1997 Ford F-150 Steering Gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) 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 Steering Gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) problems and defects. Total reports: 15.

Failure On The Steering Wheel Gear Box, Consumer Alleged Play In The Steering Wheel.*ak *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1864VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAUGUS, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960503. 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.

June 01, 1996

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0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0864VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WINCHESTER, IN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. 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.

June 11, 1999

Steering Gear Box Broke Off Of Frame While Driving Truck Out Of Driveway At Home. Unable To Steer Truck, Very Very Dangerous Situation!! The Dealer Said That The Bolts Just Broke Off No Sign Of Wear On Bolts. Dealer Was Unable To Explain Why This Happened.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTEX17L6VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MCALLEN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was not 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: 1 mph.

Oct 30, 1999

Steering Gear Assembly And Pitman Arm Failed Causing Loss Of Control. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1867VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SARVER, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960829. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Apr 03, 1998

The Steering Gear Assembly Failed Due To Broken/sheared Off Bolts That Fell Off. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BURNHAM, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961127. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph.

Dec 21, 1999

While Driving At Approximately 35 Mph Steering Box Fell Off, Disconnected From Frame Due To Bolts That Sheared Off, Causing Loss Of Steering. Vehicle Ran Through Yard And Into A Tree. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W4VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORT ROYAL, SC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Bolts Securing Steering Box To Frame Broke. Steering Box Fell Loose, And All Steering Control Was Lost. Little Warning That Anything Was Wrong. Service Personnel Indicated That This Has Happened ‘a Handful’ Of Times.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1728VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAKE IN THE HILLS, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was not 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: 35 mph.

July 20, 2000

Lower Steering Shaft Came Off Input Shaft Of Steering Gear Box Causing A Complete Loss Of Control. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INDIANOLA, MS. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 03, 2000

Lower Steering Shaft Universal Joint Became Disengaged From The Steering Gear Box Commection. This Created An Inability To Steer The Truck.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MECHANICSBURG, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 04, 2001

On Friday 03/02/01 I Lost Control Of The Steering In My ford f-150 When Something In The Steering Box Failed.for Specifics Of What The Exact Failure Was, Please Contact The Mechanic Who Made The Repair. They Are Rockville Auto Boutique, 360 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, Ny 11570. Phone 516 766 7525. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0763VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JERICHO, NY. 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 SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Mar 02, 2001

We Were Backing Our Truck Into Our Driveway When All Of A Sudden The Vehicle Completely Lost All Of Its Steering Ability. We Immediately Investigated The Problem And Found That The Lower Steering Column Shaft Had Separated From The Sector Shaft On The St. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BINGHAMTON, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. 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.

July 30, 2001

The Universal Joint On The End Of The Steering Column Disconnected Causing Loss Of Steering Ability, The Consumer Is Requesting Reimbursement, The Steering Gear Box Was Also Replaced. Nlm

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

Mar 04, 2001

While Driving 35mph, Lost All Steering Power. Connection From Steering Wheel To Steering Gear Box Came Off Without Warning. Dealer Contacted. *ak *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1868VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BEAVER CREEK, OR. Vehicle was purchased on 19960701. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

While Driving The Consumer Noticed That The Steering Could Be Turned Completely Around And Around. The Consumer Popped The Hood And Found That The Rod That Attached To The Steering Wheel And Gear Box Detached Due To A Bolt That Had Come Off. *nlm

Mileage was 160000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNWOOD, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 14, 2003

Broken Bolts To The Steering Box. No Incident Involved. Steering Control Became Loose. Diagnosis Of Problem Was A Loose Steering Box From Bolt Failure. Additional Failures Of Remaining Bolts Would Cause Loss Of Steering Control. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130823 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W4VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWARK, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970117. 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: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: VALLEY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (314) 895-0600 . DEALER’S CITY: HAZELWOOD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 63042 .

July 09, 2006

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