1997 Ford F-150 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control 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 Vehicle Speed Control Cruise Control problems and defects. Total reports: 89.

When At A Stop Or Parked The vehicle Has A Ruffled Idle And Vibrates Like Its Ready To Stall Out. While Driving Between 40mph And Up, The vehicle Sways From One Side To Another Side. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STOUGHTON, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. 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.

While At A Complete Stop Or Reversing vehicle Has A Roughor Uneven Idle.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L5VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PINE BLUFF, AK. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 15, 2002

vehicle Caught Fire While Parked For Five Hours. *ph Consumer Also Stated That Cruise Control, Tail Light Failed. Cause Of Fire Was Unknown, However, Consumer Had A Tell Tale Indication That Cruise Control De-activation Switch Could Be The Cause. Since The Switch When It Catches Fire It Ignites The Brake Fluid Thus Causing vehicle To Burn. ford Is Aware Of The Problem But Refused To Acknowledge Responsibility Of The Incident. *la

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TIKI ISLAND, TX. Accident was reported to Police. 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. DEALER’S NAME: HAMMON . DEALER’S CITY: TEXAS CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

May 31, 2002

Complaint Regarding vehicle Speed Control On 1997 ford F150. *mr *sc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEDERLAND, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 01, 2004

Picked Up 1 Yard Of Mulch And Was Unloading, Smelled Burning Rubber, And Saw Flames In Wheel Well. Put Out Fire With Fire Extinguisher And Called Fire Department. Opened Hood, And Saw Fender Burned, Plastic Brake Near Master Cylinder Burned, And Fuse Box And Wiring Burned. Fire Department Said It Was Bad Wiring. Mechanic Felt It Involved The Brakes. Also, Cruise Control Had Not Worked For Nearly Six Months Before Fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEMPHIS, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Mar 25, 2004

The Consumer Activated The Cruise Control And With Out Warning The vehicle Suddenly Accelerated Uncontrollably. The Consumer Was Able To Maintain Control Of The vehicle By Turning The Cruise Control Off. Afterwards The Incident Happened Repeatedly. The Consumer Tried To Reset The Cruise Control, However The Problem Still Continued. The Consumer Drove To The Dealer For An Inspection. The Mechanic Could Not Duplicate The Problem. Please Provide Additional Information. Jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1766VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOWELL, MI. Original Owner. 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.

Jan 25, 2005

After Being Parked 45 Min. My 97 ford f-150 Was Seen By A Friend To Be On Fire. The Fire Was Extinguished. It Is Very Evident That The Cruise Control Deactivation Switch (the Same One Used On 2000 And 2001 Models That ford Is Voluntarilty Recalling) Was The Culprit. The Truck Was Extinguished Relatively Quick And It Is Very Easy To See Where The Fire Started. The Cruise Control Had Quit Working Prior To This Fire And The Truck Was Sometimes Difficult To Get Out Of Park.*ak vehicle Was Insured. But Not Reported. Photos Will Be Sent To Bruce York.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Jan 15, 2005

vehicle Experienced Problems With The Cruise Control Deactivation Switch. Consumer Replaced This Switch Back In May,2004. Currently, The Replaced Cruise Control Switch Was Beginning To Leak Again.*ak Consumer Saw Smoke Coming From Under The Hood And Found The Master Cylinder Switch Was Leaking Brake Fluid Again. *tt

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1729VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 15, 2004

The vehicle Caught On Fire While Parked In The Garage. The Consumer Was Able To Pull The Burning vehicle Out Of The Garage Before The House Caught On Fire. The Local Fire Department Arrived To Extinguish The Fire. The Cause Of The Fire Was Unknown. *ak *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1868VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OLIVER SPRINGS, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JEEP DUNCAN FORD .

Sept 01, 2003

While Being Parked vehicle Caught On Fire. When vehicle Was Inspected It Was Determined To Be Due To The Cruise Control.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JENNERSTOWN, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 24, 2004

My ford 1997 f-150 Caught Fire Outside A Coffee Shop. It Had Been Off For At Least 30 Minutes. Someone Came Around And Told Me The Truck Was On Fire. The Cause Of The Fire Is Reported To Be The Cruise Control Switch And Led To The Brake Master Cylinder. I Have Not Fixed The Truck Yet. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COOKEVILLE, TN. Accident was reported to Police. 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.

May 03, 2004

My 1997 ford F150 Caught Fire In My Driveway 15 Minutes After The Engine Was Turned Off. I Drove Home (approximately 10 Miles) The Morning Of January 1, 2005 And Parked In My Driveway. After 15 Minutes My Truck Security Alarm Sounded And I Went Outside To Investigate. Flames Were Coming Out From Underneath The Hood Of The Truck Mainly On The Driver’s Side. I Called The Fire Department And They Put The Fire Out. My Mechanic, George Watson, Inspected The Truck And Declared It A Total Loss. I Feel The Fire Could Have Been Caused By The Cruise Control Switch That ford Has Identified As A Hazard In The 2000 F150 Models.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W9VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in IRVING, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961209. 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: WESTWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: IRVING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Jan 01, 2005

While vehicle Was Parked A Fire Started In The Steering Column. Dealership Will Be Notified. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 03, 2005

vehicle Was Parked In Front Of The Residence For 3 1/2 Hours. Owner Discovered That The vehicle Was On Fire. The Flames Were Coming Out From The Center Of The Hood. The Fire Department Was Notified And Extinguished The Flames. *ak *tc

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 82000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN LEANDRO, CA. Accident was reported to Police. 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.

