1997 Ford F-150 Interior Lighting 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 Interior Lighting problems and defects. Total reports: 25.

Check Engine Light Is Always On.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDFO721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CALEXICO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970315. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

interior Lights Went Out While Driving And Caused Visibility Difficulties. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAUKESHA, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 10, 1999

interior Light And Door Ajar Light Will Not Go Off Even With Door Closed. Owner Has To Take Bulb Out Of Dome Light. Dealer Has Not Seen Vehicle. *ak

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

1st, Transmission, When At The Speeds Of 40 And 45, Hesitates And Wants To Upshift And Downshift, The Behaivor Is Not Normal At All, And I Am Making An Appt. To Get It Fixed. 2nd, The High Beam/ Low Beam Switch Must Be Faulty, At Times The Lights Will Totally Shut Off. 3rd When Refeuling, Usually On A Quarter Tank And Less When Taking Off The Gas Cap There Is Alot Of Pressure Built Up In The Tank. 4th The interior Lights Will Sometimes Come On When Either Door Is Opened, I Have To Shut The Door And Reopen It. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1865VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA. Vehicle was purchased on 19981201. 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: 0 mph.

Oct 01, 1999

When The Doors Are Shut And Vehicle Is Not Running interior Dome Light Will Not Shut Off. Dealer Has Been Contacted.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHARLESTON, TN. 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. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

interior Courtesy Light Intermittently Comes On While Driving.also, Power Lock Failed To Lock After Shifting Into Gear. Dealer/ Manufacturer Were Not Contacted At This Time. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORTH OGDEN, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 01, 1999

Dome Lights And The Cargo Lights Remained On At All Times. Door Ajar Light Also Remained On. Truck Was Taken To The Dealership.relay Switch Overheated, And Was Replaced. Please Provide Any Further Information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DAVIDS, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 02, 2000

Dome Lights And The Cargo Lights Remained On At All Times. Door Ajar Light Also Remained On. Truck Was Taken To The Dealership.relay Switch Overheated, And Was Replaced. Please Provide Any Further Information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DAVIDS, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 02, 2000

When Opening Doors interior Lights Will Come On, But They Will Not Turn Off When Closing Doors. Also, They Will Come On By Themselves While Driving Down The Road. Dealer Has Replaced Door Switches With Same Design About 3 Times, Each Switch Only Lasts About 6-8 Months. *ak *ml

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LUBBOCK, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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.

While Driving Windshield Wipers Will Come On Unexpectedly Like Twice A Month Without Warning. Also, A Short Inside Of Steering Column. *ak Washer Lever Also On Steering Column, To Get Washer To Operate Must Push Handle In At Angle. The Dome Lamp Is Defective And Stays On When The Engine Is Started. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN, KY. 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 SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 15, 2000

Ongoing Problem With Cargo Lights And Courtesy Lights Remaining On Intermittently Or Staying On For 45 Minutes Or More, Also, Ignition Switch Alarm Remains On Even After Vehicle Started. Dealer / Manufacturer Notified, And Infomred Consumer That Vehicle Was Out Of Its Warranty, And Repairs Would Only Be At Consumer’s Cost. *ak The Cargo And interior Light Stayed On Draining The Battery. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EDMONT, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 15, 1999

Ongoing Problem With Cargo Lights And Courtesy Lights Remaining On Intermittently Or Staying On For 45 Minutes Or More, Also, Ignition Switch Alarm Remains On Even After Vehicle Started. Dealer / Manufacturer Notified, And Infomred Consumer That Vehicle Was Out Of Its Warranty, And Repairs Would Only Be At Consumer’s Cost. *ak The Cargo And interior Light Stayed On Draining The Battery. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EDMONT, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Sept 15, 1999

Cargo Light In Vehicle Never Goes Off. *ak Consumer States When Backing Up, They Can Not See Due To The Light Being On, Consumer Was Told The Problem Is A Switch On The Door. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF18LXVL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLANTON, AL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 01, 2000

