1997 Ford F-150 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Rotor 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 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Rotor problems and defects. Total reports: 21.

When The Brakes Are Applied The Vehicle Shakes. Owner Has Had The Vehicle Into The Dealer For Repairs Four Times.the Dealer Replaced The Rotors And The Entire Breking System, And The Vehicle Continues To Shake When Brakes Are Applied. Owner States That He Has Contacted The State Attorney General’s Office About The Lemon Law. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COMMERCE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 25, 1997

Vehicle Was Manufactured Without Rotor Shields. In Rainy Conditions Water Will Splash Onto Brakes, Causing The Vehicle To Pull To The Right. Only One Brake Will Grab. Dealer Has Put On Missing Shields. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FDEE1F67VH. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLUMBUS, MI. Original Owner. 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.

When Applying The Brakes Under Normal Braking Situation On Wet Road Surface, The Front Wheels Lock Up And The Truck Will Slide About 6-8 Feet Before Stopping. Brake Rotors Were Out Of Round. The Rotors Were Cut Down. One Year And Six Months Later, Owner Experienedthe Same Problem With Brake System. Not Taken To Dealership For This Problem. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W7VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DUSON, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 03, 1997

Rotors Warped.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BELVIDERE, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 30, 1997

Brake Rotors And Pads Replaced Several Times.

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in XENIA, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971106. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 01, 1998

Making Sharp Left Turn Heard Loud Metal Noise. Noticed Front End Dropped. Mechanic Did Not Find Problem At First. Noticed Upper Control Arm Had Bent. Had Front End Aligned, Wheel Bearings Had Overheated/rotors Warped. Needed Truck Checked. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPDX1865VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELIZABETH, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 03, 1997

Front Brake Rotors Warped, Causing Vibration When Applying Brakes. Also Drums Replaced.

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RUSKIN, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19960526. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Vehicle Has Been Experiencing Problem With Brake System; Vehicle Been In/out Of Dealer Shop On Three Occasions In Which Rotors Have Been Turned On During Repairs, Consumer Believed Warped Rotors Caused Vehicle To Vibrate Whenever The Brakes Were Being Used. Asking Nhtsa For Help In This Matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PLESENTPLAINS, AS. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 1999

Brake Rotors Become Warped Every 4,000 To 5,000 Miles. Also, Brake Pedal Gets Hard, Causing Extended Stopping Distance. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROKEN ARROW, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

The Vehicle Is Three Years Old, And Has Aproblem Is With Anti-lock Brake System. When Consumer Drives Vehicle Shakes. Dealership Stated That The Anti-lock Brake System Grabs, And The Rotors Are Warped. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PEORIA, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 02, 2000

When Applying Alot Of Pressure To The Brakes They Work Right For A Couple Of Seconds Then They Release Like They Are Not Working, Then They Will Slam. Dealer Replaced Brakes, And Turned Rotors. After 2 Weeks, Problem Reoccurred. *ak *ml

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLEAR WATER, FL. 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: 30 mph.

Mar 14, 1998

1) Air Conditioner Hose Spontaneously Developed Leak At Start-up Causing Complete Loss Of Freon And Requiring 800+ Dollar Repair/replacement Of Components. No Wear Areas On Part, No Rub Spots Present And Per service Technician, No Reason For Part To Have Failed. 2) Disc Brake Rotor Failed At 57,000 Miles Without Apparent Reason, Causing Need For Replacement And Repair Of Disk Brake Assembly. service Technician Again Noted No Reason For Failure, No Caliper Failure, A Recent Pad Replacement And Highway Driving Pattern. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF18W3VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLARENDON, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. 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: 25 mph.

July 21, 2000

Found R/f Rotor W/ Crack In It Extending From Center Of Hub To Outer Rim. Crack Wide Enough To Stick A Penny In.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTJW36F2VE. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 12, 2000

Found L/f Brake Rotor W/ Large Crack In It Extending From The Center Of The Hub To The Rim. R/f Was Previously Found Cracked 10,000 Miles Ago. What Would Happen If The Rotor Fell Apart While Traveling Down The Interstate?

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTJW36F2VE. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: DIESEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 11, 2000

Defective Front Rotors, Causing Vehicle To Vibrate When Brakes Are Applied. Dealer Notified, And Informed Consumer That Rotors Needed To Be Turned. Consumer Refused, Would Like Replacement Instead. Please Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST MISSLEN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 28, 1996

When Braking Vehicle Will Bounce. Dealer Has Attempted To Fix Defect 3 Times By Replacing Drums/ Rotors. But Defect Kept Reoccurring. Dealer Stated That It Was Common That Rear Drums Gets Hot And Become Out Of Round. Please Provide Further Information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1726BC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MAPLEVILLE, RI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

When Driving At 30 Mph, Right Side Brake Rotor Which Is Attached On Hub Has Separated, Causing Vehicle To Sway To One Side, And Almost Resulting In A Near Accident. Consumer Has Contacted Dealer. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17WXVL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KNOX, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Brakes Started To Squeak And Vehicle Was Taken To Dealer. Was Told That Rotors For Front Brakes Failed Due To Rust. 2. Front Seatbelts Did Not Latch Into Buckle Intermittently, Causing Loss Of Protection. *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROCK ISLAND, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. 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 01, 2001

Consumer Stated The Brake Pedal Experienced Pulsation While Driving. The service Center Stated The Brake Rotors Were Warped. The Dealer Failed To Inform The Buyer Of The Problem Prior To Purchase. Scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1F1DF1722VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20001021. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: LEIF JOHNSON FORD . DEALER’S CITY: AUSTIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78751 .

Vibration When Brakes Applied.*ak

Mileage was 45 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN BRUNO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010815. 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: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PENINSULA FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6509521876 . DEALER’S CITY: SAAN BRUNO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94066 .

Oct 14, 2003

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford F150. While Driving 25 Mph, The Contact Applied The Emergency Right Hand Brake And The Rotor Sheared Off The Hub. The Failure Occurred A Second Time While Driving 25 Mph. During This Failure, The Left Hand Brake Was Applied And The Rotor Failed. A Mechanic Has Repaired The Failure And ford Stated That They Never Heard Of This Before. The Purchase Date Was Unknown. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 92,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1867VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RACINE, WI. Original Owner. 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: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HILLERFORD FORD .

June 06, 2007

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