Jan 31, 2005

Parked The vehicle At 10:00 And At 10:30 The Alarm Sounded. Went To Look At vehicle And Saw Fire Under The Hood On The Driver’s Side. Pictures Posted At Http://plaza.ufl.edu/bethie21/. The Cruise Control Failed Before The Fire, And The Brake Lights Had Gone Out. The Cruise Control Failed Before Christmas. The Brake Lights Went Out In Early January. The vehicle Would Not Come Out Of Park. We Replaced The Fuse And It Blew Again. We Replaced It 3 Times And It Stopped Blowing. The vehicle Was Insured By State Farm Policy Number 8922531-59 4.*ak *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MERRITT ISLAND, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 07, 2005

While The vehicle Was Parked, A Fire Started Under The Hood. The vehicle Was Totaled. The Cause Was Not Determined. Please Provide More Information. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 93000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRYAN, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Oct 20, 2004

While vehicle Was Parked A Fire Started Under The Hood. The Fire Was Put Out. The Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. *ak The vehicle Was Off For 2-3 Hours Before The Fire Started.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 149000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BLACKSTOCK, SC. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: PULLIAM MOTOR COMPANY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 803-254-4070 . DEALER’S CITY: COLUMBIA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29202 .

Jan 26, 2005

While Parked, The vehicle Caught On Fire. The Fire Department Stated That The Fire Started In The Wiring Of The Cruise Control. *ak *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 142000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 26, 2004

Cruise Control Switch Burnt. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WINTER HAVEN, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 31, 2003

While The Truck Was Parked In A Parking Lot It Caught On Fire Without Warning. There Were No Injuries Reported. The Driver Called The Fire Department To Extinguish The Fire. The vehicle Was Towed, And Declared Totaled By The Insurance Company. *ak *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 158 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W7VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHULUOTA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 21, 2005

While The vehicle Was Parked, A Fire Started Under The Hood. The vehicle Was Totaled. The Dealership Is Aware Of The Problem. *jb Other vehicle‘s Were Damaged During The Fire And One Person Was Burned On The Arm While Trying To Contain The Fire With A Fire Extinguisher. The Consumer Request Reimbursement From The Manufacturer For The Damages. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17L0VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BROWNS SUMMIT, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BOB DUNN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 336-275-9761 .

May 08, 1999

05v017000/ford Cruise Control Deactivation Switch. The vehicle Was Parked For Over 9 Hours. The Next Morning There Were Flames Coming From Under The Hood In Front Of The Driver Seat. The Owner Contacted The Fire Department And Had The Fire Extinguished. Owner Also Contacted The ford Manufacturer Who Told The Owner That This vehicle Was Not Included In The Current Recall. Provide Further Details. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W6VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MIAMI, 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:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 08, 2005

While Parked In A Public Parking Lot The vehicle Caught Fire Without Warning. The Consumer States Two Days Prior The Cruise Control Had Malfunctioned And The Dealer Stated That The Part Was Unavailable. Please Provide Additional Information. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUMMERSVILLE, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 14, 2005

Parked vehicle At 7:40 Am And 10 Minutes Later A Witness Saw Smoke And Flames Coming From The vehicle Near The Driver’s Side Wheel Well. No Problems With vehicle Prior To The Fire. Had Not Used The Cruise Control In A Very Long Time. The Turn Signals Would Sometimes Click Very Fast, Indicating A Bulb Was Out, But No Bulbs Were Defective. This Had Been Going On For A Year Or More. A New Engine Was Installed About 1 Year Ago. No After Market Equipment. vehicle Was Insured, But A Claim Was Not Made Due To Minor Damage. Mechanic, Who Repaired vehicle, Indicated That Speed Control Deactivation Switch Caused The Fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 140000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Feb 16, 2005

The Truck Caught On Fire And Burned To The Ground While Parked On The Street. This Occurred 15 Hours After The vehicle Was Serviced By An Independent Repair Facility For A Cruise Control Failure. The Fire Department Extinguished The Fire, But Couldn’t Determined The Cause Of It, Just That The Fire Started In The Engine Compartment. *ak The vehicle Was Not Running And Or Warm When The Fire Occurred. *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WHITE BEAR LAKE, MN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 22, 2005

While vehicle Was Parked For 9 Hours A Fire Started Under A The Hood. vehicle Was Totaled. *ak Updated 2/28/2006 – The Cruise Control Was Not Working At The Time Of The Fire. The Consumer Noticed That It Had Stopped Working On 2-18-05. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 69000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L1VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOLLAND, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20020624. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CARRICKS . DEALER’S CITY: HOLLAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 43528 .

