1997 Ford F-150 Suspension Rear 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 Suspension Rear problems and defects. Total reports: 21.

Right Rear Axle Shifted, Causing Rear End Of Truck To Sway Out Of Control.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SECANE, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960821. 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: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Aug 25, 1996

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

Consumer Had 2 Defective Rear Ends On Vehicle In Less Than 1100 Miles. Now At 5k Miles Vehicle Needs Another Rear End. The Vehicle Is Currently At The Dealer.consumer States That The Paint On The Rear End Is Burning Off. The Dealer Synthetic High Performance Oil To Endure The Temperature. The Rear End Is Taking More Heat But The End Still Gets Hot. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTJX35G82E. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOULTRIE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 29, 1997

Rear Passenger Side Wheel Broke Off The Shaft.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1862VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in IRWIN, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. 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: MAN .

May 01, 1997

Mr. Ridgley, This Is In Concern To The E-mail I Received From You About The Overload Springs On My Truck. My Truck Was Bouncing Real Bad, So I Took It To The Dealer About 4 Weeks Ago. They Supposedly Looked It Over Real Good And Found No Problems. I Had A Blowout On The Highway And Noticed The Spring Was Cocked About 20 Degrees In The Wheel And The Overload Spring Was Broke. I Called The Dealer The Next Morning And He Told Me To Bring It Back In. When I Took It In, They Finally Conceded That Something Was Wrong And Ordered A New Spring Assembly, But Told Me They Couldn’t Give Me A Loaner Car And Said That It Would Be Okay To Drive. I Had A New Spring Assembly Installed A Week Later. Today, While Installing New Shocks, I Noticed That The Right Side Is Now Broke In The Same Spot, Where The Spring Assembly Bolt Is At. I Called The Dealer And They Said That They Are Having Problems, But That I Shouldn’t Worry About It, Unless It Gets Worse. I Guess They Want Me To Wait Til I Wreck The Damn Thing. I Know Of Alot Of People Who Are Having These Problems. Feel Free To Call Me Anytime. By The Way, I Really Need To Know If It Is Okay For Me To Drive The Truck?

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980601. 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: 70 mph.

Nov 06, 1998

Rear End Suspension Locked Up Causing Consumer To Hit Windshield.

1 person(s) were injured. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT MYERS, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

When Driving At A Speed Of 40 To 45mph There Is Shaking Coming From The Rear Of The Vehicle. Dealer Can’t Find Solution. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1764VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PIGEON FORGE, TN. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Mar 18, 1999

Vehicle Was Making Noises While Driving. The Entire Rear Was Making High Pitch Noises. Took To Dealer & Mechanic Replaced Rear End & Rotated Tires. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WASHINGTON PARK, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 02, 1999

Tire Broke Off From The Frame Axle Causing The Vehicle To Spin Resulting In Collision. Yh

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W1VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. 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.

No Summary

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L5VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FOND DU LAC, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. 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: 1 mph.

Mar 01, 1999

When Accelerating To Take Off Truck Jerks And Causes Consumer To Go Sideways. Mechanic Said That It Was A Problem With The Rear End. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FPDX0862VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ST. CHARLES, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Jan 14, 1999

After I Purchased My Truck, It Developed Avibration In The Rear End. I Replaced The Tires That Were On It When I Purchsed It With Multi Mile Wild Spirit. The Vibration Continued. Next I Replaced All The Rims With New ford Expedition Rims, And The Vibration Continued. Next, I Replaced The Shocks On All Four Corners, And The Vibration Continues. The Tires Have Been Balanced A Total Of 7 Times In 10 Months. The Vibration Occurs Between 58 And 75 Mph. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1763VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KINGS BAY, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990801. 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’s Son Was Traveling About 70mph On The Highway There Was A Blowout, And Felt Vehicle Was Jerking. Consumer Was Facing The Opposite Side Of The Highway. Got Out Of Vehicle And Saw Rear On Passenger’s Side Was Damaged, And Rubber Tread Had Come Off The Tire. Also, Muffler Pipe Was Hanging From The Vehicle. There Was Front End Damage. *ak *ml

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VM. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRADENTON, FL. Accident was reported to Police. 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: 70 mph.

Jan 02, 2000

No Summary

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AKRON, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 19990301. 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.

July 20, 2000

Vehicle And Steering Wheel Experience Vibration While Driving, Tires Have Been Replaced(at 17616 Miles) And Balanced, However The Vibration Still Exists, Consumer States That Something Sounds Loose In The Rear. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1F1EF17WXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VANDALIA, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970822. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 24, 1998

Sway Bar Linkage Broke Twice, Causing Loss Of Vehicle Control. Please Give Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18W5VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BINGTON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Clunking Noise In Right Rear Of Vehicle…manufacturer Doesn’t Know What It Is. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX07W9VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEMPHIS, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Dec 28, 1999

Leaf Spring Assemblies Middle Left Rear Leaf Spring Separated After Proceding Past Stop Sign. Once Separation Occured, Middle Leaf Spring Rotated Into Left Rear Tire, Causing Damage Down To Metal Belt Of Tire. Vehicle Towed To Dealership. Dealership Would Not Cover Damage Of Leaf Spring Or Tire, Repair Cost: Approx. $450.00. Recall 98v161 Was Performed On Leaf Spring Assembly To Prevent Leaf Striking Gas Tank, But Did Not Prevent Leaf From Rotating Out To Tire. Middle Leaf Spring Was Rusted On Broken End And Had Been Broken For Some Time, Maybe Even When Recall Service Was Don On It.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W4VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUNNYSIDE, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. 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: 25 mph.

Aug 02, 2001

Leaf Spring Assemblies Middle Left Rear Leaf Spring Separated After Proceding Past Stop Sign. Once Separation Occured, Middle Leaf Spring Rotated Into Left Rear Tire, Causing Damage Down To Metal Belt Of Tire. Vehicle Towed To Dealership. Dealership Would Not Cover Damage Of Leaf Spring Or Tire, Repair Cost: Approx. $450.00. Recall 98v161 Was Performed On Leaf Spring Assembly To Prevent Leaf Striking Gas Tank, But Did Not Prevent Leaf From Rotating Out To Tire. Middle Leaf Spring Was Rusted On Broken End And Had Been Broken For Some Time, Maybe Even When Recall Service Was Don On It.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W4VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUNNYSIDE, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. 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: 25 mph.

Aug 02, 2001

Consumer Was Traveling 50mph, Just Came Though A Four Way Stop, Entered Intersection, And Rear In Came Apart/ Brakes Went To The Floor , And Abs Braking System Malfunctioned. Vehicle Started Sliding ,and Brake Pedal Went All The Way To The Floor. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 30, 2001

Consumer Stated That While He Was Driving Rear End Shifted, Causing The Shifter To Look Toward The Driver Seat. Also The Pin That Held The Rear End Was Rounded Off.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W7VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ETHEL, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 22, 2003

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