1997 Ford F-150 Structure Frame And Members 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 Frame And Members problems and defects. Total reports: 22.

While Driving On A Dirt Road At 35 Mph, The Left Rear Tire Blew Out. In Addition, Rear Frame Was Bent Because Three Dealers Had Modified Truck By Putting On Overloads. Also, Rear Springs/shocks Were Defective/leaking. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1864VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KALISPELL, MT. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 01, 1996

Grab Bar On Vehicle Is Poorly Designed, Consumer Hits Head On Bar

1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SLIPPERY R, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD.

While Driving 65 Mph, The Cardboard Part That Dampens The Sound (road Noise) From Coming Into The Cab, Fell Down On Top Of The Muffler And Vechicle Caught On Fire, Consumer Stopped And Put The Fire Out. Dealer Will Investigate The Problem. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2STDX1723VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in YPSILANTI, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 09, 1998

Cracked Chassis. (attorney For Client)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Frame Failed. *yc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SANTA BARB, CA. 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. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Sept 20, 1998

Vehicle Vibrates Tremedously, Shakes, When Sitting Still Mostly, And Dealership/mfr. Has No Remedy. New Brakes And Shocks Were Put On Trying

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAND RAPIDS, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 15, 1999

Crack Is Visible Very Clearly On Drivers Side. The Crack Is Just Appearing On The Passenger Side. Dont Really Know When The Cracks Appeared, Heard About The Problem And Just Went To See If It Was On My Veh.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DOUGLAS, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. 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.

Nov 01, 1999

Vehicle’s Frame Failed Causing Alignment Problems And Noise. Mjs

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

Aug 12, 1999

What I Concern About The Cracks On The Doors Of The F150 I Have Seen About 20 Trucks With Cracks Of 23 That Have Check . My Truck Is Out Of Warranty But I Think ford Should Recall All Trucks . *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. 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.

Driver Side Door Has Developed A Crack In The Frame. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SEFFNER, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. 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: 0 mph.

Mar 20, 2000

I Have Contacted The Local ford Dealer To Look Into This. ford Is Being Very Slow To Fix This Major Issue. It Effects 2/3s Of All The 97+ F150s. No Safety Defect Listed In Summary. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1865VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORVALLIS, OR. Vehicle was purchased on 20000701. 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: 0 mph.

July 10, 2000

Vehicle Had A Crack Above Axle Through The Frame. Dealer/manufacturer Notified. Please Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1866VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JAMESTOWN, ND. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 18, 2000

There Is A Crack In The Frame From The Axle Bumper Hole And It Goes Halfway Up The Frame. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1866VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JAMESTOWN, ND. Vehicle was purchased on 20000417. 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: MAN .

Aug 25, 2000

The Truck Has A Stress Fracture In The Steel Next To The Windows. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FT0X18W3VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LACEY, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010502. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 04, 2001

Frame Sheared At Rear Of Correctlly And Professionally Installed Class 3 Hitch. The Frame Also Bent Between The Front And Rear Leaf Spring Connections. The Frame At The Left Leaf Spring Connection Is Cracked. There Was No Over Loading Of The Tongue Nor Significant Impact To Shock Load The Frame. ford Is Claiming That It Is Not Their Problem Because It Is Out Of Warranty. All Involved Parties Have Never Seen Any Thing Like This Before. They Site That The After Market Hitch “could Be To Blame” Although They Did Not Say That The Hitch Was Improperly Installed. A 4 Year Old 70,000 Mile Truck Should Not Fail Towing A Trailer That Is Less Than Half Of The Towing Capacity For Its Rating, Regardless Of Warranty Expiration. No One Was Injured Because It Was Discovered Before Total Failure Occurred. This Could Have Caused A Jack Knife And/ Or Rollover Of The Truck And Trailer. The Towing Capacity Of The Truck Is 6600 Lbs And The Tongue Weight Max Is 500 Lb. Our Trailer Is A 10 Foot 2 Horse Trailer Weighing 2900 Lbs Empty And Tongue Weight Of 250 Loaded.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in QUARRYVILLE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970201. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 08, 2002

While Driving There Was A Severe Shake In The Entire Vehicle That Caused The Transmission To Come Loose. This Occurred Because The Rear Right Frame Broke Above The Tire. Dealership Indicated The Was A Common Problem With These Trucks.*ak

Mileage was 130000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CANADA, 00. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 28, 2004

The Frame On My 1997ford F150 Has Rusted Through, Causing The Shock And Spring Mounts To Break. ford Will Not Acknowledge Any Problems. *tr

Mileage was 111000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RED HOOK, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 16, 2008

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. While Driving Approximately 35 Mph Over A Bump, The Vehicle Began To Tilt Towards The Front Driver Side. The Vehicle Was Parked. When The Contact Inspected, He Noticed That There Were Tack Welding Marks On The Frame On The Front Driver Side. The Vehicle Had Not Been Repaired. The Current And Failure Mileages Were Approximately 140,000.

Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOT SPRINGS, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Nov 15, 2010

I Have A 1997fordf-150, I Was Changing The Front Brake Pads And Noticed A Lot Of Rust On The Frame And Basically Every Thing Else Under The Body. I Took A Screwdriver And Pushed It All The Way Through The Suspension Travel Stop. There Are Big Chunks Of Rusty Metal Falling Off Of It At Least Every Three Or Four Months Apart. I Can Take My Finger And Push Through The Front Bumper. All The Bolts On The Exhaust Manifolds And Collectors Are Rusted Off Or All Most Rusted Off. To Fix The Exhaust It Will Cost Around $700.00, If The Dealer Done The Repairs It Would Cost Much More. The Gas Tank Straps Looks Real Rusty Also. In My 54 Years Of Life I Have Never Seen A Frame And The Underside Of A Vehicle Rust So Bad. I Live In The South So The Truck Did Not See Much Salt. *tr

Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1868VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BUTLER, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD.

Sept 18, 2010

1997f-150 Was Fueling Up Vehicle And Heard Pop And Looked Under Vehicle And The Rear Gas Tank Strap Had Broken Free Of The Slide In Attachment On The Outboard Side Of The Tank. The Strap Was In Perfect Condition But The Rear Slide In Mounting Point On The Cross Member Had Rotted Out Completely. The Front Slide In Point Did Not Have Any Corrosion On It. Dealer Did Not Want Anything To Do With It. Truck Was Purchased Used From A Large Car Dealer In June 2010. *tr

Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GUILFORD, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 27, 2010

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That The Spare Tire Cable, Exhaust System Manifold, Fuel Tank Strap, Brake Line, Bolts, Erg Valve, And The Frame Were Rusted. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Denied To Buy The Vehicle Back Or Provide Any Assistance. The Failure Mileage Was 220,000 And The Current Mileage Was 322,000.

Mileage was 220000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18W9BC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WALKER, WV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 2009

The Contact Owns A 1997fordf-150. The Contact Stated That The Entire Subframe Of The Vehicle Was Severely Corroded. The Dealer Stated That The Entire Subframe And Rack And Pinion Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired And The Manufacturer Was Notified. The Failure Mileage Was 167,166.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 167166 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W6VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SPRING HILL, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 02, 2011

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