Feb 27, 2005

Nhtsa Recall Campaign 05v0170000 Concerning Cruise Control. vehicle Was Parked In The Garage For Some 8 Hours When The Smoke Detector Went Off. Consumers Immediately Exited The Home, And The Fire Department Responded. The Home And Two vehicle Were Destroyed In The Fire. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OLD HICKORY, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 03, 2004

vehicle Was Parked In Front. Ten Minutes Later,the Truck Caught On Fire. Driver Called The Fire Department To Extinguish The Fire. vehicle Was Towed By The Insurance Company. The Insurance Adjuster Informed The Driver That The Cruise Control Switch Started The Fire Inside Of The Truck. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0865VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WILLISTON PARK, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. 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.

Jan 11, 2005

vehicle Was Parked In The Garage, Consumer Came Out To Get Into The vehicle, And Saw Smoke, And Fire Coming From Under The Hood. Consumer Contacted The Dealer. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1869VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PALMER, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 01, 2005

vehicle Was Parked For Over An Hour And A Neighbor Bought The Fire To Consumer’s Attention. Fire Was Coming From Under The Hood On Drivers Side. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1768VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT WAYNE, IN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 28, 2005

After Sitting Unused For 2 Days, The Cruise Controll Switch Caught On Fire. It Was Put Out Quickly After Disconnecting The Battery And Putting Soda On The Switch. I Had The Truck Towed To A ford Dealer Who Said It Was Not Listed On The Recall, And I Would Have To Pay. I Decided To Take It To My Normal Repair Shop For Correction. It Was Corrected With A New Switch. I Belive I Should Be Reimbursed For Entire Cost.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 75580 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF0729VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GARLAND, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19971014. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 19, 2005

vehicle Was Parked For 2 Days. The Horn Started Blowing, And Consumer’s Wife Looked Out The Window And Saw Fire Coming From The Center Of The Hood. Put Water On vehicle From Hose, But Was Not Enough To Stop Fire. Called 911. By The Time The Fire Company Came vehicle Was Consumed By Fire. Also, The House Almost Caught On Fire. Cruise Control Quit Working About 1 Or 2 Months Before The Fire. There Were No Other Problems. Checked The Fuses, And They Were Fine. One Evening, Before The Fire Would Not Come Out Of Park. Found The Brake Light Switch At The Pedal Was Defective. Replaced That Switch. Then, Found A Brake Light Bulb Out. Replaced That Bulb, And vehicle Came Out Of Park. About A Week Later The Right Turn Signal Blinked Real Fast, Again The Bulb Was Replaced. This Trouble With The Turn Signal Was Intermittent. Rear Glass Leaked, And Door Panels Were Cracked On Both Sides. Geico Insurance Sent An Adjuster To Take Pictures. Owner Felt Cruise Control Caused The Fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 126000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAYCROSS, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Apr 02, 2005

1997 ford f-150 Was Parked In Garage And Caught On Fire In The Engine Compartment At The Master Cylinder. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX07W7VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CONWAY, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040828. 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.

Sept 09, 2004

vehicle Was Parked In The Owner’s Driveway Along With 2 Other vehicles Which Were Burned Along With The f-150 Which Was Engulfed By Fire. vehicle Was Parked For Over 5 Hours Before The Sheriff Department Was Notified Of The Fire. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 68000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17W1VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SWEET HOME, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 21, 2003

The vehicle Was Parked For About A Hour When It Caught On Fire. The Consumer Extinguished The Fire With Water Hose. *ak The Fire Started At The Master Cylinder Which Was Replaced. A Couple Of Weeks Later The Cruise Control Stop Working. *sc *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W9VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROBERTSDALE, AL. Accident was reported to Police. 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.

Apr 18, 2005

I Purchased A 1997 F150 On Friday April 22, 2005. Truck Was Seemingly In Excellent Condition. I Drove The F150 Truck To Work Around 40 Miles On Tuesday April 26, 2005, Parked And Went Inside. About 2 Hourrs Later I Saw Smoke From The Engine Compartment. We Opened The Hood, And Found That A Fire Had Erupted On/near The Brake System/brake Booster. We Put Out The Fire Within About 1 Minute From Seeing The Smoke. The Damage Was Contained To The Driver?s Side Engine Compartment, Including; Brake Fluid Reservoir/booster, Power Distribution Box/fuse Box, Wiring Along Firewall, Hood And Paint, Windshield, Wiper Motor/wiper, Vent Between Hood And Windshield, Dash, Inner Driver?s Side Fender. Insurance Company Was Notified, Outcome Pending.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 26, 2005

