1997 Ford F-150 Fuel System, Gasoline 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 Fuel System, Gasoline problems and defects. Total reports: 154.

Truck Is Getting Poor Gas Mileage. It Is Averaging 13 To 14 Mpg, Although The Sticker On The Window Gives An Estimate Of-21 Mpg. Dealer Checked It Out, And Said Nothing Was Wrong With Vehicle.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROSE HILL, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. 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.

While Driving In Neighborhood, Went To Grocery Store, Parked The Vehicle In Driveway, Opened The Cab Door And Smoke Poured Out. Started The Car And Smelled Gas, Turned Vehicle Off. Looked Underneath The Vehicle And Noticed Gas Leaking. Had The Vehicle Towed To Dealer. *ak

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

Jan 20, 2000

It Burns More Gas Than Normal,does Not Have The Pickup Or Power It Needs To Have. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTDFI72XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LONGVILLE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 18, 1998

fuel System Failed. *slc

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

Oct 18, 1999

Check Engine Light Is On Due To fuel Vapor Recovery Failure. Caused By Piece Of Plastic Breaking Out Of Filler Neck. They Want $300 To Replace.*ak

Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN BRUNO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010918. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PENINSULA FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6509521876 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN BRUNO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94066 .

Oct 01, 2004

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. While Driving 45 Mph, The Contact Heard A Knocking Noise Coming From The Engine. The Vehicle Was Brought To The Dealer And The Engine Was Replaced. As A Result, The Engine Began To Overheat And A Significant Lost Of Coolant Resulted Due To A Reservoir Failure. At 80,000 Miles, The Contact Began To Experience Oil Pressure Failure, Which The Dealer Stated Was Caused By A Bent Piston Rod On The Crank Case. The Manufacturer Would Not Assist The Contact Because The Vin Excluded The Vehicle From The Recall. ford Claimed To Have Only Issued A Partial Level B Recall. The Failure Originated 6 Weeks Ago, But Has Been Ongoing Since June Of 2006. The Technician Suggesting Waiting Until The Engine Fails To Have It Replaced Again. The Current Mileage Is 850 And Failure Mileage Was 108,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLOMBUS, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. 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: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RICART FORD . DEALER’S CITY: COLOMBUS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH.

June 01, 1997

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. While Pulling Into A Driveway At 5 Mph, The Contact Smelled Gasoline Coming From Outside Of The Vehicle. He Examined The Vehicle And Noticed That The Gas Tank Had Completely Fallen Off. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Nearest Service Station. The Contact Did Not Notice Any Abnormalities In The Vehicle Prior To The Failure. The Vehicle Has Not Been Diagnosed By The Dealer. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 152,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 152000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RAPID RIVER, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LEXUS DEALERSHIP .

Apr 03, 2008

fuel Tank Strap Replacement Lead To Discovery Of Broken fuel Tank At Feed Tube. Rare Occurrence According To Auto Shop And Dealer Said Nothing Can Be Done Since Vehicle No Longer Under Warranty. Vehicle Is 97′ ford f-150. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STATE COLLEGE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 15, 2008

I Saw The Notice On The f-150‘s. I Just Called ford Last Week Re: This Same Thing. They Told Me Due To Age And Miles On Vehicle They Could Do Nothing. It Became Loose And Hanging While Pouring Gas All Over The Expressway On Sept 3rd. I Was Very Dissatisfied With Their Response, As I Don’t Feel This Should Be An Issue Anyone Needs To Worry About. My Case Number With Them Is [xxx]. Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1724VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREENFIELD, WI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 03, 2010

The fuel Tank Straps Broke On My 1997 ford f-150. I Heard The Noise And Quickly Pulled Into A Service Station. They Fixed My Problem. I Am Lucky It Didnt Fall Off In The Road And Ignite. *tr

Mileage was 132203 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0860VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BLACKSBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

July 29, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Was Refueling The Vehicle As She Noticed Gasoline Leaking From The Top Of The fuel Tank. The Vehicle Was Not Taken For Diagnosis Of The Failure Nor Was It Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 145,000.

Mileage was 145000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LEBANON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 20, 2010

On Sept 13, 2010 At 6:00 Pm I And My Wife Were In My 1997 f-150 Just Leaving Town When The Gas Tank Dropped To The Pavement. At First I Did Not Know What It Was. I Thought The Muffler Was Dragging Or Something Which Surprised Me Because It Is In Excellent Shape. I Pulled The Truck Off To The Side And When I Looked Under The Vehicle I Could See The Front Part Of The Tank On The Ground And A Hole Had Been Worn In It And About 12 Gallons Of Gas Leaked Out. We Were Thankful A Spark Did Not Ignite It All. I Called A Tow Truck And It Was Towed Back To Town. The Tank Could Not Be Repaired (which Was In Good Shape) And $591 Later It Is Back On The Road. *tr Updated 08/01/11 *bf The Consumer Stated The Strap Broke In The Middle And The Rest Of The Strap Was In Fair Condition. Updated 08/02/11

Mileage was 92200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18WXVC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORTH COHOCTON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Sept 13, 2010

fuel Tank Strap Rotted Out Tank Hanging Down,,fixed One Strap Now Gas Tank Is Leaking (tank Rotted Also Smell Of Gas In Truck Cab!!! fuel Leakage From Tank If Over Half Full,told D.m.v ,told Me Not To Drive It ,till Repair Made. *tr

Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PLAINFIELD, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 30, 2010

