1997 Ford F-150 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights 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 Exterior Lighting Brake Lights problems and defects. Total reports: 8.

Police Pulled Vehicle Over Because It Had No Back Tail Lights Visible At Night. Also, Had No Brake Lights. Took To Dealer & Was Informed Will Have It Checked Out. Might Be An Electrical Problem. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 15, 1998

Vehicle Been Experiencing Problem With Brake Lights And Turn Signals Failing To Operate Intermittently. Problem Has Occurred Four Times With A Month And Almost Caused A Vehicle Collision . Dealer Was Not Contacted At This Time. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W0VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CEIBA, PR. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 04, 1999

While Driving Down The Road Noticed That Brake Lights Were Out. Also, When The Brakes Were Applied, Cruise Control Didn’t Disengage. Contacted Dealer. Dealer Informed Consumer That Vehicle Was Not Under Warranty. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SILVIS, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 13, 2000

Vehicle Would Not Come Out Of Park. There Was No Warning. Took Vehicle To Dealer, Dealer Stated That Brake Light Located Above Window, Has A Broken Wire Inside That Caused Gear To Be Stuck In Park. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROHNERT PARK, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 01, 2001

Horn Stopped Working, Keeps Blowing Fuses. Trailer Tow Lights Stopped Working. Dealer Reports The Speed Control Deactivation Switch Bad And Replaced. Also Found A Short Circuit At The Steering Column

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0861VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Mar 10, 2004

Dt: Contact Stated The Cruise Control On His 1997 ford F150 Went Out. Then The Brake Lights Failed. When The Consumer Took It To The Dealer To Get The Brake Lights Fixed There Was Smoke Coming From Under The Hood. It Was Smoking Where The Cruise Control Switch Was. This Happened On 9-17-04. He Disconnected The Switch. He Bought A New Switch And Installed It, And Never Had Any More Trouble. He Wanted To File A Complaint So Nhtsa Would Be Aware That The 1997 ford -f150 Had A Bad Cruise Control Switch . He Was Not Aware Of Any Problems Until He Had Heard It On The News That The 2000 Year Models Had A Defective Cruise Control Switch. *ak *jb Updated 03/29/06

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1866VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW SALEM, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990128. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MATAWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BROWNSVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 15417 .

Sept 17, 2004

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Brake Lights Would Not Illuminate When She Depressed The Brake Pedal. As Of November 19, 2007, The Dealer Had Not Inspected The Vehicle. The Failure Mileage Was 262,200 And Current Mileage Was 262,264. Updated 12/12/07

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 262200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BENTON HABOR, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 20070101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: NORTHSIDE AUTOSALES .

Oct 01, 2007

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford F150. The Contact Stated That The Brake Lights Are Inoperative. As A Consequence, He Was Unable To Notify Other Drivers When He Attempted To Stop. An Authorized Technician Replaced The Wiring Assembly In The Brake Lamp Control At An Expense Of $115.11. The Manufacturer Was Notified , But No Assistance Was Provided. The Failure And Current Mileages Were 163,000. Updated 10/27/09 *cn The Consumer Stated The Lights Only Come On With Extreme Pressure On The Brake Pedal. Updated 10/28/09.*jb

Mileage was 163000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF176XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARION, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20070727. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: M&H AUTO SALES . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 765-662-3350 . DEALER’S CITY: MARION . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 46953 .

Sept 05, 2009

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