Pick Up Truck Caught On Fire. The Consumer Believed It Was Due To Electrical Problems. The Fire Started In Engine Near The Steering Column. The Consumer Then Stated It May Have Been Due To Due A Cruise To Control Switch.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STILLWATER, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19980725. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FREEMAN TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: IRVING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Apr 30, 2005

Dt: The Consumer Owns A 97 ford F150 And The Cruise Control Switch Caught Fire And Burned The Master Cylinder And Wiring Harness At The Switch. Also It Blew A Fuse In The Circuit That Kept It From Burning Further. When The Consumer Went To Start The vehicle, It Would Not Shift Out Of Park Because The Abs Circuit Was Disabled. The Consumer Bought Materials To Repair The Damage. After Which ford Had Recalled Later Model Pick Ups. The Consumer Feels This Is A Wide Spread Problem And Other Years Were Affected Also. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WOODRIDGE, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19971115. 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.

June 04, 2004

Abs Light Came On As We Were Pulling Up To Our Back Garage Door. We Opened The Hood Of The Truck To Check The Brake Fluid Level. That Area Of The Engine Was On Fire! We Were Able To Quickly Put Out The Fire. We Had The vehicle Towed To The Repair Shop. They Replaced All The Parts That Were Burnt (unfortunately We Did Not Think To Keep The Old Parts). As A Side Note, The Technician Working On The vehicle Mentioned That ford Has A Recall Out For 2000 And Newer vehicles For The Cruise Control Switch – Which They Have Determined Is The Cause Of Fires In These Models. He Said The Cause Of The Fire In Our vehicle Was The Cruise Control Switch, The Very Same Part That ford Has The Recall For. The Cruise Control Switch The Repair Shop Used To Replace The Burnt Up One Was Obtained From ford And Is The Very Same Part They Are Using In Their Recall. Unfortunately, Our vehicle Is A 1997 ford F150 And Therefore Does Not Falling Within The Recall.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, MN. Vehicle was purchased on 20050402. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 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.

Apr 25, 2005

Dt: Consumer Parked Truck Wednesday Night, When He Got Back Into Truck The Next Morning It Would Start Once But Not Move Out Of Gear. It Would Not Come Out Of Park. The Engine Was Barely Running And Missing. There Was A Smell Of Smoke. Turned Engine Off Due To The Odd Smell. Inspected Under Hood. There Had Been A Fire That Evidently Burned Out Itself. Cruise Control Quit Earlier. The Truck Could Not Be Driven Due To This Problem. Afraid To Move Or Attempt To Repair Anything For Fear It May Catch On Fire Again. Consumer Called ford, No Recall On That Particular Model, But They Were Having A Problem With Those vehicles, But Will Not Do Anything Until There Was A Recall. The Most Fire Damage Was Seen On The Master Cylinder, Suspected That The Brake Fluid May Have Had A Hand In The Fire Along With The Sensor. Was Missing Brake Fluid Upon Inspection. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 116700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RUSSELLVILLE, AL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20010411. 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. DEALER’S NAME: LONG LEWIS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 256-386-7800 . DEALER’S CITY: MUSCLE SHOALS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 35661 .

May 19, 2005

Dt: The Contact Owns A 1997 ford F150. The vehicle Caught On Fire From The Speed Control Deactivation Switch. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX08L5VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MISSOURI CITY, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20041201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE PARTY .

May 28, 2005

Dt: Cruise Control Has Been Disconnected Because It Quit Working, And Because Of Its Potential To Start Fire. Cruise Was Working Fine When I Consumer Bought The Truck. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W4VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BUFFALO, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20001006. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PETERKAY .

Feb 01, 2005

Dt: Cruise Control Caught 0n Fire. Had Reported To ford Before This Came Out Bought Another Cruise Control, But Then Had Disconnectedit. vehicle Overheated And Burnt The Brake Fluid, But Was In Time To Put Out The Fire.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17L3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROGERS, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. 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: DIESEL. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: LEWIS FORD .

Nov 01, 2004

Dt: Truck Was Parked And Engine Was Not Running, Consumer Drove About A Half Hour Before He Discovered vehicle Was On Fire. Flames Were Coming From Driver’s Side Under Hood Near Cab Of Truck. Flames Were Extinguished By 4 Witnesses With A Fire Distinguisher. Fire Department Was Not Called. Mechanic On Site Opened Hood And Suspected The Fire Began Near The Master Cylinder. No Repairs Were Made Since This Occurred. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L1VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN RAFAEL, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970103. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: S AND C FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 415-431-8100 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN FRANSISCO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94114 .

June 20, 2005

The vehicle Parked For 5 Hours, Observed Flames On Driver’s Side Of Hood, It Was Completely Engulfed. The Cruise Control Quit Working One Year Prior. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 127000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF18W1VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AMHERST, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2005

Dt: The Cruise Control Switch Burned The Wiring Harness And The Wire Was Burned In Two. The Connector That Comes Into Switch Was Burnt And The Brake Fluid Was Leaking Out Of The Switch. The vehicle Had Been Sitting For About A Day Before It Burned. Owner Never Smelled Any Smoke Or Saw Any Flames. The Switch Just Melted. There Were No Other Major Concerns With vehicle, It Is Regularly Serviced. After The Switch Was Burned Owner Replaced The Switch And Connector With Another One Bought At A Local Auto Store. The Owner Has Not Yet Reported To ford.*ak

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF086XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GADSDEN, AL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: POLLOCK MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: GADSDEN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 35901 .