Fues To Power Windows Continues To Blowout. This Has Happened On Several Occasions. Also, Dome Light Is Affected. Dealer Has Been Contacted.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ZANESVILLE, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dashlights Go Out While Driving At Night Ever Since This Vehicle Was New. Headlidhts Have Gone Out Twice While On The Highway. The Dealer Said He Would Not Be Able To Find The Problem Until I Could Bring It In With The Lights Out. Well They Don’t Work At All Now! I Use A Flashligh To Check My Speed And Gauges At Night. The Dealer Say There Are No Reports Of Electical Problems. I Know Of Two Other Owners With The Same Problems. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 23, 2000

There Are Two Lights That Control Dome And Rear Lights. There Is An Electrical Short Inside Of Vehicle. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROLL, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 01, 2001

Door Ajar Light And Rear Cargo Light Would Momentarily Stay On After Closing The Vehicle Doors From 1/2 Hours Up 2 Hours Before Turning Itself Off. Dealer Notified. Please Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details On This Matter. *ak

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

Feb 21, 2000

Driver’s And Passenger’s Door Will Not Align Correctly When Closing It. This Results In Door Remaining Open, Which Keeps Dome Light On, Draining Battery. *ak The Door Switches For Both Doors Were Replaced. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19980110. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Mar 01, 2000

Passenger’s Area Dome Light Will Come On Intermittently, Causing A Distraction While Driving At Night. Dealership Has Not Examined Or Repaired Vehicle. *ak Consumer States He Has Replaced The Part That Holds The Plugs Twice And It Costs 450 Dollars Each Time, Consumer States He Thinks He May Have To Replace Them Again, The interior Light Also Comes On At Times. Windshield Wipers Come On By Themselves. *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FTDX1728VNC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SOUTH BOSTON, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 01, 2001

interior Panel Instruction Lights Come Off Every Other Day, Without Warning. Unable To Read Panel.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 04, 1998

The Dome Light Constantly Stayed On.*jb

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

Feb 24, 2003

After Closing Door, interior Light, Cargo Light Along With Door Ajar Light Sometimes Will Not Shut Off After Getting Inside Vehicle. This Makes It Very Dangerous To Drive At Night. I Have Heard Of This Happening With A Lot Of ford Pickups.

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MADISON, SD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961019. 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: PROSTROLLO AUTO MALL . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 605-256-9111 . DEALER’S CITY: MADISON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SD. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 57042 .

Feb 01, 2000

interior Courtesy Light And Door Ajar Light Will Stay On After Closing The Vehicle Doors. Stays On From 1 To 30 Minutes Before Turning Itself Off, While “door Open” Alarm Sounds. Dealer Not Notified. Original Date Of Problem August 2000 (random Occurrences). Currently Every Time Door Is Opened And Closed. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 92000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in O’ FALLON, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970807. Vehicle was not 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.

Aug 01, 2000

Doors Have Stress Cracks On Upper Frame,i’ve Paid To Have Repaired Once,when I Approached Dealer They Said O Recall On That Problem, Would Not Help,now Door Switches Keep interior Lights On Till It Goes Off On Power Saver,door Ajar Light Stays On When Moisture Condition/rain,snow Sleet And So On. *tr

9 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX08W2VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GANSEVOORT, NY. 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.

Feb 20, 2003

Pull Gear Shifter Down To D1 And Smoke And Fire Came Out Of The Steering Column: All Of The Instrument Lights Went Out And The Truck Was Unable To Use The Overdrive Function. Replaced Several Fuses And Tried Again With The Same Results. I Dismantled The Steering Column And Noticed That The Wiring Harness Is Two Short And Routed Around The Steering Column Causing It To Break Everytime The Truck Is Put Into D1. ford Motor Company Nor Any Auto Store Have Any Parts To Repair The Problem. The Truck Is Still Available For Inspection. I Took My Truck To A ford Dealer And They Did Not Have A Fix For The Problem. They Recommend That I Not Use D2/d1/overdrive. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORT REPUBLIC, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Aug 10, 2009

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