1997 Ford F-150 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Hoses, Lines, Piping, And Fittings 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 Hoses, Lines, Piping, And Fittings problems and defects. Total reports: 13.

Brake Line Freezing Due To Exhaust Pipe Being In Front Of Wheels (alongside Brakeline). I Bought A 97 f-150 7 Months Ago. I Recently Noticed That It’s Increasingly Difficult To Get Out Of My Driveway Some Days, The Truck Smells Terrible (like Something Burnt) & My Gas Mileage Is Awful. I Have Been Releasing The Brake, The Light Is Off, The Pedal Is Up, But The Brake Apparently Is Still On. The Tires & Rims Are Icing Up, The Brake Shoes On That Side Are Crumbling. This Causes Poor Braking Conditions. I Called The Dealership, I Had Been Told To Watch For This Problem, & Had Wanted It Fixed. ( I Would Rather Not Find Out How Bad This Is By Something Or Someone. ) In Fact, That Is The Reason That I Was Given When I Was Told That ford Would Fix It, Until They Saw The Milage On The Vehicle, Then They Told Me, Nope We Wont Fix It, Youll Have To Pay Us $700 (cdn) As A “good Will Gesture” From ford. (this Seems A Little Steep!) & Also They Thought I Should Bring The Truck In So They Can Make Sure That Theres No Damage To The Wheels Or Brakes. If The Brakes Can Freeze On,… What Stops Them From Freezing When They Are Not On?? I’m Told There Is A Great Deal Of Hydraulic Pressure That Stops This From Being An Issue, But The System Is Only As Good As It Is Weakest Part, & When Using “brute Force” To Break Them Free, I Would Think Something Somewhere Has Got To Give. If There Were Safety Concerns That Were The Reason That ford Was Making The Modifications Whilst The Vehicle Was Still Under Its Original Warranty, I Should Think These Safety Concerns Do Not Go Away Once The Truck Is Not On Warranty. I Would Think That This Would Be A Recall Situation, Not Just A Bulletin. They Have Admitted That It Is A Problem, & Were Even Fixing It If It Was Under The Original Warranty, But I Believe That This Problem Goes Much Further, & ford Should Be Liable For The Repairs, Since It Is A Flaw In The Design Of The Vehicle. I Have Contacted ford Canada, & Got No Result. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1727VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BON ACCORD ALBERTA CANADA, AK. Vehicle was purchased on 19990601. 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: 20 mph.

Nov 12, 1999

Left Rear Brake Line Flare Cracked, Allowing Brake Fluid To Leak Out, Resulting Brake Failing. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1821VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIDDLETON, ID. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Driver Side Rear Brake Line Experienced Leakage Which Caused Momentary Brake Loss. Dealer Notified, And Made Repairs Under Warranty. Please Feel Free To Provide Any Further Details On This Matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEBSTER, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 05, 2000

While Driving At 40 Mph Consumer Had To Apply Brakes To Slow Down, And When Doing So, Brake Line Separated From Vehicle. Consumer Could Not Stopvehicle. Had To Stop Vehicle With Parking Brake On. Contacted Dealer, And Dealer Was Not Willing To Do Anything.*aki

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KNOXESVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 27, 2002

Consumer State While Driving The Rear Flex Brake Line Chaffed Through Causing It To Rub Againt The Emergency Brake Cable. *tt Consumer States That The Cause Was ford Had Clipped And Tucked The Brake Line Up. Consumer Is Seeking A Refund, But The Dealer Refused. *yh *dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KITTERY POINT, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD.

July 01, 2002

While Driving The Pickup Truck The Brakes Failed Totally. Inspection Found That The Brake Line Rotted At Rear Axle Flex Hose Connection. This Truck Has Never Been Backed Into Fresh Or Salt Water (as In Launching A Boat). The Truck Has Spent All It’s Years In New England And Salt Is Used On The Roads In Winter. I Do Not Believe A Truck. Just Under 5 Years Old Should Have The Brake Lines Rust Out And Cause A Total Loss Of Braking. Either The Brake Lines Are Of The Wrong Material Or Wrongly Positioned. I Could Have Been Killed If I Had Been At Higher Speed And In Traffic. This Truck Has Been Employed In Normal Passenger Transportation Only. Dt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18W9VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RYE, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20961101. 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: 20 mph.

Oct 22, 2002

While Vehicle Was Stopped And Brakes Were Depressed Consumer Was Ready To Shift Park Pail Into Reverse And Brake Pedal Traveled To Floorboard. Dealership serviced Vehicle And Replaced The Brake Line. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BARRY, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 25, 2004

Vehicle Had A Ruptured Brake Line That Ran Parallel With The Gas Line Which Had Corroded Away. Owner Called The Dealer Who Wanted To Charge Him $450.00. Please Provided Further Details. *jb

Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALLIANCE, OH. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 20, 2004

Loss Of Brakes Due To Brake Line Rupturing Caused By Rust.*ak

Mileage was 59890 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1864VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOMOSASSA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19980410. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Mar 25, 2005

Dt: Consumer States That The Brakes Went Out With No Warning. Dealer Said That One Section Of The Brake Line Had Rotted Out Because It Was Wet. Consumer States That It’s Always Wet And He Lives In A Salt Air Environment. *jb The Consumer’s Main Concern Is That The Fuel Line Was Not Replaced With An Improved Fuel Line. Instead It Was Replaced With The Same Line That Failed. *nm

Mileage was 76199 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WALL TOWNSHIP, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970530. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SEABREEZE FORD INC. . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 732-681-1600 . DEALER’S CITY: WALL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ.

June 17, 2005

1. Driving 5 Mph Along Smooth Dirt Lane 2. Rusted Brake Line Ruptured, Causing Total Brake Failure 3. Towed Truck To Mechanic For Brake Line Replacement, Old Part Is Available. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18LXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DOSWELL, VA. 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: 5 mph.

Sept 05, 2005

(1) No Specific Events Preceeded Failure. (2) During Routine Inspection By Owner, A Leak Was Discovered In A Steel Brake Line Near The Front Drivers Side Wheel. Cause Of Leak Appears To Be Rust Through. There Is Extensive Rusting Of Brake Lines On This Vehicle. (3) Repairs Have Not Been Performed Yet. Rusted Brake Lines Will Be Saved After Repairs Are Performed. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1860VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RANDOLPH, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970131. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JACK TREBOUR . DEALER’S CITY: RANDOLPH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NJ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 07869 .

Apr 30, 2006

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Pulling Out Of The Driveway At 3 Mph, When The Brakes Were Applied, The Pedal Went To The Floor. An Independent Repair Shop Determined The Brake Line Had Rusted And Exploded. Updated 10/4/2006 – *nm

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAYNE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. 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: 3 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CONSHOHOCKEN .

Sept 14, 2006

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