Nov 05, 2004

Dt: Consumer States When She Went To Get Into The vehicle There Was Smoke Coming From Under The Hood. When Shelifted The Hood, It Was Discovered The Smoke Was Coming From The Cruise Control Sensor And Unhooked It. At That Point The vehicle Stopped Smoking. The vehicle Had Been In The Driveway For Approximately 45 Minutes. The Dealership Told Them It Wasn’t Under Recall Although There Have Been Reports Of The Same Problem. The vehicle Hadn’t Caught On Fire.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L7VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MADERA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20010515. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MADERA FORD MERCURY . DEALER’S CITY: MADERA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

June 30, 2005

Dt: The Cruise Control Switch Was Burning. The Consumer Could Smell Smoke While Walking Past The vehicle. The Consumer Was Able To Stop The Smoke Before The Switch Actually Caught On Fire By Disconnected The Wire Leading To The Switch.*ak *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TAMPA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. 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. DEALER’S NAME: BILL CURRAY FORD .

Oct 21, 2004

On July 11,2005 Jason Went To Work And Parked His 1997 ford f-150 Pickup In The Parking Lot Of His Job Rolled Up All The Windows And Locked The Doors And Took The Key.at Apromently 9.00am He Went Out For His Break To Find The Fire Department At His Truck Its A Total Loss.the Only Thing Left Is The Cab Of The Truck.

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W6VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GRAFTON, NH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19991214. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: SHAKER VALLEY .

July 11, 2005

vehicle Fire Involving The Speed Control Disconnect Switch ((cruise Control Defect)) On This 1997 ford F150. Limitted Burn In Engine Compartment. vehicle Is In Very Good Condition, And This Fire Pattern/evidence Is A Prime Example Of The Failure Of This vehicle Component. Salvage Is Presently Preserved For Inspection.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1863VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MECHANICSBURG, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 08, 2005

Parked The vehicle About 1:15 At About 1:43 The vehicle Was Reported On Fire. Prior To The Fire A Fuse Had Blown Multiple Times That Prevented Getting Out Of Park. After First Fuse Change It Lasted A Couple Of Weeks Then It Blew Again. The Fuses That Were Used Were The Proper Size. The Owner Called ford To Figure Out Why Could Not Get Out Of Park. The Cruise Control Was Not Used Often. The vehicle Was Insured By State Farm And Was Investigated. Owner Has Post Fire Pictures And Will Send.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08WXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in INDEPENDENCE, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Nov 12, 2004

1997 ford F150 Caught On Fire Underneath The Hood Near The Cruise Control Mechanism.*mr When The Consumer Contacted The Manufacturer About Faulty Cruise Control Switches, He Was Told His vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L7VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAND SPRINGS, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 2004

Dt: 1997 ford F150 Caught On Fire With The Engine Off And Parked In The Driveway. A Neighbor Alerted The Consumer That There Was A Fire At About 2:45 Am. The Neighbor Said That There Was A Sound Like A Shotgun Blast. The Fire Was Coming From The Driver’s Side Wheel Well. The Fire Department Came Because The Fire Spread To The Consumer’s House And The Neighbor’s House. The vehicle Was A Totaled. It Burned All The Way Back To The Tool Box. There Was Excessive Damage. Fire Department Suggested It May Have Been The Cruise Control Switch. The Consumer Sustained Smoke Inhalation, And Went To The Hospital. The Consumer E-mailed ford And Asked For Someone To Contact Him, And No One Did. There Was An Ongoing Insurance Claim. There Was Massive Property Damage As A Result Of The Fire. *ak *sc

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. 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. DEALER’S NAME: RISER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 501-525-0800 . DEALER’S CITY: HOT SPRINGS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 71913 .

June 14, 2005

Dt: Contact Stated The Cruise Control On His 1997 ford F150 Went Out. Then The Brake Lights Failed. When The Consumer Took It To The Dealer To Get The Brake Lights Fixed There Was Smoke Coming From Under The Hood. It Was Smoking Where The Cruise Control Switch Was. This Happened On 9-17-04. He Disconnected The Switch. He Bought A New Switch And Installed It, And Never Had Any More Trouble. He Wanted To File A Complaint So Nhtsa Would Be Aware That The 1997 ford -f150 Had A Bad Cruise Control Switch . He Was Not Aware Of Any Problems Until He Had Heard It On The News That The 2000 Year Models Had A Defective Cruise Control Switch. *ak *jb Updated 03/29/06

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1866VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW SALEM, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990128. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MATAWAY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BROWNSVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 15417 .

