Cradle Piece Fell To The Right Side Of The Traffic Lane. Although There Was No Damage To Other Vehicles Following At The Time And No Personal Injuries, The Potential Existed For A Catastrophic Accident. If This Had Happened On The Interstate Highway At Higher Speeds, Serious Injury Or Death May Have Resulted From Impact With The Tire. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18LXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAND FORKS AFB, ND. Vehicle was purchased on 19990601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 17, 2000

Spare Tire Carrier Failed Causing The Tire To Fall Off. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KELSO, WA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

While Driving About 30 Mph Spare Tire Fell Off. It Appears As Though Cable That Holds The Spare Tire Has Rusted. Dealership Was Contacted About This Problem. Problem Has Not Been Corrected. Please Provide Any Further Information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF186XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BEMIDJI, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 09, 2000

While Driving On A Local Road Spare Tire Cable Broke, And Spare Tire Fell Out. Consumer Was Concerned That This Could Had Happen On Highway And Cause An Accident.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FEDF1829VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TUCKERTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 29, 2001

Spare Tire Holder Failed And Spare Tire Fell Off Of The Truck Onto The Highway And Into Traffic.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in THE WOODLANDS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 01, 2001

Spare Tire Fell Off From Under Pickup Bed, Damaging Trailer Being Towed. Fortunately, No Accident Was Caused Behind The Vehicle When The Tire Fell Off. I Called ford And They Indicated It Was ‘not A Safety Issue’. Can This Be True, Given That A 60lb Tire And Rim Are Allowed To Just Fall Off A Vehicle At Highway Speeds? Thank You. Gt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1869VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRITT, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Aug 01, 2001

Consumer States While Driving State Speed Limit Without Warning The Spare Tire Fell Off The Wire Assembly On To Oncoming Traffic Notified Manufacturer And Was Informed That Vehicle Is Out Of Warranty.*jb Consumer Stated That The Cable Holding The Tire Assembly Sheared Off Causing The Spare Tire To Fail. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF07WIVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MAGNOLIA, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

While Pulling Into Garage And Without Warning, Consumer Heard A Noise. Ran Over Spare Tire. Tire Was Held Up By A Wire Which Broke Off And Released The Tire.*ak Consumer Adds The Wire Served As The Spare Tire Rack Assembly And Was Defective. *tt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1760VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ST PETERSBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010612. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Mar 12, 2002

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