1997 Ford F-150 Seat Belts Front Retractor 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 Seat Belts Front Retractor problems and defects. Total reports: 7.

Failure Of The Driver’s Side Air Bag, Consumer Was Involved In A Head-on Collision And The Driver’s Side Air Bag Did Not Deploy And The seat Belts Did Not Hold, Causing Injuries To The Driver And Passenger. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST HAZLETON, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 16, 1996

Vehicle Was Involved In A Collision At 45mph. Upon Impact, The Airbags Did Not Deploy, And The seat Belt Restraints Did Not Retract, Resulting In Minor Injuries. The Manufacturer Has Been Notified. *ak

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

Sept 05, 1998

Consumer Was About To Stop And Was Rearended By A Truck. In Return, Consumer’s Vehicle Rearended A Third Truck. The seat Belts Did Not Hold Driver Or Passenger, And Neither Air Bag Deployed. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W1VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SHEFIELD LAKE, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19961019. 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.

Mar 25, 1999

Driver seat Belt Does Not Retract Properly, Factory Wiring Harness For Trailer Has No Running Lights. 4 Wheel Drive Failure Have Had In The Shop 6 Times. Center Console Does Not Lock In Down Position. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1866VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAINGSBURG, MI. Vehicle was purchased on 19981101. 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: 5 mph.

Nov 24, 1998

The seat Belt Retractors Do Not Reel In The seatbelt. This Allows The seatbelt To Be Caught In The Door When It Is Closed. This Will Damage The seatbelt, Making It Ineffective In An Accident. In Addition The seatbelt Has Been Caught In The Lock Mechanism Making It Impossible To Open The Driver Side Door From The Inside Of The Truck. This A Clear And Present Safety Hazard To The Occupants Of The Vehicle. The seat Belt Retractor Needs To Be Fixed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1868VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WESTFIELD, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 25, 2000

Driver’s seat Belt Had Twisted, Not Allowing seat Belt To Retract All The Way To The Housing. Had Contacted Dealer For The Problem. Please Provide More Information.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CURPUS CRISTIS, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 12, 2002

Hood Pops Unlocked While Driving.seat Belts On Front seats Do Not Retract Fully When Unbuckled, Hang On Floor Between seat And Door. Upon Opening Of Door, The Loose Belt Loop Falls Past The Door Seal Area And Upon Door Closure Becomes Lodged Between Door And Jamb. When Vehicle Re-entry Is Made By Driver Or Passenger, And Belt Is Put On, A False Tension Is Achieved By Door Jamb Seal. This Leaves Up To 10 To 14 Inches Of Loose Belt That Feels Like It Is Actually Tensioned As To Protect The Occupant. This Loose Belt Slack Continues As The Belt Extends And Retracts In Normal, Non Inertia Locked Mode. Only Upon Heavy Breaking, Or Forward Force By Occupant Does The Belt Slip Past The Lower Door Jamb Seal And Extends The Belts Reach. This Can Cause A Fatality For One Of The Following Four Reasons. First, On Frontal Impact, The Belt Allows The Driver Or Passenger To Be Thrust Forward And Either Come Into Undue Contact With The Dash Or Steering Wheel. Secondly, The Falsely Tensioned Belt Allows The Driver Or Passenger To Be Propelled Too Close To A Deploying Front Airbag, Causing Undue Frontal Contact With Airbag Which Can Result In Increased Injury Or Death. Thirdly, On Pickup Truck Models Equipped With Key Deactivated Front seats Occupied By Children, The Loosening Belt Can Reach The Youth Passenger seat Occupant Right Into Windshield. And Fourth, In Passenger Pickup Truck Models, With The Air Bag Turned Off By Key Switch, Untensioned Belt Does Not Restrain A Baby / Child Car seat, Likely Causing The seat To Be Rendered Ineffictive And Possibly More Hazardous If It Were Not Used At All.he Belt Assemblies Made For ford By Trw. This Condition Was Evident When Vehicle Was Less Than Year Old , Got Progresssively Worse , First Incident Fall 1997. I Was First Titled Owner, Bought Demo. Elbow Injury In 2003. I’m A Former Mi. Lic.master Mechanic .i Have Tested For This Problem In Similar ford Vehicles On Used Car Lots And Have Observed Same Effect In Many fordf-150‘s. *ak

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MACOMB, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971125. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was 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: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JEROME DUNCAN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: STERLING HEIGHTS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI.

Apr 08, 2003

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