Sept 17, 2004

Dt: The Caller Parked The vehicle And One And A Half Hours Later It Burst Into Flames. The Caller Thought A Report Was Filed By The Fire Department. The Dealer Said That The Caller Had Insurance And Not To Worry About It. The Manufacturer Urged The Caller To Contact The Dealer If He Wanted To Know What Was Being Done. The Fire Damage Was Done To The Driveway, And A Tree Was Destroyed. *ak *sc

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1864VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BELMONT, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20011130. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: DUTLER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: GRAND RAPIDS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI.

Aug 03, 2005

Nhtsa: This Is In Relation To An Under Hood Fire In A 1997 ford F150 Pertaining To The Speed Control Deactivation Switch, Brake Pressure Switch. On July 23, 2005 A Neighbor Came Banging On My Door Yelling Your Truck Is On Fire. There Was A Fire Coming Out From Under The Hood Where The Brake Master Cylinder Is Located. The Truck Was Parked In My Drive Under My Carport And Had Been Idle For Approximately 2.5 Hours. I Ran To Get My Fire Extinguisher And Attempted To Extinguish The Fire. My Neighbor Called The Fire Department And Then Came Out With Another Fire Extinguisher. Another Neighbor Grabbed His Extinguisher And Gave It To Me And That Also Failed. I Grabbed My Hose To Try To Minimize The Fire Until The Fire Department Arrived. I Only Had On Shorts (no Shoes). I Received Several Burns On The Bottom Of My Feet The Hole That Was Melted In The Hood Of The Truck Clearly Shows Where The Fire Was Located. The Day Before That I Had Went To A Mechanic To Have My A/c Looked At. The Mechanic Pointed Out That Brake Fluid Was Leaking Onto The Speed Control Deactivation Switch. On A ford Recall Web Site It Says The Following Signs Could Indicate That You Have A Problem With Your Cruise-control Switch: Cruise Control Is Not Working Properly (mine Recently Stopped Working); Brake Fluid Leaking Around The Switch (exactly What The Mechanic Pointed Out); Fuses Are Blown Near The Switch, (that Morning The Truck Would Not Go Into Gear And A Mobile Mechanic Came Out And He Replaced The Brake Pressure Switch Fuse). Everything Points To This Problem With The Speed Control Deactivation Switch Recall Problem ford Is Having. I Contacted ford To See If They Wanted To Investigate The Situation And They Said No And Showed Little To No Concern. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1726VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAVANNA, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19990110. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 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: EUFALA FORD .

July 23, 2005

1.well First The Cruise Control On My 97 ford F150 Went Out. Then My Brake Lights Went Out Too. Replacecd Brake Lights ,then Fuse Went Out In Interior Fuse Box So, Truck Would Not Go Into Gear. Replaced Fuse Then It Blew It Again. Replaced Again Truck Could Now Shift Into Gear. I Went Home Parked Truck The Truck In Drive Way And Did Not Move It For The Truck For The Rest Of The Day. Was Waken Up About 3 In The Morning By Cops Telling Me My Truck Was On Fire. The Truck Ended Up Burnt Everywhere But The Bed Total Loss Pretty Much Un Drivable. Burned A 95 Caravan And Part Of A 2002 ford Excursion. I Know Have I vehicle To Move My Kids That Are In School And Myself And My Wife Which Also Now Has Some Serious Nerve Damage She Has Nightmares Of Other vehicle Burning And Can Hardly Sleep. Tried Contacting ford But C.s. Department Puts Me On Hold All Day. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GARLAND, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. 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: LEADERSHIP FORD . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

July 15, 2005

Dt: 1997 ford F150. The Consumer States On August 10, 2005 H vehicle Caught On Fire. The vehicle Had Been Sitting For Approximately 7 Hours Before This Occurred. The vehicle Did Not Have Any Problems Prior To Fire. The Fire Department Was Called And They Filed A Report. ford Has Been Notified. The vehicle Has Not Yet Been Inspected To See Why This Occurred. The Consumer Suspected It Started Under The Hood On The Driver’s Side. It Was The Cruise Control Switch. The vehicle Was Totaled. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 173000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1823VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NORMAN, OK. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Aug 10, 2005

Dt: There Is A Recall For The vehicle Speed Control For The 2000 ford F150, Stating It Can Lead To Fires. vehicle Was Parked In A Parking Lot And The Ignition Was Off. Went Out To The vehicle And There Was A Burning Smell. Some Wiring Melted. Contacted ford, They Said The Recall Was For 2000 Models. The Consumer Had vehicle Repaired, They Replaced The Speed Control Deactivation Switch. This Happened On June 23, 2005. The Consumer Did Not Have Any Pictures Of The vehicle, But Did Have The Invoice From Where The vehicle Was Repaired. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1825VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NASHUA, NH. Vehicle was purchased on 19980829. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE OWNER .

