1997 Ford F-150 Structure Body 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 Structure Body problems and defects. Total reports: 25.

Front Fender Was Damaged While Driving Truck Home From Dealer, Please Explain. Tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARSHALLTOWN, IA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 19, 1996

Front Fender Was Damaged While Driving Truck Home From Dealer, Please Explain. Tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARSHALLTOWN, IA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 19, 1996

Center Armrest Doesn’t Lock In Down Position, Causing Any Drink In Cup Holder To Be Launched Easily. *dsh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1864VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ST. LOUIS, MO. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 20, 1995

Console Between 60/40 Bench Is Poorly Designed, Locks In Up Position. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX767VNC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ANGIER, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970408. 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.

The Center Console Arm Rest Does Not Lock In The Down Position.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PLANO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970430. 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.

Front Seat Center Arm Rest Does Not Lock In The Down Position. On Several Ocacasions, Back Sea Tpassenger’s Have Inadvertently Leaned On Back Of Arm Rest, Causing It To Suddenly Move In An Upright Position. When This Occurs, The Back Seat Passengers Lose Their Balance When The Arm Rest Collapses.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MESA, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961014. 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.

Center Arm Rest/storage Console Does Not Lock In The Down Position. Therefore, Drinks Placed In Integral Cup Holder Can Be Launched Into Back Seat If Someone Places Weight On The Rear Portion Of The Arm Rest.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L4VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CONROE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970602. 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.

June 30, 1996

Armrests Fail To Lock Down.

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EWA BEACH, HI. Vehicle was purchased on 19970928. 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.

Center Arm Rest/console Locks In The Upright Position, But Does Not Lock In The Downright Position.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ELKRIDGE, MD. 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.

Consumer Was Driving Approximately 65mph When He Smelled A Burning Scent. Then Heard A Bang And Ran Over The Object. The Object That Fell Off Was A Wheel Well Schroud Of The Front Passenger’s Side. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHAMPAGNE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Apr 15, 1998

There Is Grass/wheat And Weeds That Pack In Tightly Between The Transmission Crossmember And Exhaust Manifold Crossover, Catches On Fire. The Sparks In The Field, Causing The Field To Catch On Fire. Tucker ford Had Tried To Contact ford. Dealer/manufacturer Cannot Duplicate The Problem. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):N/A. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOOKER, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 10, 1998

Center Console/arm Holder/cup Holder Does Not Lock In Down Position Which Causes Any Drink Which Might Be In The Cupholder To Be Thrown Into The Back Seat With Minimal Effort. Also, While Climbing Into The Truck Via The 3rd Door It Is Not Uncommon For This Armrest To Be Used As A Hand Hold Which At A Critical Moment Gives Way, And Causes A Person Entering The Cab To Fall In Between The Seats.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSX18W2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GROVELAND, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980607. 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: 65 mph.

July 25, 1998

Center Arm Rest Malfucntioned.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):65VKC686781. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PEORIA, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 19970328. 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.

Problem: The Center Console Armrest In The Front Bench Seat Does Not Lock When It Is In The Down Position For Use. This Armrest Contains A Single, Recessed Cup Holder Located In The Front Of The Armrest When It Is In The Down Position. Any Cup Containing A Liquid, Such As Hot Coffee, Can Be Propelled Into The Back Seat And Cause Potential Severe Injury To A Passenger. *ak

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUISUN CITY, CA. 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 SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Jan 01, 1997

I’m Not Sure When These Cracks Started, But Looking At ford Web Site I See That This Common Occurrence On This Model. And Athe Small Crack Just Gets Bigger. Contacted A ford Dealer They Said They Prbeble Wiil Not Cover Under Warrenty. And This Cracking Is Normal? Pay 29000.00 For Vehicle And Cracking Body Parts Are Normal? *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1867VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAKEVILLE, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Nov 13, 1999

Arm Rest In The Center Of The Bench Seat Does Not Lock In The Down Position, As It Does In The Up And Locked Position. This Arm Rest Also Has A Recessed Cup Holder. Passengers Gaining Entry Into The Back Seat Via The Third Door, Place Their Hand On The Back Of The Arm Rest For Support, The Arm Rest Folds Upward And Anything In The Cup Holder Is Catapulted Into The Back Seat. ford Corrected This Problem In The 98 And Newer Models, But Won’t Correct It For This 97 Truck.

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUISUN CITY, CA. 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. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sheet Metal Has A Crack Consistent With Other 97-98 F150 Models. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Dec 01, 1999

While Washing The Vehicle She Saw A Dark Spot She Thought It Was Dirt. There Are Cracks In The Metal Of The Vehicle. The Cracks Are Going Toward The Window And Door. Nlm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CEDAR SPRING, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

1997-f-150 Super Cab With Factory Installed Rear Sliding Window. The Window Has Flowed Water/rain Every Time. It Seems To Be Coming In Around The Seal Where It Meets The Cab Of The Truck. I Have Talked With Other 97 f-150 Owners And The Same Thing Was Happening To Their Trucks. Isn’t There Something That Can Be Done? *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX07L1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PENSACOLA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20060913. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 13, 2006

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Emitted A Loud, Abnormal Noise When Driving At Various Speeds 5 Mph And Above. After Inspecting The Vehicle, He Noticed That The Spare Tire Was Fractured From The Harness And A Cable Was Also Fractured. The Vehicle Was Not Diagnosed Or Repaired By A Dealer. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And They Offered No Assistance. The Failure And He Current Mileages Were Approximately 84,000. The Consumer Stated The Cable Holding The Spare Tire Broke While Driving. The Spare Tire Fell To The Ground. Updated 01/19/12

Mileage was 84000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORTH RICHLAND, TX. Original Owner. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FIVE STAR FORD . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH RICHLAND HILLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76180 .

Nov 04, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. While Parked, The Contact Noticed That The Rear Frame Was Severely Corroded. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic For Diagnostics. The Mechanic Stated That The Vehicle Could Not Be Repaired. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 170,000.

Mileage was 170000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GLENDALE, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Driver Was Traveling Approximately 10 Mph When The Contact, Who Was Standing Outside Of The Vehicle, Heard A Loud Bang And Noticed That The Spare Tire Cable Fractured And Caused The Spare Tire To Fall From Under The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic For Diagnostics. The Mechanic Replaced The Spare Tire Cable. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 314,000.

Mileage was 314000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W9VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COPPERAS COVE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

July 15, 2011

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Contact Stated That While Driving 20 Mph, The Front Driver

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