Gas Tank Assembly -rusted Straps. *tr

Mileage was 199910 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MONROE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 10, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford F150. The Contact Was Driving 30 Mph When The fuel Tank Straps Fractured From The Vehicle Due To Rust. The Failure Caused The fuel Tank To Separate From Under The Vehicle Exhibiting An Abnormally Loud Noise. The Contact Moved The Vehicle From The Roadway And Noticed The fuel Straps Hanging From Under The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Towed To A Local Mechanic Shop Where The fuel Straps Were Welded, Which Lasted Approximately One Year Before The Failure Recurred. The Dealer Was Contacted Stating That There Were No Recalls On The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Contacted. The Failure Mileage Was 130,000 And The Current Mileage Was 187,000. Updated03/02/11 *bf Updated 03/07/11

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18WXVC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CAPE CORAL, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Mar 16, 2008

ford F150 fuel Tank Strap Rusted And Fell Off. Only One Strap Remained Holding The fuel Tank On The Truck. Also Caused A fuel Leak Due To Movement Of The Tank. *tr

Mileage was 97000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1869VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KNOXVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD.

Sept 01, 2010

F150 Pick Up Truck Gas Tank Straps Are In Bad Need Of Repair. ford Dealer In My Area Told Me They Need Replaced, Are Rusted Very Bad. Don’t Feel These Straps Should Be In That Bad Of Order. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1729VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAMPUM, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS.

July 21, 2010

Awoke To The Entire House Filled With Gas Fumes. Found That My Gas Tank Straps On My 1997 ford F150 Had Rusted And Caused Gas Tank To Rust Through And Gas Leaked All Over Floor In Garage. My Vehicle Has A Skid Plate(off-road 4×4), Otherwise The fuel Tank Would Have Fallen To The Ground. *tr

Mileage was 165511 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L9VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ANNA, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 22, 2010

My 17 Year Old A Honor Student Was Going To Volleyball Practice When The Front Strap Of The fuel Tank Let Go Resulting The Front Of The fuel Tank To Drop Down, Grinding On The Cement Surface Of The Road Wearing A Hole In The Front Bottom Corner Of The fuel Tank Releasing The Full 24 Gallons Of Gas That Was Filled Into The fuel Tank The Night Before. The Local Law Enforcement/fire Dept/ford Dealer Were Called To Handle The Situation. Luckily For My Daughter -no Fire. The Law Enforcement Took A Picture Of The fuel Tank While It Was Still Partially Intact With Gas Flowing From The fuel Tank, The Fire Dept. Was Able To Contain Some Of The 24 Gallons Of Gas And Then Clean Up. The Local ford Dealership Towed The 1997 f-150 To The Dealership Where The New fuel Tank, Straps And Sensor Were Replaced. My Insurance Would Not Cover Any Loss On This Issue. My Total Out Of Pocket Expense For This -new Tank, Straps, Labor, Sensor, And Towing Charge-$523.27- Gas Replacement Of 24 Gallons-$68.40- Total = $591.67- The ford Dealer Kept The Old Parts. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 171485 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX08W6VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KENYON, MN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 04, 2010

fuel Tank Strap Broke On 1997 F150 30-gallon Tank Due To Severe Corrosion. Tank Dropped, Causing The Filler Hose To Disconnect From The Fitting At The Tank. Discovered The Problem When fuel Started Pouring Onto The Pavement At The Gas Station. Last Fill-up Was A Week Prior With Over 200 Miles Of Driving Since, So Strap Could Have Been Broken For Up To A Week. Will Replace The Tank And Straps, Will Retain The Straps For 1 Month Before Discarding. *tr

Mileage was 147000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W1VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OSHKOSH, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 14, 2010

I Have A ford F 150 Pick Up 1997. The Straps That Support The fuel Tank Broke And The Tank Fell Onto The Roadway. The Truck Had To Be Towed Off The Road, I Was Very Lucky The Truck Didn’t Catch On Fire. *tr

Mileage was 97564 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1728VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLETOWN, 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Oct 09, 2009

Gas Tank Fell Off 1997 ford F150 While My Daughter Was Driving It. Gas Tank Straps Had Rusted Through, Lucky The Tank Did Not Ignite. *tr

Mileage was 139000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROCHESTER, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 10, 2010

On October 4 2010 My Daughter Was Driving The 1997 ford f-150 To School For Volleyball Practice When The Front Strap Holding The fuel Tank Broke Free Thus Causing The Front Of The fuel Tank To Drop Down Onto The Cement Roadway Thus Wearing A Hole In The Front Corner Of The fuel Tank And Releasing Gas Onto The Cement Roadway. She Called Me Right Away To Tell Me Of The Incident And Said There Was A Little Smoke But No Fire And That Gas Was Releasing. I Then Told Her To Hang Up And Call 911. Police And Fire Department Responded And Handled The Situation. The Local ford Dealership Towed The Pickup To The Service Department And Also Did The Repair Work Over The Next Few Days.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 171485 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX08W6VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KENYON, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 04, 2010

On 11/20/2010 When I Went To Gas Up – The Gas Ran On The Ground – The Rear fuel Tank Strap Had Broken And The Tank Dropped Down – Pulling The Filler Neck Loose. Updated 08/01/11 *bf Approximately Ten Gallons Failed Onto The Road Way. The Rear Strap Failed In The Middle Failed. Updated 08/02/11 *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 132867 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17WXVL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 20, 2010

1997 F150 ford Lariat Super Cab 4×4 With 83,262 Miles, The Vehicle Has Excessive Rust On Panels, Frame, Frame Supports And Undercarriage Components; Some Of The Frame/ Frame Supports Have Significant Holes And Has No Structural Integrity. The Safety Design Intent Of The Vehicle Has Been Compromised Due To The Severe Rust; In A Crash Condition The Vehicle Occupants

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