June 23, 2005

While Watching Cnn News August 16 2005, A Report Was On What Should Have Been A Recall Of ford vehicles That Have A Faulty Cruise Control Switch. I Was Parked And Had Been Sitting For Approximately Thirty Minutes When I Noticed Smoke Coming From Under The Hood. At That Point, I Opened The Hood And Saw Where The Smoke Was Coming From, Then Grabbed The Wiring Way Above The Heat Source And Started Pulling The Wires Until They Broke Loose. The Wiring Was Attached To A Switch At The End Of My Brake Cylinder, It Was The Cruise Control For The vehicle. The vehicle Would Not Crank And I Could Not Remove It From Park, I Had To Call For Help. A Day Or So Later, I Saw A Report On Cnn News About The Problem For This Switch And ford Was Not Doing Anything About It. It Would Have Been Good ,if ford Would Have Notified Me Of This Problem. I Had Driven My Mom To Visit Someone In A Nursing Home, Otherwise My Truck Would Have Been On My Carport. Is There More Hidden Problems That ford Is Hiding That Could, Or Would, Have Destroyed My House By Fire If I Had Not Been In The vehicle At The Time? Is It Safe To Park In My Garage Now? I Asked Cherokee ford In Wookstock, Georgia If They Knew Of A Recall On This Since It Was On The News, And They Said Some vehicles Were, But Not Mine, And To Keep Watching The News And If, (big Word)ford Did Have A Recall, Come Back And They Could Reimburse For The Part Only, Since My Repairs Were Complete.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 118000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1767VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BALL GROUND, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961231. Vehicle was not 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: MOUNTIAN VALLEY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: ? . DEALER’S CITY: BLUE RIDGE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: ? .

Apr 07, 2005

Dt: Consumer Owns A 1997 ford F150. vehicle Caught On Fire. The Consumer Drove The vehicle The Previous Day Approximately 5 Hours And Parked In The Driveway. Yesterday, August 16, 2005, Around 8:30 Pm The Consumer Heard A Noise . He Looked Outside To See The vehicle On Fire. The Fire Was In The Front Of The vehicle, Underneath The Hood. There Were No Indications That There Was A Problem With The vehicle. There Was No Other Damage Reported. The Consumer Assumed The Fire Was Caused By The Cruise Control Switch. He Believed It Was An Electrical Fire Because He Did Not Smell Any Type Of Gasoline Odor. A Police Report Was Taken. The Consumer Was Going To Take Photographs Of The vehicle. *ak *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX07W9VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SWEET HOME, AR. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. 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. DEALER’S NAME: GEORGE BROWN MOTORS .

Aug 16, 2005

Dt: The Consumer Stated That The 1997 ford F 150 Caught On Fire And Burnt Completely. The Owner Parked The Truck At 6 Pm In The Garage And At 9 Pm Heard The Horn. The Owner Then Went To The Garage To Check On The Truck And Found The Truck Burning. The Fire Was Coming From The Driver’s Side Under The Hood. The Owner Said The Fire Was From The Cruise Control Switch. Claimed That He Was Just Seconds From Losing His House. The Owner Had Not Seen Anything In The Tv News Or News Papers About The Ongoing Investigations With The Switch. The Owner Had Not Used The Cruise Control That Day Or Did Not Notice Anything Funny About How The Truck Was Driving. A Fire Department Report, And An Insurance Report Were Issued. Pictures Were Taken. The vehicle Has Already Been Moved From The Fire Location. The vehicle Was A Totaled. Loss And There Was Damage To The Owner’s House, Severe Smoke Damage Throughout The House. The Insurance Took Care Of The Smoke Damages. There Were No Injuries. *ak

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 132000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CARROLLTON, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040915. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SCHMIDT AUTO HOUSE . DEALER’S CITY: ST CHARLES . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MO.

Aug 02, 2005

Dt: 1997 F150 ford Super Cab Pickup Truck. The Cruise Switch Caught The Brake Reservoir On Fire And In Turn, The Consumer Did Not Have Any Brakes. The Consumer Opened The Hood And Threw An Old Towel Over The Fire And Smothered The Flames. Had The Road Service Tow It To The Place Where Normally The Service Was Done On The Truck, And They Said They Could Not Fix The Problem Because This Was A ford Problem. Then, It Was Towed To A ford Dealership, And The Dealership Gave Consumer The Manufacturer’s Number, Contacted Manufacturer, And They Said A Customer Representative Would Call Back No Later Than Tuesday, And On Monday Afternoon The Manufacturer Did Call And Informed Consumer That This vehicle Was Not Involved In The Recall Due To Vin. Consequently, They Would Not Do Repairs For Free. Consumer Called The Insurance Company, And They Were Going To Send A Fire Inspector To Investigate The vehicle. The Insurance Company Said That This Was ford‘s Problem Also. Moreover, The Insurance Company Was Going To Send A Claims Adjuster. No Injuries Reported. *ak *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in APOPKA, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970518. 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: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MULLINEX FORD . DEALER’S CITY: MARGATE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Oct 09, 2004

