1997 Ford F-150 Steering Wheel And Handle Bar 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 Wheel And Handle Bar problems and defects. Total reports: 33.

Extreme Playness In The Steering Wheel. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEMPLE CIT, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

When Driving Or Accelerating You Can Feel Vibrations Coming Through The Steering Column. When At A Dead Stop And Turning, Steeing Wheel From Left To Right There Is A Dead Feeling.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX186XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CAIRO, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 06, 1996

While Driving, The Steering Wheel Vibrates And There Is A Noise Coming From The Steering Column.*ak Consumer Feels Someting Was Left Out Around The Steering Column. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in POINT, TX. 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.

Jan 01, 1996

Failure Of The Steering Wheel, When Driving The Steering Wheel Makes A Knocking/grinding Sound, Causing The Consumer To Lose Control Of The Vehicle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT WASHINGTON, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 10, 1996

Steering Column Makes A Knocking Noise When Driving. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in IRVING, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 19, 1996

Loose Steering Shaft; The Steering Column Feels Loose When Turning . *ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPDX1868VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Original Owner. 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.

There Is Play In The Steering Wheel, You Have To Move It Back And Forth Before It Takes Affect.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF0865VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JOHN DAY, OR. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 01, 1996

While Driving The Steering Column Makes An Very Loud Noise. Manufacturer Said That This Was Under Investigation. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDS1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROANOKE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 14, 1996

Steering Wheel Vibrates/noisy.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAYCROSS, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960730. 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.

Aug 30, 1996

Steering Wheel Vibrates.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORELAND, PA. Original Owner. 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.

July 01, 1996

When Driving The Steering Wheel Is Hard To Turn . *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORNING, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Knocking In Steering Column.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RIDGELEY, WV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960327. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Steering Column Problem.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LINDENWALD, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 03, 1997

Steering Column Rattles.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ESCONDIDO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Jan 02, 1997

Mfr # 97s86 Nhtsa Recall # 97v171000; Consumer Contacted The Dealer To Have Recall Work Corrected. Work Was Corrected. However, The Consumer Was Involved In An Head-on Collision Traveling 15 Mph Due To The Steering Wheel Locking Up. Consumer Also Stated The Driver’s And Passenger’s Side Air Bags Did Not Deploy. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 2 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEADRIFT, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Dec 07, 1997

When Driving The Truck Hears A Loud Noise In The Dashboard, And The Truck Is Hard To Control, It Goes All Over The Road. Took To Dealer And Was Told It Was The Steering Column, They Put Extensions On The Steering Column, But The Problem Is Still Reoccurring. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1769VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COUISE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 12, 1996

While Driving Over 70 Mph, Vehicle Wobbled And Wheel Broke Away From Vehicle. Vehicle Veered To Left Uncontrollable, Ran Off The Road And Crashed Into A Muddy Ditch. No Injuries.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW ORLEAN, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19970414. 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: 75 mph.

Feb 18, 1998

Steering Column Locked Up While Making A Lane Change, Unable To Turn Wheel , Driver Hit A Semi Head On.

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MACCLENNY, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19980301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Mar 30, 1998

Bottom Leaf Separates On Both Sides Of Rear Spring Assemblies & Points Outward At Rear. Loud Clunking, Rattling & Vibration In Steering Column & Dashboard. 2 General Tires Blew Out Within 250 Miles.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CRETE, IL. 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.

Oct 01, 1998

A Coupling Broke On The Steering Rod Causing A Collision ,which Resulted In Minor Injuries. The Manufacturer Has Been Notified. Mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HILLSBORO, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Feb 25, 1999

While Driving Two Bolts Which Hold The Steering Shaft Snapped In Half, Resulting In No Steering Ability Which Could Cause Loss Of Control. *ak The Snapping Of The Bolts Did Cause Loss Of Control Of The Steering. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DUBUQUE, IA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. 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.

