1997 Ford F-150 Power Train Axle Assembly 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 Power Train Axle Assembly problems and defects. Total reports: 12.

While Turning Front Axle Sheared Off With Entire Axle Moving Into Wheel Hubs, Driver Unable To Keep Truck From Having An Impact.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SECANE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 24, 1996

While Driving The Rear Axel Broke Off, Causing The Vehicle To Lose Control/swerve And Hit The Median. The Dealer Has Been Notified. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08W0VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAREDO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 13, 1997

Ea97027; The Rear Right Wheel Fell Off Due To The Axle Breaking And Causing The Wheel Bolts To Shear Off, Resulting In An Accident. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DYER, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960507. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Jan 01, 1997

The Rear Axle Broke, Causing A Vehicle Accident. Cause Unknown. Dealer Cannot Determine Problem. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CARROLLTON, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 10, 1998

While Driving At 65 Mph The Right Rear Axle Fell Out Which Could Have Caused An Accident. Either Clip That Holds Axle Is Faulty Or Improperly Installed. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BINGHAMTON, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tire Broke Off From The Frame Axle Causing The Vehicle To Spin Resulting In Collision. Yh

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W1VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. 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.

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX076XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANDEVILLE, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was not 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: 15 mph.

Nov 17, 1999

In May 99 Heard Rattle From Left Rear. Found Spring Clamp Missing Bushing, No Big Deal. But Did Notice Bottom Leaf Was Kicked Out On Aft End (and Kicked In Of Fwd End) Appx 1/4 To 3/8″. While Dealer Replace Lugs: Nuts On Recall Said Leaf Spring No Big Deal. I Wrapped Loose Clamp In Tape To Stop Rattle. Now In 11/99 While Washing Car I Noticed Lower Leaf Is Kicked Out Considerably Farther, Now Measuring A Full 1″. I Have Contacted ford Cac, And The Dealer Will Probably Install A Kit Per Sb99-6477. However, I View This As A Very Big Problem/safety Issue Because The ford Tsb Kit Only Replaces The Existing Clamp For The Two Uppoer Leafs. The Lower Leaf Is “adjusted” Back Into Place. Internet Research Shows Numerous People With Same Compaint. This Is Not A Satisfactory Solution. In My Current Situation The Lower Leaf, At A 1″ Aft Kickout, Is Contacting The Fwd Inside And Aft Outside U-bolt. There Can Be No Other Outcome To This Than For The Spring To Exert Enough Force Over Time To Weaken Both U-bolts To The Point Of Failure. In My Case I’ll Be Watching Like A Hawk. However Were It Not For The Initial Rattle I Doubt That I Would Have Ever Seen The Problem Until At Some Point In The Future When My Axle Fell Off. I’ve Been Happy With The Truck And ford In General Until Now, But I Feel Like They Need To Wake Up And Address This. Looking At Chevrolet Trucks They Have What Seems To Be A Better Design Philosophy; The Chevrolet Truck Has “square” U-bolts, Threads Down , Which Straddle The Leaf Spring Assemblies With Close Tolerance To Keep The Stack Together On Top Of Axle. ford‘s Design Has The U-bolts On Either Side Of The Spring Stack, Threads Up, And Relies On The Compression Force To Keep The Stack Together Instead Of The U-bolt Itself. I Would Encourage You To Look At This Issue; Over Time As These Trucks Acquire More Mileage There May Be Some U-bolt Failures. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROKEN ARROW, OK. 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: 0 mph.

May 12, 1999

No Rear Axle Brakes In Emergency Stop Attempt, Resulting In Crash. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1724VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NAPA, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. 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: 60 mph.

Nov 11, 1999

No Summary

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CENTERVILLE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970201. 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.

Oct 12, 2000

While Driving Front Frame Axle Cracked. Axle Had Been Replaced Twice. Had Contacted Dealership. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L0BN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JEMISON, AL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford F150. While Driving 55 Mph, The Contact Heard A Loud Pop And The Vehicle Pulled To The Right. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer And They Stated That The Axle Tube Was Fractured. The Repair Shop Replaced The Cv Axle And The Axle Tube. The Current Mileage Was 136,000 And Failure Mileage Was 135,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF182XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VEVAY, IN. Vehicle was purchased on 20070324. 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: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Apr 04, 2007

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