My Son Told Me He Didn’t Have Any Brake Lights On His Truck, A 1997 ford F150. I Thought It Might Be A Fuse Since He Said That He Replaced The Bulbs. When I Replaced The Fuse There Was A Abundance Of Smoke Coming From Underneath The Hood. To Locate The Source Of Smoke With The Hood Open We Replaced The Fuse Again. The Smoke Was Coming From The Cruise Control Module On The Master Cylinder. We Replaced The Part And I Have Kept The Old Part. I Can Supply The Number On The Part Or Send It Anywhere You Like. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAYSVILLE, KS. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Aug 17, 2005

Abs Light Started Flashing 16 Times With Pause Then Repeats. Noticed #13 Fuse Was Blown. Replaced And Looked Up Immediately To Find White Smoke Billowing Out Of Hood. Pulled Out Fuse To Find That It Was Blown (thank Goodness). Heard On Internet Forum That It May Be The Cruise Switch On Master Cylinder. Looked There And Found Switch Partly Melted. Disconnected Switch And Battery, Replaced Fuse And Hooked Up Battery, But Not The Switch. No More Blinking Light, But Now No Cruise Control, Of Course. Still Have Yet To Contact ford About The Failure.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 102000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PORTLAND, OR. Vehicle was purchased on 20040719. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RON TONKIN/DODGE/KIA/TRUCK CENTER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 503-258-5806 . DEALER’S CITY: GLADSTONE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 97207 .

Aug 17, 2005

In Feb./ 05 Cruise Control Quite, Mechanic Couldn’t Find Problem, Aug 15/05 Abs Light Comes On. Thinking Brake Fluid Is Low, I Pop The Hood And Notice Plug On Master Cylinder Is Burned/melted. Car Wont Shift Out Of Park, And No Brake Lights. I Get A New Plug And Harness From Dealer And Replace Blown Fuse. I Still Have No Cruise Light On On Dash But Brakes And Cruise Work. Dealer Said No Recall But Plenty Of Service Bulletins. $15.00 Part

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 94200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20040317. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 17, 2005

Within 1/2 Hour Of Truck Turned Off, Fire Erupted, Caused By The Cruise Control Switch. Luckily I Was Close By And Had A Fire Extinguisher In The Back Of The Truck, I Put Out The Fire Before The Truck Went Totally Up In Flames. *jb Extensive Repairs Were Made To Get The Truck Back Up And Running. I Spent Almost $3,000.00. I Tried To Contact ford Several Times, But Got The Run Around, And They Just Dusted Me, Telling Me It’s Not Their Fault, No Recalls, No Defects. I Tried To Explain That This Same Type Of Fire Happened To My Brother’s Other 3 Trucks, f-150‘s, Just A Week Prior To Mine Igniting. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150155 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HAWTHORNE, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970716. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PLEASANVILLE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 9147691800 . DEALER’S CITY: PLEASANTVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 10570 .

Aug 16, 2004

9-1-05, 8:00 Am, Sherri Adams Parked The 1997 f-150 At L-3 Communications, Greenville Tx. The Truck Remained Parked And Locked All Day. At Approximately 5:20 Pm Security Notified Sherri The Truck Was On Fire. Partial Fire Depart Report Below. 9-6-05 Insurance Fire Investigator Determined The Cruise Control Switch Was Cause Of Fire. 9-7-05 Insurance Adjuster Determined The Truck Was A Total Loss. 9-8-05 Adams Contacted ford To Report Incident. To Date, Have Not Been Contacted By ford. Fire Depart Incident Report: Date: 09-01-05 Incident: 05-09-001 Description Of Incident: On Thursday, 09-01-05, At 1709 Hours, Security Notified Fire Control Of A vehicle Fire In The Parking Lot For Building 180. Fire Control Responded With Firefighter Hopson In #7 Followed By Lt. Turner In #8. The vehicle Was Located In The Parking Lot South Of Building 180 Next To The Fence At Mccullough Blvd., Just East Of The Intersection Of Ave. D. Security Was In Place And Assisted. Upon Arrival At The Scene There Was Heavy Smoke And Flames Coming From The Hood And Windshield Area Of A 1997 ford f-150 Xlt Pick-up (tx License # 56y Yhi), Belonging To Tim And Sherri Adams. Neither Of The Owners Were Present Or Located Before Fire Control Cleared The Scene. The vehicle Was Locked And The Left Side Glass Was Shattered To Gain Access. Fire Was Present In The Hood Compartment And Under The Dash On The Left Side. The Handline Of #7 Was Used To Knock Down The Fire And Then To Cool Down The Area. The vehicle Suffered Heavy Damage In Both Areas. There Was A vehicle Parked East Of The Truck Within 3 Feet But It Sustained No Damage. Persons Unknown Notified Greenville Fire Department, Which Responded With An Engine Company. The Fire Was Out By The Time They Arrived And No Assistance Was Required. Fire Control Remained In The Area For Cool Down, Until 1740 Hours. Approximately 70

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