May 13, 2000

While Turning Steering Wheel Became Hard To Turn Within A Few Seconds . Also, Steering Wheel Would Shake While Turning Or Driving. Vehicle Would Be Taken To Dealer For Inspection. Feel Free To Provide Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1STPX17W6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HERNANDO, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 02, 2000

While Traveling And When Making A Turn, Steering Wheel Would Not Respond To The Turn . Please Provide Further Information. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1860VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DEL RIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving Windshield Wipers Will Come On Unexpectedly Like Twice A Month Without Warning. Also, A Short Inside Of Steering Column. *ak Washer Lever Also On Steering Column, To Get Washer To Operate Must Push Handle In At Angle. The Dome Lamp Is Defective And Stays On When The Engine Is Started. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GEORGETOWN, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. 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. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 15, 2000

The Steering Column Makes A Watery Or Whiny Noise When Turning. I Have Spoken To Others About This Via Internet Bulletin Boards And It Is Not An Isolated Case. Some Have Had Their Entire Column Replaced And Still Have A Problem. One Person I Spoke To Said There Was A Tsb In Effect And That The Tie-rod Was The Culprit. He Further Stated That ford Was On Back-order For That Part And That It Was A Nationwide Problem. However, It Is Not Listed On Your Site As A Recall And My Warranty Period Is Up. I Have Gone To The Dealer Numerous Times And Have Had No Help In Diagnosing And Solving The Problem.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1860VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CYPRESS, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

When I Was Driving With My Son In The Car, I Lost All Steering In My Vehicle. My Steering Wheel Just Started To Spin Freely As I Was Drifting Into Oncoming Traffic. After Frantically Stopping The Vehicle, I Had It Towed Back To My Local Mechanic. After He Inspected The Steering Column, He Discovered That The Coupling Between The Lower End Of The Steering Column And Steering Box Had Stripped Free. The Bolt Still Remained In The Coupler. He Checked With ford And They Told Him There Has Been No Recall On The Lower End Of The Steering Columns (which He Was Surprised At), But There Had Been A Service Bulletin.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in REDLANDS, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. 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: 45 mph.

May 03, 2001

Was Driving On Interstate 65, Mm 95 Approximately 75 Mph, When The Steering Went Completely Out. Lost Total Control Of Vehicle. Local ford Dealership Stated That The Steering Shaft Had Come Off Sector Shaft. I Am Concerned That This Could Happen To Someone Else. I Was Able To Control Vehicle Until I Came To Stop On Median. Steering Wheel Spun Freely In Either Direction. Could Have Easily Been A Fatal Wreck If This Happened On A Curve Or Other Vehicles Close By.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1866VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KY, KY. Original Owner. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

May 18, 2001

The Steering Box And Colomn Became Diconected, Rendering Vehicle Unstable. This Was An Assembly Problem Not A Product Defect. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

July 24, 2001

Pe 01 033/steering Column: While Making A Turn, Vehicle Lost Control. Tow Truck Driver Informed Consumer That Steering Column Separated From Gear Box. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in THORSBY, AL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010820. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Sept 30, 2001

Pe 01 033 : Steering Column : Noise Would Appear When Making A Turn. Dealer/manufacturer Were Not Notified At This Time. Feel Free To Provide Any Further Information Concerning This Matter. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 25, 2001

While Driving 15-20 Mph Steering Wheel Locked Up, Consumer Was Unable To Turn Steering Wheel 360 Degrees. Please Provide Any Further Details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):ADD. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BLANCHARD, OK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 17, 2001

While Traveling Inside Of A Parking Lot Vehicle Veered To The Right. Steering Column Collapsed. Dealership Is Aware Of Problem.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, OH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2001

Steering Column Broke While Consumer Was Driving, Consumedr Lost Control Of Vehicle Which Ran Into A Dirt Bank. Contacted Dealer Who Was Not Willing To Do Anything. *ak Consumer Stated That While Driving At 26 Mph On A Dirt Road, A Deer Ran Out Of The Woods, He Hit His Brakes And Heard A Popping Sound And Had No Control Of The Truck, Also The Steering Was Not Responding With The Turn Of The Wheel. Consumer Was Injured. *yh

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRIFFIN, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 26 mph.

Oct 26, 2000

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